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Old 01-22-2003, 09:58 AM
marlof
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Default Casio E-3000 Pocket PC

http://www.casio.co.jp/release/2003/e_3000.html

Although the linked news release (dated January 22, 2003) is in Japanese, and many of you won't be able to read everything it says, it does contain some information that is highly interesting. Casio E-3000, Xscale 400 MHz, CF II, SD/MMC, 32 MB ROM, 64 MB RAM, 3,5" TFT, 7813517.6mm, 190g and .... Pocket PC 2002!



The looks of the device remind me both of the Casio E-200 and the hp iPAQ 1900 (the four application buttons). I think it makes it look better than the E-200, and if it has the build quality of earlier Casio products, it might be quite a device! Anyhow, it seems that the rumors that Casio would leave the Pocket PC market to concentrate on their own OS as in the BE-300 might not be true. What do you think about that?
 
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Old 01-22-2003, 10:46 AM
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I would LOVE to see Casio "back" again! We should not forget that they made sure Windows CE had a place to be at in the E-105 days. I sometimes wonder where we would be if they hadn't stood by Microsoft during the "tough" years.

But this device... is another brick. I really hope they have something smoother and cooler in store for us when PPC 200? arrives!
 
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Old 01-22-2003, 10:59 AM
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This is definitely a Casio device -- the huge amount of space both below and to the sides of the screen scream 'CASIO'!

The styling is pretty nice, but I wonder if this is yet another attempt at selling a brick? Perhpas the Sony NZ-90 suitcase gave Casio hope that brick PDAs are coming back in fashion? Hopefully this device thin is paper thin, but wide and tall.

Casio's super twisted TFT is their claim to PDA fame, I wonder if they figured a way to make it transflective? THAT would be a major selling point for their device!
 
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Old 01-22-2003, 11:09 AM
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The styling is pretty nice, but I wonder if this is yet another attempt at selling a brick? Perhpas the Sony NZ-90 suitcase gave Casio hope that brick PDAs are coming back in fashion? Hopefully this device thin is paper thin, but wide and tall.
ops: At 17.6mm thick...its too thick for my taste. Would have been interested if it were in the 11-13mm thick range.
 
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Old 01-22-2003, 11:28 AM
Ekkie Tepsupornchai
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TFT screen? Is this a backlit-reflective screen like the rest of the newer PPCs or is this a return to their E125/EM500 days?

The device actually reminded me first of the E125 to be honest. It's surely shaped like it, but those E125/EM500 were just rock solid when it came to reliability and features!

Casio is still a major PDA presence in Japan, their BE300/E200 is still selling there so I'm not surprised to see them rethink their strategy for Japan. The question is whether they'll decide to branch out or not. While the device looks interesting, I'm not sure that this is the device they'd want to re-introduce to the world.
 
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Old 01-22-2003, 11:32 AM
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Default :)

As an owner of the E-125 (and therefore the owner of the stowaway for casio as well as a couple cf cards) I'm happy because I'd like to keep all of the stuff that I've accumulated, but sooner than later I'd like to upgrade to a new device. Hopefully it comes in at a better price point than $600.00
 
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Old 01-22-2003, 11:36 AM
Rirath
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Looking at this device I almost feeling like saying "ooh, it's in color!". I mean, it almost looks like a feature on this. Certainly not my idea of design. :?
 
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Old 01-22-2003, 12:25 PM
pocketpcdude1024
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Looking at this device I almost feeling like saying "ooh, it's in color!". I mean, it almost looks like a feature on this. Certainly not my idea of design. :?
I disagree. I think that the design reflects simplicity and elegance. 8) There are some designes for Pocket PCs that I don't care for. The Axim, for example.
 
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Old 01-22-2003, 12:41 PM
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a few bits of infomation more...

SDIO capable. Removable battery. Standard battery last 15 hours. Optional high-capacity battery last 30 hours.

Available: Around end of March.
 
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Old 01-22-2003, 01:06 PM
Ekkie Tepsupornchai
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Available: Around end of March.
Where? Japan only?
 
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