Like the D4, the MIDPhone-50 features a slide-and-tilt 5-inch touchscreen flanked by a touch pad on the right and mouse buttons on the left, an Intel Atom processor, WiFi, Bluetooth, microSD card slot, QWERTY keyboard, and voice capabilities. Unlike the D4, however, the device has only a 16GB SSD, 800 x 480 screen resolution, and no rear camera. On the upside, the MIDPhone-50 is slightly lighter (0.9 vs 1.0 lb) and shorter (6.8″ vs 7.4″) and is equipped with a webcam and standard USB and headphone ports. Sadly, battery life is as meager as the runtime you’ll get from the D4’s standard battery (~2 hours), which makes its use as a phone questionably practical.
In other words, the DigiCube MIDPhone-50 is a mixed bag. It isn’t clear whether the phone functions are exclusive to certain regions (the D4, for example, can only be used as a phone in Japan) or when, where, and for how much the device will be available either. Full specifications and a hands-on video below.