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Affordable Linux touchscreen tablet running on AA batteries

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http://feedproxy.google.com – Norhtec has announced their new product, Gecko Info Pad. Due for a November 2009 release, the “Gecko Info Pad” is basically a 8.9″ touchscreen tablet with Xcore (Vortex86 rebrand) processor. It is capable of running on 8xNiMH AA batteries. The processor is a x86 processor with power saving features of the ARM processor. According to Norhtec, this new tablet is able to run a variety of operating systems, including Windows XP, Linux and Windows CE. On top of that, the manufacturer also said it will ship for about US$300 in cluding an 8 gig SD card as flash storage and wifi connectivity. Demo video as shown below More touchscreen tablet products are in the news in hope of catching on popularity like the upcoming Apple’s tablet. Opensource vs closedsource. News source and specification of Gecko Pad : LinuxForDevices.com SGLNX suggests that all upcoming mobile tablet devices should have the following features 3G/HSDPA connectivity built in Long lasting operating time aka battery life Fast boot kernel Ease of typing [ie good typing user interface ] Multi-touch capable touchscreens Ambient light sensor for automatic LCD brightness Support embedded Flash Related Posts: Boot up speed craze Tiny Little Linux MID, SmartQ5 Future of Linux in Automotive Industry Ubuntu Dapper 6.06 LTS reaches end of life. Ubuntu Karmic Koala 9.10 Alpha 4 released (General)