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by Gillian Law

New Clié PDA with camera from Sony

Jan 09, 20032 mins
Computers and PeripheralsUnified Communications

Sony Thursday announced a new Clié PDA with a built-in 2 megapixel camera.

The PEG-NZ90 includes a still and video camera with flash and auto-focus, an MP3 player and voice recorder, a remote controller for audiovisual devices, Bluetooth connectivity and an expansion slot for an 802.11b wireless networking card, the Tokyo company said in a statement.

Photographs, video clips and voice can be recorded on Sony’s Memory Stick storage cards, Sony said.

The PEG-NZ90 also includes a viewer application from Picsel Technology Ltd of Glasgow, which allows the user to view Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF and image files, the company said.

The new Clié comes with a redesigned USB cradle with a video output jack so that .JPEG images stored on the Clié can be viewed on a monitor or TV. The cradle also has a USB port so that images can be sent to a printer, the company said.

A rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack will last for about 10 days depending on use, Sony said.

The PEG-NZ90 will be available in the U.S. by the end of February for about $800, with additional battery packs available for about $80, Sony said. The company did not give details of availability outside the U.S.