After Nokia claimed to have the most laptop features device, N900, Sony Experia try to beat them with their new Sony Xperia X10 with full 4-inch display and running under Android 1.6. The most interesting part is that The Xperia is running under snapdragon 1.0GHz processor, which is the fastest in the market so far ( so what!!!!! I already overclocked my N900 to 900 MHZ and running smmothly with multiple hardcore linux application, much more chilled)…However due to touch screen only capability, it still being considered as a smartphone.
A 5-inch IS01 handheld from Sharp running Android 1.6 on a Snapdragon processor and measuring 83 × 149 × 17.9mm and 227g might be considered as almost laptop alike PDA. While it looks like the classic Japanese eDictionary, the IS01 is meant to be used as a general purpose MID with a 5-row QWERTY, Sharp-built “New Mobile ASV” multi-touch capacitive display pushing a 960 x 480 pixel resolution and a 5.27 megapixel auto focus camera on back with a 0.43 megapixel jobbie up front for video calls. Rounding out the specs are 802.11 b/g WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, microSD slot, 1Seg mobile TV tuner, IrDA, 4GB of internal storage, and Qualcomm 3G CDMA data and where is GSM/CDMA voice ?????????????
Even if the device run even with 2.24 GHz processor but with slumpy OS , it is still a junk. Andorid is a beautiful OS but still a little part of Linux and not as a whole. Thats why I still refer to Maemo or even Meego (advanced with Qt UI).