Toshiba has announced that, starting today, its e755 Pocket will be shipping with the new Windows Mobile 2003 for Pocket PC. Previously the device shipped with Pocket PC 2002. In addition, Toshiba has dropped the price by $100.
The e755 runs a Intel XScale processor at 400 MHz. It comes with 64 MB of RAM. In addition, it has 32 MB of ROM to allow the user to store files that won’t be erased if the handheld has a hard reset or the battery is completely drained. The e755 has a separate 32MB of CMOS Flash ROM to store the operating system.
In addition, the e755 comes with built-in Wi-Fi (802.11b) wireless networking, allowing it to connect to wireless networks in homes, offices, and public hotspots.
With the Microsoft Windows Mobile 2003 for Pocket PC, the e755 will have new media and entertainment applications including Microsoft Windows Media Player 9 for Windows Mobile 2003, improved e-mail synchronization and Wi-Fi wireless connectivity detection for easier access to a wireless-enabled public hotspot. Familiar productivity applications such as Pocket Word, Pocket Excel, and Pocket Outlook are also included.
Previously, the e755 sold for $599. Starting today, Toshiba has dropped the suggested price to $499.
Upgrade for Current Users
Because the e755 has been shipping for a while with Pocket PC 2002, Toshiba is offering an upgrade to the new operating system, which was just announced today. People who purchased an e755 after May 23, 2003 and before September 23, 2003 are eligible to upgrade to Windows Mobile 2003 for free plus $15.99 for shipping and handling.
This won’t be the only Toshiba handheld running the new operating system. Today the company began offering the e755, a mid-range model.