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CES 2009: Velocity Micro NoteMagix M10 netbook & M5 MID

CES 2009: Velocity Micro NoteMagix M10 netbook & M5 MID

As well as their latest Fuzebox HTPC, Velocity Micro also brought along two mobile products to CES this week.  The company has added a MID, the Velocity Micro NoteMagix M5, and a netbook, the Velocity Micro NoteMagix M10, to their range.  The former, a rebadged aigo P8860, has a 4.8-inch 800 x 480 touchscreen, integrated WiFi, Bluetooth and 3G, and a 4GB SSD, and will be offered in both Windows XP Home and Linux versions.

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Gigabyte M528 MID unboxed

Gigabyte M528 MID unboxed

Gigabyte's M528 MID has been flitting around the pages of SlashGear for so long now, it was hard to believe we'd never seen an unboxing for the touchscreen handheld.  Thankfully the guys at UMPCFever have sorted that, showing the mobile internet device taken from box, to SIM and battery slotting in, to boot and then even flirting with its aigo counterpart.

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Lenovo IdeaPad U8 MID gets Windows XP dual-boot: Video demo

Lenovo IdeaPad U8 MID gets Windows XP dual-boot: Video demo

Lenovo's IdeaPad U8 MID usually only gets to play with its own Linux-based OS, but there's no reason why its 800MHz processor and 4.8-inch WVGA touchscreen shouldn't be stressed with Microsoft's Windows XP.  UMPC Fever forum member "ideapadu8" obviously thought so, promptly putting both XP and the aigo MID Linux OS onto his ultraportable.

Video demo of XP on the IdeaPad U8 after the cut

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Compal Tabasco is mysterious T-Swivel MID: coming to CES 2009?

Compal Tabasco is mysterious T-Swivel MID: coming to CES 2009?

The mysterious T-swivelling MID that was mistakenly identified by some as the Palm Roteo has been correctly traced back to Compal, in the shape of their Tabasco MID concept.  On show at Computex 2008 back in June, the non-working handheld was meant to demonstrate a 4.5-inch (or 5-inch) touchscreen device with a 3.2-megapixel rear camera with 2x optical zoom and flash plus a front-facing webcam.

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33% of connected users to have a MID by 2011; but what’s a MID?

33% of connected users to have a MID by 2011; but what’s a MID?

According to the Institute for Mobile Markets Research (IMMR), come Q3 2011, 33-percent of the people who currently own or use a cellphone, smartphone or PC will have bought a MID [pdf link].  That's quite a statement, considering Mobile Internet Device sales have been less than impressive up until now.  However, this is another example of abbreviation confusion, with IMMR defining a MID as:

"MIDs, or Mobile Internet Devices, are a new class of devices/PC’s that offer many of the features of a PC, but at 1-3lbs. are lightweight and portable enough to easily carry and use virtually anyplace, at any time."

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Aigo P8860 reviewed: Hackable, admirable, but perhaps not buyable

Aigo P8860 reviewed: Hackable, admirable, but perhaps not buyable

Aigo's P8860 has been one of the more interesting mobile internet devices (MIDs) we've been keeping track of, not least because it actually managed to move out of prototype stage and into the hands of buyers.  The 800MHz Atom powered ultraportable has a 4.8-inch touchscreen and slide-out QWERTY keyboard, and runs a specially tweaked version of Linux intended to make mobile computing straightforward; Jenn at Pocketables has been putting the P8860 through its paces, and while there's plenty to recommend it, there are also a few big questions left over at the end.

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USI MID-160 ‘World’s Thinnest’: WiMAX, GPS, 3G & just 1.5cm thick

USI MID-160 ‘World’s Thinnest’: WiMAX, GPS, 3G & just 1.5cm thick

If you're going to make a Mobile Internet Device (MID) and you want to take on PMPs or, heaven forbid, the iPhone 3G, then you better make sure it's compact and attractive.  That's at least one lesson USI have learnt with their MID-160, apparently the "world's thinnest" MID and bearing a 5-inch 800 x 480 touchscreen, WiFi, WiMAX and 3G WWAN in something just 1.5cm thick and weighing 250g.

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Gigabyte M528 MID gets $685 US pricing (£429 UK)

Gigabyte M528 MID gets $685 US pricing (£429 UK)

Retailer Expansys has listed the Gigabyte M528 MID for preorder on its US and UK sites.  According to the listing, the 4.8-inch touchscreen device will cost $684.99 in the US and £429 in the UK, figures that tally with the Taiwanese pricing Gigabyte recently confirmed.  Although both Expansys sites now list the MID as "ordered on request", an earlier screenshot suggested availability on September 17th.

Gigabyte M528 MID gets pricing, availability details

Gigabyte M528 MID gets pricing, availability details

Gigabyte have revealed pricing for their M528 MID, which we last saw back at CeBIT 2008.  The compact device has a 4.8-inch touchscreen, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, GPS, 3G HSDPA and dual cameras (VGA up front, 3-megapixel with autofocus round the back).  Storage is courtesy of a 4GB SSD, while the processor is an 800Mhz Silverthorne/Poulsbo (Menlow).  The Taiwanese end-user price is a recommended $750.

The Daily Slash: November 16 2010

The Daily Slash: November 16 2010

Today we reconfirm the idea that Google Voice for iPhone is a big deal - then argue about it! Apple told the world they'd be changed forever after today, then the Beatles are released on iTunes! We review and/or unbox the following items: SoundFreaq SFQ-01A, Google Voice for iPhone, Samsung Continuum, and Evan's epic week with the HTC HD7 continues with "Software!" Barnes and Noble's Nook Color officially goes on sale, and Google CEO Eric Schmidt's Web 2.0 2010 appearance video is up for multiple views - the Nexus S! Gingerbread! Sweetness! On the business end of things, Samsung Galaxy Tab's production may very well be cut in half due to poor demand, Panasonic is entering the Japanese Smartphone market in 2011, and 1 MILLION Optimus One smartphones have been sold in one month! Oh and the T-Mobile G2 was overclocked to 1.9Ghz like it was no big deal

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