Rumor: Clie NX Series Can Use CF Memory?
ClieTokyo, a new website covering the Clie scene in Tokyo in English, is reporting that the new expansion slot in the NX series will support third party memory storage cards with clie specific drivers.
Several Sony Clie Marketing and Hardware/Software engineers were at a clie demonstration at a WiFi equipped McDonald's (!?!) in Japan.
ClieTokyo reports, "We got a chance to ask some of the engineers some questions that have been tossed around on the various CLIE forums including the big question about whether the CF slot will accept other third party STORAGE cards. And the answer was that the Clie uses a standard CF bus so that if the manufacturers create a driver for their respective memory CF cards, we should be able to use those 256MB and 512MB memory CF cards and even the 1GB microdrive!"
The Sony Clie NX70V and NX60 run Palm OS 5 on a 200mhz ARM CPU (Intel XScale PAX250). They have a high-Resolution TFT 320x480 screen, 16 MB RAM, 16 MB ROM, a new wireless expansion slot, Memory Stick slot, a built-in voice recorder, MP3 player and an internal mini keyboard. The handhelds have the similar folding clamshell design from the Sony NR series.
The NX-70V is priced at $599, and the NX60 retails for $499 USD. Both will be available in the US around the beginning of November, SonyStyle lists them as shipping on or before Oct. 28. They have just started to show up on store shelves in Asia and Japan this weekend.
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