Key features of the Litl:
- 3 hour battery life
- 0.3 MP camera
- Requires a reliable net connection for running most applications.
The litl seems like a laptop at first. Turn it on and you see one of the finest netbooks running an intuitive web OS, completely designed for the web with a focus on usability.
The litl comes with a 12.1″ display an is powered by a 1.6Ghz Atom with 1Gb SDRAM and 2gb of memory. Since the ipad got released it has become a requirement to specifically mention on board camera, microphone, USB and wifi. It uses a solid state drive which makes it free of moving parts. Litl also sports a plug n play HDMI port for using external displays. Theres a full keyboard too, which can be used in “laptop” mode. The device has a small fan which we wish could have been eliminated.
The litl decodes HD videos, so you can look forward to crisp 720p videos on your tv screen. We also found that the software transformed certain websites such as facebook to look different on its browser, this wasn’t too appealing to us. Not sure how this will be taken by the websites that are transformed.
The litl supports an innovative “easel” mode which makes it look like a digital photo frame, to function as a display system that can be kept in your living room. In this mode you can browse through a series of applications using a wheel similar to iriver’s spinn. The easel mode definitely fits in with the litl display’s viewing cone of 178 degrees.
With its WebOS, the litl removes the hassles of configuring/maintaining an operating system. No settings, no configurations, no messing around with drivers. Consider it as a system which has the latest of the best applications at the touch of a button.
At $399 the device is well priced.
Here’s a video of the Litl:
The litl was designed by a startup of 40 persons, and considering the amount of innovation in this device we hope to see more such products from this company. Wonder what the two IR receivers onboard are going to be utilized for.
Specifications of Litl
Dimensions: 12.6 x 1.06 x 9.25 inches
Weight: 3.4 lbs
Resolution: 1280 x 800 Pixels
Color: 16M Colors
Size: 12.1″ widescreen
Primary Camera: 0.3MP
Type: 3-cell Lithium Ion
StandBy Time: 3 hours
AUDIO & VIDEO
Music Player: Music Player With 3.5mm Socket
Video Player: 720p
DATA & CONNECTIVITY
Wlan: Wi-Fi 802.11 B/G
USB: Yes, one V2.0
Touch Screen: Multi touch Capacitive
OS: litl Web OS
CPU: Intel Atom 1.6 gHz
GSM/CDMA/Dual Sim/Triple Sim: None
Internal Memory: 2 GB
Easel 178 degree mode, HDMI port, Full sized keyboard, 2 IR receivers
Browser, Social Networking Integration, Ereading, TV-Out, Organizer, WebApps for litl
Fusion Garage’s JooJoo (formerly known as the CrunchPad) was slated for release in December 2009, before being shelved. JooJoo is now in full-production with a new round of funding by the CSL Group – the largest OEM in Malaysia – and has hit stores.
The joojoo has a 12.1″ capacitive touchscreen, which means it is about as responsive as an iPhone touchscreen.. two-finger zoom out gesture lets you switch between tabs; a pinch to zoom-in gesture takes you back to the homepage.
The Joojoo will support Flash and Silverlight, allowing users to surf the web as it’s meant to be surfed. In terms of hardware it features wifi, 4 Gb memory, a webcam and a USB port. The new Nvidia ION chipset powers this tablet, which explains its ability to play 1080p HD videos.
JooJoo runs a custom operating system built by Fusion Garage and boots in just under nine seconds directly to a homepage screen. It’s fast and takes the user directly to services that they may use.
The JooJoo will feature a Web App Store on which developers can showcase their applications. It will also be made simpler to develop applications for the JooJoo, with the ongoing implantation of APIs, which will let developers access the hardware easily.
JooJoo is heavy for a tablet, at 2.4lbs. Coming to battery life, the JooJoo is rated at just 5 hours but this would probably be because of its large screen size.
Open for pre-order, it is priced at $499 at https://thejoojoo.com/