OLED Multimedia PDA

Clie1Sony took a big step in commercializing Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) displays yesterday with the introduction of the Clié PEG-VZ90, a Palm OS PDA pitched as a portable multimedia device. It looks a lot more like a pocket TV than a Palm Pilot and comes with a multimedia control panel and audio and video playback software.

Sony stopped selling Clié s in the U.S. market this year, and the new unit costs over US$850, but the integration of multimedia features and the use of the slimmer, brighter, faster, less-power-hungry, better-viewing-angle OLED display in place of an LCD is a milestone. For the specs on the Sony OLED, see their press release. Check out lots of pictures of the new Clié from the Japanese Clié User Club by way of Engadget. And see our video “Pocket PC: Turbocharged PDAs” for the big picture future of the computer in your pocket.