We were just chatting about the P1510D in the podcast last night and now Engadget says there’s a upgraded model called the LOOX P70T/V. While it definitely has an 8.9-inch swivel screen like the P1510D, the LOOX appears to have an active digitizer based on the following quote: "Of course, it can operate the input with the keyboard even with the pen and the stick point. In addition, because it can do also letter input and the like with the pen, can manage with also just the pen." Since there is no mention of any control or input via touch, I’m making an educated guess on the active digitizer; one thing’s for sure: there’s a resolution increase up to WXGA or 1280×720.
Additional specs include a new Intel Core Solo at 1.2 GHz, Bluetooth 2.0, mini-SD slot, 30/60/80 GB hard drive and 512 MB of memory; I would have liked to see a full GB in there because the small size of the device typically means a single RAM slot and high priced memory. Expect to shell out more than $2,150 for this nicely powered small device in late-September starting in Japan and eventually…maybe…other shores?