MAGIC W3 Microcomputer. Tablet, PC or Cellphone?
AdvanceTC has just unveiled the MAGIC W3, a device they call a Windows 7 OS Microcomputer which runs on a 4.8 inch screen. Looking at it first you might be confused as to what it really is; a big cellphone, a small tablet or a full blown PC. AdvanceTC says
The MAGIC W3 is engineered to provide consumers with true windowed multitasking, multimedia entertainment, social connectivity, navigation capability, voice telephony, and the full internet experience.
According to AdvanceTC, the MAGIC W3 is powered by an Intel Atom A530 1.6Ghz CPU and a full version of Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium. Not only will it offer everything that a desktop Windows 7 offers, it also comes with a Quad Band GSM and 3.5G HSPA antenna which means it supports high speed cellular data and connection. Windows 7 by default does not support any UI for making calls and neither does it support such a small form factor. To overcome these limitations the MAGIC W3 comes with a custom UI called ' MAGIC Telephony Touch UI' which brings you seamless control of your voice calls and SMS within the Windows® 7 OS environment.
With the flurry of tablets and touch screen phones being released everyday, the MAGIC W3 is a refreshing change from the norm. I just hope it's priced correctly and released soon without any software bugs. I don't expect it to be a top seller, but it will find a place amongst a demographic which require full blown Windows and Office functions in a pocketable form factor.
Touch Screen Size 4.8"
Resolution 800 x 480 WVGA native
800 x 600/1024 x 600 W/SVGA interpolated
32 GB SSD
GSM Quad Band
Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR
Dimensions / Weight
141 x 81.5 x 22 mm / 260 g
3200 mAh 3.7V
1.3 MP Camera (Video Conferencing)
SIM Card Slot
Charging & Docking I/O
3.5mm Jack Connector
More details can be found on AdvanceTC website
Source: Toms Hardware
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