Archive | June, 2011

TouchPad Predictions Coming True: Third-party WebOS Devices and a 7-inch TouchPad

Posted on 30 June 2011

Recently we spent some time looking at the pros and cons of the HP TouchPad in an article published the other week (lots of great discussion happening in the comments!). The TouchPad is launching tomorrow in the US and will shortly be available in the UK, Ireland, France, and Germany (and in a number of other places in the next few months). In the aforementioned article, I made a few […]

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ASUS UX21 Ultrabook in September with 11.6” and 13” Screen Options

Posted on 30 June 2011

While I continue to test the pre-Ultrabook Series 9 here (don’t forget the live session tonight) news is starting to come in about availability of what should be the first true Ultrabook, the ASUS UX21. DigiTimes are reporting the news that’s come from an Asus product conference in China. The UX21 is rumoured to use the Intel Core i5 2557M CPU at 1.5Ghz and at with the 11” screen should […]

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Oaktrail Windows Tablet Reviews Start Slowly at GottaBeMobile

Posted on 30 June 2011

A few days ago I found a CPU-Mark score for the ‘Oaktrail’ Z670 CPU. It confirms to us in no uncertain terms that the 1.5Ghz single core Atom CPU is, relative to other X86 CPUs, extremely weak and really no different from the first generation Atom CPUs that came before it. The difference with Oaktrail is that the memory and graphics speeds should be vastly superior to that which we […]

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Motorola Xoom Testing Notes and Benchmarks

Posted on 29 June 2011

As with the HTC Thunderbolt, I’ll be dropping my Xoom testing notes here. This isn’t a full review (though Laptop Mag has a nice thorough one if that’s what you’re looking for). These are just a few thoughts I had while using the device (and waiting and wondering when the 4G upgrade will be come available). Notes The Xoom seems to collect dust and fingerprints very well. More so than […]

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Site Clean-Up, Mobile Pages, RSS and Forum Annoucements

Posted on 29 June 2011

Although it’s been getting quieter and quieter around here (I’m down to about 20 posts per month from a peak of over 100 and our traffic is down 50% over a few years ago) and I’ve started a new blog of at Ultrabooknews.com, I haven’t forgotten about UMPCPortal and UMPCs. If there’s significant news, I’m here to let you know about it. While we wait for that news, I’ve been […]

Samsung 900X3A Impressions, Video. Live Review on 30th June

Posted on 28 June 2011

I posted some first impressions  overview video and of the Samsung 900X3A over at Ultrabooknews.com today and it’s embedded below. Those of you that are interested in seeing this live (in terms of processing power / efficiency Sandy Bridge is worth taking a look at) see the details below. UPDATE: Full Samsung 900X3A review and live review videos now live!. Click here. Live Session Announcement If you’ve been to any […]

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Samsung 900X3A Live Review on 30th June. Join, Contribute and Learn

Posted on 28 June 2011

If you’ve been to any of the live review sessions over at UMPCPortal or Carrypad you’ll know we offer a unique service. We’ll sit down with a device for a few hours, put a few cameras on it, start a chat session and run a live, detailed open review where you can ask questions and get all the answers you need. That’s what I’ll be doing with the Samsung 900X3A […]

Samsung 900X3A Overview and Thoughts (Inc. Video)

Posted on 28 June 2011

Thanks to Samsung Germany I’ve had the Samsung 900X3A (that you might know as the Samsung Series 9) for about 3 days of full use now and I’ve just done an overview video.

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Can Nokia Earnestly Sell the N9 When They’ve Publicly Abandoned the OS?

Posted on 28 June 2011

By now you’ve certainly caught wind of Nokia’s N9, their first, and only, Meego handset. I want to be excited as everyone else is about the phone, after all, it looks great and Nokia has never disappointed me in the hardware department. However, the phone is running Meego, an OS that Nokia has publicly dropped in favor of Windows Phone 7 a few months back. If this was happening prior […]

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Today Only: Archos 7 Home Tablet (refurbished) for $79.99

Posted on 24 June 2011

  News flash! Woot.com is throwing out the Archos 7 tablet out for an amazing $79.99. Ok, the truth is that you’re not buying the best of breed tablet – this is a refurbished 7” (800×480 resolution) WiFi enabled tablet that comes with an old Android 1.6  operating system . The screen is resistive meaning that the touch screen is not going to be responsive to finger action so you […]

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‘In Other Ultra-Mobile News…’ June 24th

Posted on 24 June 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. Posted Android Community – LG Revolution Review. Posted Netbooknews Malata 10.1-inch Honeycomb tablet hands on. Posted Stuff – Samsung Series 9 900X3A Review. Posted Engadget – Samsung 9 Series […]

An Open Letter To PopCap: Where is Insaniquarium for Smartphones and Tablets?!

Posted on 23 June 2011

Following my open letter to the makers of Worms, here’s another game-themed letter to the makers of another fine game. Dear PopCap, Insaniquarium. That’s really all I should have to say. Here we are, a few years into the mobile app store scene and the game is nowhere to be found. This amazingly addictive game was practically destined to be a success on modern smartphones, so where is it? For […]

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