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Hitachi Begins Shipment Of New HPW-630ETR ePLATE H/PC

Jun 8, 2000 13:32 PM

-- Hitachi's Tablet-Style Handheld Computer Offers Superior Display Technologies for Use in All Light Conditions Even Under Direct Sunlight --

BRISBANE, Calif.,, June 7, 2000 - Hitachi America, Ltd., a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE: HIT), today announced it is shipping its next generation ePlate tablet-style handheld computer, the HPW-630ETR. A major feature of the ePlate is a transflective LCD display that allows use of the unit in all lighting conditions, even direct sunlight.

Hitachi's next generation ePlate is available through its channel of Master VAR's - Datavision-Prologix; Mobility Concepts; Currie, Peak and Fraizer and through multi-channel direct resellers such as MobilePlanet and The ePlate HPW-630ETR has an estimated street price of $1499.99 and will be available through these channels in June 2000.

The HPW-630ETR's advanced features, including the transflective LCD display, ruggedized case, and cradle option, make it an ideal tool for mobile users and developers with a need for a versatile, durable mobile information device. Additionally, the combined performance and ease-of-use of Hitachi's handheld computer technology with the powerful operating system of Windows CE and wireless LAN connectivity delivers on-demand access to information, desktop power and portable convenience.

In making the announcement, Shaw Funami, director, multimedia group, Hitachi America, Ltd., said, "Taking what we learned from professionals in a variety of technical fields that are using the ePlate, Hitachi has added compelling new features in terms of power access and portability. In addition to the superior display, graphics capabilities and speed for its class, the versatility enhancements provided in the HPW-630ETR's tablet-style offer a powerful solution for all users. Whether users are working at a field data collection site, construction site, or outdoor exploration, Hitachi's ePlate is a flexible, easy-to-use and long-lasting device."