October 09, 1998 in Social Responsibility News

SAMSUNG Electronics Unveils new H/PC, eGO - note

Seoul, South Korea - October, 9, 1998- SAMSUNG Electronics Co., Ltd., has developed a Handheld PC that maximizes battery time and compactness without compromising functions. The new product is about the size of a typical business pocketbook (227mm by 197mm by 28mm), while it weighs in at only 990 grams. The unit fits into an easy-to-carry leather cover and works with the Windows CE operating system, Handheld PC Professional Edition (the third-generation software from Microsoft Corp. for the H/PC), making it compatible with other Windows-based systems.

SAMSUNG Electronics has applied its advanced energy-saving design and high-performance lithium-ion battery so that the unit can operate continuously for up to ten hours and be used intermittently for between two and three days. it can also operate on a regular battery for as long as three and a half hours.

Standard features for the new H/PC include a very fast 32-bit RISC CPU, 8.2" color LCD and 56Kbps modem. The memory is also easy to upgrade. The product is designed for maximum user convenience. The on-now (instant on) function eliminates boot-up time, while the one-touch program performs desired functions with a single step.

Director S.H. Cho of SAMSUNG Electronics Mobile PC Research & Development said, "This product is designed for excellent portability, long battery life and universal connectivity so that users can perform their work with ease.

"The announcement of SAMSUNG's H/PC - which supports Windows CE, Handheld PC Professional Edition - is applauded by Microsoft," said Harel Kodesh, vice president, Consumer Appliance Group, Microsoft Corp. With broad industry support from leading companies such as SAMSUNG, this optimized operating system allowst mobile professionals to stay connected and to be instantly productive, all while using the familiar Windows interface."

All the major communications functions (internet, fax, on-line services, etc.) are fully supported, and Pocket Office and Pocket Outlook messaging and collaboration client software handle document writing, presentations, schedule management, telephone management and other requirements. Other available features include games and office support functions such as electronic calculator and sound recorder.

SAMSUNG's new H/PC is easier to use than a palmtop model and is ideal for the traveling businessperson. It is scheduled to go on sale in the Americas and Europe this December and to be available in Korea in the first half of next year.

Main Specifications for New SAMSUNG H/PC
ClassificationSpecificationRemarkCPU MIPS-based 32bit RISC CPU   Display 8.2 inch Color DSTN LCD 640 x 480 pixels RAM 16 - 48 MB ROM 16 - 32 MB Keyboard QWERTY Type 16.5 mm Key Pitch Power Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery PackAlkaline Battery Pack over 10 Hoursover 3.5 Hours Expandability Compact Flash Card Slot 1eaPCMCIA Type II 1ea I/O USB PortrS-232C Serial PortFast IrDA PortVIDEO-OUT PortrJ-11 Jack for MODEMPS/2 Mouse PortPS/2 Keyboard PortParallel Port Docking Cradle Docking Cradle

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