Archive | July, 2010

‘In Other Ultra-Mobile News…’ July 29th

Posted on 29 July 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 FrontFace: a tablet-friendly front for Windows’ face. Shared Meego Chosen as the In-Vehicle Infotainment Platform By GENIVI Alliance. Shared Chinese 8.9 inch Windows tablet hits the FCC. Shared […]

‘In Other Ultra-Mobile News…’ July 22nd

Posted on 22 July 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. Published iPhone 4 Reception Story Reaches a Climax Tomorrow; I’m Awaiting Apple’s Fix – Free Cases Won’t Cut It. We’ve stayed out of iPhone 4 [portal page] reception coverage […]

Droid X vs. iPhone 4 Camera Test (video and stills)

Posted on 22 July 2010

While the Droid X [portal page] beats the iPhone 4 [portal page] in a straight-up megapixel to megapixel comparison by 3 megapixels (Droid X’s cam is 8 MP while iPhone 4’s is 5 MP), the iPhone 4 uses a fancy back-illuminated sensor, which enhances it’s ability to capture light, according to Apple. The Droid X supports 720p HD recording, just as the iPhone 4, and interestingly, the Droid X has […]

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Droid X Gallery and iPhone 4 Size Comparison

Posted on 22 July 2010

I just shot some pictures of the Droid X [portal page] and a few with the phone next to the iPhone 4 for reference. Here are a few choice photos, and you can find the full set in the Droid X’s gallery page. Stay tuned – camera comparison is coming up next.

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HP Slate With Windows 7 Still A Possibility

Posted on 21 July 2010

I must admit, I was disappointed when I heard news that HP had cancelled the Windows 7 slate that we had famously seen Steve Ballmer demo during in his keynote at CES this year. Just as we thought all we had to look forward to from HP was a WebOS tablet, this little nugget of information pops up in a well hidden page on HP’s site. Specifications are slim but […]

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Viliv N5 Review – Full Internet Experience in a Handheld

Posted on 21 July 2010

Carrypad is a place to check out the advanced, fun, easy, consumer-focused world of handhelds. We love the direction that Android, iOS, MeeGo, WebOS devices are heading to and we love the way that smartphones are taking on the ‘Mobile Internet Device’ theme but if you’re a productivity user or someone that relies on desktop Internet quality and applications, you might want to check this out. The Viliv N5 has […]

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Motorola Droid X Unboxing

Posted on 21 July 2010

The Droid X [portal page] just showed up today and we’ve got a quick unboxing with more coverage coming soon! Check it out:

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Asus Eee Pad EP101TC; out with the Windows 7 Embedded, in with Android.

Posted on 20 July 2010

Back at Computex Asus announced two new tablets, a 12 inch touting Windows 7 device called the Eee Pad EP121 and the Windows 7 Embedded, 10 inch EP101TC. Windows 7 Embedded runs on the Windows CE platform which Microsoft isn’t pushing as a finalised tablet ready operating system but instead a base in which OEM’s like Asus can create their own user interfaces for. Well today Netbook News reports that […]

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Viliv N5 UMPC – Full Review

Posted on 20 July 2010

The tech blogs of the western world are literally full of slate, pad and tablet talk. ‘Smart’ this or ‘App-store’ that; There’s nothing like a new and controversial product category to get traffic flowing. Meanwhile, sitting in the background and forming a nuclear part of the handheld category of computing devices are the UMPCs that have been serving pro-mobile, industry and education users for many years. Consumers generally aren’t interested in a device targeted at getting work done while on the move but maybe that will change with the smooth-looking Viliv N5 which is meeting many of our expectations and could teach the ‘pads’ a few tricks too.

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Apple Contradicts Itself and Puts Me in a Rough Spot With iPhone 4 Antenna Conundrum, Has Me Looking for a New Handset

Posted on 20 July 2010

You’ve likely heard of the iPhone 4 antenna debacle and saw coverage of the recent press conference that Apple held on the issue. Well, as an iPhone 4 owner, I’m quite bothered by what’s going on and the way that Apple has acted toward this issue. First of all, Apple has contradicted itself over the antenna dilemma. Prior to Apple’s July 16th press conference, Bloomberg ran an article titled “Apple […]

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Pixel Qi DIY Screen Installed and Tested

Posted on 19 July 2010

On the day that I stepped outside with my netbook to connect a solar panel and thought ‘hmm, a PixelQi screen would be nice,’ along comes a DIY article and test from Engadget on how to fit a PixelQi screen. Joanna Stern also gives some thoughts about usability and runs some tests to see just how much battery life the new screen would save over the old. It matches what […]

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‘PalmPad’ Sounds a bit like ‘CarryPad’

Posted on 19 July 2010

This is interesting, at least for us. Palm have registered the trademark PALMPAD in the U.S. according to a news item from MyHPMini. The WePad got crushed and turned into a ‘Tab’ and the EeePad hasn’t actually launched so it will be interesting to see how far ‘PalmPad’ goes. It will also be interesting to see what happens to my 4 year old company ‘CarryPad‘ that runs mobile computing websites […]