As any computer geek (and let's admit it: you have to be one if you're reading this page in the first place) or anyone living with a geek can testify to, buying a new computer is merely the beginning of a long shopping spree. All computers come with a wealth of optional accessories, and of course the Seven is no exception. Happy shopping!
A digital camera is a very convenient companion to your Seven. Not only does the Seven give you a much larger screen on which to admire your work, but you can also email pictures as attachments or upload them to a web site. Most digital cameras use CF disks, and usually you can plug the disk from the camera straight into your Seven. If you want to make sure the camera and your Seven is compatible, try it out in the store before you buy. The Seven's screen only displays 256 colours, which means that JPG images will flicker a bit or look slightly blurry. There is also a lack of photo editing software.
Many cameras, among them the excellent Olympus range, use SmartMedia cards. There are PC Card adapters for SmartMedia cards, but not everyone are compatible. Reportedly adapters from Solid State Systems and Delkin Devices does work, while the ones from Simple, Integral, Lexmar and Microtech do not.
There is some uncertainty as to whether the adapters are still sold, and you may have to try eBay or a similar service. (That's what happens when both your computer and storage medium is non-standard!)
EPOC applications are small, but when you install enough of them you soon run out of space on drive C (which doubles as an internal disk and computer RAM). A Psion without a roomy CF card is simply not on! But even if you install every new app on your CF, sooner or later you will run into memory problems when running several demanding apps at once. Opera, which is a must-have if you want to surf the web, is a notorious memory hog. Running Opera at the same time as MBMView may result in the dreaded "No free memory" message.
If this happens you have two options: you could keep a close eye on the disk gauge at all times, opening and closing apps as you go along, or you could install an extra 16 MB of memory.
It is reported that memory upgrades are often sold without a user manual. As a service to users in that particular predicament I created the Dimm installation page.