Considering swapping my iPhone 4 for the Gingerbread handset and something more open source. Given how appalling our BT broadband is at Aleutia's Office I really like the ability to share 3G connectivity over Wi-Fi (available in Android 2.2+). Carphone Warehouse is the exclusive UK retailer but their site for this new Google phone does not work on Google's own Chrome browser. Here's what the site should look like (complete with ability to select carrier and buy the phone):
That's in Safari. Now here is what it looks like in Chrome (on OS X):
We've sold about 2500 computers this year and about 150 of these are running on solar power. Sometimes this is on a boat but usually it's in a remote part o f the world, whether rural Zambia or East Timor. The problem is always that you have to regulate each DC device. Since these PCs are never headless, you always have the challenge of regulating a 12V monitor or (far worse) running an AC monitor off an inverter.
USB monitors get around this dilemma because they are powered by USB . The 10" Lilliput model above takes up a pair of USB ports (each provides 2.5W) and draws only 5 Watts. Unlike the Samsung U70 7" monitor we used to sell it's actually usable as a primary display. At 1024 x 576 it's basically a netbook resolution but with a 16:9 ratio.
The only downside is that the Linux drivers are community ones and not easy to install so it's best on a Windows 7 equipped Aleutia PC.