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

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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 […]

4G Chromebook Pixel LTE On Track for Early April Availability

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Google’s more premium 4G LTE-enabled edition of the Chromebook Pixel is set to be available to consumers for an early April debut. The device, which features a touchscreen, will retail for $1,449 and will be compatible with Verizon’s LTE mobile broadband network in the U.S. According to an update on the Google Play Store on […]

ClamCase Brings Clambook Laptop Dock to Most Android Smartphones, iPhone

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For owners of non-Webtop enabled Motorola smartphones and iPhone owners who look toward their Droid counterpart longingly with their ability to connect their phones to a laptop shell to gain a larger display, longer run time thanks to recharging capabilities, a full size keyboard, trackpad, speakers, and USB ports, fret not as ClamCase is looking […]

Should I Buy a Notebook, iPad or Netbook for Travel?

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Professor X was planning a laptop-free trip to Israel Palestine, but thanks to a new deadline she needs to complete a proof of her new book within days of her return. After consulting with travelers to the region, who suggested not leaving the laptop in her hotel, she was ready to buy a great backpack to keep her notebook […]

Asus Cites Snapdragon S4 Shortage for Padfone Delay

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It looks like Asus’ transforming Padfone smartphone-tablet-netbook device has missed its April debut date in Taiwan and the manufacturer of the device cites Qualcomm’s shortage of the Snapdragon S4 processor as the reason. Initially, the Padfone would have debuted in Taiwan in April and the company would launch the device in more markets shortly after, […]

Verizon: Family Data Plans Coming in 2012

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Though Verizon Wireless executives have hinted about family data plans, or shared data plans, in the past, CEO Lowell McAdam has finally gone on record to give the initiative a launch timeline sometime in 2012. Under family data plans, users with multiple data-hungry devices–including tablets, embedded computers and notebooks, netbooks, USB modems, MiFi and mobile […]

Why The NetBook Isn’t Going Anywhere

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If you look back over the past 18 months you’ll see many of us in the tech press, myself included, ponder, proclaim and prognosticate about the death of the netbook. The netbook has had a quick journey from niche product for Linux lovers to a cheap portable computing option for anyone from 11-year-old students to 45-year-old middle […]

Acer Anticipates That Ultrabooks Will Be the New Netbooks In Terms of Pricing

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As far as pricing goes, ultrabooks are priced more expensive than today’s $300-$500 netbook, but offers more power and a sleeker, well-made design. However, notebook-manufacturer Acer anticipates that the computing category will see some steep price drops in 2012 and 2013, with the ultimate result being that ultrabooks two years from now will be priced […]

Sprint Launches New Data Plans for Tablets, Mobile Hotspots, Netbooks

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While Sprint is still pushing on for unlimited data plans on phones and smartphones, the Now Network has unveiled lower pricing and more tiers to bring mobile broadband data within the reach of consumers who are eyeing tablets, netbooks, notebooks, and mobile hotspot routers with embedded 3G/4G chips on the carrier’s network. Sprint claims that […]

Gift Guide: Tech Toys and Gadgets for Kids

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Kids love tech and gadgets just as much as adults, and are often quite partial to the same toys their parents bring home. While that’s not always an ideal situation, giving them their own gadgets to play with will satisfy their techie hearts. But don’t hide that iPad or iPhone away just yet, because several […]

I Feel Bad Because My Wife Has Now Become a Stall Surfer

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There’s no secret that I believe that one of the chief advantages of using mobile gadgets is that it makes Stall Surfing even easier to do. I post about that frequently. Whether you’re using a Tablet, a smartphone, or an eBook Reader it doesn’t matter. Frankly, I think deep down in the hearts of engineers […]

Fujitsu TH40 Sliding PC Tablet Gets Postponed Indefinitely

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Fujitsu’s TH40, the company’s answer to the Samsung Slider 7 shown at CES, is now postponed indefinitely without much explanations. The company is only citing development delays as the cause of the problem, but it’s unclear what these delays entail. The Fujitsu TH40 is another form factor for a netvertible with a tablet touchscreen on […]

Will Your Next Netbook Come with ARM Inside?

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Having conquered the smartphone market and emerging consumer tablet market with its reference chip designs, ARM is looking towards the mobile PC market for growth and the company’s ambitious goal is to have its chips inside half of all mobile PCs sold by 2015. ARM’s reference chip designs are found in many popular consumer products, […]

Can Asus Price the MeeGo Smartbook to Kill off Chromebooks?

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While Samsung and Acer have both signed on as early OEM partners with Google to deliver the Chromebook, a netbook running Chrome OS, at Google I/O, Asus is taking on the lightweight computing category with its own smartbook running the MeeGo operating system. The slim MeeGo smartbook hardware was shown off at the Computex trade […]

Developer Log Reveals webOS Netbook, Keyboard-Less Phone?

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A webOS developer has noticed two un-announced and un-named devices pop up in his developer log files using the webOS operating system from HP, which had acquired Palm. The first device utilizes the same 1,024 X 768 screen that’s been announced for the HP TouchPad tablet, but will also come with a non-sliding keyboard. Though […]

Google to Pitch Chrome Netbooks to Students with $20/Month Plan?

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Today’s day 2 of the Google I/O conference aimed at developers and Forbes is speculating that Google may announce a Chrome subscription plan geared towards students. We’ll definitely find out soon enough once the keynote begins, but Forbes is reporting that Google will announce a hardware and software plan for students to use the Chrome […]

Fujitsu Aims to Meld Symbian and Windows 7 Together in Japan

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In a mobile handset that is speculated to be destined for Japanese carrier DoCoMo, Fujitsu is said to be placing the desktop-class Windows 7 OS along with Symbian on a dual-booting Fujitsu Loox smartphone.  The former Windows Mobile licensee of Microsoft’s mobile OS will be attempting to bring Windows 7 and Symbian together on an […]