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    Microsoft Windows Mobile 5 PPC CE
    2.8 inch QVGA TFT LCD touch screen
    128MB ROM, 64 MB RAM
    TI OMAP 850 at 200 MHz
    Wireless WAN
    EDGE / GPRS / GSM
    Quad-band 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
    Bluetooth
    Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g
    2 MP digital camera
    FM Radio
    GPS
    1250 mAh battery
    Mini USB 1.1
    Micro SD expansion slot

    http://www.theunwired.net/?itemid=3249#article
    http://www.navigadget.com/index.php/...-and-fm-radio/

    'could be landing on a very well known UK network very soon'

    http://www.coolsmartphone.com/news2561.html

    No 3G or keyboard according to the rumour and not the prettiest thing you ever saw. Interesting for those of us who'd like built-in GPS but I'm finding it a bit hard to believe that HTC will release this and the Trinity in the same time frame
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    More detailed specs, incl. release date ('November, 2006'):

    http://www.pdadb.net/index.php?m=specs&id=574

    All just rumour at this point of course.
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    Reminds me of the Loox n100.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marcol
    TI OMAP 850 at 200 MHz
    Seems a bit underpowered
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    Quote Originally Posted by TazUk
    Seems a bit underpowered
    Agreed, especially for a GPS device. Here's a thread about the slow loading speed of Navigation software on WM5 devices (because it was mostly me talking to myself I abandoned it. but I've come across other examples since):

    http://discussion.treocentral.com/sh...d.php?t=112986

    The Trinity is rumoured to have a 400 MHz processor (as well as HSDPA!), which you'd have to imagine would be better:

    http://www.pdadb.net/index.php?m=specs&id=533
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    More, rather confusing, info. The::unwired speculates that Trinity is now Artemis, but then posts a link to BengalBoy.com that shows them as separate devices. Trinity looks great (if you can live without a keyboard):

    http://www.theunwired.net/?itemid=3250#article
    http://www.bengalboy.com/modules/new...p?topic_id=600

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcol
    Agreed, especially for a GPS device.
    The only reason I can see they chose it was due to it's lower power requirements which probably offsets the extra power needed for the GPS receiver.
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    Most symbian devices run less than 200 Mhz, as does all the HTC wizards, as did all the WM for Smartphone devices until the Motorola Q. The main reason the TI OMAP processor is used is that includes a dual core, one for the PDA and one for the GSM radio, all on one chip. This obviously saves on space and cost.

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    My old iPaq 3630 has a 206Mhz processor and whilst it does run TomTom Navigator 5 you wouldn't exactly call it fast. Navigon was unbearably sloooooow.
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    Poor but (apparently) real pic of Artemis and Trinity:

    http://msmobiles.com/news.php/5477.html



    msmobiles story doesn't list GPS in Trinity specs
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    Quote Originally Posted by TazUk
    Seems a bit underpowered

    OMAP processors beat XScale processors in benchmarks. OMAP processors use a dual core architecture with a separate ARM processor and DSP. OMAP processors are also significantly less power hungry than their PXA counterparts.


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    Quote Originally Posted by FrozenCode
    OMAP processors beat XScale processors in benchmarks.
    At the same clock speed or even when the XScale is clocker 50% higher Plus I thought both used an ARM core
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    More pics and details of Artemis and Trinity here:

    http://www.bengalboy.com/modules/new...er=ASC&start=0
    http://www.bengalboy.com/modules/new...#forumpost4360

    Main points:

    Artemis has GPS, Trinity doesn't
    Trinity is 3G, Artemis isn't
    Processors: Artemis 200 Mhz OMAP; Trinity 400 MHz Samsung
    Both devices are small (Magician/Prophet sized)
    Artemis has (it seems) new trackball navigator, Trinity has standard 5-way
    Neither has a keyboard
    Trinity is basically Hermes minus the keyboard

    I should have said this when I posted a link before, but please note that the bengalboy.com site is a mixture of phones and soft porn. Some might be offended
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    Short review of Artemis (and a bit about Trinity):

    http://www.mobilitysite.com/2006/08/...is_and_htc.php

    Artemis is certainly a sweet looking device but I'm not sure how that slow processor would cope with sat nav - 200 MHz OMAP 850 is curious choice for a device with integrated GPS. Still the package includes Destinator, and you'd hope the hardware and software would play nicely together.
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    I agree Marcol, the Artemis is realyl a nice looking WM phone. I'd rank it up there with the ETen series IMO as just being well designed physically.

    Now, if Palm could get the Artemis and throw in its secret sauce version of WM5 (withuot skimping on the RAM), that would be one heck of a salvo for smartphones.
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    Moved on to Symbian, but still will visit from time to time.
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    The navigation system looks pretty interesting. The big shiny circle is a wheel that rotates for scrolling and inside this is a track ball that (I think) can move a cursor anywhere and allow selection of anything on the screen (push to select). This could either provide outstanding one-handed usability or be too fiddly to use. Questions: does the outer wheel allow left-right navigation? Is using the trackball just too much of a pain to bother with? Will the trackball collect pocket fluff and need continual cleaning?

    Here's a video:

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    It will probably be nice to use, but one has to look at the fact that a cursor is on the screen adn feel somewhat miffed that a phone has a cursor. Using focus would be better in some apps, while on others a cursor option would be ncie.
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    Moved on to Symbian, but still will visit from time to time.
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    I think it might be app specific. In this video:



    I can't see the cursor in the radio app by it appears upon exit to the today screen.

    Another nice pic:

    http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php?t=993824

    Sure is small and pretty
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    does anyone when the artemis will be for sale?
    Naveen

    Current:Cingular 8525 w/Faria R32

    Next Phone:
    Something from HTC because Palm sucks, so I want a Touch Pro, Touch HD, or a Treo Pro.
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