Soon to be launched: Samsung WiMAX MID AKA SWD-M100 AKA Mondi

Samsung is all set to launch SWD-M100 (Mondi) in the US. The design is similar to Nokia N810 which is also a slider MID. I am personally a big fan of slider MIDs as you can hide the keyboard when you do not want to use them. However, there is one thing that sets the M100 aside from the rest of the MIDs available in the market. It runs Windows Mobile 6.1. It will come with Opera Mobile for the web-browsing as the IE in WM 6.1 is only good for mobile websites.  Here are its specifications:

  • 4.3-inch screen
  • WiMAX
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g
  • Bluetooth 2.0
  • Micro SD card slot
  • 3.0 megapixel camera
  • 256MB of ROM
  • TV out

It will only be available from Clearwire in the US.

Commentary: The main question that comes to minds of a lot of people: Is it going to be successful with Windows Mobile 6.1 as its OS? Personally, Windows Mobile is not a bad choice at all especially with so many productivity applications under its belt. Perhaps they should go with the WM 6.5 which offers IE mobile 6 and better interface.