Thursday, December 31, 2009

Dell Mini 10 modded to look like Dell Mini 3i phone.. works as a phone too

Meet:Mobility Podcast 38 CES 2010 Warm-up

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Monday, December 28, 2009

Testing Swype for Android on Motorola Droid / Milestone

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Archos 5 IT gets Android 1.6 Donut upgrade


Amazepc T10 Tablet gets some hands-on time

Meet Viliv N5 clamcell UMPC

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Lenovo's multitouch IdeaPad S10-3t netbook surfaces

Monday, December 21, 2009

Intel Next-Generation Atom: Even better battery life, less heat

Friday, December 18, 2009

Live Broadcast today at 21:30 CET

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Meet:Mobility Podcast 37

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Friday, December 11, 2009

Kohjinsha DZ dual screen laptop unboxed, comes with a internal USB slot

Thursday, December 10, 2009

UMID M2 UMPC reappears as Onkyo BX

Thursday, December 03, 2009

How-to: Google Navigation ( turn by turn ) to Motorola Milestone

UPDATE2: working again! UPDATE1: Google killed it

Fujitsu Lifebook UH900 full details up

Meet Fujitsu LifeBook UH900, 5.6 incher UMPC

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Motorola Milestone (Gsm Droid) first impressions. First 24 hours

Asus Eee PC T91 gets Runcore Pro IV Light mini-SATA SSD

Monday, November 30, 2009

Unboxing Motorola Milestone ( Droid GSM version )

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Archos 5 IT now with Android Market and Gtuff

Friday, November 27, 2009

Stantun multitouch Slate PC hands-on

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Meet:Mobility Podcast 35

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Unboxing Acer Aspire One Android netbook

Meet Inbrics Android MID

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Live Broadcast today at 21:30 CET

Sunday, November 22, 2009

EKing S515 UMPC unboxed and handled

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Quanta demoes Android smartbook and tablet

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Archos 9 tablet dissected

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Archos 9 is out now and you may have noticed that it's 1.1Ghz Atom with slow HDD and Windows 7 isn't that fast.. No worries as you can swap the HDD quite easily to fast SSD.

As you can see, it needs to be 1.8 inch PATA ZIF SSD.

Judging by these pics there is not much more to modify inside it but it's always fun too see how they look inside...

More pics here, thanks FCC

Details, News and Links for Archos 9

Lenovo Snapdragon smartbook has "Custom Linux"

Continue reading..

3G and LTE sounds cool with smartbooks but yet another custom Linux?

I have used Android on a smaller device and I think it could work on little bit bigger ones too, if made right ( not like Archos ) but a yet another special build? .. no thanks.

That blurry cam picture shows it's size looking about the same as normal netbook ( 10 inch screen maybe ) but with thin and rounded edges.

We should see more of it in January at CES..

Via Liliputing

and Electronista

10 Android apps I use on Archos 5 IT

UPDATED: Google Maps now working!

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I have been using Archos 5 IT quite a lot, but the missing access to Android Market has made installing apps a bit too hard..

Main apps has been the internet browser and Twidroid but I needed some others too. Here are the 10 top apps I have been using with download links:

1. YouTube player

Archos has it's own player onboard, but it is far from stable and about a week ago stopped working with youtube videos. YouTube changed something inside their api and Archos have been slow to fix it. ( same happened to other related 3rd party apps but they fixed the issues in hours )

This player can't do HD videos like Archos own player but it's stable and fast to open. After installing it you get popup asking which player to use for videos. ( you can keep it asking or make it default )

You can't download it from Archos own apps store but I found it from here.

2. TubeDroid YouTube downloader

As the name says, it downloads youtube videos. Works fine and even keeps the videos under it's own list. You can choose which player to use with it.

Available here for $1.99 payment with PayPal or Credit Card.

3. AnySoftKeyboard

On screen keyboard for multiple languages. I like it more than Archos default.

Download from AndAppStore

4. Settings switches

CurveFish has selection of switches for easy access to setting like brightness, GPS, bluetooth, wifi and autorotate. I use the brightness swich.

Download from CurveFish

5. BatteryLife Widget

Big battery meter widget. It shows the battery life more accurate than the tiny default one.

Download from CurveFish

6. AndExplorer

Basic file explorer, but lets you open media like videos on any player where Archos own always opens on it's own player/viewer.

Download from AndAppStore

7. Meridian Player Evolve

Video and audio player for Android. Let's you play music or podcast on the background while surfing etc. ( default one turns off on background )

Download from AndAppStore

8. Skype Lite for Android

Skype app without voip..( uuuh! ) good for chatting.

Version here


9. Nimbuzz

IM client supporting many networks. New version let's you send pictures too.

Get from Nimbuzz

10. Big PlanetTW

As Acrhos 5 IT doesn't have access to Android Market nor Google Mapps app ( and even if you get any G app, they won't install ) you may want to use this basic Google maps app with support for GPS, search and offline use. You can download maps and use it for very basic map browsing with GPS without internet connection.

Download from here

UPDATE: Google Maps now working! Get it from here

There must be tons of other good applications and vidgets for it but as you need to hunt them it's frustrating. I hope Archos updates to newer Android with all Google goodies and Market soon...

Any good apps you are using? ( with download links please ;) )

Friday, October 30, 2009

Archos 5 internet tablet. First impressions

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Unboxing Archos 5 Internet Tablet

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I needed to register to get youtube player working... uuuuh...

More to come...

Friday, October 23, 2009

Meet:Mobility Podcast 34

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Continue reading...

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Podcast 34 Topics in detail:

Software. Moblin. Developer Program.
No devices
Moorestown launch 1h device 2 half 2010.
- n900
- battery life
- convergence.
Tablets. MIDs. Phones. PC Tablet.
Archos Android
HD2 ( 4.3 WM ) / Droid ( 3.7 Android 550MHz cdma )/ Dell ( 5.0 android 2.0 )other big phones! ( where are the keyboards?
DELL Streak.
Motorola Droid
Archos 9 Tablet.

Why Tablets now? Apple hype? Usage scenarios? Ereaders. Kindle for PC.
What happened to Crunchpad?
Windows 7
- netbooks at ms site ,
- What does Windows 7 bring?
- New marketing.

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Thursday, October 08, 2009

More and more tablets coming.. Windows 7 helping?

Continue reading..

Just with few minutes surfing I found tens of new tablets on Asian market places...

Here is few of them:

Cooorui Z4 convertible

- Screen options from 7 to 12 inches
- Intel Atom N270
- 2.5 inch HDD ( 80 to 320GB )
- Wifi and LAN
- 0.3Mpix webcam
- SD card slot
- Headphone/mic ports
- VGA out
- USB x 2
- 265mm * 185mm * 34mm 1.2kg

Cooorui 3G Tablet

- 10.2 inch 1024 x 600 touch screen
- Intel Atom N270
- 2.5 inch HDD ( 160 to 320GB )
- Wifi, LAN and 3G options
- 1.3Mpix webcam
- SD card slot
- Headphone/mic ports
- VGA out
- USB x 3
- 226.3mm * 166.9mm * 24.7mm 1.0kg

Ngai Lik NBX-8010H Tablet

- Display: 10.1-inch TFT (1,024 x 600)
- Processor: Intel Atom N270
- CPU speed: 1.6GHz
- Hard disk drive: 2.5-inch SATA, 160/250GB
- Wireles LAN: Wireless LAN 802.11b/g with mini card interface
- Camera: 1.3 Mega Pixels Camera
- USB: high-speed USB2.0 x 3
- Card reader: 3-in-1 MMC/SD/MS
- Battery: 3 cells (2,600mAh, 12.6V) polymer battery pack
- Battery life: 2.5 hours
- Weight: 1.4kg

Shenzhen BGX Technology BGX-PP9010-1-1

- CPU: VIA 1.6G
- Memory: 1G
- HDD: 160GB
- LCD: 8.9 inch touch screen
- Pixels: 1,024 x 600
- VGA: VGA out
- WiFi: 802.11b/g
- Camera: 1.3 Mega Pixel
- Input device: USB Keyboard and USB mouse
- USB port: 4 high speed 2.0
- Card slot: SD/MMC card reader
- Audio: stereo audio output, microphone input
- Speaker: built-in stereo speaker
- Mic: built-in microphone
- Time: 2.5 hours
- Compliance for Windows Xp/Vista and Linux
- Features:
- Touch screen
- Bluetooth function
- Support SD/MMC card
- Network camera
- Wireless network

Shenzhen BGX Technology BGX-LP1020

- CPU: N270 1.6G
- 10.2 inch touch screen 1,024 x 600
- Memory: 1G DDR2 SODIMM(Can be update to 2G)
- HDD: 160G SATA HDD (can be updated to 320G or more)
- ODD: Support USB ODD Device
- Wireless LAN One Mini PCI interface ,2 Antennas, Support 802.11 B/G/A
- Audio: HD Audio, Built-In 1 speaker
- Camera:130M Pixels Camera
- LAN: 10/100M Ethernet Controller
- Card reader: SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO
- Keyboard 86 key with 19mm key pitch and 2.5mm key stroke Multi-national language support
- Touch Pad Integrated Touchpad, Left key, Right Key
- Dimension: 250(L) x 185(W) x (26 to 32mm)(H)
- Weight: About 1.2kg (including 3 cell Li-Ion battery pack)
- Battery: 3cell, 2,200mAh
- Battery life: ≥ 2Hour
- Color: Yellow, white, pink, red are available

It looks like there will be tons of tablets and convertibles, some will get to EU and USA, some will stay in Asia..