Pocket PC e570

By Jason Brooks  |  Posted 2001-11-05 Print this article Print

Pocket PC e570

Toshibas Pocket PC e570 marks a strong inaugural handheld outing for Toshiba. The e570 is the only Pocket PC weve seen that features CompactFlash Type 2 and Secure Digital expansion slots, and the device includes a generous 64MB of RAM.

SHORT-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // The e570 offers users access to a wide range of CompactFlash and Secure Digital peripherals, without requiring add-ons, as do the HP Jornada 560- and Compaq iPaq 3600-series devices.

LONG-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // With the operating system and core applications stored in flash ROM, the e570 is open to future software upgrades.

PROS: CompactFlash and Secure Digital slots; display readable outdoors; 64MB of RAM.

CONS: No light-sensitive brightness control; no application for saving user data to flash ROM.

Toshiba America Inc., Irvine, Calif.; (949) 583-3000; www.csd.toshiba.com/pda/pda_home.html

As Editor in Chief of eWEEK Labs, Jason Brooks manages the Labs team and is responsible for eWEEK's print edition. Brooks joined eWEEK in 1999, and has covered wireless networking, office productivity suites, mobile devices, Windows, virtualization, and desktops and notebooks. JasonÔÇÖs coverage is currently focused on Linux and Unix operating systems, open-source software and licensing, cloud computing and Software as a Service. Follow Jason on Twitter at jasonbrooks, or reach him by email at jbrooks@eweek.com.

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