Fujitsu-Siemens is planning to release later this year a pair of new models in its Pocket Loox line, both of which will offer some form of wireless networking.
According to FirstLoox.org, these will be part of the Pocket Loox 610 series. One will offer both Wi-Fi (802.11b) and Bluetooth, while the second will have just Bluetooth.
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.
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.
They are expected to be released in Europe in November. There’s no word yet on what they will cost or whether they will be available in the U.S.
FirstLoox.org emphasizes this information hasn’t been confirmed by Fujitsu-Siemens.
There are several other models expected in the near future offering both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Last month, MiTAC was granted permission by the FCC to release the Mio558, a new Pocket PC which includes both forms of wireless networking. And Sony has made headlines with its upcoming PEG-UX50, which also has both.