JKOnTheRun has some good scoop on the forthcoming DualCor cPC, a handheld device that will run Windows XP 2005 Tablet Edition for regular computing and Windows Mobile 5.0 when you need a more traditional PDA.
Between the risk of getting sued out of business and my Treo envy, my Blackberry has lost some of its luster. The DualCor cPC will have 3 USB 2.0 ports (2 Type A, 1 Type B), a mini-VGA port, stereo headset port, telephone headset port, and a CF Type II slot. It will have a 40G hard drive and a whopping 1GB of RAM. This sounds about like the Tablet PC I carry around now, and with with the ability to instantly switch to Windows Mobile 5.0 it promises to be a powerful PDA.
The clincher for me will be if the phone part is fully realized. I am determined to carry one device for PDA and phone use- that’s why the newer Blackberry has been in my pocket. This article from C|Net has a little information on the phone features, but I haven’t seen any details about this aspect of the device. If I can use a DualCor cPC with my existing cell phone number and have reliable phone service, I will be very, very tempted to buy one.
Keep an eye on JKOnTheRun for more details about this promising device.