Toshiba Pocket PCs Launched with New Innovative Features

31st Oct 2003

The Computer Systems Division of Toshiba
Europe GmbH today announced the

availability of its value-based Pocket PC e400 and corporate-based Pocket

PC e800 series featuring integrated Wi-Fi (802.11b) or Bluetooth

connectivity and voice over IP (VoIP) capabilities (Pocket PC e800 only).
Both new models feature the ability for audio playback of text documents

and user voice command functionality to access important data, while


keeping business users and consumers organized at all the times.

Toshiba’s Pocket PCs continue to build upon the company’s core focus of

mobility and wireless connectivity, providing users increased flexibility

and convenience to help manage their busy lives.  With the integrated

Toshiba VoIP phone software (Pocket PC e800 series only), users can place

phone calls over a high-speed wireless network anywhere in the world,

reducing the cost of making long distance and international calls via

traditional phone systems.  The Pocket PC e800 series also features

integrated Bluetooth, allowing users to connect to other Bluetooth

enabled devices or Wi-Fi (802.11b) connectivity for convenient Internet

access to a public wireless hotspot or to a user’s corporate wireless


New Voice Command and Text-to-Speech Applications1

The Pocket PC e400 and e800 series includes voice command software designed

to quickly and efficiently access a user’s appointments, contact

information or time and date. Voice commands such as “Contacts” and

“Calendar” can be used to instantly launch applications, without the user

having to use the stylus. Other important software includes the

text-to-speech application, where users can listen to audio feedback of

e-mail messages, e-book files and other text documents, while the world

clock utility, allows users access to local time zone information.

“Toshiba understands that customers desire a personal lightweight data

access device that not only keeps them connected to the corporate network,

but also delivers on new technology that increases productivity and ease of

use away from the office,” said Oscar Koenders, assistant general manager

and vice-president world-wide product planning of Toshiba’s EMEA Computer

Systems Marketing Division. “The Pocket PC e400 and e800 series represent

the true definition of a handheld data device convenient, interactive and



Brighter Displays and Added Functionality

The Pocket PC e400 and e800 series features a transreflective TFT colour

display with increased screen brightness and exceptional readability, both

in- and outdoors. The Pocket PC e800 series continues to re-define Pocket

PC computing, with its revolutionary 4.0” diagonal transreflective display

and greater viewing area, including VGA support for future VGA-enabled



User can create a lightweight mobile presentation device, by combining the

Pocket PC e800 series with an optional Toshiba Presentation Pack that

allows users to connect to a monitor or projector, as well as a USB port

for connection to a full-size keyboard or numeric keypad.




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