Rumor: Additional FCC Sony TG50 Information
The FCC has posted additional documents and pictures of the rumored Sony Clie TG50. Just last month the FCC posted preliminary details of the device. The Sony Clie PEG-TG50 likey runs Palm OS 5 and features an integrated keyboard, bluetooth and a built in flip cover.
The TG50 received approval from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Jan 28th. Because the device has a Bluetooth radio, Sony is required to obtain FCC approval before it can put the product on sale in the U.S. It is unknown what OS version and RAM/Processor the device uses.
It looks like the handheld has the Sony's typical high-res 320x320 screen. There is a row of application buttons below the screen and a thumb-sized keyboard, similar to the keyboards found on the NR, NZ and NX clies. Like the SJ33, the TG50 has an integrated flip lid with a row of activity LED's on the hinge.
The picture of the side of the device shows a REC button, which most likely indicated a voice memo function. There is also a headhone port confirming the ability to play mp3 audio.
The voice memo ability along with the included software is almost a positive giveaway that the TG50 runs Palm OS 5. Palm OS 5 has built in support for voice recording and none of Sony's previous OS 4 models have had that function.
A leaked draft of the product manual also shows screen shots of Sony's new software previously found on the OS 5 NX and NZ models.
Availability and pricing are still unknown.
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