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Pocket PC e570

USABILITY

B

CAPABILITY

A

PERFORMANCE

B

INTEROPERABILITY

A

MANAGEABILITY

B

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