Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 3rd Mar 2009 19:17 UTC, submitted by Moulinneuf
Hardware, Embedded Systems We have found the device of your dreams. Make no mistake: this is what OSNews readers have always wanted. You are going to buy this device, in droves. Trust me, as far as geekness goes, this is pretty much the best it'll ever get. Fully open source (from hardware to software), easily servicable, runs Linux, has an ARM processor, accelerometer, powerful 3D capabilities, 10-15 hours of battery life, touchscreen, and internal USB ports. And you know what? I didn't even mention the best part: the keyboard of the Touch Book netbook is detachable, leaving you with a 8.9" tablet. And all that for USD 299!
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RE: Comment by broken_symlink
by Jon Dough on Tue 3rd Mar 2009 22:36 UTC in reply to "Comment by broken_symlink"
Jon Dough
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It is $299 without keyboard. $399 with keyboard. Still...


Yeah. I'm thinkin' it could be the replacement for my Dell Axim X51v when it dies. I've thought about a smartphone, but none of them has the screen size of my Dell. The Touch is too big to fit in my pocket, however. If I were to buy one of these, I'd wait until after the first wave & see how people are liking them.

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