It’s quite the bold claim coming from an unnamed Windows CE 5.0 handtop, and Clearview President Csaba Tomas isn’t backing down. Confident that the XL43, unlike any other product on the market, truly defines the UMPC acronym, Tomas has recently made good on his earlier promise to reveal the device’s full specs. And they’re actually not what I expected at all: 4.3" touchscreen, 20GB hard drive, 600MHz AMD AU1250 (previously reported as 620MHz), 128MB RAM, 32MB NAND, 6-hour video (720 x 480, 30 fps) and 12-hour audio playback on 4000mAh li-polymer battery, DVB-T tuner, GPS, wi-fi, Bluetooth, FM radio, SD card slot, and digital camera. Well, okay, some of the latter details are what I expected because I mentioned them several weeks ago, but all the other stuff is brand new.
For a unit that measures 5.7" x 3.3" x 1.0" and weighs 10.9 ounces, these are rather impressive specs . . . for a PMP. In fact, it sounds almost exactly like the Cowon Q5, which is actually smaller (5.5" x 3.5" x 0.8") and more versatile because of its HSDPA connectivity, 40GB/60GB hard drive, and DVR capabilities.