Maybe it’s in an effort to keep costs down and allow for a more affordable device, but it is awfully disappointing to hear that the DualCor cPC, which I can only assume stands for compact PC and not quite ultra mobile, will come with no integrated wireless technology whatsoever. Nope, you won’t find any 3G or Bluetooth on this chubby device, nor will you be treated to the now standard-issue Wi-Fi connectivity.
If you wish to connect to just about anything, you’ll need to make use of either the USB port or the CF card slot. What this means is that there will be a lot of swapping in and out of external peripherals for VoIP, cellular, and web surfing.
What is interesting about the Dualcore cPC, though, is that it is the first device ever to offer both Windows XP Tablet Edition and Windows Mobile 5.0, and as such, is clearly marketed to fit somewhere between a full-fledged tablet PC and a super-powered PDA. Other key features include the 1.5 GHz Via processor, 1GB DDR2 RAM, and a 30GB hard drive for the XP; a 400MHz Intel PXA263 and 128MB of DRAM for the WM5. No word on pricing, but we should be expecting more news about a release date pretty soon.