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JVC Enters Pocket PC Camp

6/23/2003 12:09:00 PM Eastern

Wayne, N.J. - JVC will enter the PDA market this September with two audio-video-centric Pocket PC models, the company reported.

The new JVC iO Pocket PCs offer 128MB of SDRAM, and use 400 MHz PXA255 processors. They include an AV player supporting MP3, WAV, AVI and ASF (MPEG4) and additional compressed audio files. The models offer a graphic equalizer and sound position expander that creates a wide sound field when listening with headphones. Other features include 32MB flash ROM, CompactFlash Type II and SD expansion slots, 3.5-inch transflective color display, USB and WMA media player.

The step up model MP-PV331 adds MPEG4 video capture and video streaming, built-in Wi-Fi (802.11b), and USB host/client port. It also allows remote control of the video camera from the Pocket PC.

The MP-PV331 and MP-PV131 will carry prices of $599.95 and $499.95 respectively.

JVC has produced mini-notebook PC in the Japanese market for the past few years.