Get a Dell Axim X50v for Less than $425

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Dell’s online store is currently offering 15 percent off the regular prices for all its new Axim X50 series models.

This means that the Axim X50v, a high-end Pocket PC with a VGA screen, can now be purchased for just $424. It normally sells for $499.

The X50 model with the 520 MHz processor and the QVGA screen is going for $339, down from its normal price of $399.

The X50 model with the 416 MHz processor is regularly $299, but is now selling for $254.

All three of these offer wireless networking and two different types of memory card slots: CompactFlash Type II and SD.

A slightly older model, the Axim X30 with dual wireless and a 624 MHz processor, is just $297, down from $349.

To make a purchase, visit the Dell web site.

Axim X50v

The X50v is Dell’s new flagship handheld.

It has a 3.7-inch, 640-by-480-pixel (VGA) display, giving it four times the screen resolution of most Pocket PCs. This display supports both portrait and landscape modes, and is backed up by a Intel 2700G multimedia accelerator, giving it the ability to do DVD-quality playback for video ranging from cartoons to full-length movies.

It runs Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition on a 624 MHz Intel PXA270 XScale processor. It has 62 MB of RAM available to the user. In addition, it has about 91 MB of internal storage.

The X50v has built-in both Wi-Fi (802.11b) and Bluetooth 1.2 wireless networking.

To show off the capabilities of its VGA screen, this model comes with two games: Enigmo from Pangea Software and Stunt Car Extreme from FatHammer.

A Brighthand review of this model is available here.

The X50 Models

There are two more handhelds in the X50 family, each a scaled down version of the X50v. Both of them have 3.5-inch 240-by-320-pixel (QVGA) screens.

One of these models has a 520 MHz XScale processor, 63 MB of RAM available to the user, and 94 MB of internal storage. It has both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

The final X50 model has 416 MHz XScale processor, 63 MB of RAM available to the user, and about 30 MB of internal storage. This device has Bluetooth but not Wi-Fi.

A Few More Details

All three models have the same form factor. They are 4.65 inches tall, 2.85 inches wide, and .65 inches thick (118 mm by 72 mm by 15 mm).

Of all the Axim X50 models, only the X50v comes with a cradle with an extra battery slot that accommodates either a spare standard battery (1100 mAh) or the optional high-capacity (2200 mAh) battery. They all come with a slipcover.

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