Sony Clie SJ33 Announced in HK and Japan
Sony has officially announced the rumored SJ-33 model in Japan and Hong Kong. SonyStyle's U.S. site does not yet say anything about this new model. The information given on SonyStyle HK confirms most of what was rumored before. New features include, a integrated translucent flip cover, new button designs and an mp3 player.
The SJ33 has a hi-res, 16-bit, backlit TFT color screen. It has 16 MB of RAM (15MB available to user) and 4 MB of flash ROM. It is running Palm OS 4.1 on the Dragonball Super VZ 66MHz. It is approx. 72.5(W) x 107.8(H) x 22.0(D)mm (2.9"w x 4.2"h x .86"d) (including hard cover) and weighs in at 172g (6.06oz) (including stylus, hard cover).
The battery is a Lithium-ion polymer rechargeable internal battery. Sony rates the battery life at 17 days (Based on an average of 30 minutes use of PIMs per day, with the backlight off.) It will get roughly 10 hours of music playback with the display off, or 4 hours with it on.
Sony Hong Kong lists the SJ33 at $2,480 HK. or $320 US. It says these models will be delivered sometime between Februsary 6-11 or Feb 21-26 (in Hong Kong).
There has been no word of the rumored SJ22, rumors place that SJ22G as thinner and lighter than current SJ20G with a color screen.
More photos and information on the new models can be found at Sony Japan and SonyStyle HK. PIC will update this article when it is available for pre-order in the US. The database of a major US retailer claims the SJ33 will retail for $299 with an expected in-stock date of 2/28/2003.
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