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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
The gadget: Viliv S5, a computer that fits in your palm, packing all the Atom processor power of the latest netbooks along with GPS.
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.