Seamless Wi-Fi‘s S-XGen (pictured) has been announced for pre-order for a cool $1195. Its specs (a PDF) include a Windows Mobile 6 OS, a 4″ VGA touchscreen, 520MHz Intel PXA270 processor, 256MB SDRAM – 64 MB Flash memory, 20 GB hard drive, triband GSM, 802.11a/b/g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB client, SD/MMC slot, 1.3-megapixel webcam and GPS. Its claims to fame are Garmin Mobile XT maps for the GPS and, well, that folding keyboard.
“Why would anyone buy this? It’s basically an HTC Advantage with flip open keyboard and no 3G support. Can’t I get the same functionality by adding a bluetooth keyboard to the Advantage without having to drag this monstrosity around? Talk about late to market! 5 years ago this would have been interesting, but today, it’s almost laughable.”
Maybe I’m missing something. I just don’t get why this device would be preferred over the HTC Advantage, which dating back to the x7500 is no spring chicken itself. Comments?