Seamless Wi-Fi S-Gen "UMPC": Now with Garmin Mobile XT and Windows Mobile 6
Seamless Wi-Fi’s S-XGen, the "UMPC" sporting an award-winning concept design from 2003 (seriously) that has been in hiding since its CES 2007 debut has just emerged from the shadows . . . holding hands with Garmin (via GPS Obsessed).
No longer calling itself a UMPC but now renamed the S-Gen, the device’s new relationship means that the built-in GPS module will have Garmin Mobile XT maps to play with on its 20GB hard drive and 4-inch VGA touchscreen. In addition to the name change, the S-Gen has a new OS running on its 520MHz Intel PXA270 processor: Windows Mobile 6.0 Professional. The rest of the unit’s features, which include triband GSM connectivity, 802.11a/b/g wi-fi, Bluetooth, 1.3-megapixel webcam, and an SD/MMC slot, remain unchanged.
It isn’t clear whether the association with Garmin will affect pricing (it shouldn’t), but the S-Gen can currently be preordered directly from Seamless Wi-Fi for $1195. Forget the price; I can’t believe this thing still exists!