First Pics: ViewSonic's VPC08 Windows XP Phone is Freakin' Huge

Here are the first shots of the VPC08 in action. The hardware looks faithful to those renders we saw mid-November, and includes a 4.3-inch touchscreen, 800MHz Atom Z500 CPU, and separate phone controls with a second 2-inch screen. » 12/03/09 6:07am 12/03/09 6:07am

Dell Streak MID With Android 2.0 on AT&T Next Year?

That 5-inch Dell mini-tablet we saw in a leaked video last month looked like it had U.S. spec 3G, and now a Chinese-language Commercial Times report suggests the touchscreen device will be part of a new series headed to AT&T. » 11/17/09 10:30am 11/17/09 10:30am

Leaked Video: Dell's Streak MID with Android 2.0

We heard Dell was developing a couple of Android prototypes, the first being its Android phone. Is this mini-tablet with 5-inch touchscreen, 3G and Wi-Fi the second? Video, pics, and a size comparison after the jump. » 10/21/09 6:32am 10/21/09 6:32am

The Highs and Lows of Installing Android on a UMPC

Those Android-powered tablets from Archos are pretty neat, but if you've got a UMPC (like Samsung's Q1UP) lying around, you can try Android thanks to the Android-x86 project. The catch: despite great performance, there are still a few major limitations. » 10/20/09 9:10am 10/20/09 9:10am

TuneWiki Turns Mobile Internet Devices Into Zune-Wannabes

First, Intel decided to go with Linux for its MIDs » 10/21/08 1:30am 10/21/08 1:30am, and now it's giving the bird to Microsoft again by revealing a contender to the Zune's social music aspect. TuneWiki, a “social media player” software based on Intel's Atom processor integrates music and video with synchronized lyrics and a social network. Besides…

Question of the Day: Would You Ever Consider Using a Palmtop MID?

At the Intel Developer Forum » 8/25/08 6:40pm 8/25/08 6:40pm last week, a lot of the buzz on the demo floor was around new Atom hardware. There were the requisite netbooks and EeeClones floating around, but it seemed like peculiar little quasi-computers, or palmtop Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs) stole the show. Sure, it's impressive to see a full,…

Lenovo's Ideapad U8 MID Under Starter's Orders at Olympics

Way back in April was when we first showed you details on Lenovo's Ideapad U8 » 8/18/08 5:59am 8/18/08 5:59am mobile internet device, and Lenovo's just launched it at the Beijing Olympics. The palmtop phone/PC has an Intel Atom Z500 ticking away inside at 800MHz, GPS, dual cameras, and with 1GB of RAM and a sizable 6GB SSD. Connectivity-wise, it's…

Nvidia Tegra Videos Show Quake III at 35fps, 3D UI Running Like Butter

Nvidia talks a big game about how awesome its mobile Tegra processors are, but paper muscles tear when wet. They've got some videos showing that there is at least some meat behind the pulp. Above the fold is Quake III running at 35fps with anti-aliasing turned on, while below is HD video output at 720p via HDMI out,… » 6/03/08 9:00pm 6/03/08 9:00pm