Samsung Revives the Flip Phone with Android Galaxy Folder

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The flip phone form factor, for all of its utilitarian functionality, just won’t give up. Samsung, the world’s leader in manufacturing smartphones and phones, may revive the form factor once again with an Android model encased in a vertical clamshell design where the screen, presumably touch-enabled, will be positioned on one half and a numeric […]

Samsung’s Android-Powered Notebook Coming in Next Few Months


Samsung is reported to be prepping for a launch of an Android-powered notebook, or ‘AndroidBook’ as the devices are now dubbed, for launch in the next few months. There has been speculations recently that Google and its partners are working to bring the power of the Android operating system to the clamshell notebook or laptop […]

Will We See a $200 Android Notebook with Intel Atom on Monday?


Intel is set to announce its next-generation Atom processor, code named Bay Trail and based on the Silvermont architecture, come this Monday at its Santa Clara, California headquarters. The news may open up the tablet and computing market to new devices with a price tag as low as $200. Citing the usual sources familiar with […]

What Do You Think of Clamshell Smartphones?


If you’re in China, Samsung is hoping that you’ll warm up to the flip form factor which has dominated feature phone designs of yore including the original Motorola RAZR (MOTO RAZR). The company has recently released the Samsung W999, an Android-powered clamshell for the Chinese market with dual displays, a large dial pad, and a […]

NEC Releases Android Smartbook: TouchNote 7


In addition to tablets, and hybrid form factors such as the Motorola Atrix 4G smartphone with its optional laptop dock, users who need a lightweight content consumption netbook can turn to NEC, which was showing off its Android smartbook in the form of the NEC TouchNote, a 7-inch clamshell device with a nearly full-sized keyboard, […]

Lenovo LePad U1 Hybrid Video Demo

We got an early preview of the Lenovo LePad U1 Hybrid, which runs both Android and Windows 7 depending if the tablet is docked in its keyboard case or not. The device will be released in China initially, and Lenovo is still waiting for Google to announce and release Android Honeycomb before shipping the device […]

Lenovo LePad U1 Hybrid Clamshell Keyboard Dock Offers Thoughtful Utility in Design


The Lenovo LePad design is one of the most interesting tablet designs that blurs the line between netbook, smartbook, ultraportable, and tablet categories. The LePad itself represents Lenovo’s design tablet aspirations to compete with slates like the iPad. As a consumer-oriented slate, Lenovo is going with Android as the tablet’s underlying OS, and the company […]