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BEING MOBILE: 2 Days in China with more Windows Mobile experience on Day 2
Posted by Carlo Guerrero - on Monday, 18.10.04 - 11:06:34 CET under 09 - Thoughts - Viewed 11480x
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The second day in the China High-Tech Fair gives me more time to cover the rest of the halls and go back to the Telecom hall for a look at the latest in the mobile phone world. There are some camera phones which now feature optical zoom as well as 3.2 megapixel cameras. 3G phones were on display and the fashion phones were also featured there. Of course I had to go back to those booths that had Windows Mobile devices on display.

Just to give you an idea as to how large the area was, here are some photos of the exhibit halls from the outside.

So off I went to the first booth which I knew had several on display. Motorola had the MPx and the MPx 220 on display and while I was there, I spent some time doing my own personal demo of the device. Of course this isn't something new as this has already been featured so many times here at PPCW.Net but I just had to get my hands on these devices one more time.

I went off to the next booth which had a clam shell phone that resembled a screen of a Smartphone. So I went to inspect it and true enough I was looking at a Windows Mobile 2003 SE powered Smartphone. It was much slimmer than the MPx 220 although it felt the same in weight. This one was playing a video in full screen and in landscape. This was the GENESEE Smartphone which aims to be another entry in the clam-shell smartphone category. There is no date as to when this will be available but if this does make it into the market, this phone has so much potential.

I then went back to the Lenovo booth to take a look at the three Pocket PC Phone Edition devices they have on display.

The Lenovo AT960 is a departure from the other two previous designs they had. This one follows the form factor of the Eten P300 and includes nice features such as a swivelling camera as well as a lock slider for the buttons. The controls are laid out in nicely creatively making use of the devices sides as well as the top andd front of the device. It features the Windows Mobile 2003 Seccond Edition software for Pocket PC Phone Edtition which explains the landscape mode which I used in the following photographs.

The Lenovo ET280 is smaller than how it looks in the photos. Here it is compared to my h2210 and you can see the size difference. The selling feature of this device is it's folding antenna and the sliding battery which allows you to replace the battery without having the unit switch off or ending a call.

The Lenovo ET560 is one huge Flip phone design though. Folded it is definitely as big as my h2210. But the idea of having a flip design which also lets the user twist the screen around to turn it into a full touchscreen PDA may be attractive to some.

That wasn't much really as the likes of HTC were not really present, but nonetheless it was nice to see that there are more Windows Mobile devices emerging in the industry.

Mabuhay! ~ Carlo


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