Compare: Zire 71, Zire 72 and Sony CLIE PEG-TJ37

PalmOne just released new Zire series – Palm Zire 31 and Palm Zire 72. Here is CNET’s review for both handheld.

In order to have clearer image on the different between Zire 71 and Zire 72, and compare Zire 72 with the almost same price Sony CLIE PEG-TJ37, here is small comparison table I made:

Model
Palm Zire 71
Palm Zire 71

Palm Zire 72
Palm Zire 72

Sony CLIE PEG-TJ37
Sony CLIE PEG-TJ37
PriceRM948RM1136.20 ($299*3.8)RM1140 ($299.99*3.8)
OSPalm OS® 5.2.1Palm OS® 5.2.8Palm OS® 5.2.?
CPU144MHz ARM312 MHz Intel® PXA270 processor 200 MHz i.MXL Appication Processor
Memory4MB ROM; 16MB(13MB avail) RAM8MB ROM; 32MB(24MB avail) RAM16MB ROM; 32MB(23MB avail) RAM
InterfaceUSB
Infrared
supports MMC, SD and SDIO cards
Bluetooth
USB
Infrared
support MMC, SD, and SDIO cards
Wireless LAN
USB
Infrared
Memory stick slot
Display16bit, 320×32016bit color, 320×32016bit color, 320×320
Multimedia MP3, VideoMP3, VideoMP3, Video
BatteryRechargeable Lithium Polymer 900mAh batteryRechargeable Lithium 950mAh batteryRechargeable Lithium Polymer
Size(H x W x D)11.4(opened: 13.5)cm x 7.4cm x 1.7cm11.68cm x 7.40cm x 1.7cm11.43cm x 7.62cm x 1.35cm
Weight150 g136 g141g
Digital Camera0.3M pixelphoto: 1.2M pixel, 2x zoom.
video: 320 x 240
0.31M pixel
CNET’s reviewvisitvisitvisit

Note: red color is better/notable.

Thought:
When Sony CLIE PEG-TJ37 released, it beats Zire 71. But with the newly released Zire 72, seems Palm has make Zire competable with PEG-TJ37. If you want WiFi, PEG-TJ37 is for you, else Zire 72 is a good choice. It has fast CPU(read: speeeed!), shot bigger resolution photo and even video. Plus, MMC is always cheaper than memory stick at same storage capacity.

Hmm… wonder when I will have my first handheld… :???: