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DualCor claims its created a hybrid PC, PDA and cell phone device and the kicker is it even comes with dual processors

Not to be mistaken with Core Duo processors from Intel, a company named DualCor launched what it calls the hybrid PC, PDA and mobile phone -- in one. Called the cPC DualCor calls it a handtop PC which it says combines PC power with the mobility of a PDA and will always stay connected like a cell phone. The cPC is larger than your typical PDA but is smaller than your average laptop.

What DualCor hopes will attract customers is the fact that the cPC is flexible about its software. Being able to run Windows XP Tablet PC edition or Windows Mobile 5.0, you can choose which features really apply to you and install the appropriate software. For power users, Windows XP TPC can be installed to provide extra functionality and complete software compatibility with its desktop version.

The cPC being the size that it is also comes equipped with specifications that best even some full-sized laptops. With standard options, the cPC comes with a 40GB hard drive, 1GB of DDR2 memory and 1GB of NAND flash memory. The NAND memory stores critical OS and boot software so that the device can start operating as soon as a user turns it on. In fact, the cPC never really turns off. With standby hours in the hundreds of hours, the cPC is ready for instant use.

For processing power, the cPC uses a low power Via C7-M processor running at 1.5GHz and an Intel Xscale PXA263 processor running at 400MHz. Depending on which OS customers choose to use, the cPC can switch between either one of the processors. The dual processor switching feature is something just not found on PDAs or laptops. DualCor finishes things off with a generous 5 inch screen sporting an 800x480 resolution -- a 16:10 ratio good enough for DVD quality movies.

You can find more about DualCor’s cPC here.

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By abakshi on 1/9/2006 10:46:40 AM , Rating: 3
Amazing! The ultimate convergence device. I'd really like to see it in person.

On a side note, I wonder what kind of video chipset it has [hmm mobile PC gaming... :-)].

RE: Amazing
By JarredWalton on 1/9/2006 5:26:30 PM , Rating: 3
I saw it in person, and it was interesting. The two major problems are size (either too big or too small, depending on perspective) and cost. Stay tuned....

By Xylitol on 1/9/2006 2:12:20 AM , Rating: 3
That thing is thicker than my laptop

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