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SmartQ 5 MID gets reviewed: let down by poor CPU

SmartQ 5 MID gets reviewed: let down by poor CPU

The SmartQ 5 has been making quite a few people excited, with the prospect of cheap ARM-based MIDs sweeping through and significantly undercutting Atom-based rival devices.  Last week we saw the first batch of SmartQ 5's unboxed now it's time for some home truths: for all its promise, the ARM chipset used just can't keep up with what we want from a mobile internet device.

Video of the SmartQ 5 in action after the cut

SmartQ 5 MID specs & photos emerge: just $132

SmartQ 5 MID specs & photos emerge: just $132

Further details on the Moses SmartQ 5 MID have emerged, together with live photos.  The 4.3-inch WVGA touchscreen mobile internet device - first spotted back in February - is now known to have a 667MHz ARM11 processor, 1GB of internal storage (of which 256MB is available to the user) and an SD slot for cards up to 32GB in size.  The SmartQ 5 is also compatible with EDGE USB modems, thanks to USB-host connectivity.

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Moses SmartQ 5 MID

Moses SmartQ 5 MID

Chinese PMP firm Moses have unveiled their first Mobile Internet Device (MID), the SmartQ 5, complete with a 4.3-inch 800 x 480 touchscreen, integrated WiFi and Bluetooth.  That means no 3G, sadly, but Moses are apparently hoping to make a case for the SmartQ 5 by making it cheap.

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Enso zenPad Android MID just $155

Enso zenPad Android MID just $155

Plenty of Android-based mini-tablets and MIDs have graced these pages before, but seldom do they manage to be both commercially available and cheap.  The Enso zenPad - a rebadge of the SMiT MID-560 - is a 5-inch WVGA touchscreen MID running Android 1.6 (with a promise from the company to release Android 2.1 "within 1 month") with WiFi a/b/g/n, support for an external 3G modem, and 1GB of onboard storage.

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SMiT, Optima show off new MIDs; Android for SmartQ [Video]

SMiT, Optima show off new MIDs; Android for SmartQ [Video]

Intel may still be pushing their vision of MIDs (Mobile Internet Devices) but that doesn't mean everyone is singing from the same song-sheet.  SMiT and Optima have both been showing off their attempts at compact handheld web-access devices, the former slapping Android onto a 4.8-inch touchscreen tablet while the latter has picked Maemo for their 4.3-inch MID.  Meanwhile SmartQ's Q5 and Q7 are both seeing development of various mobile platforms.

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Wallet MID gets closer to release, US launch possible

Wallet MID gets closer to release, US launch possible

Looking strikingly like the mysterious Android MID we've been seeing so much of lately, this is actually eviGroup's upcoming Wallet MID.  First tipped back in May and promised for a launch by the end of 2009, the touchscreen handheld has been described by the French company's CEO as a "unit halfway between a cellphone and a TabletPC with a 5-inch screen", though right now it's unknown whether it uses an Intel x86 CPU with Windows OS or a frugal ARM chipset with 7+ hours runtime and custom OS.

Android MID spotted again; cavorts with Archos PMP and SmartQ 7

Android MID spotted again; cavorts with Archos PMP and SmartQ 7

The Android MID mystery continues, with more images of the compact touchscreen slate showing up at various forums.  We're now up to our third batch of leaked images - the first and second batches appeared over the past week or so - with the device being pegged as anything from Apple's upcoming tablet (highly unlikely) to Arcos' much-talked-about MID, but with no official identity forthcoming at least the source of the pictures has seemingly been confirmed.

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SmartQ 7 gets reviewed: niche MID with promise

SmartQ 7 gets reviewed: niche MID with promise

Since spending a few hundred dollars of his own money on importing one of the first SmartQ 7 MIDs from China, Steve over at UMPC Portal has been promising a full review.  That's now online, and it's a mixed bag; the SmartQ 7 ticks many ultraportable boxes - like decent battery life, solid 1mbps DivX playback and a browser that handles page formating well - but falls well short in other areas.

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