Basically it's a little thing. It's running Linux, it's got wifi and a touch-screen, and it'll run widgets written in Flash.
And it's about $150.
And I can think of about a million uses for it. . .
- Digital clock that plays MP3's as an alarm
- Weather-forecaster and weather-radio that beeps during severe weather
- Recipe browser that converts to a kitchen timer once you're done reading the recipe
- Educational game-playing gizmo and/or virtual pet
- eBay "you've been outbid" notifier
- Skype/IM client
- Daily Puzzle player
- Cheap GPS navigator (provided someone gets a cheap GPS puck to work with it)
The form-factor is kinda weird. I would've much preferred something more like a PSP or a GP32 with a fold-out stand. Looks like it's a bit thick because of the extra IO stuff in it.
Anyway, it's cool.