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Casio EG-800STD-S

Ruggedized Pocket PC
(by Conrad H. Blickenstorfer)

No longer a new design by any means, the Casio Cassiopeia EG-800 is an industrial-strength version of Casio original Cassiopeia E-125 multimedia Pocket PC. A tougher case provides a degree of splash resistance and shock absorption which makes the device well suited for business and light industrial applications. Though it also goes back several generations of microprocessors, the EG-800's 150MHz VR4122 processor provides adequate performance. The transmissive TFT display is the large (3.8 inches diagonal) and very bright TFT Casio used in all of its original multimedia Pocket PCs. What sets the EG800 apart is an innovative power system that lets you select from three different snap-on Lithium-Polymer battery packs that provide up to 15 hours of continuous use. Lacking an ARM-based processor or Flash ROM, the EG-800 cannot be upgraded to newer versions of the Pocket PC OS. If this is not an issue, the EG-800 remains a good choice.

Specifications
Form-factor Industrial PDA
CPU Speed NEC VR4122/150 MHz
OS Windows CE 3.0 Pocket PC
RAM/ROM 32MB/16MB
Card slots 1 CF Card II
Display type Transmissive color TFT
Display size/res 3.8"/240 x 320
Digitizer/pens touch/1
Keyboard/keys On-screen
Navigation 5-way buttons
Housing Plastic/rubber
Operating Temp 23 to 122F
Sealing IPx II
Shock 2.5 feet drop
Size (WxHxD) 3.4 x 5.3 x 1.0
Weight 10.3 oz.
Power 875/1450/2625 mAH Li-Pol ("4/8/15 hrs.")
Interface USB, IR, serial
Wireless optional via CF
List price US$899
Contact www.casio.com
Windows Mobile Info
  • Windows Mobile Smartphone
  • Windows Mobile 2003
  • Windows CE .Net
  • Windows for Pocket PC 2002
  • Pocket PC intro 2000
  • Windows CE H/PC Pro 1998
  • Windows CE 2.0 1997
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