Is there room in your hearts for another Windows Mobile smartphone? Leaving aside the possibility that your heart has never been occupied by a handset running Microsoft’s platform, let’s instead focus on DEC’s M5, a 3.2-inch 240 x 400 touchscreen smartphone with EVDO and a 3-megapixel camera.
Despite the naming similarities with the M5 and a certain uber-saloon from BMW, the Chinese phone is unlikely to whip along quite as fast. Still, its Marvell PXA310 processor, at 624MHz, is faster than the 528MHz CPUs used in HTC’s most recent Windows Mobile handsets.
There’s also WiFi, GPS, a front-facing 0.3-megapixel camera for video calls, and a panel of entirely touch-sensitive controls rather than hardware buttons. The M5 measures 105 x 56 x 12.9 mm. It’s probably quite unlikely that we’ll see DEC bring it to the US, however.