|One of the
big success stories this of the past few years has been Handheld PC's, which some experts
predict will eventually overtake PC sales. These self- contained devices seem to offer
little possibility of upgrading - even the software is usually stored on the BIOS chip.
Nonetheless, there are some changes
you can make to improve your handheld performance. Firstly, most have CompactFlash sockets
to hold extra memory for data and those programs which are stored in RAM. Flash RAM tends
to cost about £3 or £4 per Mega Byte, while IBM's Micro drive, which is available
in 170MB and 340MB formats, costs less than £2 per MB.
Machines such as the
Passion Series 5 can move up the memory food chain with the addition of 4MB, 10MB, 20MB
Compact Flash disk which plugs into a memory port.
Outside that, if your
Handheld does not have a Modem (such as the earlier Passions), these are available to
connect to your e-mail on the move - some even support GEM phones.