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Old 09-01-2003, 10:00 PM
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Default First Dell Axim X3 Information Leaked

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.pdaclub.pl/view.php?news_id=6271' target='_blank'>http://www.pdaclub.pl/view.php?news_id=6271</a><br /><br /></div>The Polish site PDAClub has the first-even Axim X3 information (that I've seen at least). Here's what you really want to see - what it might look like:<br /><br /><img src="http://www.pocketpcthoughts.com/images/web/2003/axim_x3_prototype.jpg" /><br /><br />Sorry the image is so big - but I figured this was big news. I can't find a Polish to English translator, but if I hand-pick through the text, I get this:<br /><br />• Intel PXA263 CPU<br />• Consumer IR (possibly?)<br />• SDIO Now! support<br />• 3.5" transflective screen<br />• Possibly Bluetooth OR WiFi? (doesn't look like both)<br />• 300 Mhz speed for the entry-level model, and 400 Mhz for the advanced model<br />• 117mm x 76mm x 14.8mm, 150 grams<br />• 64 MB RAM, 64 MB NOR Flash ROM<br />• 950 mAH battery<br /><br />If any of you can read Polish, by all means, please translate the article and comments for us - I sense I'm missing a few important pieces. :-)
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Old 09-01-2003, 10:04 PM
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I noticed that most new devices will have the PXA263 CPU. Does anybody know the difference from the PXA255?

The X3 looks as it will be nothing special...
 
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Old 09-01-2003, 10:11 PM
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It looks like a photoshop job. Just hope it isn΄t...
 
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Old 09-01-2003, 10:16 PM
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If this has consumer IR and wifi at the $150 price point, I would buy this to use as a universal remote that just happens to have internet access. Notice the music button on the right side.
 
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Old 09-01-2003, 10:20 PM
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I noticed that most new devices will have the PXA263 CPU. Does anybody know the difference from the PXA255?

The X3 looks as it will be nothing special...
263 is basically 255 with 32MB flash integrated inside the chip packaging. It has some few extra IO command and minor goodies, but that's about it.

The integrated Flash packaging is the key point, it reduces price and chip counts, and overall motherboard size.
 
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Old 09-01-2003, 10:46 PM
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Yeah I have to agree that the image doesn't look like much of a photo.....more of a computer render.....like what you would make in Adobe Photoshop, just like sfjlittel said.
 
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Old 09-01-2003, 10:50 PM
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I certainly hope there is more than just 64meg of memory. The music button is practically useless if thats all the space you get. Given the processor is practically the same as the 255 - screen size is the same - the memory is the same - form factor is considerbly smaller - but no cf slot other than the fact that it might have wifi or bluetooth, you'll need the sdio slot to have both - what is the compelling reason to upgrade?

Given the color scheme, it looks more like a HP consumer model than something Dell put out (although I think their current consumer line of small notebooks are dark grey and blue). If thats the case, it is aimed more at the dimension/inspiron customer rather than the optiplex/latitude business models. Which should put the pricing below the current Axim line.
 
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Old 09-01-2003, 10:55 PM
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Interesting picture. I agree with Goldkey that the music key is something to watch out for. Nice to potentially see something a bit different, even if I'm not sure about that joypad.
 
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Old 09-01-2003, 10:57 PM
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It's NOT a photo. That image was in the document I got with the X3 info. It's some kind of a prototype vector image so it's possible it's far from the final product.

Yes, Jason is right: it's supposed to have Consumer IR, SDIO port.
Besides: improved microphone from the X5 series, probably both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi but that's to be determined. The Advanced model is supposed to have 64MB of RAM and 64MB of NOR ROM, Basic one - 32 of both.
There will be some sort of expansion pack clip on back of the device.
The Advanced model will have a USB cradle, Basic one just a sync cable.
It's still not clear whether this will be the X3 model since it looks a little bit too feature-packed but hey, I just wrote what I got.

Good job with the rest of the info, Jason.

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Old 09-01-2003, 10:58 PM
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If this has consumer IR and wifi at the $150 price point, I would buy this to use as a universal remote that just happens to have internet access. Notice the music button on the right side.
if we see a device with a high res screen, SDIO, a fast processor, 64 MB RAM and WIFI all in one case costing less that $250 within the next year and a half, i'll crap a golden brick. dell would definitely be the one to do it, but a device like that would be just like the e750 (which costs are $500 new) just without the CF slot. so don't count on it. especially not in a small FF.
 
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