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

Welcome to listen Meet Mobility Podcast.
Join me, Steve and Sascha talking about mobile computing.

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 ;) )