I want one!
Sony color LCD screen hand-helds
Music Industry News - as it happens
Source: MusicDish/Mi2N - March 27, 2002
Sony has come up with a cool new box which even unseen and un-played-with,
and through the sales pitch alone, should set your acquisitive juices
flowing ; ) It or, rather they, are the CLIÉ PEG-NR70V and PEG-NR70 - the
first rotating color LCD screen hand-helds. "Think about playing color games
with sound, taking photos with special effects, listening to your favorite
music and keeping your datebook," says Russell Paik, vice president of
handheld marketing at Sony Electronics.
The first handhelds to support Dragonball Super VZ (66MHz) processor and 16
MB of DRAM (15 MB available), the CLIÉ PEG-NR70V and NR70 offer three
OPEN - The devices open in a v-shape configuration for optimal screen
viewing and access to the integrated keyboard. "Type quick notes to friends
or update Microsoft Word application documents with supplied Documents To Go
4.0 Standard Edition."
TURN - Rotate the screen 180 degrees then fold to cover the keyboard. "This
classic configuration is ideal for taking pictures with the built-in camera
or jotting down notes using virtual Graffiti, a software-based Graffiti
CLOSED - Rotate the display back 180 degrees and close to protect the screen
from accidental taps and scratches, or for listening to the integrated MP3
player with the LCD turned off to extend battery life.
Both models feature the popular Jog Dial navigator with a back button for
single-handed operation, which is ideal for scrolling through menus and
supported applications. And the CLIÉ PEG-NR70V takes pictures, too, via its
integrated digital camera, located on the hinge connecting the screen and
Did I mention that I want one? But at $499.99 online, or $599.99
pre-ordered, I won't hold my breath.
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