Samsung unfolds tiny PC

There's portable and then there's ultra portable. Until now that's meant using Microsoft's cack handed UMPC software to make up for the lack of keyboa

There's portable and then there's ultra portable. Until now that's meant using Microsoft's cack handed UMPC software to make up for the lack of keyboard, but now Samsung's worked some origami magic and come up with this - the folding PC.Measuring a shade smaller than a Filofax (remember them?) it unfolds to reveal a qwertylicious keyboard and dinky five-inch TFT running full Windows XP. At its heart is a 1GHz Transmeta processor, padded out by a 30GB hard disk, 1.3MP camera and Bluetooth.It ships with WiMAX rather than Wi-Fi, to let it talk with Korea's city-wide Wibro networks. It's useless in backwards Western Europe where we're still trialling the technology so expect a hotspot dependant Wi-Fi version if it ever makes it over here.We'd also like a slightly bigger screen to avoid the inevitable retina-splitting eye strain. But, hey, beauty is pain.

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