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New MIDs and XP phone expected at Computex 2009

Computex_09 Computex 2009 kicks off in Taipei next week and while there are still bound to be some surprises, a decent amount of info about what attendees can expect to see there has already been revealed. Here's a quick rundown of some of the highlights:

  • NVIDIA Tegra-powered MID products will surely make an appearance, especially considering the 600 series chip's inclusion in the show's product directory.
  • Viliv is promising an invitation-only showing of its new 4.8-inch MID equipped with a hardware keyboard. A thinner slider-style S5 Premium, perhaps?
  • An AMD-powered slider phone (shown above – bigger image below) that runs full Windows XP on its 4.8-inch WVGA touchscreen will be shown by Chinese company ITG. The unimaginatively named xpPhone features WiFi, GPS, 64GB SSD, and a QWERTY keyboard that includes mouse buttons, a touchpad, and a number pad.
  • The Atom-based LonMID M100 MID phone doesn't look like it will actually be at Computex, but I'm lumping it in here because there's talk about a June 6th launch date that fits in nicely with the June 2nd to 6th show in Taiwan.

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There will be other product announcements at the event too, of course, but these are the MID-related ones that should probably interest Pocketables readers most.

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10 thoughts on “New MIDs and XP phone expected at Computex 2009

  • From the screen size this might be a tad big for a cell phone but its in the right direction for future devices that will have a full OS and at least 32GB of SSD. As these devices come out they might replace the UMPC since this will be able to do what a Aigo, Viliv, etc… can do and its also a phone.

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  • With Skype and other VOIP services on the rise & mobile broadband options and wireless hotspots increasing too, I don’t think these XP phones will do well. Why not just get a cheaper XP MID that isn’t a phone and use Skype for free instead? You have to use a headset with those XP phones because of the screen size, so it is impractical to me.

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  • I just …. I don’t even…..

    LOOK AT THAT PH0ONE !!!!!!!!!!

    Full XP? I’m in. How much is it!

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  • I like it. I like it A LOT!

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  • This is awesome! Bring it on, I might just buy one of these. Hopefully the phone comes in CDMA flavor…dual GSM/CDMA band will be sweet but this is definitely in the right. Lets keep the fingers crossed for battery life.

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  • So the xpPhone is the size of a Viliv S5? I know that means you’re supposed to use a Bluetooth headset with it, but imagine holding that thing up to your head! :D

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  • 800×480 resolution is a deal breaker for me. The 1024×600 resolution on my Wibrain has spoiled me for anything less on a 4.8″ screen.

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  • Avatar of bahbah

    nowhere as sexy as oqo was

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