The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has given Fujitsu-Siemens permission to release in the United States a pair of new models in the Pocket Loox line, both of which will offer some form of wireless networking and dual memory card slots.
Of course these will feature Windows Mobile 2003 for Pocket PC. The dual-wireless model will come with 128 MB of RAM, while the Bluetooth-only one will have 64 MB. Both will run an Intel XScale PXA255 at 400 MHz and have 64 MB of Flashable ROM. Any remaining space in the ROM not used by the operating system and built-in apps will be available as a file store. At this time it is not known how big this will be.
The 610 series will use a transflective screen at the Pocket PC standard resolution, 240 by 320 pixels. These models will also include both a CompactFlash Type II slot and a SD/MMC slot, giving it multiple options for removable memory cards.
The 610 series models will be 5.8 inches long, 3.1 inches wide, and 0.7 inches thick (147.5 x 78 x 18.2 mm). The dual-wireless model will weigh 7.2 ounces (205 g) while the Bluetooth-only one will be 6.9 ounces (197g).
Wi-Fi draws a great deal of power and these Pocket PCs will sport a 1500 mAh rechargeable battery.
It is not known if these will be released in the U.S., but the fact that Fujitsu-Siemens got FCC approal for them is a strong indication that they will be available here. There’s no word yet on what they will cost.
All the documentation filed with the FCC about these handhelds can be found on the government agency’s web site.
Thanks to Duncan from FirstLoox.org for the tip.