Mitac Mio8390 - 新一代 Microsoft SmartPhone 2003 中文作業系統
硬體外觀篇


Microsoft SmartPhone 2002 與 2003 的差別:

在 2003 年 7 月,神達推出 Mio8380,由於是台灣首支中文的 Microsoft SmartPhone 手機,使用者無不期盼 Mio8380 能夠為手機市場帶起些風波,所謂良性的競爭將促使大家的進步。Mobile01 當然不會錯過此一關鍵的手機報告,因此由 Mobile01 首席大砲 Peron、darrenlin、Orpheus 以及 CornGuo 為大家帶來了一系列 Mio8380 和 Microsoft SmartPhone 2002 的相關報導:

【驚爆七月天】微軟與神達的長子:Mio 8380! by Peron
【從手機使用者角度看Mio 8380】真的雙機一體了嗎?Mio 8380實測之硬體篇 by Peron
【從手機使用者角度看Mio 8380】真的雙機一體了嗎?Mio 8380實測之軟體篇 Part I by Peron
【從手機使用者角度看Mio 8380】真的雙機一體了嗎?Mio 8380實測之軟體篇 Part II by Peron
【從PocketPC使用者角度看8380】好微軟的MIO 8380! by Orpheus
[評測] Microsoft SmartPhone 2002 專題系列報導‧Index by darrenlin
[評測] Microsoft SmartPhone 2002 專題系列報導 Part 1 by darrenlin
[評測] Microsoft SmartPhone 2002 專題系列報導 Part 2 by darrenlin
[評測] Microsoft SmartPhone 2002 專題系列報導 Part 3 by CornGuo

就初踏入手機系統市場的 Microsoft 而言,這是一個非常殘酷以及現實的環境。Symbian 在 Nokia 強力主導且經由多年來的改進以及手機使用者的反應,已經漸漸發展出一套 Nokia 式的手機使用介面。對於 Microsoft 來說,在他們的規畫當中,Pocket PC Phone Edition 是使用在具備觸控螢幕的手機上,如:XDA、XDA II、SP230、P300、P700 等等,在 Symbian 系統類似的手機,如:P800、P900 等等。在另一方面,SmatPhone Edition 則是使用在沒有觸控螢幕且輸入介面主要為撥號按鍵(0~9, *, #)的手機上,如:Mio8380、Mio8390、Qtek 7070、O2 Xphone、SPV 等等,但是 Microsoft SmartPhone 所必須面對類似的對手,幾乎是除了上述手機外的所有手機。因此在使用者有一定的使用習慣後,如何將 Microsoft 的軟體得到強大的整合性,會是 Microsoft SmartPhone 殺出重圍的重要手段之一。

在準備進入 Mio8390 的介紹之前,先讓我們來預習一下,Microsoft SmartPhone 2003 系統有哪些的更新。以下英文內容出處為 New Features in Windows Mobile 2003,提供給有興趣的朋友,想跳過這些煩人英文的朋友,請按此
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1.1.1 Windows CE.NET
1.1.1.1 .NET Compact Framework in ROM
Windows Mobile 2003 includes the .NET Compact Framework in ROM, which enables the development and deployment of .NET applications for Windows Mobile 2003 devices.

1.1.2 Cell Core
1.1.2.1 IPv6 Support
Windows Mobile 2003 includes support for the IPv6 protocol.

1.1.3 Security
1.1.3.1 SSL Support
The Secure Socket Layer (SSL) security protocol is supported for IMAP, POP3, and SMTP email.
1.1.3.2 IPSec/L2TP
Support Windows Mobile 2003 supports the IPSec/L2TP Virtual Private Network protocol, which offers users a more secure way to access their remote information.
1.1.3.3 Certificate Management
Windows Mobile users can now manage their client and root certificates, and common certificates are now included.

1.1.4 ActiveSync
1.1.4.1 Configurable Synchronization Schedules
Windows Mobile users can now configure separate synchronization schedules for peak and non-peak hours, as well as while roaming. ActiveSync can also synchronize in the background, without turning on the screen or backlight, which saves power.
1.1.4.2 IPv6-based ActiveSync
While connected to the desktop, Windows Mobile 2003 based Smartphones can synchronize in mixed IPv6 and v4 environments.
1.1.4.3 SecurID Support
Exchange ActiveSync can support authentication in conjunction with RSA SecureID.

1.1.5 Games
1.1.5.1 Jawbreaker
Windows Mobile 2003 users can enjoy Jawbreaker, a great game for playing in short bursts.

1.1.6 Inbox/SMS
1.1.6.1 Multiple Inbox Support
In Windows Mobile 2003, there are separate Inbox stores for ActiveSync and SMS, and each POP3 or IMAP account. This means that Windows Mobile can now support up to 8 message accounts.
1.1.6.2 Always-Up-To-Date Email
For users who synchronize with Exchange 2003, Windows Mobile 2003 can be configured to synchronize emails as they arrive on the server, keeping users up to date with their email. These settings can be configured either on the device or on the desktop.
1.1.6.3 Moving Messages
Windows Mobile users will now be able to move messages from one folder to another on their device, enabling them to be more productive while on the go.
1.1.6.4 Extensible EMS
Windows Mobile 2003 supports pluggable transports such that operators and ISVs can now create plug-ins for certain popular applications such as Enhanced Message Service (!§EMS!‥) and Multimedia Messaging Service (!§MMS!‥).
1.1.6.5 SMS Character Counter
A running characters total is displayed in the title bar as SMS messages are composed. If the character count goes over 160, a message is displayed.
1.1.6.6 IPv6 Support
Inbox now supports IPv6, which means Windows Mobile users can enjoy enhanced interoperability with other IPv6 based applications and systems.
1.1.6.7 Separate Email Signatures
Windows Mobile users can set up a default signature for each messaging account.

1.1.7 MSN Messenger
1.1.7.1 IPv6 Support
MSN Messenger now supports IPv6, which means Windows Mobile users can enjoy enhanced interoperability with other IPv6 based applications and systems.

1.1.8 Phone
1.1.8.1 Suspend/Resume
Windows Mobile 2003 builds on Smartphone 2002 by adding Suspend/Resume support for GSM based Smartphones and Dormant Mode support for CDMA based Smartphones, which maintains a data connection even when the user is on the phone, or the phone is off.
1.1.8.2 SIM Management
End users can now add, delete, and edit contacts directly to their SIM while using their Windows Mobile device.
1.1.8.3 Extensible Call Progress Menu
OEMs, Mobile Operators, and ISVs can now add options to the menus in the phone application.
1.1.8.4 Call Event Flexibility
OEMs can now access various call events, such as Caller ID, Incoming calls, Answered Calls, Call State, etc., and build applications that make use of this data.
1.1.8.5 Alternate Line Service Indicator
Windows Mobile 2003 includes support for the industry standard two-line voicemail indicator.

1.1.9 Pocket Internet Explorer
1.1.9.1 Extended Protocol Support
Pocket Internet Explorer has been updated to include support for XHTML, Cascading Style Sheets, JavaScript 5.5, Windows Markup Language 2.0, IPv6, WTLS, and animated images.

1.1.10 Windows Media Player
1.1.10.1 Support for WMP V9 Audio and Video
Windows Mobile users can now watch and listen to multimedia content encoded in the Windows Media Player V9 format.
1.1.10.2 WMA Ringtones
Windows Media Audio files can be used as ring tones on Windows Mobile 2003 based Smartphones. WMA ring tones can support Digital Rights Management, for protecting the intellectual property associated with the ring tone.

1.1.11 International
1.1.11.1 New Windows Mobile languages
Windows Mobile 2003 will be the first release in Japanese, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Brazilian Portuguese, Finnish, Norwegian, Korean, Czech, Hungarian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, and Turkish.
1.1.11.2 Extensible Input Method Architecture
In Windows Mobile 2003, OEMs can add 3rd party Input Method Engines (IME), which means that OEMs and Mobile Operators can offer localized IME languages.
1.1.11.3 East Asian Smartdial
Contact names in Japanese and Chinese (Simplified & Traditional) can now be filtered using Smartdial in both Dialer and Contacts.

1.1.12 Bluetooth
1.1.12.1 Bluetooth Partnership Wizard
Windows Mobile users can now easily connect to other Bluetooth devices on a case by case basis. This wizard turns the radio on, searches for available devices, and then asks the user to set a PIN to pair with a device.
1.1.12.2 Additional Bluetooth Profiles
Additional profiles for Object Push and Dialup Networking are included in ROM.
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想必大家看了一堆英文,或許不是很清楚 SmartPhone 2002 和 SmartPhone 2003 的差別在哪裡,當筆者介紹到 Mio8390 的細部時,會再回過來介紹的。畢竟大家主要想看到的還是 Mio8390 的介紹吧!別急別急,在進入 Mio8390 的軟體部份之前,先讓大家來熟悉一下 Mio8390 的外觀以及硬體吧!;)

雖然說,Mio8390 的外觀介紹在 神達 的網站就會提供,但是在此還是不能免俗來一一說明。



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1: 同步接頭 2: 充電接頭 3: SD 擴充槽 4: 數位相機鏡頭和自拍鏡 5: 喇叭 6: 音量控制鈕 7: 小顯示窗
8: 耳機孔 9: 紅外線
10: 麥克風 11: 功能鍵 12: 主畫面鍵(HOME) 13: 返回鍵 14: 通話鍵 15: 結束鍵 16: 方向鍵及選擇鍵 17: 數字鍵
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Mio8390 的使用上,對於手比較小的使用者來說,會稍嫌不方便,主要由於 Mio8390 的體積不算小,按鍵分佈較廣,要以單手操作 Mio8390 會有點麻煩。與一般手機不同的操作在於 12: 主畫面鍵(HOME) 以及 13: 返回鍵。由於 Microsoft SmartPhone 的操作以待機畫面為中心來發展,而且是個多工的系統,因此會蠻常需要回到主畫面,在使用當中,主畫面鍵的使用頻率算是蠻高的。此外,SmartPhone 獨立設置了一個返回鍵,主要是用於回到上一頁,不過在有些程式或設定中,返回鍵變成沒有作用,必須按功能鍵(通常左為確定,右為取消)才能回到上一頁,在操作上的一致性稍嫌不足,不過在此先說一句在這一系列中會蠻常出現的一句話-"這就是 Microsoft SmartPhone 的宿命啊"。

Mio8390 的小顯示窗裡在一般時候是顯示時間資訊,有數位式和指針式兩種,當有來電時,如果有紀錄在連絡人當中,會顯示來電姓名,沒有紀錄則直接顯示電話號碼。當初 Mio8380 碰到台灣大哥大門號打來的號碼會有雖然連絡人中有紀錄,但是卻無法正確顯示姓名的情況,在 Mio8390 中還是時有出現,經與神達人員連絡後,神達方面正在了解這方面的問題,希望神達能早日解決。

Mio8390 的耳機孔仍為神達後期產品的特色,採用 2.5mm 耳機孔,與一般市面的耳機不直接相容。喇叭的音質筆者認為算是中上程度,播放 MP3 的效果尚不錯,筆者在使用的期間,一直覺得 Mio8390 蠻適合用來當作 MP3 Player 手機,但是首先要考量的即是電力問題了。SD 擴充槽與耳機孔都以橡皮保護,立意蠻好的,防止異物進入,不過 SD 擴充槽採用橡皮保護後,如果日後要外接 SD Bluetooth 卡的話,可能就不是很方便,一來 SD Bluetooth 卡一定會突出 SD 插槽,橡皮變成卡在那裡了,如果又經常性的打開更換記憶卡以及 SD 外接卡的話,橡皮的耐久性就有待大家的實驗。:)

Mio8390 的硬體規格:
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CPU: Intel PXA 262 200MHz
OS: Microsoft Smartphone 2003
LCD: 2.2" 26 萬色半穿透式彩色 TFT 液晶顯示螢幕、176x220 像素解析度
Memory: 32MB+16MB ROM/32MB SDRAM
Camera: 30 萬像素 CMOS Camera
Sound: 40 和絃鈴聲、MP3 鈴聲支援
Size: 99mm x 51mm x 24m、125g
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筆者初拿到 Mio8390 時,拿在手中,感覺像是在拿 PHS J95,不過當然 Mio8390 是重多了。:) 與 Mio8380尺寸 (51.5 x 28.5 x 97mm) 相比,瘦身的結果雖然不如 劉爾金 和 廖家儀 代言的 3 比 8 花草瞬成法來得有效,不過算是稍微小有成就,但是與現今市面上新發售的手機相比,身材的優勢就不明顯了,既然身材不能鶴立雞群,那麼就要比比內涵了。敬請期待下篇關於 SmartPhone 2003 以及 Mio8390 軟體的介紹。;)

最後以 Mio8390 的開機影片作為 Mio8390 硬體外觀介紹的結尾以及下篇 Mio8390 軟體介紹的預告。:)

Mio8390 開機影片<small>檔案為 mov 格式,請以 Quicktime Player 播放</small>