TriGem USA have announced a new 12.1-inch notebook, the Averatec N2700, which the company is calling a "back-to-the-basics" machine due to the absence of any preloaded "bloatware". Aside from a hassle-free initial startup, the N2700 offers an Intel Core 2 Duo T6400 2.0GHz processor, 4GB of DDR2 memory and an 250GB hard-drive.
There may have been a billion downloads from the Apple App Store, but who knows how many of those titles were then uninstalled amid grunts of disappointment. That's not the grunt we'd expect to hear for Team17's upcoming Worms for the iPhone and iPod touch, seen here in some exclusive screenshots from Pocket Gamer.
Update: Demo video after the cut
In the days before the iPod touch, an iPod was for music and maybe video, but certainly not GPS or internet access. That hasn't stopped some owners of earlier iPods looking to get such functionality onto their media players, and while Ben Kokes' hack won't have you surfing the web, it does give him basic GPS functionality on his first-gen iPod nano.
We can't get enough of the Viliv S5, and we know a lot of you feel the same way, so it seemed sensible to remind SlashGear readers that importer Dynamism's pre-sales for the 4.8-inch touchscreen MID kick off today at 1pm EST. If you're undecided whether $599 is a reasonable amount to spend on an Atom-powered ultraportable with WiFi and Bluetooth, Intel's own Michael Brito has shot a demo video espousing the S5's virtues.
Video demo of the Viliv S5 after the cut
Perhaps if I were Korean I'd understand this a little better, but a rabbit with a hugely bloated cranium just isn't the sort of thing I'd think to base an MP3 player on. Still, Mashimaro is vaunted as Korea's answer to Hello Kitty, so I suppose there must be thousands of girls there desperate for this 54 x 38 x 38mm media player.
Kenwood have unveiled a prototype speaker system that doubles as OLED lighting. The system, co-developed by Kenwood and Professor Junti Kido from Yamagata University in Japan, uses 80-percent less power than traditional lighting, as well as being noisier than your typical desk lamp.
In the second piece of significant Android news today, Vodafone Spain have announced that sales of the HTC Magic begin this morning. Exclusive to the carrier in Europe, the Magic was nonetheless expected to land in the UK first, from May 5th; Spanish customers will have to pay a little more for the privilege, however, as while the phone will be priced from free (tariff depending) in the UK, in Spain it will range from €19 to €199 ($25 to $262).
ASUS have been gradually transitioning to chiclet-style keyboards on their Eee PC netbooks, with the latest model to get the new style being the Eee PC 1000HA. If you're an existing owner looking longingly at the new layout, meanwhile, and specifically have an ASUS Eee PC 1000H, you can fudge your own update with the keyboard from the Eee PC 1000HE.