The Taiwanese company MiTAC has announced the Mio 8380, a mobile phone that runs Microsoft’s Smartphone 2002 operating system. It is the first handset running this OS to include a built-in digital camera.
This is also the first Smartphone 2002 device to use a clamshell design, with the screen on one side and a keypad on the other. The color screen is a 2.2 inch TFT transflective LCD.
This is a tri-band GPRS mobile phone that supports 900, 1800, and 1900 MHz cellular networks, meaning that it can be used virtually anywhere in the world. It offers SMS text-based messaging and MMS multimedia messaging.
Besides conventional cell phone-based voice calls and messaging, the Mio 8380 also supports high-speed wireless access to e-mail and the Web through an MSN Messenger client and a version of Internet Explorer.
It includes a MPEG-4 encoder/decoder and a media player to handle multimedia content such as MP3 music.
This smartphone has an SD card slot for memory expansion. It’s 110-kilopixel camera includes a digital zoom.
Smartphone 2002 is a version of the Windows CE operating system specially redesigned for mobile phones. All handsets running this OS have a 220 by 176 pixel screen and a joystick for user input, not a touch screen.