Then I wonder how the data—the address book, the music, calendar, etc.—will be kept synchronized between its Android and XP personalities. Did they manage to share data structures between the two operating systems? Maybe. Or maybe it's just a funky prototype that doesn't really work at all. [Crunchgear]
New device categories almost invariably fall between preexisting ones. Sometimes they find a useful niche, like netbooks. Other times, they seem like obsessive compulsive attempts to fill a tiny, intentional gap in the spectrum of consumer electronics. Like MID phones!
Mobinnova's élan is the first of Nvidia's dirty dozen to show its face, and it's a pretty one: a nine-inch, sub-two-pound fanless netbook that measures in at about .8-inches thick, and boasts the full battery of Nvidia's exciting Tegra features.
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.