Porient is probably not a name you’re familiar with, but then again they likely aren’t too bothered about that unless you’re looking to buy a few thousand of their H12 MID. The compact handheld uses a 4.8-inch 800 x 480 touchscreen with a 520MHz Intel XScale PXA270 processor, 2GB of flash storage and a Linux-based OS. It’s intended for mobile internet access, courtesy of WiFi b/g, but also entertainment thanks to DAB/DVB-H/DVB-T digital TV and radio tuners.
The H12 has an SD/MMC slot and mini-USB, together with GPS and a built-in speaker. It measures 5.12 x 3.35 x 0.63-inches and weighs 10.6oz, and Porient pre-load a browser, RSS reader, MSN messenger, multimedia player, photo viewer/editor, voice recording, email, PDF viewer, office software, and business card management apps.
Unfortunately it’s another case of an interesting product looking for a reseller. No word on pricing, but Jenn at Pocketables is pestering Porient and even considering putting in a bulk order if enough people are interested and the minimum numbers low enough.