Archive | June, 2009

Mobile Microblogging Devices. A List that Doesn’t Include Intel.

Posted on 30 June 2009

Back in Feb, I listed a set of devices that should be high on your list if you’re thinking about mobile microblogging. It included MIDs and UMPCs. As the market for mobile social networking, mobile web search, mobile content creation, location based services and lifestreaming (my rough definition of Mobile Microblogging) gathers steam we’re seeing more and more devices coming into the segment and it’s mainly from the smartphone sector. […]

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Dell’s Internet Device. No news.

Posted on 30 June 2009

Clearly the person leaking the Dell MID information to the NYT has no idea what’s going on there and has probably just walked through one of the research labs at Dell and got a bit over-excited. I’m sure if you got to walk through Apple’s lab you’d see a few Google Android-based devices too. ‘Could be scrapped’ or ‘may begin selling the device later this year.’ That’s called ‘evaluation’ I […]

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Are you Sitting Comfortably? MIDStories.com

Posted on 29 June 2009

It’s a new website all about MIDs…     Run by the bloggers from GottaBeMobile and Notebooks.com it looks like a great way to start learning about how mobile internet devices are used in everyday situations. Check out this article for example where a family are testing out a Viliv S5 this summer. In fact, if you’ve got a MID story to tell, check out this page because as part […]

Fennec. Beta 2 for Maemo. Alpha 2 for Windows Mobile

Posted on 29 June 2009

If I was running the Fennec project, I’d be thinking carefully about accelerating development for more than just the Maemo platform too! Its not that Maemo is a dying OS (although at this point you could say that Maemo is already dead with the ‘old’ N810 being the only Maemo device on the market and very little news about any new devices based on Maemo 5) it’s that Fennec needs […]

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Windows 7 RC works well on the TN70M

Posted on 26 June 2009

I’ve installed Windows 7 on the Clevo TN70M and it’s working very well. Auto screen rotation isn’t working yet but everything else seems to be. Even tablet features started working fully after I installed the touch drivers. I’ve tested the beta graphics drivers and it even enables Aero.  (But causes problems with Windows Media Player so I rolled back to the standard drivers.) The fact that Windows 7 works is […]

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Always Innovating Touchbook coming next month, full specs

Posted on 25 June 2009

The Always Innovating Touchbook, which made a decent amount of buzz several months ago, should be seeing its first batch of devices released next month, in July. The device is quite unique as the screen can be removed from the keyboard and run as a standalone slate tablet. Always Innovating just released some new info stating that the first batch would be out in July, however the software isn’t yet […]

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Intel and Nokia Answer a Few Questions About Their Partnership.

Posted on 25 June 2009

The Intel and Nokia announcement the other day had us all excited about new devices and Atom-powered smartphones but after the dust has settled its clear that we’re looking at something a little less thrilling. At least in the short term. It appears to be all about positioning and software to me. Intel and Nokia are sending a strong message out that they will be working hard together in the […]

Clevo TN70M Hands-on Surprises.

Posted on 25 June 2009

When you read about the TN70 in the umpc and netbook community you’re likely to hear references to the T91 and the Sony Vaio P along with words like ‘ugly’ and ‘cheap.’ You probably won’t hear much mention of mobility but if you’re thinking about mobility, umpcs and tablet PCs I encourage you to pause for a moment and take a closer look because this bargain basement device (that I’m […]

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Flash on the HTC Hero brings smartphones one step closer to the FIE

Posted on 24 June 2009

We talk a lot about the FIE (Full Internet Experience) here on ultra mobile PC Portal. The reason many of us are using UMPCs is that there aren’t many non-x86 computers that have provided it. The FIE slowly finds its way onto smaller and smaller devices, and while I wouldn’t say that the new HTC Hero provides a true FIE, it is getting there. The recently released HTC Hero is […]

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Live Session Tonight. Mifi, Clevo and Viliv. (updated)

Posted on 24 June 2009

JKKMobile and I will be turning on the cams and tuning into the chat session again tonight at 2100 CEST. Click through for details.

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MiFi 2352 (European) Round-up Review

Posted on 23 June 2009

There ARE some things you need to think about before you take the plunge and buy a MiFi so here’s my final tests and thoughts on the MiFi 2352 personal 3G hotspot for European GSM and UMTS networks.

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UMPC Search Term Still in Decline. What Shall We Do?

Posted on 23 June 2009

We see no point in ignoring the real facts. ultra mobile PC is a term in decline and has been for the last 18 months. Despite 2009 seeing more UMPCs than ever before and customer numbers remaining solid, the keyword trends are changing. We’ve held up well and, to be honest, have been one of the longest lasting businesses in the ultra mobile PC market so I don’t feel too […]

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