First the known specs:
- 10.1 inch 1280 x 720 screen
- Qualcomm Snapdragon @ 1GHz
- Wifi, bluetooth and 3G
- 10 hour battery life
- 20GB flash
- miniSD card slot
- 2 X USB port
- 1.3 megapixel camera
- Custom Linux
Then the design and possibilities:
It looks really thin, but with huge upper screen frame.. those rounded corners don't sit nicely on my eyes..
With the ARM based Snapdragon it might have cool functions like active stand-by which means all your emails etc will be delivered even when it's "off". "instant on" lets you get online in second and customized Linux keeps you updated and Firefox keeps the surf up... for 10 hours..
You get all this with new netbooks.. and even cheaper ( easy 10 hours with EeePC 1005PE for $380 ). You don't get active stand-by but resuming and connecting to net doesn't take more than few seconds. And you can choose what OS to use where installing new OS to ARM based smartbooks is not just a mather of clicking your way home.
If smartbooks want to succeed, they need to be much more than netbooks.. and for much le$$.
GenerationMP3 via NetbookNews.de
Sunday, January 03, 2010