Archive | May, 2010

ASUS Press Conference – Computex (Pics, AppUp, EP121, 101TC, Eee Tablet)

Posted on 31 May 2010

     15:22 Jonney Shih on stage talking about gaming…hold you horses for a few minutes!   We’ve just been handed the images of the devices. (Thanks Netbooknews)   15:32 Still waiting for that tablet ‘news.’  The 12” Eee Pad looks rather huge. Comes with a docking station apparently. 10 hours battery life (It’s going to be heavy!) Press release is available See scans of press pack in previous post. […]

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Why Consumer Oriented Windows Based Slates are Going Nowhere Fast

Posted on 31 May 2010

Is is really that hard for a product designer to sit down and think about what sort of computing experience a product is going to provide a customer? Thanks in part to devices like the Joojoo [Portal page] and the iPad [Portal page], slate mania is officially underway. Everyone wants to jump on the bandwagon, and those that do — with Windows based devices — are going to fail in […]

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Asus Eee Pad and Eee Tablet launches.

Posted on 31 May 2010

This could get confusing. We’ve just picked up the press release for the Asus conference and there are three different tablet devices being launched here. Eee Tablet sounds like an e-book reader. The Eee Pad is coming in two flavors. 12” with a CULV CPU and Windows 7 Home Premium and 10” with Windows 7 embedded. More details and pics during the press conference.

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MSI Unveils the Wind Pad 10” Slate

Posted on 31 May 2010

MSI, the maker of some fairly well regarded netbooks, is going to be bringing the “Wind Pad 100” slate to market. The keyboardless 10” capacitive touch unit will be powered by the Atom Z530 CPU and will have HDMI out, presumably for 720p video output to an HDTV. The MSI product manager says that the MSI Wind Pad 100 will be available “later this year” for $499, according to Engadget. […]

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“Have Patience” – Nvidia on Tablets at Computex.

Posted on 31 May 2010

The tablet featured first in the press conference but there were no product announcements. We’ve actually left the event to head on out to the ASUS press conference. The tablet has the “ability to allow is to enjoy nearly all the content that we would like to enjoy on a computer today” says Jen-Hsun Huang, CEO of Nvidia, who went on to talk up the potential market for tablets, his […]

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Sony VAIO P11 Unboxing and Comparison from Pocketables

Posted on 31 May 2010

Our pal Jenn over at Pocketables.net already has her hands on the refreshed Sony VAIO P [Portal page]. Though the US Sony Style site doesn’t even have the new VAIO P for sale yet, Jenn has plenty of detailed images for your perusal. She’s also taken the older Sony VAIO P [Portal page] and put it face to face with the new one in a comparison photo-shoot.

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ARM Press Conference. ‘Eagle’ leaked as next-gen core.

Posted on 31 May 2010

A summary of the ARM Press conference at Computex today. Speaker: Tudor Brown, President of ARM     We’ve become used to ‘always on, anywhere.’ ARM go on to highlight the number of devices in it’s ecosystem. ‘Eagle’ appears on Roadmap above Cortex A9. Update: I asked what it was and ARM confirmed it’s the next-gen core for high-end platforms.    ARM goes on to highlight where ARM fits in […]

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ARM loves Android

Posted on 31 May 2010

I just stopped by the ARM room at Computex to pre-register for the press event and they kindly gave me a press pack which gives a hint about what they’ll be talking about. This is interesting because the press pack and press release talks almost exclusively about Android 2.2 as if nothing else mattered right now!

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We’ve Landed at Computex. ARM, MSI and ASUS coming-up.

Posted on 31 May 2010

Today is day Zero (many of you reading this will still living out Sunday but it’s already Monday here) and the action starts in just a few hours with a press conference from chip designer ARM. We’re not expecting anything new to be announced in our area because the Cortex A9 (multi-core ARMv7 architecture) is still just starting to ramp-up with OEMs but we might hear a little bit about […]

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UMPCPortal / Carrypad schedule for Computex Starts Monday

Posted on 28 May 2010

Computex is one of the biggest and definitely the most important trade show of the year for mobile computing. Not only is it located in the heartland of notebook, netbook and mobile computer design and manufacture but it’s an event that I get additional access to through our friends at Intel. I’m part of the Intel Insider program which is covering my trip to Taipei and giving me some guidance […]

UMPCPortal / Carrypad schedule for Computex Starts Monday

Posted on 28 May 2010

Computex is one of the biggest and definitely the most important trade show of the year for mobile computing. Not only is it located in the heartland of notebook, netbook and mobile computer design and manufacture but it’s an event that I get additional access to through our friends at Intel. I’m part of the Intel Insider program which is covering my trip to Taipei and giving me some guidance […]

Amtek Prepping 5 Tablets for Computex

Posted on 27 May 2010

It there is one thing we know about JKK of JKKmobile, it’s his uncanny ability to cover huge amounts of distance at technology shows and exhibitions to produce first-look videos, by the bucket load so when he posts the following about Amtek prepping not 1 or 2 tablets but an incredible 5, we know we are in for a interesting Computex; Firstly there is the iTablet Speed-Lite (AE03), packing a […]

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