Archive for September, 2009

ASUS Eee Top ET2002T and ET2203T getting October 22nd release

ASUS Eee Top ET2002T and ET2203T getting October 22nd release

ASUS's Eee Top ET2002T and ET2203T all-in-one nettops may have been confirmed for the US since August, but it's taken the company a little while longer to discuss plants for them in the UK.  Now seems as good a time as any to revisit what you get from either a 20- or 21.6-inch nettop, based on Intel's Atom dual-core 330 in the case of the smaller machine, or a choice of Intel Core 2 Duo chips in the larger.

Samsung Corby PRO B5310 and TXT B3210 launch with Italian paint fight [Video]

Samsung Corby PRO B5310 and TXT B3210 launch with Italian paint fight [Video]

Don't let the sober looks fool you; Samsung intends mischief with their new Corby PRO B5310 and its non-sliding (but still QWERTY-toting) Corby TXT B3210 sibling.  The company bizarrely decided that the best way to promote the two social-network focussed devices was to give four of them to well-connected Italians and then stage a massive paint fight.  No, we don't quite understand it either, but you can see the video after the cut.

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Wacom Bamboo Pen & Touch reviewed: decent entry-level tablet

Wacom Bamboo Pen & Touch reviewed: decent entry-level tablet

Wacom may have only made their new Bamboo tablet range official yesterday, but eagle-eyed early adopters have been picking them up in stores for over a week now.  BestTabletReview have been putting the Bamboo Pen & Touch Fun - which has both an active digitizer stylus for precise control and artwork, and a multitouch layer for recognizing finger-touch and gestures - through its paces, compared to Wacom's well-considered Graphite tablet.

Intel Moorestown Moblin v2.1 MID gets hands-on demo [Video]

Intel Moorestown Moblin v2.1 MID gets hands-on demo [Video]

Intel have rolled out plenty of mockups, conceptual art, non-functional prototypes and fancy slides over the past few months to show us what Moblin running on a Moorsetown-based MID might look like, but we've had to wait until IDF this past week to get a decent sighting of the platform in action.  MID Moves sat down with an Inventec prototype running Moblin 2.1; you can see their hands-on video after the cut.

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Verizon Palm Pre plans scrapped?

Verizon Palm Pre plans scrapped?

Since the Palm Pre was revealed to be - in its first incarnation - a CDMA handset, Verizon subscribers have wondered when (or even if) it might arrive on their network of choice.  Despite leaks back in August suggesting that the handset was lining up to appear as soon as Sprint's exclusivity agreement expired, the latest talk is that Verizon have decided not to support the Pre.  While Palm and the carrier themselves have refused to comment, sources close to the negotiations suggest that Verizon's focus on RIM and Motorola's upcoming Android handset for the network have left them with little room for the Pre and webOS.