DigiCube MIDPhone-50 runs XP, looks familiar

Digicube_midphone Speaking of XP-based MID phones, Brett from Conics emailed this morning to let me know about a Willcom D4 UMPC lookalike called the DigiCube MIDPhone-50 being shown at Computex this week.

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.


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Jenn K. Lee

Jenn K. Lee is the founder of Pocketables. She loves gadgets the way most women love shoes and purses. The pieces in her tech wardrobe that go with everything are currently the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Sony Tablet P, and Nexus 7, but there are still a couple of vintage UMPCs/MIDs in the back of her closet.

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