Samsung is demonstrating its NEXiO line of handhelds at COMDEX in Las Vegas and in France this week. These run Windows CE and offer built-in wireless networking. Instead of handhelds’ typical orientation, these devices have been designed to be held horizontally. They include large screens and are therefore a bit larger than the typical handheld.
The original version is the s150. This runs Windows CE 3.0 on a 206 MHz StrongARM processor. It includes 64MB of SDRAM and 32MB of flash ROM. It can connect to CDMA2000 1X wide area networks.
Samsung is demonstrating at COMDEX this week the s160, which runs Windows CE .NET. It has a 400 MHz Intel XScale processor and 128MB of SDRAM and 64MB of flash ROM. It has built-in Wi-Fi wireless networking.
Users can browse the Web on the NEXiO’s unusually large screen; it’s 5 inches wide and 800 by 480 pixels, at 16-bit color. In order to fit in the large screen, the casing is slightly bigger than a typical handheld: 6.1 by 3.6 by .6 inches. It weighs 8.5 oz., without its battery installed.
Both the NEXiO models come with a good number of applications, like Pocket Word, Pocket Excel, PowerPoint Viewer, and more. Of course, they come with a web browser and email app.
They ship with the Windows Media Player and an image viewer. They have a built-in microphone, speaker, and headphone jack, and can also do voice memos.
The NEXiO line is well supplied in connectivity, with a standard USB port and a VGA out port. In addition, the s160 adds a Compact Flash II slot. They use a 1500mA removable, rechargeable Lithium ion battery.
These handhelds are currently available only in Korea but the company is planning to release them in Europe at some point in the future, where they will sell for around 1,000 Euros. There is no word yet on a U.S. release.
Thanks to Barga!nPDA for the tip and jgrnt1 for the additional info.