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Nov 18, 2010

Voltron of Computers Combines Phone, Tablet, and Keyboard Into One

Always Innovating's Smart Book breaks the traditional netbook into pieces. A touchscreen VoIP phone, a tablet, and a keyboard.

As if hardware transformation on the fly weren't clever enough, the Smart Book includes a switch they say will instantly swap OSes. That's right—click bewteen Android, Chrome, Ubuntu, or their own AIOS. And underneath all this design sophistication is some decent hardware muscle—an ARM Cortex-A8 processor (speed unspecified), 512 MB of RAM, and 256 MB of built-in flash storage, along with the usual 802.11 b/g/n WiFi.

The whole scheme is a bit extravagant, and probably not a dream device for someone seeking simplicity—and the whole "dude on a couch" aesthetic doesn't exactly inspire confidence in the train out of vaporwareville. But Always Innovating is taking pre-orders for the whole system at $549.

45 comments:

Monster Madness said...

Seems a bit advanced :)

SuciƓ Sanchez said...

I'm sure lots of Apple fanbois will rush to switch. Not.

textileengineer said...

This reminds me of those boomboxes in the 80s that had a cassette deck that was also a detachable walkman. Instead of doing 1 thing well they tended to do 2 things crappy.

Sinisa said...

I don`t know how much time I say but your blog is very good...

Banana said...

now an upgrade to the looks and ill consider buying

Longkid said...

Wow looks advanced.

hippilazma said...

amazing stuff

Nokel said...

wow... that's basically my Idea in a nutshell... except it's missing a few things

jura1991 said...

nice combinated

Amberclad said...

somehow reminds me of my powerranger megatron who could be seperated into many pieces : >

hindenburg said...

Aesome product indeed

Primitive said...

Im adding this to my bookmarks, nice tech info =)

HondaX said...

good stuff man...

killah said...

Wow looks advanced.

Brosephus said...

Awesome post!

Peter said...

lol... no thanks

Nyuu said...

looks good but i dont think i will buy one

Astra said...

wow, seems start trek like

Paul said...

holy crap that looks awesome

Mr.Brightside said...

my notebook is at one peace)
Supporting!

Crammarc said...

Wow looks advanced.

befashionistic.blogspot.com/ said...

Lol, *insert a joke about Apple here*

Telia Tuli said...

very cool

Kschindl said...

that price isnt that bad to be honest

Truth Finder said...

ARM Cortex-A8 processor


and speed not specified. what technology do we carry now. this is getting advanced.

Yllsa said...

Too much info!

TravisTouchdown said...

dude nice! it's finally starting to seem like we're living in the FUTURE lol

iRetiv said...

wow thats productive!

Izi said...

This is ingenious!

Alex and Helen said...

that's frigging nuts. I'll just wait until they make one of those microchips that hooks your brain up to the internet instead of buying this, lol.

Archi said...

give one please :D

Hitchcock said...

great post thanks

woshdatosh said...

looks nice but i dont think every device will work like it should. the more devices the more problems :D

rominoutozor said...

It looks very advanced, but very useful too !

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Geeky Dave said...

Woohoo Merge for the Kill! I want that just so I can say that.

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Diego said...

Cool combo

Alixander said...

I'll wait until they make a notebook sized version with better specs.

dragnlamer said...

this is a spectacular idea

Ratch said...

cool

Erroneous Maximus said...

Haha, Voltron. Ok, this looks very "cool", but not like something I will actually ever buy. Great concept though, the likes of which will push tech further.

Unablogger said...

I have a feeling this is where we are headed