Palm, Sony Hint at New Models
Palm Inc. and Sony are expected to be releasing new handhelds soon. Both are releasing hints about these, some deliberate, some accidental.
According to an anonymous source inside the company, Palm will be sending out an email on Monday to its list of customers that seems designed to create some buzz. It says simply, "All we can say is that the newest Palm handheld is coming. Very soon. Stay tuned for more details."
Earlier this month, Palm's temporary CEO Eric Benhamou said that his company would be releasing a wireless replacement for the VIIx within two months. This is expected to be the i705, which Palm got approval from the FCC to release last Fall.
Sony Support page has jumped the gun a bit by listing two models that are expected to soon be released in the U.S., the S360 and the T615C.
To see the listings on their Support page, click on "Clié Handheld" in step one, then on "PEG-S Series". The PEG-S360 appears on the list that comes up.
Click on "PEG-T Series" to see listings for the PEG-T615C/L and the PEG-T615C/S. It's not yet known what /L and /S stand for.
The links don't lead to any more information on these products.
Though not officially announced, some online retailers are taking pre-orders for the S360, which is the replacement for the S320 and has 16 MB of RAM.
The T615C was recently announced in Hong Kong and Singapore. It has a 320 by 320 color screen, 16 MB of RAM, and the same look as the T415, though it is a bit larger.
Thanks to Aaron, nXt, and Rod for the Sony tips. -Ed
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