Joining the PDA Fray

By eweek  |  Posted 2001-07-30

Toshiba Corp. has entered the PDA market with the Genio e series, a family of handheld computers based on Microsoft Corp.s Pocket PC platform. Two Genio products will be available in Japan this summer and in the United States later this year. The Genio e550, available next month, contains 32MB of main memory. The e550/MD, available in September, adds an IBM 1GB Microdrive.

Both models include CompactFlash and Secure Digital expansion slots, an Intel Corp. 206MHz StrongARM processor, a thin-film-transistor LCD screen that supports 65,536 colors, and a lithium-ion rechargeable battery that lasts about 8 hours, officials said.

Pricing in Japan will be the equivalent of $560 and $800, respectively. Pricing for the models to be sold in the United States has not been set.

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