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Guys do you remember a while back when I asked if there was any program that
could emulate a mouse feature; kinda like a cursor which follow the pointer;
I don't quite remember the idea I had behind that; but it must have been a
year so.
I remember it was just one person on the message board who see what I was
trying to explain. I am still surprise that no such thing exist yet.

Anyways it seems that someone was listening....I just can't wait for the new
hp pocketpc (the hx4700 ) with the mouse pad or so.
I think that would be an awesome feature. I believe it is a move in the
right direction, although it reminds me of the palms; however I am sure that
hp put it to better use here. I like it when they blow others out of water.
Other put up a great competition (like the e805) but this ought to put a
dent in the competition. It was a good thing have Toshiba close by for
competition else it would have taken longer to achieve this. Now we have to
sit back and learn what they have to offer.

So people here comes mouse for pocket pc, I am sure it will enhance the
feature. Especial in programs which require a lot of mouse movements on the
desktop like Photoshop. Photogenics could use this feature I think. But
we'll see it's a little to early to tell.

Steve

ps. When the time come what would be the best way to trade up? does anyone
know? thanks
 
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I wouldn't get my hopes up for a 1.2" touchpad at the bottom
of the hx4700, it looks too small to be of much use and it
will surely be less accurate than the touchscreen.


~S.




"StvyLife" <cutherestvylife@mindspring.com> wrote in
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> Guys do you remember a while back when I asked if there was any program
> that could emulate a mouse feature; kinda like a cursor which follow the
> pointer; I don't quite remember the idea I had behind that; but it must
> have been a year so.
> I remember it was just one person on the message board who see what I
> was trying to explain. I am still surprise that no such thing exist yet.
>
> Anyways it seems that someone was listening....I just can't wait for the
> new hp pocketpc (the hx4700 ) with the mouse pad or so.
> I think that would be an awesome feature. I believe it is a move in the
> right direction, although it reminds me of the palms; however I am sure
> that hp put it to better use here. I like it when they blow others out
> of water. Other put up a great competition (like the e805) but this
> ought to put a dent in the competition. It was a good thing have Toshiba
> close by for competition else it would have taken longer to achieve
> this. Now we have to sit back and learn what they have to offer.
>
> So people here comes mouse for pocket pc, I am sure it will enhance the
> feature. Especial in programs which require a lot of mouse movements on
> the desktop like Photoshop. Photogenics could use this feature I think.
> But we'll see it's a little to early to tell.
>
> Steve
>
> ps. When the time come what would be the best way to trade up? does
> anyone know? thanks
>
>
>



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ACE!!! a.k.a. ~S.
OS. Osaris / Psion 5mx
iPAQ 5550 / Nokia 6310
HTTP://www.xarane.com
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ACE!!! wrote:

> I wouldn't get my hopes up for a 1.2" touchpad at the bottom
> of the hx4700, it looks too small to be of much use and it
> will surely be less accurate than the touchscreen.
>
>
> ~S.
>
>
>
>
> "StvyLife" <cutherestvylife@mindspring.com> wrote in
> news:pbZMc.16346$Qu5.6474@newsread2.news.pas.earthlink.net:
>
>> Guys do you remember a while back when I asked if there was any program
>> that could emulate a mouse feature; kinda like a cursor which follow the
>> pointer; I don't quite remember the idea I had behind that; but it must
>> have been a year so.
>> I remember it was just one person on the message board who see what I
>> was trying to explain. I am still surprise that no such thing exist yet.
>>
>> Anyways it seems that someone was listening....I just can't wait for the
>> new hp pocketpc (the hx4700 ) with the mouse pad or so.
>> I think that would be an awesome feature. I believe it is a move in the
>> right direction, although it reminds me of the palms; however I am sure
>> that hp put it to better use here. I like it when they blow others out
>> of water. Other put up a great competition (like the e805) but this
>> ought to put a dent in the competition. It was a good thing have Toshiba
>> close by for competition else it would have taken longer to achieve
>> this. Now we have to sit back and learn what they have to offer.
>>
>> So people here comes mouse for pocket pc, I am sure it will enhance the
>> feature. Especial in programs which require a lot of mouse movements on
>> the desktop like Photoshop. Photogenics could use this feature I think.
>> But we'll see it's a little to early to tell.
>>
>> Steve
>>
>> ps. When the time come what would be the best way to trade up? does
>> anyone know? thanks
>>
>>
>>
>
>
>
Let me explain. Lets say you where drawing a circle and stopped.
Under the regular cercumstance it would be hard to pickup from where you
left off. It's hard to pin point the last point you drew. Now with the
mouse pad, I think one might be able to continue from where they left or at
least get close enough with out mistakes....?
 
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Hey it's just an option; you don't have to use it, one could still use the
screen.
But more option is always a good thing...

Stev
"ACE!!!" <ace_rules_bbs@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:Xns9532755071D20FearIsTheMindKiller@207.46.248.16...
> I wouldn't get my hopes up for a 1.2" touchpad at the bottom
> of the hx4700, it looks too small to be of much use and it
> will surely be less accurate than the touchscreen.
>
>
> ~S.
>
>
>
>
> "StvyLife" <cutherestvylife@mindspring.com> wrote in
> news:pbZMc.16346$Qu5.6474@newsread2.news.pas.earthlink.net:
>
> > Guys do you remember a while back when I asked if there was any program
> > that could emulate a mouse feature; kinda like a cursor which follow the
> > pointer; I don't quite remember the idea I had behind that; but it must
> > have been a year so.
> > I remember it was just one person on the message board who see what I
> > was trying to explain. I am still surprise that no such thing exist yet.
> >
> > Anyways it seems that someone was listening....I just can't wait for the
> > new hp pocketpc (the hx4700 ) with the mouse pad or so.
> > I think that would be an awesome feature. I believe it is a move in the
> > right direction, although it reminds me of the palms; however I am sure
> > that hp put it to better use here. I like it when they blow others out
> > of water. Other put up a great competition (like the e805) but this
> > ought to put a dent in the competition. It was a good thing have Toshiba
> > close by for competition else it would have taken longer to achieve
> > this. Now we have to sit back and learn what they have to offer.
> >
> > So people here comes mouse for pocket pc, I am sure it will enhance the
> > feature. Especial in programs which require a lot of mouse movements on
> > the desktop like Photoshop. Photogenics could use this feature I think.
> > But we'll see it's a little to early to tell.
> >
> > Steve
> >
> > ps. When the time come what would be the best way to trade up? does
> > anyone know? thanks
> >
> >
> >
>
>
>
> --
> ======================
> ACE!!! a.k.a. ~S.
> OS. Osaris / Psion 5mx
> iPAQ 5550 / Nokia 6310
> HTTP://www.xarane.com
> ======================
 
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I really don't think the new hx4700 will natively display any kind
of pointer cursor on screen. the display area is just too small to
have something moveable obscure part of it while working in a program.
And if they did decide to give it mouse-like functionality, they
would do better to utilize the touchscreen instead of the touchpad
because it is bigger.
I think it to be more likely that the touchpad is meant for writing
instead of being used to steer a pointer across the screen.


~S.






StvyLife <Stvylife@mindspring.com> wrote in
news:E2lNc.17675$Qu5.9681@newsread2.news.pas.earthlink.net:

> Let me explain. Lets say you where drawing a circle and stopped.
> Under the regular cercumstance it would be hard to pickup from where you
> left off. It's hard to pin point the last point you drew. Now with the
> mouse pad, I think one might be able to continue from where they left or
> at least get close enough with out mistakes....?
>




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======================
ACE!!! a.k.a. ~S.
OS. Osaris / Psion 5mx
iPAQ 5550 / Nokia 6310
HTTP://www.xarane.com
======================
 
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Just another piece of plastic membrane to wear out quicker than
the casing on the device. ;)


~S.





"StvyLife" <cutherestvylife@mindspring.com> wrote in
news:wilNc.17686$Qu5.740@newsread2.news.pas.earthlink.net:

> Hey it's just an option; you don't have to use it, one could still use
> the screen.
> But more option is always a good thing...




--
======================
ACE!!! a.k.a. ~S.
OS. Osaris / Psion 5mx
iPAQ 5550 / Nokia 6310
HTTP://www.xarane.com
======================
 
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"StvyLife" <cutherestvylife@mindspring.com> wrote in message
news:pbZMc.16346$Qu5.6474@newsread2.news.pas.earthlink.net...
> So people here comes mouse for pocket pc, I am sure it will enhance the
> feature. Especial in programs which require a lot of mouse movements on
the
> desktop like Photoshop. Photogenics could use this feature I think. But
> we'll see it's a little to early to tell.

Think Outside is working on a real mouse for Pocket PC. Actually the
implementation of a HID driver, tied to their driver for the Bluetooth
keyboard. I've used a beta version and it is really nice. In my case I had
the driver and connected my Bluetake Bluetooth mouse to my iPAQ h4150. Check
http://www.geekzone.co.nz/content.asp?contentid=2908

--
Mauricio Freitas, Microsoft MVP Mobile Devices
Bluetooth guides: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/content.asp?contentid=449
Performance Centre (Pocket PC reviews):
http://www.geekzone.co.nz/content.asp?ContentId=2028
Handango discount: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/handango_code.asp
 
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okay hehe.

"ACE!!!" <ace_rules_bbs@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:Xns95343A045A2FearIsTheMindKiller@207.46.248.16...
> I really don't think the new hx4700 will natively display any kind
> of pointer cursor on screen. the display area is just too small to
> have something moveable obscure part of it while working in a program.
> And if they did decide to give it mouse-like functionality, they
> would do better to utilize the touchscreen instead of the touchpad
> because it is bigger.
> I think it to be more likely that the touchpad is meant for writing
> instead of being used to steer a pointer across the screen.
>
>
> ~S.
>
>
>
>
>
>
> StvyLife <Stvylife@mindspring.com> wrote in
> news:E2lNc.17675$Qu5.9681@newsread2.news.pas.earthlink.net:
>
> > Let me explain. Lets say you where drawing a circle and stopped.
> > Under the regular cercumstance it would be hard to pickup from where you
> > left off. It's hard to pin point the last point you drew. Now with the
> > mouse pad, I think one might be able to continue from where they left or
> > at least get close enough with out mistakes....?
> >
>
>
>
>
> --
> ======================
> ACE!!! a.k.a. ~S.
> OS. Osaris / Psion 5mx
> iPAQ 5550 / Nokia 6310
> HTTP://www.xarane.com
> ======================
 
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Well what do you know. I was wrong; Look here:
http://hpshopping.speedera.net/www.shopping.hp.com/shopping/data_sheet/fa3
04a.html

(mind word wrap)

It appears there is in fact a mouse-like cursor on screen that
is driven by the touchpad on this model.


~S.





"StvyLife" <cutherestvylife@mindspring.com> wrote in news:zFaOc.2200
$9Y6.1433@newsread1.news.pas.earthlink.net:

> okay hehe.
>



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======================
ACE!!! a.k.a. ~S.
OS. Osaris / Psion 5mx
iPAQ 5550 / Nokia 6310
HTTP://www.xarane.com
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well may be...

"ACE!!!" <ace_rules_bbs@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Just another piece of plastic membrane to wear out quicker than
> the casing on the device. ;)
>
>
> ~S.
>
>
>
>
>
> "StvyLife" <cutherestvylife@mindspring.com> wrote in
> news:wilNc.17686$Qu5.740@newsread2.news.pas.earthlink.net:
>
> > Hey it's just an option; you don't have to use it, one could still use
> > the screen.
> > But more option is always a good thing...
>
>
>
>
> --
> ======================
> ACE!!! a.k.a. ~S.
> OS. Osaris / Psion 5mx
> iPAQ 5550 / Nokia 6310
> HTTP://www.xarane.com
> ======================
 

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