Techcrunch has almost ready to introduce a cheap touch screen web tablet to surf the web that boots right to the browser. This device is called as CrunchPad. CrunchPad is an initiative created by Michael Arrington, Louis Monier, and Singapore based design studio FusionGarage.
CrunchPad uses Linux-based OS that boots direct to a Webkit-based browser and you can navigate much like you would navigate the iPhone.
CrunchPad will be publicly launched at a special press and user event in July in Silicon Valley. According to Techcrunch’s Michael Arrington, his idea is to get a new type of device into people’s hands for as cheap as possible. Looks like CrunchPad initial price would be $299. Checout the original concept design.
CrunchPad will have very minimum features for browsing, listernign streaming music, video chat, etc. If you want more features, CrunchPad is not the right choice for you.
Features of CrunchPad
- Linux based operating system
- Webkit based browser
- No hard drive
- Boots directly into the browser
- Thickness about 18 mm
- Camera for photos and video
- Single USB port
Key Uses of CrunchPad
- Mainly for Internet consumption
- For quick searches
- Brief emails
- Easy to read emails and the news
- Wwatch videos on YouTube andother video sites
- CrunchPad is NOT for data entry
- Listen streaming music
- Use it for video chat, etc