If you thought that the smartphone had kliled off the PDA think again. There are still new models being launched, admittedly though most are aimed at the enterprise space rather than us consumers. For example take Fujitsu Siemens which has just unveiled the Pocket LOOX C550, a lightweight handheld that’s being introduced as a successor to its LOOX 700 range of models.
Like most PDAs these days it is anorexically skinny and rather light. FS also claims it is ideal for outdoor use too thanks to its VGA display and illuminated keypad. It is powered by an Intel PXA270 processor and runs with Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 Premium Edition, which retains all data even if the battery is dead. Connectivity is via wireless LAN, IrDA or Bluetooth and there’s an SD I/O / MMC slot for additional data storage ro adding extra facilities.
You should see the Pocket LOOX C550 in the shops around mid-March from £245 (excluding VAT).