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Fujitsu-Siemens has given tacit confirmation that it plans to update its Pocket Loox line of PocketPC PDAs with a Wi-Fi model which will also sport a 480 x 640 display.

An image of the machine - the Pocket Loox 700 - appeared on the company's website this week, though the pictures have now been removed.

Fan site FirstLoox was able to grab a copy first, and it's clear from the device's buttons that the machine will offer a wireless connection of some kind: the top-right application button clearly sports an aerial icon.

Fujitsu-Siemens Pocket Loox 700

FirstLoox's backs up the shot with the specifications it claims the device will feature. The handheld will run Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition, which will drive its VGA display. Different sources have suggested a 3.7in screen and a 3.8in screen, but the former seems the most likely. It may also offer a 1.3 megapixel digicam.

The 700 is said to contain a 520MHz Intel XScale PXA270 processor, 128MB of RAM and 64MB of ROM. In addition to Wi-Fi, it also offers Bluetooth connectivity. There's a SD/MMC slot and a CompactFlash bay, apparently.

These features match those of Asus' upcoming MyPal A730 PocketPC, which the company demoed at CeBit earlier this year and at Computex this month. It has been suggested by some observers that the 700 is essentially a rebadged A730, but the two are not identical. If the specs. are correct, Asus may well be producing the 700 on Fujitsu-Siemens' behalf.

Alternatively, of course, rumours that this is the case may simply have led some observers to attribute the specs of the Asus machine to the Pocket Loox 700.

Either way, the machine is also said to be scheduled to ship in August.

Fujitsu-Siemens this week launched the Pocket Loox 400 series, a pair of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth-enabled PocketPCs based on Intel's old PXA255 processor clocked at 300MHz and 400MHz, respectively. Both sport standard PocketPC 240 x 320 displays.

The Pocket Loox 410 is available now in Europe for €399 ($491/£263), while the Pocket Loox 420 costs €420 ($517/£277). ®

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