Teach an old Android new tricks

Subject: Mobile | September 18, 2009 - 02:33 PM |
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If you picked up a first generation Android phone and are looking to hack it into something more interesting then check out this article at Maximum PC.  Get root access to the Linux OS on the phone and you can do all sorts of new tricks, such as installing applications directly onto your SD card.  You will also be able to make your own boot image, grab beta updates or even install a full version of Linux.  Check out the walk through to see how.

Source: Maximum PC

Congo the Congo, if that's what you want from me

Subject: Mobile | September 14, 2009 - 01:22 PM |
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AMD's new mobile platforms target mainstream and ultraportable users but never quite cross the line into netbook territory.  The core of these platforms is the 65nm AMD Turion Neo X2 but the real star is the chipset.  Netbook users are suffering with Intel's IGP as it struggles with HD video; whereas AMD's new RS780M is based on the DX10 compliant 780G chipset whose performance we are already familiar withCheck out the new face of AMD mobility in Josh's preview.

A pearl among the seashells

Subject: Mobile | September 7, 2009 - 04:04 PM |
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SPCR is finding the netbook market a little crowded, but one recent release from ASUS caught their eye; the Eee PC Seashell 1005HA.  Boasts of the longest untethered run time raised their eyebrows and suspicions, so off they went to pick one up.  The model they tested house an Atom N280 @ 1.66Ghz along with 1GB of DDR2 and the usual GMA 900
IGP.  In the end,

Shrinking those pixels for portability

Subject: Mobile | September 3, 2009 - 12:09 PM |
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The Acer Aspire One 751h-1192 model that AnandTech will set you back $399, but there are other models out there on the attractive side of $350.  As they reviewed it, an Atom Z520 provides the processing power, the chipset is an Intel US15W + SCH LPC and 1GB of DDR2-667 rounds out this 11.6", 1366x768 netbook.

Source: AnandTech

The happy lappy

Subject: Mobile | September 1, 2009 - 01:46 PM |
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The new PROLiNK netbook has a very happy name, the Glee TA-009.  An Atom N270 is paired with the Intel 945GSE
chipset and 1GB of DDR2 in a 10.1" form.  When VR-Zone cranked up Battery Eater, the tiny 3-cell LiON battery managed 1hr 41min 37sec
of running time, which is not too bad for the size of the battery.  See what you think of it after reading the whole review.

Source: VR-Zone

No, it is the other Suzuki

Subject: Mobile | August 27, 2009 - 06:43 PM |
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For some reason there exists a laptop manufacturer that goes by the name of Suzuki and they have a new product out called the Kuiper 1562 WKS.  It is a 15.6" display with a native 1366 x 768 display a C2 Duo T6400 and 4GB DDR2 667MHz with a NVIDIA GeForce G 105M
providing the graphics power.  Perhaps the most noticeable thing on this laptop is the pre-installed software; you will find a Vista 64-bit Home Basic installation and software for the embedded camera ...

Have you met the CULV yet?

Subject: Mobile | August 24, 2009 - 05:53 PM |
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Intel's awkward replacement name for the netbook is the CULV, and the new Lenovo IdeaPad U350 would be one.  It has a 13.3" LCD powered by the Intel GS45
chipset at a native resolution of 1366x768 pixels and the model for review at Hardware Zone had and Intel Pentium SU2700 which is a single core CPU @ 1.3GHz and 3GB of DDR3-1066.  Hardware Zone decided by the end of their review that while the laptop was certainly good, it fell short of great because the battery life didn't live up to the

Finding the sweet spot for mobile

Subject: Mobile | August 20, 2009 - 02:20 PM |
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Netbooks are grand, inexpensive, flexible, light and with long battery life; seemingly the perfect mobile form factor.  There are drawbacks to having an 11.1" or smaller form factor, for instance a normal sized keyboard is well over 1' long and who really wants to watch a movie or TV show on a screen that size.   16" and up and you start running into weight problems and that larger LCD looks nice but it also shortens the battery's run time.  The Tech Report investigates an Acer Aspire Timeline that sits ri

Zune HD and Tegra come out of the closet

Subject: Mobile | August 19, 2009 - 03:04 PM |
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Sure, we told you about the news of the Tegra being the powerhouse behind the upcoming Zune HD from Microsoft, but apparently NVIDIA wanted to make a press release about it anyway.  We also have known about the various technologies and processors in the tiny chip since June of 2008 - we posted an overview of the SoC that you should definitely be checking out.

The fresh smell of ASUS

Subject: Mobile | August 18, 2009 - 01:49 PM |
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The ASUS N50Vn is a 15.4" notebook with a native 1280 x 800 resolution and comes with a "Air Ionizer" button.  Push the button and the notebook will purify the air around you, though it won't clean up what you choose to display on the screen.  Inside the model that InsideHW reviewed you will find a C2D T5850 @ 2.16GHz, 4GB of DDR2 and a nVIDIA GeForce 9650M GT, all

Source: InsideHW