Too Much Netbook For Too Litl?

“The Wall Street Journal officially broke the news, with
Engadget running a piece about the tech specs of the Litl Easel.
From a tech side, the device is pretty interesting. It runs
Ubuntu’s mobile-device software stack, and uses Firefox’s
Spidermonkey JavaScript engine to handle most of its UI-rendering
duties. The back end is a mix of Amazon and Google’s
cloud-computing services, since the device stores very little data

“All machine data is stored in the cloud, so you can have a
gorilla stomp on your litl, pick up another one, log on and
instantly recreate your environment. (Since we developers are
always abusing our prototype hardware, we’ve tested this a lot!)

The other pieces of the puzzle are also pretty neat: it uses an
HDMI connector so it can plug into an HDTV and work as a digital
photo album.”

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