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Acer N30 GPS Bundle

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27.08.2005

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all in one

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SpeedFast

Robustness & DurabilityGood

Range of Extra FeaturesGood

Instruction manualGood

Manufacturer SupportGood

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Acer N30 PDA GPS bundle N30 PDA GPS bundle. This review is about the GPS although I will talk about the PDA see my other review for PDA. If you haven't heard of it GPS it is a satellite navigation system, which means that you can connect it to the PDA this is a hand held computer device, which then becomes a system that can direct you to anywhere you want to go. It is easily connected using, bluetooth technology connectivity. This device will talk to you telling you when to turn and directing you via an on screen picture visual on the PDA screen. All you do is insert the destination and you're away. It will give you the quickest directions, which will save you time energy and fuel.


The software used with the N30 PDA
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N30 Samsung Processor at 266 MHZ, 64MB SDRAM, 32MB NAND Flash Memory, SD(SDIO)/MMC slot, Bluetooth, 3.5'' transflective TFT, Microsoft Windows Pocket PC 2003 Premium, BT GPS Receiver, 256MB SD Card, Destinator 3 software

The GPS is very good the maps are very easy to see and the voice is clear also and at £269 it is a bargain a hand held PC and a satellite navigation would usually cost on average £400, so you will save your self a lot of money, the only down side is that if the PDA is damaged you wont be able to use the GPS, but that's the price you will have to pay for this bargain!!!

The new Acer N30 is very nice looking and compact, it has Microsoft windows and a processor. I.e. operating system Microsoft® Windows Mobile™ 2003 software for Pocket PC Premium Edition with Outlook® 2002


Specifications
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Processor Samsung S3C2410 application processor at 266 MHz

System Memory 64 MB of SDRAM for user applications and storage

Flash ROM 32 MB of flash memory for operating system and embedded applications

Display LCD 3.5'' high-brightness transflective TFT LCD (65,536 colours) with 240 x 320 (QVGA) resolution

Dimensions 118mm x 71mm x 13mm

Weight 130 g

Expansion SD/MMC expansion slot with SDIO feature; USB host 1.1

Audio Built-in microphone and speaker; 2.5 mm stereo earphone jack

Special keys and buttons Four quick-launch application buttons: Today, Calendar, Contacts, and Inbox; Scroll wheel; Hard reset switch;: Soft reset button; Power button

LED Two LEDs: Red/Green LED - Alarm, battery charging; Blue LED - Bluetooth™

Battery Rechargeable 1000 mAH Li-ion battery; 8-hour battery life when back light is inactive; 2.5 hours to fully charge

Proprietary 26-pin connector USB host, USB client; Serial; DC power in

ActiveSync® via USB sync cable or cradle

Wireless IrDA and Bluetooth™ 1.1

Handheld software (pre-loaded) Microsoft® Pocket Outlook® - Organise personal information like calendar, contacts, tasks, notes and inbox
Pocket Word®- Word processing application compatible with Microsoft® Word
Pocket Excel®-Spreadsheet application compatible with Microsoft® Excel
MSN® Messenger -Real-time chat application
Windows® Media® Player 9.0 for Pocket PC-Playback of multimedia files like MP3, Windows® Media audio, Windows® Media video and streaming video files
Calculator - Easy-to-use calculator with currency exchange feature

Pocket Internet Explorer -Browse through websites and download files and images
Games - Enjoy playing classic Solitaire and Jawbreaker
File Explorer - Manage files in main memory, on a network share, or storage cards
Microsoft® ActiveSync® 3.7.1 - Synchronise PIM data with Microsoft® Pocket Outlook®
Microsoft® Reader 2.0 for Pocket PC* - Read e-books specifically designed for Microsoft® Reader with ClearType® technology

pictures (image viewer) - Thumbnail views; rotate, crop and zoom-in on pictures; slideshow feature
Backup/restore utility - Backup/restore important files onto storage devices
Backlight Control - To conserve battery power
Microphone AGC - Control the quality of voice recordings

Companion CD Adobe® Acrobat® Reader® for Pocket PC* - PDF file viewerPocket TV Enterprise Edition - Playback of MPEG 1 video filesOutlook® 2002Acer n30 Handheld Manual

Accessories USB sync cable; 3-in-one sync cable; AC adapter kit; Leather cover; Car charger; Cradle; SDIO WLAN card; Stylus pack; Earphones

Warranty Two years

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darkangelwing 28.12.2005 22:32

Good review,well done, have a lovely new year (-:

trevorbrock 28.08.2005 18:41

Oh, by the way, I was surprised that you did not use your Acer N50 for this purpose,as it has better specs than the Acer N30 - No I am not a detective, you don't have to be to spot strange reviews

trevorbrock 27.08.2005 17:09

I think you may have loaded up the review on the pda rather than the GPS ! And the PDA info is all just tech specs rather than how you have found the system in use - Trevor

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Manufacturer's product description

Boasting wireless convenience and abundant functionality housed in a slim and sophisticated chassis, the Acer n30 H...

General

MPN CP.N310H.005, CP.N310H.006, CP.N300H.005, CP.N310H.043, CP.N300H.025, CP.N300H.001, CP.N310H.001
Product Type Handheld
Operating System Microsoft Windows Mobile for Pocket PC 2003 Second Edition, Microsoft Windows Mobile for Pocket PC 2003 Premium

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Resolution 240 x 320
Colour Depth 16-bit (64k colours)

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