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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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