Subject: Mobile | June 15, 2010 - 11:20 PM | Jonathan Hung
Toshiba is announcing today a pair of new laptops that leverage NVIDIA's Optimus and 3D Vision technology.
First up is the Satellite A665 that comes with a 16" screen and a choice of Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 processors, or a AMD Phenom II Quad Core CPU (no word on the processor models and speeds). NVIDIA Optimus can be found on the Intel SKUs, although the press release only specifies "select models".
Subject: Mobile | June 11, 2010 - 01:53 PM | Jonathan Hung
The long awaited Asus Eee T101MT is finally going to be released... but in Japan. The Eee T101MT is an Intel Atom based netbook with a convertible screen for a tablet-style interaction. The screen is 10.1" with 1024x600 resolution, WiFi, Bluetooth, an Atom N450 CPU, and 2GB of RAM.
It will begin selling in Japan next week at a cool 62800 Yen, or about $685 dollars. While I like the design and the concept, I think the price will make many customers think twice. It's definitely a niche product which I suppose justifies the price tag.
Subject: Mobile | June 11, 2010 - 01:30 PM | Jonathan Hung
It seems Fujitsu has solved one of life's biggest computing annoyances - the pervasive problem that you need to use a mouse or keyboard to interact with a computer. The new Lifebook AH series features a special camera that is designed to track your hand movements. In the preview posted at Akihabara News, a middle-aged man is seen making awkward (and perhaps even suggestive) circular motions in the air which allowed him to control the Windows Media Player.
Subject: Mobile | June 11, 2010 - 12:39 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Packard Bell is a name you may not have heard in a while though that does not mean that they are gone, proof being the new DOT S2 Atom based netbook. The stats look familiar to anyone who has seen an Atom based netbook, the difference is in the shell and keypad. The model that t-break had in for review was a pure white exterior with silver highlights. The keyboard is well designed, giving as much room for the keys as possible while still leaving enough of a gap that you shouldn't hit mor
Intro, Specs, and Packaging
The MSI Wind U230 with AMD components has potential to be an Intel Atom / NVIDIA ION killer. The performance and price is right, so why wouldn't you get one? We dig a bit deeper. What is notable from these specifications is the Athlon 64 X2 L335 CPU which is dual-core and (more or less) comparable to the Intel Atom 330. There is also HDMI out which is something that will come in handy for connecting an external display.
Subject: Mobile | June 7, 2010 - 04:44 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The time has come and the new iPhone, plus the new iPhone OS is upon us and we can finally see how it stacks up to the current competition. Engadget matches it with the EVO 4G in their overview here, listing the most important things that they know for sure. The screen on the iPhone 4 is slightly smaller, but with a higher resolution which ought to make browsing a little more attractive. The primary camera of the iPhone has a few less megapixels than the competition but then again it is
Subject: Mobile | June 3, 2010 - 11:00 AM | Jonathan Hung
While Microsoft is parading around WEC7, Google has announced that they will be releasing Chrome OS this fall sometime between September 22 and December 21. It's a pretty good bet that there will be some tablets featuring this OS at time of launch.
Subject: Mobile | June 3, 2010 - 10:40 AM | Jonathan Hung
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A few days ago Asus announced the Eee Tablet 101TC, a 10" tablet running Windows Embedded Compact 7. Today we're hearing more details on this new OS from Microsoft.
The details are still fairly broad at the moment and none of it particularly surprising. WEC7 key features include:
Subject: Mobile | June 2, 2010 - 06:13 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Slashdot offers a quick and dirty look at 4G and how it will improve upon 3G. 4G is set to become commonplace in some markets by the fall and new models of phones and other mobile internet devices so many are biding their time before buying anything new. The question you should ask yourself is just how much the new communications protocol will help you. It is faster, but only in the sense of starting a data transaction, the actual maximum throughput is not changing that