Archive | February, 2009

ASUS Eee PC ‘Shell’

Posted on 27 February 2009

Initial thoughts on this news about an a new ASUS EEE device was that it would be just a keyboard, screen and battery ‘shell’ that you could slot an Eee PC module into. I can’t help thinking about a high-end Android MID/Smartphone that slots into the ‘shell’ to turn it into a netbook but i’m sure my thoughts are 12 months away from reality. In reality (at least in Digitimes’ […]

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Asus Eee 2G Surf on woot today for $159

Posted on 27 February 2009

My favorite deal-per-day site, Woot.com is selling one of the original netbooks. Well, actually it is its sister site, sellout.woot.com, but the same concept applies. Today only you’ll be able to buy a refurbished Eee 2G surf which features a 7″ 800×480 screen, 2GB of SSD space, 512MB of RAM, and an 800MHz Celeron processor. You can also choose the color you want, from black, blue, green, pink, or white.  […]

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Open-Plug announces voice stack for Intel MIDs/Smartphones

Posted on 27 February 2009

Here’s a few more clues to how the voice capability on Moorestown ‘midphones’ will be played out. Open-Plug have announced their 2G and 3G capable ‘ELIPS’ Telephony stack for Moblin, the OS being built for current and future MIDs and netbooks. This Open-Plug stack is likely to be the one on the LG  ‘midphone’ announced for 2010. We’re expecting to hear a bit mroe about that next week at CeBIT. […]

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The all-in-one HP Mini 1000 MIE review post

Posted on 26 February 2009

I’ve just finished up the last section of the Mini 1000 MIE review. The review was done in rolling format, so each section came out at different times over the last few weeks. This post serves as a hub to access all of our Mini 1000 MIE review articles as well as any additional Mini 1000 MIE coverage that we put up while testing the unit. Summary The HP Mini […]

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UMPC Fever Viliv S5 hands-on and unboxing videos

Posted on 26 February 2009

  ultra mobile PC Fever has gotten a Viliv S5 [Portal page] and already have some videos up. There are also lots of good unboxing pics up over at ultra mobile PC Fever, have a look! (auto translated by Google). The S5, as you will recall, is a MID device that has been very popular according to our Portal charts.  Here are the specs of the device as shown in the video: Intel’s […]

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YouTube – VMware demo showing two operating systems running on the N800

Posted on 26 February 2009

Here’s a video that will get you thinking! Android and Windows CE on a nokia N800. The story comes from ITPro where you’ll find a lot more info. Apparently it’s not a product at the moment but it’s in the evaluation stage. My first question is, can you install an X86 virtual container and load XP on it? I doubt it, but even so, Android and Maemo on one device […]

Preparing for CeBIT: Ultra Mobile reporting Kit V5

Posted on 26 February 2009

Life has been so busy over the last month that I’ve hardly had a chance to think about CeBIT and yet it starts in just 5 days. On Monday, I’ll be meeting JKK and Sacha in Hannover and we’re going to hit CeBIT as hard as we can. Fortunately the accommodation, tickets (I have a press pass again this year) and transport have all been arranged so all that remains […]

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Sparrow-based Nokia MID. Did Someone see the 2009 Nokia Tablet?

Posted on 26 February 2009

Before I say why I think Eldar Martazin didn’t see a 2011 Nokia MID, let me take the chance to tell you a little bit about ARM’s ‘Sparrow’ platform. When I first heard news about it a few weeks ago I was a little confused about where it was positioned on the scale of ARM cores as it looked to overlap the ARM11 MPCore designs. I fired off a query […]

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Long term hardware impressions — HP Mini 1000 MIE

Posted on 26 February 2009

I think I definitely saved the best for last. The HP Mini 1000 is a beautiful unit by anyone’s standards. Combine that with the fact that you can buy a version of the Mini 1000 MIE direct from HP starting at $280, and you should be impressed. Take a look at the hardware tour: Left (left to right): A/C plug, USB 2.0, vents, HP accessory connector, standard headphone jack, ethernet […]

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Intel calls iPhone a MID. Obviously Preparing for Moorestown Marketing.

Posted on 26 February 2009

I enjoyed this article at APCMag. There’s a lot you can read between the lines and a lot of straight-up info. Intel are now calling smartphones, MIDs There’s a definite netbook roadmap It will take 3-5 years to seed MIDs on Intel Some netbooks may appear on the Moorestown platform Favorite quote: “Every smartphone is a mobile Internet device, including the iPhone” says Pankaj Kedia, director of ecosystems for Intel’s […]

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Long term software impressions — HP Mini 1000 MIE

Posted on 25 February 2009

It has definitely been an interesting testing experience with the Mini 1000 MIE [Portal page]. The netbook, as you have probably read, runs a custom Ubuntu interface designed by HP. They call it the Mobile Internet Edition of the Mini 1000. I am anything but a Linux pro, so I approached this as a newcomer to Linux. Luckily, HP is marketing the Mini 1000 MIE to less experienced computer users […]

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What ever happened to WePC?

Posted on 25 February 2009

Back in October of last year there was some interesting news about a site (WePC.com), made in conjunction with Intel and Asus, that would allow users to submit concepts of their ‘dream computer’ and have it voted on by a large community. The idea was that the best concepts would float to the top and Asus would take these and build a community designed netbook, while Intel would power it. […]

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