I just got an e-mail from an anonymous source claiming to be in southern China with an image and a description of a mobile device running Linux and GIMP. This is supposed to be the hand held graphics solution.
The specs are nice:
ARM processor 1276 MHz
12 GB flash storage, also usable as a USB disk
1 GB RAM
600×800 OLED touchscreen usable with fingers, stylus or special pressure and tilt sensible stylus
2 mouse buttons on the right side and a scroll wheel on the left
USB port for keyboard and printers
5 hours of battery life
Mini DVI to plug in a screen with up to 1024×768
3 MP camera
Usable as a tablet with Linux, Windows and Mac – GIMP window is then displayed on the tablet – compatible with Wacom driver interface, drivers for all 3 OS are supplied
SANE installed – so a lot of scanners should work
Communication with WIFI and Bluetooth
Browser and an application for uploading images to major photo sharing sites included. (F-SPOT??)
Sorry, no information about size, costs and availability up to now. I’ll try to get in contact with the source and provide some more information.