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Windows CE 2.0 Handheld PC Comparison
By Chris De Herrera, Copyright 1997-1999
 Version 1.64  Revised 5/10/99

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Announced Windows CE 2.0 Systems (In Alphabetical Order A- K)
Manufacturer

Casio

Casio

Compaq

Ericsson

Hewlett Packard

Hewlett Packard

Hewlett Packard

Hitachi

Hitachi

Model A-20   PA-2500 (ruggedized A-20) PA 2400U C Series 810, 2010c, 2015c MC-16 360LX 620LX 660LX HPW-20E8 HPW-200EC
Screen Pixels 640 x 240 480 x 240 640 x 240 640 x 240 640 x 240 640 x 240 640 x 240 640 x 240 640 x 240
Diagonal Screen Size 6.5" 5.9" 6.5"         7.1" 8.25"
# of Colors 4 gray scales 4 Grey Scales 256 Color (2010c/2015c) or 4 Grey Scale (800) 16 grey scales 16 grey scales 256 Colors 256 Colors 16 Grey Scales 256 Color
Backlight  Yes Yes Yes - 2 levels Yes, Paper White Yes, Paper White  Yes, fully adjustable   Yes Yes
Dot Pitch .24 mm .26 mm .24 mm         .26mm .30 mm
CPU 80 mhz SH3 (7709) (7709 reference system) 80 mhz SH3 (7709) (7709 reference system) 75 mhz Philips PR31700 Mips 60 mhz SH3 (7707, optimized 7708 CPU) 60 mhz SH3 (7707, optimized 7708 CPU) 75 mhz SH3 (7709) (7709 reference system)   80 mhz SH3 (7709) (7709 reference system) 100 mhz SH3 (7709) (7709 reference system)
Bus Speed 20 mhz 20 mhz 15 mhz, 64 bit 15 mhz 15 mhz 18.75 mhz   20 mhz 25 mhz
RAM  8 mb 8 mb 8 mb EDO Mono (810),  upgradeable to 20 mb EDO, Color (2010/2015) upgradeable to 32 mb (Both ram upgrades replace existing 4mb) 8 mb 8 mb 16 MB, upgradeable to 32  MB 32 MB 8 MB 16 MB expandable
ROM 10 mb, upgradeable 16 mb 16 mb 10 mb (upgradeable) 10 mb (upgradeable) 10 mb fast page mode (upgradeable)   8 mb upgradeable to 16 mb  12 MB upgradeable
RAM Expansion No No Yes No No Yes   Yes Yes
Cache 8k, 4 way unified 8k, 4 way unified 1k data, 4k code 8k, 4 way unified 8k, 4 way unified 8k, 4 way unified   8k, 4 way unified 8k, 4 way unified
BSquare's BUseful Analyzer SquareMarks - courtesy of WinCELair Speed-Off     17.40 - 2010   13.55 17.71 16.52   20.07
Data Storage PC Card, Compact Flash PC Card, Compact Flash PC Card PC Card, Compact Flash PC Card, Compact Flash PC Card, Compact Flash   PC Card, Compact Flash PC Card, Compact Flash
Modem No No 33.6k software No No No 56.6k 21.6k Software 33.6k Software
IRDA Yes, 1.1 (115.2k) Yes 1.1 (115.2k) Yes Yes Yes Yes   Yes Yes
Voice Recorder Yes Yes Yes No No Yes    Yes, Headset port Yes
VGA Port No No No No No No   Yes Yes
# of Keys 62 Screen based keyboard or Handwriting Recognition (smARTwriter) 62, 15mm key pitch with 9mm oval keys 64 64 64, 8 shortcut keys, 4 hard icon keys   66, 5 programmable keys 74 keys, pitch 17mm x 15mm
Embedded 10 Key Yes No No Yes Yes Yes   No No
Included Hardware Synchronizing Cable, AC Adapter Synchronizing Cable, AC Adapter, Lithium Battery Pack PA2120 LI AutoSync Cable, AC Adapter - Gray, Autosync cable, conveinence cradle , AC Adapter, NiMH battery - Color   Synchronizing Cable, Docking Cable, NiMH Rechargeable Batteries, AC Adapter Synchronizing Cable, Docking Cradle, Lithium Ion Rechargeable Batteries, AC Adapter   Docking station, VGA Cable, Rechargeable Batteries, AC Adapter Rechargeable Batteries, AC Adapter
Options Cradle A-D10LC, Lithium Battery Pack A-B10LT, AC Adapter AD-C50200U, RS-232 Cable, Stylus, Casio Camera Cable SB-62 Lithium Battery Pack PA-2120 LI, AC Adapter AD-C50200U 16-MB RAM Expansion 314517-B21, 10-MB Flash RAM PC Card 266517-001, PowerBattery Pack-NiMH 314508-B21, AC Adapter 314509-001, Auto Adapter 314565-B21, External NiMH battery charger, 327597-B21, ConnectivityCradle with upscale stylus and holder 314506-B21, Auto-sync cable 314518-B21,  3-Pack, 314506-B21, Mobile Internet Antenna 314563-001, VGA Out PC Card 314564-B21, Portfolio Case 3314561-B21, Carring Case 3314519-B21, Slipcase 3314562-B21    VGA Out PC Card F1252A AC Adapter F1241A, Standard Battery Pack F1251A, Extended Battery Pack F1254A, External Charger F1246A, Synchronization Cable F1233A, Stylus 3 Pack F1247A, Docking Cradle F1242A, VGA Out PC Card F1252A, 4mb Compact Flash w/adapter F1231A, 10mb compact flash w/ adapter F1233A     VGA-out cable $69, AC Adapter $39, 16MB Memory Upgrade Card $199, Serial Cable $49, Rechargeable Battery $79, 2 Stylus $9
Software in ROM Pocket Word, Pocket Excel, Inbox w/Attachments, Pocket Internet Explorer Pocket Word, Pocket Excel, Pocket PowerPoint, Inbox w/Attachments, Pocket Internet Explorer, Sound Vega, smART contact, smART memo, smART command, CIC QuickNotes Pocket Word, Pocket Excel, Pocket PowerPoint, Inbox w/Attachments, Pocket Internet Explorer, Visual Basic 5.0 Runtime, Visual C++ Runtime Pocket Word, Pocket Excel, Pocket PowerPoint, Inbox w/Attachments, Pocket Internet Explorer, BFax Pro, Month-at-a-glance, HP Backup Utility BFind Pocket Word, Pocket Excel, Pocket PowerPoint, Inbox w/Attachments, Pocket Internet Explorer, BFax Pro, Month-at-a-glance, HP Backup Utility BFind Pocket Word, Pocket Excel, Pocket PowerPoint, Inbox w/Attachments, Pocket Internet Explorer, BFax Pro, Month-at-a-glance, HP Backup Utility, BFind, Pocket Quicken ExpensAble, Fiscal Pro Pocket Word, Pocket Excel, Pocket PowerPoint, Inbox w/Attachments, Pocket Internet Explorer Pocket Word, Pocket Excel, Pocket PowerPoint, Inbox w/Attachments, Pocket Internet Explorer Pocket Word, Pocket Excel, Pocket PowerPoint, Inbox w/Attachments, Pocket Internet Explorer
Bundled Software on CD-Rom 21 Applications

Pocket Powerpoint, bFAX Professional, QuickNotes, LandWare Financial Consultant Calculator, IntelliSync, IntelliMigrate, Socket Connectivity Products (PageSoft Pro for Windows CE, PageSoft Pro Windows Desktop Free Trial Software, GTE Personal Sender Desktop Software), pcANYWHERE CE, E-Mail Access (Virtual Courier Lite for Desktop cc:Mail and MS Mail/Exchange), QV-LINK Connection Software, Sound-Vega and Sound-Vega Jr., Paint-Atlas, Hyper-Memo, Tetris, Project Management Software, Teleconferencing Software, Easy Find File Tool, Voice Applications /smARTcommand, Voice Applications/ smARTcontact, Voice Applications/smARTmemo

None 810/2010C - Pocket Carbon Copy, Mail on the Run, CIC QuickNotes and Spellcheck, Pocket BizCalc, Sprynet Client, Intellimigrate, bFAX Express, Backup/Restore

2015c - entertainment bundle for consumers

bFAX Pro Financial Calculator, Fiscal Pro, Translation utlity for HP Palmtops, IntelliMigrate, 10 additional Trial Applications Financial and unit conversion, Translation utlity for HP Palmtops, IntelliMigrate, 10 additional Trial Applications     Hitachi Memo Pad, PC Screen Capture, bSquare bFAX Professional, Odyssey Computing BizCalc, Sprynet, LandWare Pocket Finance, CIC Speller, Microburst Virtual Courier
Dimensions (Inches) 7.25 x 3.68 x 1 7 x 4.2 x.82 Mono: 3.93 x 7.32 x 1.34, Color: 3.93 x 7.32 x 1.61 7.2 x 3.6 x 1.1 7.2 x 3.6 x 1.1 7.8 x 4.1 x 1.4   7.7 x 4.3 x 1.1 9.9 x 5.2  x 1
Weight (Ounces) 15.2 13.4 Mono: 13.9

Color: 15.2

16 16 20.6   16.1 29.92
Main Battery 2 AA 2 AA 2 AA or NiMH 2 AA 2 AA Proprietary   2 AA Proprietary Lithium
Battery Life (Hours) 40 Lithium Rechargeables, 25 hours Alkalines 25  hours Alkalines, 15 hours Lithium Rechargeable 15 hours NiMH, 20 hours alkalines - gray, 3 hours NiMH std, 9 hours optional external charger battery pack Color     6-8 hours Standard, 12-16 hours Extended Life   20 hours 10 hours
List Price $599 (A-20)

$699 (PA-2500)

$799 $599 mono, $899 color $800 $599 $799 $999 $599 $900
Street Price A-20   810, 2010c, 2015c   360LX 620LX 660LX   HPW-200EC
Actual Availablilty NOW NOW Gray NOW, Color  NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW
Notes Does not include MFC or OLE dll. PA-2500 Vertical Marketing Only. Vertical Marketing Only. Does not include MFC or OLE dll. Includes MFC and VB dlls. The 2010c and 2015c are identical hardware - the software bundle is different. Includes Month at a Glance, CPU speed is reduced to increase battery life. Includes MFC 2.0 dll and OLE dll. Includes Month at a Glance, CPU speed is reduced to increase battery life. Includes MFC 2.0 dll and OLE dll. Includes Month at a Glance, Larger keyboard than 320LX. Includes MFC 2.0 dll and OLE dll.     This unit is the same as the LG Phenom Ultra

Announced Windows CE 2.0 Systems
(In Alphabetical Order L-Z)
Manufacturer

LG Electronics

LG Electronics

LG Electronics

LG Electronics

Novatel Wireless

NEC

Philips

Sharp Mobilon

Sharp Mobilon

Sharp Mobilon

Sharp Mobilon

Model Phenom Phenom + Phenom Ultra Phenom Express Contact MobilePro 700, 750C Velo 500 HC-4000 HC-4100 (HC-4100A w/o modem Europe, Asia) HC-4500 (HC-4500A w/o modem Europe, Asia) HC-4600
Screen Pixels 640 x 240 640 x 240 640 x 240 640 x 240 640 x 240 640 x 240 640 x 240 640 x 240 640 x 240 640 x 240 640 x 240
Diagonal Screen Size 7.1" 7.1" 8.25" 8.125" 7.1" 7.3" Grey, 8" Color 6.2" 6.5" 6.5" 6.5" 6.5"
# of Colors 16 Grey Scales 16 Grey Scales 256 Color 256 Color 16 Grey Scales 4 Grey Scales or 256 Color 16 Grey Scales 16 gery scales 16 grey scales 256 Colors 256 Colors
Backlight Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dot Pitch .26 mm .26 mm .30 mm .26 mm .28 mm .23 mm
CPU 80 mhz SH3 (7709) (7709 reference system) 80 mhz SH3 (7709) (7709 reference system) 100 mhz SH3 (7709) (7709 reference system) 100 mhz SH3 (7709) (7709 reference system) 80 mhz SH3 (7709) (7709 reference system) VR 4102 Mips, 54 mhz, VR 4111 80 mhz Color Philips PR31700 Mips 75 mhz Philips PR31700 Mips 73.7 mhz Philips PR31700 Mips 73.7 mhz Philips PR31700 Mips 73.7 mhz
Bus Speed 20 mhz 20 mhz 25 mhz 25 MHZ 20 mhz 15 mhz, 64 bit 15 mhz, 64 bit 15 mhz, 64 bit 15 mhz, 64 bit
RAM 8 MB upgradeable to 16 MB  8 MB upgradeable to 16 MB 16 MB expandable 32 MB 8 MB upgradeable to 32 MB 8 mb, upgradeable to 32 MB Grey, 16MB Color 16 mb fast page mode/24 mb (8 mb Dram Card installed for 24 mb unit) 4 mb, upgradeable to 12 mb 12mb EDO (8mb internal, 4mb ram expansion), upgradeable to 16 MB total 16 mb EDO (8mb internal, 8mb ram expansion), upgradeable (no larger card is available) 16 MB EDO expandable to32 MB
ROM 16mb upgradeable 16mb upgradeable 12 MB upgradeable 16 MB upgradeable 8 MB upgradeable to 32 MB 16 MB user upgradeable 16mb fast page mode rom, upgradeable 16 mb 16 mb, upgradeable 16 mb, upgradeable
RAM Expansion Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cache 8k, 4 way unified 8k, 4 way unified 8k, 4 way unified 8k, 4 way unified 8k, 4 way unified 5k cache Grey, 8k data, 16k code Color 1k data, 4k code 1k data, 4k code 1k data, 4k code 1k data, 4k code
BSquare's BUseful Analyzer SquareMarks - courtesy of WinCELair Speed-Off 8.93 12.25 14.25, 25.37 20.47 17.67 17.78
Data Storage PC Card, Compact Flash PC Card, Compact Flash PC Card, Compact Flash PC Card PC Card, Compact Flash PC Card, Compact Flash Miniature Card Dram, Miniature Card Flash, Optional Vmodule for PC Cards PC Card PC Card PC Card PC Card
Modem 21.6k Software CDPD, 21.6k  Software 33.6k Software 56k v.90 CDPD, optional 14.4k / 9.6k wireline modem 33.6k Software Modem 28.8k Software Modem / Fax 33.6k Data 9600 Fax Software 33.6k Data 9600 Fax Software 33.6k Data 9600 Fax Software 33.6k Data 9600 Fax Software
IRDA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes, 1.1 (115.2k) Yes, 1.1 (115.2k) Yes, 1.1 (115.2k) Yes, 1.1 (115.2k) Yes, 1.1 (115.2k)
Voice Recorder Yes, Headset port Yes, Headset port Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
VGA Port Yes Yes Yes Yes (no cable required) Yes Yes No No No No No
# of Keys 66, 5 programmable keys 66, 5 programmable keys 74 keys, pitch 17mm x 15mm 74 keys 16.5mm 66, 5 programmable keys 80, 10 Programmable Function Keys, 16.1mm pitch 61 64, 7 programmable keys 64, 7 programmable keys 64, 7 programmable keys 64, 7 programmable keys
Embedded 10 Key No No No No Yes No No No No No
Included Hardware Docking station, VGA Cable, Rechargeable Batteries, AC Adapter Docking station, VGA Cable, Rechargeable Batteries, AC Adapter Rechargeable Batteries, AC Adapter Parallel port built in, Lithium Battery, AC Adapter, Serial cable, CompactFlash adapter Serial Cable, AC ADapter PC Cable, VGA Cable, RJ-11 Phone Cable, AC Adapter Docking Station, AC Adapter, and NiMH Rechargeable Battery Pack, 9 to 25 pin adapter Synchronizing Cable Synchronizing Cable Synchronizing Cable, NiMH Rechargeable Batteries, AC Adapter Synchronizing Cable, NiMH Rechargeable Batteries, AC Adapter
Options Serial/VGA Cable, Leather Case, DC Car Adapter AC Adapter S1424-11, PC Cable S1424-12S, VGA Cable S1424-12V, NiMH Battery S1424-15, NiMH Battery Charger S1424-16, 16 mb Memory S1424-18A, 32mb Memory S1424-18B, 3-Pack Stylus Pens S1424-17A, Carrying Case S1424-20A VGA Card, 4mb dram card, 8mb dram card, 4mb flash card, type II VModule, Velo Dock, Velo to PC Cable, AC Adapter, NiMH Battery Pack, Carrying Case, Card Charger

Accessories are compatible with Velo 1

Digital Camera PC Card (CE-AG04) $400, VGA Card, Docking Station $150, Rechargeable Battery Pack $60, AC Adapter Digital Camera PC Card (CE-AG04) $400, VGA Card, Docking Station $150, Rechargeable Battery Pack $60, AC Adapter Digital Camera PC Card (CE-AG04) $400, VGA Card, Docking Station $150 Digital Camera PC Card (CE-AG04) $400
Software in ROM Pocket Word, Pocket Excel, Pocket PowerPoint, Inbox w/Attachments, Pocket Internet Explorer, Voice Recorder 1.0, Pocket BizCalc, Pocket Finance, bFax Professional Pocket Word, Pocket Excel, Pocket PowerPoint, Inbox w/Attachments, Pocket Internet Explorer, Voice Recorder 1.0, Pocket BizCalc, Pocket Finance, bFax Professional Pocket Word, Pocket Excel, Pocket PowerPoint, Inbox w/Attachments, Pocket Internet Explorer Pocket Word, Pocket Excel, Pocket PowerPoint, Inbox w/Attachments, Pocket Internet Explorer Pocket Word, Pocket Excel, Pocket PowerPoint, Inbox w/Attachments, Pocket Internet Explorer Pocket Word, Pocket Excel, Pocket PowerPoint, Inbox w/Attachments, Pocket Internet Explorer Pocket Word, Pocket Excel, Pocket PowerPoint, Inbox w/Attachments, Pocket Internet Explorer, Voice Memo, Allpen's MobileForms, bFAX Professional, Virtual Courier, Extended Character set, Convert Currency, length, Find utility ocket Word, Pocket Excel, Pocket PowerPoint, Inbox w/Attachments, Pocket Internet Explorer

Image Editor

Pocket Word, Pocket Excel, Pocket PowerPoint, Inbox w/Attachments, Pocket Internet Explorer

Image Editor

Pocket Word, Pocket Excel, Pocket PowerPoint, Inbox w/Attachments, Pocket Internet Explorer

Image Editor

Pocket Word, Pocket Excel, Pocket PowerPoint, Inbox w/Attachments, Pocket Internet Explorer

bFAX Pro, Citrix ICA Client, Photo Link, Image Editor, MPEG Player,

Bundled Software on CD-Rom Intellisync Ready, Pocket On Schedule Ready, Allpen Database, Mobilesoft CD Rom. Intellisync Ready, Pocket On Schedule Ready, Allpen Database, Mobilesoft CD Rom. Internet E-mail Set-up Wizard, File Viewing for E-mail Attachments, Mail On The Run!,   Pocket Finance 2.0, Bsquare fax(R) Pro, Connect Force, Database Backup/Restore,   Citrix ICA Thin Client bSquare bFAX Professional, bSquare View, Wireless Modem Manager Intellisync, PC Anywhere, Virtual Courier, QuickNotes, Sprynet, bFAX, bPRINT, JetForm Filler Pro & Filler Central, TrueFFS bFax Express, Digital Camera Support, IntelliMigrate (Migrates Wizard/Zaurus Data to CE) bFax Express, Digital Camera Support, IntelliMigrate (Migrates Wizard/Zaurus Data to CE) bFax Express, Digital Camera Support, IntelliMigrate (Migrates Wizard/Zaurus Data to CE) IntelliMigrate (Migrates Wizard/Zaurus Data to CE)
Dimensions (Inches) 7.7 x 4.3 x 1.1 7.7 x 4.3 x 1.1 9.9 x 5.2  x 1 9.3 x 5.9 x 1 7.64 x 4.87 x 1.21 9.6 x 4.8 x 1.2 6.75 x 3.75 x 1.25 7.3 x 3.7 x 1.0 7.3 x 3.7 x 1.0 7.3 x 3.7 x 1.2 7.3 x 3.8 x 1.2
Weight (Ounces) 16.1 16.1 29.92 28.8 22.4 24, Grey 28.8, Color 14.5 14.5 17.3 17.5
Main Battery 2 AA 2 AA Proprietary Lithium Proprietary Litium Ion Proprietary 2 AA Grey, Lithium Ion Color 2 AA 2 AA 2 AA Proprietary Proprietary
Battery Life (Hours) 20 Hours 10 hours 12 hours 8 hours Lithium Ion 25 hours Grey, 8 hours Color 15 hours 20-25 Alkalines, 35 NiMh Rechargeables 20-25 Alkalines, 35 NiMh Rechargeables 4-6 NiMh Rechargeables 6 NiMH Rechargeables
List Price $599 $899 About $1,000 $899 Less than $449 $699 Grey, $899 Color $699, $799 $599 $699 $799 $999
Street Price shopper3-btn.gif (797 bytes) Phenom Phenom Ultra Phenom Express 750c Velo 500 Mobilon 4100 Refurb Mobilon 4600
Actual Availablilty NOW NOW NOW 10/98 NOW NOW Grey, NOW Color NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW
Notes Bundled apps will be in rom. Color units are expected 2Q98. MFC and VB in rom. Bundled apps will be in rom. Color units are expected 2Q98. MFC and VB in rom. Larger keyboard. Hitachi's HPW-200EC is identical Larger keyboard (7/8ths full size), The 700 has been discontinued. Same size as the existing Velo 1, uses the same peripherals as the Velo 1. MFC and OLE in rom. This product will be a limited release due to the ram size. Includes MFC and OLE dlls in rom. Includes MFC and OLE dlls in rom.

Notes:

LG is manufacturing Hitachi's grey scale Handheld PC and Novatel's Handheld PC.

Hitachi is manufacturing LG's color Handheld PC.

HP is manufacturing Ericssson's Handheld PC.

Windows CE 2.0 IRDA is limited to 115.2k baud even though most hardware platforms are capable of 4mb/s (v1.1).

The larger dot pitch for the displays are easier to read.

MFC and OLE dlls must be loaded in ram or rom.  They occupy over 512k of ram if they are required and not in rom.


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