In yet another iteration of the tablet/touch-sceen device motif, the innovative people of Japan have delivered to us the “hand-top” tablet computer. Universal Microelectronics have announced the release of the ELT408 hand-top computer. We are happy to say that the ELT408 appear to much more than just another glorified Sony UX knockoff, packing promising features and applications that open new doorways to mobile technophiles.
For starters, the ELT408 has impressive hardware goodies mobile users demand. Connectivity features include a 10/100Mbps Ethernet port, modem port, 802.11G WLAN and an Express slot to support 3G and DVB-H networks. As if that isn’t enough, this little device sports a CF card slot, 4 in 1 card reader, HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) for HDTV and a joystick.
Even more impressive though are the numerous applications that the ELT408 runs. This list provided by Universal Microelectronics includes: iCInteractive e-learning tablet,iCVideophone, iCIPTV terminal, iCMobil TV terminal, iCVehicles Multimedia Terminal andiCConvenient (for busines users). Finally, the ELT408 supports IPTV, Mobile TV multimedia applications and has a built-in camera, to provide a means for video communication. All of this functionality is packed to into a device sized at 8.5″ x 8.1″ x 7″.
ELT408 Hand-Top Tablet Specs:
|CPU||x86 Processor @ 1GHz|
|RAM||512 MB SDRAM|
|Display||7.1″ LCD with Touch Panel|
|Resolution||CIF 352×288 pixels
QVGA 320×240 pixels
VGA 640×480 pixels
|Hard Drive||1.8″ 40GB|
|Camera||1.3M pixels CMOS Camera|
|Communications||RJ45 for 10/100Mbps Ethernet
RJ11 for modem
|Slots||Express slot for 3G and DVB-H
CF slot for storage extend
4 in 1 slot for card reader
|Ports||USB x 2
HDMI x 2 for HDTV
Joystick x 1
|Dimensions||21.6cm x 20.6cm x 18.0cm|
At this time we have no information to suggest that the ELT408 has been made available outside of Japan. To read more and watch for availablitlity check out the Universal Microelectronics website here…