By Russ Smith | July 24, 2004 3:46 PM
Users of Toshiba e800/e805 and e400/e405 models purchased in the United States have been in a sort of limbo for over a month. Toshiba had released updates for e40x and e80x models for various other countries, including English ROMs at the end of May but the updates for U.S. users weren’t available until today.
To make matters worse, in the interval there were a number of conflicting reports coming from various Toshiba US support personel. One support person claimed that using an English ROM image would damage the hardware. A second claimed that Toshiba was not planning to release any further updates. A third stated that the e800 series would no longer be supported, but the e400 series would. Another stated (correctly) that the non-US English ROM update would work just fine in the US models, but, paradoxically, if it was found in place in a returned model, the warranty would be void.
With the recent news that the company has decided to stop selling Pocket PCs in the States, the release comes as a surprise to nearly everyone.
You can download the e800/e805 WM2003SE update using the source link. The e400/405 update is here.