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07-18-2003, 07:25 AM
The UX looks like the old Windows CE devices with there horizontal look. I particularly am not impressed with the horizontal layout. It makes it difficult to hold the device in one hand and write with the other (either lefties or righties). It is an interesting design, but not for a person who does a lot of standing with their PDA.
Also, a larger keyboard does not mean an easier keyboard. If I want to type on my PDA I will purchase a folding keyboard.
All in all I will stick to my NX70 or upgrade to the NX80.
07-18-2003, 11:25 AM
Good, no one is twisting your arm :D
I miss the widescreen that I had with the HP 620LX, but each has their own needs, one size doesn't fit all. Heck some people drive SUV's, while others drive sports cars :).
07-18-2003, 12:32 PM
Where's the compact flash on the new UX. Everybody on this forum were the same one's yammering about the NX-70 slot for Wi-Fi could be used for Compact Flash. Then it happened and now it has been forgotten. A new Sony bright and shiny, but no Compact Flash, why is this model the great one for today. Long live the Compact Flash but not to the Rabid Sony owners they really don't care accept for the MOMENT!
Live Long and Prosper NZ-90 with Compact Flash. Thanks ERUWARE (Who? says the new UX owners!)
07-19-2003, 06:29 AM
Of course Sony does not put CF in the UXs. Sony took away BT in NX73/80V and now gives you back, and people are already going mad. Later Sony add the CF to the next models of UX, and it earn your money twice.
07-20-2003, 11:09 PM
Sony didn't add CF to the UX model, but that dosen't mean it's being done away with. Now if Sony, for example, comes out with a NZ95 and it has no CF slot, then I would think that would be cause for concern. Now, all I basically use the CF slot for is the WLAN.
07-21-2003, 08:45 AM
I guess where I sit and read, it was the development of the CF driver that was such a concern for NX owners. They felt they were being abused by Sony because they wouldn't give the NX owners the driver. Eurware came to the front and developed it and the Clie NX and some NZ owners were feeling thrilled. There was a whole thread about who was going to be first to beta test it for Eurware. I'm first, no I'm first because I post more to this board than anybody. It was down right childish as to who would be first to test the driver. I even remember a thread were one person just had to beta test it because he was coming to the US and could buy cheaper Compact Flash cards and would need it right away. He couldn't understand why someone on the beta testing group wouldn't give him the driver.
The UX is now about to come out and no one has complained about the lack of a CF slot. It all of a sudden is OK and we don't care anymore. No big deal it has more built in memory and Oh! by the way we can still use those terrible Sony memory sticks. They are more expensive than Compact Flash but who cares now we have a new Shiny Clie built by Big Bad Sony.
I find this whole CF episode distasteful because this board slammed Sony and now they love the new UX and want it now!!!!! Sony are you listening! Maybe your not so bad after all!!!!!
I remembered somebody mentioning about the lack of CF Slot with the UX50, & wireless CF modems couldn't be used in Japan.
Check out this BPort Bluetooth accessory for the bluetooth enable devices without CF Slot. (whether you can use a Compact Flash Card on it as storage is another story), but I guess Sony found a way to work around this, & restraint their customers strictly with their MS Pro inventory.
oh, & the above accessory is from SonyStyle.co.jp
07-21-2003, 10:07 AM
As Larry put it, each of us have our own need and use of PDA. CF has never been a decision factor for me but BT, WIFI, and backlit keyboard does. To me the UX is a perfect PDA to date.
07-21-2003, 10:25 AM
I am personally more concerned about built-in wireless rather than the CF slot....
If there's a NX80 with built-in Wifi and Bluetooth, I will be the first one to buy.....I won't really care if there's no CF slot......
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