The Good Innovative, cool design; nice, high-resolution screen; built-in thumb keypad, camera, and MP3 player.
The Bad A bit bulky; expensive.
The Bottom Line This feature-rich model puts a whole new spin on what you can do with a Palm OS PDA but carries a pretty steep price tag.
Sony CLIÉ PEG-NR70V
Sony is putting a new twist on PDAs. Not only does the CLIE PEG-NR70V have a slick, clamshell design with a swiveling display, it also houses a built-in digital camera, a keypad, and a host of multimedia functions. Roughly the size of a swanky cigarette case, this CLIE will no doubt turn heads. But with an asking price of $599, Sony is catapulting Palm devices into the high-end Pocket PC range. This PDA's design is pretty clever. When closed, the brushed-aluminum case feels rugged, and the large, colorful, 320x480-pixel transflective LCD is well protected. You can open the casing to use the keyboard, or you can rotate the screen 180 degrees, fold it back down to cover the keyboard, and use the NR70V like a traditional Palm device. Measuring 5.5 by 2.8 by 0.7 inches and weighing 7 ounces, this CLIE is bigger and heavier than almost every PDA that we've reviewed recently. It slips easily into a jacket pocket but will weigh down your shirt pocket.
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