Archive | January, 2011

Samsung Continuum Review

Posted on 31 January 2011

Samsung previously piqued my interested with it’s Galaxy S Fascinate, so I’ve been excited to give the Continuum a try. The Continuum is much like the Fascinate except it has a 1.8” 480×96 AMOLED “ticker” display underneath the main screen for notifications and quick access to info like time/date/weather/twitter/facebook/etc. Does the extra display equal extra functionality or is it merely a monotonous novelty without much depth? Read our full review to find out!

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AMD C-50 (Ontario) – CPU Performance Round-Up

Posted on 31 January 2011

By now we’re fully aware that the Fusion platform comprising AMD Ontario/Zacate CPU and Radeon 6250 can turn in some impressive 3D performance. With HD video decoding on board too it’s a double-punch to Intel platforms with the Atom CPU but with the high-end E-series requiring power that most mobile computers can’t deliver it’s only the C-series (C-30 single-core and C-50 dual core) that we’re concerned with here and in […]

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Sunbook offers Advantages for Outdoor Computing

Posted on 31 January 2011

Ultra-mobile computing includes daylight usage and despite attempts at high-brightness screens in the mobile computing market, there has never been a truly low-cost mainstream solution on a device larger than about 4”. Transflective screens have been around for years and I vividly remember the Nokia E90 and how it worked so well in the sun so it’s good to finally be seeing transflective screens on a netbook. OK, so the […]

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Multi-core superphones could Benefit From Honeycomb.

Posted on 30 January 2011

I don’t know if you’ve seen the pdfs yet but the whitepapers published by Nvidia last week are worth spending an hour going through if you’re interested in ultra mobile and low power computing. The two pdfs focus on the benefits of high performance graphics and multiple cores in mobile computing. While I’m yet to be convinced that I need 1080p decoding and gaming graphics on my mobile computer, I […]

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Unboxing: Toshiba NB550D AMD Netbook (Netbooknews)

Posted on 30 January 2011

One of the biggest potential changes in the netbook market is being driven by AMD who think that high quality GPU and video decoding should be included. The C-50 / Ontario ‘APU’ is the part we need to take note of in the Fusion range and Netbooknews are now providing us with one of the first English language reports of an Ontario-powered device. This is the unboxing of the Toshiba […]

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Enspert E201 7″ Android Slate, Cheaper than the Galaxy Tab — 1GHz CPU, 512MB of RAM, and Android Marketplace Access

Posted on 29 January 2011

The Enspert E201 is a 7” Android slate out of Korea that’s actually looking rather impressive with a 1GHz CPU, PowerVR SGX 450 GPU, and legitimate access to the Android Market, all on Android 2.2 (Froyo). It’s cheaper than the Galaxy Tab [tracking page] to boot! Did we mention that we’ve got one inbound for review?

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Meet:Mobility Podcast 63 – Honey Now, Fusion Later

Posted on 28 January 2011

JKK (JKKMobile), Chippy (Carrypad) and special guest Al Sutton (Funky Android) talk in depth about Honeycomb and some of the tablet and netbook news from the last 2 weeks including Fusion, WebOS and Galaxy Tab 2 Listen, subscribe and download at MeetMobility here.

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Meet:Mobility Podcast 63 – Honey Now, Fusion Later

Posted on 28 January 2011

JKK (JKKMobile), Chippy (Carrypad) and special guest Al Sutton (Funky Android) talk in depth about Honeycomb and some of the tablet and netbook news from the last 2 weeks including Fusion, WebOS and Galaxy Tab 2

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‘In Other Ultra-Mobile News…’ January 28th

Posted on 28 January 2011

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 How to Report and stay Mobile at MWC (and CeBIT, IFA etc) – MobileMonday Germany. Shared Google Translate. Shared AMD ships 1.3 million Fusion APUs, 35 million DirectX […]

Galaxy Tab 2 Launch at MWC. Likely to be a 10-er

Posted on 27 January 2011

Progress is inevitable and yes, I suppose ‘evolution is fate.’ In this world of manufacturers and companies pushing for 12 month device churn and with platforms improving to offer a quicker route to market we can expect the pace to quicken but if you’re one of the ones in that area between purchase and 6 months ownership when that evolution is announced, it hurts! In this case, Samsung look to […]

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HTC Flyer to enter 7″ Android Sector – Specs Revealed

Posted on 25 January 2011

It would be silly of HTC not to consider bringing an Android Tablet to the market. They’ve done a few tablet-like devices in the past but with the 7-10” consumer tablet sector booming, this is one that could set some seriously big sales numbers, especially given the maturity of Sense, HTCs well-respected user interface, utilities and applications suite. Looking at the rumored specs I see strong competition for the Galaxy […]

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Gigabyte S1080 Windows Tablet with Docking Ports. Hands-on Video.

Posted on 25 January 2011

Gigabyte launched a new Tablet PC at CES that we haven’t reported on yet. My fellow MeetMobility podcaster Sascha of Netbooknews has just had hands-on today so it’s worth plugging his video and talking a little about the device. Firstly, we’re talking about 10” capacitive touchscreen tablet at 900gm running Windows 7 on a netbook platform with the N570 (2×1.66Ghz) CPU. Usefully, there’s a built-in mouse area and left-and-right mouse […]

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