Gateway has joined the sad litany of companies having to delay the release of highly-anticipated handheld models this summer. Other companies suffering through this are Fossil and Garmin.
The original release of the Gateway 100X Pocket PC was supposed to be in mid- to late-July. According to News.com, this device that runs Windows Mobile 2003 won’t debut until sometime around the middle of next month.
The company also said it was working hard to be sure there would be sufficient supplies of accessories like keyboards and cases at the launch.
Gateway isn’t the only company recently forced to push back the release of a handheld. Fossil had originally scheduled the release of its Fossil Wrist PDA with Palm OS for the end of June, but recently announced that this wristwatch that runs Palm OS 4.1 won’t be out until September 30. And Garmin had also hoped to launch its iQue 3600, a Palm OS model with an integrated GPS unit, on July 1 but it isn’t expected to be out until the end of this month.
More About the Gateway 100X Pocket PC
The Gateway 100X will be powered by an Intel XScale processor running at 400MHz and have 64M bytes of RAM and 32M bytes of ROM. It is not known at this point how much of this will be user accessible.
It will include a 3.5 inch transflective color screen and dual expansion slots — Compact Flash and Secure Digital. It will have a 1250 mAh removable Lithium-ion battery.
The 100X will be 5.11 by 3.07 by 0.71 inches (130 by 78 by 18 mm) and 6.52 ounces (185 g).
It will be available for between $300 and $350.
This is just the first Pocket PC to come for Gateway. It has plans to release more handhelds in the coming months with a variety of feature sets and price points.