A little known (as far as I’m concerned) company called novero will launch an interesting product at the Mobile World Congress. The novero Solana is a 10-inch laptop/tablet hybrid with a flip-rotating design that runs both Windows 7 and Android.
We’ve seen similar products in the past, namely some Lenovo models, which unfortunately never reached the Western hemisphere. In that sense, we’re wondering whether there’s a place for such a product. Don’t get me wrong – I love the idea, but I don’t like its specs.
The novero Solana gets its power from Intel’s dual-core Atom processor which is good enough for basic office tasks, but it can’t handle something more demanding. I would love to see such a device with one of Intel Core CPUs. If it was using the Core i5, I would get it in a second. Since Atom is running the show, I’m afraid I’m not that interested, though I may not the guy for such a product, especially now when I got a brand new Toshiba ultrabook.
Anyway, the rest of the specs include 64 or 128 GB SSD drive, HSPA and Wi-Fi connectivity, built-in video camera, stereo speakers, microSD memory card slot, and so on. All this comes in a package weighing just 1.3kg and will sell starting from 550 EUR ($699) for the standard configuration with 64GB SSD.