Home » Uncategorized » Willcom D4 Handheld is Vista Powered, Coming to the States
Image_8442_tmimage.jpg

Willcom D4 Handheld is Vista Powered, Coming to the States

Willcom is far from being a household name in the United States, but it seems that the company is trying to change that with the American launch of the Willcom D4, a Vista-powered UMPC. Powered by a 1.33 GHz Intel Centrino processor (take that Eee PC!), the D4 comes equipped with a 40GB hard drive, 1GB of RAM, Bluetooth, 802.11b/g WiFi, and a 5-inch WSVGA touchscreen display.

I saw similar devices when I took my trip through Tokyo late last year and I have to say that they look terribly convenient. The Willcom D4 is definitely larger than a smartphone, but it’s a heck of a lot more portable than a full laptop too. You get a full QWERTY keyboard for ease of text entry too.

That said, trying to run a full build of Windows Vista on just 1GB of RAM and a relatively slow processor might be an exercise in futility. It also doesn’t help that the Willcom D4 UMPC retails at a hefty $1,526. That’s enough money for three or four Eee PCs. Look for the D4 to launch on June 20th.

About Michael Kwan

A freelance writer and tech geek from Vancouver. Find me at michaelkwan.com and follow me on Twitter @michaelkwan.

Check Also

wii-oculus-rift-hoverboard

Try Oculus Rift And Wii To Roam Around On The Back To The Future Hoverboard

Check out how you can fly in virtual space by using an Oculus Rift and a Wii Balance Board.

131129-amz

Amazon Appstore for Android Holiday Deals, Including Free Apps

There are tons of deals from the Amazon Appstore that will be offered starting now and throughout the holiday shopping season. They say that they will have "hundreds of titles that are eitehr free... or available between 50-90% off" the regular price.

131129-google

Black Friday: Google Play Store Apps, Games and Content on Sale All Weekend

Case in point, if you head over to the Google Play Store right now, you'll find that Google is celebrating all Cyber Weekend with discounts on all sorts of content. This includes many popular apps and games

131129-gtab

Black Friday Deal: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-Inch for $100 Off

Did you manage to score any epic Black Friday deals this morning? Are you still ...

131128-diy

Arduino Co-Creator Releases Plans for $200 DIY Mobile Phone

Mellis was one of the people who came up with the now hugely popular Arduino platform and now he has come up with plans for people to build their own cell phone for about $200 in parts.

131128-apple

No Discounts for Apple Black Friday, Just Free Gift Cards

If you were hoping to save yourself some cash as you brave the Black Friday shopping crowds, you'll want to go somewhere other than the official Apple Stores.