The Toshiba e830 Pocket PC is now available in New Zealand, distributed by Tech Pacific. The new Pocket PC is based on an Intel XScale PXA-272 CPU at 520MHz, a TFT LCD screen with VGA resolution (640x480 pixels) capable of showing up to 64k colours. System memory includes 128MB RAM and 64MB flash ROM. The flash ROM holds the operating system and provides a 24MB storage space. The Toshiba e830 dimensions are 135.0 x 77.0 x 16.7 mm (LxWxH), and it weighs 200 g.
The Pocket PC e830 series offers built-in wireless connectivity with both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth in the same unit. It comes with the ConfigFree software, introduced by Toshiba with its e800 series. The software provides easy configurations for 802.11b wireless environment, including the ability to save multiple profiles to suit various locations. Users can have different configurations for connection to the corporate network, favourite hotspots or the home wireless environment. ConfigFree also features a handy wireless access point locator.
For users with multiple expansion cards the e830 provides a Compact Flash (CF 3.3V) Type II and a SD card slots. The SD interface is compatible with SD-IO, giving users the chance of expanding the device functionality with a range of SDIO compatible cards in the market.
It runs Windows Mobile Pocket PC Second Edition, and includes the standard software for this platform, including Pocket Word, Pocket Excel, Pocket Internet Explorer, Microsoft Windows Media Player 9 for Pocket PC, MSN Messenger. Additional software bundled with the Toshiba e830 includes a Text to Speech application, World Clock, Voice applications Command, Clear Vue, Voice Recorder and Auto Backup, the Toshiba IP Phone for Pocket PC and a Home application.
The supplied rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery (1320MAH) is replaceable, and there is a high power battery pack (2640MAH) available as an optional. Introductory price is NZ$1000 (US$721).