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Please note: The Velo series has been discontinued, and in fact, Philips has pulled out of Windows CE all together (their mistake). I no longer own a Velo 1 or Velo 500, so I don't have the CD-ROM with the updated 2.0 software, I don't have a ROM chip to sell anyone (check ebay), and I can't provide support for the devices in any capacity. I'll leave this site up as a resource for everyone, but I am unable to answer support questions on specific Velo issues. Please check the Windows CE Newsgroup FAQ for more general Q&A's.

 

Here are the specs directly from the Philips site, along with some additional photos I've taken of the Velo 1. For all the marketing info, go right to the source -
Philips Mobile Computing Group.

Velo 500

Release date: NOW!

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PRICES
(as of 6/14/98)

$599.00 for 16MB Velo 500
$749.00 for 24MB Velo 500

(Both Include NiMH Rechargeable Battery Pack and Velo Dock)

Data Sheet - Click Here to view and print detailed datasheets for the Velo 500 in PDF format using the Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Performance - High-performance 75MHz, 32-bit MIPS-based Philips PR31700 RISC processor. Designed for fast access and high throughput of Windows CE applications.

Memory - 16MB of EDO DRAM and 16MB Fast Page Mode ROM. Two industry-standard expansion slots for more DRAM, Flash memory, or ROM software upgrades. 8MB DRAM Miniature Card pre-installed in 24MB Velo 500.

Display - Backlit, non-glare touchscreen display. Grayscale LCD supports 16 shades of gray (640x240 pixels, .23mm dot pitch) and on-demand backlighting and contrast control.

Keyboard - Familiar QWERTY keyboard (61 keys) includes 10 user-assignable Quick Start keys to jump start your applications with the touch of a key.

Sound - Omni-directional microphone used in conjunction with the Velo Voice Memo application. Audio speaker for .wav file play back

Communication - Built-in 28.8 Kbps V.34 data/fax modem. Low-profile RJ-11 jack fits the Velo 500's streamlined design. IrDA infrared transceiver (up to 115Kbps) allows you to send files or messages to other handheld PCs and print to IrDA-compatible printers. High-speed RS-232 serial port connects at up to 230Kbps.

Power - Standard is a NiMH rechargeable battery pack. Every time that you synchronize your Velo with your desktop PC you are charging your batteries too, so that you virtually never run out of power. The CR2032 lithium backup battery safeguards your data when your main batteries run low.

Included Software - Microsoft® Windows® CE; Pocket Word™; Pocket Excel™; Pocket PowerPoint® Viewer; Pocket Internet Explorer™; World Clock; Solitaire; Calculator; Contacts, Tasks and Calendar; Character Map Utility and Unit Conversion Utility; Microsoft Pocket Outlook. Complete with BSQUARE bFAX™ Professional; Microburst Virtual Courier™ Personal Edition ties you directly into cc:Mail or MS Mail; AllPen® Mobile Forms Database. Seamless synchronization with Windows CE Services with ActiveSync™.

Supplied Accessories - AC adapter, NiMH rechargeable battery pack, stylus, phone cable, 9-to-25 pin adapter and the Velo Dock.

Optional Features - 4MB DRAM Miniature Card, 8MB DRAM Miniature Card, 4MB Flash memory Miniature Card, Type II PC Card V-Module, extra Velo Dock, Velo-to-PC Traveling Cable, Traveling AC Adapter, extra NiMH Rechargeable Battery Pack, Velo Carrying Case, and the Velo Car Charger.

Velo 1, 4 meg

Available Now

Price $399.99 (Includes NiMH Rechargeable Battery Pack)

Performance- High-performance 3.3V 32-Bit MIPS R3910 RISC processor @36MHz. Designed for low power consumption, fast access and high throughput of Windows CE applications.

Memory - 4MB of EDO DRAM and 8MB Fast Page Mode ROM. Two industry-standard expansion slots for more DRAM, Flash or system ROM.

Display - Backlit, non-glare touchscreen display. Grayscale LCD (480x240 pixels, .24 mm dot pitch, .23 dot size) and on-demand backlighting, complete with a contrast dial.

Keyboard - Familiar QWERTY keyboard (61 keys) includes 10 Quick Start keys to jump start all your applications with the touch of a key.

Sound - Omnidirectional microphone used in conjunction with the Velo Voice Memo application. Audio speaker for .wav file play back

Communication - Built-in 19.2 Kbps V.32bis/ter data/fax modem. The low-profile RJ-11 jack fits the Velo 1's streamlined design. IrDA infrared transceiver (up to 115Kbps) allows you to send files or messages to other handheld PCs or IrDA-compliant devices. The high-speed serial port connects at to up to 230Kbps.

Power - Standard is a NiMH rechargeable battery pack. Every time that you synchronize your Velo with your desktop PC you are charging your batteries too, so that you virtually never run out of power. The CR2032 lithium backup battery safeguards your data when your main batteries run low.

Included Software - Microsoft Pocket Word, Pocket Excel and Pocket Internet Explorer, HPC Explorer, Fax Send, World Clock, Solitaire, Calculator, Contacts, Tasks and Calendar. Microsoft Schedule+ 7.0a. Inbox, complete with Microburst Virtual Courier, Personal Edition, ties you directly into cc:Mail or MS Mail. AllPen Mobile Forms Database. Voice Memo and Automap Pocket Streets.

Supplied Accessories - AC adapter, NiMH Rechargeable Battery Pack, CR2032 lithium backup battery, stylus, phone cable, 9-to-25 pin adapter and the Velo Dock.

Optional Features - 4MB DRAM Miniature Card, 8MB DRAM Miniature Card, 4MB Flash memory Miniature Card, Type II PC Card V-Module, extra Velo Dock, Velo-to-PC Traveling Cable, Traveling AC Adapter, extra NiMH Rechargeable Battery Pack, Velo Carrying Case, and the Velo Car Charger.

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