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01/07/08 05:57 PM
iRiver announces handheld PC running Linux

iRiver, the portable media player people, surprised us by announcing the Wing today. This is a handheld PC with a 4" TFT color touch screen, clamshell design and WiFi that runs embedded Linux. Since it's from iRiver, it will have plenty of multimedia apps. Sounds like a super-portable EeePC. . . .

Here's the facts from their press release:

"WING - Ultra Portable, Handheld Device with Touch Screen Control
iriver is set to make a splash in the PC handheld market with the ultra portable WING. With its stunning white and black clam-shell design, WING is the perfect solution for business and everyday use. Its powerful host of multimedia and Wi-Fi network capabilities includes: Web Browsing, Instant Messenger, Web Mail, Widget, VoIP, Video Conference, SMS/MMS, Video, Photo, Music, Recording, Text View, FM and dual camera.

WING features a big, beautiful 4.0? TFT-LCD Screen with touch screen control and a full QWERTY keyboard. It utilizes embedded Linux Kernel 2.6 and has an increased battery life for on the go confidence. WING includes 4GB of NAND Flash memory and offers an SD Storage option."

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