I was listening to the Linux Cranks (NSFW), and heard about this absolutely cool netbook that is now available f0r
Taking a page from Open Moko, the Touch Book is completely open device. You can go to the Always Innovating website and download everything you need to build your own Touch Book.
The Touch Book is similar to HP’s tc1100 tablet, in that the base unit detaches from the keyboard allowing it to be used like a tablet. The back of the base unit is also magnetized.
Ever had a EVDO or other USB dongle you always wanted to keep connected? Well the Touch Book has a internal USB port that let’s you keep a USB device permanently attached and secure.
The hardware is based on TI’s OMAP CPU, which means it’s ARM based. Windows XP or Vista will not run on it, which leaves Linux. It will use the. I think this is the Linux community’s answer to keeping a netbook that only belongs to the community.