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Originally Posted by CrossBow
While I have never played with a SL-C1000, I can tell you that surfing the web on my SL-C700 was much worse than on the 770. Those that complain about memory issues on the 770 should try a SL-C7x0 for a while. Relatively speaking, the 770 is a pleasure to use.
I think you make a lot of good points, but this one isn't really accurate. The particular Zaurus you own (C700) only has 32MB RAM. Every other model in the line (C750, C760, C780, C1000, C3000, C3100) has 64MB RAM. The reason your Zaurus runs out of memory is because it's kind of the lemon of the bunch (sorry).

I recently launched 6 different apps while browsing on my C760. The unit was still very responsive and my memory monitor stayed in the green throughout my browsing session. I have never actually experienced any kind of memory error on my Zaurus.

So, saying memory is a worse problem on a "SL-C7x0" than the Nokia 770 isn't really accurate. It IS a big problem on the SL-C700 in particular, though that unit hasn't been sold for many years.
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OK. I stand corrected. That was from memory. Yes, the 32M was a big limiting factor, and having twice that should allieviate much of the problems the SL-C700 had.

Don't worry about the "lemon" statement. I sold the Z in February 05.

I still maintain that the Nokia 770 is a much better deal than any Zaurus available New today. (Super deals on eBay excepted). Without Wifi and Bluetooth built-in, the Z is just not competative in the high-end PDA/handheld market.

I know that the SL-6000 has Wifi, so as I am typing this, I tired to find a price for comparison, but I cannot even find anyone selling it, so I still maintian that no Zaurus is competative with the 770.
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Originally Posted by CrossBow
I know that the SL-6000 has Wifi, so as I am typing this, I tired to find a price for comparison, but I cannot even find anyone selling it, so I still maintian that no Zaurus is competative with the 770.
Yeah, the 6000 is discontinued. For a price comparison, you would look at the SL-C1000+wifi card:

$381 - http://www.pricejapan.com/PriceJapan_com.htm
or
$406 - http://conics.net/shp/pda/zaurus-sl-c700/index.html

Then you would need to add the WiFi option in the CF slot for another $50 to $100.

The Zaurus ends up being a bit more expensive, but you do get the built-in keyboard and 400mhz processor. The 770 has the nicer screen and form factor. It all depends on your needs.

I really do think the Nokia is an excellent device....and I'm writing this post from mine :-)
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Though the Z was pricey, the keyboard made it very attractive and it was a gorgeus gadget! Built in BT and Wifi would have made it an ideal device...oh well
 
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