Dopod U1000 UMPC Cell Phone that Kicks iPhone butt

Written by Kenson. Filed under Cell Phone Reviews, Dopod

While Americans are proud of iPhone from Apple, which is only available in Asian in 2008, Chinese has a comparable or maybe even better Cell phone + UMPC + PC gadget that make them proud – The Dopod U1000.

How cool is Dopod U1000? By features and specifications, the Dopod U1000 shouldn’t be classified as a cellular phone (Dopod also doesn’t want to classify it as cell phone too.) as this built-in-china gadget comes with hardware specifications that you can only find at UMPC – Intel PXA270 624 MHz processors, 256 MB Flash ROM / 128 MB RAM, 8GB Internal Harddisk. Amazingly, the U1000 supports 1.8 Mbps HSDPA which means this Dopod gadget is a wonderful 3.5G cellular phone too (iPhone doesn’t support 3G).

The Dopod U1000 comes with 5″ (whopping 640 x 480 resolutions) LCD screen, which is the biggest size screen with highest resolutions that you can’t find on other cellular phones, not even the coming-soon iPhone (3.5″ screen with 320 by 480 resolutions only). With a full magnetic QWERTY keyboard which can be taken if you don’t need it, the Dopod U1000 is a better mobile workstation than iPhone.

Digital camera wise, Dopod U1000 has a built-in 3.0-MP digital camera which makes Apple shames on her iPhone with only 2.0-MP digital camera. But wait, iPhone has cool well-integrated Google Maps and Yahoo Maps features. But, Dopod U1000 has built-in GPS system which is even better!

As you know Dopod is a “slave for Microsoft” (Dopod only produces devices that run on Microsoft Mobile operating system), so the Dopod U1000 is powered by Windows Mobile operating system too. However, if you are too scared to use Internet Explorer to go online, you can always switch to Opera browser which is preloaded in Dopod U1000.

The Dopod U1000 is expected to be on sales in February 2007 in Asia. Selling price is estimated to be $1208 USD dollars WITHOUT any million years long contract or any device locking problem. Considering the total cost of ownership of iPhone is close to USD 2000 dollars, the Dopod U1000 is a better bargain UMPC cell phone or entertainment gadget.

More Pictures of Dopod U1000 at Next Page

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11 Responses to “Dopod U1000 UMPC Cell Phone that Kicks iPhone butt”

  1. myninjaplease » Blog Archive » iPhone killa later today Says:

    [...] 3.5G Dopod at handcellphone and the not so real [...]

  2. nattawat@sut.ac.th Says:

    Oh…My god >> >>>>

  3. Eddy L . Pierre Says:

    Will like to know the full future specification about this dopod U-1000 please as soon as posible also the Price if available

    Thank you in Advance
    Eddy L . Pierre

  4. info Says:

    Eddy,
    We have posted the features and specifications of Dopod U1000 at 2nd page of this post. http://www.handcellphone.com/archives/dopod-u1000-umpc-cell-phone-that-kicks-iphone-butt/2/
    Regarding the price, we are not sure about that as this phone is only available in Asia. From what we know, the Dopod U1000 isn’t available in US yet.

  5. C L Gupta Says:

    Dopod u1000 is very good but more expensive.If the camera be of 5.0 M P , T F T Colour be of 16 million & there be F M Radio as in case of Nokia E 90 , then it will be more suitable costwise & productwise.

  6. C L Gupta Says:

    With above facilities it will be excellent.

  7. iPhone-The legal War Begins!!! - The Moscow Expat Forums Says:

    [...] Pffftt… IPhone is obsolete already, get a UMPC like the new Asus ASUSTeK Computer Inc. for 300 bucks. Same size, but 3x times better than a rudimentary iphone. Also look at Samsung SPH-P9200 WiMAX UMPC-Cell phone reviews, news, tips & blog – MyCellPhoneBlog.com and Dopod U1000 UMPC Cell Phone that Kicks iPhone butt they coming the next year… so people stop that hype on Iphone, its gargabe believe me. [...]

  8. iPhone-The legal War Begins!!! - The Moscow Expat Forums Says:

    [...] Pffftt… IPhone is obsolete already, get a UMPC like the new Asus ASUSTeK Computer Inc. for 300 bucks. Same size, but 10x times better than a rudimentary iphone, even you can use Win XP or Linuxor. Also look at Samsung SPH-P9200 ultra-UMPC details break cover – SlashPhone.com and Dopod U1000 UMPC Cell Phone that Kicks iPhone butt they coming the next year… so people stop that hype on Iphone, its gargabe believe me. Also read this article about how own a Iphone could cost 2k USD True cost of the iPhone – CenterNetworks does the math! | CenterNetworks – Social Media News, Opinions and Insights Last edited by phoenixsampras : 25-10-2007 at 06:08. [...]

  9. budiseluler Says:

    there is good gadget bro,keep watcing

  10. Joseph Bruno Says:

    I would like to know if the Dopod u 1000 has a digital tuner to pick up digital tv? The United States changed from analog to digital tv earlier this year. My email address is jb2279@gmail.com How much are you selling the Dopod u 1000 for? Please let me know the answers to these two questions. Thank You

  11. John Says:

    The iPhone can not download songs for free usnels the song is for free offered on iTunes.But if you’re asking if you can download songs for free (and illegally) from a program like Limewire or Kaaza, then most likely not. No phone that I know of supports an P2P program. And the most likely isn’t a website that offers downloads of copyright material for free, they would be shut down and sued by record labels.

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