Lucking in a dark corner of the IFA showfloor, we found Wibrain showing off their i1 series. Wibrain has done the rounds before with their B series, but we couldn’t help snap a few shots.

What was perhaps the most interesting feature was the wording on their marketing leaflets – "Sorry, Blackberry" reads the headline, followed by "We provide you a real free mobile life – full browsing internet plus the complete functionality of Outlook, of course all MS Office documentation anytime, anywhere".

Fighting talk eh?

The specs of the Wibrain i1 UMPC are fairly impressive, offering XP or Linux OS, Intel Atom 1.1GHz or 1.33GHz processor (with Poulsbo US15), 1GB RAM, 30 or 60GB HDD, or 8, 16, or 32GB SSD. Connectivity includes Wi-Fi b/g, tri-band UMTS/HSDPA (3.6Mbps), quad-band GPRS/EDGE and Bluetooth.

You also get a flip-up 1.3MP webcam and slots for your SIM card and SDHC card, as well as the split keypad, touchpad and control buttons.

Despite being only slightly smaller than a house brick, it only features a 4.8in touchscreen, which perhaps takes the power out of the dig at BlackBerry.

We are too mature to mock the Wibrain just because sounds like a playground cuss, but come on guys, until you make this a pocketable model, you can't really attack mobile phones...

No word on availability or price.