The last time I met ITG was at Computex back in July. The XPPhone was actually shipping in limited quantities then but it seems that it’s now availble worldwide.
Remember the XPPhone is running windows XP Embedded so this isn’t your average desktop OS. There’s also a rather old AMD Geode inside (they call it ‘Super Mobile CPU’ – we know it as Geode LX800 or LX900 as seen in the original Everun) so don’t expect desktop performance either but, as always with UMPCs, they’re aiming at a specific type of segment. The transport industry comes to mind immediately. The price, with 3G, voice but without taxes, is just shy of $800.
Other UMPCs including a desktop OS and voice capability include the Viliv X70 and Viliv S5 although they do not have the unique wake-from-standby-on-call feature of the XPPhone which is important for long-duration usage.
Here’s a video we made in July demonstrating the features.