The Ultimate Palmtop

Sony’s “Clie” line of PalmOS-based organizers have been the standard by which others are measured in terms of style and polish for several years now. But now they’ve gone and outdone themselves with the PEG-NR70, a killer device with a high-color, high-resolution display, built-in MP3 player and keyboard, optional integrated digital camera, a unique “flip-and-rotate” design, and a striking magnesium body. The only sticking point is the price — $599 with the camera, $499 without. Ouch! Still, that’s about the price of a decent organizer built on Microsoft’s PocketPC platform, and I challenge you to take one look at this thing and not want one. Good work Sony!