Fujitsu-Siemens Formally Unveils Pocket Loox N Series

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After several weeks of rumors, Fujitsu-Siemens has officially unveiled the Pocket Loox N Series.

Thanks to the rumor mill, there are very few surprises here.

The first two models in this series will be the Pocket Loox N500 and N520.

Both of them will run Windows Mobile 5.0. They will have built-in GPS receivers and 64 MB of RAM, but will have different amounts of memory. The N520 will have 128 MB of ROM, while the N500 will have 64 MB. It is not yet clear how much of this will be available to users for storage.

In addition, the N520 will include WiFi (802.11g). However, despite earlier expectations, neither will have Bluetooth.

Pocket Loox N500 series With the help of a cable, they will be able to operate as a USB 1.1 host, which should allow them to use various USB peripherals, like keyboards.

The N series will have a SirfStar III, 20-channel, GPS receiver and an integrated antenna, not an external one.

Each will include a 3.5-inch, 240-by-320-pixel (QVGA) screen.

These Pocket PCs will have a single slot for SD and MMC cards.

Both these models will be 4.6 inches tall, 2.8 inches wide, and 0.55 inches thick (116 mm by 71 mm by 14 mm). They will weigh 5.65 ounces (160 g)

Despite this announcement, there has been no word yet on what either of these Pocket PCs will cost, or when they will be available.

More information on these handhelds can be found on the Fujitsu-Siemens web site.

When the Pocket Loox N Series does hit the market, it is unlikely to be officially released in the United States. Those in this country interested in Fujitsu-Siemens’ last high-end Pocket PC had to buy it through gray marketers like eXpansys.

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