View Full Version : Sharing a PDA's internet?
01-19-2005, 04:27 PM
I just bought a TG50 on ebay ($68 what can i say?) and i have a few questions... If I have another palmOS5 pda that has bluetooth and is connected through its cradle to the internet, can it share its internet over bluetooth, so its acting like a bluetooth usb key or router?
Can the hardware keys be mapped into emulators (that is, until i get the gamepad..) and how high can my clie overclock (approximately) ? I asked yoyo if I could betatest LJP for him on my clie (SNES, NES, others...) and i hope he will let me XD. One more... is the screen size ok? i admittedly have been used to a Casio E125 with an awsome HAST screen, but you cant see it AT ALL in even a little sun, so i hope the TG50 is better.
Thanks alot for the info
01-19-2005, 10:25 PM
First question: Doubtful. There's a ton of things that would have to work before you could use your other PDA as a gateway. Easiest solution: $30 USB BT adapter. Buy.com just had a Belkin for $28 that I bought about a week ago. From there you can use it(along with your connected PC) to hotsync/surf the net.
Second question: I believe there are programs out there to remap your buttons. Surely someone here has used them before and would give you better direction than I could. As for overclocking - ?? I'm really not even sure why you'd want to exactly. The faster you run it, the more battery drain you should have. Plus, I'm not sure exactly what other benefit you'd get out of it. i know someone will come back and give some good reasons and I look forward to seeing them - I had been wondering this for a while now.
01-20-2005, 09:02 AM
first off all a warm welcome in the PalmOS world! I hope that you enjoy your life with the TG50. I am very sorry if some of the things that I tell you below will dissappoint you, but you know-telling the truth always is best IMHO:
a) I do not know any option of making a bluetooth PDA share its connection.... . I bought my Bluetooth Dongle in a vienniese Computer store for less than 20€ and it always worked well for me-better than a PDA solution IMHO.... .
b) I have never really seen the TG50's screen in use, but its resolution is 320x320-thats 120x320 more pixels than your Casio has. However, not every application supports small fonts-try Fonts4OS5 to display more data on the screen.....
If you have any more questions, feel free to post them here or in my blog!
01-20-2005, 11:27 AM
As a TG-50 owner, I thought I'd share a few thoughts...
1. Don't know about the bluetooth/internet gateway thing. Tried internet usage on the Palm, went "Neato", and never bothered doing again. What's the point? Just use the computer sitting next to the Clie....
2. I think you can overclock it, but I've never tried. 200 MHz runs plenty fast for the stuff I use, but for emulators, I can see the appeal. There is an overclocking utility at http://www.hexview.com/pxaclocker that should work.
3. The screen is great - very bright and crisp. The main drawback - no graffiti or VG area, but you do get a keyboard.
4. Sound - the TG-50 does not use the standard Palm sound API. You need to get MCA2 by CliePet at http://www.aibohack.com/clie/modclieaud.htm
This will allow you to use audio apps for standard Palm (Aeroplayer, PocketTunes, MMPlayer) and emulators/games that use the Palm OS5 API.
Overall, I've been very happy with my TG-50 as long as I expect it to do what it was designed to do....mostly.
01-20-2005, 02:47 PM
I figured that sharing the PDA's connection would be a pain in the butt, but you never know... I'll probobly get the wifi memory stick since my school has wifi all over. The main reason i would use it is online encyclopedia's and streaming music. But with the wifi in i cant use memory stick, so the tradeoff kinda sucks... BTW: I am used to a WINCE pda so i actually chose the TG50 becuase of the keyboard.
One more questions, should I get the clear flip cover? the regular one looks bulky and annoying....
Thanks for all the info!
01-20-2005, 08:44 PM
You might want to research streaming music before you lay down the dough on a wifi MS. There aren't many Clies that will do that......
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