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and for the umpteenth time...
 
Saturday, August 09, 2003  
suepr long and busy day
got everything done

meeting with ymca camp staff, breifing for next monday stuff
lunch with jasper, AL, stehpen and siuming
paid for my SH53 and dictionary and java appli adn remote :) delivery by next wed-friday
afterwards: solidrock

had time to sneak at mongkok puter mall and played with the enw sony clie ux50 that was jsut released today in jp :)

before reading this
it's crucial for u to understand that i only had the chance to toy with the first batch of parallel import japanese version UX50 at hongkong for 3 minutes
cuz i have no intention to buy it anyway
and i didn't want to attract too much of a crowd (although i did, eventually)
if u are convinced that i am wrong, there is a great probablity that i certainly am. LOL
it was jsut one of the corner shops u would never notice in one of the crappiest puter malls in asia
where u can get great variety of bargain puter stuff with quality
while compensating for the poorer service and shopping atmosphere (not to mention the ventiliation geez)
priced at HKD4650 (1USD=7.8HKD do the math yerslef)
it's definitely gonna rise a bit within 2 weeks (say... up to HKD4850 i guess)
ok, let's get back to the machine itself

size, form blahblah blah
small like a SJ22
weight: not a problem even with the addtional battery pack
how did i hold it?: as a righty, i snatched it with my left palm
2 handed: left thumb gripping on the "picture frame" and the other fingers, like when yer holding a gameboy advance. when i'm using stylus with my right hand
single handed: left thumb on the scroller, 3-5th fingers spreaded at the back for supporting, 2nd finger on top of the machine (near the camera lense) to anchor
it felt kinda awkward, the scroll wheel isn't positoned at the "usual" place

SCREEN!
yes it's tiny, but i dun think it's really *that* small
reason 1: u actually need a smaller screen IMO, u need a thicker "pictureframe" to anchor the smaller machine, yer thumb would prolly cover a quater of the screen if u have bigger fingers
so a bigger screen does not necesssarily work in such an overall-tiny-machine
reason 2: battery bleh bleh bleh
reason 3: technology. rememebr it's a "sony", not "sharp" idea. sony does not use system CG silicon LCDs as found on zaurus C7xx series. sony might apply OLED on UX next summer tho...
BUT the resolution is really awesome
now i think this screen is better than ipaq's 19xx

performance; speed:
application loading speed esp flash and picsel viewer are noticeably slower than NX80/73 (but still acceptable to me)
for typing and converting kana/kanji, the time lapse difference is not too noticeable

keyboard:
it's like a dream
do i have to say more?
get yer hands on that

clie 3D launcher:
sony is good at working on fancy user interface
well, u won't be disappointed
but when it's in 34D launcher mode, u should really use the scroll wheel
the stylus works a bit clumsy on that, when yer trying to scroll the page up and down

stylus:
this is a huge thing i'm gonna complain about
the stylus on UX must be extended to be usaable LOL
prob is that it SLIDES back to the orginal length AEGH!

my pre-conclusion:
wait for an update of UX, the one tha tincludes a slightly bigger OLED screen and 1MP camera and faster CPU



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