sharp zq 520 to ipod

Sharp / Zq 520
August 9, 2010 at 23:30:34
Specs: Windows XP
Is it possible to make an ipod/iphone emulate a Sharp zq 520?

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#1
August 10, 2010 at 07:18:03
There is enough computing power and resources on the iPhone to port this or many other systems.The iPhone is a powerful mini computer equivalent to a desktop from a decade or 12 years ago, so posible it is. But the ZP 520 looks like a regular organizer and all these functions are already build into the iPhone, provided by third party apps and/or improved, so why would you want this specific device interface and functions into the iPhone?

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#2
August 10, 2010 at 15:21:16
Hi jecs, thank you so much for your prompt response. I have been using the Sharp ZQ 520 for some years and have heaps of information in memos as well as contact information and was hoping to be able to transport that into a more modern device without the need to key it all in. The other option would be to key it into a desktop and download it to iphone or ipod, is that doable please? thanks again

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#3
August 10, 2010 at 17:04:12
Ok, now I understand what you want to do. Sure it can be done.
Check on these apps:
EL-Link For Windows® 1.04, for your Sharp device.
HanDBase Database Manager, for the iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad.

The first thing you want to do is have your data exported in a regular database format. I found "EL-Link For Windows® 1.04". It says it support your Sharp model and it exports to the most common databases. But I never used this software so do some research. This is up to you.

Second, you need to import this data to a database application available for the iPhone. I know Filemaker created "Bento for iPhone", but this may be limited to Macs only. For PC users a simple search on iTunes came with some options. I checked on "HanDBase Database Manager", It is the most powerful and flexible but also the most expensive ($10). It has high scores on the user reviews and it loads/saves and imports/exports databases to the most important databases applications available. It has a cross-platform technology that makes it possible to seamlessly share database files & records across many devices. So you wont be limited to a specific device.

Depending on how powerful these mobile apps are you may need a desktop database program or not, or access to one. Maybe even Excel will be enough. Again it will depend on your skills using databases to make the conversion process in fewer steps.


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#4
August 10, 2010 at 22:57:51
Hi again jecs
Thank you again for all that info. I'm not a boffin that's for sure but am prepared to give it a go. I didn't mention earlier that I don't actually have the ipod/iphone yet and was doing the homework to see if it will do what I want. As that now appears to be the case thanks to your valuable advice I will look at which unit to buy. I'm leaning to iphone. I would appreciate any advice you could offer in that regard?
Many thanks yet again.

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#5
August 11, 2010 at 08:41:24
pjondeck
No problem, it was clear to me you did nod had the device. As for what device to choose, both the iPod Touch and the iPhone have very similar computing capabilities and most apps run on both devices. If you just want to run specific apps on certain occasions the iPod may be fine, but the iPhone has much more functionality, more apps and will be always with you. But you will be attached to a contract and right now only AT&T (there are rumors every where about a Verizon iPhone in December). It will be a bigger investment and a bigger compromise.

Cheers


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#6
August 11, 2010 at 15:59:04
Hi again jecs
I never did say but I am in Australia. We have a few carriers here offering a 2 year contract for $59 (about US$50) per month that includes the iphone, unlimited national calls to mobile or landline,unlimited sms, 3Gb download. This is what I intend to do now as soon as they have stock in which could be a month. My contract runs out about then anyhow so no upgrade penalties. Not sure at the moment whether that is the 16Gb or 32Gb unit, may be a bit more for 32Gb but not really sure that I would need that much anyhow. By the way, I understand that the "death grip" issue has been a non event here in Aus, suggested to be a result of generally higher signal strengths.
Thank you again.
pj

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#7
August 13, 2010 at 03:54:57
well iphone is amazing to accommodate third party applications .

www.fixpod.com.au


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