As the seller here, thought I'd put the rumors to rest. The device is a Gateway Connected Touchpad thatís been modified. The work was done by a company called Junction Digital, although I donít think they are in that business any more.
This is one my friend is selling. Heís from California, and knows someone who worked for them. Apparently they acquired about 50 GCTís from Gateway through wholesale, modified them and sold them locally. I guess they couldnít turn much of a profit, because they quit after 20 units and wholesaled the rest. This is not much different from every other modified GCT out there. My friend thought it would be best marketed as an audio component, since calling it a GCT would put it in competition with the other bare-bones units out there.
I admit the Buy It Now price is ambitious ;) but I'm not calling the shots here. You never know though...when people are willing to pay $1000 for a color touchscreen remote for their stereo, why not this? The reserve is around what it would cost in parts and labor to purchase and modify a GCT to the unitís specs.
It's a small world, I never thought it would show up on these boards. I have owned a Virgin Webplayer and a GCT which I still have (and like). Keep up the good detective work.