Compaq Airlife 100 at MWC.

Posted on 15 February 2010, Last updated on 15 February 2010 by

Compaq Airlife 100, originally uploaded by

Ive just had 15 minutes with the Compaq Airlife 100 and have come away very impressed indeed. As I’ve mentioned before, this idea of being always connected, always on, always active is going to be compelling and I really think that when users start to experience this they will find it very difficult to go back to a device that needs to be taken out of a standby state and connected to a network.

The UI was well-developed and modified for the touscreen and the #G was working very smoothly indeed. Ive noticed others having issues with Wifi so it makes for a good demo at MWC

Buld quality was excellent, keyboard was good and it weighed considerably less than the average netbook. Screes is matt and resistive. The viewing angle not perfect and brightness seemed a little low. It’s a perfect candidate for a Pixel Qi screen.

At the moment only Telefonica Spain have announced availability but it is expected to appear with other carriers soon I do hope, however, that its available without a contract commitment because if this is priced in the same range as netbooks, its going to be an interesting option for consumers.

Video coming later.

6 Comments For This Post

  1. UMPCPortal says:

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  3. Steve 'Chippy' Paine says:

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  4. Ben says:

    Is it Compaq or HP branded? There seems to be some confusion around this.

  5. turn_self_off says:

    given that HP owns the compaq brand, i would say both. But the image clearly shows a compaq brand in the upper left corner of the screen.

  6. theluketaylor says:

    this is the exact device I have been waiting for someone to produce. Take the existing shell of a netbook and swap in an OMAP3 or Tegra 2 (once they are out). Leave the battery capacity largely the same to allow ungodly runtime. A nice touch screen and the ability to convert to a tablet would be nice but not necessary. I’d buy that in a heartbeat.

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