The PDA has large RAM (126 Mb of 128 Mb is available for the user some geographic maps can be downloaded even without using extra memory cards.
When the signal was received, other further functions worked without errors.
The processor easily starts up and shows good results.It will be the second Pocket PC on the market with such features.The only thing that is worth to speak about is that the signal quality in the car became better when you carry the antenna as close to the window as possible (the PDA was in the holder).The PDA is equipped with Intel PXA 263 processor running at a whopping 300 MHz.If you examine the backside of the device you can see a GPS-antenna connector, one rubber leg and a battery compartment.The device worked about 10 hours 30 minutes in the mp3-mode before the battery run down.The GPS-signal was not always todos los juegos de casino available for the programs while field tests, but do not forget that we tested a prototype, not commercial sample.It was made to provide more comfortable work with the device.The new handheld reminds the previous model from Compal (z710) by design, but it is wider than z710 and has an external antenna.In fact, the PDA with an external antenna reminds communicators of the first generation based on Pocket.The model became rather interesting according to its price/quality ration.Four-directional navigational key is moved to the left.
Unlikely the similar model from Toshiba based on the platform of z720 will enter the market.
Rivals: MiTAC Mio 168, operating system: Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition.
Do you remember that Mio168 doesnt have GPSindicator at all?
The handheld is not small.
Long time before Compal produced only ODM-models of PDAs (as well as laptops for example, for Toshiba.
Other features are the same as Windows Mobile 2003 for Pocket PC, more information about it is available in this review (available only in Russia yet).Specifications: Class: Pocket PC for satellite navigation.After producing its own low-end handheld - Palmax z710, Taiwanese company Compal decided to continue this business.This problem will be solved in the final version of the device.The device had no peculiarities, the accuracy was about.5 meters, dead time was accessible, the same as the other GPS-receivers had (GPS-mouse, GPS in Compact Flash format).
The z720 worked about 6 hours (during 3 hours GPS mode was switched on, 3 more hours were used for books reading) in case of middle frequency of the processor and middle level of the backlighting.
GPS Utility can be used to set up GPS, all settings can be viewed on one screen.
Software, the handheld is powered by Windows Mobile 2003 for Pocket PC Second Edition.