Nexio XP30 Will Offer Extra-Large Screen, Wi-Fi

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Samsung Electronics has announced at CeBIT that it is going to introduce a handheld with a very high resolution screen and built-in Wi-Fi wireless networking.

The Nexio XP30 is an updated version of its S160, which has been available for some time.

Nexio XP30 Like its predecessor, the XP30 will run Windows CE .Net 4.1. The upcoming model will include a 400 MHz Intel XScale PXA255 processor, 64 MB of flash memory, and 128 MB of SDRAM.

It will include a 5-inch, 800-by-480-pixel (WVGA) display with a landscape orientation.

It will come with the Pocket Office suite of applications and Internet Explorer 5.5.

Surprisingly, it has only a single expansion slot, which can hold a CompactFlash II card. However, it does offer a host USB port.

It is 6.1 inches wide, 3.6 inches high, and .51 inches thick (154 by 91 by 13 mm), and it weighs 8.5 ounces (240 g).

The XP30 doesn’t include a built-in keyboard, but Samsung will offer a clip-on keyboard that acts as a cover. This same accessory is available for the S160.

It has a 1500 mAh battery, and an even larger one will be available as an option.

Samsung will put the Nexio XP30 on sale in its home country of South Korea next month for the equivalent of $679. It expects to release it in Hong Kong in the second half of this year, and in the U.S. and Europe in 2005.

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