Do you remember my earlier posting from the 3GSM Congress last month, where the::unwired was the first showing you a new Gigabyte Pocket PC Phone Edition device? Now, during CeBIT in Hannover, Gigabyte Communications from Taiwan released the second Pocket PC Phone Edition, also equipped with analogue TV and FM radio.
The g-Smart i follows its forerunner, the g-Smart but unlike the g-Smart, the g-Smart i is a typical candybar Pocket PC, running Windows Mobile 5.0 with AKU 2, featuring a 2.1 megapixel camera, supporting triband GSM and GPRS class 10, W-LAN b and Bluetooth 1.2 and is powered by a Intel PXA272 Bulverde CPU with 416 MHz.
However, the highlight for sure is the support for analogue TV, which is - so far - analogue only but as Gigabyte confirmed, the Taiwanese manufacture is working on DVB-T as well as DVH-H and DMB support:
The launch of the g-Smart i is planned for the Asian market during March this year, EMEA (at least Germany, UK, France and Italy) should follow in summer. A price wasn't given yet.
Cheers ~ Arne