Monday, May 15, 2006

Sony's Pocket-Sized PC Offers Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, EDGE

Sony Electronics introduced the U.S. version of its pocket-sized VAIO UX Micro PC based on the Intel Core Solo Ultra Low Voltage CPU and Microsoft XP Professional OS. The unit features a 4.5-inch wide SVGA screen that slides up to expose an integrated keyboard.

The UX model also incorporates two built-in cameras -- one in front for VoIP communication for on-the-go video conferencing and another located on the back for taking photos.

Connectivity includes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and WWAN for access to Cingular's nationwide EDGE network.

A docking station with three 2.0 USB ports, Ethernet, VGA, iLink IEEE-1394 interface and an AV output comes with the unit. The VAIO UX Micro PC will be available in July for about $1,800.