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I retired my beloved iPAQ 5400 series Pocket PC a few years ago and ever since then it has sat in a drawer. Alone. Unloved.

But perhaps there's a use for it? Has anyone seen software that might allow a cradled/docked Pocket PC to act as an additional monitor? I believe this is possible with the really new stuff, but how about for the old units. I think my iPAQ is running PPC 2003.

Any thoughts?

Would be nifty to have a little twitter or IM app window running on it off to the side of my main monitor(s).

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Great question mate! –  Pure.Krome Oct 5 '09 at 23:55

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There is a program called Innobec SideWindow that will allow you to extend your display to any kind of PocketPC device. I don't know what the support is for it nowadays, but at least it may prompt you to do some additional searching online for similar apps.

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"[...] but at least it may prompt you to do some additional searching online for similar apps." Ouch dude. Have to confess, while not explicitly expressed, I was hoping for real world suggestions not "Go google" responses. That aside, I reckon I'll try the trial on SideWindow :-) –  Chris_K Oct 5 '09 at 23:34
    
Not meant to be an ouch, only a "here's what I've found in a cursory attempt, so there's hope out there" type response since there hadn't been much response initially to the question and I was curious myself. 8^D –  Dillie-O Oct 5 '09 at 23:55

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