New Sony Clie UX Series Ships September 12

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Date: Tuesday, August 12th, 2003, 23:57
Category: PDA

Sony PEG-UX50According to the SonyStyle Web site the new PEG-UX50 Personal Entertainment Communicator “ships on or before Sep. 12th.”
The killer new PDA is a departure from the previous Clie’s “bar” form factor and looks more akin to a Motorola two-way pager. Features include:
- Swivel screen (480×320, 65k color)
- Built in keyboard
- Wi-Fi
- Bluetooth
- Digital camera (300k pixel, 3x digital zoom)
- 32MB RAM, with 16MB available
- IR port
- Speaker
- Microphone
- Stereo headphone jack
- Memory stick pro slot
- Magnesium body
- Battery life: 14 days (30 min. use per day)
- Weight: 6.2 ounces (175 grams)
The US$699 Clie PEG-UX50 runs Palm OS 5.2 and uses a new processor system developed by Sony called the Handheld engine. The Handheld engine combines a Sony manufactured ARM926 based processor, a Digital Signal Processor (DSP), and a CXD2230GA graphics accelerator.
I really want one of the new UX series Clie’s but my biggest problem is that it is not a phone, so I’d have to carry two devices, and it has no Internet access (i.e. GPRS) when you are away from a Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connection. At least the Danger hiptop (a.k.a. T-Mobile Sidekick) is only US$299 and is available with mobile Internet access. For now, I’ll stick with my P800 thanks. What about you?


Sony PEG-UX50According to the SonyStyle Web site the new PEG-UX50 Personal Entertainment Communicator “ships on or before Sep. 12th.”
The killer new PDA is a departure from the previous Clie’s “bar” form factor and looks more akin to a Motorola two-way pager. Features include:
- Swivel screen (480×320, 65k color)
- Built in keyboard
- Wi-Fi
- Bluetooth
- Digital camera (300k pixel, 3x digital zoom)
- 32MB RAM, with 16MB available
- IR port
- Speaker
- Microphone
- Stereo headphone jack
- Memory stick pro slot
- Magnesium body
- Battery life: 14 days (30 min. use per day)
- Weight: 6.2 ounces (175 grams)
The US$699 Clie PEG-UX50 runs Palm OS 5.2 and uses a new processor system developed by Sony called the Handheld engine. The Handheld engine combines a Sony manufactured ARM926 based processor, a Digital Signal Processor (DSP), and a CXD2230GA graphics accelerator.
I really want one of the new UX series Clie’s but my biggest problem is that it is not a phone, so I’d have to carry two devices, and it has no Internet access (i.e. GPRS) when you are away from a Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connection. At least the Danger hiptop (a.k.a. T-Mobile Sidekick) is only US$299 and is available with mobile Internet access. For now, I’ll stick with my P800 thanks. What about you?

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