Hey, when did the odd-looking Lenovo MID shown at CES get named the Ideapad U8? I completely missed it!
In any case, UMPCPortal.com found a new promo video (below) of the Centrino Atom device at the [email protected] blog today and notes that it’s on its way to Beijing (and possibly nowhere outside of Asia) this summer.
Engadget, who found this photo I’ve never seen before (man, am I out of the Lenovo loop or what?), adds that the 4.8" touchscreen will support handwriting recognition and highlights the "bullseye optical mouse" and EDGE/3G connectivity. Other than the Linux OS, camera, and phone-like keypad, little else is known about the unit.
Now I may be alone in saying this, but I think this has got to be one of the uglier MIDs of the bunch. The Universal abit slider isn’t a looker either, though, so at least the U8’s got some company.