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PHOTO PREVIEW: Mitac's Mio 8380 clamshell Smartphone compared to HTC Canary
Posted by Arne Hess - on Tuesday, 08.04.03 - 10:44:40 CET under 08 - Reviews - Viewed 8477x
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Clamshell devices are on the advance and more or less all Japanese i-mode and FOMA phones are clamshell devices. Also Vodafone's live service is mostly based on clamshell phones so it doesn't makes wonder that we also see the first Windows Powered Smartphone devices now.

Taiwanese based Mitac already announced its Mio 8380 earlier last month and last week I had the chance to play with it a longer time and compare it with a Orange SPV.

Here we go with the latest pictures:

Overall I have to say that I'm not that clamshell fan like others but in most cases the advantage of a clamshell is that it is smaller then a brick styled phone. And this makes me wonder with the Mio clamshell. It's only slightly smaller and as thick as a SPV so there is no real advantage of it. Sure, it includes a camera but the Intel reference design also includes a camera and it isn't larger then the Mio 8380.

Cheers ~ Arne


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