Here is CNET’s review for both handheld.just released new Zire series – and .
In order to have clearer image on the different between Zire 71 and Zire 72, and compare Zire 72 with the almost same price, here is small comparison table I made:
|Price||RM948||RM1136.20 ($299*3.8)||RM1140 ($299.99*3.8)|
|OS||Palm OS® 5.2.1||Palm OS® 5.2.8||Palm OS® 5.2.?|
|CPU||144MHz ARM||312 MHz Intel® PXA270 processor||200 MHz i.MXL Appication Processor|
|Memory||4MB ROM; 16MB(13MB avail) RAM||8MB ROM; 32MB(24MB avail) RAM||16MB ROM; 32MB(23MB avail) RAM|
supports MMC, SD and SDIO cards
support MMC, SD, and SDIO cards
Memory stick slot
|Display||16bit, 320×320||16bit color, 320×320||16bit color, 320×320|
|Multimedia||MP3, Video||MP3, Video||MP3, Video|
|Battery||Rechargeable Lithium Polymer 900mAh battery||Rechargeable Lithium 950mAh battery||Rechargeable Lithium Polymer|
|Size(H x W x D)||11.4(opened: 13.5)cm x 7.4cm x 1.7cm||11.68cm x 7.40cm x 1.7cm||11.43cm x 7.62cm x 1.35cm|
|Weight||150 g||136 g||141g|
|Digital Camera||0.3M pixel||photo: 1.2M pixel, 2x zoom.|
video: 320 x 240
Note: red color is better/notable.
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… :???: