Erapalm - Windows 7 Mid/umpc/portable Games Console


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Looking at this odd bird of a device on display at the China Consumer Electronics Fair inspires tired cliches about mating gadgets. But really, it took a wild night between a Windows 7 tablet and a portable gaming console (with a possible cameo by a UMPC) to spawn the EraThink EraPalm. This handheld runs Windows 7 and has a 5-inch (800 x 480) capacative touchscreen that slides out to reveal a full QWERTY keyboard -- all of which is reminiscent of the extinct OQO Model 02, except for the gaming controls flanking the display. Newpad spent some with the little guy, and reports some netbook-like specs including an unspecified Atom Z processor, 3G connectivity, and Ethernet, HDMI, VGA, and USB ports. (Then again, it does one better with GPS and support for 1080p video.) Want a closer gawk? Click the source link for a couple more hands-on shots.

http://www.engadget.com/2011/04/10/erathink-erapalm-runs-like-a-netbook-looks-like-a-portable-gami/

By the way, how come, of all the websites that covered this EraPalm console (by a company called EraThink) only one particular site actually mentions 'joysticks'?

EDIT:

By the way, in regards to the below quote by Cloned In China all those feature are made possible by a dongle accessory, which is obviously external to the actual console itself.

But from the specs it’s pretty much a mini netbook, equipped with an untold Intel Atom Z processor and 5-inches 800*480 capacitive touchscreen, with support to 1080p videos. It even gets a Ethernet port to allow wire Internet connect. It also gets HDMI, VGA, GPS, USB ports, and support 3G connectivity and GPS. No words about the price and time of availability.

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Asmo

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looks a lot like the Ocosmos OCS-1, I just knew there'd be other makers jumping in the ring for this fight.
 
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