More details are emerging on that funky looking HP iPAQ rx4000 Mobile Media Companion, but I don’t think you’re gonna like ‘em! Brighthand indicates that there’s a good chance the handheld will have 64 MB of RAM and 128 MB of ROM plus the potential for a full gigabyte of additional internal storage. Unfortunately, there’s an even better chance that the rx4000 won’t see shores beyond Asia, based on this comment from HP:
"The rx4000 is a regional product available in the APJ [Asia Pacific Japan] market. It is not available outside of select countries in APJ."
As quickly as hopes increased, it’s a marketing and business plan like this that kills potential good ideas quickly. Then again, if the device is successful in Asia, HP just might see the light with a more global market.
BTW: Ed Hardy at Brighthand had the great post title, but in the spirit of Seinfeld, I thought to mod it just a bit for appropriate reuse. Great headline Ed!