Sony adds three clie handhelds to broaden its range

SONY ADDS THREE CLIE HANDHELDS TO BROADEN ITS RANGE [REMOVED GRAPHICS] 22 August 2002 Sony today launches three new CLIE handhelds, the PEG-T675C, PEG-SJ30 and PEG-SL10, offering PDA-enthusiasts a broader selection in entry- level and mid-range devices. The T675C is powered by a Dragonball Super VZ 66 MHz CPU, has 16 MB of internal DRAM and a high resolution (320 x 320) 65,536- colour TFT LCD. Just 12.5 mm thin and weighing only 140g, the device is wrapped within a stylish silver chassis that houses a Jog Dial interface and an integrated Memory Stick slot. The first of these features offers one-handed access to images or files and, working alongside the model's superior IR function, also operates as a remote control for certain DVD players, TVs and VCRs. The Memory Stick can be used for the storage and transfer of video and other digital content, including audio, transforming the CLIE into an MP3 and ATRAC3 player. Music files may be played back via the supplied stereo headset. The Memory Stick slot also lets users add more memory capacity (currently up to 128 MB). The PEG-SJ30 has a 16.8mm chassis and weighs 139g. It also features a high resolution (320 x 320) 65,536-colour TFT LCD and is powered by a Dragonball VZ 33 MHz CPU. Like the T675C, this model also has a Jog Dial interface and Memory Stick slot for one-handed file access and video and other digital file transfer and playback. The last of the three models is the SL10 which is the tiniest yet, weighing 103g and with a 16.5mm chassis. It has a 320 x 320 monochrome screen and extended battery life (two AAA dry batteries) which will power the Dragonball VZ 33 MHz CPU for half an hour each day, for up to 20 days in total. All other features are the same as its sister model, the SJ30. More on-board The data management facilities of the CLIEs, including address books, diaries, project planners and so on, are all part of the model's easy-to- use Palm OS (version 4.1). This OS not only consumes less power than alternative systems but can be enhanced with the numerous compatible applications available as free downloads from the Web. The handhelds also include a range of Sony software and other applications. For example, the pre-installed PictureGear Pocket can be used for viewing still images and the gMovie(TM) player for watching motion pictures. The models also cater for mobile Internet surfing via their AvantGo(TM) web channel browser. When used in conjunction with a compatible mobile phone, this application allows people to check their stocks and shares, book flights, read the news or get the latest sports results in real- time, wherever they are. For offline web browsing, the CLIEs can be synchronised with a PC and the transferred data saved for future reference on the Handheld. These models also have an integrated worldwide alarm clock and the Documents To Go® 4.0 Standard Edition by DataViz, Inc. for viewing and editing Microsoft® Word and Excel documents. ENDS HIGH RESOLUTION IMAGES FOR PUBLICATION ARE AVAILABLE FROM PIPPA COPEMAN- HILL IN THE SONY PRESS OFFICE *Dealers are free to set their own prices. About Sony: Sony manufactures audio, video, communications and information technology products for the global consumer and professional markets. With its music, pictures, game and online businesses, Sony is uniquely positioned to become a leading personal broadband entertainment company in the 21st century. In Europe Sony recorded consolidated annual sales of EUR 14.76 billion (yen 1,609 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002, based on an average market exchange rate for the same period of yen 109 to the euro. Sony Europe, headquartered at the Sony Center am Potsdamer Platz in Berlin, is responsible for the company's European electronics business and registered consolidated sales of EUR 9.36 billion* for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002. Within Sony Europe, Sony Information Technology Europe is responsible for the VAIO PC and CLIÉ Handheld businesses in Europe. Sony ITE's homepage can be found at www.clieplaza.com. (* Figures for the cellular phone business from October 1, 2001 are excluded from Sony Europe's consolidated sales.) Main Specifications: MODEL CODE PEG-T675C OPERATING SYSTEM Palm OS® version 4.1 English/French/German CPU Dragonball Super VZ (66 MHz) MEMORY 16 MB (DRAM) (15 MB available) / 8 MB (flash memory) INTERFACES USB cradle, Memory Stick slot, InfraRed Port (IrDA 1.2), Remote Commander LED, Jog Dial, BACK button APPLICATION BUTTONS Date Book, Address, To Do List, Memo Pad, Up/Down AUDIO Audio playback format: MP3, ATRAC3, FM Sound GRAFFITTI AREA Home, Menu, Search, Calculator DISPLAY TFT colour display with backlight 320 x 320 pixels, 65,536 colours DIMENSIONS (W X H X 71.8 x 118 x 12.5 mm D) WEIGHT 140 g (incl. supplied stylus) LITHIUM-ION BATTERY Up to 12 days (actual battery time may differ depending upon usage) SONY SOFTWARE PictureGear Pocket, Picture Gear Lite, Memory Stick Gate, Memory Stick import, Memory Stick Export, Memory Stick Backup, Memory Stick Autorun, PhotoStand, World Alarm Clock, CLIÉ Remote Commander, Sound Utility and Sound Converter, CLIÉ Paint PALM ORGANISER Date Book, Address Book, Mail, To Do List, APPLICATIONS Memo Pad, Calculator, HotSync®, Card Info PALM DESKTOP Palm Desktop software 4.01 ORGANISER SOFTWARE VALUE ADDED AvantGo 4.0, Intellisync Lite 4.0, gMovie, SOFTWARE Documents To Go® 4.0 Standard Edition, gMovie SPEAKER (BUILT-IN) Mono SUPPLIED USB cradle, AC adapter, stylus, desktop ACCESSORIES Installation CD, protective cover, stereo headphones with volume control SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS OPERATING SYSTEM Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Microsoft Windows XP Professional/XP Home Edition CPU Intel Pentium MMX (or Pentium compatible) 233 MHz or higher (Pentium III 450 MHz or faster is recommended) STANDARD MEMORY 64 MB RAM minimum (128 MB RAM or more recommended with Windows XP) HARD DRIVE 150 MB available hard disk space INTERFACE USB port DRIVE CD-ROM drive DISPLAY 800 x 600 pixels or higher, high-colour or better GUARANTEE 1 year from date of purchase WEB SITE www.sony-europe.com/clieplaza 2002 Sony Corporation. All rights reserved. Sony, CLIÉ, Memory Stick, PictureGear, Jog Dial and their logos are trademarks of Sony Corporation. Palm Computing, Palm OS, HotSync and Graffiti are registered trademarks, and Palm and the Palm Computing platform computing logo are trademarks of Palm Inc. QuickTime is a trademark of Apple Computer Inc. Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Intel and Pentium are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation. All other product and brand names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Some handhelds may not be available for all countries. The Sony CLIE Handheld is independently manufactured by Sony Corporation. Sony Corporation uses the PalmPowered Logo under express license from Palm Inc. and its subsidiaries. Pumatech, the Pumatech logo, Intellisync and Intellisync Lite are trademarks of Pumatech, Inc. that maybe registered in some jurisdictions. Sony Corporation is not responsible for any errors, which may appear in this document. Main Specifications: MODEL CODE PEG-SJ30 OPERATING SYSTEM Palm OS® version 4.1 English/French/German CPU Dragonball VZ (33 MHz) MEMORY 16 MB (DRAM) (15MB available) 8 MB (ROM) INTERFACES USB, IrDA(1.2), Memory Stick Slot, Jog Dial, BACK button APPLICATION Date Book, Address, To Do List, Memo Pad, BUTTONS Up/Down GRAFFITTI AREA Home, Menu, Search, Calculator DISPLAY TFT colour display with backlight 320 x 320 pixels, 65,536 colours DIMENSIONS (W X 71.8 x 104 x 16.8 mm (excl. projecting parts) H X D) WEIGHT 139 g (incl. supplied stylus) BATTERY Up to 12 days, 30 minutes use per day (actual battery time may differ depending upon usage) SONY SOFTWARE Memory Stick Gate, Memory Stick Import, Memory Stick Export, Memory Stick Backup, Memory Stick Autorun, PictureGear Pocket, Picture Gear Lite PhotoStand, World Alarm Clock, CLIÉ Paint PALM ORGANISER Date Book, Address Book, Mail, To Do List, APPLICATIONS Memo Pad, Calculator, HotSync, Card Info PALM DESKTOP Palm Desktop software 4.01 ORGANISER SOFTWARE VALUE ADDED AvantGo, Intellisync Lite 4.0, gMovie, SOFTWARE Documents To Go® 4.0 Standard Edition, QuickTime, Acrobat Reader 5.0 SUPPLIED Stylus, USB cable, AC adapter, plug adaptor, ACCESSORIES plug adapter connecting bracket, protective cover, installation CD SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS OPERATING SYSTEM Microsoft® Windows® 98 Second Edition Microsoft® Windows® Millennium Edition Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Professional Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition Windows XP Professional Edition CPU Intel Pentium 233 MHz or higher, Intel Pentium III 450 MHz or higher recommended for Microsoft® Windows® XP STANDARD MEMORY 64 MB RAM minimum (128 MB RAM or more recommended) HARD DRIVE 128 MB available hard disk space INTERFACE USB port DRIVE CD-ROM drive DISPLAY 800 x 600 pixels or higher, high-colour or better GUARANTEE 1 year from date of purchase WEB SITE www.sony-europe.com/clieplaza 2002 Sony Corporation. All rights reserved. Sony, CLIÉ, Memory Stick, PictureGear, Jog Dial and their logos are trademarks of Sony Corporation. Palm Computing, Palm OS, HotSync and Graffiti are registered trademarks, and Palm and the Palm Computing platform computing logo are trademarks of Palm Inc. QuickTime is a trademark of Apple Computer Inc. Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Intel and Pentium are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation. All other product and brand names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Some handhelds may not be available for all countries. The Sony CLIE Handheld is independently manufactured by Sony Corporation. Sony Corporation uses the PalmPowered Logo under express license from Palm Inc. and its subsidiaries. Pumatech, the Pumatech logo, Intellisync and Intellisync Lite are trademarks of Pumatech, Inc. that maybe registered in some jurisdictions. Sony Corporation is not responsible for any errors, which may appear in this document. Main Specifications: MODEL CODE PEG-SL10 OPERATING SYSTEM Palm OS® ver4.1 English/French/German CPU Dragonball VZ (33 MHz) MEMORY 8 MB (DRAM) (7 MB available) 8 MB (ROM) INTERFACES USB, 18-pin connector, IrDA(1.2), Memory Stick Slot, Jog Dial, BACK button APPLICATION Date Book, Address, To Do List, Memo Pad, BUTTONS Up/Down GRAFFITTI AREA Home, Menu, Search, Calculator DISPLAY Monochrome display with backlight 320 x 320 pixels, 16 gray scale DIMENSIONS (W X 71.8 x 104 x 16.5 mm (excl. projecting parts) H X D) WEIGHT 103 g (incl. supplied stylus, excl. batteries) BATTERY Power requirements: 5.2V 3.0 V dry Batteries (Alkaline) Battery System: AAA Battery (x 2) replaceable Battery Life: 20 days, 30 minutes use per day (actual battery time may differ depending upon usage) SONY SOFTWARE Memory Stick Gate, Memory Stick Import, Memory Stick Export, Memory Stick Backup, Memory Stick Autorun, PictureGear Pocket, Picture Gear Lite, PhotoStand, World Alarm Clock, CLIÉ Paint PALM ORGANISER Date Book, Address Book, Mail, To Do List, APPLICATIONS Memo Pad, Calculator, HotSync, Card Info PALM DESKTOP Palm Desktop software 4.01 ORGANISER SOFTWARE VALUE ADDED AvantGo, Intellisync Lite 4.0, gMovie, SOFTWARE Documents To Go® 4.0 Standard Edition, gMovie, QuickTime, Acrobat Reader 5.0 SUPPLIED Stylus, USB cable, 2 AAA dry batteries, ACCESSORIES protective cover, desktop Installation CD SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS OPERATING SYSTEM Microsoft® Windows® 98 Second Edition Microsoft® Windows® Millennium Edition Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Professional Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition Microsoft® Windows XP Professional Edition CPU Intel Pentium (or Pentium compatible) 233 MHz or higher, Intel Pentium III 450 MHz or higher recommended for Microsoft® Windows® XP STANDARD MEMORY 64 MB RAM minimum (128 MB RAM or more recommended) HARD DRIVE 128 MB available hard disk space INTERFACE USB port DRIVE CD-ROM drive DISPLAY 800 x 600 pixels or higher, high-colour or better GUARANTEE 1 year from date of purchase WEB SITE www.sony-europe.com/clieplaza 2002 Sony Corporation. All rights reserved. Sony, CLIÉ, Memory Stick, PictureGear, Jog Dial and their logos are trademarks of Sony Corporation. Palm Computing, Palm OS, HotSync and Graffiti are registered trademarks, and Palm and the Palm Computing platform computing logo are trademarks of Palm Inc. QuickTime is a trademark of Apple Computer Inc. Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Intel and Pentium are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation. All other product and brand names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Some handhelds may not be available for all countries. The Sony CLIE Handheld is independently manufactured by Sony Corporation. Sony Corporation uses the PalmPowered Logo under express license from Palm Inc. and its subsidiaries. Pumatech, the Pumatech logo, Intellisync and Intellisync Lite are trademarks of Pumatech, Inc. that maybe registered in some jurisdictions. Sony Corporation is not responsible for any errors, which may appear in this document. For more information, please contact Pippa Copeman-Hill PR Department Sony United Kingdom Limited tel: 01932 816488 fax: 01932 817029 email: pippa.copeman-hill@eu.sony.com website: www.sony.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2002/08/22/20020822BIT00810/wkr0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2002/08/22/20020822BIT00810/wkr0002.pdf

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