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CREATED SEP.20.2011
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MARTIN NIELSEN
PERSONAL ORGANIZER (PDA) BY INNOVATION
COMPATIBLE WITH GAMEBOY COLOR
Way back when the Gameboy Color was hot the world was screaming for electronic personal organizers compatible with the Gameboy, what? no? Well there must have been a demand as several companies decided to release just such. It all started with the Infogenius Personal Organizer released back in 1991 for the original Gameboy published by GameTek. Datel then later released the SmartCom which was compatible with the Gameboy Color. Datel went also on to release the World Port for the Gameboy Advance.

Another company that wanted to try its luck with a Gameboy Personal Organizer was the American company called Innovation. Initially it was released in a classic Gameboy shaped cartridge but was marketed so late in the Gameboy Color lifespan that Innovation was able to write GBA compatible on the packaging as well. Later on the cartridge was redesigned so it would look more like a GBA cartridge and an actual GBA version of the software was made as well.

Just as Datel's GBC/GBA releases, Innovations release of their PDA is unlicensed and on the back of the cartridge is a small disclaimer label to notify user of just that little detail.

The Innovation Personal Organizer for GBC was developed by Infocolor for, I believe, the Asian market. Innovation then bought the rights to release an English version of the Infocolor PDA software, known as Infocom.

What you get is:

Honestly though this PDA is a piece of crap and I can't imagine that this ever would've been chosen by anyone as their favourite PDA.

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However with that said I was actually impressed to see that the internals of the Innovation Personal Organizer cart doesn't contain cheap gloptop chips but an actual flash chip and other junk the techies out there would have to identify.... so basicly the cart is a flash cart?

If so, how can I reflash it with something more useful? :-)

Thanks for reading...

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