Samsung Mondi: A Widget Loving Smartphone / Smartbook / MID

August 10th, 2009 by Avatar X Leave a reply »

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Samsung is no stranger to widgets. But the Samsung Mondi goes beyond all the other devices when it comes to them. One thing you will note from the Title is that i could not make up my mind in what to call it because:

Smartphones are CellPhones with High End Features and a High End Mobile OS

Smartbook is a proposition term to call a “Portable Personal Computer in a Smartphone factor with a Smartphone OS but that is not actually a Phone”.

MID (Mobile Internet Devices) are usually the size of a Smartphone but come with Skinned versions of Embedded XP or tuned versions of XP home and sometimes come with phone functions.

So Samsung says that the Mondi is a MID but it don’t comes with phone functions and it uses a Smartphone OS and Factor.  So for me it more of a Smartbook. But whatever. What do you need to know is that it loves widgets.

It comes with Windows Mobile 6.1 (should be upgradeable later to 6.5 that got its own widget engine). comes with TouchWIZ that is the mobile desktop widget engine from Samsung (That may also get updates), Should come with Opera Mobile 9.5 that also got its Widget Engine. And finally it supports Flash so most widgets you have online will work too.  Lots of widgets for all!.

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It is a device to look for  now that is out and here are its specs:

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  • Windows Mobile 6.1
  • Microsoft Outlook and Windows Mobile Office
  • WiMAX Mobile Internet Access
  • WiFi Access (BTv2.1+EDR)
  • GPS: Route 66 Navigation with Preloaded Maps
  • 4GB of Internal Memory
  • Direct Push/Mobile Email (POP3, IMAP, SMTP)
  • Supports Instant Messaging and MMS
  • 3.0 Megapixel Camera and Camcorder
  • Bluetooth ® 2.0
  • Opera 9.5 Web Browser
  • HDMI TV Out
  • Supports Multiple Video and Audio Player Formats

    One Last thing to note is that it comes with VOIP apps from the let go so it does indeed lets you make calls if you were wondering why buying such a beast of a device if it cannot make calls.  It can make them but it is not a phone.

    via SamsungNews

  • 2 comments

    1. shamn says:

      AWESOME!!! thanks for sharing, this is all new to me. i was searching for the smartbook and i never even knew there was widgets. i found you through http://www.smartbook.asia just so you know

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