Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Ultra Mobile Computer for Children

One of the ultra mobile PC's that I've been working on is a device designed to be used by children. This device, which was shown at the Intel Developer Forum in September 2006, has been ruggedized to withstand daily use by children carrying it in their backpacks to and from school.

Some of the features found in this device are:
  • High resolution WSVGA (1024 x 600) display with touch
  • Integrated mouse control
  • VGA video out port for connection to projectors in the classroom
  • Full QWERTY keyboard
  • Padded cover which can be customized with different colors and fabrics
  • Long battery life
The vision behind this device is to provide personally assigned computer to each student enabling 1:1 computing model. The student can use the device in the classroom where the teacher will use networked applications to deliver multimedia, interactive content directly to the students at their design, allow students to interact (questions, quizes, etc) and monitor the students' activities.


Joe said...

I'd probably consider buying this one. I love the fact that there is a keyboard, but it's not attached.
Not sure if you can comment, but is this a device that is in development to be released; and if so anytime soon?

Anonymous said...

I definitely like the keyboard. Together with the relatively high screen resolution it seems to be even capable to run Eclipse in a useful way.