The thing with almost all PDA device manufacturers out there, they just do not seem to get the recipe right or simply just do not listen to consumers. For me, the perfect phone is very hard to come by it’s always either this or that in terms of features. Never have there been a single phone with all the features I need. So what can I do but sit down and start thinking: what defines the phone I need. After some consideration, planning and evaluation, this is my interpretation of the “perfect phone” given the current technological limitations we have. This phone is also part of a new addition into my product design portfolio under my Design house DESIGNO SHINGJI. Here is a run through:
Can’t decide? Have them both!
The Xavier prototype is a clamshell/ candybar dual-form factor Pocket PC phone running Windows Mobile 6.0 crossbow. It supports Quad Band (GSM 800/900/ 1800/1900), UTMS 2100 & 3.5G HSDPA. The Xavier features an upper rotating screen, allowing it to be rotated and used like a PDA. In PDA form factor, 4 application keys still accessible above it’s internal screen.
Productivity at it’s finest
Running on an 520Mhz Xscale processor backed by 128MB RAM & 256MB onboard flash ROM (expandable with external MicroSD Cards including SDHC cards up to 32GB), the Xavier is your ultimate mobile warrior.
A 320×240 main screen flaunts it’s main screen and all functions can be accessed with the side Jogdial on it’s left, followed by the locking switch & MicroSD Slot. The right side features dedicated Camera and Voice command buttons. Besides the 3 programmeable buttons above the internal keypad, there are 4 more above the main screen accessible in both modes. Below the Wireless/Phone/GPS indicator LEDs which both are viewable when the phone is open or closed.
One Camera, all functions
The phone also features a 3.2 Megapixel rotating camera with 4x digital zoom integrated into it’s central hinge. It records VGA (640×480) video at 30fps & can be rotated facing the user for video conferencing. Software marco-mode allow closeups & nightshots are luminated by a Mini Xeon flash mounted on the rotating lens body.
Never get lost
An onboard SPIR STAR III GPS chip and receiver integrated into the upper portion of the phone gives you direction anytime, anywhere. Perfect for traveling, driving or commuting.
The phone supports dual-mode VOIP internet hotspot calling and internet surfing with in-built wi-fi a/b/g, allowing you to save on outgoing phone bills by calling out using VOIP, yet recieve incoming calls through GSM as well. Internet hotspot auto sniffing can be turn-on/off at a press of a button to conserve battery, continuous off or only when you are making a call.
Supporting Bluetooth 2.0 connectivity with A2DP, the Xavier allows you to listen to music without bounded by wires, beside standard Bluetooth profiles and sync, Bluetooth Remote profile is also supported. Use your current external wired headphones with the Xavier’s 3.5mm audio external connector, which allows activation and use of the in-built FM radio. The flushed and discreet external OLED screen displays vital information such as Caller-id info, Music/Song Information or Time/Date in Standby. Music playback can be controlled through the external dedicated play buttons.
Long Battery Life
The Xavier is powered by a 1440mah removable Li-ion battery giving the best balance of battery life with it’s features without extensive power drain. The Xavier supports USB charging, host/client & sync through mini-USB.
- Clamshell and PDA form factor
- GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz (GPRS), UMTS 2100MHz & 3.5G HSDPA
- Windows Mobile 6.0 Crossbow
- 520Mhz Xscale Processor
- Memory 256MB ROM, 128MB RAM
- MicroSD SDHC expansion (Up to 32GB cards)
- 105mm x 58mm x 21mm
- Weight: 170g
- 9 days standby time (GSM 4 hours talk time, UMTS 3 hours)
- 2.8″ 16M color TFT, 240×320 res
- POP/IMAP4/SMTP Email
- 3.2 Megapixel Rotating Lens with Xeon Flash
- Video Capture 640×480 @ 30fps
- Bluetooth with A2DP
- Wi-fi a/b/g
- VOIP (Dual mode) Calling
- SPIR STAR III GPS
- Polyphonics & stereo speakers
- MP3/OGG/AAC/W4A/WMA Music player
- Dedicated Music buttons
- Secondary External Music Player Controls
- External OLED Display
- Hardware FM radio
- Dual Speakerphone
- 3.5mm Audio Jack Output
- 1440mah Li-ion Battery
- USB Charging & Sync
Now to put it to production…