Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Wibrain M1 upped from proto to real thing

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It looks like Wibrain will make it real..

Last time we heard it was just a concept prototype, but now Aving is reporting that it will go to production.

Specs are OK-ish, but that membrane keyboard might not be that good.. device it self could be a bit smaller too..

4.8-inch 1,024*600 touchscreen
1.33GHz Atom Z520

512MB/1GB of RAM
Linux or Windows XP OS.

It might stay as Korea only product but you never know..

Thanks Aving

Via UMPC Tips

Monday, March 30, 2009

Dell Mini 10 netbook 1366 x 768 option for $35

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This is good news for high ress lovers.

Dell has released the 1366 x 768 option and is asking only $35 for the upgrade.

Dell Online Shop

Thanks Engadget

Details, News and Links for Dell Mini 10

Asus Eee PC 1000HE review video

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Good battery life, nice keyboard but a bit heavy/big for my taste..

Remember to check Brad's review too

Details, News and Links for Asus Eee PC 1000HE

Friday, March 27, 2009

Mr. Compromise checks out netbooks

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From Pogue's Posts

Samsung N310 netbook on video

A brief video of Samsung N310

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Thanks Epcmag

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Samsung SWD-M100 Mondi mobile Wimax device shows up again

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Looks like it might be released soon...

No new specs yet, but we should get them soon as the image was found on Samsung's RSS feed.

Check the hands-on pics from MWC

Thanks Phonescoop

Via Engadget

MIMO USB monitors at CeBit 2009

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Engadget post today reminded me to upload this video...

I really like the idea.. specially the touch version.

Nanovision MIMO Monitors

How-to: Get most out of small screens on netbooks. Tip 1

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Meet Asus Eee PC 1002H

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Yep, new Eee PC..

Almost like Eee PC 1002HA but with new Atom 1.66Ghz cpu, "chiclet" keyboard and new colors.

Thanks SlashGear

Eee PC 1002H at Asus.com

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Touching Windows 7

Windows 7 team is showing some multitouch features..

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<a href="http://video.msn.com/?mkt=en-US&playlist=videoByUuids:uuids:891c68b3-a534-4159-b6b2-8e4ac56b6890&showPlaylist=true&from=shared" target="_new" title="Windows 7 Touch Gestures">Video: Windows 7 Touch Gestures</a>

" With Windows 7 we have enriched the Windows experience with touch, making touch a first-class way to interact with your PC alongside the mouse and keyboard. We focused on common activities and refined them thoughtfully with touch in mind. You will have the freedom of direct interaction, like being able to reach out and slowly scroll a web page then flick quickly to move through it. With new touch optimized applications from creative software developers you will be able to immerse yourself as you explore you photos, browse the globe, or go after bad guys in your favorite games. "

Looking good! Now gimme some multitouch panels!! ... or multitouch UMPC

Engineering Windows 7

Via GottaBeMobile

Aigo MID XP drivers available

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Yep, wifi and chipset too..

No screen brightness software... maybe some key combo adjusts it.

Starting testing now... More soon...


Hmm.. " Please note: the drivers compatible only with the new model, as Agio has made some hardware modifications on the device. "

Aigo said the only difference would be SSD size on new version.... testing.. testing..

UPDATE 2: looking bad... BIOS works.. wifi doesn't seem to... testing more

UPDATE 3: I just talked with Mobilx: Wifi drivers will not work on current models and it looks like old versions will never get wifi XP drivers.. I should get info about the brightness software tomorrow..

These drivers work only on new model shipping in late April

Dowload Aigo XP drivers

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

UMID M1 first impressions from MID Moves

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As Steve is back from MID Moves tour at SXSW, it's time for UMID M1 MBook first impressions.

I must agree most of his thoughts about it, but I have to say I just can't like the curved design... or build quality.. or white color .. or white keyboard on black housing...

Hmm... building new cooler looking housing for it would be a good/fun hack..

Jump to MID Moves

Gigabyte M1022 and T1028M netbooks shipping soon

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Gigabyte M1022, the "BookTop" with docking station, will be available due 30th April. Prices starting from €440.34 exc. VAT and 3G options are immediately available.

Gigabyte T1028M TouchNote should ship same time frame, €477.63 exc. VAT and with 3G options too. Remember to check our video of this convertible touchscreen netbook.

Gigabyte S1024 ThinNote has no date for shipping yet, but pricing starts at €440.34 exc. VAT. Video of it here

Gigabyte T1028M TouchNote at Mobilx

Gigabyte M1022 Booktop at Mobilx

Gigabyte S1024 ThinNote at Mobilx

UMID M1 UMPC dissected

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It looks like UMID is not using PCI-E 3G modem but either Siemens or some other modem with btob connector... so 3G upgrade is not that easy...

If power and USB lines are found on bigger pads, you could always solder a modem like I did here.

RAM and SSD soldered ...

Overall the internal design looks better than external.. Happy hacking Joe!

Thanks UMPCFever!

Details, News and Links for UMID M1

Monday, March 23, 2009

First fully working Pandora on video

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" Here is a quick and much requested video of the white Pandora which was built a few days ago. It is the first fully working, portable, near final unit. Still some things to tweak up which we are not happy with, but we are almost there now.

You can see use of the keyboard, the nubs, the dpad, the action buttons, the LEDs and the touchscreen.

I should point out the final Pandora will be black - this is white so that we can see any stress points on the case (and fix them).

The game is Quake@800*480 via the SGX (solid 60FPS with dynamic lighting), the OS is Linux (Angstrom). We will do a video with Quake3 soon. "

Great to see it working!

I would really like to see how good it will be for web surfing too...

More at OpenPandora.org

Meet Samsung N310 netbook with 11 hour battery

Updated with pricing and press release.

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Hmm... that design indicates a semi rugged netbook. Screen frame is huge..

Typical specs with Atom and 10 inch screen. 5 hours with standard and 11 hours with extended battery sounds good.

UPDATE: 499 euros and yes, it is semi rugged: Press release at NetbookNews

Via Liliputing



Samsung N110 netbook revealed and reviewed

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Not changed too much from NC10 but all the changes seems to be for better..

It now has higher capacity 5900mAh battery

Bigger touch pad

More rounded edges..

But still no easy access to HDD... and glossy screen might not be that nice..

LAPTOP's verdict: " Samsung has created a near-perfect netbook in its N110.... "

Read the full review at LAPTOP

Via Liliputing

Viliv S5 dissected

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So.. on the HDD version, there is no room for 3G modem...

RAM is soldered like on all new UMPCs..

By soldering the pci-e connector and swapping HDD to mini zif SSD you could add 3G pci-e modem.

I'm getting mine in few days so stay put to see how to upgrade to 3G... Or maybe I'm getting the 3G SSD version...

Thanks to UMPCFever.com

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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Testing Xandros Presto instant OS

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Download the beta to test on your PC

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

How to: Touch to Eee PC 1000HE

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Thanks Joe

Asus Eee PC T101 at CeBit 2009

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