Archive | September, 2009

Ubergizmo reviews the Archos (Android) Internet Tablet

Posted on 30 September 2009

Update: Our own unboxing video is now available. I met Hubert from Ubergizmo at IDF last week and the one thing I forgot to do was to steal his Archos Android Tablet for an overnight hands on. Luckily he’s put up his full review and based on that I’m impressed and inquisitive enough to have ordered one this evening. Yes, Android Tablet live session and review coming soon on UMPCPortal! […]

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N900 availability slips to end of October.

Posted on 30 September 2009

Early indications were that the Nokia N900 would be in peoples hands at the beginning of October but according to Nokia.de and Amazon.co.uk, the availability date has slipped out to the end of October with Nokia.de predicting the 30th and Amazon.co.uk the 26th. Regarding prices, in Germany the street prices are settling at a low of about 520 Euro. In the UK, where sales tax is less, the prices are […]

Get In Early with the Atom Developer Program. (And win!)

Posted on 30 September 2009

Based on a projected addressable market of well over 400 million units (media phones) and a multi-million pre-existing netbook user base, it would be crazy for software developers to ignore the potential of Moblin, the Intel Atom Developer Program and App-store. Despite that, Intel want to give you even more reason to start early. They are giving away 100 netbooks!

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Extensive N900 preview gives praise.

Posted on 30 September 2009

Michal Jerz is clearly happy with the Nokia N900 he’s testing and yet I still remain somewhat unconvinced as I read through this detailed article. Maybe the N900 really is this good with web page zooming – “No reloading, refreshing, waiting for the new part to render” and a “BEAUTIFUL user interface.” but maybe, coming from the Smartphone world, Michal hasn’t got the benefit of experience on a 4.8” screen […]

M&M&Ms What IDF09 meant for Mobility.

Posted on 29 September 2009

I took MIDMoves to the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco last week with a focus on the three M’s of MIDs, Moblin and Moorestown. IDF is the highlight of my mobile computing year and I was hoping to see Moorestown MIDs being demonstrated, the launch of Moblin 2.0 and a bunch of new products. As it happens, we got the expected Moblin 2.0 launch but didn’t see much in […]

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IDF09. MID News Round-up.

Posted on 29 September 2009

I’m just a few posts away from completing my Intel Developer Forum 2009 related work now and it’s time to round-up and summarize the news and to try and work out what it means for 2010 and 2011. Power-gating, Mobiln 2.1 and the App Store are just three very important elements but for the full overview, check out an article I’ve just posted at UMPCPortal which goes over everything I learned.

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Moblin 2.1 for handhelds. Q&A, Demo.

Posted on 29 September 2009

You may have already seen the video from IDF where Moblin 2.1 for handhelds was announced and seen the demonstration of Moblin 2.0 on Moorestown but in addition to that we were give a sneak peek at Moblin 2.1 for handhelds running on a (Menlow demonstration) platform. Pankaj Kedia from the Ultra Mobility Group also answers questions about the platform.

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Moorestown. Digging a little deeper.

Posted on 28 September 2009

While we didn’t get full details about Moorestown at Intel’s Developer Forum this week, we did get a sneak peak, as Intel love to call it, into what Moorestown brings to the table by the chief architect himself, Shreekant (Ticky) Thakkar. Most of it is summarized in a PDF issued to the press but there’s also a set of slides to check out too. See SPCS004 on this content page. […]

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Vodcast from IDF09: Mobile round-up.

Posted on 27 September 2009

Xavier Lanier (GottaBeMobile),  Sascha Pallenberg (Netbooknews.com) and I sat down in the final hours of the Intel Developer Forum to talk about what we’d seen in the mobile space. In this video we talk about Moblin and the Intel Application Developer Program, the Viliv S10, Archos 9 and say hello to a mystery man who decided to wander across the set with his dinner!

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Moorestown and Pinetrail graphics core thoughts. GMA500 likely.

Posted on 26 September 2009

One of the things I expected to find out at the Intel Developer Forum this year were details about Pinetrail and Moorestown graphics. GMA950 on the current netbook platform clearly needs a boost in the video codec department and if Moblin 2 is only going to support Moorestown and Pinetrail along with the current generation of netbooks, it makes sense that they have the same graphics core right? It fits […]

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#IDF09 technical session PDFs now available

Posted on 26 September 2009

Even if you couldn’t get to IDF in San Francisco last week you still have a chance to learn all about the mind-blowing technology that was covered at a very technical level. From cars to TV’s, MIDs to desktops, laptops to smartphones, there’s a huge range of markets that Intel addresses and for each segment there was at least one technical session at IDF. If you’ve got any interest in any of these areas (that leaves about 0.5% of you that landed on this by accident when searching for towns in the U.S. beginning with the letter M) you need to dive into some of the amazing content that’s been made available.

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Linpus launches ‘Moblin Enhanced.’ Video.

Posted on 25 September 2009

Here’s a video presentation of three versions of the Linpus netbook distribution based on Moblin 2.0. two of the distributions shown will be available for download in a few weeks.