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Old 06-23-2003, 09:30 PM
Crystal Eitle
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Default Finally, a Pocket PC with Integrated Camera: ViewSonic Announces V36

ViewSonic has announced the release of the V36, a Pocket PC with an integrated 640x480 pixel camera. It will run on Windows Mobile 2003 with a 300 mHz XScale processor and an SDIO slot. It features a 3.5" transreflective screen and a removable lithium-ion battery. The MSRP is $329, and it looks like it's slated for an August release.<br /><br /><a href="http://www.pocketpcthoughts.com/images/web/2003/parekh-20030623-Viewsonic-V36-front.jpg"><img src="http://www.pocketpcthoughts.com/images/web/2003/V36_leftherosmall.jpg" /></a> <br /><br />"The V36 uses Intel’s XScale™ 300 MHz processor for quick performance and includes 32MB of ROM and 64MB of SDRAM (36.45 user accessible) to power its 3.5 inch full-color 320x240 resolution transflective screen. At approximately one-half an inch thick and a lightweight 4.8 ounces, the product extends ViewSonic’s award-winning form factor. In addition to providing an unlimited PDA experience, the V36 also offers multimedia capabilities with an integrated 300K digital camera that allows users to take photos at resolutions up to 640x480. Wireless functionality is available through the purchase of ViewSonic’s new 802.11b Secure Digital Input/Output (SDIO) card. Just larger than the size of an average thumbnail, the card weighs a mere .15 ounces and will add wireless functionality to the ViewSonic Pocket PC V36 and will sell for an MSRP of $129."<br /><br /><a href="http://www.pocketpcthoughts.com/images/web/2003/parekh-20030623-Viewsonic-V36-back.jpg"><img src="http://www.pocketpcthoughts.com/images/web/2003/V36_back2small.jpg" /></a><br /><br /><b>Update by Janak:</b> I thought you guys might want to see the hi-res versions of these pictures, especially the camera on the back, so you can now click on 'em.
 
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Old 06-23-2003, 09:36 PM
carphead
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Bingo! That's what I'm looking for!

I have a camera in my phone (7650), Laptop (Sony) and a digital camera. I'm a bit of a picture freak :roll: I was seriously considering jumping to Sony or Palm if a PPC didn't come with a camera soon. 8O
 
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Old 06-23-2003, 09:41 PM
Pat Logsdon
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This looks GREAT! However, if any device needed two SD slots, this is it - one for storage, one for SD Bluetooth, SD WiFi, etc.

It can't cost that much more, or take up much more space...

Glad to see this sort of thing emerging for the Pocket PC! Way to go Viewsonic! 8)
 
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Old 06-23-2003, 09:46 PM
PPCRules
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Now, doesn't that make the slip/sliding mechanism of the Zire 71* look a bit dorky?

* what I would still call a Palm unit finally worth having
 
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Old 06-23-2003, 09:55 PM
pro_worm
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I don't know - in terms of design, functionality, and overall sleekness, the Zire 71 owns.
Too bad its a Palm. :mrgreen: Sucker. :devilboy:

Now does anyone know if that wi-fi card will be flush with the device? Does a flush wi-fi (SD or CF) exist?
 
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Old 06-23-2003, 10:05 PM
Gremmie
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Wow, this alone is cheaper than the nexicam
 
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Old 06-23-2003, 10:15 PM
powder2000
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A direct contendor and reason not to buy a Zire 71 IMHO.
 
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Old 06-23-2003, 10:29 PM
jkabaseball
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i can't find the wifi sd card!! i want one, NOW!!! :devilboy: i've waited a long time for ppc "moible" so no more waiting. anyone have a link? can't find it
 
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Old 06-23-2003, 10:39 PM
entropy1980
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jkabaseball
i can't find the wifi sd card!! i want one, NOW!!! :devilboy: i've waited a long time for ppc "moible" so no more waiting. anyone have a link? can't find it
Here ya go....

 
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Old 06-23-2003, 10:49 PM
gorkon280
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I'll take my 4 mp Kodak Digicam. Already got Wifi to eat my batts. Besides the Kodak's battery lasts longer!
 
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