NR70V Available from Online Stores

Online retailers must have just gotten in shipments of the Sony NR70V because several of them now have it listed as being In Stock. Included in this is Amazon, Best Buy, and Circuit City. All of of these also list the NR70 as In Stock, too. SonyStyle, Sony's own webstore, lists the NR70 as in stock but is still only taking pre-orders on the NR70V. The NR70 has been available at many brick-and-mortar retail stores since the end of last week but this marks the first appearance of the NR70V, which is the more expensive version with the built-in camera.

At this point, all of the stores are offering both the NR series models at full price, that is $500 for the NR70 and $600 for the NR70V.

Addesses for these webstores:

Despite what it says on its order page, Amazon's webstore later in the check-out process says the NR70V will ship by May 4.

Update: eCost has the NR70 in stock for $470. It doesn't yet have the NR70V in but is taking pre-orders at $550.

In March, Sony announced that it would be soon be releasing the NR70 and NR70V, two models with built-in keyboards and 320 by 480 color screens. Both also have built-in MP3 players and the NR70V has a built-in digital camera.

Thanks to Nicos Palamidis and Brad Hayashi for the tips. -Ed

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NR70 in stock

Xian @ 5/2/2002 3:46:31 PM #
Saw boxes of them yesterday at Fry's in Sunnyvale

RE: NR70 in stock
stephen007 @ 5/2/2002 5:02:08 PM #
Note that the breaking news is that the NR70_V_ is now available.


I.M. Anonymous @ 5/2/2002 10:35:45 PM #
The new clie is available @ compusa, and goodguys. How do I know... I was checking one out at these stores. Beautifull screen, and the speaker kicks ass...
RE: NR70 in stock
I.M. Anonymous @ 5/3/2002 4:59:06 AM #
And I saw both of the NR70 and NR70V at SonyStyle, San Francisco, today. They have both on display.
RE: NR70 in stock
BillW @ 5/3/2002 10:11:37 AM #
I bought one on line at PCConnection yesterday. Their site was not real clear about when it would ship. (As of last night the site was not updated). I checked this morning and it now shows that it shipped yesterday and should be here shortly as Airborn is showing it is out for delivery in Atlanta.


Cheapest Price

I.M. Anonymous @ 5/2/2002 3:56:37 PM #
I found the cheapest price to be $462, including tax and shipping. Check the link below.

RE: Cheapest Price
I.M. Anonymous @ 5/2/2002 4:01:17 PM #
Here are some more price comparisons. I think $462 is a great deal for this PDA.

RE: Cheapest Price
I.M. Anonymous @ 5/2/2002 4:07:58 PM #
Note that these are prices for the NR70, NOT the NR70V which is listed at $539-$599 at these price comparison sites (and none of them are listed as being in stock yet)
RE: Cheapest Price
Liam @ 5/2/2002 4:36:41 PM #
Dell sold me the NR70V for $489.10. They called me yesterday and said delivery would be May 15th. Ordered the screen protectors from Sony Style. The said May 25th.

RE: Cheapest Price
Dearman @ 5/2/2002 5:18:47 PM #
are you sure it was the NR70V and not the NR70?
there is no camera in the latter of the 2

RE: Cheapest Price
I.M. Anonymous @ 5/2/2002 6:20:06 PM #
dell had an awsome sale a few weeks back which included 10% off all PDAs, a $50 coupon, and another $10 coupon...this brought down the price of the nr70v to $489 bucks....pretty good deal.
RE: Cheapest Price
I.M. Anonymous @ 5/2/2002 11:05:00 PM #
I got the same deal with Dell.

Ordered on 4/16: ETA 4/19
On 4/19, received another email: delay until 5/3
On 5/1, they informed me that ETA is 5/15, I have to call them by 5/3 to hold or cancel the order. I told them I like to hold since I can not find a better deal like this.

I will see what happens when the date nears 5/15...

RE: Cheapest Price
nategall @ 5/3/2002 10:52:03 AM #
Hey Liam, you seem to be about 2-3 days in front of me with a Dell order, I just got my notice that it would be 5/15. so, as we get closer to 5/15, if they push it back again can you post? That will give me a couple extra days notice on what is happening.

i know, i know. i'm pathetic.

nategall says "blah!"

RE: Cheapest Price
I.M. Anonymous @ 5/3/2002 11:58:34 AM #
Just got my notice from Dell that my delivery is pushed back to 5/17/02. Order date was 4/29/02
RE: Cheapest Price
I.M. Anonymous @ 5/3/2002 12:42:24 PM #
I ordered mine from Dell on 4/19 original ship date was 4/25. It has since been moved to 5/4, we'll see if I actually get it on Tuesday. Can't beat the price, under $500 for the V model with the camera, but now I wish that I hadn't ordered online so I could just find one in a store and pick it up tonight. . .
RE: Cheapest Price
Liam @ 5/3/2002 7:32:20 PM #
"Hey Liam, you seem to be about 2-3 days in front of me with a Dell order, I just got my notice that it would be 5/15. so, as we get closer to 5/15, if they push it back again can you post? That will give me a couple extra days notice on what is happening."

Sure. Got my screen protector today from Sony Style and they said May 25th. I think paying $10 plus for a piece of thin plastic makes me pathetic too. I think Dell will ship before 5/15. For what we paid we can afford to wait a few more days...


RE: Cheapest Price
nategall @ 5/6/2002 10:07:36 AM #

thanks! Dell has my order pushed back to 5/17, and I checked on it this morning. I am a little disappointed in the dell system, I thought that they would have had a kick ass way of finding out when something was going to ship. But it just seems to give a tenative date and not update it until it ships.

any news on actual shipments from dell would be appreciated.


nategall says "blah!"

SonyStyle Pre-order Status?

Ed @ 5/2/2002 3:45:52 PM #
I've read a few things online from people who say they have been told by SonyStyle that their NR70V won't ship until later this month. I'd like to hear some confirmations on this before I write anything about it. I sincerely hope that Sony isn't doing the same thing Palm did last year and punishing the people who pre-ordered from it.

News Editor
RE: SonyStyle Pre-order Status?
I.M. Anonymous @ 5/2/2002 7:15:01 PM #
Received this email from sony 4/30

has been delayed and we will not be able to ship your products within the time indicated on our Web site. We are confident, however, that we will be able to ship your order within the next 25 days, 05/25/02.

RE: SonyStyle Pre-order Status?
I.M. Anonymous @ 5/2/2002 7:30:43 PM #
I had a preorder at Sony with no indication of a ship date. I was looking around and saw a " usually ships in 24 hours" status at Amazon.

Checked with a live person at Sony and got a dunno. Cancelled the order and placed one with Amazon. Asked for overnight delivery. Just got a confirmation of shipment with delivery 5/4. So we'll see tomorrow!

Also, quit sweating the price thing. Check out American Express's Best Value Guarantee.

Here's what I do. Find the item at the most reputable full price place. Full price and reputable equals getting it fast. Receive item before 99% of the other people who want it. Enjoy. In 45 - 50 days (you have 60 days to file)do a price search and find a questionable, third party supplier who I would never use that has the item for the cheapest price. Print a copy of the web page showing the low price, call AX, send a copy of the invoice, and the web page. Two weeks later you receive a check. Done it many times.


RE: SonyStyle Pre-order Status?
I.M. Anonymous @ 5/2/2002 7:53:28 PM #
Great tip on the AmEx thing... I wish I knew about it an hour ago when Amazon still had 4 in stock. It now shows not yet available. And my order through Dell shows a "call for ETA". Even though when you call they say "it says it is in production and we must be waiting for parts..." Duh... They do not even know what it is...

So I wait....

RE: SonyStyle Pre-order Status?
ELwuero @ 5/3/2002 12:26:22 AM #
I cancelled my order today after Sony put me on hold for about three minutes trying to get an ETA and then told me they would not have any NR70V's until the middle to late part of the month. I got lucky becuase on the way home I stopped by Fry's and they had them in stock.

RE: SonyStyle Pre-order Status?
Scott R @ 5/3/2002 2:12:44 AM #
FYI, the AmEx price protection for their Blue card was discontinued as of 4/30. In order to get that benefit, you now have to go with one of their Gold cards which has an annual fee.


RE: SonyStyle Pre-order Status?
paulkbiba @ 5/3/2002 10:25:17 AM #
Just got an email from SonyStyle that my NR70 shipped and will be delivered today!!!!!!!!!!

RE: SonyStyle Pre-order Status?
allen_hutchison @ 5/3/2002 10:50:17 AM #
I just got off the phone with the people at SonyStyle. They told me that the NR70V just went "In-Stock" on their system earlier today, and that my pre-ordered NR70V would ship in three days or less.

RE: SonyStyle Pre-order Status?
I.M. Anonymous @ 5/4/2002 7:43:14 AM #
I Received confimation from Sonystyle last night that my NR70V had shipped. They gave me the UPS tracking number and I shows up on the UPS site that it will arrive at my office Monday. (the 6th) CANT WAIT!!

Don't Forget Canada

I.M. Anonymous @ 5/2/2002 5:20:44 PM # is taking preorders, and my brother assures me it's in inventory.. just not sure how many.

Amazon is sold out first shipment

I.M. Anonymous @ 5/2/2002 9:26:54 PM #
Checked earlier, and it said "Hurry - only 5 left in stock." Now it's back to "Not available."

Albuquerque NM area

I.M. Anonymous @ 5/2/2002 11:02:02 PM #
Anyone know of a store in Alb NM has any on display. CompUSA & BestBuy both didn't have any.
RE: Albuquerque NM area
I.M. Anonymous @ 5/3/2002 2:04:30 PM #
You're kidding, right? I would imagine that in Albuquerque, the ONLY stores that would sell the NR-70 would be CompUSA and Best Buy. I would imagine you should consider yourself lucky that you've even GOT CompUSA and Best Buy.

Face facts - Alburquerque is hardly considered a large consumer electronics market.

RE: Albuquerque NM area
I.M. Anonymous @ 5/3/2002 8:02:45 PM #
Thank you for your useful commentary. And you exactly answered my question. Since you clearly live in Alb and I live there we must be the only two! I'll be sure to look for you next time I ride down to the general store.
RE: Albuquerque NM area
I.M. Anonymous @ 5/3/2002 9:50:26 PM #
You don't have to live in Albuqurque to know it's not exactly New York. I've visited there a few times, and I can say from my experience there that while it is NOT some backwater town, you've truly got to be kidding if you think there will be stores besides Best Buy and CompUSA that will carry the new Clie.

To put it another way, keep dreaming if you think there's a SonyStyle brick-and-mortar outlet in the Albuquerque area, and you just didn't realize it, or it's kind of a far drive across town.

RE: Albuquerque NM area
I.M. Anonymous @ 5/4/2002 11:21:14 AM #
Ultimate Electronics has one on display. Thanks again for your useful postings.
RE: Albuquerque NM area
I.M. Anonymous @ 5/4/2002 11:28:22 AM #
Circuit City is going to carry them. I spoke with an employee there and he said they had 500 or so in the district warehouse. He said they should have them very soon. They can also take orders for their website at the store. By the way, these are the major retailers in the Albuquerque area that will carry the Clie: Best Buy (two in Albuquerque and one in Santa Fe), CompUSA, Circuit City, Ultimate Electronics, Office Max, Office Depot, and Staples. Albuquerque is bigger than you think.
RE: Albuquerque NM area
I.M. Anonymous @ 5/4/2002 11:50:50 AM #
I dounbt OfficeMax or Office Depot will carry the Clie anywhere in the USA. Neither store has offered Sony PDAs before, and I'd be surprised if they started now. Have you heard something specific, or are you just listing stores in the Albuquerque area to defend its size?
RE: Albuquerque NM area
I.M. Anonymous @ 5/4/2002 4:28:15 PM #
Billios, a local chain has them too. That is where I just bought mine and it was $588 for the V. Haven't been there a while but they also a a decent Mac selection.

NR70V in some stores also.

ELwuero @ 5/2/2002 11:16:17 PM #
I bought one tonight at Fry's Electronics in Anaheim, California.

RE: NR70V in some stores also.
nXt @ 5/3/2002 8:07:19 AM #
Cool, I'm gonna visit the same Fry's and check it out... unfortunately, not going to buy one, gonna upgrade computer. My friend might buy it though. I dunno... he wants a GeForce4 4600 too heh..

nXt's Clie Club
Place To Be For Sony Clie Discussion
RE: NR70V in some stores also.
I.M. Anonymous @ 5/4/2002 6:28:52 PM #
I can confirm there were 4 NR70V's available in Sunnyvale Fry's as of noon today (Saturday). They had sold out of the NR70's but a few had been returned and were available as open-box items.
RE: NR70V in some stores also.
I.M. Anonymous @ 5/6/2002 6:17:38 AM #
Spent time with the V in Best Buy and CDW showroom this weekend. (Chicago area). That is one sweet PDA!

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