The New Zealand office of Toshiba announced the launch of its latest entry-level Pocket PC, the new e350. Priced at NZ$660 (ex GST), this slimline Pocket PC is one of the first handheld computers to feature the new power-saving Intel PXA255 XScale 300Mhz and Pocket PC 2003 software.
The new e350 comes standard with 64MB of onboard memory and a SD IO expansion slot to increase on-board memory or allow cable-free connectivity with an SD Bluetooth card to other mobile devices and the Internet. It also features USB host capability for connecting to PPC-friendly USB devices such as keyboards, printers, storage devices and more. In terms of battery backup, like other Toshiba Pocket PCs, the e350 has up to 72 hours data protection in the event of a main flat battery, reducing the risk of data loss.
Available in a Bluetooth and a Wifi model, the new Toshiba e750 features the power-saving Intel PXA255 400MHz processor and delivers added performance to quickly access files and programs while consuming less power. This processor operates up to 40% faster than its predecessor at a lower voltage, thereby giving extended battery life. Whether indoors or outdoors, Pocket PC e750 users can view their favourite images or Web sites with a larger, crisp 3.8" diagonal trans-reflective colour display.
The mode is priced at NZ$1,270.00 (ex GST) for the Bluetooth model and NZ$1,325 (ex GST) for the WiFi model
Unique to the Toshiba e750 is the inclusion of an additional 32MB of non-volatile NAND flash memory. Applications, files or programs stored in NAND flash memory will remain intact even if the battery of the PDA runs down or if the unit needs to be reset, providing peace of mind when storing critical data. Built-in CompactFlash® II and Secure Digital expansion slots are part of the unit.
e750 Wireless 802.11b Features
As with its predecessor, the e740 launched by Toshiba in mid-2002, the e750 offers an integrated Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11b) model, allowing users the ability to use their Pocket PC whilst wirelessly connected to the LAN, without the need for costly or bulky accessories. This means users can sync their Pocket PC with their office PC, access corporate data and the Internet whenever they are within range of their wireless LAN. Additionally, users can check e-mail and view files from a wireless-enabled public hotspot or other wireless locations.
e750 Bluetooth Features
Those opting for Bluetooth Model will benefit from the ability to communicate wirelessly with other Bluetooth-enabled devices (printers, mobile phones, notebooks etc) making it easier to synchronise data on the run. When coupled with a GPRS/CDMA Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone, users are able to remain constantly connected to email, Internet and other back office resources.
Both e750 models are bundled with a USB cradle giving customers two ways to synchronise with their notebook or desktop depending on their office set-up situation.
Intel® PXA255 processor 400MHz
3.8" TFT Transreflective display
Colour display (240 x 320 portrait resolution w/64K colours),
96MB (64MB SDRAM/32MB NAND) memory
1-SD (Secure Digital) card slot (3.3V)
1-Type I/II CF Card Slot (3.3V),
Integrated Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11b) or Bluetooth
Infrared port (115kbps)
Stereo headphone/Microphone port (Stereo; 4 ring jack 3.5mm).
1-RGB (Monitor) port
For more information call 0800 441 615 (New Zealand) or visit Toshiba's website.