Kohjinsha PA series available in November


The convertible clamshell UMPC/MID with the 4.8" WSVGA touchscreen better known as the Kohjinsha PA series may not be in the running for any style awards, but if you're intrigued by the form factor's versatility and are eager to start carrying Windows XP Home in a pocket roomy enough for a 6.34" x 4.37" x 0.39-1.02" device, then your wait is almost over.

Wow-Pow has learned that the 1.33GHz Atom-powered unit will be released in Japan early next month for 69,800 yen (~$758). Think that's expensive for what you get? Then you won't be pleased to hear that Geek Stuff 4 U is accepting preorders for 84,800 yen (~$921). Conics will be selling the PA series as well and have priced their stock at 79,800 (~$867).

Sounds like a very tough sell to me, but hey, no one said importing the latest gadgets from Japan was cheap!

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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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