Chumby has just released the all new Chumby 8 and boy are we excited.  We reviewed the Chumby One, but felt as though it left something to be desired, especially from a screen size and processor standpoint.

The new Chumby however sports a larger 8-inch screen, a faster processor (800MHz Marvell ARMADA 166) and twice the RAM (128 MB DDR2 SDRAM).  But that’s not all.  You can now upload photos to your favorite sharing sites from the Chumby and manage your apps (i.e. content) directly from the touchscreen device – before you had to log into a computer.  

While they’ve added a mic, no doubt to support VoIP calls, they’ve removed the presence of the FM radio, at least according to the spec sheet, and a USB input for attaching a compatible MP3 player, such as an iPod.  The form factor has also taken a notable change, reflecting that of a digital photo frame.

The new Chumby 8, which measures 8.7″ widex 6.75″ tall x 5.5″ deep, will ship April 5th for $199.95.  You can preorder today.

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Christen Costa

 
Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."