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Taiwanese gadget maker Kinpo launched its iDo smart-phone brand in July 2005 and is preparing a trio of new devices to supersede its launch product, the S600. One, dubbed Saturn, features a landscape-oriented QWERTY keyboard not unlike the one on the T-Mobile Sidekick III or the HTC TyTN.

Saturn - aka the SP90 - incorporates a 350MHz Freescale i.MX21 processor, which itself includes an embedded MPEG 4 decoder. The smart phone runs Windows Mobile 5.0 and contains 64MB of RAM. It's got tri-band GSM/GPRS connectivity, augmented with Bluetooth 2.0 - with stereo audio support - and 802.11b/g Wi-Fi. On the back is a two megapixel camera with 8x digital zoom feeding through to the 2.8in, 240 x 320, 262,144-colour display. There's a MiniSD slot.

kingpo sp90 saturn smart phone

Kinpo's 'Neon' offers the same spec in a more traditional, tablet-style form-factor. It's the same shell as the iDo S600, but with more up-to-date internals - the older model has a 1.3 megapixel camera, no Wi-Fi and runs Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition.

Finally, 'Tin' differs from its stablemates with a brushed metal faceplate. Like Neon, it's a PDA-style phone, and it has the same internal specifications as Saturn.

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Kingpo's 'Neon' SP70 (left) and 'Tin' SP70R (right)

Kingpo showed the three handsets off in Bangkok late last month at the Taitronics show. There's no word yet when the trio will ship. ®

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