Smartphone Thoughts received additional information about a clamshell device which is in development by Chi Mei Communications (who is also the maker of the Audiovox GSM/GPRS CF card):
Chi Mei Communication Systems, a company based in Taiwan which makes GSM/GPRS modules, is building a Smartphone device. Little is known about this device, but Smartphone Thoughts has acquired computer renderings of the hardware and uncovered a few details. Earlier this week we heard rumors that Chi Mei and Motorola were working together on a phone but we have not been able to confirm whether this is that device or if there even is such a partnership.
As a GSM clamshell device with an external display, this appears to be similar to the MiTAC Mio Smartphone with some key differences: no integrated camera, a USB connection for charging/syncing/accessories, an internal antenna, and a jog dial.
Read more about this Microsoft Smartphone at Smartphone Thoughts.
UPDATE: Paul from ModaCo recently received the following photos of this phone which is rumored to be sold as Motrola branded Smartphone:
See more first class pictures at MoDaCo.
Cheers ~ Arne
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