Samsung readies WLAN-enabled handheld PC

Samsung Electronics will introduce next month a handheld PC with integrated support for wireless LANs (WLANs), the company announced Thursday at the Cebit trade show in Hanover, Germany.

Based on a 400MHz PXA255 processor from Intel, the 240-gram Nexio XP30 measures 15.4 centimeters by 9.1 centimeters by 1.34 centimeters and sports a 5-inch widescreen TFT (thin film transistor) LCD (liquid crystal display) that supports WVGA (800 pixels by 480 pixels) resolution.

The handheld computer ships with 64M bytes of flash memory, 128M bytes of SDRAM (synchronous RAM), support for 802.11b wireless networks, and has one CF II slot and a USB (Universal Serial Bus) port.

The Nexio XP30 is based on Microsoft's Windows CE .Net 4.1 operating system and includes the Pocket Office application suite and Internet Explorer 5.5.

In addition to the Nexio XP30's standard stylus, customers can also purchase an optional keyboard cover. An extended-life battery pack is also available as an upgrade to replace the standard 1500mAh rechargeable li-polymer battery that comes with the Nexio XP30.

The company plans to launch the device in Hong Kong during the second half of the year and is eyeing shipments to the U.S. and Europe in 2005, it said.

Join the newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.
Rocket to Success - Your 10 Tips for Smarter ERP System Selection
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Sumner Lemon

IDG News Service
Show Comments

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Sarah Ieroianni

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.

Ratchada Dunn

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The Huddle Board’s built in program; Sharp Touch Viewing software allows us to easily manipulate and edit our documents (jpegs and PDFs) all at the same time on the dashboard.

George Khoury

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The biggest perks for me would be that it comes with easy to use and comprehensive programs that make the collaboration process a whole lot more intuitive and organic

David Coyle

Brother PocketJet PJ-773 A4 Portable Thermal Printer

I rate the printer as a 5 out of 5 stars as it has been able to fit seamlessly into my busy and mobile lifestyle.

Kurt Hegetschweiler

Brother PocketJet PJ-773 A4 Portable Thermal Printer

It’s perfect for mobile workers. Just take it out — it’s small enough to sit anywhere — turn it on, load a sheet of paper, and start printing.

Matthew Stivala

HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer

The HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer is a great device that fits perfectly into my fast paced and mobile lifestyle. My first impression of the printer itself was how incredibly compact and sleek the device was.

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?