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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)|
This little unit seems to have everything we’d ever need:
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Here’s the ipad competitor: Libretto W100
This concept looks awesome and even better it’s going to be for sale. Most prototypes turn up at CES and then disappear. This one will be for sale in limited numbers which means we’ll be starting the W100boys blog :).
I think it actually looks like the second generation Entourage Edge if there was such a thing as the centre hinge looks like a slimmed down version of the Edge’s one. Windows 7, two multi touch screens, Toshiba reliability = must have machine.
I’ve had almost very model of Libretto from the Ct70 up to the Libretto L5 and U105 and have actually regretted it every time I sold one. The Libretto L series was hands down the best UMPC, subnotebook I’ve ever owned and the Viliv X70 ties with the Samsung Q1 as the best tablet UMPC. So the W100 and the Samsung Tape are for me the best options out of all the new range of tablets – promised or vapourware. When they come….when are they coming?
The Libretto W100 runs Windows 7 on a 1.2Ghz Pentium processor, boasts a 62GB SSD and 2GB of RAM, and features a Webcam, a USB port, a MicroSD slot, and Bluetooth.
I like to pack light. That’s the main reason I got into UMPC’s in the first place. So of course I travel with a thinkoutside BT keyboard. It’s one of the best things I’ve ever bought and even worked with my Nokia N95 and my Windows smartphones.
This awesome looking keyboard might bump it off the Fav’s list:
From the website:
The picture is showing the tech I’m about to head off on a two day business trip with. I’m taking a lot of stuff and haven’t even packed clothes or anything yet.
But part of this trip is to demo mobile tech so I’m taking the X70 to demo a pure slate PC and I class it as a UMPC because it’s so light and compact. The other machine is my LG P100 convertible Tablet which is a desktop replacement machine because of the power it has but it’s over a kilogram with the extended battery and I have to use the extended battery because the standard one gives me an hour tops of use.
I have thumb drives, portable hard drive, bluetooth keyboard, power adapters, The Balckberry for work, the iPhone for everything else.
I’ll see what I use on this trip (besides the demo times) and see how I go just using the Viliv on the road. Maybe the lack of a keyboard is going to hurt, maybe the lack of inbuild 3G? Have to wait and see.