Monday, July 21, 2008

The Techcrunch Web Tablet Project

Michael Arrington of TechCrunch is working on making a simple Internet Tablet device that would be price $200-$300. Here is his idea

The machine is as thin as possible, runs low end hardware and has a single button for powering it on and off, headphone jacks, a built in camera for video, low end speakers, and a microphone. It will have Wifi, maybe one USB port, a built in battery, half a Gigabyte of RAM, a 4-Gigabyte solid state hard drive. Data input is primarily through an iPhone-like touch screen keyboard. It runs on linux and Firefox. It would be great to have it be built entirely on open source hardware, but including Skype for VOIP and video calls may be a nice touch, too.

The projects seems interesting and with Arrington's deep pockets he probably could get something achieved with this project.

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via CrunchGear via TechCrunch

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