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MeeGo tablets could reportedly be on the market as soon as the second-quarter of 2011. Intel is said to be shipping reference tablets to developers and the target date for final hardware is June. Note that Taiwan's giant electronics trade show, Computex, is May 31-June 4. Putting it all together, an educated guess would have this first crop of MeeGo tablets coming from the likes of Asus, Acer and other Taiwanese makers. But European makers would almost certainly also be in the crowd, too, given that MeeGo is a joint effort between Intel and Nokia. The first MeeGo tablet has already been around for about a year. Intel was demoing it at CES, the WeTab, currently made, and only available, in Europe.... Read more...
This year's Consumer Electronics show in Las Vegas Nevada, offered some of the most exciting product announcements we've seen in any previous CES show thus far.  The past three years' CES shows have been rather snoozy, to be honest, with the economy taking its toll on product design investment and innovation.  However, this year's CES showed great promise of not only emerging technologies and product innovations but with the sheer number of announcements and the notable increase in attendance (as well as city traffic, which was a nightmare), it was all a very encouraging sign of the health of our nation's economy and that we're actually finally on the up-tick. Regardless, we took time... Read more...
This year's Consumer Electronics show in Las Vegas, Nevada offered some of the most exciting product announcements we've seen in any previous CES show thus far.  The past three years' CES shows have been rather snoozy, to be honest, with the economy taking its toll on product design investment and innovation.  However, this year's CES showed great promise of not only emerging technologies and product innovations but with the sheer number of announcements and the notable increase in attendance (as well as city traffic, which was a nightmare), it was all a very encouraging sign of the health of our nation's economy and that we're finally on the up-tick.  Regardless, we took... Read more...
Tablets and mobile devices are central to Microsoft's plans for CES 2011. In addition to its demo of an early Windows 8 build running on ARM CPUs, the software giant will be demonstrating a number of tablets running Windows 7. If this sounds familiar it's because Microsoft did much the same thing last year—but very little came of the company's push a year ago. Analysts expect the slate/tablet market to explode over the next few years and Redmond wants a piece of the action. It's less than-clear, however, if the tablet version of Windows 7 is capable of standing up to the competition. Spend a few hours with Windows 7's current multitouch mode and you'll soon be wondering why the company... Read more...
MeeGo 1.1 was released on Monday. This is the official call to device makers and developers to build us a new class of Linux-based Intel Atom and ARMv7 devices. Version 1.1 includes a user interface for smartphones and for netbooks but not for tablets. This didn't stop yet another round of rumors over a Nokia MeeGo tablet. The release of MeeGo 1.1 is nicely timed two weeks before the MeeGo Conference in Dublin, November 15-17. Version 1.1 includes a core operating system, the Netbook UX and an In-Vehcile Infotainment UX -- important because in July, The Linux Foundation announced that when MeeGo arrives, it would be used by the GENIVI Alliance as the "basis of its next reference release for In-Vehicle... Read more...
It's one thing when Apple tips their hat to Microsoft by announcing that Bing is now a selectable search engine within the next iOS release, but when someone in the Linux world gives a hat tip to Apple, well, we all had to check and make sure the world below wasn't frozen over. Canonical's CEO Chris Kenyon recently had a discussion surrounding tablets and slate PCs, and this is one of the lines: "The devices world is a really exciting space right now and we're really bullish on it; hats off to the iPad team for doing what they did." There's no doubt that many people are crediting Apple to bringing mainstream attention to a form factor that failed years ago in most sectors, and now everyone seems... Read more...
At Computex this past week, no fewer than 12 new tablet PCs were introduced, or at least showcased behind glass for the first time. That's a lot of iPad competition, and while most of them won't be shipping for at least a few months, there's no doubt that Apple has a huge target on their back. Most of these tablets ran either Android or Windows 7, but only time will tell how well either of those systems can do on a tablet form factor. But aside from the software story, there's a rather large hardware story as well. Many of these tablets were shown at Intel's booth, and while a few had chips from ARM and Qualcomm, it's clear that Intel doesn't plan on being left out. After all, that's why they... Read more...
Nokia announced they were shipping the new N810 Internet Tablet yesterday. It's not really a phone unless you've got some sort of VoIP arrangement, but it's a nice little UMPC. Or it's a PDA on steroids. Well, at any rate, you can slide out the keyboard and type, surf the internet on its touchscreen if you can find a WiFi hotspot or can finagle a Bluetooth phone, or maybe just use it for music playback for a week at a stretch.With up to 45 hours of music playback, storage for up to 7,500 songs* and built-in GPS, the Nokia N810 is perfect for the person on the go.  The Nokia N810 comes with free maps preloaded for users to browse detailed locations, search for street addresses, find various... Read more...
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