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Monday, November 24, 2008

MWg Zinc II Now Only $299 from Expansys

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Pocket PC Events" @ 08:47 AM

http://www.expansys-usa.com/d.aspx?...artner=pthought

I was looking for something on Expansys this morning in our affiliate store, and I noticed that the MWg Zinc II has undergone another price drop - it's now only $299 USD. If you watched my unboxing or review videos, you'll know that I found this device to be a solid, capable Pocket PC - nothing terribly revolutionary, and not a real power user device with only 64 MB of RAM, but capable enough for most people. I felt that the initial price of $749 USD was just too expensive though because it put the Zinc II in close competition with the HTC Touch devices. But at $299 USD? This device is in a class all it's own - I can't think of any device that performs better on a price/performance ratio. And unlike every new device that HTC is cranking out lately, the Zinc II actually has 3G that will work in Europe, Asia, and North America because it covers the 850/1900/2100 Mhz bands. This is definitely a device worth considering at this price.


Tuesday, August 5, 2008

MWg Zinc II Windows Mobile Professional Smartphone Reviewed

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Pocket PC Hardware" @ 10:30 AM

This is a review video of the MWg Zinc II, a GSM-based Windows Mobile Professional 6.1 smartphone. It has a 500 mhz Samsung CPU, 64 MB of RAM, a 2.8 inch 320 x 240 resolution touch screen, GPS, and a QWERTY slide-out keyboard. It's a quad-band GSM (850/ 900/1800/1900 Mhz) and tri-band HSDPA 3G phone (850/ 1900/ 2100 Mhz). The Zinc II is available for purchase from our affiliate partner, Expansys, for $599 USD (the price was originally $749 USD).


[click through to YouTube to see it in higher quality]

One of the negative points that I mentioned in the video was the price point - at $749, I questioned the value proposition of the device in comparison to other choices on the market (namely from HTC). The new $599 price point is much more reasonable for the hardware that you get, and the value for the dollar is much higher at that price point. Would I still like to see a VGA screen and 128 MB of RAM? Sure - but as the price gets lower, my expectations of the hardware also lessen. I should also note that I'm a bit concerned about the microSD card slot not having a cover of any sort - that seems like it might be trouble if you don't have a microSD card in there protecting the microSD slot from getting gunked up.

All in all, this is a pretty strong contender for the price if you're OK with the QVGA screen and don't mind customizing it with your own software to get an improved experience.

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Thursday, July 24, 2008

MWg Zinc II Unboxing & First Impressions Video

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Pocket PC Hardware" @ 12:16 PM

This is an unboxing and first impressions video of the MWg Zinc II, a GSM-based Windows Mobile Professional 6.1 smartphone. It has a 500 mhz Samsung CPU, 64 MB of RAM, a 2.8 inch 320 x 240 resolution touch screen, GPS, and a slide-out keyboard. It's a quad-band GSM (850/ 900/1800/1900 Mhz) and tri-band HSDPA 3G phone (850/ 1900/ 2100 Mhz). The Zinc II is available for purchase from our affiliate partner, Expansys, for $749 USD.



[click through to YouTube to see it in higher quality]

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