Archive | September, 2011

Develop a Web App, Win one of 5 Ultrabooks!

Posted on 30 September 2011

We’ve given you a heads up (or two) about Intel’s AppUp application store wanting to expand into Ultrabooks. It’s a move that could even see some synergy in the Windows 8 Metro UI [Tenuous, Insider] and could be a serious earner for both Intel and developers but it needs seeding. That’s why Intel are offering prizes. In this case $250 for a Web app submission and and five chances to […]

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ASUS UX21, UX31 Pre-order available at Amazon Germany. Pricing Error?

Posted on 29 September 2011

Amazon are usually a reliable source of true specs and recommended retail price so when new devices go into their system, we take note! Today we see the ASUS UX21 and two variants of the ASUS UX31 at Amazon Germany now available for pre-order. The UX21 11.6”, the cheapest of the three models (KX004V) is now available for pre-order for €999 That’s more than we expected. €200 more than we […]

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WeTab Will Migrate to Tizen for 2012

Posted on 29 September 2011

There are a couple of things I want to bring to your attention about the WeTab 11.6” Atom-based Tablet, currently available in Europe. Firstly, they’ve obviously got to migrate everything from Meego to Tizen now. They’ve released an up-beat statement saying they’ll be ready for the release in 2012 but my heart goes out to this company that put many eggs in the Meego basket. Yes, others have too but […]

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New Disappointing Details About Playbook ‘Android Player’ — As if the Delays Weren’t Disappointing Enough Already

Posted on 29 September 2011

Some 5 months after the launch of the Blackberry PlayBook, not only has the Android Player not even been released, but new details tell us that it’s going to be much less impressive than we were initially led to believe.

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Toshiba Portege Z830 Leads the Ultrabook Weight Race Full Specs, Video

Posted on 29 September 2011

The Toshiba Portege Z830 is lining up to be one very interesting Ultrabook indeed. It’s the lightest 13” model there is at an amazing 1.13KG [see Ultrabook weight comparison here by clicking ‘weight column] and has a great line-up of ports and features. Even better news, and solving the mystery of why some people are reporting the casing to be structurally solid when we felt something a little wobbly at […]

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Today Only: Motorola Xoom 32GB WiFi for $349!

Posted on 29 September 2011

Every once and a while, our favorite deal-a-day site — Woot.com — offers up a nice treat for tablet fans such as ourselves. Today they’ve got the very first Honeycomb tablet to hit the streets, the Motorola Xoom, for a reasonable $349. This is the WiFi-only 32GB version of the Motorola Xoom. Aside from lacking the components that facilitate WLAN capabilities, and a silver metalic back (instead of a black […]

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Intel’s AppUp Expands with Focus on Ultrabooks

Posted on 28 September 2011

Echoing what we reported a few days ago is the official announcement that AppUp, the Intel-funded app store for Meego, Windows and Tizen will expand its product focus out to all PCs. Originally Intel had a keen eye on the Atom ecosystem for AppUp but by moving to support HTML5 apps, they think that all PC platforms could benefit. Peter Biddle who heads-up the AppUp project at Intel had this […]

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Acer to Focus on 13”, 30% of Notebook Sales

Posted on 28 September 2011

With an estimated notebook ship volume of 5.4 million units forecast for Q3 2011, top-3 notebook manufacturer Acer is hoping that Ultrabooks will make up 30% of volumes in 2012. That’s something in the region of 6 million unit for the year. The news comes from Taiwan News who’s article makes an interesting read. Read this section from the ‘half-full’ angle and then again from the ‘half empty’ angle. "In […]

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MSI Windpad U120W. Video Overview, Cedar Trail N2600 Test.

Posted on 28 September 2011

The MSI Windpad 120W is the Cedar Trail version of the Windpad U110W – an AMD Fusion device.  We reported on the 120W in June where it showed at IFA with a Cedar Trail 1.86Ghz CPU. We saw it at IDF a few weeks ago and it had a low-power platform inside. We had the chance to give it a few tests. The Windpad 120W shown at IDF used the […]

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Amazon Announces Kindle Fire Tablet and New Kindle E-Readers

Posted on 28 September 2011

Today at an event in New York, the CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, introduced three brand new Kindles, and the much anticipated Kindle Fire, a 7″ color tablet designed to connect customers with Amazon’s content. Let’s start quickly with the new Kindle E-Readers. The three all-new devices will run $79, $99, and $149, for the Kindle, Kindle Touch, and Kindle Touch 3G respectively. The bottom-end $79 Kindle has no keyboard […]

Acer Aspire S3. US Pre-Order Price At Sub-$900

Posted on 27 September 2011

Not in the least bit surprising is the first US$ pricing for the Acer S3 Ultrabook which has broken the $1000 price barrier. One retailer has confirmed an $899 price. Not only is Acer renowned for setting low price points but if you take a look at the spec sheet for the Acer Aspire S3 you’ll see that it’s missing a few features that could be important to many. No […]

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Toshiba Thrive 7 Launching in Early December With HD Display [Photos]

Posted on 27 September 2011

Toshiba is announcing the Thrive 7 today, a 7″ Honeycomb tablet which is the second addition to the Thrive series. Toshiba described the Thrive 7 as a smaller version of the Thrive 10 and it will feature that same grip-friendly back. The Thrive 10 is a ‘utility’ tablet of sorts, featuring a range of full-sized ports. I was hoping that the Thrive 7 would retain these full-sized ports, but unfortunately […]

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