Archive | February, 2010

Carrypad, UMPCPortal and MeetMobility CEBIT Week.

Posted on 28 February 2010

CeBIT is a little different for me this year as I’m staying home on ‘baby alert.’ Assuming my wife doesn’t go into labor early I’m going to make the most of it by taking the opportunity to get some good overview coverage going.  I’ll be working in the studio covering news as it comes in and then, every two hours I’ll be pulling together a 10 minute update for  MeetMobility. […]

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UMPCPortal, Carrypad and MeetMobility CeBIT Week

Posted on 28 February 2010

CeBIT is a little different for me this year as I’m staying home on ‘baby alert.’ Assuming my wife doesn’t go into labor early I’m going to make the most of it by taking the opportunity to get some good overview coverage going.  I’ll be working in the studio covering news as it comes in and then, every two hours I’ll be pulling together a 10 minute update for  MeetMobility. […]

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Hugo Ortega Readying the Tega Tablet

Posted on 27 February 2010

Hugo Ortega, who runs the ever interesting blog Uber Tablet, is preparing to launch a device with his company, Tegatech. The aptly named Tega tablet looks to be a rather clean slate with some fairly regular sounding specifications. It has a 10.2” resistive touchscreen with a resolution of 1024×600, uses a 1.6GHz Atom N270 CPU, and has built-in 3G. The asking price seems a bit steep considering the slate competition […]

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Joojoo Launch Delayed Until the End of March

Posted on 27 February 2010

Not a long story… the Joojoo has had it’s launch pushed back to March 25th. Gizmodo reported the story, but doesn’t have a link to the source (I’ve emailed them and will update when we get it.) Gizmodo quotes the following: Earlier this month, Fusion Garage’s JooJoo Internet tablet went into full production with an anticipated on-time delivery to consumers at the end of February. Last week, the company became […]

Haleron iLet Mini HAL – Watch Out!

Posted on 26 February 2010

Just a quick word of warning. While the iLet Mini might look good and suggest a comfortable web browsing experience, it’s not exactly going to perform if you put it to those sort of tasks. The 600Mhz CPU that we suspect is VIA’s ARM9-based Wondermedia Prizm platform,  just doesn’t have the power to handle it. If you need such a device, take a look at the SmartQ7 (ARM11) or the […]

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Is the Viliv S10 Too Expensive? What are the Alternatives?

Posted on 26 February 2010

The very interesting multitouch-capable Viliv S10 Blade is imminent and baseline pricing has already been set at $699 by Dynamism. After we posted that news though, someone managed to reveal the full Dynamism pricing structure for the devices and there’s been a big discussion, mostly negative, going on in the comments section. In this article I examine the pricing and look at the alternatives.

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Ultra Mobile Computing Buyers Guide PDF.

Posted on 25 February 2010

I had hoped to get a big big updated version of the mobile computing guide out before the end of 2009 but time was definitely not on my side. I’ve done a lot of work on it but it’s going to take many more hours before it’s finished. In the meantime, the late 2008 version is still available as a re-flowable PDF and is still worth reading if you’re thinking […]

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Resistive vs Capacitive screens for Writing. (Video demo)

Posted on 25 February 2010

Many of you know this already. Restive screens don’t require a conductive path to register an object on the screen which means you can use plastic styli, nails and other objects to write on the screen. Capacitive screens require a conductive area, like a finger, in order to register anything on the screen making handwriting, annotations, mark-ups, photo editing, drawing, sketching, digital painting and the like almost impossible. You can’t […]

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Notion Ink Adam Shown off on Video by Co-Founder

Posted on 25 February 2010

Update: Notion Ink Adam specifications and links are now in the database. A  video published last week by the Times of India has Notion Ink co-founder Rohan Shravan showing off what is being called a “final” version of the ever intriguing Adam tablet. The video has some nice close-ups of the unit, but it still doesn’t seem like the production version (and I hope not as part of the screen […]

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Pocketables Takes a Look at the Fujitsu UH900

Posted on 25 February 2010

Our friend Jenn from Pocketables.net has gotten her hands on the Fujitsu UH900 [Product page] and is wasting no time bringing great coverage of the device to her site. The UH900’s mega-bezel, tiny right shift key, and awkward pointer placement have me a bit frightened, but I’ll reserve judgment until after the full review that Jenn has planned. For now, be sure to check the following coverage from Pocketables.net: Unboxing […]

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‘In Other News…’ February 24th

Posted on 24 February 2010

Here’s the weekly rundown of items that we posted to the middle column on UMPCPortal, our ‘Other News’ section. It’s all good ultra mobile PC and MID-related stuff that, in most cases, we didn’t write about as a main news item. Shared Connect One Wi-Reach Classic 3G/4G mobile hotspot debuts – SlashGear. Shared Leading Operators Unite to Unleash Global Apps Potential | Wholesale Applications Community. Shared Adobe AIR is Coming […]

Viliv S10 Blade Pre-Order Starts at $699 with Dynamism

Posted on 24 February 2010

Full model details and pricing range is unknown at the moment but we’re now one step closer to launch of the Viliv S10 multitouch convertible. Dynamism have put up their pre order page. Pricing starts with a 60GB HDD and XP at $699 which appears high for a device that isn’t much more than a 10hour version of the Gigabyte Touchnote that I’m using to write this. SSD versions start […]

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