After reading carefully about the EM-500 and the current IPaqs, I think neither are quite right yet...
But this model now available in Japan looks good:
Seems to be an EM-500 with 32mb RAM. Same CPU though, but I think having more RAM is quite significant for overall operation. 150Mhz *should* at some point be fast enough to at least emulate older games and perhaps the Gameboy/NES to perfection. Or so I would imagaine... I'd pay for such emulators on a small machine like that!
I think I'll wait a few months and see what happens. I also hear Toshiba might have a PPC soon, and they make killer stuff usually. Read too many complaints about IPaq quality control, no longer looking there. I'm pretty picky about dusty screens and stuff like that, plus that single button limit is beyonf stupid, the engineer who did that should be fired IMO. I mean, c'mon, *everyone* had to know ppl would want to play a few games on these devices! And I thought the computer/technology market had given up that silly "we don't play games, we're serious business tools" bullsh*t attitude...
Anyway, it's a new and interesting world of hardware for me, and the PDA features would also be pretty cool. :)