Dell Unveils New Axim X50 PDA

The Dell Axim X50 and X50v deliver the features and performance necessary to stay connected and productive as well as entertained while on the go.

Priced at $499, the Axim X50v features a 3.7-inch VGA screen with four times the resolution of a standard QVGA handheld. It also delivers enhanced productivity, document viewing, web surfing, gaming, photo viewing, and better video playback. The VGA screen is combined with an independent graphics processor to deliver a rich multimedia entertainment experience. The high-performance graphics enable DVD-quality video playback and unprecedented 3-D PDA gaming. When combined with the optional presentation bundle, road warriors can use the Axim X50v’s dual-display capability to project presentations.

Dell Axim X50All Axim X50 models include Bluetooth 1.2 wireless technology and two also feature Wi-Fi 802.11b wireless capability for quick access to the Internet and e-mail. All include a headphone/headset jack for use with optional VoIP and voice-recognition applications.

The Axim X50 family members are the first Pocket PC handhelds to feature Microsoft’s Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition software for Pocket PCs with the new Windows Media Player 10 for Mobile. This allows Axim X50 and X50v customers to load music play lists, movies and even favorite TV shows effortlessly. Users can view or listen whenever they want, be it during their commute or work out at the gym. Windows Media Player 10 for Mobile also features Windows Media Digital Rights Management 10 support. This gives access to new subscription services, like CinemaNow, MusicMatch, and MLB.com.

The Axim X50 family’s svelte design includes built-in CompactFlash and Secure Digital I/O slots, recorder capability, a dedicated button to turn wireless on/off and a display lock button. Each Axim X50 comes with a sync/recharge cradle with an extra battery charge slot to charge a spare standard battery (1100 mAh) or the optional high-capacity (2200 mAh) battery. All come with one year of Dell’s Advanced Exchange Service. More about Dell’s Axim handheld computers can be found at www.dell.com/axim.

                   Axim X50v        Axim X50         Axim X50                                     mid-level        entry-level------------------ ---------------- ---------------- ----------------Intel PXA270       624MHz           520MHz           416MHz processor------------------ ---------------- ---------------- ----------------Graphics solution  Intel(R) 2700G   Intel PXA270     Intel PXA270                    multimedia       processor with   processor with                    accelerator      WMMX extensions  WMMX extensions                    (16MB)------------------ ---------------- ---------------- ----------------Display            3.7-inch VGA     3.5-inch QVGA    3.5-inch QVGA------------------ ---------------- ---------------- ----------------Memory             128MB            128MB            64MB StrataFlash                    StrataFlash(R)   StrataFlash      ROM/64MB SDRAM                    ROM/64MB SDRAM   ROM/64MB SDRAM------------------ ---------------- ---------------- ----------------Wireless           802.11b Wi-Fi(R) 802.11b Wi-Fi    Bluetooth                    and Bluetooth    and Bluetooth    wireless                    1.2 wireless     1.2 wireless     technology                    technology       technology------------------ ---------------- ---------------- ----------------Games bundle       Enigmo and Stunt None             None                    Car Extreme(d)------------------ ---------------- ---------------- ----------------Price                         $499             $399             $299------------------ ---------------- ---------------- ----------------

Axim X30 Updates

Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition software for Pocket PCs with Media Player 10 for Mobile will be available for Axim X30 customers worldwide within 60 days. Existing Axim X30 customers can upgrade their system with a download from http://support.dell.com.