is well known for their mobile gadgets and what they released now makes me
speechless again (I want it, I want it, I want it... ;-) )
The Japanese electronics giant on Monday unveiled the world's smallest personal computer that
runs on Microsoft's Windows XP operating system.
The hand-held gadget called 'type U', a new product in Sony's VAIO series, weighs only 550 gm and measures
6.7 inches in width and is 108 millimeters high, the company said.
Priced at $1,873, including Japanese sales tax, the type U will hit the local market at
the end of May.
Its standard memory capacity is 256 megabytes and hard-disc drive capacity is
about 20 gigabytes. Input can be done by either a stylus - a pointed instrument
used on pressure-sensitive screens - or a collapsible keyboard.
If this is running Windows XP for Tablet PCs (and not a propriety "Tablet PC" like
interface) could become a serious competitor for further Pocket PC developments,
at least it shows where the way might goes too.
In addition Sony also launched a range of other VAIO (Video Audio Integrated Operation) brand products,
including a desktop computer with high quality screen called 'type V' and the
portable music player 'VAIO pocket' equipped with a hard-disc drive that can
store up to 13,000 songs and a color crystal display which might become a
serious iPOD competitor.
"These new entertainment-driven devices offer a glimpse of Sony's vision
of enabling users to enjoy a personal network of high-quality audio and
imaging," Sony said in a statement.
Wow, amazing stuff from Japan... 8O Good that I will fly to Tokyo this year - now I know for what I will start saving my money for. ;-)
Cheers ~ Arne
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Information type V] Source : [Julio Meneses]