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Sony Clie Price Cuts

updated Sony has lowered prices on the SJ33, SJ22 and SJ20 Clie handhelds. The SJ33 was lowered to $219 and the SJ20 can now be had for $99 after rebate. In addition, Sony has posted a Bluetooth driver update for the NZ90 and TG50.

Price Cuts
Blue Sony Clie SJ33SonyStyle has cut the price of the SJ33 to $219.99 with free overnight shipping included. The SJ33 sports a sleek exterior design with an integrated translucent flip cover, MP3 audio and a large capacity rechargeable battery. It has a hi-res, 16-bit, backlit TFT color screen, 16 MB of RAM (15MB available to user) and 4 MB of flash ROM. It runs Palm OS 4.1 on the Dragonball Super VZ 66MHz.

Sony has also cut the price of the SJ22 to $179.99, it also includes free overnight shipping. The PEG-SJ22 has a 320x320, 65k color screen, 16MB of RAM and a Lithium-ion battery. it runs Palm OS version 4.1 and uses a 33mhz dragonball VZ.

SJ20 for $99
Sony has begun offering a $30 mail in rebate on the SJ20. This brings the final price down to $99 and puts it in direct competition with the Zire. The SJ20 is Sony's entry-level handheld with a 320x320 pixel backlit monochrome screen, 16 MB of RAM, Memory Stick expansion and runs Palm OS 4.1.

The NX60 handheld has been discontinued by Sony and is no longer available from SonyStyle.

Good deals and lower prices on Sony handhelds can also be found through our Price comparison service.

Palm OS 5 Bluetooth Drivers Update
Sony has also released updated Bluetooth drivers for Palm OS 5. The update is for models with built in bluetooth, currently the NZ90 and TG50. It updates the Bluetooth Stack Library and BIP (Basic Image Profile library) and resolves a few minor bugs. The update requires approximately 1320KB free ram and is available from the Sony Clie support site.

Thanks to Ravi and Guarav for the tips.

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TG-50

robrecht @ 8/4/2003 1:28:11 PM #
Wake me up when the reduce the price of the TG-50. Then something interesting might be on the way.

Thanks, robrecht
RE: TG-50
freddryer @ 8/4/2003 3:00:22 PM #
I agree...

What I can't fathom is why either Palm, Sony or PocketPC manufacturers other than HP (as the h1940 is close to perfect) can't come in with a compelling PDA with Bluetooth and a $200 price range. Is this a pipe dream or too much to ask for ? The h1940 has a sugg retail of $299 so it isn't far off.

RE: TG-50
freddryer @ 8/4/2003 3:00:22 PM #
I agree...

What I can't fathom is why either Palm, Sony or PocketPC manufacturers other than HP (as the h1940 is close to perfect) can't come in with a compelling PDA with Bluetooth and a $200 price range. Is this a pipe dream or too much to ask for ? The h1940 has a sugg retail of $299 so it isn't far off.

RE: TG-50
helf @ 8/4/2003 4:12:19 PM #
The helix/zodiac will have BT an the lowend model will be $299...

RE: TG-50
robrecht @ 8/8/2003 1:35:30 PM #
Don't wake me up yet, but there is a TG-50 price drop for Canadians:
http://www.cliesource.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=22792


Thanks, robrecht

Speaking of entry level Palms

vimbuza @ 8/4/2003 3:00:58 PM #
They should bring back the PEG-S360, sell it for 50 bucks and blow the zire out of the water.

So there I was, acting like a normal human being... -Sonny Rollins
RE: Speaking of entry level Palms
Foo Fighter @ 8/4/2003 4:24:23 PM #
Amen!

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1340KB - You gotta be kidding me!

jhoh @ 8/4/2003 3:15:06 PM #
Let's see...you buy a 16MB PDA with 11MB free and need to devote 1.3Mb to a patch to the BASE FUNCTIONALITY AND SELLING POINT of the device.

Give me a break...How about a ROM update, Sony? How about you build your device correctly in the first place?

-Peeved

RE: 1340KB - You gotta be kidding me!
abosco @ 8/4/2003 3:25:53 PM #
You mean you don't like spending $800 for a PDA with 9 MB free after all the driver updates? Are you mad? We don't need no stinkin' 32 MB. 64 MB is for losers.

-Bosco
RE: 1340KB - You gotta be kidding me!
Dr1990 @ 8/4/2003 3:30:08 PM #
Sorry, no Flash ROM in the TG-50!
RE: 1340KB - You gotta be kidding me!
snugglefart @ 8/4/2003 4:02:59 PM #
some TGs has flash rom

RE: 1340KB - You gotta be kidding me!
madmaxmedia @ 8/4/2003 4:57:20 PM #
There have been at least 1 or 2 other updates for the TG50 too, really makes you question the wisdom of Sony not putting flash ROM in the TG50 (not that we needed another reason).

I think CLIE Viewer had an update, as well as Flash Player.

RE: 1340KB - You gotta be kidding me!
graph @ 8/5/2003 11:21:46 AM #
anyone tried this update? does it really take up 1.3mb? maybe its just for cache or something

New models coming?

Foo Fighter @ 8/4/2003 4:40:03 PM #
Ah..price cuts. That can mean only one thing; new models on the horizon. It looks like Sony is pricing the SJ33 to replace the SJ22 line. Something is obviously coming down the pike to replace SJ33 with something to compete with Palm's Zire 71, which is currently the hottest selling handheld on the market. Could it be a T-series model with full screen (VG)? One can only hope.

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RE: New models coming?
mikecane @ 8/4/2003 10:06:39 PM #
The "T770" is what I have been calling it.

64MB RAM (48 user accessible).

WiFi Memory Stick!!

Same crappy stylus, dammitohell!!!

Still, it is aimed at Pearl Harboring -- if I may use that term, and I damn well can because this is still America and we can say whatever the eff we like so go kill yourself you Politically Correct Thought Nazi scum! -- the TT3.

Ah, I feel better now.

RE: New models coming?
mikecane @ 8/4/2003 10:09:06 PM #
Nothing like a little mad embedded digression to freshen the senses, eh kiddies?

RE: New models coming?
Foo Fighter @ 8/4/2003 10:54:34 PM #
LOL! Step back from the keyboard and walk away slowly. Oh so slowly.

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RE: New models coming?
abosco @ 8/4/2003 11:25:25 PM #
Now walk to the kitchen and take twice your dosage of Ritalin.

-Bosco

wish lower end had voice recording...

kisrael @ 8/4/2003 10:21:51 PM #
wish more lowerend units had voice recording. Right now I'm thinking about grabbing a SJ-22 to replace my IIIC since it's pretty cheap, and I'd like to get into doodling and uploading the results...

The SJ33 is an excellent handheld!

Strider_mt2k @ 8/8/2003 4:05:24 PM #
I just picked up an SJ33, and it's a great handheld for the money!
I specifically went for it to get a little more milage fron the OS4 apps and hacks I've spent money on over the years.
I imagine it would be an excellent upgrade for anyone else in the same position.

If at all posiible go and demo one.



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