UMPC, Pocket Loox, Cellphone Killer: M.A.G.I.C. Phone with 8 GB hard disk and features to make James Bond jealous
Forget the Microsoft Origami la' UMPC, and Fujitsu Siemens Pocket Loox; this one device has the potential to pretty much change the way you work and communicate. Of course, it can even give James Bond a complex.
Weighing 300 gms, the M.A.G.I.C., is a quad-band GSM phone powered by Windows Mobile 5.0 Phone Edition, Intel Xscale 624 Mhz processor (the fastest currently) and supports GSM, EDGE, WAP, GPRS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, IrDA and USB. For it's size of 125x70x32 mm, it also features a full function QWERTY keyboard, 512 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM, 8 GB Micro Hard disk, 2 Touch screen QVGA display's (3.5" inch on the inner panel and 2.8" inch on the front), Two camera's (both 2 Megapixels), Integrated Micro SD slot. Already lusting for it? Wait, there is more; Bio-metric security, VoIP, Video Streaming, Push to Talk, VGA output, USB printing, MP3 Stereo through speakers or audio out are just a bit of the stuff it supports.
Feature to feature the M.A.G.I.C. beats pretty much every smartphone device out there, including the yet-to-be released Siemens Pocket LOOX, and Microsoft's carry-everywhere humongous UMPC, with out compomising on anything. And unlike the UMPC, M.A.G.I.C. is a phone while being a computer at the same time and is one device that could make laptop's look heavy and big on the road.
Unfortunately, Advance Tech based in Malaysia, which is manufacturing M.A.G.I.C has not yet announced when it will be available, the price or the battery specifications. Let's hope they get this to market fast, because this is what convergence is about. Count us in for a piece.
What they didn't include a electric shocking device? Seriously, Advance tech geniuses when are we going to get our hands on one?. - Ed.
Here's is the latest scoop only on Geek 24. Geek 24 has just got news from Advance Tech that M.A.G.I.C. should be available by second quarter of 2006 for a price between $1,500 to $2,000 and that M.A.G.I.C. should also run for an average 4 hours of continous use on a single battery charge.