It's The Keyboard, Stupid
Samsung is really tearing it up with new hardware. And they've figured out the one thing that matters with a portable computing device: The keyboards are too small.
The Mobile Intelligent Terminal was unveiled at a Samsung-sponsored industry conference on Mobile WiMax, which is just coming into use and promises fast broadband connections over long distances.
The device weighs about a pound and contains a fold-out keyboard, 5-inch screen and 30 gigabyte hard drive. It runs the full version of Microsoft Corp.'s Windows XP operating system and also supports the
CDMA mobile phone communications standard, which is used in
South Korea and other countries including the United States.
I don't want to be in a hospital with thumbs swollen to the size of The Hulk's-- and the same color too-- from keying in letters on an itty-bitty keypad. This marvelous gadget gets it right. Now all I have to do is move to Korea to get one.
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