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  1. #21  
    The only thing you can't do with the "right" software is using real mp3 files. The Clie has probably not the hardware with enough computing power.
    Thats why the added a seperate DSP decoder which is what I believe it is called....so technically its like one thing is dedicated to the sound like an MP3 player, which leaves your Dragonball Processor open to compute other things ala running other programs simultaneously.

    About 256 colors: It's really not as bad as you would imagine: i converted some photos on my computer from 16bit to 8bit (without optimizing) and resized them to 320x240. The difference between 16bit and 8bit at this size is not very big.
    I think its 320*320. What software did you use? I wanna test it out!!!
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  2. #22  
    Yes, there might be a DSP inside. But it will be used for decoding the ATRAC files. For mp3 you would need a faster processor.

    Resizing photos? No problem, use Paint Shop Pro. I've tried only 320x240 because the standart format is 4:3.
    When converting to 8bit you only must use "Windows colors", because with "Optimized" the picture does not really have only 8bit (colors are optimized for that one picture then).
  3. #23  
    If you cant wait for a English OS version of Sony PEG N700C, there's a solution today!

    Check out the pictures at http://www.spug.org/forums/showthrea...8548#post78548 !

    You can also pre-order a Sony PEG N700C for US$490 (excluding shipping). It comes bundled with a Multi-voltage adapter. For those who are interested, please email matthew@pdaconcept.com .
  4. #24  
    Thanks Jason,

    Wow that's interesting...but I think I'll wait for a true english OS Clie product from Sony. Trying to avoid that "All your base are belong..." deal.

    Thanks Jason, your pictures of the Clie looks great, looks like the screen is fairly bright and the graphic are very sharp. I am very interested in getting the Clie once Sony release the unit here.

    Can you answer a few questions about the Clie that I'm dying to know:

    1. The Clie has 8 mb internal memory and 7 mb's of user accessible Flash ROM, is that right? I use my handheld mostly for storage of medical books, having 15 mb of memory will be fantastic.

    2. The memory sticks: The auto-MS gate program launches apps stored in the stick right? Is there a lag time for the app to be copied then launched. Another memory stick question, can databases stored in the stick be access directly like TRG/HandEra?

    3. When the Clie is in the enhanced high-res mode, is it significantly slower when reading text?

    Thanks in advance!!
    Fat's
  5. #25  
    Originally posted by Fat_Man
    1. The Clie has 8 mb internal memory and 7 mb's of user accessible Flash ROM, is that right? I use my handheld mostly for storage of medical books, having 15 mb of memory will be fantastic.
    Yup you are right that Clie 700C has 8mb of ROM but at this current moment, neither the FlashPro or JackFlash supports the 8MB ROM now. But I believe they should be releasing an updated version soon.

    2. The memory sticks: The auto-MS gate program launches apps stored in the stick right? Is there a lag time for the app to be copied then launched. Another memory stick question, can databases stored in the stick be access directly like TRG/HandEra?
    Yes there's a lag when running the auto MS gate. For the database, I believe only non-volitale databases are supported. I have not really try that yet. I will let all of you know once I explore that.

    3. When the Clie is in the enhanced high-res mode, is it significantly slower when reading text?

    Thanks in advance!!
    Initially yes. But Sony has released a patch that "overclock" the N700C. And most programs are running at pretty decent speed now.
  6. #26  
    Thanks Jason!! That was really helpful.

    I can't wait until the Clie gets here. Although the lag time to retrieve data from the memory stick still concerns me.

    So Jason, in your opinion, do you like the Clie?
    Last edited by Fat_Man; 04/23/2001 at 01:53 AM.
    Fat's
  7. #27  
    Originally posted by Fat_Man
    So Jason, in your opinion, do you like the Clie?
    I have seen and touched both M505 and N700C...CLIE N700C is a clear winner.
  8. #28  
    Jason, seems like you know very much of the new Sony.
    Did you try out the gMovie player already? How fast is video playback at high resolution?
    And do you know if there will be a European (German) version some day?
  9. #29  
    I am very happy with my Prism, but am leaning towards getting the N700C. Trying to hold out until I see the next Visor is getting harder and harder each day.

    Any clue on the next visor? And don't tell me just a color version of the edge, if that's the case . . . SONY here I come.
    -Mikedemo
    It's all about how you spend the money.
  10. #30  
    THE SONY SOUNDS IMPRESSIVE. IF IT MAKES IT TO THE MARKET BEFORE THE 505M ROLLS OUT COULD IT SERIOUSLY IMPACT PALM.
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  11. #31  
    I heard today that there are going to soon be a total of 4 Sony Clie models available in the US. 2 monochrome and 2 color. not much more detail than that though..

    john
  12. #32  
    Originally posted by jkieffer
    I heard today that there are going to soon be a total of 4 Sony Clie models available in the US. 2 monochrome and 2 color. not much more detail than that though..

    john


    Where did you hear this info? And why 2 color models? an 8bit and a 16bit version?
    -Mikedemo
    It's all about how you spend the money.
  13. #33  
    That's news to me!!
    Fat's
  14. #34  
    Recent article on palmstation that reference a report by Gaming Age ( http://cgi.gaming-age.com/gaming/new...&nid=23-130.db) that Sony as well as Microsoft are designing handheld gaming devices that will rival the game-boy.

    The Sony gaming handheld will incorporate the Palm OS.

    "In a research report from Nikko Salomon Smith Barney, they confirm that both Sony and Microsoft are working on handheld gaming devices."

    "NSSB says that Sony is working on a handheld gaming device that will incorporate the Palm OS, which Sony also uses in its Clie PDA..."


    I heard today that there are going to soon be a total of 4 Sony Clie models available in the US. 2 monochrome and 2 color. not much more detail than that though..
    This gaming PDA may be one of the Clie Models.
    Fat's
  15. #35  
    I work for an Audio-Video store, and we recently received training from Sony Factory Sales Reps. That is where I heard that there will be two color models.

    Sony is apparently consolidating their different marketing groups into one location. The guy who was giving our training was not in the group that represents the Clie, but apparently the Clie people had recently moved into neighboring offices...

    I will do more snooping and see if I can find more detailed information.

    John
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