Archive | August, 2006

Pocket Lint: ASUS R2H UK launched for £799

Posted on 31 August 2006

Pocket-Lint have just posted a news item saying that the ASUS R2H will launch at £799 That’s exactly the same price as the Samsung Q1. Incredibly, they report that this includes 768MB RAM a 60GB HDD and an external DVD Dual D/L Drive. If this is true, Samsung have a problem on their hands. There is a link to ASUS on the news story but no source quoted for the […]

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UMPCs and Windows Media Center.

Posted on 31 August 2006

This is cool. Currently XP Media Center doesn’t contain the features of XP Tablet Edition and Tablet Edition obviously doesn’t have the Media Center capabilities. But when Vista comes, this will change. Some versions of Windows Vista will include both Tablet PC and Media Center. [ref] A touch-enabled mobile media center solution is not only going to be very cool, its also going to be pretty much unique amongst operating […]

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Last call for Pepperpad Plus!

Posted on 30 August 2006

Update: Ripberger left a comment to correct me on the names of the devices. The Pepperpad Plus was the original name of the pepperpad 3. The current Pepperpad is known only as ‘Pepperpad.’ Thanks Ripberger. Pepperpad have just sent out an email covering pretty much what we said in a previous post. That’s 2 Pepperpads for $1000 then! The original Pepperpad Plus Linux-based web tablet device is being cleared out […]

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UMPC websites sinking?

Posted on 30 August 2006

A quick scan through the Carrypad ultra mobile PC links page shows me I’ve got some updating to do. Of the 38 sites listed, no less than 10 seem to be stuck in the water. That is they’ve had no updates for a month or more. Not only that but 3 of them seem to be ‘made for google’ now and have no real content on them at all. This […]

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Sony UX180P pulled from US market.

Posted on 30 August 2006

OK, perhaps ‘pulled’ is the wrong word. Lets just say they’re not re-stocking any more. JKonTheRun noticed yesterday that the UX180P had disappeared from the Sony Style website and when I checked it today, it still wasn’t there. Over at MicroPCTalk however, they’ve had confirmation that it really has been pulled phased out. we got word directly from Sony USA that they are currently out of inventory for the Vaio UX180P. A […]

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Vega pricing revealed.

Posted on 30 August 2006

The almost-too-good-to-be-true Vega ultra portable PC now has a price.

[img]http://www.origamiportal.com/uploads/img44f5d94630d50.jpg[/img]

On the Raon Digital website [url=http://www.raondigital.com/shopping/k_shopping.asp]here,[/url] the price is clearly shown.

256MB $710
512MB $750

No-one has actaully seen a good test of these yet but [url=http://www.akihabaranews.com/en/news-12325-Vega+the+UPPC+reviewed+by+Suze.html]Akihabara[/url] (again!) are reporting that threre’s a report due soon from ‘Suze.’ so keep an eye on Akihabara.

via [url=http://www.carrypad.com/journal/2006/08/vega-uppcumpc-review-and-pricing.html]Carrypad[/url]

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New Sony UX 70 Ultra-Mobile PC for Asia.

Posted on 30 August 2006

[img]http://www.origamiportal.com/uploads/img44f5d6fec5c2a.jpg[/img]

It looks like Sony has launched a UX50 with a 1-seg digital TV receiver in Asia known as the UX70. [url=http://www.akihabaranews.com/en/news-12336-VAIO+UX70+1Seg+powered.html]Akihabara[/url] has a very brief news item here on the topic.

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Averatec AHI. One step further away.

Posted on 30 August 2006

The Averatec AHI, first seen through a PDAFrance back in April and pencilled-in for a Sept launch has been delayed.

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Latest information is that it has been re-planned for an early 2007 launch.

The Averatec was rumored to have an Origami-like spec but raised eyebrows (and some hopes) when it was shown with a slide-out keyboard.

We assume that the race to get the Christmas market production run complete was too much of a tall order and thus it has been put on hold until the next round of announcements, probably a month or two before CES or CeBit.

[url=http://www.carrypad.com/products/product.php?id=20]Specs at Carrypad.[/url]

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Australia gets Pentium-M UMPC

Posted on 30 August 2006

[update: Before you contact me Tegatech (Hugo), I know! I’ve just seen the TabletKiosk 7200 series on your website. You deserve a link for my oversight and another link for offering the base model for AUS$1899. Hugo one of the principles of Techagate who runs a good blog also deserves a link. I promise I’ll pay more attention to the Oz market in the future.] Pioneer Computers in Australia are […]

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New Sony UX 70 Ultra-Mobile PC.

Posted on 30 August 2006

Don’t get too excited if you live in the Western world. It looks like Sony has launched a UX50 with a 1-seg digital TV receiver in Asia which isn’t much use to those of us living in Europe or America. Mobile Digital TV is one thing I’d love to see get sorted out in U.S. and Europe. At the moment its a mess of licensing and standards. For the meantime, […]

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Fujitsu Loox P70 series. Tasty specs.

Posted on 29 August 2006

One of my favorite ultra-mobile PC’s, the 8.9″ swivel screen tablet convertible Fujitsu P1510d looks like its getting a very nice set of upgrades which could bring it right to the cutting-edge of ultra mobile PC technology. Engadget has reported that details are up on a Japanese website and sure enough, there they are. (Google translation) The Loox P series uses an Intel U1400 (Core Solo ULV, 1.2Ghz, same as […]

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Averatec AHI delayed.

Posted on 29 August 2006

Maybe I shouldn’t have written about it this morning but I’ve just heard that the Averatec AHI is to be set for a possible launch in Q1 2007. Not Q3 2006 as was previously planned. Averatec sent this public message to me via email. Through development, we have refreshed our vision for the AHI and feel confident that we can release it during the first quarter of 2007. That’s a […]

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