Car boot Pickups – 2nd September 2012

Bit of a result form the carboot sale today.

  • Commodore Amiga 1200 (No PSU or and internal addons) – £3 (Yeah, £3. Knocked him down from £4 as I said it had no PSU!)
  • Olivetti EO Personal Communicator 440 * 2 – 50p each!

Some non retro stuff too.

  • EBD Reader –  Used to read diag data from your car.
  • USB Sound card – for use for my amateur radio exploits.

The Olivetti EO is the most interesting item of the lot.

This early tablet has the AT&T Hobbit RISC-based processor running at 20 MHz, 4 MByte of RAM and a 10Mb storage card. The touch screen is a high contrast, 110 dpi reflective LCD, 640 x 480 pixel resolution, screen size 5.9″ x 4.3″. It comes bundled with the following software.

  • Pensoft Personal Perspective
  • GO Mail
  • GO FAX
  • GO’s PenTOPS and PenCentral
  • EO Phone
  • GO MiniNote
  • EO Calc
  • EO Lock
  • EO Sound

Sadly, it did not come with a PSU so I have not powered them up yet. The 2 CR123A batteries. I will put up another post about the EO once I have ut working.

You can read the personal account of David Hembrow, who worked for EO between 1991 and 1993 here.

For more info about the EO, check out this Wikipedia page.

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