Troy Rollo wrote:
On Saturday 18 September 2010 21:48:43 elliott-brennan wrote:Are you sure about the phone bit? The web site refers to VOIP a lot, but the specs do not seem to include any cellular network capability. If it does not have that built in you would either be stuck with bluetooth (slow) or would need a USB device for that.
I am assuming that means that you get a Skype account for your phone calls rather than direct connectivity via Telstra etc. You can still use Skype to call conventional phones.
The other drawback is that the resolution of the handheld part of the device is a little low at 480x320. Compare, the Nokia N900, N810, N800 and N770 which have 800x480, and the iPhone 4 with 960x640.
Depends if you want it for pretty apps, or for compact practical use. The idea of a notebook/phone/pad all in one small package for travelling is pretty attractive. The list price is less than an iPhone!
The requirement to remove the back cover, exposing circuitry, to insert the handheld device into the tablet display is a cause for concern as to practicality - you don't want to be making that transfer on the train.
I imagine that you would mainly be using one part of the device or another at any given time, eg on the bus or in a hotel - not switching endlessly from one to another.
Other than that, the concept is certainly interesting. I like the idea that the tablet and the handheld can be the same device.