Netbooks are already getting a little stale. Sometimes it feels like we’re just making do with them until Microsoft or Apple create a usable tablet we’ve been hoping for for so long.
With netbooks still ‘in’ however, it’s nice to see something a ‘litl’ different (see what I did there?).
Litl describes itself as a “Small, portable, and equally at home on a kitchen countertop or a living-room coffee table, the webbook is designed for families with multiple users who like to keep in touch and socialize. It has no hard drive, files or applications of its own, but instead runs on the “cloud,” using web-based applications like webmail, Google, Flickr and Facebook. ”
There’s still little to share in terms of specs or pricing but what is for certain is it’s a browser centric design (much like the Crunchpad), the screen can flip both ways (as seen below), it only has 1 GB of RAM, 2 gigs of flash storage all in a 3 pound package. It also has WiFi, and USB ports, as well as HDMI out. And if reports are true, the device is being developed in some custom version of Linux.
In any case this little gizmo looks promising.