Sony Releases Details on U.S. Version of New Clié
Though there hasn't been an official announcement yet, Sony has posted the full details on a U.S. version of the new color Clié on its SonyStyle website. Named the PEG-N710C, it is essentially the PEG-N700C except with an English version of the Palm OS. It has a front lighted, reflective TFT color screen at 320x320 resolution and a Jog Dial. It has 8 MB of memory and comes with an 8 MB Memory Stick. It will cost $500 and will be available May 28.
To many, the N710C's most interesting feature is its built-in audio player. According to Sony, it is compatible with both MP3 and ATRAC3 audio formats and comes with headphones and a remote control. Of course, it plays audio files stored on Memory Sticks. It offers up to 11 hours of continuous audio playback with a fully charged lithium polymer battery (with LCD turned off). OpenMG Jukebox is supplied to manage digital audio content on the PC. Sony also mentions that it comes with free music from Columbia Records, though they don't give any details.
Audio isn't all that Sony wants this handheld to be known for; they also want to show off its screen. It comes with PictureGear Pocket to view high-resolution digital images and gMovie for video clips.
Sony's site leaves off several important details. However, if the N710C is same as its Japanese counterpart, which seems logical, it is 4.67 x 2.80 x .66 inches and weighs 5.64 ozs. It has the fastest Palm processor currently available, the 33MHz Dragonball VZ, and runs Palm OS 3.5. Sony estimates its battery will last for 15 days of regular use.
It certainly uses a USB HotSync cradle and can sync with Microsoft Outlook and Lotus Organizer.
Finally, the N710C comes with a protective cover, a portable AC adapter, and some free entertainment software, though they don't specify what.
The SonyStyle site also has an overview of some extras for the N710C. The offer a spare USB cradle for $60 and a serial version for the same price, too. They also have a travel kit made up of a HotSync cable and an AC adapter, again for $60. They offer three replacement styli for $13.
Of course, they have Memory Sticks, too. The 8 MB version is $30, the 16 MB is $50, the 32 MB is $80, and the 64 MB is $140.
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