Palm by Sony, Mark Two

ClieThe first iteration of Sony’s Palm-OS-powered Clie PDA had all the panache and disappointment of an early prototype. Apparently Sony understood this, because they’ve completely revamped their Palm OS offering with this new Clie. It’s sleek in the same, wannabe-Palm V way that the Compaq iPaq is; thin, chrome and futuristic in a shorthand kind of way. It’s a parity offering that inspires a non-devotional kind of coveting; nice but not really on par with Sony’s other digital offerings.