Toshiba has confirmed the release of both the e750 and the e755 Pocket PC’s. Both will have WiFi but neither will have Bluetooth, contrary to earlier reports. The e755 is the same unit but it comes with ArcSoft PhotoBase.
The e750 is a refresh of the somewhat popular e740. The only major change is an upgraded screen, Here’s a rundown of the full specs and features:
- Store and access names, addresses, and phone numbers
- Download email from your notebook using Microsoft Active Sync * 3.5 and read them later! (*included on Companion CD)
- Keep track of To-Do Lists, your schedule, and important appointments
- Built-in microphone and digital voice recorder
- Rechargeable Advanced Lithium Ion battery
- Easy data synchronization with your PC
- Built-in SD slot supports storage, communication and other options
- Industry’s first integrated Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11b) no need to leave your desk behind!
- Product Specs
- Operating System: Microsoft Pocket PC 2002
- Processor: Intel PXA255 processor 400MHz
- Display Type: 3.8 TFT Transreflective Color display (240 x 320 portrait resolution w/64K colors)
- 96MB (64MB SDRAM/32MB NAND) memory
- Input Method: Stylus, Touch Screen
- Communication Port(s): Integrated Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11b), 1-RGB (Monitor) port and 1-USB port via optional Expansion Pack
- Card Slot(s): 1-Type I/II CF Card Slot (3.3V), 1-SD (Secure Digital) card slot (3.3V)
- Infrared Port: IR (115Kbps)
- Speaker & Microphone: Yes. Plus Stereo mini jack
- Battery Type: Advanced Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
- Dimensions (WxDxH): 4.9 x 3.1 x 0.6
- Weight: 6.7 oz.
- Warranty: 1 year parts and labor
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Toshiba has begun taking pre-orders on their site for the e750 and e755 at $600. To me, that price seems a little stiff given the feature set. So hold out for increased distribution to pick them up at a better price. Units should begin shipping in 2-3 weeks.
Related News –
RUMOR: Toshiba e750/e755 Wi-Fi Pocket PCs Information (2/23/2003 10:12:00 PM) – The FCC has posted information on a previously unheard of release from Toshiba. Seems like Toshiba is ready to introduce an upgrade to it’s popular e740 PDA by releasing the Toshiba e750/e755 Pocket PC. It seems both will have Wi-Fi and maybe one also have Bluetooth. (pictures in article)