Dirt Cheap VGA PDA
July 8, 2004
who probably ought to have a blog, but doesn’t my mistake—looks like he’s working on it) informs me that CompUSA is selling out their Toshiba e800s (e800 and e805 are the same model, just with a bit different bundled software) for under $400. I’ve also heard that Best Buy is selling theirs in the $350 – $400 range.
This is a great price for a spectacular device, particularly with the Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition upgrade available for download.
We’re talking a Pocket PC with a 4” screen, that runs 640 x 480, portrait or landscape, for those programs that you want it to (e-book readers, web browsers, remote desktop), and standard 320 x 240 for everything you’d rather NOT see that small. It has built-in wi-fi (with a killer zero-configuration ability), an SD slot and a CF slot.
It was the most awesome Pocket PC going back in December, and frankly, IMHO, it still is today. At less than $400, it’s a steal, too. I don’t know why they’re busting these out—probably either an updated version is coming, or Toshiba’s on-again, off-again plans to leave the PDA market are on again. It doesn’t matter, it still has warranty coverage, and there are plenty of accessories available for it, even outside of Toshiba.
If you have any need for a PocketPC, you should give this one serious consideration.