The PDA market is always
moving in two directions: thinner and better performance. The
Toshiba e310 captures almost top of the line specifications and is the
thinnest Pocket PC device on the market. The last Windows based PDA
that was on the market that was of comparable size was the Compaq Aero
1550. The e310 is a long way from the Aero 1550 with its 206mhz
processor, 32mb of memory, 16-bit color screen, and SD slot. Though
the performance side of the device is great, what is probably causing the
interest in this device is that it is less then a half an inch
thick. The price tag is also particularly attractive with an initial
MSRP of $399.
e310 shows that Toshiba hopes to bring innovation to the PDA market.
They have risen the bar, challenging other manufactures to remember that
size is important and there is no reason for bulked up devices.