Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Hyundai iBIT U250

Ah, something original; the Hyundai iBIT U250. iBIT stands for "Inovative mobile terminal Beyond Information Technology". First of all, there's no Bluetooth, which is really a bit silly. But the device is otherwise well-rounded, with EV-DO, 64Mb RAM, and a massive 512Mb Flash ROM for storage, a 2 Megapixel camera with flash, GPS built in, text-to-speech software, and a P900-style active flip.

The thing seems to be really dainty, possibly smaller than an HTC magician, and the operating system is Windows CE.NET 4.2 for some reason, rather than Windows Mobile 5.

The thing really does look pretty, although previous owners of Windows Mobile touchscreen devices may be lost without the lack of a joystick when the flip is open. From the photos I've seen, the device looks pretty well put together, and appears to be plastic. There's no data I can find on expandable memory either.

The other major gripe is a lack of WiFi. Here are the full specs as we know so far:

  • 320 x 240 touchscreen

  • 2 Megapixel camera with flash

  • Windows CE.NET 4.2

  • 64Mb RAM, 512Mb flash ROM

  • EV-DO

  • Text-to-speech software

  • 400Mhz Intel PXA273 CPU

  • Active numeric flip

  • GPS with pedestrian and vehicle mode

Lastly, this phone is only available in Korea, and you will probably never have one.


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