Archive | July, 2006

Tablet Kiosk eo 7110 offer in UK.

Posted on 31 July 2006

PocketPC solutions, the Tablet Kiosk agent in the UK and Europe have a special offer that they are running through August on the eo 7110 UMPC. The eo 7110 is being offered for a discounted price of £699.99. We’ve tested the 7110 (actually we tested the Paceblade Easybook P7 which is the same device.) and didn’t really want to give it back. The mouse pointer and docking capability mark this […]

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UMPC updates. 30-07

Posted on 30 July 2006

I’ve just got back from a week away in the UK where I was worried about keeping up with the ultra mobile PC news. There wasn’t much news though was there. I needn’t have worried. I think I can sum up last weeks ultra mobile PC news with just a few paragraphs. Founder coming to America.Firstly, there’s a new ultra mobile PC coming to America and it turns out that […]

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Apple Newton versus the Samsung Q1 UMPC

Posted on 28 July 2006

[img]http://www.origamiportal.com/umpc/images/newtonvsq1_UMPC.jpg[/img]

Cnet is running an article comparing the
[url=http://digitalliving.cnet.co.uk/specials/0,39030785,49282099,00.htm]Apple Newton against the Samsung Q1[/url].

Pitting a new machine against one that was released 10 years ago seems a little strange. However, CNet claims that the Apple Newton comes out on top.

After going through 10 grueling stages between the two devices the winning claims that won it all was the price, ($100 for the Newton and $1000 for the Q1) and the battery life where obviously the Newton lasts longer with an impressive 30 hour battery life while the Q1 doesn’t quite reach that mark and falls about 27 hours short.

So if you want a fat PDA from the late 90s I think you should seriously consider the Newton. if you want a fat new machine that runs new software consider the Q1.

Source: [url=http://hardware.slashdot.org/hardware/06/07/28/137207.shtml]Slashdot[/url]

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Daewoo Lucoms Solo M1 to be released in Korea

Posted on 21 July 2006

[img]http://www.origamiportal.com/umpc/images/lucoms.jpg[/img]

In an effort to report news a week after it happens, here is some news on a Founder type UMPC being released in Korea called the Daewoo Lucoms Solo M1.

According to the website the Lucoms features a Celeron 900, a 7″ touch Screen, MS Tablet PC, Bluetooth & Wifi, a 1.3Mpix Video camera, DMB TV Tuner, and a S-VIDEO out on its cradle station. 

Another important feature is the enjoyable message printed on the front of the device making sure that you always remember to “enjoy mobility”

[img]http://www.origamiportal.com/umpc/images/lucoms_enjoy.jpg[/img]

[url=http://www.lucoms.co.kr/]Lucoms Website[/url]
Source: [url=http://www.akihabaranews.com/en/news-12135-Solo+M1+the+new+Made+in+Korea+UMPC.html]akihabaranews.com[/url]

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Nice TabletKiosk eo and Samsung Q1 Video Review.

Posted on 21 July 2006

Hugo Ortega from [url=http://ubertablet.blogspot.com]ubertablet.blogspot.com[/url] just released a nice video review showing the differences between the eo and the Samsung Q1.

The videos go into the features of both devices and talk about the differences between each of them.

Once again a great watch if you are trying to decide which one to get between the two.

Check it out [url=http://ubertablet.blogspot.com/2006/07/ultra-mobile-pc-australian-story.html]here[/url]

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NS BASIC Corporation Announces Programming Contest!

Posted on 21 July 2006

Top prize is a Samsung Q1 UMPC!

NS BASIC Corporation is pleased to announce our 7th Programming Contest. We’re expecting some cool entries which take advantage of the new capabilities of devices and NS Basic. In the past contests we have seen great improvement of entries in quality, performance and sophistication: we expect to see more this time.

We have three categories: Windows CE, Palm OS and Desktop. All registered NS Basic users are welcome to participate in the contest. Prizes are $100 USD in each category, plus a special prize in the NS Basic/Desktop category.

You may enter more than one program. Judging will be by NS Basic’s experts. All judging is arbitrary and final. We will be looking for quality, performance, ease of use, sophistication and overall coolness. Apps can be whatever you use NS Basic for: Enterprise, business, commercial, education, games or even something whimsical.

All programs must be written using NS Basic/CE, NS Basic/Desktop or NS Basic/Palm. Entries may be commercial, shareware or freeware. Please indicate with your entry whether we can share your program or screenshots with the public.

Send your questions and entries to contest@nsbasic.com.

The deadline for entries is September 01 at 12:00 midnite EST.

more info below…

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UbertabletPC video – eo/q1 comparison.

Posted on 21 July 2006

Hugo Ortega of Ubertablet PC. has done a really good and detailed video review of some of the core features of the Tablet Kiosk eo and Samsung Q1 origami-based UMPC’s. I found Hugo’s comments about the ‘xyz factor’ very interesting. He talks about the difference between active and passive touchscreens, using your ‘pinky’ and the advantages of the eo’s mouse pointer. In fact he goes as far as to say […]

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Tablet Kiosk eo. Port replicator.

Posted on 20 July 2006

An image of the soon-to-be-released Tablet Kiosk port replicator is now available.

[img]http://www.carrypad.com/images/amtek-portrep-small.jpg[/img]

The replicator enables VGA-out and Ethernet and it looks like there’s a SD slot there too. The replicator also has 2 USB ports. If this doesn’t cost too much it will make a very nice portable solution. As yet, there is no release date or price available.

via [url=http://www.carrypad.com/journal]Carrypad[/url]

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Flybook V33 Ultra-Mobile PC now available.

Posted on 20 July 2006

PocketPc solutions in the UK and Flybook in Germany have both contacted us in the last few days to tell us that the V33 is now available in Europe. This is possibly one of the sexiest UMPCs around (Yes. We’re calling it an Ultra Mobile PC. – Its not an Origami/Microsoft ultra mobile PC tho.) and has a top-notch specification to match the looks. Apart from the convertable touchscreen design […]

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Amtek (eo/easybook/it’s/t700) port replicator.

Posted on 20 July 2006

Following-up on Franks post yesterday about the T700/eo/easybook battery, port replicator and dock (UltraMobilePC-Tips,) we’ve managed to get hold of a picture of the Amtek port replicator. Although we’re told that this is the real item, its not yet confirmed from Amtek/Tablet Kiosk/Paceblade. It enables VGA-out, Ethernet and it looks like there’s a SD slot there which I assume is connected via the USB bus. Frank reported yesterday that the […]

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MobileTechReview – Sony UX180P. Full review.

Posted on 18 July 2006

There have been a lot of reviews about the Sony UX series UMPC’s but this one is worth making a journal entry about. MobileTechReview have posted their full review here. The UX consistently exceeded 3 hours on a charge with the WiFi radio on Some good pics, good detail about the single-sign-in software and lots of detail about the display. Sony UX series data sheet.Sony UX news links. RegardsSteve/Chippy. View […]

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PDA and Smartphone re-packaging.

Posted on 18 July 2006

I suspect that this is more of a move to catch up with HTC and smartphones in general rather than anything else but it is an example of what I expect to happen more and more over the next 2 years. RIM want to add media capabilities to their devices. In doing so, they are migrating up the chain towards smartphone land. PDA, PocketPC and Smartphone manufacturers will be doing […]

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