Samsung NEXiO PDA designed for the mobile Internet user (pictures)

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Samsung has been showing off their NEXiO line of PDA’s, most recently at a show outside of Paris yesterday. They feature Windows CE and an amazing 800 x 480 VGA screen and integrated WiFi.

It seems the NEXiO is currently being sold in Korea and there is no word of a US release, although a European model seems quite close. News outlets in France covering the show indicate a release may be near at 1,000 Euros.

Honestly, I’m just happy to see a PDA shift the browsing experience to landscape. The Web is designed to accomodate monitors which are wider than they are tall. Glad to see someone in the PDA world decided to remember this fact. The NEXiO also includes a few Sony-esque software tools like a universal remote.

While we wait to see if this device will make it to the US, here are the known features and specs:

 

 

Feature
5.0″ Color-Wide VGA Screen
(800X480 resolution)
Built-in CDMA2000 1X Module
Wireless Internet
Mobile Office
(Pocket word, Spreadsheet, PowerPoint Viewer, Media Player)
Robust Applications Included
(PIM, Voice recording, Telephony, E-mail support, MP3 Player, Image Viewer and   more)
Real Entertainment
Standard USB Port
 
Specifications
OS Windows CE 3.0
CPU StrongARM 1110 (206MHz)
Display 5.0″ 800X480 TFT LCD, 64K Color
Memory 64M SDRAM / 32MB Flash ROM
Battery Li-ion Rechargeable Battery (1500mA)
Interface USBX2, VGA out, Handwriting Recognition, Onscreen Keyboard
Sound Stereo earphone / Mono Built-in Speaker
Size 154.8mm X 91 mm X 14.9 mm
Weight 240g (Without Battery)

You can check out a product VR at their site.

Brian



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