Michael Arrington has been on a quest for the past few months to create an inexpensive web tablet. Now photos of the device, called Crunchpad, are floating around online. This new machine could potentially compete with netbooks.
Arrington had first written about the idea of a tablet in June, suggesting a touch screen device that would run Firefox and maybe Skype. The machine would be as thin as possible, run low end hardware and have a single button for powering it on and off, a built in camera for video, headphone jacks, a microphone and speakers. The device would also come with Wi-Fi, 512 MB of memory, 4 GB hard drive and no keyboard.
The latest leaked photos of the Crunchpad show that they may be getting closer to a finished product. The price tag is looking to be about $200