It looks like someone very familiar with Fujitsu-Siemens’ 2006 plans have provided Brighthand with a roadmap for upcoming PDAs.
First, we can look forward to a new model in the Loox 500 series. The C550 will add both a 3.5-inch VGA screen as well as a 520MHz processor. Unfortunately, unlike other 500 models, it will not come with a GPS receiver. The C550 will run Windows Mobile 5.0 and come with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and USB host capabilities.
Next up (hopefully in March), Fujitsu-Siemens plans to introduce the N560, potentially the first (if no else does it before) GPS-enabled handheld with VGA capabilities, 256MB of RAM and a 624MHz processor.
For the summer, we can look forward to the Pocket LOOX T800 series, high-end smartphones featuring a thumb-keyboard below a square screen. The specs are quite impressive: 416MHZ processor, 64MB RAM and 128MB ROM, Windows Mobile 5.0, GSM with UMTS support, 802.11b and g WiFi and Bluetooth 2, a SirfStar III GPS receiver and either a VGA or 2MP camera.
Also on the roadmap is the Loox N100, a device focused around navigation. Unfortunately, no further details are available yet.
All in all, this could be a banner year for Fujitsu-Siemens.
Note: Additional details and pictures on the T800 series at www.pocketinfo.nl.