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

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

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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?

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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..

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Meet new Kohjinsha UMPC, PA series convertible

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4.8 inch convertible touch screen
Intel Atom Z520 (1.33Ghz) with 512MB RAM
Wifi and bluetooth
One-Seg TV tuner
1.3 mpix web cam
Micro SD
1 x USB
7 hour battery life ( forget it .. 4 hours is real )
161 × 111 × 10 ~ 26mm 400g
XP Home

Looking closer it seems to be UMID M1 with new housing and tons of buttons.. screen frame has 2 d-pads and 4 other buttons.. one marked as pointer.

Mouse buttons and optical mouse in front of keyboard.. that makes it quite deeper than M1, to same size as Sharp NetWalker

Via PC Watch [ translated ]

Friday, October 02, 2009

Live Broadcast today at 21:00 CEST

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Sharp NetWalker and Archos5 ( if DHL is on time ) on ARM only show!

We’ll be focusing on the Mobile Internet experience as usual but we’ll be giving a hardware overview, software overview (as much as we can given that these devices are brand new on the market) and trying to answer your questions.

The Sharp Netwalker is kindly provided to by The Archos Android Internet Tablet is kindly provided by you readers. (Please keep supporting our advertisers!) The session is unsponsored. Bring beer and expect a no-holds-barred session.

Start time 1900 GMT. (Time in your location)

Live chat, audio and video

Bring your own food.

*1 About 50% chance right now on the Archos tablet.

Session will be recorded.

Archos tablet information

Sharp Netwalker Information

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Thursday, October 01, 2009

Flash now working on Sharp NetWalker

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Yep, Sharp just gave us the flash update and it works... Not super, but still ok.

It is flash 9.0 ( Shockwave Flash 9.0 r115 plugin ) so flash 10 content is no go..

Update is under registered users section at and it's all Japanese so i uploaded to my site for easier installation. Just extract and run the installer.

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