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What you might not know about the Samsung Mondi
While an official list of specs can tell you a lot about a device, the best way to truly get a feel for something and understand its nuances is to spend some serious quality time with it. Sure, playing with a display model at a store or checking it out at an event can often be the basis of a purchasing decision, but it’s often only after you’ve taken a device home…

No subsidy offered for Samsung Mondi purchased with two-year contract
Although Samsung neglected to mention pricing in the press release announcing the retail availability of its Windows Mobile 6.1-running Mondi WiMAX MID, it quickly became known that the unsubsidized price was $449.99 (as evidenced by the LetsTalk.com order page and my receipt) and that committing to a two-year Clear WiMAX contract would lower the hardware cost to $349…

Why I bought the Samsung Mondi
While I was waiting for my Samsung Mondi last week, I read a number of early-thoughts articles and reviews of the device from mainstream media sites to get a glimpse of what to expect when mine arrived. Rather than fuel my excitement for its delivery, however, they left me feeling rather frustrated, not because the device wasn’t being lavished with praise but because the writers…

Samsung Mondi size comparisons
Size comparisons are one of my favorite kinds of gadget photos to take, so the first thing I did after the Samsung Mondi unboxing shoot was to bring in a handful of other mobile devices and have them pose with the new addition to the family. I made some obvious choices as well as a few random ones to put the compact slider into what I hope is relatable context…

Unboxing the Samsung Mondi (SWD-M100)
The Samsung Mondi mobile internet tablet that I’ve spent the last week obsessing over finally arrived today and was given no time to settle in before being put into my light tent for a lengthy photo shoot. I have a lot to say about the device (particularly in response to some of the early opinions/reviews), as well as a round of size comparison shots to share…

Waiting for Samsung Mondi MID delivery worsens gadget OCD
When I purchased the Samsung Mondi WiMAX MID on Tuesday, the day it became available on LetsTalk.com, my order status showed an estimated delivery date of Friday, July 24th, also known as tomorrow. LetsTalk follows a three-step process in its shipping procedure: Picking & Packing, Ready to Ship, and Shipped…

Samsung Mondi WiMAX MID now available for $450
The 800MHz ARM11-powered Samsung Mondi WiMAX MID (SWD-M100) became commercially available today for those in Clearwire’s mobile WiMAX service areas (currently Las Vegas, Atlanta, and Portland, OR) to put the “blazing fast internet in the palm of [their] hand.” The 5.39-ounce Windows Mobile 6.1 slider can be put into the hands of those…

Samsung Mondi WiMAX MID powered by ARM11 CPU
One of several unknowns surrounding the newly announced Samsung Mondi WiMAX MID was the CPU running the Windows Mobile 6.1 machine and allowing the included Opera 9.5 browser to provide users with “immediate access to the Web without having to sacrifice download speed and portability.” Neither the press release nor the company’s news blog revealed the identity of the critical component…

Samsung Mondi WiMAX MID gets official
Given Samsung’s tendency this year to prematurely unveil its own products, the official announcement of the Mondi WiMAX MID first spotted at MWC in February and accidentally seen again just last week didn’t catch anyone by surprise.The specs are more fleshed out this time around…

Samsung SWD-M100 WiMAX MID runs Windows Mobile
A press release issued by Samsung yesterday included a casual mention of a MID: “The latest and the most diverse Mobile WiMAX line-ups include mobile WiMAX Ubicell Notebook, Mobile Internet Device (MID) and Smartphone, so as to target a diversity of consumer demands.” A Samsung MID has long been rumored to be in the works, so a simple statement like that…