Choose One: The Archos 7 and Archos 8 Home 'Tablets' Each Cost $200

Archos has never made bad products, but their PMPs have definitely grown less relevant over the last few years. But now? Now two Android-wielding Archos Home Tablets will each cost only about $200. » 3/01/10 10:18am 3/01/10 10:18am

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

UMID M2 Gets Faster, Cheaper: Windows 7, 1GB RAM for $500

Intel's Developers Forum kicks off today, and UMID is showing off its upgrade to the M1 ultra mobile PC. The M2 runs Windows 7 (instead of XP), faster 1.2Ghz or 1.6GHz Atom processors, and no longer needs USB port dongles. » 9/22/09 7:59am 9/22/09 7:59am

Viliv S7 Review: Looks So Good, Tastes So Bad

As a kid, I never ordered a deep sea submarine off the back of a cereal box only to discover it was a lousy little model. But I did fall for the promise of the Viliv S7 convertible netbook. » 9/17/09 11:10am 9/17/09 11:10am

Archos 5 Internet Tablet Hands On: Android Power, But Where's the Flash?

The new Archos 5 Internet Tablet is indeed powered by Android, and improves all around over its predecessor, with more storage and a better interface. But something's still missing. » 9/15/09 1:30pm 9/15/09 1:30pm

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

Garmin Nuvi 1860 Will Come with Browser and Camera

More evidence that standalone GPS units will soon be as obsolete as MiniDiscs. Garmin's nuvi 1860 (which looks to be released in early September at IFA) has a full-fledged browser and a camera. » 8/18/09 1:40pm 8/18/09 1:40pm

Did Someone Track Down the Mysterious Android MID?

Remember that iPhone-like Android MID that everyone went crazy about yesterday? It looks like someone may have tracked it down. Manufactured by SMiT, the device is called the MID-560. And it's got decent specs. » 8/18/09 9:10am 8/18/09 9:10am

We Want to Own this Mystery, Apple-Like Android MID

We know almost nothing about this device of any substance. It could be a prototype. It could be on an assembly line now. But it's a tiny, touchscreen MID that runs Android. And it's pretty much distilled hotness. » 8/17/09 3:40pm 8/17/09 3:40pm

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

Viliv X70: A 7-Inch Netbook Without the Keyboard

The Viliv S5 was sort of charming in its own way—a tiny Atom-powered touchscreen MID that went for $599. Well the Viliv X70 is the S5's bigger cousin, and it runs just $599, too. » 6/09/09 1:40pm 6/09/09 1:40pm

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

Tiny UMID mbook M1: A Mini-Netbook With Mini-Features

We spotted Korean manufacturer UMID's new MID back in November, but now it's finally seeing release, with a few changed specs and a $599 pricetag. But it probably won't change MID-haters' minds. » 5/23/09 12:10pm 5/23/09 12:10pm

Archos Event Invitation Unsubtly Hints at Rumored Android MID

On its own, it's a stretch: the invite is green and vaguely Android-y, and there's a faint rectangular device in the background, therefore Archos must be working on an Android MID! Right? Well, they are. » 5/18/09 5:24am 5/18/09 5:24am

OQO Cancels All Pre-Orders, We Come to an Obvious Conclusion

Despite widespread speculation about the company's health, OQO has been fairly coy about their financial situation. Now, they've canceled all pre-orders for their upcoming Model 2+ UMPC. Sort of like a dying company might do! » 4/23/09 6:05am 4/23/09 6:05am

Intel Atom Turns One With New 2GHz, 1.2GHz Models

It's been a year since Intel fired the opening salvo against regular-size laptopping with its Atom processor. Now, the Z series gets its expected speed bump, and at the bottom end, a low-power MID-oriented model. » 4/08/09 4:58am 4/08/09 4:58am

Intel's Leaked Z550 Atom Processor For Netbooks/MIDs Reaches 2GHz

Leaks suggest that Intel will be dropping a new single-core Z-series Atom proc that will be the first of the family to reach 2GHz. » 3/20/09 10:10am 3/20/09 10:10am