On last week's ComBCon exhibition in Seoul, Samsung previewed their upcoming SPH-M8000 WiBro-enabled Pocket PC the first time.
The SPH-M8000 is based on the same slider-design as Samsung's SCH-i830 and SCH-i730 Pocket PC Phone Editions and features the slide-out QWERTY keyboard a 65k color QVGA 2.8" TFT LCD screen, dual 1.3MP and 3MP cameras for video conferencing, S-DMB satellite TV reception, TV-output and Korean's WiBro data-standard. Unfortunately it's still running Windows Mobile 2003 SE for Pocket PC.
WiBro (Wireless Broadband) is an upcoming wireless broadband internet technology being developed by the Korean telecoms industry. WiBro base stations will offer an aggregate data throughput of 30 to 50 Mbit/s and covers a radius of around 1 to 5 km.
What, 30 to 50 Mbit/s with a Pocket PC? That's even 15 times faster than my home PC Internet connection! 8O And the SPH-M8000 even features S-DMB (Satellite Digital Media Broadcast) TV. Wow, Korea is far ahead of the rest of the world. No information available yet about a planned release date or price.
Cheers ~ Arne