Hands on and inside the Peartree MID

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It’s been about six months since we heard anything substantial about Sophia Systems’ Atom-based Peartree MID reference platform and development kit. The 12.7-ounce slate hasn’t been cosmetically or internally enhanced since then, but it was seen in the flesh at CEATEC 2008 today and properly manhandled and photographed by the Ubergizmo team. They didn’t sneak a peek at what was hiding beneath the device’s 5-inch touchscreen or inside the green plastic casing, but Direct Insight (Sophia’s European distributor) has updated its Peartree page with all the private details. Have a look below.

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Direct Insight even managed to pry into the monstrous expansion unit that connects to the Peartree’s back:

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The Peartree is still "aimed at developers wishing to create their own hardware based on Atom," so there’s no need for consumers to worry about pricing or availability just yet.

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Jenn K. Lee

Jenn K. Lee is the founder of Pocketables. She loves gadgets the way most women love shoes and purses. The pieces in her tech wardrobe that go with everything are currently the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Sony Tablet P, and Nexus 7, but there are still a couple of vintage UMPCs/MIDs in the back of her closet.

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