Some of you might have seen a variety of tiny "sub-netbook" devices out there under a variety of cases and brand names, all of them with nearly identical hardware (something MIPS-based I think) and running either some sort of Linux distro or more commonly a truly awful implementation of Windows CE. (A detailed description can be found at: http://www.hpcfactor.com/revie.....n-netbook/) Despite the poor performance, mediocre operating system and frankly rather shoddy build quality, they seem to be selling pretty well.
I've owned one of these (and it was easily the worst £99.99 I've ever spent in my life), and the cases could accomodate an R-Pi with room to spare. Onboard wi-fi, a battery and a soft power button wouldn't increase the size or price to an unacceptable level, and there might even still be room for a second SD card reader in the case as an optional extra. The result would be a handheld PC with all the capabilities of a full-sized machine, HDMI output and a greater variety of OS options. Anyone else think it's worth looking into?