The Clio Is Back!!!

Oh, man! The handheld-laptop cross-breed Clio is coming back.

For those of you who don’t remember, the original Vadem Clio was a nifty Windows CE device that looked kind of like a mini-laptop. It had a real keyboard and a screen on a swivel, but it ran WinCE rather than the then-current Windows 98 — letting it be lighter and smaller than any other laptop out there. (Here’s a review of the original Clio, with some pictures.)

I thought it was brilliant at the time, but it never caught on in the marketplace. I wonder if this new iteration will do any better?