Sony Announces Superslim T415 with Hi-Res Mono Screen (Updated)
Sony has announced a new mid-range handheld today, the PEG-T415, a 320 by 320 monochrome model that is, according to Sony, the world's thinnest PDA. Though only .39 inches thick, it has a Jog Dial and a Memory Stick slot.
It tries to strike a balance between serious and fun. For business users, it is the first Sony model to come bundled with Documents to Go for compatibility with Microsoft Office. For fun, its infrared port has been enhanced to let it be used as a TV/VCR remote and it has an improved speaker and audio abilities.
It will be available near the end of November for $300.
Update: The T415 is actually only .39 inches thick, not the .41 inches originally published.
The T415 is 4.75 by 2.88 by .39 inches and weighs a light 4.3 ounces. The majority of its casing is made from a single piece aluminium that wraps around the screen which not only gives it a professional look but increases its strength.
It comes with a flip cover but there don't appear to be any photos of it. A Memory Stick is not included.
It has the Jog Dial that has become a standard on Sony models. It includes a small back button that works like the back button on the N series.
As mentioned earlier, it is bundled with DataViz's Documents to Go Standard, which means that it users can use Microsoft Word and Excel documents and spreadsheets on their handheld.
But it isn't all business. The T415 comes with an application called the Clié Remote Commander which lets it be used as a remote control for TVs, VCRs, DVD players, and other such electronics. The infrared port has been strengthened to give it a range of up to 15 feet.
The T415 also has an improved speaker and audio capabilities compared with most Palm OS handhelds. MIDI and WAV files on a PC can be converted and played on the palmtop. This means alarms don't have to be just beeps, they can almost any sound the user would like.
The T415 also has a built-in vibrating alert.
It runs on an internal lithium-ion polymer rechargeable battery which Sony estimates will last for about 15 days with normal use.
The T415's smaller size means that it can't use other Clié peripherals designed to attach to the serial port. Therefore, Sony has announced they will be selling a special version of their clip-on Audio Player just for this model.
With the inclusion of this midrange model into Sony's lineup of handhelds, the company feels they have a product to fit almost almost everyone's needs.
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