Ruby (not on rails)

The boys from Engadget have been on an away day to Intel, and came back having played around with Ruby – a next generation handheld/tablet that looks pretty interesting:

The one we played with was a little scuffed up (not by us, we swear), but James Song from Intel’s Systems Technology
Lab schooled us on some of the Ruby’s features, like 8 hours of battery life, built-in wireless, a QWERTY keyboard, a
low-voltage Pentium processor, the ability to automatically change screen orientation when you rotate the device (not
sure how well that’d work in practice, but it’s an interesting prospect), and an active digitizer display so you can
run Windows XP Tablet PC Edition on it (or whatever the Vista equivalent will be). They’re also thinking about
developing a stripped down Linux-based OS to run on Ruby, but it wasn’t clear how far along they might be on
that.