September 24, 2008
Porient H12 a UMPC that runs on Linux and even plays TV
After seven months of public awareness, the product page for the Porient H12 still shows the H12 as having just four features: 4.8-inch TFT touchscreen, GPS, “soft office,” and a web browser. We have managed to dig out more info of this next generation UMPC, coming right after the mildly successful H9. The H12 would run Linux. In addition, it comes with a 520MHz Intel XScale PXA270 processor, 4.8 inch TFT touch screen, 800 x 480 resolution, SD/MMC memory expansion, 2GB of internal flash memory, and 802.11b/g Wi-Fi connectivity. It also measures out at 5.12 inches x 3.35 inches x 0.63 inches. Moving away from all the hardware specs, it comes with the applications you come to expect like a web browser, RSS reader, video/audio player, office software, and the rest.
The Porient H12 has integrated GPS, and comes with a DAB/DBV-H/DVB-T receiver, which basically means it has a TV in it and it rocks. There is no word yet on the pricing or the availability of the device, but be sure find it here first.