Archive for Apr 28, 2009

ASUS Eee PC 1003HAG with NTT DoCoMo 3G

ASUS Eee PC 1003HAG with NTT DoCoMo 3G

ASUS have announced a new Eee PC, specifically for the Japanese market.  The ASUS Eee PC 1003HAG's claim to fame is integrated WWAN that supports NTT DoCoMo's FOMA network, offering up to 7.2Mbps downlink rates.  Otherwise it's pretty much in line with other recent Eee PCs, with Intel's Atom N280 processor and 1GB of RAM.

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Android video demo on Skytone Alpha 680 netbook

Android video demo on Skytone Alpha 680 netbook

A demonstration of what looks to be a Skytone Alpha 680 prototype has been added to YouTube, showing the budget netbook running the Android OS.  Announced earlier this month, the Alpha 680 is one of the first netbooks to be confirmed as using Google's open-source platform; as the videos show, however, there's a little work to be done before it's a completely smooth transition from smartphones.

Video demos after the cut

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HTC XV6175 Verizon smartphone spotted

HTC XV6175 Verizon smartphone spotted

A render of the HTC XV6175 A has emerged, prior to its Verizon branding.  The QWERTY handset is particularly interesting because it's believed to incorporate both CDMA and GSM connectivity.  The GSM Global Certification Forum have already confirmed that the XV6175 has quadband GSM support, but no UMTS/HSPA.

Given that Verizon have an EVDO Rev.A network, not an HSDPA/HSUPA one, that's no great hardship, and we'd expect to see the high-speed CDMA data connection in there too (though obviously of no interest to the GCF).  The hope is that this comes through the pipe as a Verizon World Phone - a handset which can be used to make calls and - albeit slowly - access data when outside the US.

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