There has been some anticipation for the DualCore cPC, an upcoming device that will run both Windows Mobile 5.0 and Windows XP.
Some of those who are eagerly awaiting it might be a bit less eager when they discover that the cPC will not have any built-in wireless capabilities at all.
When DualCore first started talking about this device, it was going to include a cellular-wireless radio, but this has since been dropped from the design.
Users will, however, have the option of adding various types of connectivity through the cPC’s USB or CompactFlash ports.
cPC vs. UMPC
Since the cPC was first announced, Microsoft and Intel unveiled the Ultra Mobile PC (UMPC) which aims to create small, inexpensive, portable computers. These will run a special version of Windows XP that includes features tailored for small devices with touchscreens.
DualCore has recently revealed that it will offer cPC buyers the option of using the UMPC version of Windows XP.
Pricing and Availability
Although this computer was originally slated for release during the first quarter of this year, obviously this didn’t happen. DualCore did say recently, however, that it expects to have the device out within 90 days.
While the cPC is priced at $1500 for corporate orders, individuals wanting to buy one will have to pay $2000.
More About the DualCore cPC
The cPC will run Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 on 1.5 GHz processor, and Windows Mobile 5.0 for Pocket PC Phone Edition on a 400 MHz one.
It will include 1 GB of DDR2 RAM and a 30 MB harddrive.
The cPC will have a 5-inch, 800-by-480-pixel, 262K-color, Touchscreen display;
In addition, it will sport three USB 2.0 ports, a headset and phone jack, integrated Compact Flash Type II slot, mini-VGA port, speaker, microphone, and mouse controls.
More information on this device can be found on the DualCore web site.
Thanks to jkOnTheRun for the tip.