Monday, March 31, 2008

New clamshell MID on video


We have seen those slate and slider designs but this looks to be the first clamshell form MID

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8 comments:

Al said...

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.

Tory said...

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...

Jeff said...

The market is full of thumb and other ackward devices. I want a touch type keyboard computer not a toy.

Anonymous said...

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

scoobie said...

A step in the right direction
Anyone lip read?

Anonymous said...

Could this be a Menlow-based MID? This looks more like Moorestown tech. It's just so slim...

Jeff said...

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.

turn_self_off said...

at first glance i could have sworn it was the pandora ;)

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