I know I have been wanting to see one in person but haven't had a chance to. I'd also like to see it running Linix. If you stay away from Windows then there really should be tons of memory.
Wouldn't a GPS make more sense for actual navigating?
For the past year, I have been navigating with a Mio C-520. I love it. But, I would like to mount a more robust navigating system on to my bike. A system that would also include the use of managing e-mails and web use. I really don't care about bluetooth or Mp3 use, but it seems, most of the new GPS systems are focused into building all of that stuff in........at an extra cost to the user.
I am also looking at UMPCs. There are ruggedized, waterproof ones, (to military specs) that would handle all that I would throw at it, but they come at a pretty steep price. I would like to see if I could create a system of sorts, that is very affordable, simple, upgradeable, and user friendly.
I like using Delorme software and published products as much as possible for two reasons, they are located in Maine, (my home state) and:
(From Delorme's web site, http://www.delorme.com/default.aspx
"Because all DeLorme map data is created, updated annually, and owned by DeLorme, we are able to provide many features typically reserved for expensive in-vehicle navigation systems. Free from the license restrictions and third-party dependencies of other publishers, we can also evaluate customer-submitted revisions and implement these changes after triple-checking all submissions. We currently have an enhanced commitment with staff in place to make as many customer revisions as possible."
This helps keep costs down and leads to a more powerful system. If I had a platform that could run Delorme's Street Maps, Delorme's Topo Maps, use Delorme's LT-40 GPS receiver, have a wireless internet connection, USB ports and use the Mio C-520 as backup, I would be a "happy camper"!