New Casio Toricomail device ?

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  1. PocketTV Team

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    It seems that Casio released (in Japan only) a new WinCE-based palm-size device called Toricomail.

    Looks like it is running WinCE 2.12, and just like the BE-300, it is not a Pocket PC. The processor is a MIPS (VR4121) at 131MHz. It seem to use a proprietary shell.

    A google search for Toricomail will provide lots of pages, most of them in japanese or russian.

    Here are some:

    http://www.casio.co.jp/productnews/toricomail.html
    http://member.nifty.ne.jp/m_sai/museum/ce/wince.html#TORICO
    http://www.handy.ru/news/2000/nov/news141.html
     
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    It's a little big for my taste (about the size of a Casio 125 but even thicker and heavier?)

    The specs show 16 MB ROM and 8 MB ram. 8 Meg?

    The strap looks like there is a pink model for girls and a gray one for boys. I expect this is more like a competitor to the Cybiko or GameBoy than the PDA market. But, who knows. If phones and PDAs are going to converge, so could Gameboys, MP3 players, portable radios, and pocket TVs.

    What really draws my attention is the obvious swivel camera built in. Whether all PDAs include cameras for everyone, at least all the ones I buy in the future will. It is just too handy to have the camera right there. Wonder if it will do video? Run current B-300 programs? Run all day on a battery? Have slots?

    It looks like a mini version of the SamSung Handy. By the way, where is that thing. It was supposed to be the next big thing a year ago! It was claimed to be a huge bargain at what....$1000? I would peg this new Casio at $150, though it could be intended to sell for 2-4 times that if it properly equipped and marketed.
     
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