Archive | September, 2006

Tegatech chosen to distribute Q1 in Australia

Posted on 29 September 2006

According to news from Hugo Ortega in Australia, Tegatech have been appointed as a Samsung partner for the distribution of the Q1 ultra mobile PC in that region. This is great news for the Australia and New Zealand and great news for UMPCs. Samsung obviously feel that its worth pushing the ultra mobile PC into more regions. If you’re interested in selling the Q1 to end-customers in that region, get […]

v7110, i7210 comparison photos

Posted on 29 September 2006

JKK has sent some nice comparison shots of the Tablet Kiosk v7110 and i7210 UMPCs Take a look at the gallery for more details. Thanks to JKK. Steve / Chippy tags: umpc, v7110, i7210 View details of all Ultra Mobile devices in the ultra mobile PC product database. From N800 to Flybook V5, its all there!

i7210 car mount solution being worked on.

Posted on 29 September 2006

Evan Easton has been running a series of posts about the TabletKiosk i7210 since he got it a few weeks ago. Today he posts about a possible mounting solution he’s found. Its a mounting solution designed for the Motion LS800 and Evan is working on modifying it to fit the i7210 and fitting it into his Hummer. CarPCs are going to comprise a significant slice of the ultra mobile PC […]

UMPC2007. Yahoo branded device.

Posted on 28 September 2006

I’ve just read some great news relayed by Ctitanic at UMPCBuzz. It looks like Yahoo are going to market a ultra mobile PC next year. The news comes via TGDaily and it mentions the ‘second generation’ UMPCs. My guess is that this is all part of UMPC2007 that Dennis Luo of Microsoft talked about at the VIA Technical Forum (Computex, June 2006. His presentation is still available.) From the Carrypad VTF report: […]

JKK presents a video of Tablet Kiosk i7210.

Posted on 28 September 2006

I’ve only had the i7210 for 24 hours so I’m still installing software and showing-off in cafes. However, hard-working JKK, active member of the Origami Project forums (there’s a thread running about the video there.) has produced a video covering many details about the device. Does it get hot? What’s the touch-screen like? Vectoring Issues? Video Performance?   Its all answered in the video along with some really nice software tips […]

Pepperpad 3. Hands-on report and video.

Posted on 28 September 2006

John Biggs stays true to his word and publishes a short report on the Pepperpad-3. it is specifically designed with folks who wouldn’t use a laptop. It’s rugged, easy to use and small enough to hide out of the way when not in use. That said, it is also a hacker’s dream He also calls it a Kitchen Computer! You do a lot of cooking John? Anyway, there’s some good […]

Vega VGA cable at Ubertablet.

Posted on 28 September 2006

Hugo Ortega got hold of one of the VGA adaptor cables for the Vega UMPC. This was (and still is) missing from my Vega so I’m interested to see how Hugo’s testing goes. Hugo, can you run Powerpoint up on a big monitor to see how if it works OK? The testing I did indicated that it works fine at 800×480. 1920×1600 might be a different matter! Projectors run a […]

Vega pre-ordering now available via Dynamism.

Posted on 28 September 2006

Dynamism have cut a deal with Raon Digital in South Korea to import and resell the Vega UMPC so if your local ultra mobile PC dealer doesn’t have it in stock (admittedly, there aren’t many!) then Dynamism is your best bet. The Vega is nearly (apart from the OQO +1) the smallest consumer Windows PC there is. Ignore the 500Mhz processor specification because unless you need 3D support (Streetdeck, iTunes, […]

Tablet Kiosk i7210 arrives at last.

Posted on 27 September 2006

Its been a nice day for UMPCs. There was the Pepperpad 3 news, then the IDF ultra mobile PC prototype, the ASUS R2h launch and then my new i7210 turned up. I ordered it through the Scandinavian TabletKiosk distributor Coxion in Finland (who are also developing another mobile PC, the WebBook 3G.) They aren’t selling devices direct to the public but are providing mobile-computing related professional services into Europe. For those […]

ASUS R2H officially launched in Germany. No really!

Posted on 27 September 2006

Exactly as planned, the R2H has just been officially launched for the German and Austrian market at a press conference in Munich. Its taken way too long to get here (six months in total.) but at last we can finally be sure of pricing and specifications for the European markets. What do we want to know? Specs, Availability and Price, right? Specs: – 7” TFT WVGA Display (Auflösung: 800 x 480 Bildpunkte)– […]

IDF Keynote. More on the UMPC news.

Posted on 27 September 2006

More information has come through on the keynote speech by Intel CEO Paul Otellini at the IDF. Firstly, the complete keynote speech is available here. UMPC-related stuff starts at around the 50 min’s point. You’ll hear Anand Chandrasekher, GM of the Ultra Mobile Group at Intel, talk about the Steeley processor. The Steeley processor will be the successor to the Celeron-M with a Merom-based (65nm process) reduced-cache version of the […]

ASUS R2H launch (DE) just hours away.

Posted on 27 September 2006

In about 5 hours (1700 CET, 1100 EDT) we should know the official specifications, pricing and availability of the ASUS R2H in Germany. Already we’re seeing online prices appearing between 895 and 970 Euros so its coming in at about 15% below the current German price of the lower specification Samsung Q1.   Online retailers are offering the following specification which seems to be the same as the full specification as announced back […]