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HoloVector
post Mar 24 2008, 06:25 AM
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MIU of South Korea will be releasing an all singing and dancing dualbooting handheld for $500US in July. ohmy.gif

Here are the specs:

4-inch, 800 x 480 pixel touchscreen display which slides out and flips over for the cellphone interface

Up to a 1GHz VIA C7M ULV processor and 4GB of DDR2 memory

Dual, Windows XP / Linux Qplus embedded OS
Unspecified cellphone radio
Maximum 1.3-inch 60GB hard disk (or 4GB SSD) and miniSD/microSD expansion

7-hour battery (or 90-hours at low power)

802.11b/g WiFi, Blueooth 2.0

2x USB, docking port, stereo speakers, QWERTY thumbpad and mouse

What looks like a 5 megapixel camera
DMB mobile television and external GPS add-on

Yowch! Too bad someone hit too many times with the ugly stick and it kinda swelled up something fierce. laugh.gif Check out the pics in the link below.

http://www.engadget.com/2008/03/24/mius-50...-one-seriously/
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speculatrix
post Mar 26 2008, 04:11 PM
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it is a bit of a monster, isn't it. they definitely added every feature they could think of and only then decided how to squeeze it into a case!

personally, and this is a bit speculative, I think that the handheld device will eventually become a thin client and only contain local bulk media storage, all the main data and processing will be done on a server somewhere... it will require ubiquitous high speed network availability. An existing example would be google mail, so we're not just using imap but a web browser and all the email processing is done by big systems.
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