Eston MID-01 slider stolen for no good reason

Eston_mid Shortly after Eston Technology Limited unveiled its new MID-01 at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair, the slider device with the 4.3-inch touchscreen and QWERTY keyboard went missing. The unit "drew a crowd immediately," reported a booth attendant, "and someone seemed to have walked away with it in the confusion."

It's not hard to imagine why someone would want to steal a highly desirable new product, but after digging up the specs of the Eston MID-01, I have to say that there's no reason for anyone to risk getting arrested for this.

The LCD, for example, is only a 16K-color display with a measly resolution of 480 x 272. The CPU? A 624MHz Intel XScale PXA300. The operating system? Windows CE 6.0. Sure, it has 802.11a/b/g WiFi, SD card slot, and a decent software suite, but none of that's worth going to jail for!

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Jenn K. Lee

Jenn K. Lee is the founder of Pocketables. She loves gadgets the way most women love shoes and purses. The pieces in her tech wardrobe that go with everything are currently the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Sony Tablet P, and Nexus 7, but there are still a couple of vintage UMPCs/MIDs in the back of her closet.

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