Dell Says No, Toshiba Says Yes to Offering Windows Mobile SE Upgrades

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While it’s obviously in Toshiba’s best interest to offer the Windows Mobile upgrade to consumers at no charge, Dell’s taking an alternate stance.

The official statement is as follows:

Dell will deploy Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition in future Axim products. We have no plans at this time to offer Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition updates for current Axim X3 or Axim X5 products.

To clarify this a bit further. Dell will not offer the upgrade for any of their current PDAs including all flavors of the X3 and X5. The first assumption is that Dell had such a hard time with the last upgrade they’re afraid of trying it a second time around. That’s partially true. Dell’s plan is to focus their resources on enhancing their PDA line, rather than supporting PDAs already on the market.

This is subject to change though. If there’s a large vocal audience of Axim Owners who demand the SE upgrade, Dell will find a way to make it happen.

 

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