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Comments on: Sony Clie NX80 and NX73 Price Drop

Sony has lowered the price of it's high end clamshell handhelds. Both the NX80V and NX73V price tags have been lowered by $50. The NX70 has also been discontinued.
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mapaman @ 10/7/2003 2:34:26 AM #
Two questions:
- how far (range) does the capture light illuminate?
- can you capture video with the NX80?

Thanks!

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Admin @ 10/7/2003 2:42:44 AM #
the capture light works for about a foot and a half, not that much more, yes you can record video clips to a memorystick

Let The Speculation Begin!!!

Beavis @ 10/7/2003 6:13:10 AM #
I think it will be the NX-85 with 128Mb of RAM (11 Megs Usable), 400 MHz processor (200 MHz usable, and a 640x480 screen (320x480 Usable).

RE: Let The Speculation Begin!!!
Miss Clie @ 10/7/2003 8:55:21 AM #
LOL! Thanks for the first laugh of the morning!
RE: Let The Speculation Begin!!!
mikecane @ 10/7/2003 11:02:01 AM #
Actually, the new AF series will have a screen more revolutionary than the T3! You can twist it in HALF and have TWO 320x320 screens. Each screen can then be a SEPARATE PDA due to the dual MX1 CPUs Sony will be using.

This way to the egress...

RE: Let The Speculation Begin!!!
Konstantin @ 10/7/2003 1:56:39 PM #
This is realy interesting, a PDA cluster. Like making a wide screeen of various PDA's togeder. Do anyone have enough time to kill in such project? (maybe enough money to burn?)

RE: Let The Speculation Begin!!!
Palm_Otaku @ 10/8/2003 3:22:18 AM #
The *coolest* feature about the dual-screen AF is that you can wear them in a new Glasstron(tm) frame (optional accessory) thus getting a virtual 3D screen with a viewing image equivalent to a 75" Plasma HDTV display.

In conjunction with a new bluetooth JogFinger(tm) (optional accessory), you can interact with the image using gestures (similar to using a touch screen).

The downside is that the AF is going to cost $2999 and the optional accessories are $299 each. Still, I'm gonna preorder ;o)

Cheers,

Dan

Still too expensive

Foo Fighter @ 10/7/2003 10:06:55 AM #
Even at those prices the NX73 & 80 are still priced at least $50 too high. They should retail for $399 and $499, respectively.

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RE: Still too expensive
palmmongrel @ 10/7/2003 11:14:32 AM #
I kept an eye on Dell for a couple weeks, and got my NX80 for $470 - so I guess I did okay! :)

RE: Still too expensive
JonathanChoo @ 10/7/2003 11:34:37 AM #
In the UK the NX73 (with Bluetooth) is sold around the same price as the T3 online. I guess I went for the T3 because of the much faster processor and larger memory. Sony needs to price the NX73 below the T3 in order to gain people's attention.

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I agree.
vesther @ 10/7/2003 6:07:19 PM #
Even with the $50 drop, you're STILL paying for the Sony Name, making these handhelds unaffordable to a degree. I'd rather have a PalmOne-branded Handheld and placed an Add-On on my Wish List.

If you need a Sony Handheld, though, I'd go for nothing less than the UX-50, in spite of the Landscape-Only Screen. The NZ90 is also a good device, but is just overpriced.

My Primary Handheld: Palm Tungsten C "Air Swallow"
My Secondary Handheld: Palm Tungsten T "Sea Chugger"

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