cPC Will Be Both a Laptop and a Handheld (Updated)

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An upcoming device from DualCor Technologies will run both Windows Mobile and Windows XP.

According to CNET, the designers of the cPC are well aware that other miniature laptops like the OQO model 1 haven’t sold very well, but they believe this is because these devices have short battery lives.

That’s why they integrated Windows Mobile Phone Edition into their design. In smartphone mode, the cPC will last for eight to twelve hours on a single charge.

When running Windows XP, it will have a battery life of three or four hours.

DualCor cPC At 6.5 inches long, 3.3 inches wide, and 1.2 inches thick, this device will be larger than a typical handheld, but smaller than most laptops.

Update It will have a 5-inch, 800-by-480-pixel screen. Despite what was previously reported, this will be a touchscreen.

The cPC will run Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC Phone Edition on an XScale processor. It will have 128 MB of RAM and 1 GB of Flash ROM.

It will also include Windows XP Tablet Edition and a 1.5 GHz C7-M processor from Via Technologies. It will have 1 GB or RAM.

Both operating systems will share a 40 GB hard drive.

DualCor promised that users will be able to switch between the two operating system instantaneously.

One thing the cPC won’t have is a low price. It will cost $1,500.

New Details

This device will have three USB 2.0 USB ports, allowing peripherals like keyboards to be plugged in.

It will also include a mini-VGA port, which will allow an external monitor to be used.

Two audio jacks will allow both regular and phone headsets to be plugged in.

DualCor Technologies expects to formally unveil this device at the Computer Electronics Show next month, and release it in March.

More information on the cPC can now be found on the DualCor web site.

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