Gotta be *some* new guts there.
Since NPLI's no doubt reading - suggestion for software feature: That CF socket would be a beautiful way to:
- cross-market a digital camera
- make downloading pics from a digicam (Whether NPLI's cross-marketed one or the user's own cam) really easy
- since the IO has limited storage space onboard, it could upload the pics at night to a web page so that other IO (and regular PC) owners can "see your friend's photo album"
The user experience could be as simple as: Take pictures, plunk CF card into IO, click on "photos", and mail goes out to the user's friends pointing them to the (NPLI-hosted) web site with the pictures.
My hunch is that it's new guts.
I expected the broadband to be USB-based Ethernet. But it appears to be built directly into the mobo. Ditto the CF socket - it's on the bottom of the unit, which is in the "wrong place" if it's just a minor revision of the mobo we're already used to.
I guess we now know why they cancelled their contract with Quanta and have 27000 first-generation units to sell.