Casio Releases New Pocket PC in Japan

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A new Pocket PC handheld from Casio is now available in retail stores in Japan.

The E-3000 uses a 400 MHz XScale processor. This is the new PXA255, with the faster bus. It has 64 MB of RAM. and 32 MB of ROM.

Its 16-bit color, 3.5 inch, TFT screen is the Pocket PC standard 240 by 320 pixels. It has a D-pad on the front and Up/Down buttons on the left side.

It includes both a CompactFlash Type II slot and an SD/MMC slot one. It does not support SDIO.

It comes with a 1500 mAh removable battery that, according to Casio, can power it for 18 hours. This is with the backlight turned off, though. An optional 3000 mAh battery will offer more than twice the battery life.

All this will go into a plastic casing that is 5.3 by 3.0 by .7 inches. It weighs 6.7 ounces.

There is no definite word on when, or even if, the E-3000 will be available in other countries. However, Akihabara News is reporting it might be released by ASUS. This site also has some additional pictures of the E-3000.

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