Archive for the ‘UMID’ Category
Need a MID or smartphone that can replace a laptop for travel – comparing the iPhone 4 to the Nokia N900 to the HTC Advantage
The hunt is on for a new MID or smartphone or something very portable that can still meet my productivity needs while travelling. I’ve narrowed it down to a few contenders and put them up against the iphone 4 for good measure. I’m almost set on a smartphone bu the viliv N5 could make the cut if the 3G model is not too expensive. Here’s my table trying to compare apples with apples.
|Nokia N900||IiPhone 4||HTC Advantage x7510|
|General||2G Network||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|3G Network||HSDPA 900 / 1700 / 2100||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100||HSDPA 2100, UMTS 850 / 1900|
|Announced||2009, August||2010, June||2008, February|
|Status||Available. Released 2009, November||Available. Released 2010, June||Available. Released 2008, June|
|Size||Dimensions||110.9 x 59.8 x 18 mm, 113 cc||115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm||133 x 98 x 16 mm|
|Weight||181 g||137 g||375 g|
|Display||Type||TFT resistive touchscreen, 65K colors||TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors||TFT resistive touchscreen, 256K colors (65K effective)|
|Size||800 x 480 pixels, 3.5 inches||640 x 960 pixels, 3.5 inches||640 x 480 pixels, 5.0 inches|
|– Proximity sensor for auto turn-off||– Scratch-resistant surface||– QWERTY keyboard|
|– Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate||– Multi-touch input method||– Handwriting recognition|
|– Full QWERTY keyboard||– Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate|
|– Three-axis gyro sensor|
|– Proximity sensor for auto turn-off|
|Sound||Alert types||Vibration; MP3 ringtones||Vibration, MP3 ringtones||Downloadable polyphonic, MP3 ringtones|
|Speakerphone||Yes, with stereo speakers||Yes||Yes, with stereo speakers|
|3.5 mm audio jack||3.5 mm headset jack||3.5 mm headset jack, dual speakers|
|Memory||Phonebook||Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall||Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall||Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall|
|Call records||Detailed, max 30 days||100 received, dialed and missed calls||Practically unlimited|
|Internal||32 GB storage, 256 MB RAM||16/32 GB storage, 512 MB RAM||16 GB storage, 128 MB RAM, 256 MB ROM|
|Card slot||microSD, up to 16GB, buy memory||No||Mini SD|
|Data||GPRS||Class 32||Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 – 48 kbps||Yes|
|EDGE||Class 32||Class 10, 236.8 kbps||Yes|
|3G||HSDPA, 10Mbps; HSUPA, 2Mbps||HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps||HSDPA, 1.8 Mbps|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, DLNA||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v2.1 with A2DP||Yes, v2.1 with A2DP||Yes, v2.0 with A2DP|
|USB||Yes, v2.0 microUSB||Yes, v2.0||Yes, miniUSB|
|Camera||Primary||5 MP, 2576×1936 pixels, Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, Dual LED flash, video light||5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash||3.15 MP, 2048×1536 pixels, autofocus, LED flash|
|Features||Geo-tagging||Touch focus, geo-tagging|
|Video||Yes, WVGA(848 x 480)@25fps||Yes, 720p@30fps, LED video light, geo-tagging||Yes|
|Secondary||Yes, VGA||Yes, videocalling over Wi-Fi only||VGA videocall camera|
|Features||OS||Maemo 5||iOS 4||Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.0 Professional|
|CPU||ARM Cortex A8 600 MHz, PowerVR SGX530 graphics||1 GHz Apple A4 processor||Marvell PXA270 624 MHz processor|
|Messaging||SMS (threaded view), Email, Push Email, IM||SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email||SMS, MMS, Email, Instant Messaging|
|Browser||xHTML, HTML, RSS feeds||HTML (Safari)||WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML ( Opera 9)|
|Radio||Stereo FM radio (via third party software); FM transmitter||No||No|
|Games||Yes, 5 + downloadable||Downloadable, incl. motion-based||Yes|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS support; Ovi Maps||Yes, with A-GPS support||Yes|
|Java||No||No||Yes, MIDP 2.0|
|– Skype and GoogleTalk VoIP integration||– MicroSIM card support only||– Voice memo|
|– MP3/WMA/WAV/eAAC+ music player||– Scratch-resistant glass back panel||– MP3/AAC/AAC+/WMA/OGG/AMR player|
|– WMV/RealVideo/MP4/AVI/XviD/DivX video player||– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic.||– WMV/MP4 player|
|– TV-out||– Digital compass||– TV-out|
|– PDF document viewer||– Google Maps||#NAME?|
|– Photo editor||– iBooks application||– Pocket Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF viewer)|
|– Adobe Flash Player 9.4||– Audio/video player and editor|
|– Voice command/dial|
|Battery||Standard battery, Li-Ion 1320 mAh (BL-5J)||Standard battery, Li-Po 1420mAh||Standard battery, Li-Po 2100 mAh|
|Stand-by||Up to 278 h (2G) / Up to 250 h (3G)||Up to 300 h (2G) / Up to 300 h (3G)||Up to 300 h|
|Talk time||Up to 6 h 30 min (2G) / Up to 4 h 30 min (3G)||Up to 14 h (2G) / Up to 7 h (3G)||Up to 6 h|
|Music play||Up to 24 h 30 min||Up to 40 h|
|Misc||SAR US||0.92 W/kg (head) 0.82 W/kg (body)||0.48 W/kg (head)|
|SAR EU||0.80 W/kg (head)|
Lucky Chippy from umpcportals gets an invite to check out the Viliv N5.
Being a recent (and current) owner of the UMID Mbook M1, I’ll terribly interested to see what Chippy thinks of the the N5 in comparison to the M1 (which has lots of inefficiencies). We all wait with bated breath..:)
..again, Viliv assigns the N5 with a campaign model..my guess is that a predominant sales of the N5 will be Gen Y males? Ok, maybe us Gen X males as well..heheh!
Posted using ShareThis
Apparently the Onkyo BX is based on the much anticipated UMID M2 design.
The promise of …
Spec-wise 1.6GHz Atom processor, 1GB RAM, and Windows 7…around USD500
… is in reality
1.2GHz Atom process, 512MB RAM running Windows XP SP3.
Oh..and no 3G and a price tag of ~ USD730
The Onkyo Japan website gives the following information:
Spec-wise, this isn’t much far off from my M1 (comparison in brackets below) except for small differences.
- Intel Atom 1.2Ghz (vs 1.1Ghz)
- 512MB RAM (same)
- 32GB SSD (vs 16GB)
- 1024×600 screen (same)
- Windows XP (same)
- Wifi b/g (same)
- BT2.0 (same)
- 1.3MP web cam (same)
- Optical pointer (vs none)
- JEITA operating time (idle) 7 hours. (vs real life 6 hours)
Me not impressed..
The UMID does not have an inbuilt HSDPA so that means I have to find an external solution for mobile Internet connectivity.
I have a Huawei USB broadband adapter but unfortunately the USB setup on the umid is not ergonomically possible for 2 handed usage so I have to opt for a tethering solution.
My usual tethering setup using pdaNET on the iPhone works flawlessly with the UMID.
I was at my brother in law’s place last night and my nephew was playing with his Nintendo DS so I decided to whip out the UMID and borrowed his DS for this pictorial size comparison.
It is certainly amazing to see how small and light UMPCs and MIDs such as the uMID and the S5 are these days..they weigh a little more than a DS but is capable of running full blown OSs.
The fascinating thing is watching how incredibly quick my 2 nephews, 11 and 8 took to the device. I cranked up an Openoffice write session for them and in no time, they were typing away and using the touchscreen to navigate around in the absence of a onboard mouse.
Never ceases to amaze me how quickly the young ones take to computing these days!
….and yeah, they were impressed with the UMID!