DigiCube MIDPhone-50: 3.5G handheld PC with voice [Video]

Jun 2, 2009
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Computex keeps throwing up unusual mobile devices, and the latest to cross the wire is this, the DigiCube MIDPhone-50.  As the name suggests, the MIDPhone-50 blends both a mobile internet device - complete with Windows XP - and a 3.5G cellphone, complete with a tilting touchscreen and full QWERTY keyboard.  Jkkmobile was on hand to grab some photos, plus a video which you can see after the cut.

Video demo after the cut

The device has a 4.8-inch 800 x 480 touchscreen, front-mounted webcam and a capacitive touchpad: the flower-patterned area of bezel to the right of the display is actually touch-sensitive and used for navigation.  Ports include mini-USB, standard USB, a headset socket and a microSD card slot; there's also a docking station which has a VGA output, more USB ports and a battery charger.

Battery life is rated at around two hours, which is pretty low for a MID and very low for a smartphone.  It comes with Bluetooth and WiFi, and uses an Intel Atom Z-series processor with 512MB to 1GB of RAM.  More images of the MIDPhone-50 at UMPC Portal.


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