TechCrunch Upgrades CrunchPad to Atom
"TechCrunch is coming up with a major revision in its CrunchPad touchscreen tablet."
Published: 11th April 2009 | Source: TechCrunch |TechCrunch Upgrades CrunchPad to Atom
TechCrunch is coming up with a major revision in its CrunchPad touchscreen tablet. The new version will be much thinner than older prototypes and will come with an Intel Atom processor instead of a VIA Nano one.
The new tablet will also feature a wider, capacitive 12in Touchscreen, making it easier to use. A new software base using a custom Linux variant and a WebKit-based browser are expected to improve efficiency and reduce space usage to just 100MB. Focused exclusively on web browsing, the tablet comes with just 4GB of storage space.
Additional features include a camera for photos and videos, and a USB port for connecting peripherals. The only shortfall in the otherwise attractive tablet is the lack of a traditional keyboard; all typing is handled by the on-screen keyboard.
While details about the features have been leaked, the exact shipping date for the new system is not known. The tablet is expected to cost around $300, significantly lesser than most notebooks, tablet PCs and netbooks.
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