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Old 03-09-2006, 01:15 PM
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Default The M.A.G.I.C. Prototype: Plenty of Bang for Bulk

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.advancetc.com/' target='_blank'>http://www.advancetc.com/</a><br /><br /></div><img src="http://www.pocketpcthoughts.com/images/web/2003/wey-20060309-MAGIC.jpg" /><br /><br />Here's an interesting prototype from Malaysia. They call the M.A.G.I.C. a "true convergent device" (TCD); we call it a heavy-duty Pocket PC Phone Edition. The specs? An Intel PXA270 624MHz CPU, an Intel 2700G3 GPU with VGA-out support, 512MB RAM, 512MB ROM, an 8GB integrated micro-drive, quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support, 802.11b Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0, GPS, IrDA, USB On-The-Go (OTG), dual displays (2.8" QVGA TFT and 3.5" QVGA TFT), dual cameras (both 2.0-megapixel), biometric support, a QWERTY keyboard, a microSD slot, and Windows Mobile 5.0. A Windows XP-based version is also in the works. It measures in at 125mm x 70mm x 32mm, and weighs 300g - making it a tad thicker and heavier than the HTC Universal. So, any takers?
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Old 03-09-2006, 01:45 PM
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Incredible specs, a bit big and heavy, and I hope internal screen is actually VGA not QVGA.

...but...

Even though it's not April 1st, I very much doubt this is real or, that it will ever become a real shipping product.
Maybe I'll be surprised...
 
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Old 03-09-2006, 02:14 PM
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USB on the go. I'd really like to see this be standard fit-out into all PocketPC's in the future.
 
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Old 03-09-2006, 02:22 PM
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If the QVGA thing is correct, then more evidence that VGA is dead. Its been several years now and still a VGA device is a rare thing.
 
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Old 03-09-2006, 02:38 PM
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Incredible specs...but...Even though it's not April 1st, I very much doubt this is real or, that it will ever become a real shipping product.
Maybe I'll be surprised...
Pretty much feel the same way. Awesome specs, doubt it can be done for a marketable price and released as a balanced device. The 512 RAM, hard drive, and dual screens could burn so much juice it'd be a miracle if this thing could last a day on a single charge under light use.
 
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Old 03-09-2006, 02:44 PM
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I made mention of this in the forums earlier - this thing is amazing.

They should have made the internal screen VGA, not QVGA - on a device like this, it would be a real shame if it wasn't. And it wouldn't hurt for them to upgrade the Wifi. I also don't know what chipset the GPS is based on (hopefully SIRFstar III). These are my only concerns, but out of these three things, the VGA and the GPS chipset are the two things I care about the most. Other than this, it's an amazing device and most likely what I'll buy if it actually becomes available for purchase. Let's also hope that the aesthetics are better than what we currently see.

And I don't know that VGA is dead, Dale, but I do understand what you're saying. I believe that VGA will be standard, but I don't know what's taking manufacturers so long to incorporate it. People will appreciate the increased sharpness and image quality that VGA will bring when they really start having more access to it.
 
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Old 03-09-2006, 03:54 PM
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I posted in your thread as well, Phoenix, but I'll post the link here as well:

http://forum.mypdacafe.com/viewtopic.php?t=8722

The designer? company rep? engineer? has posted some replies to our queries on this beast. Some highlights:

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We are using Windows Mobile 5.0, and will be porting in Windows XP in the next version.
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wink how about a Digital Broadcast Chip as well?
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WM5 push email application needs an integrated exchange server. Sybase solutions provide more flexibilty in terms of multiple protocols.
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This M.A.G.I.C model will have default language as English with language options of Chinese Simplified. We plan to have future upgradeable language packs through Over the Air (OTA) synchronization. This feature is available in M.A.G.I.C and serves to constantly update the software.
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USB OTG serves as both a host and slave. Yes, it is possible to directly attach a USB keyboard, USB mouse, USB printer etc.
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Our current battery life is at +/-2100 mAh, for comparison Dopod 900(HTC) has a battery life of 1620 mAh.
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Old 03-09-2006, 04:40 PM
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The device looks incredible,not to mention about its great specs. But, I would like it to be a non-phone edition because of the 'thickness' of the unit. The didnt bought the universal because of its thickness and bulkyness.

On the other hand, i would wait for the win xp ver(or vista?)

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Old 03-09-2006, 05:06 PM
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I posted in your thread as well, Phoenix, but I'll post the link here as well:

http://forum.mypdacafe.com/viewtopic.php?t=8722
Thanks for this link... I read it - and it seems the product is very real and will be released - time will tell for sure, though. It was an interesting read and I'm eagerly awaiting more info on the specs. He never answered what kind of GPS chipset they were using or why they didn't utilize Wifi-g in the device.

I still believe they should've used VGA - I'd really like to see that res, but I suppose QVGA would suffice for the time being (can you tell I'm a bit reluctant?) considering everything else that it has.

Now if they're really smart, they'll release it with AKU2 (with both MSFP and AD2P).
 
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Old 03-09-2006, 05:15 PM
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This one really is too big to be used as a phone, but would be a very good handtop computer if the internal screen is VGA. I don't know how they plan on "porting" this to XP or Vista, since those won't run on the XScale, and I imagine the entire insides would have to be different, as well. Of course why would you want 512 MB RAM, unless you were planning on running a desktop OS. I think the Xscale chip will probably choke trying manage any more than 128 as it is.

Steps in the right direction, though. Still waiting to see the DualCor as well...
 
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