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Always Innovating Touch Book gets unboxed; first impressions mixed

Always Innovating Touch Book gets unboxed; first impressions mixed

The first of the Always Innovating Touch Books are reaching pre-order customers, and so we're seeing the fledgling steps of a new, still-intriguing platform.  The company had promised a somewhat spartan launch, and that's exactly how it seems to be panning out: in the box there's the Touch Book itself, a stylus, AC adapter and some magnets, and nothing else; no manual, no guidance, nothing.

Update: Always Innovating's Gregoire tells us the missing manual was an oversight with just a few units; you can also access the user guide here [pdf link].

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Always Innovating HDMI Dongle puts Android on your TV

Always Innovating HDMI Dongle puts Android on your TV

Always Innovating's HDMI Dongle has a mundane name but packs plenty into its thumbdrive-scale casing: a TI Cortex-A9 OMAP 4 processor running Ice Cream Sandwich, turning any TV into a full Android computer. Running at between 1GHz and 1.8GHz depending on load, the HDMI Dongle packs the same specs as a decent smartphone: a healthy 1GB of RAM, microSD, WiFi and Bluetooth, with support for up to 1080p Full HD and H.264 video decoding.

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ASUS Padfone Copycat Accusations Begin with AlwaysInnovating

ASUS Padfone Copycat Accusations Begin with AlwaysInnovating

Here come the accusations! On our very own site we've heard the first scream of "how dare you!", directed straight at ASUS who today have announced their radically innovative Padfone, a combination of tablet and phone that hereto had never been heard of by anyone! Or had it? A group by the name of AlwaysInnovating has tossed the first rock at ASUS noting that their concept by the name of "Smart Book", a device which appears at first glance to be a combination of two ASUS products: the Padfone and the Eee Pad Transformer.

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Always Innovating Smart Book Takes All-in-One Computers to the Next Level [Video]

Always Innovating Smart Book Takes All-in-One Computers to the Next Level [Video]

It's been over a year, as of this writing, since the original version of Always Innovating's Touch Book started making its way into customer's hands. Immediately following that, early reviews seemed to be all over the place. From people enjoying not only the concept, but also the hardware and software, to people who were basically displeased with everything. But, the good news must have sunk in at Always Innovating, because the company has just made known their next "version" of the Touch Book, known as the Smart Book. And they're definitely treading into some creative waters.

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Touch Book feedback continues: beta hiccups or unfair critique?

Touch Book feedback continues: beta hiccups or unfair critique?

Yesterday's news that the Touch Book was reaching pre-order customers' hands kicked off an interesting conversation with Always Innovating, who felt that our post was unduly negative about what they themselves have admitted is a "beta" product.  Our argument was that it's not just the work-in-progress software that's raising eyebrows, but some of the design decisions - the unbalanced top section that's not countered by the keyboard base, variable build quality - as early owner SteveNYC is reporting over at UMPC Portal.

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III Hybrid netbook with removable Android UMPC-display [Video]

III Hybrid netbook with removable Android UMPC-display [Video]

You'd think we'd seen every form factor and possible processor combination from Computex already, but III have still managed to surprise us.  Their hybrid system combines the base of an HP Mini 1000-series netbook, from which the Intel Atom processor has been junked and replaced with a 1.6GHz VIA C7-M CPU.  Meanwhile the display has been replaced with a detachable touchscreen slate, with its own processor, and running Android.  The two can be used separately.

Video demo after the cut

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Helio Ocean hands-on review

Helio Ocean hands-on review

The Helio Ocean is well covered on SlashGear, so everyone should be familiar with its features as well as what it’s capable of. In case you need to get up to speed, take a look at this page then you can come back to this article and understand why I’m so excited about the Ocean.

As you already know, the Ocean arrived this morning and I’ve spent the last eight or more hours diving into this beast. The most important point I want to get across to anyone looking to purchase the Ocean is this: keep your expectations in check. It’s a well-featured device (don’t just call it a “phone”), however Helio never intended the Ocean to act as a smartphone in the traditional sense – future versions of the Ocean, perhaps, just not this one. Okay, that being said lets delve first into the “personal entertainment center”, or media player. It supports MP3, AAC, WMA, MPEG-4, H.264, VOD and MOD files formats. While in video mode, flipping from portrait mode to landscape mode is as easy as clicking the down button on the D-Pad or you can simply flip up the Ocean’s screen. Since the Ocean isn’t a smartphone, it doesn’t handle multi-tasking; you can’t use any other applications such as IMing while listening to music or watching a video. The software does allow you to surf or buy music from Helio Music store, though. While you enjoy your tunes, you’ll still be notified when someone send you an instant message.