Archive for Nov 20, 2009

Pegatron Smartbook caught in wild (again)

Pegatron Smartbook caught in wild (again)

We were only talking earlier on today about Pegatron's Smartbook plans, and then along comes Shanzai with a quick hands-on report with one of the company's first models.  There's no telling whether this is merely a prototype or something we'll see in Q1 2010 with a brand-name plastered across it, but we do know it was featured at ARM's "Technical Symposium 2009" in Taipei this week.

Imation SSD Upgrade Kit breaks cover

Imation SSD Upgrade Kit breaks cover

When you install a new SSD into your computer, you have to get the data from your old drive to your new one. That can be the most challenging part of the transfer. Once you are done, it would be nice if you could use your old drive for something other than a doorstop. The new Imation SSD Upgrade Kit offers you something to do with your old drive after the transfer, but doesn’t come with software or hardware for moving the data from your existing drive to the new SSD.

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Xbox 360 piracy bans prompt inevitable class action suit

Xbox 360 piracy bans prompt inevitable class action suit

Been subject to the recent Microsoft ban-fest on Xbox Live, where up to 1m accounts are believed to have been locked out after being modified to play pirate discs?  Livid and refusing to take responsibility?  Then lawfirm AbingtonIP may be your salvation; they're organising a class action lawsuit which alleges that Microsoft not only over-reacted and ended up blocking accounts where users weren't involved in piracy, but that they did so at least partially to boost Xbox Live re-subscriptions with the advent of MW2 and Halo 3: ODST.

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Multiple Smartbooks arriving in Q1 2010 claim Pegatron

Multiple Smartbooks arriving in Q1 2010 claim Pegatron

Having had a reasonably prolonged fondle with Quanta's Android Smartbook prototype yesterday, we're actually quite excited by the platform's prospects.  According to one of Pegatron's general business managers, we shouldn't have too long to wait, either; Jeremy Shu is claiming that the company has received orders from a number of clients for large volumes of Smartbooks, and he expects them to launch in Q1 2010 alongside carrier partnerships for the integrated 3G connectivity.

Motorola Motus spotted; unusual form-factor vaunted

Motorola Motus spotted; unusual form-factor vaunted

Perhaps we're naive, but we'd have thought that the sort of people who get early access to unannounced mobile phones would also have a decent camera, but perhaps it's the thrill of the unknown that causes heavy hand shake.  No matter, you're looking at a blurry image of the Motorola Motus, the company's mid-rage Android smartphone expected to arrive in 2010, that showed up at the Motofan.ru forums.

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