Imagine having the full functionality of your laptop in an even smaller form factor combined with cellular capabilties? It’s out there, and it may be an insight to the next big thing. The Flybook has your traditional laptop specifications with a Transmeta 1GHz CPU, 512 megs of ram, 40 gig laptop, and runs Windows XP. The big difference is that it doubles as a cellphone with built-in GPRS tri-band, GPS, and WiFi. Connect a handsfree set via Bluetooth and then you have an easy way to pick up and answer your calls. Companies won’t need to invest in any wireless infastructure, like BES licenses or 3rd party wireless programs.
The major disadvantage to the Flybook is that it still isn’t small enough to be as mobile as a Blackberry or a traditional cell phone. Battery life poses another problem, you’re not going to get anywhere near the stand-by time of a Blackberry, which poses a lot of problems when travelling and you don’t have easy access to a power outlet.
Although our prediction is that the Flybook will be a major bust because it’s one of those devices that does many things but just mediocrely. However it does give us insight on where things maybe going in the future.
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