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CEBIT 2002: Fujitsu Siemens is presenting the LOOX
Posted by Arne Hess - on Thursday, 14.03.02 - 12:50:00 CET under 01 - General News - Viewed 5058x
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Fujitsu Siemens is presenting on its booth in hall 1 the LOOX Pocket PC 2002. The price was given with 699,00 € and the targeted competitor is the Compaq iPAQ H3870. Fujitsu will offer the LOOX for less as the H3870 costs today.
Also presented is the GSM/GPRS jacket. The final decision about the price isn't done today but, as the Product Manager told me, it should be less then the Compaq Wireless Pack. From the functionality it is based on Siemens' IC35 GPRS module. Find here some pictures I snapped. My overall impression "It's one of the most fanciest Pocket PCs we will see in near future"!

Cheers ~ Arne

The LOOX really fits into the palm of your hand Size matters
The screen is comparable to the iPAQ screen On the side is the SD-Card slot
The prototypes are already running XScale Reduce the CPU speed to improve the standby time
The backside of the attached GPRS module The topside of the GPRS module with antenna
The LOOX module isn't as thick as the Compaq pack  


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Comments
Posted by APuk on 14.03.02 - 00:00:00

Is ARM-processor based software going to be compatible with this unit, considering it has a new intel PXA250 chip???

Posted by jlp on 15.03.02 - 00:00:00

Yes the core is the same but enhanced and expanded. It's just like x86 apps written for an older CPU (e.g. 386, Pentium I, II or III) also runs on a newer one (here a P4 for example)

Posted by Fayez on 15.03.02 - 00:00:00

When is the exact release date for LOOX in Europe and North America and will it have the PocketPC Phone Edition software embedded?

Posted by APuk on 15.03.02 - 00:00:00

This thing runs PC2002. It appears to also have a bluetooth module built in, but I think I read somewhere that this would not be available in Europe, that's really bad if true?

Posted by Fayez on 15.03.02 - 00:00:00

Thats really bad news if they remove the bluetooth feature for europe. but why would they do that? Plus is the GPS/GPRS module tri band?

Posted by APuk on 15.03.02 - 00:00:00

Try this link: http://fsc.db4web.de/DB4Web/fsc/user/en … ;land_id=1    It's where I've been getting info from. It does actually say that bluetooth is going to be part of the package, but Im sure I read somewhere saying that bluetooth would not be for Europe, I really do hope I am wrong. Because this 400Mhz wonder PPC sure has got my money over the iPAQ and Jornada.

Posted by Anonymous on 16.03.02 - 00:00:00

On CeBit I was told that the Loox is the same everywhere.

Posted by Fayez on 16.03.02 - 00:00:00

Since the GPS/GPRS plug on Module for the loox wont be available until August. Can i still get the Audiovox CF card GPS/GPRS for Mobile Connection for the Loox?

Posted by Steph@ne on 17.03.02 - 00:00:00

Yes it has bluetooth chip in Europe. Have a look at the full specifications folder on http://www.fujitsu-siemens.com

Posted by Anonymous on 18.03.02 - 00:00:00

what is the casing made of? Is it plastic?

Posted by Ricardo Correia on 02.05.02 - 00:00:00

Does anybody know when will the Loox be released ?
I've read mid/end May ???

Thankx.
RC

Posted by Arne Hess on 02.05.02 - 00:00:00

The Loox should be release through Europe end of July. Before we will see a small amount for testing and review purpose only. The price was given with 699 €. However, this price can differentiate from county to county.
From your side I wouldn’t expect the Loox before July!

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