I’m not 100% sold on Mobile Internet Devices with 5 inch displays and keyboards that are too cramped to comfortably touch-type on. But they seem to be coming at us fast these days. The latest addition is Kohjinsha’s new PA Series MID, which features a 4.8 inch touchscreen that can be folded down over the keyboard for use in tablet mode.
The PA Series also features a 1.33GHz Intel Atom Z520 processor, 512MB of RAM, and a 32GB SSD. It has WiFi and Bluetooth and a 1seg TV tuner for picking up digital TV signals in Japan. The MID also has a 1.3MP webcam, a Miro SD card slot, and a battery that Kohjinsha says is good for up to 7.5 hours, but I’d take that with a grain of salt.
The device runs Windows XP, weighs 0.88 pounds, and measures 6.3″ x 4.4″ x 1″. I’m still skeptical. But I kind of want one anyway.