Release of Clio NXT and Cathena Pushed Back

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Data Evolution has announced that the release date for a pair of mobile devices running Windows CE — the Clio NXT and the Cathena — has been moved to the fall of this year due to engineering delays.

“We are working with our major customers, partners, and beta sites to transition to the new delivery date,” said Robert Sowah, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. “We are fortunate that our business partners and customers understand that engineering delays can and do occur and that they remain confident that the new Clio and Cathena will create huge impacts in their respective markets.”

More About the Clio NXT

The Clio NXT will be a cutting-edge device that skirts the line between handheld, laptop, and tablet PC.

It will sport a rotating screen that will allow it to either be used as a traditional laptop or as a tablet (see picture below). It will include both a nearly full-size keyboard and on-screen handwriting recognition.

Original Clio The original Clio was released back in 1999, and a lot of progress in mobile hardware has been made since then.

The next-generation Clio will have many features not available in the original, such as built-in Wi-Fi, a larger screen, a 400 MHz Intel XScale processor, industry-standard USB connectivity, and multiple memory card slots.

The first Clio had little or no multimedia capabilities, while the upcoming model will have an MP3 player and audio input/output ports.

The Clio NXT will run Microsoft’s Windows CE .NET 4.2 Professional operating system.

It will have a USB port, a Video output port, a stereo headphone jack, and a modem port.

It will also have a Type I/II PC Card slot, an SD Card slot, and an internal Type I/II CompactFlash slot.

More About the Cathena

The Cathena will use a 400 MHz Intel XScale processor and include 128 MB RAM. It will have a CompactFlash slot for additional storage.

It will include a 12.1-inch, 800-by-600-pixel, full-color TFT display. This won’t be a touch screen; instead, this computer will depend on a built-in touchpad . It will have what the company describes as a “nearly full-sized” keyboard.

The Cathena will use a traditional laptop design. When closed, it will be 10.7 inches by 9.1 inches by 0.95 inches and weigh approximately three pounds.

The laptop will include built-in 802.11b wireless networking.

It will also include a PCMCIA slot, two USB ports, audio in and out, and VGA out.

More information on the Clio NXT and the Cathena can be found on the Data Evolution web site.

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