Taiwanese electronics company Universal Microelectronics, or UMEC for short, has an interesting looking videophone on display at IFA 2009. This is certainly something different for Android and a break in the mold for UMEC. The device offers a beefy ARM Cortex A8 processor along with a 10.1’’ capacitive 1280 x 720 pixel touchscreen. Naturally, there is a built in DECT phone, as well as HDMI output, an integrated camera, a USB-host for keyboard and/or mouse, and Ethernet. Although it is just a prototype at the moment, it is an early look at what will be available shortly for OEMs and other potential resellers.
There are a couple of videos after the jump from engadget and techvideoblog. Unfortunately the touchscreen drivers were not fully functional so both videos show the device operated using a keyboard and mouse. On a brighter note, this does reveal the plethora of connection options available on this videophone device.
In a similar vein, UMEC also showed off a MID denoted as the MP291 offering up a smaller 5″ 800px by 480px screen. The specifications are fairly similar, including a MicroSD and mini-HDMI out, all for $200. Not bad.