Crunchpad: Michael Arrington’s $200 Internet Tablet Device (video)
I don’t know how he did it (or does it), but the famous Michael Arrington of Techcrunch has managed to make the move from blogger to inventor. He’s teamed up with Louis Monier (former CTO of Alta Vista) to produce the ‘Crunchpad’. It’s a 12-inch touchscreen tablet device with a Via Nano processor, 1 GB of RAM, 4 GB of flash memory, a 4-cell battery, WiFi and a camera. Apparently, the Crunchpad is built for doing time sucking Internet activities (watching movies, surfing the Web, etc) and costs just about $200 to produce, which means a $300 retail price. Who knows if it will ever go to production, but my hat is fully off to Arrington.