Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Meet Digicube Z8 UMPC ( aka MIDPhone-50 )


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My hands-on video from Computex


Specs released at Computex






So MIDPhone-50 is now Digicube Z8 MID...

We should get some good news about this one soon...

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UPDATE: Steve got hands-on too.. pile of pictures on gallery









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13 comments:

Tolga Yıldırım said...

wish it had 1024x600 display but other than that fair specs, lets see the price tough :)

Josef said...

Looks nice. Keyboard remembers me on the Nokia 9300 Series, i liked it. :) Price?

kuda said...

I just hope the battery life is reasonable

Ali said...

Nice! We're almost getting there.

My concerns:
Battery life is disappointing.

Without video in/out, this device would be useless for me.

There's no back 3mp cam.

what's the SAR Rating for phone?

and the size of it as JKK pointed out is a little too big for a phone, but still, with a bluetooth headset that shouldn't matter much.

Ali said...

sorry for the double post, but there are three things I forgot to mention:

The fact that the usb input is on top is excellent because I'm thinking of the wimax usb dongle, and for health reasons I need it to be away from my fingers when I'm typing so having it on top behind the screen is excellent.

The screen didn't look bright enough for me, so I hope it's just the video, and I wonder why they're not using LTPS TFTs, which are brighter and more vivid.

Also the screen sliding and tilting is such a winner, I wish every company would follow.

squirrel said...

15cm keyboard - i'm afraid it will have the same problem as the Viliv S7 - it too wide for thumbing and too small for typing

i havent tried yet to thumb on such keyboard, but my big finger is 6,5 cm, so i think its comfortable up to 13 cm and every cm over it would be a problem, im afraid((

Joao Oliveira said...

They have really interesting features there. I like the form factor, agree with jkk maybe a bit too big. The touch pad also a good feature that manufacturers should consider more on devices like this.

About the rest of the specs for what we can see from what they released at Computex, it's a bit vague on some points that can make a difference.

The 512mb of ram, its a bit on the limit these days specially on devices with the z series processor. Either they optimize the drivers soon or at least 1gb will necessary to run things smooth without much trouble.

Screen resolution is a no go for me.

Again the real question here is, will this device will ever be real, will ever reach the markets? It's a real shame that sometimes interesting stuff shows up at shows like computex but for one reason or another they never get to see the light of day. But... I guess it's normal, not easy!

giok said...

is it phone or umpc only? i've heard that archos has release their new product as umpc phone.

http://www.ashleymadisondating.webs.com

Anonymous said...

Sharp Willcom D4 almost?

Anonymous said...

price.........

Anonymous said...

it will cost much more than the umid m2, right?

Whats the battery life?

Unzar Jones said...

Resolution is right for me, trying to read 1024 text on a tiny screen is a headache. I can squeeze the Viliv S5 into my pocket so this may be a go. Would love the keyboard. How do you get an incoming call on Windows XP?

tt said...

Youtube Digicube Z8 moive, 6.1Mb
http://hotfile.com/dl/13482347/c3fa132/Digicube_Z8.rar.html

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