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

Hands-On With Moblin 2.1 OS: The Netbook Linux Anyone Can Master

Sure, Windows 7 is around the corner and there are lots of Linux alternatives for your netbook. But Moblin, which has been pioneered by Intel specifically for netbooks and internet devices, is gonna rival them all. » 10/06/09 8:00pm 10/06/09 8:00pm

Netwalker Suggests that Sharp Sleepwalked Through the Last Few Years

No matter what kind of consumer electronics you make it seems you've got to add some sort of internet device to the portfolio. Sharp's addition (at least in Japan) is its 5-inch Netwalker that has a touchscreen and runs Ubuntu. » 8/27/09 9:00pm 8/27/09 9:00pm

Android, Chrome OS Relationship Confusing Everyone, Including Google

Just as companies were starting to get serious about installing Android, a mobile Linux OS, on netbooks, Google announces Chrome, a Linux OS. The relationship between the two OSes is already getting tense, or at the very least, awkward. » 7/10/09 8:19am 7/10/09 8:19am

Mobile Chipsets: WTF Are Atom, Tegra and Snapdragon?

Low-power processors aren't just for netbooks: These computers-on-a-chip are going to be powering our smartphones and other diminutive gadgets in the forseeable future. So what's the difference between the Atoms, Snapdragons and Tegras of the world? » 6/03/09 2:20pm 6/03/09 2:20pm

Nvidia Announces 12 Tegra Products You'll Probably Never See, Tweaks…

Nvidia is using Computex to herald the arrival of their system-on-a-chip Tegra platform, but it's not the most explosive debut. They've announced 12 netbook and tablet products from relative unknowns, and bizarrely altered their claims about the platform's capabilities. » 6/02/09 4:14am 6/02/09 4:14am