PDA News – New Clie Rumors, New Axim Accessories, Free Memory With Axim, RIM Loses $15 Million

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Brighthand has pulled together a report on the latest Clie rumors

Along with a refresh of the NX series Clie’s, Sony is rumored to be working on a digital recording device as well.

There is also a rumor of a new Clie model that transcends anything offered before by Sony. Reportedly, it will have an internal miniature 5 GB harddrive, similar to the one in Apple’s iPod. Its cradle will have a video port on it that will allow the device to record digital video in MPEG4 format onto this harddrive. More…

Belkin is releasing a ton of new Axim accessories

All of these goodies are now available from Belkin.com and seem reasonably priced. Here’s a rundown of what they have added to the mix:

The Belkin 9V Emergency Power Adapter (F8D0100 ESP $9.99), an ideal solution for the user on the road who is without access to a power source, uses a 9V alkaline battery (not included) to power the Axim X5. This Adapter provides enough power to supply up to 60 minutes of use from a single 9-volt battery.

The Belkin Car Charger (F8D0001 ESP $19.99) allows users to operate their Axim handheld while it is charging. The Charger plugs directly into a car’s standard lighter/power socket, providing power for users’ X5 handheld as they travel, and works with any 12V or 24V input power source.

The Belkin USB Sync Charger with USB-CLA (F8D1000 ESP $19.99) and USB Sync Charger (F8D1001 ESP $14.99) provide rapid synchronization between a user’s Axim X5 and PC while charging through any powered USB port, all without a bulky cradle. The Belkin USB Sync Charger with USB-CLA includes a USB cigarette lighter adapter that converts the Sync Charger into an auto charger.

The Belkin Compact AC Travel Charger (F8D0002 ESP $19.99) allows users to charge their handheld from a 110-volt AC outlet. Users can access their Axim handheld while charging or leave it off to charge the battery even faster. This Charger keeps AC outlets free with its right-angle plug design.

The Belkin Stylus 4-Pack (F8D1300 ESP $9.99) contains four high-quality stylus instruments in durable-construction ABS composite plastic. These replacement styli aid in simple navigation of a user’s Axim X5.

The Belkin ClearScreen Overlays (F8D1700 ESP $16.99) protect the Axim X5’s most fragile component the screen. Each razor-thin sheet (0.005″ thick) reduces glare and affords a user’s stylus with a smoother navigating surface while providing a tough layer of protection. They feature a low-tack adhesive for easy, safe removal, which leaves no residue on the X5’s screen. The kit includes 12 overlays, a cleaning cloth, and an applicator card.

Dell Axim X5 users can carry and protect their handheld in a variety of fine-leather cases. The Belkin Executive Leather Wallet Case (F8D1400 ESP $19.99) and Belkin Executive Zippered Leather Wallet Case (F8D1402 ESP $29.99) offer excellent protection and a host of features that enhance the handheld.

The Axim X5 slips securely into the form-fitting pocket, while the Case provides ample space to store four business or credit cards and memory Storage cards. Made of soft-yet-durable calfskin, both allow easy access to all buttons and connectors through cutouts, while an ID window and a multipurpose pocket add the finishing touches.

Lastly, the Belkin Leather Flip Case (F8D1401 ESP $24.99), crafted from luxurious lambskin, features an integrated detachable swivel belt clip, slots for two business or credit cards, four specially designed media slots for Secure Digital (SD) cards, and a multipurpose pocket. The Case offers easy access to all buttons and connectors via special cutouts in the case and is specially handcrafted with double-stitch sewing for increased durability.

This announcement comes a few weeks after they announced a universal IR keyboard.

The $50 rebate is gone, but Dell is now offering free memory instead Purchase a

From the offer:

DellTM AximTM Handheld and get a free 64 MB CompactFlash Card FREE. A $27 value.1

CompactFlash Cards give you extra memory to store important files and presentations for productivity on the go – or store your favorite MP3 music or eBooks for entertainment. It is an ultra-small, removable data Storage system.

Simply choose the Free 64 MB CompactFlash card when you configure your Axim.

It is a limited time offer, although the site does not mention when that time is up. 64MB isn’t anything special, you can now buy 256MB cards for under $40, but it’s free, so if you order don’t forget to add it to your cart! Click here to learn more.

RIM has announced a fiscal fourth quarter with increased revenue but a loss of $15 million

The Waterloo, Ontario-based device and software maker said that for the quarter ended March 1, it recorded revenue of $87.5 million compared with $66.1 million in the same quarter a year ago. The company said it lost $15 million, or 16 cents a share, in the quarter versus a loss of $16.6 million, or 11 cents, in the fourth quarter of last year. More from News.com.



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