Here are the first shots of the VPC08 in action. The hardware looks faithful to those renders we saw mid-November, and includes a 4.3-inch touchscreen, 800MHz Atom Z500 CPU, and separate phone controls with a second 2-inch screen.
I'm fascinated, but pretty skeptical of the VPC08. As you can see, the thing dwarfs the Nokia N97, and its design doesn't appeal to me as much as the even crazier xpPhone (which will also run Windows 7).
Other specs on ViewSonic's effort include 512MB RAM, 8GB SSD, Wi-Fi, 1200mAh battery, 3.5mm headphone jack, a mini USB port, 2-megapixel camera, and microSD storage expansion. That had been talk of a roughly $US800 price, but that's all speculation until it actually arrives. Maybe we'll get to play with it at CES.