Casio's palm-size PC, which was introduced last November, has had
"I haven't heard at the retail level a whole lot of excitement about palm-size PCs," Red said. "The retail market has been dominated by the PalmPilot."
"With continued funding from Microsoft, the price point [for CE-based devices] will come down," Red said. "It will eventually grow into a viable platform."
Like the E-10, the E-11 features a backlit LCD display, serial port, and microphone and speaker for audio recording and playback, as well as a cradle, which allows automatic data synchronization with a PC. The new E-11 features 8MB of usable memory, instead of the 4MB the E-10 offers, as well as 4MB of ROM memory.
The new palm-size PC runs on Microsoft CE 2.0, and includes personal information management software that can be synchronized with Microsoft Outlook.
The Cassiopeia E-11 will ship later this month for $399.