Archive | September, 2010

MeetMobility Podcast 56 Video from Intel’s AppUp Elements Event

Posted on 29 September 2010

In podcast 55 we were live at IFA. In podcast 56 we were recorded live in San Francisco at Intel’s AppUp Elements Show. In the podcast, sponsored by Intel, we talk about the Intel Developer Forum and Intels AppUp program.  Sascha (Netbooknews, Twitter) and JKK (JKKMobile , Twitter) join me (Chippy) at the table. Audio-only version along with show notes and subscribe links is over here at MeetMobility.

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MeetMobility Podcast 56 Video from Intel’s AppUp Elements Event

Posted on 29 September 2010

In podcast 55 we were live at IFA. In podcast 56 we were recorded live in San Francisco at Intel’s AppUp Elements Show. In the podcast, sponsored by Intel, we talk about the Intel Developer Forum and Intels AppUp program.  Sascha (Netbooknews, Twitter) and JKK (JKKMobile , Twitter) join me (Chippy) at the table. Audio-only version along with show notes and subscribe links is over here at MeetMobility.

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Tricked by an ARM11 CPU

Posted on 29 September 2010

This is rather embarrassing I’ve been a big proponent of ARMs Cortex CPU cores and have regularly highlighted that they are ‘entry level’ for any sort of Web work on an ARM platform. I’ve tested many ARM11 devices from smartphones to tablets and have never seen any browser speed or quality that would make me happy in a productive scenario. In today’s world of advanced smartphones, there’s every chance that […]

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9 Minute Video Demo of Samsung Galaxy Tab Makes Me Sad

Posted on 28 September 2010

Samsung has posted a demonstration of it’s upcoming Galaxy Tab device to it’s official YouTube channel. It’s great to be able to see what sort of performance people can expect out of the Galaxy Tab, rather than hiding behind pre-rendered videos of the software in action (more than we can say about the Blackberry Playbook at this point). I’m pretty impressed with what is shown in the video, as long […]

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Always Innovating Tries Again with the Smart Book

Posted on 28 September 2010

I remember getting excited about the original Touchbook when information started coming through in mid 2009. The modular keyboard/tablet concept seemed sound and the ARM Cortex processor offered a chance to see how the new architecture could perform. I remember too, the disappointment in the first weeks of deliveries as people started reporting issues that ran through hardware and software. A year later, many of these early owners are somewhat […]

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Archos 43, 70, and 101 Android Tablets Pop-Up on Dynamism, “Available Soon”

Posted on 28 September 2010

Dynamism is gearing up to sell Archos’ latest Android tablets. They’ll be offering the top three models (check out the tracking page for full specs): Archos 43: starting at $199, available with 8GB or 16GB flash drive [tracking page] Archos 70: starting at $249, available with 8GB flash drive, or 250GB HDD [tracking page] Archos 101: starting at $299, available with 8GB or 16GB flash drive [tracking page] Pre-orders are […]

Spice Mi700 DroidPad Tablet Gets Respectable In-Shop Review. (Variant: FM600, Viewpad 7)

Posted on 28 September 2010

While we’re waiting for the Viewpad 7 to turn up in shops in EU and America, you can already buy it in Malaysia. It’s called the Spice Mi700 there and is offered through CSL, the manufacturing company that also put the JooJoo through its lines. One assumes that they are also manufacturing for Camangi, Viewsonic and Olive Telecom because it’s exactly the same device as their offerings. More important than […]

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Thoughts On The Amazon App Store Rumour

Posted on 28 September 2010

I’ve seen a few references to a forum entry on Android Community Forums over the last 24hrs and while I don’t think the case in question can be rated highly, the thought that it generates is an interesting one to discuss. Update: Techcrunch have been investigating and have some more details here. Rumour: Amazon will start an Application Store [Ref: Amazon cooking something up?] I’ve been analyzing the Intel AppUp […]

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Blackberry Playbook Specs. New UMPC on the Block?

Posted on 28 September 2010

It’s a simple question that we probably can’t answer until the devices reach experienced hands. The Blackberry Playbook was announced this evening and despite the rather humorous and consumer-sounding name promises a “high fidelity” web experience. CPU and screen details sound promising so if it really can offer a full internet experience this could be one of the first ARM-based tablets to offer an alternative to Windows-based tablets for Web-application […]

Tracking the Blackberry Playbook (Video, Specs)

Posted on 27 September 2010

RIM are showing a new product, the Blackberry ‘Playbook’ at DevCon10 in San Francisco as I write.  I’m adding specifications as they come in. Specifications (updating) http://www.umpcportal.com/products/blackberry/playbook (now with official specifications) Press Release is here. First image via http://twitter.com/hardwarezone Slashgear have some more images from the event here. 1Ghz CPU (Dual core, must be Cortex A9 – possibly Tegra2?) 7” Screen 1024×600, Multitouch Capacative Micro HDMI-out, Micro USB 1BG RAM […]

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Viewsonic Viewpad 10 and 7 Pre-Registration is Live.

Posted on 27 September 2010

Notice something about that headline? It’s no longer the Viewpad 100, it’s the Viewpad 10. (Which makes sense as @thDigitalReader just pointed out to me) More interesting news is that the pre-registration page is open. It doesn’t give any information on availability but at least you’ll be first to get the information when it’s available. Note that the page is a UK-focused one which is as expected. The Viewpad will […]

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Keep Up With New Mobile Products via Email, RSS

Posted on 27 September 2010

I honestly don’t know why it’s taken me so long to come up with this simple feature. It too me 30 minutes to write code for it this morning but I think it’s going to help a lot of people keep in touch with the products in the market. Although we have about 600 entries in our product database now (not all UMPCs mind!) Ben and myself have been talking […]