Excerpt: Casio has had some success with its E-100 series Pocket PC 2000 and is expected to introduce a Pocket PC 2002 device later this year. We don't have details on that new model, but we did test the Casio Cassiopeia Pocket Manager BE-300. A unique entry in our roundup, it has a proprietary interface built on Windows CE 3.0.
Conclusion: The built-in PIM applications let you enter and search contact information; keep a list of to-do tasks; write notes, using either text input or freehand (bitmapped) scrawls and doodles with several colors and thin, medium, or fat pen strokes; and manage your appointment calendar. The task list is a skimpy, two-column affair -- it lets you assign an item a high, middle, or low priority, but not specify a due date -- but the address book and calendar squeeze plenty of...
Pros: Nice color screen and six-ounce shape, CompactFlash memory/expansion slot and e-mail/browser support, A steal -- $100 to $400 less than other color PDAs
Cons: Not practical to use one-handed, PC sync/file transfer could be easier, Future third-party support is a question mark