Norcross, GA--April 28, 1997--Hitachi Home Electronics (America) Inc. (Norcross, GA), a subsidiary of Hitachi America Ltd., announced April 30th availability of its new Windows CE-based Handheld PC in the U.S. The company will begin marketing three models of the Hitachi HPW-10E nationwide at Staples and Fry's. The Hitachi units are priced at $499.95 for the 2-Mbyte version (HPW-10E2), $599.95 for the 4-Mbyte version (HPW-10E4), and $699.95 for the 4-Mbyte version with built-in 28.8-kbps modem (HPW-10E4MB).
Hitachi will also market its Handheld PC in Canada through Hitachi (HSC) Canada Inc. Prices in Canada will be $749 for the HPW-10E2, $899 for the HPW-10E4, and $999 for the HPW-10E4MB.
The Windows CE platform is an open, scalable Windows 95 operating system platform for consumer electronics and non-PC devices. The Hitachi Handheld PC employs the company's 32-bit SuperH RISC architecture-based SH-3 microprocessor, which is a key engine for the Microsoft platform. The Hitachi Handheld PC features a larger screen, is lighter weight, and has a compact keyboard, with easy operation and functionality employing Windows 95-based applications software.
Hitachi is also bundling additional free software including Freehand Notepad, cc:Mail, MS Mail, and FAX.
Hitachi Home Electronics (America)
Lee Woodring or Benny Wei
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