Asus T91 Touch UI Demo (Beta)

Posted on 18 February 2009 by

Sascha of Netbooknews.de and the Ultra Mobile podcast is out in Taiwan at the moment gathering news and info on netbooks and mobile devices direct from the OEMs. He’s managed to get hold of a T91 which is one of the more exciting and most popular devices viewed on UMPCPortal. The demo shows a nice UI layer on top of XP (which suprised me. I thought the T91 UI was going to be on Linux for some reason.) Its Beta software and Sascha’s running through it with one hand but despite that, I think it looks pretty good and wouldn’t mind having it on one or two of the UMPCs around here.

At under 1KG and looking small and slick, i’m sure this going to be a big seller for mobility fans. Especially when it becomes available with 3G.
More details on the T91 in the product database.

Source: netbooknews

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11 Comments For This Post

  1. Steve 'Chippy' Paine says:

    Asus T91 Touch UI Demo (Beta) http://www.umpcportal.com/?p=5748

  2. Christian Kurz says:

    Totally useless.

  3. fab says:

    agreed.

  4. Sascha says:

    why is it useless? I am not getting it. It adds some extra value to all these easy modes we’ve seen so far.

  5. fab says:

    lets ask the other way round: what’s the benefit?

    install launchy or something. to start quickly an app is the quickest and easiest way of starting anything on a computer. quick access!!

    with this launcher you first have to start the actual launcher, wait until it’s loaded, then you have to go with your fingers and swipe from one side to the other until you finally find something you need… great value..

    people forget on what’s important on a computer: fast and reliable, why do people want a good, fast computer and then installing this useless crap! it does not make it easier to start applications or anything. it adds clunk/clutter..or whatever you want to call it. the computer does not get better with this thing.

  6. Ben says:

    I’m impressed to see that is has good animations but I’ll still have to see if the design vision is good. I never want eye-candy to get in the way of productivity. It really needs to be capacitive touch based if they want good finger (not stylus) interfacing.

  7. Nicholas Rayner says:

    @jodiem @limburger2001 Asus T91 (Tablet) Touch UI demo http://snurl.com/c51c6

  8. John says:

    They better have a Linux version…

  9. midtoad says:

    Just what I was thinking, John. I want Linux (or better yet, Mac OS X) on my netbook so at least I can have ONE machine that is free from the constant hassle of virus updating, spyware checking, yada, yada. I’m running Eeebuntu on my EeePC 701 and wouldn’t trade it for Windows for anything (though I’m happy to use WinXP on my office notebook).

  10. Chris says:

    This is marketing stuff I think. Besides, once I get this I’m going to make my own custom Flash based launcher anyway. Which will use WAY less memory.

    I don’t disagree that having a launcher like this is useful particularly for a smaller screen/touch screen device that a lot of people might mount on their dash or something. I just know how to program in Flash and will be able to make a “better” custom one to suit my needs perfectly.

  11. Lyn says:

    Still would rather use my Kohjinsha SX4!! Much better build and is a laptop not a netbook and far more reliable! Plus it comes with a windows OS! And i have 3g embedded into mine! Its brilliant!!

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