Mengenang Casio Cassiopeia BE-300 Pocket Manager

cassiopeia be-300 pocket manager

Ini “PDA” pertama saya, dibeli tahun 2003-an dengan harga 1,5 jutaan (tanggalnya lupa, coba saya cari nota pembeliannya dulu barangkali masih ada). Sampai sekarang “PDA” ini belum ada penggantinya. Maksudnya, saya belum beli PDA yang baru karena memang belum merasa butuh. Cassiopeia ini masih bisa dipakai dengan bantuan charger meskipun baterainya sudah soak. Kalau ada yang jual baterainya saya pasti mau beli. Mungkin ada yang tahu di mana beli baterainya?

Selama ini fungsi utama Cassiopeia ini menemani saya membaca e-book, terutama Holy Bible dan cerita silat karya Kho Ping Hoo.

Untuk mengenang produk ini karena sudah tidak diproduksi lagi, di bawah ini saya copy-paste detail produk dari Amazon.com:

Technical Details

  • 16 MB of internal RAM
  • 3.2-inch color display
  • 320 by 240 screen resolution
  • Runs on Windows CE 3.0
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds

Amazon.com Product Description
Organize your busy life with the Casio Cassiopeia BE-300 Pocket Manager. Running Windows CE 3.0 as its operating system, the BE-300 features a unique interface that emphasizes ease of use, while offering superior connectivity with Windows PCs.

The Casio BE-300 comes with 16 MB of RAM and 16 MB of ROM, a 166 MHz processor, and a bright, 320 x 240 pixel passive-matrix screen that displays 32,000 colors. It’s equipped with a Type II CompactFlash (CF) card slot, enabling you to add memory cards, wireless network cards, camera modules, and more.

You’ll be productive right out of the gates with the collection of software included with the BE-300. It comes with such PIM tools as Calendar, Contacts, To Do, and Memo, as well as e-mail and Web browser programs. Synchronize your contacts and e-mail with your PC using Microsoft Outlook. You’ll also get multimedia programs for playing MP3 digital audio files, viewing still photos, and capturing images with an optional CompactFlash camera.

Take time out to play with your BE-300 with content from MyCasio.com. You’ll find a complete spectrum of mobile content (music and e-books), travel services, restaurant information, the latest news, and more.

The Casio BE-300 is powered by an internal rechargeable Li-ion battery that provides up to a week’s worth of power (based on normal usage). It comes with a USB connection cradle for synchronizing data with your PC.

What’s in the box:

  • Cassiopeia BE-300
  • AC adapter
  • Lithium ion battery
  • USB cradle
  • USB cable
  • Stylus
  • Flip cover
  • User manual

Product Description
The BE-300 is a 32K color, personal digital assistant (PDA) with an open development framework based on Windows CE 3.0 that has revolutionized the Windows CE environment. The BE-300 Pocket Manager boasts superior expandability, user-friendly controls, and a great price! A powerful and versatile device offers a robust line of business accessories, software and expandability features for both the business professionals and students alike. The BE-300 runs Windows CE 3.0. This operating system features a unique user interface that emphasizes the user, while also offering superior connectivity with Windows PCs all at prices that allow for widespread adoption. The BE-300 Pocket Manager is equipped with a Type II CompactFlash (CF) card slot, enabling it to use memory cards, wireless network cards, LAN cards and Bluetooth cards.

4 comments Add yours
  1. Salam kenal Effi, aku Ardian. Aku juga punya Cassiopeia BE-300, masih jalan, dan batery soak. Ini trend PDA pertama sebelum sekarang ngetrend dengan yang namanya Blackberry (BB). Sebelum BB ngetrend, duluan Pocket PC (PDA generasi lebih canggih dengan aplikasi pocket office)dan PDA phone nongol setelah trend Cassiopeia.

    Punyaku kuinstal operating system berbasis Windows CE 3.0 (OS aslinya aku hapus), kuinstal applikasi organiser dan pocket office(wordprocessor dan spreadshet free software).

    Cari baterenya susah, sudah tidak ada yang jual, saat ini belom coba hunting lagi. Kalau ada info di mana bisa dibeli inform ke aku ya. Aku pernah coba kanibal baterenya dengan batere HP dengan voltase yang sama, tetapi ternyata tidak dapat bertahan lama juga. Hal ini terjadi karena watt-nya batere HP lebih kecil dari batere BE-300.

    1. salam kenal buat bapak ardian, ini saya juga punya Cassiopeia BE-500 Pocket PC, tapi saya tidak tahu kegunaanya pak, mohon petunjuknya, ngaktau punya saya perlu di instal ulang atau bagaimana, kondisinya masih sangat bagus, sepertinya dr beli belum pernah di pakai.

  2. salam kenal mbak effi, kebetulan saya adalah collector pda pda antik, kebetulan juga saya ada cadangan baterainya,.kalo mbak effi butuh bisa sms ke no saya 0888 024 68 128

    salam kenal
    ardy

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