The SwitchBack is a rugged UMPC, with a built-in thumb keyboard, that also features something very unique: plug-in modules for the back of the UMPC. Here is a list of current modules available for the SwitchBack:
Additional Hard Drive
SAASM GPS Receiver
Laser Range Finder
In addition to the Back Modules, the SwitchBack can run multiple operating systems independently or simulataneously: Windows XP, Windows CE, Windows Mobile, Linux, etc.
Intel 1.0 GHz Celeron M
Genuine Windows XP
Up to1GB of 400MHz DDR2
40GB Removable HD (60GB Optional)
Touchscreen display with stylus
Condensed QWERTY membrane keyboard
Hot Swappable Lithium Ion Battery (11.1V 4300mA/hr) Recharge and run unit from 9 to 28VDC input 2 to 5 hours (standard battery)
My contacts at BlackDiamond tell me that they will be in full scale production in Q1 2007. Contact Black Diamond and they will connect you with their resellers. The price of a basic unit with no modules will be approximately $3,600.