Mobile World Congress will be kicking off in about a week, and the new device frenzy has already started. One of the items shown will be the Inbrics M1, an Android-based mobile internet device (MID) with a “3 screen plus” media convergence platform”. We’ve been hearing about the M1 since late last year, and it also made a CES debut. Now what some have called “possibly the ultimate Android device” may be that much closer to actually being available for purchase.
The M1 has everything you could want in an MID, including Wi-Fi 802.11, an AMOLED touch screen that slides to reveal a full QWERTY keyboard, GPS, Bluetooth, 3G or WiMAX, a 3-megapixel camera on the back, a VGA camera on the front, 16GB of internal memory and a MicroSD card slot. The device also serves as a conduit or controller that pushes all of your digital “stuff” (pictures, videos, music and more) to other devices in your home (TV, laptop, etc) via Wi-Fi.
I like the M1’s inclusion of Android, a sliding keyboard, a largeish AMOLED screen in what looks to be a nicely sized and stylishly done mobile device. According to a CES press release, “The company plans to introduce the MID M1 in the U.S. through cable companies and both fixed and wireless carriers. It will be available in the U.S. in 2010 or early 2011.”
I think that if they can get a carrier for it in the US during 2010, they might have a shot at doing well.
The Inbrics M1 Mobile Internet Device