I stumbled on a new gadget today called the Pepper Computer, basically a wireless web-pad running Linux on an Intel PXA270 CPU.
The feature set looks good, the use of Linux as the OS suggests that it might be hackable, a bit pricey at US$899 but certainly something to keep an eye on.
It can double as a remote control as well so I guess if the Remote software is decent then it might appeal to users who want a Pronto on steroids…
According to the Pepper Technology page, the apps are all written in Java and the pages are XML and are then transformed via XSLT to XHTML or XUL to be rendered by the Gecko engine, skinning is handled using CSS.
It certainly sounds like they’ve done their homework, the Pepper can handle JPEG, PNG, GIF, MP3, AAC, WMA, WAV, MPEG1, MPEG2 and MPEG4 so all the bases have been convered from a multimedia standpoint.