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  1. #61  
    I have received my new Mako and I really love it.
    Everything is working well except that I can't get the Mako to Sync my Outlook 2000 emails from my PC. My agenda and contacts work flawlessly but I have no email on the Mako. I have read posts on other boards that say you have to download a software upgrade off the Symbian site. But no one has listed the exact file and I can't seem to find the right one on Symbian's site.

    Has any anyone else had problems syncing email with Windows 98 and Outlook 2000 with there Mako?
  2. #62  
    Originally posted by Radar
    Everything is working well except that I can't get the Mako to Sync my Outlook 2000 emails from my PC.

    Has any anyone else had problems syncing email with Windows 98 and Outlook 2000 with there Mako?
    Mine did not work at first either. I think the trick is that you must have the email app running the first time you sync with outlook. After having problems, I deleted my email-profile in the Mako and uninstalled/reinstalled the mail sync software. After the first successful sync, it has worked perfectly. The email app on the revo is incredible, it is worth the trouble to get it working.

    I did not need to download anything, the software on the CD works well. I use Outlook 2000 on a Windows 98 machine.
    Here's the London Daily Mirror last week: "On a visit to the British Museum he [President George W Bush] was asked by one of 30 pupils gathered what the White House was like, to which he replied: 'It is white.'... Then he went on to tell the audience the importance of a good education. He said: 'Sometimes boys and girls would rather watch TV than read. When your teachers say read, they are giving you pretty damn good advice.' "
  3. #63  
    Hi Guys,
    I just ordered a Mako from outpost.com yesterday. It came in today! but I was sleeping and didn't answer the door, too bad for me. I'm really excited about it. I had a winCE palmtop before, but didn't like it much. The battery couldnt' last more than 30 minutes literally...I think this palmtop will be great. I'm a high school student, and I'll also be getting a Sony Clie PEG-N710C. I was going to buy a stowaway for my clie, but heck, this is the same price and much better, so I went for it! You guys know sites where I can get GOOD educational apps? I need an english dictionary, spanish-english dictionary, thesaurus, etc stuff...Thanks! I can't wait until tomorrow when I get it! The only thing that would keep me probably from ditching the clie is that it has MP3 capability and the mako is too big to carry around all the time.

    Nelson
    nelson.hsieh
    good artists copy, great artists steal. . .
  4. #64  
    Thanks for the tip Jeff

    After uninstalling and reinstalling my Mako's email app it is working perfectly now. All in all this is a very good and powerful PDA.
  5. #65  
    Originally posted by AzNCoMpUtAnErD
    I was going to buy a stowaway for my clie, but heck, this is the same price and much better, so I went for it! You guys know sites where I can get GOOD educational apps? I need an english dictionary, spanish-english dictionary, thesaurus, etc stuff...Thanks! I can't wait until tomorrow when I get it! The only thing that would keep me probably from ditching the clie is that it has MP3 capability and the mako is too big to carry around all the time.

    Nelson
    To put dictionaries and other reference material on the Mako, get tome raider. It has tons of documents available and is under $25. I have both a really good dictionary and a several good translators for it. There is a free trial for the windows version of tome raider on their site so you can play with it and see which documents you wish to carry. I know of no student suite software for it, but read past posts in this thread and you will be able to locate one through the links no doubt. There is a thesarus built in along with the spell checker software which comes on the install cd.

    You will not be able to type fast enough on the small keyboard to take really good notes, so the stowaway for the clie might be a good idea for taking class notes, writing papers, and such. A stowaway for the mako would be incredible, but we will never see one. Too bad Psion was so bad about letting everyone know about it, because it is a great pocket-sized laptop, much more than a planner or palm-type machine.

    The mako is the same size as the visor and palm III, so it is really very pocketable. I carry the mako everywhere and is not in the way any more than the visor was.
    Here's the London Daily Mirror last week: "On a visit to the British Museum he [President George W Bush] was asked by one of 30 pupils gathered what the White House was like, to which he replied: 'It is white.'... Then he went on to tell the audience the importance of a good education. He said: 'Sometimes boys and girls would rather watch TV than read. When your teachers say read, they are giving you pretty damn good advice.' "
  6. #66  
    Thanks for the info, I'll take a look into that stuff. As for the keyboard, I never preferred the stowaway, couldn't type very fast on it. I preferred the GoType. Are the mako keys close to the GoType keys size? I know its not touch typeable, but I think I will do well with it. I'll find out tomorrow, excited about getting it! As for the size, that's good to know, but I will still prefer my Clie for PDA functions, MP3, etc, over the mako's. It will be a complement to my clie I guess you could say, and $100 is an awesome price. Thanks for the advice! Can't wait to get my mako!

    Nelson
    nelson.hsieh
    good artists copy, great artists steal. . .
  7. #67  
    Hi All,
    You can add your review of the Psion Revo / Diamond Mako
    on the below web site:

    http://www.reviewcentre.com/reviews567.html

    Byron
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  8. #68  
    Just got my mako today. Overall, I think the unit is nice, but the keyboard is not all that great. The OS is great, better than PocketPC, and in some respects PalmOS. However, I don't like its PDA functions, Palm is best there. The form factor of the mako is great, so small, thought it was larger....I like it. The OS is a little tricky at first, but you get used to it and figure it out eventually, FileLink is a great app to help you out. The Extras bar is bad if you have a lot of apps. Anyone know of an app that allows the mako to have kinda a "start menu" like windows?

    Overall, I like it, but I don't like a few things. The keyboard, the stylus, and the cradle. The keyboard I got I think is defective...when I push shift+2 it doesn't give the @ sign, its on the shift + : and there is no "/" symbol on my mako. Weird, hopefully I can figure out where they really are! I will still be getting the clie, because the mako is great, but isn't up there to be my PDA. Its more for word processing and gaming I guess. That's just my impressions...

    Nelson
    nelson.hsieh
    good artists copy, great artists steal. . .
  9.    #69  
    Shift 2 should give you the @ sign - it works on mine.

    There is a slash (and a backslash) character - you access it by pusing the "fn" key (bottom left, between "ctrl" and "menu") and the number 2 or 3 key at the top. If you look closely, you will see that several keys have three characters; top (accessed using the shift key) middle (when you press key by itself) and bottom (accessed using the fn key).

    Good luck.
  10. #70  
    hmm..I think mine is defective... shift + 2 gives me a " and I get the @ sign from shift : weird, maybe I should send it back to them?

    Nelson
    nelson.hsieh
    good artists copy, great artists steal. . .
  11. #71  
    Nelson,

    That's not defective... That's a European keymap. They have their " over the 2. (Drove me NUTS in Germany trying to type in an Internet Cafe..) The batteries are dead on my Revo right now, but I'd suggest checking to see if there's a setting for keyboard nationality, and making sure it's set to USA...

    Okay, weird. I can't find any settings for in the control panel for this. But it definitely sounds like a foreign keymap. If you do a Ctrl-H from the main program launcher, does the info screen specify "Version 1.06(390) * English (USA) * ASCII"?

    That's what the US Diamond Mako shows.
    Last edited by dennya; 08/09/2001 at 09:13 PM.
    Denny Atkin / denny@hhcmag.com
    Editor-in-Chief, Handheld Computing Magazine / www.hhcmag.com
  12. #72  
    Thanks for the reply! I didn't know that. I tried it, and this is what it says...

    Version 1.06(353) - English (UK) - ASCII

    I must have got a British model! Can I change my system software in ROM???

    I'll see if I can exchange with diamond or outpost.com. Thanks!

    Nelson
    nelson.hsieh
    good artists copy, great artists steal. . .
  13. #73  
    Nelson,

    That's really odd. I wonder how a USA Diamond Mako ended up with a British Psion ROM? I checked the Diamond and Psion sites and there are no firmware updated, so it sounds like an exchange is your best bet.
    Denny Atkin / denny@hhcmag.com
    Editor-in-Chief, Handheld Computing Magazine / www.hhcmag.com
  14. #74  
    Hmm, well, I don't want to deal with Diamond or Outpost.com unless I have to. Anyone know if its possible to replace the OS ROM with the US version? Is it possible? Or maybe I can just replace some system files, such as OPX files? Help? Thanks in advance...

    Nelson
    nelson.hsieh
    good artists copy, great artists steal. . .
  15. #75  
    Got my new Mako, and I confirmed it has the USA ROM. Its weird though, I put it to charge for about 5 minutes, and I was not planning to use it for about 6 hours to charge, but I accidently turned it on while cleaning the screen. It's already been charged to 56%. The unit must have had a lot of juice left from when it was shipped. Thanks for all your guys' help. Much appreciated!

    Nelson

    P.S. I'm hoping this is NOT a refurbished unit...when you guys got yours new, did it have all the main apps open? Phone, Contacts, Agenda, etc? And in the default "internal" you guys only had the "Documents" folder right?
    Last edited by AzNCoMpUtAnErD; 08/11/2001 at 03:01 PM.
    nelson.hsieh
    good artists copy, great artists steal. . .
  16. #76  
    Nelson,

    That was quick! Did Outpost overnight you a new one?

    I'd definitely let it charge for 12 hours before disconnecting it, to avoid the battery problems so many have talked about. You can use it while it's charging.
    Denny Atkin / denny@hhcmag.com
    Editor-in-Chief, Handheld Computing Magazine / www.hhcmag.com
  17. #77  
    Yup, they overnighted it, and will pay ALL shipping charges. Great company. I charged the Mako until ChaDis gave me an overcharging warning. However, the battery drops fairly rapidly...oh well. Also, can you guys see the "System" folder on your mako? I can see it exploring it from my desktop, but not on the mako...weird...better not be defective!!!

    Nelson
    nelson.hsieh
    good artists copy, great artists steal. . .
  18. #78  
    Originally posted by AzNCoMpUtAnErD
    Yup, they overnighted it, and will pay ALL shipping charges. Great company. I charged the Mako until ChaDis gave me an overcharging warning. However, the battery drops fairly rapidly...oh well. Also, can you guys see the "System" folder on your mako? I can see it exploring it from my desktop, but not on the mako...weird...better not be defective!!!

    Nelson
    Hi Nelson,
    That's normal, you will only see the "Documents" folder when you go down to the root directory on your device. ChaDis will also place the battery.log file down there also. I believe the "System" folder has a lock hidden setting on it.

    Byron
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  19. #79  
    Actually, I was wondering the same thing. Is there a way to get to
    the System folder on the Mako/Revo? There are some files there I'd like to be able to see. If anyone has figured out a way to do this, please let us know.
  20. #80  
    I figured, by default, the Mako "hides" the System folder from your view. From the main "Internal" screen view, tap the Menu Bar, then Tools, then Preferences, and you can change the setting to be able to see the System Folder. Great little device, but I'm concerned if the keyboard will last, and the casing of the unit itself...seems fragile to me...

    Nelson
    nelson.hsieh
    good artists copy, great artists steal. . .
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