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HARDWARE: Yakumo is entering the wireless Windows Mobile market with 2 devices
Posted by Arne Hess - on Tuesday, 02.09.03 - 17:57:31 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 6907x
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As announced some days ago, Yakumo - a German low price OEM - is going to introduce the Mitac Mio 8380 Smartphone under its own brand later this year. According to the press releases this wasn't anything real fancy as Yakumo announced the same features - Mitacs first Smartphone also has.

However, in addition Yakumo also announced on IFA to release a Pocket PC Phone Edition 2003 later this year and the specifications seems to be not that bad - for a low price Phone Edition device! However it can't compete with O2's xda II at all!

The Yakumo omikron should be introduced in November this year for around 449,00 Euro without a subscription. According to the German news service it should also include a digital camera and is expected to work with GSM 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz networks.
In addition reports about a 200 MHz (?) StrongARM CPU as well as a STN display.

So far Yakumo only OEM'ed devices from Mitac; in the past they also launched Pocket PCs from Mitac; so I wonder now if the device above is an unknown and unannounced Pocket PC Phone Edition from Mitac? At least the D-Pad design - the joystick - could indicates that because the new Mitac Pocket PCs also use that kind of joysticks.

Cheers ~ Arne

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Posted by shay on 03.09.03 - 03:48:25

information by yakumo

Posted by Taiwan Insider on 03.09.03 - 05:34:27

Hello Arne,

It is highly unlikely the Mitac phone will be released by Yakamo. The Mitac Smartphone is is a first generation, top-end device. ODM Mitac is only engaging first tier carriers in the Western market.  ROI can not be made on small volume sales.  Yakamo branded some of Mitac's PDA's, but this is a completely different sales channel and has nothing to do with smartphones.

(China market is another story, becuase the immediate volumes are much larger). 

The Pocket PC phone (Omikron) looks like it is made by Eten, a company in Taiwan that had some success building a stock ticker PDA with one way beeper.  Manufacturing costs will make this device very difficult to bring to market as volume will not be big enough and no large vendor has commited.

Posted by jlp on 16.09.03 - 07:58:23

Indeed this device is made by Eten which they refer to as the InfoTouch P300:

screen is 2.8" quite small for a PPCPE, yet 240x320 so the device could be around the size of a Sony Ericsson P800; so it's in the phone category rather than the PDA one, quite clever!! It has a user replaceable battery (1050 mAh Li-Polymer) and the CPU is an ARM 9 @ 200 MHz, SDIO, Polyphonic, MIDI, WAV ring tones, etc.

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