The Flora-ie NX1 - Hitachi's Pocket PC-powered Zaurus clone

Hitachi Flora-ie NX1

We know it's a little messed up to be writing about yet another Japan-only gadget right after posting something about that special amped up version of Sony's Vaio S laptop, but we figured we had to say something about the Flora-ie NX1, a new Pocket PC from Hitachi that looks suspiciously like Sharp's Zaurus SL-6000. The big difference is that unlike the Zaurus, the Flora-ie NX1 runs on Microsoft's Windows Mobile for Pocket PC OS rather than Linux. Otherwise, from what we can tell this has a 4-inch VGA quality LCD screen, 400MHz processor, integrated QWERTY keyboard, built-in 802.11b WiFi, Bluetooth, 128MB of RAM, 64MB of flash ROM, and both CompactFlash and SD expansion card slots.

[Via Akihabara News]