March 5, 2009 | by Robert Nelson
The latest edition of the Road S101 HandyPC was recently on dispay at CeBIT, which considering it was originally announced back on August of 2006 sounds a little strange. Of course, this particular Road S101 had a mild spec bump, but it was also running Android. The installation was a little but limited as far as connectivity, but still, it was running Android and judging from the hands-on video that has surfaced it appears to be doing so quite well.
The Road S101 HandyPC is an interesting device, it is a pretty basic looking phone on the outside, however it flips open to reveal a nice display and full QWERTY keyboard. As far as specs, the S101 features a 128 x 160 external display, 640 x 240 internal display, 1.3-megapixel camera, Wi-Fi 802.11 b and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR. It is powered by a 512MHZ Marvell PXA270 processor, but sadly is limited to 2.5G connectivity.
So far, there are still some items that are up in the air. For example, the final pricing and availability date have not been announced. Additionally, although this model was running Android, there was another on display that was not running Android. Based on that I would say that the Road S101 may be a good device to keep an eye out for in the future.