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The return of the Psion-sized PC

The Psion-sized PC is back, in the form of an Atom-based pocket computer. The return is thanks to two names familiar to the Epoc community - former Psion employee Paul Pinnock of Croydon repair shop POS Ltd, and broadcaster Ewan Spence, an editor at AllAboutSymbian. Or as we still fondly think of it, AllAboutER6. The first …

Atom UMPC first casualty of OQO money woes?

OQO, the California UMPC maker, has canned its latest model, if rumours fed by Twitter tweets are correct. The same source also claims that pre-orders have been cancelled. OQO 2+ OQO's OQO 2+: will it ever see the light of day? The rumours appear to have started after a Twitterer called Chippy, who runs a UMPC-oriented …
James Sherwood, 23 Apr 2009
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Samsung launches latest netbook UMPC

Samsung has added a “next-generation” UMPC to its Q1 range - in the process removing the micro keyboard it added to the previous model in response to write-ups of the first Q1. Samsung_PMP_Q1EX_01 Samsung's Q1 EX: why have this rather than a netbook? Samsung may be slightly over-confident on its next generation claim, …
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Trimble touts tough Vista UMPC

Trimble has bashed out a ruggedised Ultra-Mobile PC (UMPC) running not the customary Windows XP but Vista. The firm claimed the machine will let you take your desktop into the harshest of outdoor environments. yuma_01 Trimble's Yuma: protected against water and dust The 225 x 137.5 x 22 x 50mm Yuma weighs in at 1179g. It …
James Sherwood, 23 Feb 2009

Unfolding Asus' Eee PC tablet

CES on Video   Click here to view a more bandwidth-friendly version of the video Can't see the videos? Download Flash Player from Adobe.com More CES Video Reports... Samsung boffins demo transparent OLED screen Flying duck toy challenges armchair hunters Lenovo dual-display laptop shows its stripes In action: the Powermat …

OQO Atomises Vista UMPC

CES Handheld PC maker OQO has re-released its mobile computer - called the OQO 2 - this time with Intel's 1.86GHz Atom Z540 processor. It's also the first handheld PC with an OLED display, the company claimed. The Intel part ousts the VIA C7-M found in the previous OQO 2 - the new model's dubbed the 2+ to highlight the difference …
Tony Smith, 8 Jan 2009

Toshiba hints at sooner-rather-than-later fuel-cell debut

Toshiba has hinted that it may introduce fuel cell-based products on a commercial scale within the next few months. In an interview with Register Hardware, Thomas Teckentrup, Toshiba's European General Manager for Computer Systems Marketing and Business Development, said that, although the company still has some issues to iron …
James Sherwood, 16 Oct 2008

Ultra-mobile devices: Atom to beat ARM... just, says analyst

Can ARM mount a serious challenge for Intel's Atom processor family? Market watcher ABI Research thinks so - it has forecast that almost half of all UMPCs, SCCs and MIDs will be ARM-based come 2013. It also reckons that for every Windows device that's sold, two more Linux machines will be snapped up, though ABI admitted that …
Tony Smith, 14 Oct 2008

AMD pooh-poohs 'Atom smasher' cancellation claim

So farewell then, Bobcat, AMD's answer to Intel's 'Silverthorne' Atom processor family? AMD's denying it, but at least one analyst is tolling the low-power chip's death knell. Avi Cohen, managing partner at US investment house Avian Securities, this week told clients: "There are reports that AMD has decided to cancel its …
Tony Smith, 26 Sep 2008
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Bluetoothing androids to shout at blind people

American researchers have developed a Bluetooth-based system which would allow blind people to hear information about their immediate surroundings in the same way that others read posters, signs or notices. The "Talking Points" system was developed at the University of Michigan, and will be presented at international …
Lewis Page, 19 Sep 2008

Intel Classmate PC turns tablet

IDF Intel has demo'd the third incarnation of its kid-friendly Classmate PC, a new model that incorporates not only a touchscreen but also one that swivels into a tablet mode. Intel Classmate PC 3 Intel Classmate PC 3 Intel's Classmate PC: now third-gen, now works in tablet mode The new machine will also gain the Atom …
Tony Smith, 21 Aug 2008

LG plotting autumn offensive against Eee PC?

LG has a history of producing some pretty small laptops - most notably the skinny 12in Z1 - but it's yet to take on tinies like Asus' Eee PC and Acer's Aspire One. It soon will, though. According to a report by German-language site Notebook Journal, LG will be coming out with the mini machine, to be dubbed the X110, in October …
Tony Smith, 23 Jul 2008

What's going to power Small, Cheap Computers?

Between the mobile phone and the laptop computer a new class of device is emerging, and control of it is up for grabs - it appears the next battle will be fought between seasoned industry scrappers and young bloods over the 'armtop'. Mobile phones are becoming more and more like computers - link one to a Bluetooth keyboard and …
Bill Ray, 2 Jul 2008

Gigabyte intros tablet-style Eee rival

Computex Gigabyte wasn't to be left behind by rivals Asus, MSI and Acer at this year's Computex - it too unveiled a compact laptop based on Intel's just-launched Atom N270 processor. Enter the M912, a compact, 1.6GHz system with an 8.9in display - this time with an above-par 1280 x 768 resolution - integrated 1.3-megapixel webcam, 10/ …
Tony Smith, 4 Jun 2008
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FCC reveals biometric HTC handset

An upcoming HTC handset equipped with a fingerprint reader has made its first public appearance thanks to the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) website. HTC Census HTC's 'Census': industrial The handset is shown in a black and white body and emblazoned with the logo of wireless technology firm Harris. Pictures …

Intel shows Atom-powered Eee PC clones

IDF Intel was keen to show off its Atom processor in the run-up to Intel Developer Forum (IDF), and drummed up a trio of machines to show it off - including the 7in Asus Eee PC. Asus' plan to adopt Atom is well known, at least as far as the upcoming 8.9in Eee PC 900 goes. Less well known is new brand Thinno, which was showing its …
Tony Smith, 1 Apr 2008

Asus reschedules 8GB Eee PC to Q2, moles claim

Waiting for the 8GB Eee PC? Then you're going to have to wait a little longer - until April at least, it has been alleged, thanks to problems Asus is having getting the machine out of the door. What those problems are, Chinese-language paper Economic Daily News doesn't say, simply stating that the 8GB Eee PC has been delayed …
Tony Smith, 4 Feb 2008

Intel single-core 'Silverthorne' to sport HyperThreading

Intel has spilled a few more beans about 'Silverthorne', its upcoming 45nm processor for UMPCs and mobile internet devices (MIDs). It's a single-core part that implements HyperThreading (HT) ahead of the technology's implementation later this year in 'Nehalem' next-gen CPUs. Silverthorne was developed from the ground up for …
Tony Smith, 4 Feb 2008

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