Rumor: New Sony Clie SJ33 with mp3 Audio
An anonymous source has shared with us that the Sony Clie SJ20 and SJ30 have reached the end of their production and are being replaced by new models with color screens. Apparently the new models are already listed in major US retail databases. Read more for details and pictures.
Our source claims the new SJ22G will be thinner and lighter than current SJ20G and have a color screen. It will not have mp3 audio support built in. It may be likely this will be the new low-end color clie.
The SJ33G will have an enhanced speaker and mp3 audio features similar to T665 but is thinner and lighter than the current SJ30. According to ClieSource, it is already in the BestBuy Database w/ a SKU of 5331795 and a UPC of 027242620773. Also from the database, it mentions a "In-Stock" date of 2/28/2003, the same date as the NZ90. It also quotes a $299 price tag and 16MB of internal RAM.
A leaked picture of the supposed SJ33, shows a new plastic flip cover. The cover appears to be transparent, allowing one to check the screen without lifting up the cover. Other details such as processor speed and OS version are not known at this time.
The T665 will also be replaced by a new model by end February. This coincides with a just announced $50 price drop on the t665, bringing that down to $300.
Credit and thanks goes to ClieSource for the images and rumor confirmations.
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