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Given all the depressing and uncertain financial news the world over these days, something tells me price points are going to be one of the first things that both consumers and manufacturers look at when it comes to mobile computers.
Asus just keeps on working to add to what it offers in the Eee line. According to Digitimes, Asus will be offering versions of the Eee Netbook with touch screens in the first quarter of 2009.
A couple of weeks ago, we brought you news of Fujitsu's newest tablet pc, the ST6010 / ST6012. Well, things appear to be getting much closer to official now that it has made an appearance at the FCC, complete with pictures, owners manual, and all.
Sprint officially rolled out its XOHM WiMAX service in Baltimore, MD today and Lenovo has jumped in what I'm sure will be a race to offer WiMAX connectivity by announcing that several of its models will now have WiMAX as an option.
File this one under the category of "“wish I'd a thought of that." Intel purchased the domain, netbook.com last week. Wonder how long it had been available or if they bought it off of someone? That doesn't matter now, as Intel owns it and at the moment it is po...
We like to toot the horns of folks in our community, and Michael Venini definitely deserves a shout-out. Michael has just released a new game for the iPhone / iPod Touch called Under Pressure Football.
Touchless is multi-touch software that uses webcams and everyday objects for multi-touch input developed by Microsoft Office Labs. It is similar to Microsoft's Touchwall technology.
We are pleased to announce that Lenovo has signed on as the Exclusive Sponsor of GottaBeMobile.com's CES 2009 coverage! CES is a very demanding event to cover.
We're seeing more and more mods of Netbooks using Mac OS X, but this is the first one I've seen that works with a touch screen. The Gigabyte M912 does come with a touch screen (see this Laptop Mag review) and it looks like it is working just fine with the hack.
Public schools across America are fighting a battle they can't win; schools are taking aggressive approaches and adopting strict discipline policies regarding the student use of mobile technology. Walk through any study hall in an American public school and you w...
Now that the MSI Wind is going to be available at Best Buy, but at the moment with only a 3-Cell option, you might be looking for some extra juice.
Motion Computing wants to hear your story. We all know Tablet PCs can change the way you work and we all know our own stories and those of others.
We brought you news about the Asus S101 Eee last week, which is Asus' shot across the bow of the thin portable makers. Apparently if you're if you're in the parts of Asia bordering the Pacific you could see this released tomorrow.
This is intriguing research. Boston U's College of Engineering is launching a study to use visible light instead of radio waves to transmit data.
BoingBoing links to an interesting study by Dutch psychologist Christof Van Nimwegen that posits that pen and paper will better boost your creative problem solving than using a computer.
So many want to see Instant On systems, and it certainly makes sense to see that on Netbooks. A couple of Intel Engineers at a recent Linux conference did some hacking and were showing of a Asus Eee PC that cold boots into a Fedora desktop in five seconds.
It looks like AT&T is using Fujitsu Tablet PCs in in some of its retail outlets. Looks like the P1620 to me. Via UMPC Tips Technorati Tags: Tablet PC,Fujitsu P1620,AT&T >.
jkOnTheRun links to a report from DigiTimes that says Asus shipped 700,000 Eee PCs in September and looks to have similar numbers heading into the Holiday season.
All signs look to be pointing to a major release of The BenQ MID beyond Italy, which will be a big step up for that platform, given that we haven't seen much beyond the Aigo in that platform.
So you've been reading about Tablet PCs, but you're not quite sure how they work or the major benefits. A convertible tablet unites the power of a traditional laptop computer design with the benefits of a slate tablet. The base of a convertible Tablet PC h...
I've been using the Motion Computing F5 Tablet PC in conjunction with Dragon NaturallySpeaking software over the last few days as the novice-beginner user in John Gannon's Speech Series.
The Lenovo/HP Tablet PC Shootout continues. As I mentioned in the full review of the HP 2730p Tablet PC I'm not too fond of the output of the single mono speaker.
I have just completed my first total week of using Dragon Medical 10 along with my electronic medical record program TexTalk. I must admit in the beginning of the week I had some concerns about how well this program was going to work on my Motion 1600 tablet computer.
It looks like Microsoft might be giving Windows XP yet another reprieve, this time until July 31, 2009. The life of XP has been extended at least twice before, and for the Netbook and Nettop devices.
The Boy Genius Report is showing off pictures of what BGR is saying is the Amazon Kindle 2 e-Book Reader, as well as a report from a source who has supposedly gone hands on with the new design.
Just when you thought Asus had come up with enough new options for the Eee PC line out pops a fashion friendly line of Eee's. the Eee S101 supposedly has a sleek new exterior complete with your choice of colors: Brown, Champagne, or Graphite.
I reviewed the REDFLY from Celio Corporation a few months ago, and while I really like the device, the price was a bit high for most folks.
I've pretty much decided that I'm not going down the Netbook route. I just don't think I'm the market they are after. That said, I've been following Kevin Tofel, Dan at Uneasy Silence, and a few others who have successfully installed Apple's OSX on the MSI Wind, the Ee...
Like it or not, Netbooks have moved along the inevitable demise of the UMPC and we hardly hear any news about Ultra-Mobile PCs anymore.
Steve Ballmer is tossing hints around on all sorts of things these days. He recently told us there would be a new cloud version of Windows, and now he's broadcasting that the Zune software will be coming to Windows Mobile.
Sony is rolling out an update to its digital e-Book Reader with the PRS-700. From what I'm reading it looks like the updates include an LED for night time reading, (although not a backlight, it comes from the side), a six inch touch screen, and more memory on board.
My apologies for the downtime today. We've been fighting some performance issues with our news blogging engine the past two weeks, and the bottom dropped out today. I am actively working on moving to Wordpress as soon as possible, and will be hiring someone to help m...
This post is not meant in any way to be alarmist, but merely to pass on information we are seeing about one of the key Tablet PC and UMPC manufacturers we follow.
Wired has an article today saying that laptop makers are shying away from Multi-touch technology. On the surface (pun?) that is a correct analysis in my view.