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SmartQ 5 MID will also run Windows CE

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Users of the low-cost SmartQ 5 that was originally released with Ubuntu will soon be able to run Microsoft Windows CE 6.0 on the compact MID's 4.3" WVGA touchscreen as well.

It's a little unclear whether the two operating systems will actually be dual-booting, which PCpop seems to suggest, or if WinCE will simply be an option for consumers, which Smart Devices implies. The latter does sound more likely (Smart Devices is the maker of the device, after all) but considering that the company's "end of June" timeframe for making the OS available came and went, the former (which was written just two days ago and presumably contains more current information than the original, albeit official, news) may not be too far-fetched either.

In both cases, the WinCE installation will include game aids by Chinese software development group LBE, DreamScene, and the highly regarded TCPMP.

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4 thoughts on “SmartQ 5 MID will also run Windows CE

  • Avatar of Ubundows

    A dual boot system would be pretty awesome.

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  • I guess the price is not to bad, this would make nice eReader and web browsing.

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