dual built-in Secure Digital(TM) and CompactFlash II expansion
with enhanced productivity features.
delivering up to eight hours of battery life.
Building upon its leadership in developing innovative technology for the mobile user, the Computer Systems Group (CSG) of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. (TAIS), today introduces the sleek Toshiba Pocket PC e570. A highly functional PDA, the Pocket PC e570 delivers wireless capabilities, increased expandability and features the new Microsoft Windows-Powered Pocket PC 2002 operating software, all in an ultralight device that fits easily in a shirt pocket.
Maximizing performance for the growing enterprise PDA marketplace, the Toshiba Pocket PC e570 features simultaneous use of dual integrated expansion slots for increased storage and connectivity. With the Secure Digital (SD) expansion slot, users will soon enjoy the benefits of wireless connectivity with an optional Bluetooth(TM) SD module, allowing quick exchange of information with other Bluetooth-enabled devices such as notebook PCs. For increased storage capacity, customers can take advantage of up to 128MB of additional memory (via optional Toshiba SD memory card) for large documents, presentations and multimedia files. Providing the mobile user with additional flexibility, a CompactFlash II expansion slot offers a suite of productivity add-on devices such as Global Positioning System, bar code reader for inventory management, Wi-Fi (802.11b) and V.90 56K modem for browsing the Internet and checking e-mail.
"The Toshiba Pocket PC e570 is a strategic mobile computing device that fills the void between notebook PCs and cellular technology," said Steve Andler, vice president of marketing, Toshiba CSG. "With dual expansion slots, lightweight design and a feature-rich operating system, IT buyers now have the ultimate in PDA performance to outfit a growing mobile workforce."
Feature-Rich Handheld with Multimedia Functionality
In addition to wireless connectivity and a suite of expansion capabilities, the versatile Toshiba Pocket PC e570 is the ideal portable business tool for the enterprise customer. Integrated with Microsoft Windows Media Player 8, users can enjoy their favorite MP3 files through a rich, stereo sound system, ideal during a cross-country flight. Additionally, customers can enjoy viewing video files, presentations and e-mail on the crisp, vibrant, 64K color display of the Pocket PC e570 that features sharp backlighting for easy readability indoors and outdoors. Other multimedia features include digital voice recording, microphone and stereo headphone jack.
Integrating its core technology strength, the Pocket PC e570 marks the debut of Toshiba's revolutionary Advanced Lithium-ion power technology, a micro-thin lightweight battery delivering up to eight hours of battery life for the user. Weighing less than one-half pound and providing an ample power supply, Pocket PC e570 customers can now enjoy portable multimedia all in the palm of their hand - anytime, anywhere.
Enhanced Productivity with Enterprise Applications
The Toshiba Pocket PC e570 comes pre-installed with Microsoft Corp.'s new Pocket PC 2002 operating system, featuring a host of applications ideal for the enterprise user such as Virtual Private Network client access to protect sensitive data and e-mail communication through remote access. Additionally, mobile professionals can utilize Terminal Services Client to remotely access business applications on its company's server. Productivity applications include Microsoft Pocket Word, Excel, Outlook, Internet Explorer, MSN Messenger and Microsoft Reader 2.0. To meet the needs of the enterprise user, the Toshiba Pocket PC e570 can also be customized with pre-loaded factory applications.
"With the Toshiba Pocket PC e570's sleek form factor and comprehensive feature-set, Toshiba is clearly listening to customers who have indicated they need and expect more than just a simple organizer," said Ben Waldman, vice president of the Mobile Devices Division at Microsoft. "This combination of Microsoft software and Toshiba hardware has been designed specifically to meet and exceed customer needs."
Powering the Toshiba Pocket PC e570 is the Intel(R) StrongARM processor. At 206MHz, Intel StrongARM is a high-performance processor designed to maximize power and performance for running the most demanding productivity and multimedia applications, quickly and efficiently.
"Toshiba is extending its success in the mobile handheld market with the introduction of the innovative Toshiba Pocket PC e570 handheld design," said Peter Green, general manager of Intel's Handheld Computing Division. "The Intel StrongARM processor, coupled with Intel Flash memory, provides the leading performance and low power required to maximize user productivity, extend battery life and provide exciting real-time multimedia functionality."
Pricing, Warranty and Availability
The Toshiba Pocket PC e570 is competitively priced at $569 with a one year parts and labor warranty and will be available initially to corporate enterprise customers as well as educational and government sector customers in November 2001. Additional information can be found at www.pda.toshiba.com.