ViewSonic Corporation today announced
its entry into the handheld market with
an Intel XScale-based Pocket PC device.
ViewSonic claims that it is the first
device in this category to break the
$300 price barrier. The Pocket PC V35
operates on the Pocket PC 2002
ViewSonic said that it will ship the
device with a custom Microsoft
PowerPoint file viewer and a digital image
The ViewSonic V35 weighs 4.2 ounces.
The company stated that it is pricing the
device at $299. It runs on an Intel
300MHz XScale processor with 32MB
flash memory and 64MB random access
memory (RAM). The Pocket PC V35 has a
standard 3.5-inch 240 x 320 display, and
Lithium-ion battery. There are four launch buttons for contacts, tasks, notes and calendar schedules, and a
jog-dial. A Secure Digital (SD) slot provides additional memory, input-output, and connectivity options.
According to ViewSonic, the Pocket PC V35 will be available in November through national and regional retailers,
authorized resellers, distributors and mail order with a one-year warranty. ViewSonic offers 24-hour, toll-free
technical support, seven days a week.
Matthew Peretz is managing editor of sister site, allNetDevices.