Feeds

Acer brings Bluetooth to PocketPC line

Slimline PDA

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Application security programs and practises

Reg Kit Watch Acer has updated its PocketPC family with a model it has already dubbed the "wireless wonder", launching the device in Taiwan today.

Acer n30 Bluetooth PocketPCThe hyperbole isn't entirely warranted, however: while the new n30 brings Bluetooth to the line-up, it's missing the Wi-Fi and GPRS connectivity you might expect such a named device to carry.

Acer currently only offers one Wi-Fi PDA, the n20w, in certain territories in the Asia-Pacific region.

The n30 is driven by a Samsung S3C2410 CPU clocked to 266MHz. It contains 64MB of SDRAM and 32MB of Flash ROM. The screen is the usual 3.5in 240 x 320 display, and the device runs the first edition of Windows Mobile 2003.

Acer's new model is a compact 11.8 x 7.1 x 1.3cm and weighs 130g, so it's both slimmer and lighter than its n10 predecessor. It provides a single SD IO/MMC slot for expansion, though the n10 offers a CompactFlash connector, one of the reasons for its bigger bulk. Inside the n30 is a 1000mAh rechargeable battery.

The n30 is expected to retail for around $280 in the US and is already available in the UK for around £180. ®

Related stories

FCC posts GSM, Wi-Fi iPaq specs
HP preps 4 July iPaq launch
Bluetooth group preps 2.1Mbps spec
'Official' Pocket Loox 700 Wi-Fi PDA pic appears on web
Dell readies 624MHz Wi-Fi PocketPC
Navman preps PocketPC with GPS
PDA makers unveil Wi-Fi, GPRS PDAs
Asus adds Wi-Fi to MyPal PDA family
Orange launches own-brand wireless PDA

Related reviews

Medion MDPPC250 PocketPC GPS Bundle
Evesham integrated GPS PocketPC
Bsquare Power Handheld

HP ProLiant Gen8: Integrated lifecycle automation

More from The Register

next story
Google Nest, ARM, Samsung pull out Thread to strangle ZigBee
But there's a flaw in Google's IP-based IoT system
Orange spent weekend spamming customers with TXTs
Zero, not infinity, is the Magic Number customers want
Want to beat Verizon's slow Netflix? Get a VPN
Exec finds stream speed climbs when smuggled out
US freemium mobile network eyes up Europe
FreedomPop touts 'free' calls, texts and data
'Two-speed internet' storm turns FCC.gov into zero-speed website
Deadline for comments on net neutrality shake-up extended to Friday
GoTenna: How does this 'magic' work?
An ideal product if you believe the Earth is flat
NBN Co execs: No FTTN product until 2015
Faster? Not yet. Cheaper? No data
prev story

Whitepapers

Top three mobile application threats
Prevent sensitive data leakage over insecure channels or stolen mobile devices.
The Essential Guide to IT Transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIO's automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise.
Mobile application security vulnerability report
The alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, and the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.