Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Posted by Doug Raeburn in "HARDWARE" @ 08:00 AM
Product Category: Pocket PC
Manufacturer: Fujitsu Siemens
Where to Buy: Clove Technology
Price: £320 ($600 USD at current exchange rate)
Specifications: Windows Mobile 2005, 3.5" VGA screen, Integrated GPS Complete specifications
- Screen is sharp and bright; better than Loox 720;
- Very compact;
- Very speedy;
- Very good GPS reception;
- No loss of stored data if battery is fully drained.
- Battery life only fair;
- Cradle a bit difficult to use.
But take heart, all you Pocket PC diehards... as long as you're willing to buy from overseas, the options are still plentiful. European-based Fujitsu-Siemens (FSC) offers a wide range of Pocket PCs, with QVGA and VGA screens and with or without integrated GPS receivers.
I became a fan of FSC's products with my Loox 720, a VGA unit that was at the top of the company's previous generation Pocket PC lineup. With their latest generation, the top-of-the-line is represented by the N560. Let's see this new player stacks up.