Are Tablets Really PCs?

Microsoft insists tablets are Windows-powered mobile PCs. Even Windows Phone president Andy Lee, who should be pushing for a WP7 tablet, said, "We view a tablet as a PC." » 7/12/11 11:35pm 7/12/11 11:35pm

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

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

Archos' Latest Touch Tablet, the Archos9, Runs Windows 7

Although we have yet to hear anything about an Android MID from their event today, Archos has announced the Archos9—a UMPC that runs Windows 7. » 6/11/09 5:20pm 6/11/09 5:20pm

OQO Shuts Down Repairs, Discontinues Phone Lines

It's not a surprise, but ailing UMPC company OQO has just stopped support service and closed down their phone lines, citing "financial constraints." That's pretty much the end of OQO. [OQOTalk via Engadget] » 5/21/09 6:36pm 5/21/09 6:36pm

Dynamism Giving Away Freebies with a Viliv S5 Purchase

The first 400 people to buy a $599 Viliv S5 Premium UMPC today will also receive a leather carrying case, extra battery and car kit (valued at $135). [Dynamism - Thanks Douglas!] » 5/14/09 12:49pm 5/14/09 12:49pm

OQO Model 2+ Production Is Unlikely, Company Not Doing So Hot

OQO's pre-order cancellation and recent trouble lead us to believe that the company's not doing so well, which SVP Bob Rosin confirms by saying that their Model 2+ production is "unlikely". [BuildYourUMPC via BBG] » 4/24/09 6:17pm 4/24/09 6:17pm

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

Beta Version of Asus T91 Tablet Netbook Gets Touched All Over

Sascha of Netbooknews.de got to muck around with the beta-version of Asus' T91 tablet netbook. While the UI is still rough around the edges, it looks to be a promising addition to the tablet family. » 2/19/09 2:30am 2/19/09 2:30am

Some Korean UMPC Has Maybe the Best Box Art Ever

At this point, we could really care less about a Korea-only UMPC, for obvious reasons. Unless the box art looks like this. Take notes, US gadget manufacturers. [Engadget] » 1/23/09 12:00pm 1/23/09 12:00pm

Viliv S7 Takes On the Sony Vaio P With a Tablet Twist

Specs for Viliv's S7 UMPC/netbook/tablet/whatever have popped up, and while the gadget's guts are similar to other netbooks, the physical design— including a jumbo keyboard and battery and a swiveling touchscreen— sets it apart. » 1/10/09 10:00am 1/10/09 10:00am

OQO Model 2+ Is +10 Awesome: OLED Touchscreen, Global 3G and Speed UP

Not much left to divulge beyond what leaked already about the OQO Model 02+: It's newly endowed with a stunning OLED touchscreen, global 3G and faster 1.86GHz Atom CPU. But! It's only $1500. And pics! » 1/07/09 6:00pm 1/07/09 6:00pm

More Sony Vaio Pocket Leaks: Screens That Sweet Don't Come Cheap

While we knew much of Sony's new netbook's specs already, the price was still a mystery. But new leaks put the Vaio Pocket awfully close to the $1000 mark, which makes it a pricey toy indeed. » 1/03/09 11:45am 1/03/09 11:45am

OQO Model 02+ to Launch at CES With OLED Screen, Atom Processor, Touch…

OQO will launch a revamped version of their Model 02 UMPC, dubbing it the Model 02+ and endowing it with an OLED display, embedded touchscreen, Worldwide 3G internet, and a 1.86 GHz Atom processor. » 12/30/08 2:29pm 12/30/08 2:29pm

Tiny Sony Laptop Hits FCC—Is This A Sony Netbook?

The computer rear-end in this photo is a Sony machine that's just hit the FCC. There're a couple of things that make it interesting: it's labeled with PCG-1P1L, making it synonymous with Vaio numbering. It was tested for 802.11 Wi-Fi in b, g and n flavors, with Bluetooth and both EVDO and HSPA. Its label reveals it'll… » 12/01/08 1:15pm 12/01/08 1:15pm

Dell Mini 9 Netbook Gets 32GB Solid State Drive Option For a Measly $100

Dell's Mini 9 may be going for a pretty good price already (and an irritating disk error) but check out this deal sweetener: Dell's added a 32GB SSD option for just $100. The base model with that larger solid state drive is thus $449—and to me, that's pretty bonkers good value. [Dell via Engadget via Geekygadgets] » 11/24/08 7:58am 11/24/08 7:58am

UMID's Mini Netbook Makes Eees Look Massive

Yes, the netbook market is tired and pretty jam-packed, but check out this shiny beast: it's a mini-netbook from Korean manufacturer UMID. And it's tiny. There's no official size info, but it looks smaller than a paperback book, and comparable to the old Psion PDAs, if you remember 'em, but far more capable. » 11/12/08 9:30am 11/12/08 9:30am

Fujitsu Introduces Lifebook P1630 and U820 Tablets For Small People,…

In a long-awaited refresh to their tablet lines, Fujitsu has announced considerable upgrades for its U and P series. The comically small 5.6" U820, following in the dainty footsteps » 11/04/08 8:00am 11/04/08 8:00am of the U810, gets improved battery life, GPS, a super-sharp WSXGA touchscreen and a 1.6GHz Atom processor, somehow weighing in at just…

How To Hack an Eee PC and Install It in Your Car Dashboard

One of the great things about netbooks like the Eee PC is all of the potential » 10/23/08 6:00pm 10/23/08 6:00pm for . This particular hack comes to us via a Russian owner who managed to turn it into a carputer for his Honda Fit. With the monitor in the dash and a wireless keyboard in the glovebox, the Eee PC transforms into an XP-driven media device…