Everex Going Bigger With Tiny Cloudbooks and Adding Next-Gen Wireless…

The mini-notebook market is heating up, with today bringing stats and shots of the Asus's latest Eee PC with its tiny screen and keys that might work with normal hands. Then later, we get news of a leak about Everex, Asus's competitor in this market, about its next Cloudbooks, including one with a 10.2-inch screen… » 7/01/08 9:00pm 7/01/08 9:00pm

Everex CloudBook's Old-School Answer to Digital Photo Frames

Everex just got photo-friendly in a strangely retro way: PhotoFair is a clear plastic plate that clamps on to the CloudBook's top, allowing you to "store and display photos, documents and other printed materials." As in, physically stash printed-out documents. It's a bit unusual in the LCD age, but unlike the digital… » 3/03/08 4:20pm 3/03/08 4:20pm

OpenMoko Launches Neo FreeRunner Open-Source Smartphone for the Masses

OpenMoko today announced the Neo FreeRunner, a mass-market version of the Neo 1973 open-source phone, and will be showing it off at CES next week. The phone will have the same "overall look and feel" as the developers' product, but it has a faster 500MHz processor, 3D graphics, and a new lineup of open-source mobile… » 1/03/08 9:22am 1/03/08 9:22am

Dash Express Runs on OpenMoko FOSS Platform, Nerds' Heads Explode

Today we learned that the seductively interactive Dash Express GPS navigator is using the OpenMoko open-source mobility platform that led to the Neo 1973 smartphone. This makes the Dash the first product based on OpenMoko's GTA0X reference design, with GPS hardware designed to order by OpenMoko and its parent company,… » 1/02/08 10:43am 1/02/08 10:43am

OpenMoko's Neo 1973 Open-Source Smartphone Ships In October at $450 to…

With all of the hullabaloo last week surround the iPhone, we nearly missed an update on the anti-iPhone, the world's first open-sourced Linux mobile phone known as the FIC/OpenMoko Neo 1973. The phone has more internal flash memory and integrated Wi-Fi. It will be ready for customers in October, available in $450 and… » 7/05/07 6:30pm 7/05/07 6:30pm

FIC's New UMPC Comes with Detachable Components

The folks at FIC are giving UMPCs a different spin. Their new handheld comes with a detachable module that can hold components like a GPS system, cellphone, and, er, a calculator (like the sample in this pic). I'm not sure I'd want a UMPC with detachable components, but conceptually, I give props to FIC for being a… » 6/06/07 4:00pm 6/06/07 4:00pm

First Look: the Anti-iPhone, OpenMoko's Neo1973

Click to viewThe OpenMoko Neo1973 linux-powered smartphone first crossed our radar last november. Then the iPhone came out and made us double-take on the device's multi-touch screen, and coincidentally similar interface. Yesterday we sat down with the Neo1973, and learned more about its features, three-phase road map,… » 2/15/07 8:53am 2/15/07 8:53am

OpenMoko Smartphone: Did They Have a Time Machine, or What?

When we first saw this Linux-based OpenMoko FIC Neo1973 smartphone last November, we were wondering if it would capture the imagination of the open-source community. Now, after Apple's iPhone (pictured at right next to the Neo1973) has been unveiled, we're looking at this smartphone in a different context. » 1/17/07 8:03am 1/17/07 8:03am