Rumors abound when it comes to Toshiba, in part because the company doesn’t respond to them and doesn’t pre-release much information at all. One case in point is the rumor that Toshiba would be following Sony in leaving the US market entirely. Toshiba quietly released the Windows Mobile 2003, Second Edition update for its existing e800/e805 Pocket PC but gave out no information at all concerning any upcoming models, including the previously rumored e830 model.
That is, until now. It’s not Toshiba, but the FCC where the e830 has resurfaced. It’s not much, but the label for the Toshiba e830 has appeared on the FCC website. (It’s amazing what has to be approved for a machine that uses radio frequencies.) While the label is for the e830, the picture showing the location of the label is of a (current model) e805. That more than suggests that the form-factor isn’t going to change between the two models.
Further information is “embargoed” by the FCC until September 15th. Normally the end of the embargo date will correspond with the companies official announcement of the unit’s existence. Previous rumors have the specifications at 128MB RAM, 520MHz processor, the same SDIO and CF Type II slots as the e800, and either BlueTooth or WiFi.