PalmSource Day 1: Sony Prototype Pics
At PalmSource, the president of Sony's handheld division just gave a sneak peak of a prototype handheld his company is working on. He only showed it for a few seconds, but that was enough to see that it is a clamshell device with a built-in keyboard on one side and a screen on the other.
Aside from showing it off, Mr. Yoshida gave no details on the device, including price, availability, or whether it will run Palm OS 5 or 4.
Update: Sony has officially announced two versions of this handheld. Read more about them here.
This handheld's hinge can swivel, allowing it to take several shapes. Of course, it can close like a clamshell and open with the LCD on one side and the keyboard on the other. The swivel also allows the device to close with the keyboard on the inside but the LCD exposed, allowing it to to be used like current Palm OS devices.
Sorry this isn't a great picture. He showed this thing off for about 20 seconds and never held it very still. -Ed
UPDATE: I brightened and enhanced the contrast on Ed's original picture to show more detail. -Ryan
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