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Cydle, one of South Korea's biggest electronics makers, plans to make a big splash at the 2010 CES trade show with the announcement of a portable GPS system that has built-in HD Radio and free HD live traffic updates. The new T43H from Cydle is part of the company's line of wireless digital devices that combine navigation with entertainment, offering GPS, Live HD traffic updates, HD Radio, rich multimedia, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, black box, mobile TV, and more. “The car should be a haven,” said Woody Lee, U.S. director of sales, Cydle. “Whether a driver needs accurate traffic information and alternate... Read more...
When the FTC sued Intel last week over the company's alleged anti-competitive behaviors, we noted that NVIDIA could be one of the main proponents (and beneficiaries) of such a lawsuit, particularly given the price structure of Intel's Atom products. It's now been alleged that NVIDIA's interest in the FTC's investigation goes beyond Atom's chipset; The New York Times claims the GPU designer may have been working on an x86 processor since 2007. This particular rumor has been kicked around a time or ten before, but the FTC complaint does raise the question. (If you want to see the full FTC complaint,... Read more...
For the past 18 months, Intel has been the company talking about mobile internet devices (MIDs), Atom, ultra-mobile PC's (UMPCs), and how it sees these burgeoning form factories as a new frontier for the company. AMD, in contrast, has talked down the importance of the netbook and sub-netbook market, choosing instead to focus on a thin-and-light product segment that better matches the company's current products. We've discussed AMD's reasons for avoiding the netbook space (for now) and why they ultimately made good business sense; more details are available here. Check the recent news from both... Read more...
An upcoming version of Mio Technology’s MiBuddy will be among the latest devices to run Google’s Android operating system. The new MiBuddy joins a list of Android-powered gadgets that fit outside the realm of smartphones. The MiBuddy 4.7-inch touchscreen MIND (mobile Internet navigation device) will offer full Internet browsing capabilities, a slide-out keyboard, and will also serve as a full navigation device. For ease of use during navigation, the MiBuddy will fit into a car dashboard mount. Mio Technology’s current MiBuddys use the Windows CE operating system. With the next generation of MiBuddys... Read more...
After Toshiba showed a prototype of its JournE tablet computer at the IFA electronics fair in Berlin, many are wondering if Toshiba will beat Apple to the tablet computer market. Thus far, Apple has remained mum on the subject of a tablet computer, despite many rumors and supposed sightings of a possible device. Toshiba’s JournE multimedia touch-screen tablet, or Mobile Internet Device (MID), weighs less than a pound and has a 7-inch touchscreen. It has a brushed aluminum shell. Running on Windows CE 6.0 Pro (now called Windows Embedded Compact) with a Toshiba interface, the JournE tablet has 1GB... Read more...
If you haven't generated a UMPC/MID/Tablet PC of your own by now, you've probably missed the boat. In an effort to catch the last vessel out, Sharp has this week introduced a new portable PC that isn't likely to sell well based on figures from prior attempts, but it's certainly a compelling device. The so-called mini mobile PC is designed to boot up quickly, support touch inputs and recognize key presses via a QWERTY keyboard. One could say that this unit slides into the confusing new "smartbook" category, which is designed to please those who feel that a smartphone is too small and a netbook too... Read more...
NVIDIA has built its brand and reputation as a GPU designer since the company was founded in 1993, but recent comments by the company have implied that it believes platforms like Tegra and ION will be key revenue generators in the future. We've previously discussed NVIDIA's ongoing emphasis on the GPU as a massively parallel processor capable of handling workloads and programs far outside the realm of video games, but to date, reviewers and analysts alike have treated Tegra as more of a side project than a future core competency.   The two core components of NVIDIA's mobile strategy: ION and... Read more...
Lian Li launches the PC-B25F Midi tower Chassis for discerning consumers Classic style and refined elegance combine 27 August 2009, Keelung, Taiwan – Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd Ltd has launched the PC-B25F midi tower chassis. The hair-line brushed all aluminum chassis is based on the original PC-B25 “Blue Ring” classic, however it has a few more refinements to make it that much more attractive. It still retains the basic award winning design but now has a completely tool-less functionality inside the chassis to help you install and uninstall your components with ease. These latest tool-less features... Read more...
When we've discussed Atom and Intel's long-term plans regarding MIDs and handheld devices, we've typically focused on the consumer experience. Intel has made no secret that it envisions a future in which next-generation Atom processors and SoCs power a diverse range of products in both consumer and business markets. What we haven't discussed, save for an occasional nod towards the competition Intel might face from ARM, is the impact Intel's push into the embedded market might have on the integrated device manufacturers (IDMs). Tech-On recently sat down with James Hogan, who helped found Tela Innovations... Read more...
Quick question—what's smaller than a netbook, bigger than a smartphone, and doesn't conform to Intel's definition of a MID (Mobile Internet Device?) If you guessed "smartbooks," give yourself a pat on the back for being prescient. If you've never heard of a smartbook before, don't feel bad; the term refers to a series of ARM-based sub-netbooks companies like Acer, Foxconn, and Pegatron all intend to back. The name is a portmaneau between "smart phone" and "netbook;" the devices themselves are meant to echo the various feature sets common on today's cell phones. Smartbooks were unveiled for the... Read more...
Intel has been floundering a bit around in the pocket mobile and handset space for some time now. After grabbing a solid foothold in the netbook market (seriously, what netbook doesn't have an Atom under the hood these days?), the company is now looking to take the mobile space ever more seriously. In order to do so, the Intel has formally announced a long term partnership with one of the world leaders in mobile phone and communications technology: Nokia. Anand Chandrasekher, Intel Senior VP and GM, Ultra Mobility GroupDuring a press call today, executives from both companies reiterated on numerous... Read more...
We already knew that Intel was pushing Moblin mighty hard, but now the evidence of its fondness is just overwhelming. In a new deck of slides released this week, Intel has detailed Pine Trail and Moblin, hailed as its next generation platform for netbooks and nettops. Intel also made known that Moblin version 2 Beta was now available for download.Speaking of Pine Trail, that's the codename for Intel's next Atom platform, which is currently on schedule to be released "later this year." It'll feature a 3-to-2 chip partition for increased performance and lower average power consumption, and considering... Read more...
It's been some time yet since we've heard anything new regarding Intel's homegrown Moblin operating system, but just when you thought that Intel (and the industry at large, really) was letting go of all hope when it comes to UMPCs and MIDs, in flies this. Despite the fact that netbooks have entirely overshadowed highly portable pocket PCs, Intel and Novell are still forging ahead with plans to produce Moblin-based products with Intel's Atom processors. The two companies recently decided to partner up in order to encourage encourage original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and original design manufacturers... Read more...
While 2010 still seems forever away, at least Intel isn't looking to delay things further with regard to its Moorestown platform. At the company's Developer Forum in Beijing, China, it confirmed that the MID platform would indeed launch sometime next year. Unfortunately, it failed to lock down a specific month or quarter, but we get the feeling we'll be hearing more exact details at its get-together in San Francisco this fall. Moorestown will reportedly launch alongside a brand new version of Moblin, a Linux-based operating system that Intel crafted for small, handheld devices. Said platform will... Read more...
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