Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Mintpass Mintpad second look

The previous blog entry 'Mintpass Mintpad first look' "unboxed" the Mintpad, a tiny (78.2 x 63.8 x 15.2mm or 3.08 x 2.51 x 0.60 inch; approximately 90 gm, or 3 oz) multimedia device with a WinCE 5.0 operating system. 4GB of internal memory is supplemented with a microSD slot (max 16GB), and it has a 320x240 color touchscreen (2.86 inch).

This mini device has 802.11b/g WiFi, a 1.3 megapixel camera (also takes movies), speaker, earphone, microphone, and a 900 mAh lithium ion battery. Connect to your desktop's USB port via the cable provided (note: the end at the Mintpad does not look 'standard') and it charges, and is seen from the desktop as another drive (allowing for the manual transfers of files).

Below are some pictures to give an idea of the size, followed by a quick video showing some of the functionality (sorry for the poor quality!)...

With a Zaurus SL-C3000:

With a Blackberry Bold:

With an iPhone:

Main menu:

Bottom line: cute little gadget that is a 'jack of all trades, master of none.' However, very entertaining, and there's a lot stuffed into a very small package...

Mintpass' Mintpad page
mintpass mintpad (Another iriver news? Kinda)
First impressions of the mintpass mintpad
Review of the Mintpass Mintpad MID / PDA / MP3 Player
Mintpad MP3 player review (CNET review)

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