Surprise! The Compaq Airlife 100 Android-based Social Netbook arrived.

Updated on 18 May 2010 by

This is fantastic. The Compaq Airlife 100 is sitting on my desk right now. I’m excited.

It’s one of the first true smart-books / social netbooks (*1)  and a device I believe will show us exactly how touch, always-on, always connected and social networking will play a role in netbooks of the future. It will be available soon in Spain through Telefonica’s Movistar service provider.

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Here’s the plan. Although this is unlikely to be a device with final retail packaging, and possibly without a final software build, I’ll work on an an unboxing and overview video now and should go up on my YouTube channel in about 2 hours.

Update: The 20-minute unboxing and demo video is now available.

Then, I have to take a break for my mother-in-law’s birthday party. Great timing! On the way back from that I’ll grab a six-pack and then get down to the studio for a LIVE video and chat session. Lets say, 2200 CEST (check the time at your location) at Carrypad.com/live.  See you there for a few hours testing of one of the first ever social netbooks. (*1) Some parts of the session, not all, will be recorded. Tomorrow I’ll write my first impressions here on Carrypad.

Update 2: The Open Review session is over. Recordings are available here on the Meet:Mobility ustream channel.

Here’s my 10-minute hands-on from Mobile World Congress. Thanks to HP, Spain for sorting this out for us.

[*1 Smartbook is a trademark of  Smartbook A.G. in Germany where my company is based. They sell netbooks and laptops. To avoid legal issues, Carrypad uses the term ‘social netbook’ to describe an always-on, always connected netbook running on a mobile focused OS and hardware platform.]

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1 Comments For This Post

  1. aftermath says:

    Chippy, thanks for appending the footnote that explains your “social netbook” nomenclature.

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    […] den Worten, das Airlife werde bald erhältlich sein. Trotzdem hat der Autor eines Artikels auf Carrypad.com den, im Vergleich zu Smartphone, eher größeren Androiden bereits ein Exemplar auf seinem […]

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    […] den Worten, das Airlife werde bald erhältlich sein. Trotzdem hat der Autor eines Artikels auf Carrypad.com den, im Vergleich zu Smartphone, eher größeren Androiden bereits ein Exemplar auf seinem […]

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    […] As promised in the last post, I’ve unboxed the Compaq Airlife 100 that turned up today. It’s 20 minutes long but is detailed and shows some of the features of the device including browsing and application installing. Tonight (18th May) at 2200 CEST I’ll be doing a live session with the Airlife so please, drop in and ask questions. More details about the live session in the last post. […]

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