We have seen those slate and slider designs but this looks to be the first clamshell form MIDClick to see the video More info coming soon..
It is a step in the right direction but it is so short that to me it not really a very functional clamshell. If they made it like the Psion, about 6.9" x 3.6" x .90" then it could have a true touch type clamshell keyboard and would be something I would buy. Unfortunately all the OEM's seem to making toys not real functional computers with UMPC or MID's.
My Sharp Zaurus is 4.75" wide and has the best thumb-style keyboard I've ever used. I don't *want* to touch type on it, because that means I have to set it down on something. I'm hoping that somebody makes a clamshell MID like the Z, because that would be the ultimate portable computer for me...
The market is full of thumb and other ackward devices. I want a touch type keyboard computer not a toy.
Jeff, well buy a bloody laptop! How can you moan about the keyboard on a device which fits in your pocket?the Zaurus is a perfect example of a device that fits in your pocket and the "thumb keyboard" is actually very usable and quite nice.not as usable as a mid/ultra size laptop, but you have to trade-off when you are dealing with such minute devices
A step in the right direction Anyone lip read?
Could this be a Menlow-based MID? This looks more like Moorestown tech. It's just so slim...
I have a laptop and in general would rather not carry that large computer all the time. I do not like thumb input. I have used a Psion long ago and that would be what I would consider a clamshell. That size of a device is still very easy to carry in a pocket yet provided a real touch type keyboard that I could type very quickly. Yes that would a little of a trade off compared the large laptop but for me it would be the best of both worlds. If I wanted a thumb input on something that tiny I would just get a windows mobile phone.
at first glance i could have sworn it was the pandora ;)