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A peek at the upcoming MIDs

Hardware vendors show off upcoming mobile Internet devices at Intel Developer Forum 2008 in Shanghai.
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By Victoria Ho, Contributor on
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Vendors expect to launch their upcoming MIDs between the second and third quarters of 2008. Here are some of those devices on show at this year's Intel event.

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Front view of the ruggedized offering from Panasonic, branded the Toughbook, featuring a full QWERTY keyboard.

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Side view of the Hanbit MID. This device features the biggest screen out of the lot on display, and is expected to come with a 6 gigabyte hard disk to store more multimedia content, according to a spokesperson.

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The Lenovo offering, featuring a phone-like keypad and touch screen. The OS is touted to support input gestures made on the screen, as well.

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Clarion's full touch-screen MID.

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An MID from China-based maker, Aigo. This model sports GPS capability and a spokesperson hinted that the final version may come with translation software that recognizes voice input.

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The Asus R50A with a multitude of buttons and fingerprint scanner for extra security.

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