When I first saw this ultra gorgeous DMFC-powered internet viewer at Toshiba's CES booth a few months ago, I said that I could gleefully gaze at it "on an empty stage in an empty auditorium for hours." All of the other "future mobile devices" on display were being advertised as "concept internet viewers," but if a recently leaked 2009-2010 roadmap is to be believed, then Toshiba may have been playing it pretty loose with the "concept" term.
Why? Because in Q4 of this year, the piece of pure loveliness you see above is expected to be released as the hopefully still codenamed L01, a 7-inch device with HSPA, 1GHz processor, Windows Mobile 6.5, and optional keyboard accessory.
The rest of the roadmap reveals a few other Snapdragon/WinMo 6.5 devices, most of which seem to be at least somewhat based on the concept units shown at CES (the K01 slider, for example, looks like a modified version of the Toshiba T-swivel), but none of them catches my eye as much as the L01. Even though the K01 and K02 have more pocketable screens (4.1" and 3.5", respectively) and 7 inchers aren't usually at the top of my list, the L01 is just something I can't ignore, despite the choice of OS.