Upcoming PC smartphone promises Windows 8 Pro, Intel Atom, 64GB

By Rick ยท 4 replies
Feb 27, 2013
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  1. Redmond-based I-mate says it hopes to change the you work and think, particularly when it comes to PCs and smartphones -- by putting them together. The recovering company is currently working a product it calls "Intelegent", a Windows 8 Pro-based...

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    IAMTHESTIG TS Evangelist Posts: 1,256   +454

    Being in the professional IT industry this is always something I hope to see... A full desktop OS on a ultra mobile device affords a lot of potential. I can get a fair bit of real IT work done using my Dell Latitude 10 tablet as I can sitting in front of my PC. Having that same capability in an even smaller package is attractive. Although I seriously doubt the proposed battery life of this device, unless the phone functionality is separate from the Windows OS, so it could be shut down and used in phone mode, then I could see 10 hours of average usage. 10 hours of TALK time though is a pretty big claim.
  3. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,477   +126

    Well you know they have a battery no smaller than 9 volt that can last for 3 years on one charge. I was told this once by NASA Engineer. I ask would be nice it they had a battery that could last longer and this was the answer he gave me. But this battery won't be available to the public. Since I was told this it's been many years since and still no such battery has ever been released into the customer market. Of course this would kill Duracell and others like them in this battery replacement business.

    As for tablets all of them I've tested from 2010 most of the batteries in some last longer some have gone beyond the 300 power charging cycles and still hold a nice charge. Tablet was to replace the laptop but until the tech gets better in them we have to deal with what is being dished out to use now.

    Smartphone I use Android base my Verizon Motorola Razz Max has a huge 34xx mAh in there and does last longer than most Smartphones in it's class.

    Windows Smartphone screen seems cramp to me they need to make the icons tiles a bit smaller. Other than that the one from HTC not bad. ;)
  4. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,383   +172

    A step in the right direction, IMO. I think that a mobile full Windows device which can be docked to work as a full PC is a good way forward. A little weak still for a full PC, but really, not bad, and I'm sure a couple of years from now it could be normal.

    Personally I'd prefer a 7" tablet of this sort. I love my Nexus 7, but if I could natively run games (I'm talking about adventure games, not modern high end FPS games) that would be very nice, and I'm sure I'd also do some development work on it. I've done some years ago on a Fujitsu P1510D, which probably is about the power level of the new Atom.

    One thing about 7" tablets, they're usually a lot cheaper than phones. While there's still a Microsoft tax here (though I don't think that the Pro version of Windows 8 is necessary) and the hardware probably costs more than for an Android tablet, I'm sure it's still possibly to get a sub-$500, maybe even sub-$400 tablet with a more powerful chip than this Atom (either a faster Atom, or an AMD's Temash APU expected later this year) and 4GB of RAM. That would make a really great small PC.
  5. xplayer

    xplayer TS Member Posts: 26

    Wow I miss I-mate my first pocket pc was I-mate and I loved it am going to wait for it!!

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