Mitac unveils world’s first MS Smartphone 2003

Posted by bink on September 22 2003, 10:56 PM. Posted in Windows Mobile.

Mitac International today debuted the world’s first smartphone running on Microsoft Smartphone 2003 OS at Computex Taipei 2003.

The Mio 8390 is the company’s second Microsoft Smartphone. The handset features a 200MHz Intel Dalhart processor, a 65,000-color TFT LCD panel, 40 polyphonic ring tones, MMS support, Java MIDP 2.0 support and a VGA CMOS built-in digital camera. For expansion, it has a slot for SD I/O~MMC Secure Digital (SD) cards.

It is unclear when the product will be available. The company said it is still discussing deals with mobile operators.

Mitac was the first company to launch a smartphone based on Intel’s XScale technology. It debuted the Mio 8380 in June and has been shipping the smartphone to mobile operators in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Malaysia. The company did not ship any handsets prior to the second quarter of 2003.

Mitac said it would possibly launch a third model by year-end. The company is evaluating other operating systems in addition to Microsoft’s. Sources estimate that Mitac will ship 80,000 smartphone units this year. Its Kunshan, Jiangsu Province (China) plant is handling all of its smartphone production.

Mio 8390 specifications

OS

Smartphone 2003

CPU

200MHz Intel Dalhart

Network

Tri-band (EGSM 900/1800/1900)

GPRS

Class 8

Dimensions

99×50.1×24.2mm (folded)

Weight

120-130 grams

Talk time

120-240 minutes

SBT time

100 hours

Source: company, compiled by DigiTimes, September 2003.

The Mio 8390 features the 200MHz Intel Dalhart processor and Microsoft Smartphone 2003 OS.