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Fujitsu-Siemens made a good job to design a high end handheld. Few can be compared to LOOX 720 in functionality and its implementation. These days, only HP iPaq hx4700 and Dell Axim X50v have similar characteristics. We can also add (at a stretch) ASUS MyPal A730 to the list of competitors, but until the release of the W-version this comparison will not be to ASUS advantage.
Two expansion slots, high resolution display, two wireless adapters, Intel XScale PXA27x processor, Windows Mobile 2003SE – it's a business card of a modern high-end model.
USB host and 128 MB of RAM are serious arguments in favour of LOOX 720. In their turn competitors offer increased CPU clock frequency (624 instead of 520) and larger display (4" in HP iPaq hx4700 and Toshiba E8x0), which can be interpreted both to advantage and to disadvantage (increased weight and dimensions). Some people will like well-engineered layout of controls in LOOX 720, the others will like the touchpad in hx4700. As always, it's up to a user to decide – we cannot call a definite winner, any model will make a user happy. Prices for these devices will hardly be that different: HP handhelds are traditionally expensive, while Dell and Fujitsu-Siemens use the same provider (HTC).
In the nearest future the list of top class handhelds will be augmented by ASUS A730W and Toshiba E830.
For the combination of multiple features and their high quality implementation Fujitsu-Siemens Pocket LOOX 720 is awarded with