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UMID M2 in development: HSPA/WiMAX super-slim MID

UMID M2 in development: HSPA/WiMAX super-slim MID

Details of UMID's roadmap have emerged, which indicate the company's upcoming M2 follow-up to the recently-launched UMID M1.  According to a company proposal document, the UMID M2 will have a sub-3-inch display, and both HSPA and WiMAX connectivity, all in a slim, smartphone-style body.

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UMID M1 MID typing demo video & gallery

UMID M1 MID typing demo video & gallery

After my brief hands-on with the UMID M1 mobile internet device at the start of the week, and coming away not entirely convinced by its keyboard or OS, we stopped back to see the MID again and test out just how suitable the keyboard is for thumb-typing.  The good news is, a combination of two-handed use and the standard Windows XP scheme make this ultraportable a whole lot more tempting a prospect: check out the second hands-on video after the cut.

Video and more images of the UMID M1 after the cut

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LG LG-X120 HSPA netbook detailed

LG LG-X120 HSPA netbook detailed

As lime-green edged netbooks went, LG pretty much had the floor to itself at CES with the LG-X120, but its taken them this long to deliver some details along with the detailing.  We now know the 10-inch WSVGA netbook has the 1.6GHz N270 Intel Atom processor, paired with a 160GB hard-drive and, we assume, 1GB of RAM, together with integrated 3G HSPA.

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Huawei i-Mo HSPA modem with WiFi

Huawei i-Mo HSPA modem with WiFi

Huawei have announced their latest wireless modem, the i-Mo, which will debut at Mobile World Congress next week.  The Huawei i-Mo, which is apparently the size of a "small key chain", has both an HSDPA/HSUPA USB modem and a WiFi b/g chip on board for sharing the connection with other devices.

 

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Digital Cube iStation T5 HSDPA-connected PMP launches

Digital Cube iStation T5 HSDPA-connected PMP launches

Digital Cube have launched the iStation T5 PMP in Korea, an internet-connected media player with integrated HSDPA.  The T5, which we first spotted back in November last year, has a 4.8-inch WVGA 800 x 480 touchscreen and a 3D GUI that runs on an OMAP2530 triple-core processor.

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Acer X960 VGA HSDPA smartphone leaks ahead of MWC

Acer X960 VGA HSDPA smartphone leaks ahead of MWC

As well as the Acer DX650, a second handset that the company intends to launch on February 16th has also leaked.  The Acer X960 lacks its sibling's dual-sided usability, but likely more than makes up for it with a 2.8-inch VGA 640 x 480 touchscreen, 3G HSDPA together with WiFi b/g, and a 3.2-megapixel camera with flash.

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Garmin-ASUS nuvifone M20: GPS-obsessed WM6.1 smartphone

Garmin-ASUS nuvifone M20: GPS-obsessed WM6.1 smartphone

As promised, the first new devices out of the Garmin-ASUS partnership are beginning to show their hand.  First up is the Garmin-ASUS nuvifone M20, a 2.8-inch touchscreen Windows Mobile 6.1 Pro device with dualband HSDPA, triband GSM and WiFi b/g.  In keeping with the pairing's obsession with location-based services (LBS), GPS and navigation get top billing: it comes preloaded with maps and points of interest (POIs) – hotels, restaurants, stores, fuel stations and more – for North America, Eastern and Western Europe, together with turn-by-turn voice prompts and auto route-recalculation.

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Samsung S7350 leaks, gets video review

Samsung S7350 leaks, gets video review

Another day, another Samsung leak, and the company's mobile device team must be wondering whether to bother turning up to Mobile World Congress next week.  Latest to leak is the so-far unheard of Samsung S7350, a compact slider which has just been video reviewed (in Russian).  The S7350 may not have a touchscreen like the UltraTOUCH S8300, but it does have a 2.6-inch 240 x 320 QVGA LCD TFT display, a 5-megapixel camera with flash, and GSM/UMTS/HSDPA connectivity.

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Nokia 5630 XpressMusic HD video demo

Nokia 5630 XpressMusic HD video demo

If the new Nokia 5630 XpressMusic has got you all worked up and eager for its Q2 launch, you'll be pleased to hear that Nokia have released an HD video of the handset in action.  The skinny little S60 candybar gets flipped about to show off its ports and dedicated media keys, then the new animated Contacts Bar gets a run-through.

Video demo after the cut

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Nokia 5630 XpressMusic: PMP, N-Gage and S60 with HSPA

Nokia 5630 XpressMusic: PMP, N-Gage and S60 with HSPA

Nokia have unveiled their latest XpressMusic cellphone, the Nokia 5630, which will make its official debut at Mobile World Congress next week.  The compact candybar measures just 12mm thick and runs the S60 OS; Nokia include a 4GB microSD card in the box, and the 5630 has dedicated music control keys on the left-hand side, together with a standard 3.5mm headphone socket.

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BlackBerry Gemini 9300 leaks: the 3G Curve

BlackBerry Gemini 9300 leaks: the 3G Curve

Details of RIM's replacement to the BlackBerry Curve have leaked, with the handset believed to be called the BlackBerry Gemini 9300.  The biggest difference between the Curve and the BlackBerry 9300 will be the inclusion of triband UMTS/HSDPA, but the handset will also include a more powerful CPU, slightly redesigned keyboard and silver casing.

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Samsung UltraTOUCH S8300 AMOLED touchscreen 8MP slider announced

Samsung UltraTOUCH S8300 AMOLED touchscreen 8MP slider announced

Samsung have announced their latest cellphone, the UltraTOUCH S8300, complete with a 2.8-inch WQVGA AMOLED touchscreen, slide-out numeric keypad, 8-megapixel camera with dual-LED flash and A-GPS, all in a chassis just 12.7mm thick.  In addition, the S8300 has 7.2Mbps HSDPA, a microSD slot happy with cards up to 16GB, and more video playback formats than you can shake a stick at.

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