Will Casio’s Latest Pocket PC Be Released Outside Japan?

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A year or so ago, Casio quietly withdrew from the commercial handheld market outside of Japan. However, it has continued to release models in its home country.

Its latest is the Cassiopeia DT-10 series, which will have a feature set similar to devices like the iPaq hx4700 series and the ASUS A730.

Casio’s upcoming models will have a 3.7-inch, 640-by-480-pixel (VGA)display. They will also have a CompactFlash slot and an SD/MMC slot that supports SDIO.

Cassiopeia DT-10 Series There will be two models in the DT-10 series. The M50S will have both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, while the M50 will have only Bluetooth.

Both of these will run Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition on a 416 MHz processor. They will have 128 MB of RAM and 64 MB of ROM, of which 20 MB will be available to users for extra storage.

Physically, the DT-10 series models will be 5.5 inches tall, 3.1 inches wide, and 1.0 inch thick. (140 mm by 80 mm by 25 mm). It will weigh 10.6 ounces (300 g).

More information is available on the Casio web site (Japanese).

In the last few years, Casio has released at least one new Pocket PC, the E-3000, only in Japan. While there’s a possibility that the DT-10 series might be released outside of Casio’s home country, it seems unlikely.

Thanks to Engadget and Dave for the tips.

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