F&S International is distributing a netbook-like device with a 7 inch display and a 400MHz ARM-based CPU that runs Windows CE 5.0. I’m always a little reluctant to call Windows CE-powered devices netbooks, since they generally don’t run full desktop software like Firefox 3 or MS Office/OpenOffice.org. But if you’re looking for a device with a full keyboard and instant on/off feautres, the Tinybook could be all you need.
The machine has an 800 x 480 pixel display, 64MB of RAM (that might not sound like a lot, but it’s plenty for a Windows CE device), and 1GB of flash storage. There’s also a memory card reader that accepts SD cards up to 4G.
The Tinybook supports 802.11b/g WiFi, has an ethernet jack, and an odd assortment of USB ports (1 full USB 2.0 port, 1 slower USB port for the mouse, and 1 mini-B USB port). It comes preloaded with Office Mobile, Skype, and TCPMP, a popular media player for Windows Mobile PDAs and cellphones. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a device that actually came with TCPMP preloaded before, so good on them.
The machine weighs 1.5 pounds and measures 8.3″ x 5.8″x 1.1″ and has a 2600mAh, 3.7V battery which will provide up to 5 hours of battery life. No word on pricing or availability.
via Asus Eee Hacks