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A jkOnTheRun reader who wishes to remain anonymous just sent me these photos of the secret Sony Vaio ultra-portable.  When I blow up the first photo I see that this baby has Bluetooth, WiFi and WWAN! The second photo reveals that Sony just won’t give up […]

A jkOnTheRun reader who wishes to remain anonymous just sent me these photos of the secret Sony Vaio ultra-portable.  When I blow up the first photo I see that this baby has Bluetooth, WiFi and WWAN!

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The second photo reveals that Sony just won’t give up on the Memory Stick media that everyone hates.  It also has an interesting "Capture" button.

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The next photo shows the new Vaio with the QWERTY keyboard extended and a couple of zoom buttons on the right side of the screen.

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This last photo shows the device from the front. Notice what appears to be a square joystick nubbin on the upper right side. The slider switch on the lower left is a wireless on/ off switch.  This device is getting more interesting by the minute.:)

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This last photo shows the docking station which appears very similar to the Sony U dock with VGA, Firewire, and USB slots.

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UPDATE:  Sony has just updated the teaser site and it now ends with a question "is it red, green, or blu?"  Could this be implying Blu-Ray support of some kind?  It says all will be revealed on 5/16.

-jk

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  2. That thing looks amazing!!!

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  3. Is this a Windows XP machine? if not, what’s the OS? also, when you say WWAN enabled, do you know if it is Cingular’s HSDPA network that is enabled or Verizon/Sprint evdo? please don’t say EDGE enabled…too slow.

    ???

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  4. Illuminator Sunday, May 14, 2006

    I certainly hope this thing has some onboard USB ports. Notice that the one of the doc is a 4 pin connector, which means that there is probably no power on it.

    I must also say that I am a bit skeptical. It will be interesting to see some specs.

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  5. The screen has an aspect ratio of 1.66, suggesting it has the 800 x 480 resolution of a UMPC, not the 800 x 600 resolution of the Motion Computing LS800.

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  6. Please will all other ultraportable manufacturers leave the room and go home now. Ladies and gentleman, I think we have the ultimate ultraportable.

    Now please Sony:
    – sell the thing in Europe (Sony has a habit of not selling ultaportables in europe)
    – Please put a Windows tablet OS on it. Rumour has it this thing runs Windows XP Pro

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  7. It appears to have a HDMI port.

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  8. Note the screen doesn’t seem to tilt at all, that suggests to use the keyboard and see the screen at the same time you need to have it in your hand, ie its not designed for typing on a flat surface.

    It looks really small, I’d say 7.5 inches wide.

    Looks like it might fit in your pocket.

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  9. From the info we received the unit will support Cingular’s network. It does have an HDMI port running only Windows XP Pro no Tablet and no UMPC software such as dialkeys, etc.. James and I got photos from apparently two different sources.

    http://mobilitytoday.com/news/006482/sony_ux_umpc

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  10. It appears not to have a stylus. Oh no..

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