Popcorn Computer’s Pocket PC is a pocket PC with a 4.95 inch Full HD display, thumb keyboard and 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex-A53 quad-core processor. First unveiled in 2019, the Pocket PC has yet to ship to customers.
But Popcorn Computer says so To started sending units to developers, which is an important step in ensuring that the computer will be of real use when it becomes available to everyone.
The company says it is still in the process of finalizing the Debian 10 GNU / Linux software which will come pre-installed on the Pocket PC, but that the work is “in progress and progressing rapidly”.
But part of the purpose of this handheld is to be an open platform, so you can install other operating systems as well – Popcorn Computer’s parent company, Source Parts, recently announced that it is working on the postmarketOS port to make it work on the device as well. The team also released the hardware design files for the Pocket PC last year, which means anyone who prefers to create their own device (or customize the design) can do so rather than buy one.
The Pocket PC is available for pre-order for $ 299 and up. The starting price will give you a WiFi / Bluetooth model with four USB-C ports, a 59-key backlit keyboard, a removable 3,200mAh battery, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of eMMC storage, and a microSD card reader.
You can also pay $ 399 for a model that also has a LoRa module for low power, long range networking. Both are expected to ship before the end of the year (although you might want to take that Q4 2021 estimate with a grain of salt, since the Pocket PC was originally supposed to ship in 2020).