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Posted by: HoloVector Mar 24 2008, 06:25 AM

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-500-hdpc-takes-all-in-one-seriously/

Posted by: urkden Mar 24 2008, 06:28 AM

I've just seen it and it's incredible. If specs keep real on release date... I'll have no excuse and give my Zauri a new big brother.

Posted by: dhns Mar 24 2008, 06:41 AM

Oops.
You missed to cite the most important specs:

163 x 67 x 24.5-mm / 387-gram brick

Someone else might want to carry that around for me. A C3200 is already at or above the upper limits.

-- hns

Posted by: adf Mar 25 2008, 12:28 PM

QUOTE(dhns @ Mar 24 2008, 06:41 AM) *
Oops.
You missed to cite the most important specs:

163 x 67 x 24.5-mm / 387-gram brick

Someone else might want to carry that around for me. A C3200 is already at or above the upper limits.

-- hns

it can go in a holster smile.gif

If it shows up for $500 that would be very interesting. Bet it doesn't.

Posted by: HoloVector Mar 25 2008, 06:55 PM

QUOTE(dhns @ Mar 24 2008, 09:41 AM) *
Oops.
You missed to cite the most important specs:

163 x 67 x 24.5-mm / 387-gram brick

Someone else might want to carry that around for me. A C3200 is already at or above the upper limits.

-- hns

Thanks for the exact measurements which I hadn't seen yet. However I knew it was pretty thick from the pics which is why I said, "Too bad someone hit too many times with the ugly stick and it kinda swelled up something fierce." tongue.gif

I highly doubt I would buy one of these. It is just too fugly for me. ph34r.gif

Posted by: speculatrix Mar 26 2008, 04:11 PM

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.

Posted by: desertrat Apr 6 2008, 12:53 AM

QUOTE(dhns @ Mar 24 2008, 02:41 PM) *
163 x 67 x 24.5-mm / 387-gram brick

Someone else might want to carry that around for me. A C3200 is already at or above the upper limits.

It's near the same size as the Psion Series 5, and I used to carry that around with me everywhere before it died and I got a Z. But that thing is sure damn ugly, and it would be acutely embarrassing holding that thing up to your face and using it as a phone rolleyes.gif

Posted by: adf Apr 6 2008, 01:01 PM

QUOTE(desertrat @ Apr 6 2008, 12:53 AM) *
QUOTE(dhns @ Mar 24 2008, 02:41 PM) *
163 x 67 x 24.5-mm / 387-gram brick

Someone else might want to carry that around for me. A C3200 is already at or above the upper limits.

It's near the same size as the Psion Series 5, and I used to carry that around with me everywhere before it died and I got a Z. But that thing is sure damn ugly, and it would be acutely embarrassing holding that thing up to your face and using it as a phone rolleyes.gif

Oh c'mon, its 80's sci-fi retro. I actually kinda like the thing, but I suppose I'd use a headset with it smile.gif

Posted by: speculatrix Apr 7 2008, 11:58 AM

at least if some mugger attacked you, you could beat them to the ground with this brick wacko.gif

Posted by: ofels Apr 8 2008, 03:20 AM

QUOTE(speculatrix @ Apr 7 2008, 09:58 PM) *
at least if some mugger attacked you, you could beat them to the ground with this brick wacko.gif


Ah, here comes the term touchscreen with a completely new meaning. tongue.gif

Oliver

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