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eviGroup Wallet Android MID gets new design, status update

eviGroup Wallet Android MID gets new design, status update

eviGroup's Pad UMPC is all well and good, but we'd be lying if we said we weren't more interested in the French company's upcoming Android-based MID, the eviGroup Wallet.  The 5-inch touchscreen device was potentially going to arrive in France this month, but company CEO Nicholas Ruiz has confirmed that the process is turning out to be a little trickier than eviGroup expected.  The good news is that there's a new prototype - shown here on the right - which looks a lot less "iPhone inspired" and gains a front-facing webcam, and Ruiz reckons it's still on track for a January release.

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JooJoo gets hands-on video

JooJoo gets hands-on video

Fusion Garage's Chandra Rathakrishnan did say he wanted to show off the new JooJoo webslate (formerly known as the CrunchPad and already mired in controversy) to as many people as possible in their webcast yesterday, and it seems CNET were first in the queue.  They're impressed by the hardware, certainly - the 1,366 x 768 12.1-inch capacitive touchscreen is described as "gorgeous", the form-factor "slim and pleasing to hold" - but they reckon the $499 price tag will end up strangling any chance of sales success.

Video demo after the cut

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Wirelession W1060 $220 MID gets reviewed: mediocre web browsing

Wirelession W1060 $220 MID gets reviewed: mediocre web browsing

The CrunchPad may have met a premature demise, but that doesn't mean your web-tablet needs should go unsated.  The Witstech A81 MID might not have the CrunchPad's 12-inch touchscreen or Atom processor - it has a 7-inch 800 x 480 touchscreen and uses the same 600MHz ARM Cortex A8 processor as you'd find in the iPhone 3GS and Palm Pre - but it also comes in at $220 and is actually available to buy (albeit in sample form).  Over at Carrypad they've been reviewing the device in its rebadged Wirelession W1060 form.

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Citizen Gadgetry

Citizen Gadgetry

I love watching excellence in motion. Watching Fred Astaire dance, reading a poem by Robert Frost, watching Michael Jordan play ball, Tiger Woods play golf or opening new products that have the ability to bring a smile to my face. They all share one thing, these folks make it look so easy. The result of hard work and tireless practice is that the performance appears almost effortless. Of course, that's never the case.

I'm constantly amazed at the number and the degree of badly designed products out there that come to market. I'm talking bad stuff. I mean stuff that had to go from concept, to design, to prototype and eventually make it to the retail channel. Stuff so bad that it's impossible to imagine that anyone in their right mind signed off on the process and the steps along the way. The stuff that makes you scream…"what were they thinking?" You don't need to be a genius to know that some of this stuff just won't work. It isn't rocket science, it's just focusing on the basics and this is why much of the criticism is warranted.

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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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ARBOR Tech M1255 Atom-based 12.1-inch touchscreen slate

ARBOR Tech M1255 Atom-based 12.1-inch touchscreen slate

Of the Atom-based touchscreen tablets, the ASUS Eee PC T91 is probably the best known.  If you want a slate-format device, though, your choices are more limited; the upcoming CrunchPad is supposedly based on Intel's Atom N270, but until that drops in November you'll have to head over to ARBOR Tech.  Their new M1255 packs the Atom N270 together with a 12.1-inch resistive touchscreen, 1GB of RAM, 60GB hard-drive and WiFi a/b/g.

Dell and Intel subscription-based tablet coming 2010 to conquer Kindle?

Dell and Intel subscription-based tablet coming 2010 to conquer Kindle?

Dell are tipped to be working with Intel on a 5-inch touchscreen tablet, which will be provided free of charge to users who sign up to one or more digital content subscriptions.  The unnamed device, expected to hit the market in around six months time, will be positioned as a direct competitor to Amazon's Kindle ebook reader, and offer would-be users turned off by that device's high initial purchase price an alternative way of accessing regular digital content.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 31 2009

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 31 2009

Another week has come and gone and we are a week closer that that wondrous day parents look forward to all summer -- back to school! Lots of goings on this week and much of it was centered on mobile phones. Spotify announced that it would have an official app available on the iPhone that works for subscribers on Premium packages. Monday, a bit more light was shed on the much anticipated Android donut update, alas it's said to not be the OS 2.0 update we hoped for and won’t have multitouch.

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 28 2009

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 28 2009

This has been a busy week here at SlashGear and lots of new items have appeared this week to stoke our geek lust. If you were on vacation or just didn’t get around to reading much this week here is our week in review. We heard rumors this week that Apple had purchased a huge order of cameras for its new iPod models. The rumor was supported by shots of new cases for the 5G iPod nano that surfaced with a cut out for a camera lens. Intel is also rumored to have penalized Lenovo and Samsung over cramming the popular Intel Atom processor inside a netbook with screens over the size limit that the parts are supposed to be used in. I guess Intel is still afraid of net books cannibalizing notebook sales.

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Viliv X70 preorders today; video review & teardown

Viliv X70 preorders today; video review & teardown

Viliv's X70 UMPC goes on sale today through importer Dynamism, and as we've already reported there's a clutch of goodies for the first 777 buyers.  Priced from $599, the X70 has a choice of 1.2GHz or 1.3GHz Intel Atom processors and SSD storage from 16GB; we've already seen one very positive review; now jkkmobile has put up his own video review of the X70 Premium 3G, the HSPA-equipped version of the 7-inch touchscreen device.

Video review of Viliv X70 after the cut

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