I’m re-reading some mails I’ve sent to my friends in the last decade, and this is what I wrote on February 1st, 2004:
To: <undisclosed recepients>
Subject: This is the device I want to have (a personal media companion)
- The device must have flash memory in size of 650 Mb with the possibility to attach it to PC via USB; and it should be possible to copy files just like a USB drive.
- The possibility to insert compact flash cards to it and to copy photos.
- A GPS module, including navigation software and maps.
- A GSM module, so that it can be used as a mobile phone.
- Headphones and a microphone.
- LCD in size of at least 10×15 cm (this is 7 inch diagonal).
- Windows CE and a good processor, to be able to listen to MP3, watch DivX, photos, read books as well as receive and sent mail over GPRS.
- Battery time: at least 3 hours.
- Size in the closed state: 10x15x3 cm, in the opened state: around DIN A4 size.
- And it should cost around 300-400€.
What do you think guys, a) is it possible technically at all (size, weight, price)? and b) is it already possible to buy such a device?