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EKING M1 MID: WiMAX, GPS, HSDPA and full QWERTY

EKING M1 MID: WiMAX, GPS, HSDPA and full QWERTY

Chinese firm EKING are apparently preparing to sell the M1 MID - previously advertized as the Wibrain M1 MID - complete with 1.33GHz Intel Atom Z520 processor, WiFi b/g, Bluetooth and GPS.  The Mobile Internet Device, spotted in its new incarnation by Pocketables, is believed to have a 4.8-inch touchscreen display running at 1024 x 600; it doesn't skimp on connectivity options either, with EKING giving it WiMAX, HSDPA and a digital TV tuner.

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WiBrain site reappears; review samples shipping

WiBrain site reappears; review samples shipping

The WiBrain saga continues.  The UMPC company's site, having been pulled earlier in the week, has now returned; however there's no sign of anything different to explain a period in maintenance.  The WiBrain I1 UMPC itself, which speculation suggested may have been killed off, is now headed to at least one reviewer, our old friend Steve Paine at UMPC Portal; however we still don't have anything approaching a firm release date.

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WiBrain I1 UMPC shelved?

WiBrain I1 UMPC shelved?

Would be buyers of the WiBrain I1 may have to spend their money elsewhere, with rumors that the company has shelved development of the touchscreen UMPC.  UMPC Portal are reporting that they've had "direct feedback" that "nothing is happening with the I1 this year"; the company has made no mention of the device on its website, and they're not listed for CES 2009 this coming January.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 45 2008

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 45 2008

It's been all about the smartphones this week, with the long-awaited HTC Touch HD finally reaching our hands for one of the first full English-language reviews online.  If our initial video demos last week whetted your appetite, head over to part one and part two of our full review to really gorge yourself.  Meanwhile, to cheer up those in the US who are still smarting over HTC's decision not to offer the Touch HD there, we reviewed AT&T's newly released BlackBerry Bold.

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WiBrain I1 UMPC: 6.5hr battery life plus 3G, in just 500g

WiBrain I1 UMPC: 6.5hr battery life plus 3G, in just 500g

WiBrain's updated I1 UMPC has finally hit the distributors, and the first details about this split-keyboard, touchscreen handheld are sounding like very good news.  Key changes from the previous model are the optional SSD storage and integrated 3G, and the extended battery life.  First impressions suggest that it's the battery that's most impressive: 6.5hrs with wireless options switched on.

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