Sony Confirms the US Release of Two UX Clies. The UX40 and UX50.

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Sony continues their dominance of our news section with the official release of the UX40 and UX50. The primary differences are the UX40 features Bluetooth only and a slower processor, where the UX50 has WiFi and Bluetooth, with a faster processor. The two units also have minor cosmetic differences. They will sell for $599 and $699 with shipping beginning in September.

Here’s a look at the official specs, although processor speed is not yet announced.

Clie PEG-UX50

Manufacturer: Sony
Model: Clie PEG-UX50
Description: The PEG-UX50 Personal Entertainment Communicator features dual Wireless integration in a compact and light weight design. Powered by Palm OS 5, the UX50 is powerful, portable, and easy to use!
With both 802.11b WiFi and Bluetooth built-in, the UX50 offers two methods of wireless communication for maximum flexibility. Connect to a wireless LAN network using 802.11b WiFi, and you can check e-mail, access the Internet, or HotSync with a PC on the network wirelessly. By pairing the UX50 with other Bluetooth enabled devices you can transfer data between CLI handhelds, HotSync with a PC, or connect to the Internet via cell phone. 5

The built-in 310,000 pixel digital camera supports up to VGA (640×480) resolution, and is perfect for taking quick snapshots and transmitting over one of the wireless connections. You can also record and play back video (MPEG4, 30 fps, 160×112)!

The new wide-screen design features a high-resolution 480×320 display. The wider display allows more web pages to be readable, improving your Internet experience. The screen lifts to expose the keyboard, or swivels to hide the keyboard and use as a touch screen. Plus, more room is available for the built in keyboard, allowing for more space between each key.

The UX50 also features Dedicated Internal Media Memory (29 MB) for storing multimedia content. The Automatic Data Back-up feature helps protect your information by moving data in RAM memory to non-volatile memory when a low battery state is detected.
Released: 9/12/2003
Operating System: Palm OS v5.2
Dimensions: 4 1/8″ x 3 1/2″ x 23/32″
Weight: 6 ounces including stylus
Processor: Sony CXD2230GX 300 MHz (Sony Handheld Engine)
Wireless: Integrated Bluetooth and WiFi
RAM: 16MB RAM, 29MB Internal Media, 16MB Backup RAM
Expansion Slot: Memory Stick, USB
Battery Type: Lithium Ion Polymer
Audio Out: Mono Speaker, Stereo Jack
Audio In: Microphone
Display: Transflective, Flip & Rotate Design
Keyboard: Integrated QWERTY with backlight
Handwriting Recognition: Yes, Graffiti 2
Resolution: 480 x 320 pixels, landscape orientation
Digital Camera: Built-in Digital Camera with 3X Digital Zoom (310K effective pixel resolution, 640 x 480 pixels)
Other Hardware: USB cradle, hand strap

Clie PEG-UX40

Manufacturer: Sony
Model: Clie PEG-UX40
Description: The PEG-UX40 Personal Entertainment Communicator features built-in Bluetooth technology in a compact and light weight design. Powered by Palm OS 5, the UX40 is powerful, portable, and easy to use!
By pairing the UX40 with other Bluetooth enabled devices you can transfer data between CLI handhelds, HotSync with a PC, or connect to the Internet via cell phone.5

The built-in 310,000 pixel digital camera supports up to VGA (640×480) resolution, and is perfect for taking quick snapshots and transmitting over one of the wireless connections. You can also record and play back video (MPEG4, 30 fps, 160×112)!

The new wide-screen design features a high-resolution 480×320 display. The wider display allows more web pages to be readable, improving your Internet experience. The screen lifts to expose the keyboard, or swivels to hide the keyboard and use as a touch screen. Plus, more room is available for the built in keyboard, allowing for more space between each key.

The UX40 also features Dedicated Internal Media Memory (29 MB) for storing multimedia content. The Automatic Data Back-up feature helps protect your information by moving data in RAM memory to non-volatile memory when a low battery state is detected.
Released: 9/26/2003
Operating System: Palm OS v5.2
Dimensions: 4 1/8″ x 3 1/2″ x 23/32″
Weight: : 6 ounces including stylus
Processor: Sony CXD2230GA (Sony Handheld Engine)
Wireless: Integrated Bluetooth
RAM: 16MB RAM, 29MB Internal Media, 16MB Backup RAM
Expansion Slot: Memory Stick, USB
Battery Type: Lithium Ion Polymer
Audio Out: Mono Speaker, Stereo Jack
Audio In: Microphone
Display: Transflective, Flip & Rotate Design
Input Device: Jog dial, hardware buttons
Keyboard: Integrated QWERTY with backlight
Handwriting Recognition: Yes, Graffiti 2
Resolution: 480 x 320 pixels, landscape orientation
Digital Camera: Built-in Digital Camera with 3X Digital Zoom (310K effective pixel resolution, 640 x 480 pixels)
Other Hardware: USB cradle, hand strap

Much of everything else has already been detailed. To catch up, check out our report:

In depth – Sony Clie UX50    (7/18/2003)
While it won’t be announced here in the North America until later today, the new Sony Clie UX50 is already making waves from it’s debut in Japan. Take a look under the hood.

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