|Sharp’s Zaurus SL-C3000 appears in the East with 4GB hard drive |
The newest Zaurus from Sharp has risen with some nice new features, including a built-in 1-inch 4GB drive and the standard 128MB of RAM. It also features some new interface tweaks like a control pad that replaces the previous arrow keys. With all this new stuff and the new moving parts, Sharp is claiming a decent 7 hours of battery time for the SL-C3000, down from about 8 hours for the SL-C860. Other niceties include the ability to operate as a USB drive, SD and CF slots, irDA, and media playback of MP3, WMA, and MPEG-4 video files. Expect the new Zaurus to go on sale November 15 in Japan. You should be able get your sweaty mitts on these in the West shortly thereafter. Click to see some more pics.
|The Siemens SX66 Pocket PC Phone: Coming soon from Cingular|
We thought it was going to be AT&T Wireless (and to be fair, they could still end up offering it as well before the merger happens), but unless someone went way out of their way to hoax us hard, we’re now pretty sure that Cingular is going to carry the Siemens SX66 Pocket PC Phone (the Cingular logo is a dead giveaway). Also known as the Siemens SX66 in certain foreign parts, the Siemens SX66 might just be the Pocket PC Phone you’ve been waiting for: it has a slider-style mini QWERTY keyboard, a 3.5-inch LCD screen, 64MB of flash ROM, 128MB of RAM, a 400MHz processor, quad-band GSM/GPRS (which means you’ll be able to use it overseas), an SDIO expansion card slot, and built-in Bluetooth and 802.11b WiFi (we’re also pretty sure there’s a VGA quality digital camera in there somewhere, but there’s no mention of it on the leaked Cingular brochure we scored).