PDA News – Toshiba e400 and e800 specs, Windows Mobile tour, Thunderhawk

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Pics, specs of Toshiba e400 and e800 PocketPCs

The much debated new PocketPCs from Toshiba are semi-official, and yes, as speculated the e800 has a 480 x 640 pixel full-VGA screen. Even more surprising, the e400 may have a VGA screen as well. PocketPC-Club.nl has posted pictures and short reviews of both models, including complete tech specs. The information is in Dutch, but specifications are a language unto themselves.

The e800 will feature a 400 MHz XScale PXA263 processor, 128 MB RAM, 32 MB ROM, and an internal 32 MB flash disk. One version of the device will feature built-in 802.11b WiFi wireless, the other will have Bluetooth. Both will include CompactFlash and SDIO card slots, a 1320 milliamp-hour removable battery, optional 2640 mAh high-capacity battery, USB Host, output to a standard monitor or projector, and according to the review on PocketPC-Club.nl, an ATI video controller with a whopping 2 MB of video memory. That may not sound like much, but considering that previous PocketPCs have had video memory measured in KB, it is impressive. The e800 measures 5.3 inches long by 3.0 inches wide, and 0.65 inches thick, weight unknown. I want.

The e400 will have a PXA261 processor running at 300 MHz, 64 MB RAM, 16 MB ROM, a 32 MB internal flash disk, single SDIO slot, smaller 3.5 inch screen, no special graphics controller, and a 980 milliamp-hour battery. The PocketPC-Club.nl review states the resolution of the e400 as being 480 x 640, the same as the e800. Measurements are 4.9 inches long by 3.0 inches wide by 0.41 inches thick No, that is not a typo and 4.8 ounces.

Does anyone else want to bet that the Toshiba spokesperson who said that PocketPCs are dead is looking for a new employer?



Windows Mobile user group tour

Microsoft is launching a travelling road show across North America. The tour will show off various PocketPC, PocketPC Phone, and Smartphone devices and technologies, as well as offering giveaways.



Thunderhawk update and Smartphone alpha

Bitstream has updated its Thunderhawk web browsing service to version 1.08. The ThunderHawk Browser uses a special proxy to reformat web pages to better fit a handheld display. The new version adds support for iPaq 1900, 2200, and 5000 series devices, and Toshiba’s e350. An alpha version of the service for Microsoft Smartphone devices is also available.



Tungsten E leather cases

Proporta now has two leather cases for the Tungsten E.

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