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Hands on with the new Dana Wireless PDF Print E-mail
Written by Admin PalmX.Org   
Nov 29, 2003 at 09:45 PM

The updated info on the meet.
Date: Saturday, 29 November 2003
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Venue: Long Black, SS2 (two shops before Coffee Bean)

Some of you had seen the Alphasmart Dana when Chet and I demo'ed it a few BTMs ago. Now Alphasmart has introduces a similar device but now with Wi-Fi capability built in. Read the features and spec here.

Chet would be getting a second unit of the Dana Wireless and plan to organise a session at Long Black SS2 for anyone interested to try the DW for themselves.

This will be on either a Saturday or Sunday afternoon (22nd or 23rd Novenber 2003). Reason for having it at Long Black SS2 is because of the free WiFi* so you can check out the DW's wireless capabilities there.

Please email or chet to indicate your interest.

There are also plans to bring in a few units of the Dana Wireless so if you're interested in the device, this will be a good opportunity to try it out for yourself. What other PDA or laptop gives you such an opportunity?

Here's Chet's view on the Dana Wirwless (DW)

The Dana Wireless comes with a Dana Internet Solutions Pack which includes a widescreen browser called DanaWeb, a widescreen email client and a chat client called VeriChat.

DanaWeb sucks. It's really slow, and I thought that was how browsing would be on the Dana Wireless. Then, I tried EudoraWeb (good thing I had a copy of it in the Dana) and boy, is it blazing fast! The only thing is EudoraWeb is not widescreen so it sits in the middle of the Dana screen in the standard 160x160 resolution.

I don't have the email client installed on my DW.

VeriChat is my favourite. With this one chat programme, you can log on to whichever messenger service you have an account with, and chat with your friends online.

DanaWeb browser:

Email screen:

VeriChat screen:

There's even something called WiStat which is a dashboard that provides key information about wireless configuration:

Sorry if I'm gushing, but this really is my ideal gadget, even tho the screen is monochrome.


*For paying customers, so you need to buy at least a drink while there (there's a set comprising coffee and tea with cake or pastry for RM9/-.)

Last Updated ( Oct 30, 2005 at 11:04 AM )