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The Axim family of personal digital assistants was Dell's line of Windows Mobile-powered Pocket PC Devices. The first model, the Axim X5, was introduced in 2002, while the final model, the Axim X51, was discontinued on April 9, 2007.[1] Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Palm IIIxe PDA Personal digital assistants (PDAs or palmtops) are handheld devices that were originally designed as personal organizers, but became much more versatile over the years. ... Dell Inc. ... Windows Mobile is a compact operating system combined with a suite of basic applications for mobile devices based on the Microsoft Win32 API. Devices which run Windows Mobile include Pocket PCs, Smartphones, Portable Media Centers, and on-board computers for certain automobiles. ... An O2 Pocket PC phone A Pocket PC, abbreviated P/PC or PPC, is a hardware specification for a handheld-sized computer (Personal digital assistant) that runs the Microsoft Windows Mobile operating system. ...

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Background

The Dell Axim X5 Family

Dell entered the personal digital assistant (PDA) market in 2002 with the debut of the Axim X5. The base-level Axim X5 boasted a 300 MHz Intel XScale PXA250 Processor, 32MB RAM, 32MB flash ROM, a Type II CompactFlash Slot, an SD/MMC Slot, a 16-Bit TFT display, speaker, microphone, and a base price of $279 USD. A high-end Axim X5 came with a 400 MHz Intel XScale Processor, 64MB RAM, and 48MB flash ROM for $349 USD. Early models shipped with Pocket PC 2002, but an upgrade to Windows Mobile 2003 was offered and came preinstalled on some refurbished units. Although the Axim X5 was regarded as an affordable Windows Mobile Device at the time it was released, affordability came with a size penalty: The weight was 6.9 ounces and size was 5 x 3.2 x 0.7 inches. The Axim X5 came with a rechargeable battery that would last for about 8 hours. User with Treo (PDA with smartphone functionality) Personal digital assistants (PDAs) are handheld computers, but have become much more versatile over the years. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... The XScale, a microprocessor core, is Marvells (formerly Intels) implementation of the 5th generation of the ARM architecture, and consists of several distinct families: IXP, IXC, IOP, PXA and CE (see more below). ... A 32 MB High Speed CompactFlash Type I card CompactFlash (CF) was originally developed as a type of data storage device used in portable electronic devices. ... A SanDisk Multi Card Reader, with a 2 GB SD Card inserted. ... A 32 MB MultiMediaCard MultiMediaCard A 128 MB RS-MMC card and an adapter An RS-MMC card with adapter attached The MultiMediaCard (MMC) is a flash memory memory card standard. ... An O2 Pocket PC phone A Pocket PC, abbreviated P/PC or PPC, is a hardware specification for a handheld-sized computer (Personal digital assistant) that runs the Microsoft Windows Mobile operating system. ... Windows Mobile is a compact operating system for mobile devices based on the Microsoft Win32 API. Devices which run Windows Mobile include Pocket PCs, Smartphones, and Portable Media Centers. ...


The Dell Axim X5 was superseded by the Dell Axim X3, a follow up to the Dell Axim X5 boasting a more compact design and with lighter weight.


The Dell Axim X3 family

The X3 family were a follow-up to the Dell Axim X5 with a smaller size form-factor, lighter weight, and Windows Mobile 2003, including a high-end model with built-in Wi-Fi (the X3i). The high-end X3, the X3i, was the first Windows Mobile-based device with integrated wireless retailing at $400 or less.


The Dell Axim X30 family

Axim X30
Axim X30

The Dell Axim X30 was the first Dell Pocket PC to include Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition on all models . This was also the first Pocket PC to include the Intel XScale PXA270 Processors. Windows Mobile is a compact operating system combined with a suite of basic applications for mobile devices based on the Microsoft Win32 API. Devices which run Windows Mobile include Pocket PCs, Smartphones, Portable Media Centers, and on-board computers for certain automobiles. ... An O2 Pocket PC phone A Pocket PC, abbreviated P/PC or PPC, is a hardware specification for a handheld-sized computer (Personal digital assistant) that runs the Microsoft Windows Mobile operating system. ... Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC, SEHK: 4335), founded in 1968 as Integrated Electronics Corporation, is an American multinational corporation that is best known for designing and manufacturing microprocessors and specialized integrated circuits. ... CPU redirects here. ...


The High-End X30 includes a 624 MHz processor making it the fastest Personal Digital Assistant or PDA at the time it was made. The mid-level model includes everything the High-End X30 does with the exception of the cradle, and uses a 312 MHz PXA270 Processor instead. Both the high-end and mid-level models had built-in 802.11b Wi-Fi Certification, Bluetooth 1.1 compliance, 64MB of Intel StrataFlash ROM, and 64MB RAM, while the entry-level model had 32MB SDRAM, 32MB of Intel StrataFlash ROM and no wireless capabilities. All X30 models include a standard SD/MMC/SDIO slot, replaceable/rechargeable battery, a 3.5" QVGA TFT 16-Bit colour display, and Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition. User with Treo (PDA with smartphone functionality) Personal digital assistants (PDAs) are handheld computers, but have become much more versatile over the years. ... Wi-Fi (IPA: ) is the common name for a popular wireless technology used in home networks, mobile phones, video games and more. ... Bluetooth logo This article is about the electronic protocol named after Harald Bluetooth Gormson. ...


The high-end X30 cost was $349.99. The mid-level X30 cost was $279.99. The low-end X30 cost was $199.99.


Dell discontinued sales of X30's in January 2006.


The Dell Axim X50 family

Main article: Axim X50 series

The Dell Axim X50 family is available in three models. The X50 low-end model uses an Intel XScale processor at 416 MHz, 64 MB flash ROM, and retailed for $299 USD. The mid-range model has 128 MB of flash ROM, a 520 MHz processor, and is listed at $399. The high-end device, the X50v, has a VGA screen, 624 MHz processor, 128 MB flash ROM, and retailed for $499 at the time of release. In 2005 Dell Axim X50 series received Red Dot Design Award as a recognition for its design. The logo of the red dot design award. ...


While the X50 family has reached EOL, in mid-2007, an unofficial Windows Mobile 6 ROM for the X50v appeared. This update requires the PDA to be upgraded to WM5 and then uses the bootloader to flash a WM6 ROM image from an SD card. The update works successfully and adds new features to the X50v. End-of-life is a term used with respect to a retailed product, indicating that a vendor will not be doing the following: marketing, selling, promoting or limit support of a particular product. ...


The Dell Axim X51 family

The Dell Axim X51, released late September 2005, featured the same sleek design as the original X50, but replaced Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition with Windows Mobile 5. Additional ROM was also added. Windows Mobile is a compact operating system combined with a suite of basic applications for mobile devices based on the Microsoft Win32 API. Devices which run Windows Mobile include Pocket PCs, Smartphones, and Portable Media Centers. ...


Like the X50, the X51 family came in three models. The X51 featured:

  • 3.7" VGA LCD screen with 16-Bit Colour and Portrait/Landscape Support (X51v only)
    • 3.7" VGA is around 2.22" x 2.96" = around 216.2162 pixels per inch
  • 3.5" Quarter-VGA LCD screen with 16-Bit Colour and Portrait/Landscape Support (X51 Low & Mid)
  • Intel 2700G 3D multimedia accelerator with 16MB video RAM (X51v only)
  • VGA-Out functionality (using an optional adapter cable), enabling the PDA to be connected to a monitor (X51v only)
  • Built-In CompactFlash Type II expansion slot
  • Built-In Secure Digital expansion slot
  • Available Built-In 802.11b Wi-Fi Certification (X51 Mid & X51v only)
  • Standard Built-In Bluetooth 1.2 Compliance
  • Long-range IrDA interface
  • Up to 256MB Intel StrataFlash ROM with 64MB on-board RAM
  • Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 software with Windows Media Player 10 Mobile (Upgradeable to Windows Mobile 6.0 with a downloaded ROM update)

The low-end X51 has an Intel XScale processor running at 416MHZ, 128MB flash ROM, and had a list price of $299 (before being discontinued). The mid-range model also has 128MB flash ROM, a 520MHz processor, and retailed for $299 (from dell.com or £245.58 on www.dell.co.uk). The high-end X51v has a VGA screen, a 624MHz processor, 256MB flash ROM, and had a list price of $379. Video Graphics Array (VGA) is a computer display standard first marketed in 1987 by IBM. VGA belongs to a family of earlier IBM video standards and largely remains backward compatible with them. ... Intel 2700G (Marathon) is a low power (50mW max) graphics co-processor for the XScale PXA27x processor and is built on PowerVR MBX technology. ... Video Graphics Array (VGA) is a computer display standard first marketed in 1987 by IBM. VGA belongs to a family of earlier IBM video standards and largely remains backward compatible with them. ... A 32 MB High Speed CompactFlash Type I card CompactFlash (CF) was originally developed as a type of data storage device used in portable electronic devices. ... 16Mb SD Card Secure Digital, or SD, is a flash memory data storage device based on Toshibas earlier Multi Media Cards (MMC). ... IEEE 802. ... Bluetooth logo This article is about the electronic protocol named after Harald Bluetooth Gormson. ... The initials IRDA can refer to various things: In Information Technology and Communications, IrDA refers to Infrared Data Association, a standard for communication between devices (such as computers, PDAs and mobile phones) over short distances using infrared signals. ... Windows Mobile is a compact operating system combined with a suite of basic applications for mobile devices based on the Microsoft Win32 API. Devices which run Windows Mobile include Pocket PCs, Smartphones, and Portable Media Centers. ...


The Dell Axim X51 was shown to be used by the U.S. Military, White House staff, and Russian embassy security guards in Season 6 of the popular Fox show 24. FOX redirects here. ... For other uses, see 24 (disambiguation). ...


As of February 17, 2007 the low-end X51 has been discontinued and is not sold by Dell anymore (although it does appear if you search on www.dell.co.uk). This can also be confirmed by Dell Phone Support in various countries, including Argentina. They affirm Dell is discontinuing the whole Axim line but will keep supporting sold units for a three year period.[citation needed]


There is also an unofficial upgrade to Windows Mobile 6 for the X51v. Despite its unofficial status, it has been tested and had gone through several prerelease versions until becoming available as an RTM. Some minor bugs were reported, such as unreliable Wi-fi, but they have been solved via additional patches.


There is or was also an attempt to design a Linux implementation (based on Kernel version 2.6) for the X50 and X51 families of Axims, but it is still in a very early stage with major hardware components and functions (such as the backlight, sound, PCMCIA/Compact Flash, Flash Memory, Wi-fi, Bluetooth and USB connectivity) inoperative.


As of 2008, the Windows Mobile PDA section of Dell's website shows the barcode-scanning PDA's from Socket, GPS models made by Pharos & ASUS, and the ASUS MyPal A626. For the taxonomic method, see DNA barcoding. ... Over fifty GPS satellites such as this NAVSTAR have been launched since 1978. ... For other uses, see ASUS (disambiguation). ...


References

  1. ^ Direct2Dell.com

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See also

Dell Inc. ... An O2 Pocket PC phone A Pocket PC, abbreviated P/PC or PPC, is a hardware specification for a handheld-sized computer (Personal digital assistant) that runs the Microsoft Windows Mobile operating system. ... Windows Mobile is a compact operating system combined with a suite of basic applications for mobile devices based on the Microsoft Win32 API. Devices which run Windows Mobile include Pocket PCs, Smartphones, Portable Media Centers, and on-board computers for certain automobiles. ...

External links

Dell Inc. ... Chairman of the Board redirects here. ... Donald J. Carty (born 1946) was the chairman and CEO of AMR, the parent company of American Airlines, from 1998 to 2003. ... Michael Saul Dell (born February 23, 1965, in Houston, Texas) is the founder and CEO of Dell, Inc. ... William Herbert Gray III (August 20, 1941-) served as president and chief executive officer of the United Negro College Fund (1991-2004). ... Sallie Krawcheck was formerly a highly respected equities analyst for Sanford Bernstein. ... Alan George Lafley, M.B.A. (born June 13, 1943) is an American businessman born in Keene, New Hampshire. ... Judy Lewent is the current EVP and CFO of Merck. ... Luce is an increasingly popular rock band based in San Francisco, California. ... Michael A. Miles serves on the board of directors of Time Warner, Sears Holdings Corporation, Dell Inc. ... Samuel Augustus Nunn, Jr. ... An editor has expressed a concern that the subject of the article does not satisfy the notability guideline or one of the following guidelines for inclusion on Wikipedia: Biographies, Books, Companies, Fiction, Music, Neologisms, Numbers, Web content, or several proposals for new guidelines. ... Dell Dimension is the name of a home desktop computer line manufactured by Dell, Inc. ... Dell Precision is a line of workstation computers produced by Dell, Inc. ... The Dell XPS is a high-end line of gaming computers sold by Dell. ... A Dell Latitude laptop Dell Computers Latitude laptop brand is specifically targeted at the business market which means that standardized parts are used throughout the line and available for several years for support purposes, as opposed to the Dell Inspiron which is aimed at the consumer market and whose... Dells Inspiron portable systems brand started as a range of computers targeted at the consumer market (as opposed to the Latitude range of laptops aimed at the business market). ... The Dell Vostro line of computers is a line of computers aimed at business users. ... PowerEdge is the name given to all of the servers produced by Dell, Inc. ... Dell PowerVault products include disk enclosures, disk arrays, tape drives, autoloaders, tape librarys, Network attached storage and Storage area networks. ... The Dell/EMC brand is reserved for products that result from Dells partnership with EMC Corporation. ... The Dell Digital Jukebox or just Dell DJ was a brand name for a series of Digital jukeboxes sold by the Dell Computer corporation. ... Dell sells LCD-based and CRT-based computer monitors. ... Dell On Call is a limited and fee based service that covers certain computer issues as an extension to Dells normal limited hardware warranties (Said warranties only cover pre-installed physical hardware, drivers and the Operating system. ... USD redirects here. ... NASDAQ in Times Square, New York City. ...

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Dell Axim - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1184 words)
Although the Axim X5 was regarded as an affordable Windows Mobile Device at the time it was released, affordability came with a size penalty: The weight was 6.9 ounces and size was 5 x 3.2 x 0.7 inches.
The X3 family were a follow-up to the Dell Axim X5 with a smaller size form-factor, lighter weight, and the first dell pocket PC with windows mobile 2003, including a high-end model with built-in Wi-Fi (the X3i).
The unit's Dell Wifi driver works with WEP, however many users on Axim fansite Aximsite have reported that the only way to enabled WPA encryption is with the Odyssey driver, which Dell began including on later shipped versions.
Dave's PDA Place - Review: Dell Axim X5 Advanced (1370 words)
Dell Axim X5 Advanced Pocket PC Dell has been the top computer manufacture for years, though they have never entered the mobile market except to sell other manufactures devices.
The Dell Axim X5 is one of the first Pocket PC’s to ever initially retail for under $300 as well as Dell’s entry into the PDA market.
On the Axim device itself, a standard microphone and speaker are included on the front, and an AC adapter port and sync port on the bottom.
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