Archive | August, 2009

Why no Mobile Love from the Eee Team?

Posted on 31 August 2009

If you’re following the netbook scene closely you might have seen that an EeePC roadmap has been leaked (full info at the eeeuser forum) showing a range of 1005HA devices and an 1101HA. Minimum screen size – 10” No 8.9” love. No lightweight love. Now I know that Eee’s are aimed at the mass market but you’d think that there would at least be a thin-and-light device based on a […]

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N900 pre-order…for 599 Euro.

Posted on 29 August 2009

The good news is that my local online Nokia shop is now offering the N900 for pre-order with an estimated availability of 1st October. The bad news is that Nokia’s 500 Euro price estimate was a pre-tax price. In Germany it means we’re now looking at a 20% price hike to 599 Euro, something that many of us are now going to think twice about. 600 Euro puts it at […]

What’s the Smallest Device for Webcam Chat?

Posted on 28 August 2009

This question just cam up on Twitter and I think I know where Daniel Blake, the CEO of TinyChat, a web-based Webcam-enabled chat system is going with this!

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Did Nokia just beat Intel to the MID Market?

Posted on 28 August 2009

Entertainment, Location, Communication and Productivity along with the highest quality internet experience possible on fast hardware and a focused operating system, in the pocket. That’s what Intel is aiming at with their MIDs and that’s pretty much what Nokia, with the help of Texas Instruments, have just launched with their Maemo-based N900. It’s clear that the high-end, consumer and web-focused MIDPhone market will have more than one player and there’s […]


Official: N900 available October for 500 Euro.

Posted on 27 August 2009

Nokia have sent out a press release launching the N900 and Maemo 5. It’s going to be available in October for 500 Euro. Read more…

Sharp’s 5-inch NetWalker MID Arrives. Ticking the Carrypad Boxes!

Posted on 27 August 2009

Engadget have just posted an article on this rather interesting MID / Carrypad-like device that should challenge the UMID that Ben is currently testing. The Sharp Netwalker PCZ1

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UMID M1 matte black, production model and case, unboxing

Posted on 27 August 2009

It seems like Steve has had his hands all over the early white UMID M1 [Portal page], but I happen to have just received the official matte black UMID M1, courtesy of Dynamism, with twice the storage space (and a production model at that), oh and a nice case that Dynamism is offering with orders that even Steve didn’t get to check out! Let’s quickly review the important specs of […]

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Weekly News Digest for August 26th

Posted on 26 August 2009

As we find interesting news items, images, videos and information, we record the information. The links are shown in the middle column on the front page. Here’s the weekly summary of all the interesting items we found. (9 events) Shared Viliv S5: Full Review Shared Nokia N900 press shot trickles onto the interwebs Liked What IT Pros think about the Viliv X70 Posted Laptopmag full review of Viliv S5 Posted […]

Archos Android MIDs Revealed. OMAP + Android goodness on the way!

Posted on 26 August 2009

MID, Smartphone, MIDPhone, Mini-tablet, PMP. Who cares! This FCC filing gives us enough to get excited about, whatever the keyword.

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Nokia Booklet. Specification Update. Price. Thoughts on Battery life / Performance.

Posted on 25 August 2009

The Nokia Booklet is really just another netbook but there’s a few things that make it worth analysing. The brand, the battery life claims and the ‘HD’ element. We’ve just had some confirmation about the specs and now we have enough to go on in order to analyse the Booklet and highlight some important aspects. The specification update comes via All About Symbian the well-connected UK-based lads who are confirming […]

‘New Paradigm’ MIU HDPC.

Posted on 25 August 2009

Talking about MIDPhones, here’s an update on one that’s been knocking around in bitmap form for quite a while now. It’s the dual-CPU, dual-OS MIU HDPC. (Hybrid Dual Portable Computer.) Rather than going for the all-in-one OS like Moblin is, MIU have basically stuck a phone on top of a 4.8” Windows XP ultra mobile PC although to give them credit, it does look a little more attractive than it […]

Black UMID in Stock at Dynamism

Posted on 25 August 2009

“…one of the most interesting and attention-grabbing devices we had at SXSW” is now available in an updated black casing.

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