Documents found on the US Federal Communications Commission's website indicate that Dell's forthcoming Axim X3 personal digital assistants will come with much of the same features as the older Axims, but in a smaller package.
Dell announced the PDAs last week along with a new music player and LCD televisions. At the time, Dell said the new Axims would be slimmer than the older model.
The Axim X3 measures 117mm by 76mm by 14.8mm, according to documents filed by hardware manufacturer Wistron last week with the FCC. The device weighs 138 grams with the standard battery.
Devices with communications chips must get approval from the FCC and other regulatory agencies around the world before they are sold to the public, and those documents are regularly made available on the FCC's website before the products are introduced.
Dell declined to comment on the specifications.
The higher-end model will come with a 400MHz XScale processor from Intel, 64Mbytes of Ram, and 48Mbytes of Rom, while the less expensive model uses a 300MHz XScale chip, 32Mbytes of Ram, and 32Mbytes of Rom, according to the FCC documents.
Both devices feature a 3.5-inch TFT transflective display with a resolution of 240 pixels by 320 pixels.
However, users will not be able to find a Compact Flash expansion slot on the new X3, according to the user manual on the FCC site.
The operating system on the X3 will be Microsoft Windows Mobile 2003 Premium Edition.
The X3 will also come in a configuration with an integrated 802.11b wireless chip.
Tom Krazit writes for IDG News Service