Raon didn't exactly knock it out of the park with its first foray
into the UMPC market -- largely due to its curious decision that integrated WiFi and Bluetooth weren't all that important -- but it's now having another go at it, introducing its new-and-improved Everun UMPC. From the looks of it, the company is certainly off to the right start, with the Everun packing both WiFi and Bluetooth 2.0 on the inside
, along with integrated HSDPA or WiBro to round out your connectivity options. The device will also apparently come in a couple of different models, each boasting a 4.8-inch 800 x 480 touchscreen, a full QWERTY keypad, AMD LX900 or LX800 Geode processors, 30GB or 60GB hard drives (with a 6GB SSD
drive an option on some models), and a promised 7 hours of battery life (or 11-12 hours with the optional expanded battery). Apparently, the device will also cost less than the company's previous Vega UMPC (which was just over $1,000), although Raon isn't specifying exactly how much less. We shouldn't have to wait too long to find out though, as it's reportedly set to be released in mid-July, though we're guessing some importing will be in order for those of us in North America.
[Via UMPC Portal
, thanks Kornel T]