Qi Hardware Ben NanoNote

Manufacturer: Qi Hardware
Operating System: OpenWrt
Display: 3" TFT LCD (320x240)
Dimensions (WxDxH): 3.9" x 2.95" x 0.69"
Weight: 0.28 lbs
Processor: 0.336 GHz XBurst Jz4720
Memory: 32 MB SDRAM
Storage: 2 GB solid-state drive (SSD)
Colors: Black
Input Devices: Keyboard
Connectivity: USB, microSDHC

The Ben NanoNote is an ultra compact, lightweight pocket computer with a 3" TFT LCD display and a 59 keys QWERTY keyboard suitable for thumb-typing. The small device is equipped with a 336 MHz MIPS compatible XBurst Jz4720 processor, 32MB RAM, 2GB flash memory, 1 microSDHC slot, 1 USB Mini B host connector, headphone and microphone ports, and a 3.7V 850mAh Li-ion battery.

The Ben NanoNote is the first device developed within the Qi Hardware project, founded by former members of Openmoko, that aims to build, use and recycle electronic devices around principles of self-organization.

The Ben NanoNote comes pre-installed with OpenWrt, a lightweight Linux distribution for embedded devices, and can boot into other systems over USB. It is targeted at developers and tinkerers who are ready to invest time and effort to roll their own user experience and contribute to the copyleft hardware project.

If you are interested in the Ben NanoNote visit the Qi project wiki for more information on the hardware, connecting to the network via Ethernet over USB and Wi-Fi, and where to buy the Ben NanoNote.

Via Engadget

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