Sony unveils CLIE PEG-T600C series

If you liked the CLIE PEG-T400 series, get ready for this: The T600C has a 16-bit display, 16 MB RAM and Palm OS 4.1 – and there are new camera and GPS Memory Sticks too!

As time goes by, Sony’s goal seems to get clearer every day; to make sure it has enough models on the market to confuse every user from Japan to Alaska and back again sufficiently enough to make them buy at least two of them just to make sure. This time around, Japanese Sony websites have unveiled the Sony CLIE PEG-T600C series which has the same form factor as the recently announced Sony CLIE PEG-T415, but sports numerous improvements.

The PEG-T600C sports a 16-bit 320 x 320 pixel resolution TFT display, 16 MB of RAM and runs on Palm OS 4.1, while it uses the same Motorola DragonBall VZ 33 MHz processor as the PEG-T415. Sony didn’t manage to keep entirely the same physical measures for the PEG-T600C as the PEG-T415, but it’s a close run: Where the PEG-T600C measures 118 mm x 71.8 mm x 12.5 mm and weighs approximately 138g, the PEG-T400 measures 118 mm x 71.8 mm x 9.9 mm and weighs approximately 122g. This is caused by the color display, which both adds bulk and weight.

As could be expected, the PEG-T600C has a Memory Stick slot and an enhanced IR port, as well as an USB cradle for connectivity options. In addition to the hardware, there’s also quite a bit of bundled software that comes with the device, including a CLIE Mail client, a web browser called Xiino, Documents To Go 4.0 Standard Edition, a World Alarm Clock and the same CLIE Remote Commander tool that allows the PEG-T600C to function as a universal remote control like the PEG-T415 – and there’s more software too.


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