Printed from http://www.electronista.com

TechCrunch refines CrunchPad concept, adds aluminum

updated 07:10 pm EDT, Wed June 3, 2009

Updated CrunchPad concept

TechCrunch has refined the design of its CrunchPad concept tablet, with a launch prototype that adds an aluminum housing and a flush display. The device has developed an appearance that resembles a large iPod touch, with slightly rounded corners and a glossy black bezel surrounding the touchscreen. Stepping away from a plastic case allowed the thickness to be trimmed down to 18mm, while also increasing rigidity.

Fusion Garage has also been working on the project, contributing to software development. The device runs on a Linux operating system that works with a Webkit-based browser, with features primarily focused on complex web browsing. Apple is rumored to be working on a similar tablet, although the reports remain unconfirmed.

The company last month switched from a VIA processor to Intel's Atom components, while widening the screen from 10 inches to a larger 12-inch capacitive touchscreen. The earlier prototype offered 4GB of storage, a camera for photos and video, and a USB port for peripherals.

TC initially claimed the CrunchPad should ship for less than $300. The development team is still in talks with partners to bring the device to market, however, and a specific price has yet to be disclosed. Additional details will be made public at a special press event to be held in July.







By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

  1. BelugaShark

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Aug 2007

    0

    oh brother

    I have a feeling that this is gonna follow the fate of OQO.

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

JBL Synchros E40BT headphones

For all the different configurations of headphones on the market, it's always a tough choice for buyers to get something that is just ...

Razer Taipan mouse

The list of gaming devices is growing larger with each passing day. A large number of companies have entered the gaming input arena, a ...

Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS

Every computer with a microphone or headphone port has one -- a digital to analog converter (DAC). There are nearly as many chipsets a ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News