Sony VAIO Slider a Windows Tablet?


In addition to the announced S1 and S2 tablets, a slide indicates that Sony may also be working on a Windows-based tablet in the future that would possibly compete against the Samsung 7 Slider. There’s no detail currently at the moment about the device, which is being called the “Freestyle Hybrid PC,” utilizing a slider […]

Fujitsu Aims to Meld Symbian and Windows 7 Together in Japan


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 […]

Weekly Wrap Up: Notebook, Tablet and Smart Phone News for April 1

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Despite all of the April Fools jokes running wild on the Internet today, there is a lot of real notebook, tablet and smart phone news worth checking out. Notebook News For the Week of April 1st: We kicked off World Backup Day with a collection of deals on services and storage that will help you […]

WebOS Will Run on Non-Tablet Computers in a Window on Windows


HP’s John Rubenstein recently appeared on the Engadget Show and clarified a bit about how webOS will run on all those non-tablet HP computers. Apparently it is going to run in a window on Microsoft Windows. I haven’t watched the video yet, but according to mobiputing, this won’t be a dual boot solution nor will […]

GBM Shortcut: Opera Mobile 11 for Windows tablets


The recently released Opera Mobile 11 is burning up the web on Android and Symbian devices, but did you know Opera Labs has a version for Windows-based tablets? It’s fast. It’s smooth. But does it work well on Windows? Find out in this GBM Shortcut.

Microsoft finally marketing slates with promo videos for ASUS Eee Slate EP121


A mere 10 years after introducing the Tablet PC (and one month after the iPad outsold it), Microsoft is actively promoting the form factor with a series of web videos featuring the ASUS Eee Slate EP121. The shorts present four usage scenarios intended to appeal to a broad, non-geek audience, but leave out key details […]

GDC 2011: Razer Switchblade Video Demo


We were at Intel’s booth at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, California where we had noticed a small, portable gaming device from Razer called the Switchblade. According to the company, the Switchblade right now is still an early prototype or concept device, and Razer wouldn’t disclose any formal specs on this diminutive gaming PC other […]

AdvanceTC Brings Windows 7 to 4.8-Inch Tablet/Phone


If you’ve ever wished that your 5-inch Dell Streak or 4.3-inch HTC EVO 4G could be more powerful, then AdvanceTC may have a solution for you as the company is announcing that it will be bringing the full Microsoft Windows 7 desktop operating system to a 4.8-inch form factor, slotting the device between tablet and […]

Motion Computing Brings Intel Core i3 to C5v TabletPC

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Motion Computing has just released an update to its enterprise-targeted C5 line of tablets in the form of the C5v, which brings a lower cost Intel Core i3 option to the slate. Previous models of the C5 line use the Intel Core i5 or i7 processor, and the addition of Core i3 support will provide […]

Asus Eee Slate EP121 Now Shipping, But Out of Stock


According to Liliputing, the Asus Eee Slate EP121, which debuted earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, is now shipping from, but is currently listed as out of stock. The 12-inch Windows tablet comes in either a 32 GB SSD configuration for $999 or a 64 GB SSD configuration for […]

Fujitsu shares the philosophy behind the Stylistic Q550 slate (video)


At first glance, the sight of Meinolf Althaus holding a hammer over a slate brings me back to Fujitsu’s earlier claim of “slate-beating”, but it’s all part of a presentation explaining the philosophy that guides their slate-making decisions with the upcoming Stylistic Q550 being the target. Of the lesson, not the beating.

What happened to that prediction of Windows Embedded Compact 7 at CES?


So the Big Ballmer took the wraps off Windows for ARM, which turns out will be the next version of Windows, ruining predictions by myself and others that he would be showing Windows Embedded Compact 7. Can’t say I’m too upset by that, particularly since there’s more to this story than missing a prediction.

Microsoft’s 2011 CES Keynote Says Please Wait and See

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Steve Ballmer took the stage in his Microsoft blue shirt last night and delivered a keynote address that can best be described as “don’t count us out, please wait and see what we have to say next year.” That may be a bit unfair, but when the first half of the keynote talks about things […]

Lenovo Teases IdeaPad Windows 7 Slate with Digitizer

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Lenovo demoed its IdeaPad Windows 7 slate, which is as of yet un-named. The company wasn’t specific on launch or pricing at this point, and the early build we saw looked good with its orange backing. As a consumer-oriented Windows slate–based on its placement in the IdeaPad lineup–the Windows 7 slate offers a balance between […]