Jinbo to launch 5-inch Windows XP MID
To add to the recent coverage of pocket-friendly Windows XP devices (xpPhone, ViewSonic VCP08, and VIA MID), Chinese company Jinbo plans to launch a MID that includes a 5" touchscreen without a keyboard in a small, simple casing featuring a primarily black body with a silver bezel separating the front screen and backing portions. Hardware specifications include a 1.1GHz Intel Atom Z510 processor, 1GB of DDR2 RAM, a 16GB SSD, 802.11 b/g WiFi, built-in 3G, and Bluetooth 2.0 wireless options. The device also supports MicroSD cards, has two USB 2.0 ports, a 300k pixel camera, three hours of battery life, and tips the scales at about 12.3oz.
Although the size and weight make it a very portable device, I have concerns over the usability of Windows XP on such a small touch screen without any other input methods. There are also no details regarding the resolution of the screen itself. The small dimensions have one exception, as the MID looks to be nearly an inch thick. The Jinbo MID should be available in China soon at a price of 3950 Yuan (about US$578). There are currently no details on its availability outside of China.