Gadget of the Day – Pepper Pad 3

First spied in the bright lights and glamour of CES in Las Vegas back in January and now being sprinkled liberally about British shores, the Pepper Pa

First spied in the bright lights and glamour of CES in Las Vegas back in January and now being sprinkled liberally about British shores, the Pepper Pad 3 spices up the UMPC market with its zany split keypad and er, hefty bulk. Perhaps we need a new category: quite mobile PCs.It’s a long way from Sony’s tiny but mighty VAIO UX50, but the 7in touchscreen should be awesome for movies and web browsing, and it still hides a 20GB hard drive, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.0 on a bespoke Linux-based OS.Pepper has also packed in a camera (though a megapixel rating is suspiciously absent from the specs page on its website), MP3, AAC, MPEG-4 and AVI playback, with AOL messenger pre-installed for instant pestering.Pick one up (you might need both hands) from Expansys.co.uk right now.Essentials Pepper Pad 3 Price: £405 On sale: Now Contact: Pepper Computers Related stories: Fujitsu primes QWERTY UMPC HTC starts shifting UMPCs CeBIT premieres UMPCs: the next generation