Archive | March, 2011

Motorola Xoom and Android 3.0 Overview Video

Posted on 31 March 2011

We’ve got the Motorola Xoom on hand and have a nearly 30 minute-long overview session for you on video. You’ll be taken around the hardware of Motorola’s first slate and then we’ll dive into Android 3.0 (Honeycomb).

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Quickoffice Pro HD available for Android Honeycomb

Posted on 29 March 2011

iWorks for the iPad has been around for abit a year now and in that time I haven’t really seen anything on Android that has really approached a professional office package. Although I have doubts that Quickoffice Pro HD is half as rich and feature-packed as options available for Windows and full Linux operating systems, it’s important. It’s important because it indicates that investment is being made. It will take […]

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Lenovo S205 Test and Review Notes – Updated with ‘Power Play’ Note

Posted on 28 March 2011

As part of my ‘ultra mobile video editing‘ project I’ve bought myself a second notebook. Previously I worked with the Acer Aspire One 522 based on the AMD Ontario APU. This time I’ve bought a Lenovo S205 notebook based on the E-350 Zacate APU and have moved up a notch in my search for a good-value, low-stress 720p editing and rendering solution. Watch the unboxing video below. Like the Toshiba […]

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Meet:Mobility Podcast 67 – Lady Transformer Day

Posted on 26 March 2011

Meet:Mobility Podcast 67 is now available. It’s show number 67 recorded on the 25th March 2011. In this podcast we talk about the iPad2 and Xoom comparisons (Sascha has both devices) and talk about Honeycomb-related subjects. Samsung, HTC and ASUS are in the tablet chat but we don’t forget about those netbooks. What does Intel need to show at the launch of their new Atom platform which is expected in […]

Meet:Mobility Podcast 67 – Lady Transformer Day

Posted on 26 March 2011

Meet:Mobility Podcast 67 is now available. It’s show number 67 recorded on the 25th March 2011. In this podcast we talk about the iPad2 and Xoom comparisons (Sascha has both devices) and talk about Honeycomb-related subjects. Samsung, HTC and ASUS are in the tablet chat but we don’t forget about those netbooks. What does Intel need to show at the launch of their new Atom platform which is expected in […]

‘In Other Ultra-Mobile News…’ March 25th

Posted on 25 March 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 Intel works with notebook makers to push into Android tablet PC market. Published Intel to give First Looks at ‘New Generation’ Netbook platform at IDF Beijing. Shared Toshibas […]

Lenovo S205 Notebook Unboxing

Posted on 24 March 2011

I took a step outside my usual 10”, 1KG  zone today by buying an 11.6” notebook. I explain the reasons in an earlier post so I wont go over it again but suffice to say, there are good reasons for buying it. I’ll be writing more about the device in relation to the AMD Brazos platform and its suitability for ultra mobile work and I’ll also be covering the device […]

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A 11.6″ , 1.4KG Notebook on UMPCPortal – Why?

Posted on 24 March 2011

Don’t panic. I’m not changing the scope of UMPCPortal. We remain focused on ultra mobile computing solutions of 10” and below with a target weight of 1KG and under. What I did do today though is to go out of that range to buy in an interesting platform and a potential solution for myself. The Lenovo S205 11.6” laptop. The Lenovo S201 is available now and includes the AMD Fusion […]

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Toshiba NB550D Netbook Test

Posted on 23 March 2011

Thanks to NDevil.com I have a Toshiba NB550D in my hands for a few days while they have my Asus Aspire One 522. Having just spent a lot of time with the 522 with testing and upgrading, its the perfect time to compare it with another AMD Brazos device. The first thing I noticed as I pulled the NB550D out of the box was the weight, the construction and the […]

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Today Only: ViewSonic G-tablet – 10.1″ Nvidia Tegra 2 Dual-Core 1GHz CPU, Android 2.2 for $279

Posted on 23 March 2011

Now isn’t this just typical of Woot. Here I am, right about to head to sleep when Woot.com has to go and put up some awesome gadget that I have to tell you all about. If this were any other site, I would go to sleep and write about it in the morning, but this is Woot and that means that this deal good for today only! Therefor, the sooner you know about it, the better (you can thank me with a cup of coffee in the morning, if you must).

Field Guide: Verizon’s Six Upcoming 4G Devices – 4 Smartphones, 2 Tablets – Pics, Specs, and More

Posted on 23 March 2011

With the launch of Verizon’s first 4G (LTE) smartphone, the HTC Thunderbolt, just behind us I thought it’d be a good time to lay down an overview of Verizon’s initial 4G device lineup. If you’re planning on jumping into the 4G action, listen up: these are the devices that you’ll be seeing right down the road.

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Google Announces the Nexus S 4G and Google Voice Integration for Sprint

Posted on 21 March 2011

Today, Google is introducing the Nexus S 4G for use on Sprint’s network, and also some exciting Google Voice integration for Sprint customers

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