Fujitsu Siemens Computers’ Pocket LOOX PDA, based on the latest Intel 400MHz PXA250 applications processor, is expected to be available this month from European vendors at approximately $625. The processor is based on the new Intel XScale microarchitecture.
The LOOX PDA has 64 MB RAM and 32 MB ROM. It features a 240×320 pixel, 65,536 color reflective TFT screen with autodim. Fujitsu claims that the device has a 10 hour working battery life and a potential 100 hour standby life. The device has the standard mic/speaker/headphone interfaces, plus IrDA, USB, Serial. It weights 175 grams and measures 132 x 82 x 17 mm.
Based on the Microsoft Pocket PC 2002 software, this small, lightweight device with a very long battery life can also double up as a mobile phone, making it a business critical tool for the mobile porfessional as well as the demanding consumer.
The handheld provides a colour touchscreen, Bluetooth and GPRS technology. The technology and software integrated enables to connect wirelessly to the desktop PC and to rapidly synchronize calendar entries, contacts, inbox, programs and files.
When joining a Bluetooth hotspot, it is possible to browse the web, check e-mails, and get up-to-date information. A GPRS module will be available as a plug on, adding full mobile phone functionality to the new Pocket LOOX.