FCC Reveals Details of 3 Upcoming Clies
The FCC has leaked information and images of three unreleased Sony Clie handhelds. The PEG-TH55 appears to have a 320x480 screen with built in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and the TJ-37 brings a VGA camera and Wi-Fi to Sony's entry range lineup.
The TH55 runs Palm OS 5.2 and has a high res+ 320x480 pixel, 65k color screen and an integrated flip cover to protect the display. The model has both built in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi (802.11b) as well as an IR pot and a Memory Stick PRO slot. It has 32MB or RAM, with 32MB user available. Internally the TH55 runs the Sony "Handheld engine", the sony custom chip-set that first debuted on the UX50. It is not clear what CPU clock speed is "under the hood".
The dimensions are approximately 3 × 4 7/ 8 × 17/ 32 inches (73.3 × 121.5 × 13.4 mm) (w/h/d). With the cover attached it is approx. 3 × 4 / 8 × / 8 inches (73.3 × 121.5 × 15.7 mm). It weighs 5.8 oz (165 g) without the cover, 20g more with it attached.
This unit's front-side is dominated by the large display and has row of small of application buttons along the bottom. On the backside of the device, is the built in camera, which has a retractable lens cover. Above the camera is a different, top rear center mounted jog dial with left and right directional arrows and a back button.
PEG-TJ37 and TJ-27
The PEG TJ 37 and 27 share a similar case, display and camera but are two very different handhelds. The TJ37 has integrated Wi-Fi, voice recorder and digital audio, while the TJ27 leaves these out, presumably for an entry level affordable price. Both share a VGA digital camera on the back of the unit. They are using the redesigned jog dial on the front of the handhelds that includes a vertical scroll wheel and left and right keys in addition to the four application buttons.
They both run Palm OS 5.2 and have a 320x320, 65k color screen, 32MB of RAM (23MB user accessible) and have IR port and a Memory Stick slot. They are both powered by a Motorola i.MXL dragonball ARM processor. They are approximately 3 x 4.5 x 17/32 inches (w/h/d) or (75 x 113 x 13.2mm) and weigh 5 ounces or 145g.
All come with the usual sony apps and a few others including AudioPlayer (TJ37 only), Clie Software Suite, Decuma Latin Input, Flash player, Memory Stick backup, Netfront Web Browser v3.1, Picsel Viewer and the standard Palm OS apps.
The info comes from early drafts and images taken from the FCC, the specs and details could change when the units are officially announced by Sony. Pricing or anticipated availability is not known at this time.
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