Remember the Mintpad? The tiny 2.46-inch Korean built device is currently under going the necessary modifications for a US release. Date and price have yet to be set, but Pocketables contacted the company and got their hands on the English manual. My gut tells me the device will never be a smash success here in the US or UK, but those who aren’t iPod Touch or smartphone handset converts might enjoy its feature set.
- Memo – one of the core functions, vector-based memo engine, advanced technology that mimics the “same feeling of writing on paper,” auto-save, detailed drawings, handwriting recognition
- Schedule – calendar, appointments, to do list
- Name Card – individual contact cards using photos taken with built-in camera
- Camera – still images (JPG) and video recording (AVI)
- Life – community feature, daily contests for mintpad users to enter
- Blog – community feature, create your own and view others’ “mint blogs”
- Book Store – community feature, create and share content published as “books”
- Chatting – real-time memo exchange, chatrooms, WiFi and ad hoc connections
- Music – standard music functions (APE, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA)
- Video – Internet streaming TV, standard video functions (DiVX, MPEG-4, WMV, XviD)
- Pictures – photo album, slideshow, up to 2048 x 2048 resolution
- Recording – voice recording (WMA)
- Internet – ” high-speed full browsing with Flash support” (according to product brochure)
Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."