MIU's M*Free: all in one never looked so bad

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Thomas Ricker
December 7th, 2006
In this article: hdpc, m*free, miu, ultraportable, umpc
MIU's M*Free: all in one never looked so bad

Sometimes you just can't be all things to all people, something or someone is going to suffer. Still, that hasn't stopped MIU technology from developing this new M*free HDCP -- Hybrid Dual Portable Computer. This Windows XP device features a QWERTY thumbpad and VGA screen of unspecified dimensions. Nothing unusual so far. However, if you flip it over, you'll find a slot for installing a cartridge with digicam/webcam, MP3 player, portable storage, and USB cable with a promise of more functionality (by way of additional cartridges) to come. That's not all. Flip the main display over and you'll find a smaller panel and keypad for making IP-based calls which, according to MIU, are cheaper than those made from conventional cellphones with better quality than VoIP. MIU's CEO, Joonsoo Oh, then increases the hyperbole by stating that his company is developing the, "next generation portable device that can complement all the defects of existing convergence products." Well then, we'll start saving our rubbles now for the 700,000 to 800,000KRW (up to about $875) these will cost when launched in the first half of 2007. Bigger, better pics after the break.

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