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    I just got off the phone with the sales department at the Sony store in downtown Chicago. I was just making a cursory check to see if they had any idea when the Clie 700 series (you know color 320x320 screen) would make it to the states.

    The salesperson told me they would be in the store on May 1st. There will be no pre-orders taken. You can guess where I will be that morning.

    Folks, remember you heard it here first.
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    Thanks!! Wow this is great. I need to check the Clie out . On another note, this is going to hurt palm and the m505 more
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    I need to check the Clie out .
    Well, I found a thread on Spug.org which has a ton of pictures taken by users.

    Check out
    http://www.spug.org/forums/showthread.php?threadid=8620

    There is a lot of good stuff in this thread.

    Cheers.
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    Originally posted by wingdo
    The salesperson told me they would be in the store on May 1st. There will be no pre-orders taken. You can guess where I will be that morning.
    Yes, on May 1 you will be fighting with me for position in the line. Did you happen to check on the price, though?
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    IF THIS IS TRUE - HOW MUCH LONGER CAN PALM HOLD ON WHILE STEPPING ON THIER YOU KNOW WHATS
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    Yes, on May 1 you will be fighting with me for position in the line.
    I shall be prepared. I'll get tactical shopping information from my wife. You don't stand a chance.

    Did you happen to check on the price, though?
    Nope. I would assume it should be in line with the Yen price. US$ 450 or so. If you don't have a Sony card, you should get one. No interest for 12 months. If I decide to keep the Clie, it gives me quite a bit of time to sell my Prism.
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    Good news. Does anyone know when the n700c is coming to Europe?
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    Oh my God!!! My prayers have been answered!!!

    You better not be lieing to me...that Clie better be available on May 1st, because I'm going to be the first person in the United States to own one. (I'd let George W. go first though I think I'll call him up and tell him to get one...and then have him call up Bill Gates and tell him that PPC should give up.)

    With Stereo audio in my palm and 320*320 beats out that 240*320 that whats his face has...iPaq.

    Come on Sony...don't fail me now!!! Teach Palm a lesson!!!

    And those headphones look really nice too!!!
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    IF THIS IS TRUE - HOW MUCH LONGER CAN PALM HOLD ON WHILE STEPPING ON THIER YOU KNOW WHATS
    Remember what Palm said...they want to be like Microsoft and just make Palm OS and not like Apple and make BOTH hardware and the OS.

    BTW do you think the Handera device will be color?

    At this point if ANY device comes out in color AND sound within a month...I won't look at a PPC again...err...maybe...
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    Is the Clie going to be Mac and Linux friendly? From what I understand the first Clie wasn't.
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    Is the Clie going to be Mac and Linux friendly? From what I understand the first Clie wasn't.
    Sadly, no more so than the current crop.

    However, you can get a shareware set of drivers for Macs from :
    http://www.markspace.com/
    The thing I am unhappy about is MP3 player seems to use non-standard mp3 files. The converter is Windows only.

    If anyone is interested in the size differences between the color units they are:

    Visor Prism: 4.8h x 3.0w x 0.8d 6.9oz
    Palm m505: 4.5h x 3.1w x 0.4d 4.9oz
    Sony 700c: 4.65h x 2.8w x 0.65d 5.65oz

    So the Sony is smaller than the Prism, but not quite as sweet as the m505 size wise.

    The Prism uses Li Ion batteries, and the Clie has Li Polymer. I'm not wure what the Palm is using.

    The Clie and Palm use the side lit reflective color screen as opposed to the backlit TFT of the Prism. Between the screen type and the battery style, you should be able to get much better battery life out of the Clie.
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    Originally posted by wingdo
    Visor Prism: 4.8h x 3.0w x 0.8d 6.9oz
    Palm m505: 4.5h x 3.1w x 0.4d 4.9oz
    Sony 700c: 4.65h x 2.8w x 0.65d 5.65oz

    So the Sony is smaller than the Prism, but not quite as sweet as the m505 size wise.
    Hell, the Sony is smaller than the VDX!
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    Originally posted by wingdo

    The Prism uses Li Ion batteries, and the Clie has Li Polymer. I'm not wure what the Palm is using.
    Li Polymer...it was the big news that the batter is shaped to fit in such a small container..hence they used Li polymer.
    wow, it's been awhile.....things have REALLY changed...why is my Visor Edge still in my hand? Will a Treo fit better?
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    I think it is safe to say that the Clie offers the hardware of the Pocket PC with the Operating System of the Palm OS...

    If only they could booost that 33mhz....i guess thats what overclocking is for :-)

    I KNOW I'M GETTING ONE!!!

    I can't wait to carry around my MP3s and be able to watch videos!!!
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    Originally posted by yaz320
    I think it is safe to say that the Clie offers the hardware of the Pocket PC with the Operating System of the Palm OS...

    If only they could booost that 33mhz....i guess thats what overclocking is for :-)

    I KNOW I'M GETTING ONE!!!

    I can't wait to carry around my MP3s and be able to watch videos!!!
    Just keep in mind that those videos, while good in resolution, will only be 256 colors. That and supporting the Magic gate memory stick with "copy" protection will keep me away. Besides, I have some Springboards I want to keep using. I'm hoping Handspring will bring it all together.
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    yaz320:

    Changed my Avatar for you.

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    I don't think I'd let him get there first
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    Hey lennonhead....

    Any relation to the commies...lennon?

    Where'd you get that animation...???

    A LOT of people look like Mr. P.... I know someone personally who does who works at my school.
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    Just keep in mind that those videos, while good in resolution, will only be 256 colors. That and supporting the Magic gate memory stick with "copy" protection will keep me away. Besides, I have some Springboards I want to keep using. I'm hoping Handspring will bring it all together
    We NEED real sound...now I can say to my iPaq friend "can your Pocket PC do this?"

    He's not quick and won't ask me about the number of colors...he doesn't even know what bit his screen is.

    Sony can have their "copy protection" but look how HUGE the underground world is...their memory stick won't be able to stop anything when used with the *right* software.
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    No, not a Communist, not a Republican either

    I made the animation from some frames of an MPEG movie I found on Carracho (hotline type program) called "George W. Bush picks a running mate..." Hehe
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    In fact, the *right* software is always useful.

    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.

    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.
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