updated 02:30 pm EDT, Tue April 3, 2007
FlipStart PC Ships
FlipStart this afternoon announced that its self-titled FlipStart PC has started shipping. The company's minuscule PC earned attention last month for compressing the full controls of a notebook into a handheld with a 5.6-inch screen, including a sharp 1024x600 resolution, a touchpad for full control of the mouse pointer, and an external Vista SideShow display for checking info when the computer is inactive.
Details remain unchanged since the March introduction: a 1.1GHz ultra-low voltage Pentium M, 512MB of RAM, and 30GB make up the base $1,999 system, which also comes with an EVDO modem for connecting to Sprint's mobile broadband network. Pre-orders are the first to ship and will be followed quickly by new sales.