PDA News – Toshiba e830, T-Mobile PPC Phone, Verizon PPC phone delayed?

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Toshiba e830 not being released in U.S.

Well, the Toshiba e830 has made its official debut on the market, minus one tiny little thing–North America. It seems that Japan and Europe will be getting the new unit, but if you happen to live between those two points, then you’re out of luck, at least for now. Toshiba has declined to release the e830 here at this time. It’s unclear whether this opens the door for a later release, or if Toshiba intends to abandon the NorthAm market.


T-Mobile Europe to carry HTC Magician

It’s been an incredible run for PocketPC phone news. Today, it is that T-Mobile’s European division is planning to carry the tiny HTC-built PocketPC phone that we reported on previously, called the Magician, under the name “MDA Compact.”

Strangely, the specs for the MDA Compact are a bit larger and heavier than those for the stock HTC version of the Magician. It’s possible that T-Mobile Europe requested changes, such as a larger battery, that could account for the added thickness.


Report: Verizon PocketPC phone possibly delayed

And speaking of HTC-manufactured Pocket PC Phones, Verizon enthusiast website VZWInfo.com is reporting that Verizon is planning to put a hold on deployment of the new Ev-DO high-speed wireless network. Along with this would come a probable delay on the Ev-DO enabled ‘Harrier’ PocketPC phone that Verizon is preparing to market. It is possible that the Harrier could have Ev-DO disabled and go to market anyway, but given the target business market, it’s unclear whether Verizon will actually choose to do this.



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