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Small screen stick notes, anyone?

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Reducing security risks from open source software

Internet access with either the Logic Plant custom browser or Internet Explorer, which is supplied as part of Windows CE 5, is marred by the size of the screen. Although you can zoom in to see areas of a page, by the time you get anywhere near 1:1, the area you're looking at is small, so you'll be panning around it constantly.

Mintpass Mintpad

Small screen browsing requires a lot of panning around

The screen layout and operation of the many functions on the Mintpad is well conceived and stylus response from the touchscreen is positive. Time and again, though, we came back to being frustrated with the size of the screen. For video playback and particularly for Web access, it really is too small. You're forever zooming in and out for even the most basic information.

Verdict

The Mintpad has an excellent feature-set and is easy to use, but that screen really is small. The focus on the notepad facility, which is more developed than in other PMPs, is a clever differentiator. Indeed, a Mintpad with an iPhone-sized screen would be hard to ignore. ®

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Mintpass Mintpad

Mintpass Mintpad

A well-executed, action-packed touchscreen player, as long as you can cope with the small screen.
Price: £129 (4GB), £159 (20GB) RRP

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