A5 ultra-portable


A5portAdvantage Six in the UK have made a prototype ultra-portable slate device available to OEMs and are looking for someone to produce this commercially. The A5 has a 8.4″ TFT screen that can display in both portrait and landscape orientations, and runs a RISC OS under Windows XP using the VirtualAcorn emulator.Some of the specs include:800×600 8.4″ TFT screen, landscape/portrait, active pen controlledRuns RISC OS Adjust within Windows XP using VirtualAcorn40GB hard drive256MB DDR RAMFanless, near-silent designDetachable keyboard (17mm pitch) with touchpadUSB 2.0 portsInternal 10/100BT networkingInternal Wireless networkingInternal modemInternal video/still cameraInternal 4-in-1 memory card readerNice looking device but we’ll see if the lack of a full OS limits it’s use. No release date has been set as no deals with OEMs have been struck yet. Thanks to PocketPC Tools for the heads up on this one.

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