MTube Ultraportable Shoves VGA YouTube in Your Pocket

MTube Ultraportable Shoves VGA YouTube in Your Pocket


There are already opportunities to enjoy mobile YouTube on your cell phone, but how about a completely dedicated device that’ll serve up those videos on beautiful VGA touchscreen? The MTube is an exercise in possibilities from Taiwan’s Science and Technology Advisory Group.

Shaped kinda like a personal media player, the MTube features a 2.8-inch QVGA touchscreen and it appears to be dedicated to keeping you entertained. In addition to the YouTube videos being served — connecting via WiMAX — the MTube also has 8GB of on-board storage for your own goodies. Processing power comes by way of Linux and a 1GHz VIA CPU.

And this thing is small. The little video player that could weighs just 150 grams and measures 8.5 x 8.5 x 2cm. Too bad the battery life is a mere four hours. It’s a concept device with expected commercial production to commence in 2009.