Philips latest pocket computer, the Windows CE-based Nino 300, with pen based capabilities, will go mass market in the next two weeks.
The #299.99 (include VAT) device is initially being sold through select Dixons stores. It will be available through other a wide variety of electrical stores by the end of the month, confirmed a Philips representative. Philips denied rumours that a spurt of widespread discounting is expected.
The Nino 200g 300 follows on from Philips' Velo handheld PC product. Its ergonomic controls include one-handed scrolling and Quick Start keys on the side of the device for instant application access. Users can also assign voice activated commands to functions.
Incorporating a low power 19.2Kbps software modem, the Nino 300 incorporates personal information management, email and messaging. ?It lets people communicate anytime, anywhere,? commented a Philips representative.
Connectivity is provided via the Nino?s IrDA compliant infrared port or via a RS232 serial connection (which also connects via the supplied Nino docking station).
The Nino 300 is targeted at consumers as well as companies who want to draw on their enterprise systems through applications such as the common Win32 API through Windows CE operating system.
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