DualCor's cPC will flower in the spring


— 12:10 AM on January 7, 2006

The Register is reporting that DualCor's cPC dual-CPU PC / handheld combo will retail in March. Because it has two CPUs which are simultaneously running Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 and Windows Mobile 5.0, this unique device promises to deliver the functionality of a PC along with the conventional features of a handheld for the ultimate experience in mobile computing. DualCor Technologies has its own marketing spin:

The DualCor cPC is the only all-in-one, wireless “handtop” (handheld-desktop) computer that combines the power of a desktop PC, the instant-on convenience of a PDA and the always-connected functionality of a cell phone. Measuring just 6.5” x 3.3” x 1.2”, the DualCor cPC offers unprecedented battery life for enterprise computing, Internet access, e-mail and talk time. A patented dual processor architecture and integrated 40GB hard drive allows the DualCor cPC to run fully enabled desktop applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint, and non-diluted versions of enterprise applications like SAP, Oracle and Microsoft, while retaining the instant-on, always-on functionality and long-lasting power of a PDA and cell phone.
It's a product that should make for interesting reviews when they pop up in the spring. No doubt people will be inspired to hack it to run a version of Linux, but with a price of $1,500, the cPC won't be for everyone.
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