Dell Releases not One, But Three Flavors of the Axim X30

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Today Dell announced three new Axim X30 PDAs. They look identical to the X3 series, but don’t let that fool you. The high end unit features a 624 MHz processor with Bluetooth and WiFi, all for only $350. The only thing missing is a VGA screen, but we here that will come out later this year.

Axim X30 Specs

Brand / Model

Dell Axim X30

Dell Axim X30

Dell Axim X30

Price

$199

$249 (w/ $30 instant rebate)

$349

Processor

312MHz Intel  XScaleTM  Processor with WMMX

312MHz Intel  XScaleTM  Processor with WMMX

624MHz Intel  XScaleTM  Processor with WMMX

Display

Brilliant 3.5″ QVGA TFT color 16-bit, touch sensitive transflective display

Brilliant 3.5″ QVGA TFT color 16-bit, touch sensitive transflective display

Brilliant 3.5″ QVGA TFT color 16-bit, touch sensitive transflective display

RAM

32MB SDRAM

64MB SDRAM

64MB SDRAM

FLASH

32MB Intel StrataFlash   ROM

64MB Intel StrataFlash   ROM

64MB Intel StrataFlash   ROM

Weight
(oz)

4.7 ounces

4.9 ounces

4.9 ounces

Weight (g)

134.4 grams

139.3 grams

139.3 grams

Dimensions
(inches)

L = 4.6
H = 0.6
W = 3.0

L = 4.82 (w / antenna)
H = 0.6
W = 3.0

L = 4.82 (w / antenna)
H = 0.6
W = 3.0

Dimensions
(mm)

L = 116.4
H = 14.9
W = 77.2

L = 122.4 (w / antenna)
H = 14.9
W = 77.2

L = 122.4 (w / antenna)
H = 14.9
W = 77.2

Battery

950 mAh Battery Standard

950 mAh Battery Standard

950 mAh Battery Standard

Docking

Sync cable (standard)

Sync cable (standard)

Cradle (standard)

Wireless

No Wireless

Integrated 802.11b and BluetoothTM

Integrated 802.11b and BluetoothTM

IR

SIR/Consumer IrDA

SIR/Consumer IrDA

SIR/Consumer IrDA

User Interface

Navigator Button                           4 Application Buttons                       Scroll Dial                                         Microphone Button                         Headphone Mini-Jack                Media Player Button

Navigator Button                          

4 Application Buttons                       Scroll Dial                                         Microphone Button                         Headphone Mini-Jack                Wireless On/Off

Navigator Button                           4 Application Buttons                       Scroll Dial                                         Microphone Button                         Headphone Mini-Jack                Wireless On/Off

Expansion

One Integrated Secure Digital / SDIO Now! / Multi Media Card Slot

One Integrated Secure Digital / SDIO Now! / Multi Media Card Slot

One Integrated Secure Digital / SDIO Now! / Multi Media Card Slot

Operating Systems

Microsoft  Windows   Mobile 2003 Second Edition

Microsoft  Windows   Mobile 2003 Second Edition

Microsoft  Windows   Mobile 2003 Second Edition

Official Release

Dell today introduced three new Axim handheld computers with the latest handheld Intel processors, Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition software for Pocket PC and Bluetooth wireless technology.

Prices start at $199 for a non-wireless configuration, $249 after a $30 instant rebate for combination wireless capability, and $349 for the fastest handheld processor available. 

Two of the three configurations feature a combination of Bluetooth and WiFi 802.11b wireless technology.  Bluetooth allows personal area networking with computer systems and Bluetooth-enabled devices such as mobile phones, GPS receivers, keyboards and other handheld computers. Integrated WiFi enables users to connect wirelessly to the Internet via thousands of hotspots at restaurants and coffee houses, college campuses, sports venues, hotels, airports and other locations.1

The Dell Axim X30 is powered by Intel s PXA270 processors, which provide excellent multimedia performance and power management features that help extend battery life. When configuring their Axim X30, customers choose between two processor speeds: 312MHz or 624MHz, the fastest processor speed available for handheld devices.

The Axim X30 features Microsoft s updated software, Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition, which enables users to switch between portrait and landscape display orientation, and other features that enable easy viewing of Web site content.

All three configurations include built-in Secure Digital I/O slot, a 3.5-inch transflective TFT color display with 240×320 (QVGA) resolution, headphone jack and improved recorder capability, and scroll dial. The $199 and the $249 configurations come with a travel sync cable while the $349 configuration comes with a sync/recharge cradle with an extra battery charge slot that accommodates either the spare standard battery (950 mAh) or the optional high-capacity (1800 mAh) battery ($99). All come with Dell s One Year Advanced Exchange Service.2

Technical Features of the Axim include:

       Microsoft Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition, including Pocket versions of Microsoft Outlook , Word, Excel, Internet Explorer, MSN Messenger, Windows Media player and more. 

       Choice of Intel  PXA270 Processor at 312MHz or 624MHz
       64MB SDRAM or 32MB SDRAM
       64MB or 32MB Intel  StrataFlashTM ROM
       1 Secure Digital IO Slot
       Consumer IrDa Port
       Built-In Microphone & Speaker
       Backlit Power Button / Indicator Light
       139.3.g (4.9 oz)
       122.4 x 14.9 x 77.2mm (4.82″ x 0.59″ x 3″)
       Power Button, 4 Application Keys, 5-Way Navigator Button, Scroll Dial, Wireless On/Off Button, Record Button, Headphone Mini-Jack,

       USB Cradle With 2nd Primary Battery Charging Slot (Standard With 624mhz Configuration)
       Ships Standard with Cradle or Synch Cable, AC Adapter & Power Cord, Protective Jacket, System Documentation & Companion CD.

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