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HP Compaq Airlife 100 smartbook US launch tipped by product page

HP Compaq Airlife 100 smartbook US launch tipped by product page

Specs on the HP Compaq Airlife 100 smartbook weren't exactly in short supply - the company covered pretty much everything we'd want to know in their original release and when we grabbed hands-on time with the ultraportable a few months back - but it's nice to have everything in one place.  HP's US site has been updated with a product page for the Airlife 100, confirming its 1GHz Snapdragon chipset and customized Android OS.

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HP Compaq Airlife 100 smartbook video demo

HP Compaq Airlife 100 smartbook video demo

First thing we headed for at MobileFocus 2010 today was HP's first smartbook, the Compaq Airlife 100.  In the plastic it resembles little more than a particularly slim netbook, though of course there are some significant differences; the OS is Android 1.6 Cupcake, complete with a resistive touchscreen, and the keyboard has been reworked to suit Google's platform.  Keeping the whole thing moving is Qualcomm's 1GHz Snapdragon processor.

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Tablets killed Smartbooks says Qualcomm CEO

Tablets killed Smartbooks says Qualcomm CEO

Qualcomm has all but confirmed that the smartbook is dead, with CEO Paul Jacobs admitting during the company's IQ 2010 event this morning that tablets such as the iPad had already occupied the niche his company expected smartbooks to.  Jacobs described slates like the iPad as delivering the concept of "always-on, all-day devices" that smartbooks had initially promised.

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Toshiba AC100 gets played with: hardware good, Android lacking [Video]

Toshiba AC100 gets played with: hardware good, Android lacking [Video]

Having been spotted in-stock and up for sale in Europe yesterday, the Toshiba AC100 has now made an appearance in Taipei.  Netbooknews got the Japanese version - launching there as the Dynabook AZ - and have mixed impressions; as reviewers found with the HP Compaq Airlife 100, Android simply isn't really ready for netbook-style implementations.

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Toshiba AC100 Tegra 2 MID hands-on [Video]

Toshiba AC100 Tegra 2 MID hands-on [Video]

Toshiba's first MID (Mobile Internet Device) has made its debut, in the shape of the Android-based Toshiba AC100. Using a form-factor we'd more commonly describe as a netbook or smartbook - Toshiba say they picked the classic design over a more common slate-style MID because it's more familiar for users and offers better ergonomics and text-entry - the AC100 runs NVIDIA's second-generation Tegra 250 chipset making it 1080p HD capable.

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HP Compaq Airlife 100 gets reviewed: too flawed for mainstream

HP Compaq Airlife 100 gets reviewed: too flawed for mainstream

Smartbooks may not have breached the market at the pace ARM hoped for, but even with that delay the first models in the wild are getting mixed reviews.  Over at Carrypad our old friend Steve "Chippy" Paine has been putting the Airlife 100 through its paces since unboxing it earlier this week, and while it's nowhere near perfect there are some real strengths, not least lengthy battery life even when always connected to a 3G network.

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Flash delay and tablet hysteria to blame for smartbook shortage reckons ARM

Flash delay and tablet hysteria to blame for smartbook shortage reckons ARM

Lenovo's Skylight smartbook launch delay was rumored to be so that the company could rework the software and make it more competitive against the iPad; according to ARM, that reworking could predominantly be happening in Adobe's labs.  The company's VP of marketing, Ian Drew, told ZDNet that smartbooks had "stalled" because of Adobe's delay in bringing Flash Player 10 and AIR support to ARM chipsets; "Our target is mostly internet machines — it becomes sort of a requirement that they run the internet" he highlighted, before going on to suggest that would-be smartbook manufacturers had been "confused" by the flurry in tablet form-factor devices.

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HP Compaq Airlife 100 arrives in Spain for €230

HP Compaq Airlife 100 arrives in Spain for €230

We've been waiting for pricing details of the HP Compaq Airlife 100 smartbook since the 3G-enabled, Android based ultraportable was first announced back in February, and carrier Telefonica has just now delivered.  According to Telecompaper the carrier's Spanish arm, Movistar, has priced the Airlife 100 - which is based on a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset and has a 10.1-inch touchscreen - at €230 ($304) presuming you're willing to sign up to a €49 ($65) per month data plan.

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