Tuesday, September 23, 2008

This UMPC runs on Linux: Porient H12 handheld

UMPC's or Ultra-Mobile PCs are fast making their mark in consumer electronics. While we have seen many of these UMPC models being offered on Windows platform, Porient is offering this all new Porient H12 handheld UMPC running on Linux. This is the successor to the Porient H9 UMPC which was launched some time last year. Porient is an electronics company headquartered in Beijing, China which specializes in the design and manufacture of Ultra-Mobile PCs, Mobile Phones, Vehicle Phones, Smart Phones, MP3/MP4 players, Car Video and Speaker Systems.

The system specifications of this Porient H12 UMPC are as below:

* Linux operating system
* 520MHz Intel XScale PXA270
* 2GB flash
* 4.8" TFT touchscreen (800 x 480)
* SD/MMC card slot, mini-USB port
* 802.11b/g WiFi, GPS, DAB/DVB-H/DVB-T
* 5.12" x 3.35" x 0.63"
* 10.6 ounces
* Web browser, RSS reader, MSN, multimedia player, photo viewer/editor, voice recording, email, PDF viewer, office software, business card management, etc.

I believe that this device will be marketed under a different name soon as it definitely looks like an OEM product. It is available for purchase but only in bulk. If you plan to brand your own UMPC, this is something to look at. Porient can be found here.

[Via pocketables]