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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.

The NX80V now retails for $550, down from $600. The NX80 features a 1.3 Mega pixel camera with a "Capture Light", Palm OS 5.0, 200mhz Intel XScale processor, 32MB of RAM, CF slot and a backlit thumb keyboard.

Sony Clie NX80VThe NX73 has been reduced to $449, from it's $500 debut price. The NX73V comes in a similar form factor and specs 16MB of RAM, a lower resolution camera and no camera light.

Both models share a 3.8 inch 320x480 high resolution portrait display. They can also use the optional CLIÉ Wireless LAN Card for WiFi (802.11b) connectivity. The retractable Compact-Flash slot provides limited support for CompactFlash Memory Cards for data storage.

You can order the models directly from Sony Style, or search for the lowest price on the net with our comparisson shopper. SonyStyle is currently offering free shipping on all handhelds as well as a few other deals.

NX70 Discontinued
The NX70 has been removed from SonyStyle and is presumed discontinued. It had previously been selling for $399. The NX70 was Sonys first Palm OS 5 handheld and was released in October of 2002.

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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.

Psion 5/Motorola StarTac -> Palm Vx -> Palm m505 -> Sony N770C -> Sony T625C -> Sony NR70V/Ericsson T39m -> Toshiba e310 -> Palm Tungsten T/Ericsson T68m -> HP h2210 -> Palm Tungsten T/3/Ericsson T610
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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