Gateway, who will release an mid-range PDA in a few weeks, has pushed back the release of the 100X due to quality assurance issues. Initially it was scheduled for release in mid-July, it’s now slated for mid-August.
From the CNET report:
The Poway, Calif., company previously said it planned to begin selling the handheld, which uses Microsoft’s Pocket PC 2003 software, sometime between mid-July and the end of the month. Now, it expects the launch to come closer to mid-August, a company representative said.
The company chose to move back the release date to ensure a smooth start for the new handheld, the representative said.
The handheld, the first PDA to be sold under Gateway’s brand name, is an important product for the company, since it targets both consumers and businesses. Gateway has already taken a number of preorders from some its computer customers, the representative said.
“We’re doing some more testing,” he said. Gateway is also “making sure we have all of the accessories (such as keyboards and cases for the handheld) we want to have available for sale at the time of launch.”
More Pictures Surface of the Gateway 100X (6/25/2003 11:09:56 PM) – A French site has been able to gather four more pictures of the new Gateway 100X Pocket PC in action. It still looks like they tried really hard to make it sleek and sexy, but succeeded in neither.
Preview – Gateway 100X Featuring Windows Mobile 2003 (picture) (6/23/2003 2:13:44 PM) – Not to be outdone by everyone else, Gateway has released limited information about their upcoming 100X PDA. CNet is reporting that it will sell for $349 in July, with a $50 rebate. Is this nothing more than an Axim clone or is Gateway breaking new ground with their PDA?