I've deleted a lot of the dead links from this page now.
I get asked quite a few times why these pages aren't as up to date as people would like, well I started doing these comparison charts and putting the hardware specs of machines up on my site when vendors didn't have the information on their own sites. Now that most vendors take the web very seriously and have all the details on their pages, I don't feel it necessary to repeat all the information here. So instead of all the details, you'll find a few pictures and then links to the source of the information the hardware vendors sites. Also if other webmasters have better information than I do on a particular topic I'll usually link to their site rather than re-do the work.
I was going to do a comparison table for all the new H/PC machines running Windows CE Professional edition but the folks at Pen Computing have already done an excellent one, so here is the link Pen Computing magazine.
At the bottom of this page I've done a small comparison table with all the CE 2.0 machines on it, I hope it views o.k., I've not included every possible feature / add on etc. I've included links to all the hardware vendors pages so you can get the information directly from them (they have more resources and time than I do)
March 99 - Hp have just released the HP 680LX, It's an absolutely great machine, about the same size of the 320LX, but with a 640x240 colour screen, Compact Flash and PCMCIA Slots and still there is room for a built in modem! Loads of details on the hp site.
Full CE 1.0 Machines Specifications and Pictures are available here.
HP have won lots of notable firsts in the last couple of years in the Windows CE arena, check out their site.
Ericsson are an HP OEM but they add lots of value to the devices in terms of extra software and cellular phone connectivity.
Cassiopeia A-10/A-11 was the First Windows CE Device to ship and they newer machines are pretty good as well.http://www.casiohpc.com
VELO - Lots of interesting features
For Registered Philips Users - Latest technical information for Velo Owners
Velo Solutions, a web site for solution providers on the Velo Platform.
Phenom Ultra and Phenom Express
They made the SH-3 and SH4 Processors
Their first PC Companion was an OEM'd Casio, but their newer CE machines are lots more interesting.http://www.compaq.com/us/common/prodinfo/handhelds/
The NEC MobilePro, click on "New Exceptional Cool" then Click on "MobilePro Handheld Personal Computer"NEC MobilePro 450 was their CE 1.0 offering and things just got much better with their MobilePro 750C machine, the new MobilePro 800 H/PC Pro is a great machine, but sadly not available in the UK.
|NMI Electronics Ltd
Developers of Embedded Systems need to be able to reach the marketplace quickly with cost effective and innovative solutions built on a foundation of proven and supportable components. In partnership with NMI Electronics Ltd., developers can achieve these goals ahead of the competition. (As well as being a hardware design company, they also do software work as well)
Makers of PCMCIA Serial cards and recently joined with Cetronic of Sweden. Just announced details of Bar Code wand for CE. A Bar Code Wand Solution that will integrate with in built CE applications such as Excel as well as database products from companies such AllPen and FormLogic from Wright Strategies.
Socket Communications, Inc. develops and sells connection solutions for mobile computers, including PC Card hardware and software for wireless messaging, a family of Serial PC Cards and Ethernet PC Cards. Socket’s PageCard® is a PC Card alphanumeric pager that downloads wireless data to a mobile computer. The PageSoft® library includes development tools and middleware, send and receive applications, plus rules-based e-mail forwarding agents. Socket’s connection solutions are based on its HIS chip technology featuring extremely low power consumption, making them ideal for battery-operated mobile computers and handheld devices. Details about Socket’s product family can be found on Socket’s web site at
wireless network group, useful for my USA Visitors
|Proxim Make a large number of network products the wireless cards are particularly interesting with drivers included in Windows CE on the H/PC Professional machines.|
|Pretecmake a massive number of PCMCIA cards including CompactFlash 56k modem cards, well worth checking out their full range of products.|
M-Systems Inc., a pioneer in flash data storage solutions, TrueFFS® for the Microsoft® Windows® CE platform.
Makers of PCMCIA Memory Cards and Flash Memory
Comparison of CE 2.0 machines
|Model||Cassiopeia A20, PA-2500||PA2400U||Cseries 810, 2010C (colour)||MC16||360LX||620LX||HPW-20E||HPW-200EC|
|Weight||15.2oz||13.4oz||13.9 (mono) /15.4oz||16oz||16oz||20.6||16.1oz||29.95oz!|
|Dimensions (inches)||7.25x3.7x1||7x4.2x.85||mono 3.93x7.32x1.35 colour 3.93x7.32x1.61||7.2x3.6x1.1||7.2z3.6x1.1||7.8x4.1x1.4||7.7x4.3x1.1||9.9x5.2x1|
|Colours||4 grey||4 grey||4 grey (810) / 256 colour (2010C)||16 grey||16 grey||256 colours||16 grey||256 colours||RAM||8Mb||8mb||16mb||8mb||8mb||16mb||8mb||16mb||CPU||80Mhz SH3||80Mhz SH3||75Mhz R31700 Mips||60Mhz SH3||60Mhz SH3||75Mhz SH3||80Mhz SH3||100Mhz SH3||Modem||No||No||33.6k Software||No||No||No||21.6 Software||33.6 Software||Battery||2 AA||2 AA||2 AA or NiMH||2 AA||2 AA||Proprietary||2 AA||Proprietary|
|Model||Phenom||Phenom +||Phenom Ultra||Contact||&nb MobilePro 700/750||Velo 500||HC4000/HC4100||HC4500|
|Colours||16 grey||16 grey||256 colour||4 grey /256 colour||16 grey||16 grey||16 grey||256 colours||RAM||8Mb||8mb||16mb||4mb||8mb (grey) / 16Mb Colour||16mb||4mb(4000)/8mb(4100)||16mb||CPU||80Mhz SH3||80Mhz SH3||100Mhz SH3||80Mhz SH3||VR4102 - 54Mhz / VR4111 - 80Mhz||Philips 75Mhz Mips||Philips 73.7Mhz Mips (Both)||Philips 73.7Mhz Mips||Modem||21k software||21k software||33.6k Software||CDPD, Optional 14.4||33.6k Software||28.8 Software||33.6k Software||33.6k Software||Battery||2 AA||2 AA||Proprietary lithium||Proprietary||2 AA/Lithium ion colour||2 AA||2 AA||Proprietary|
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