It looks like Bsquare, a mobile software developer, has spoken a bit too openly about their release plans. Apparently, they'll be porting Adobe Flash Lite to Dell netbooks. However, where they might have said too much is when they noted these Dell netbooks would be running on Android.
A lot of this is based on hearsay, but it seems to be legit. For instance, Compal is saying they have received orders for an "ultra-thin notebook" from Dell that relies on the Consumer Ultra Low Voltage processor from Intel.
These notebooks are set to be released in August and bear much of the same specs as the Mini 11. This CULV system will feature a 250GB HDD, 2GB RAM, and an 11.6-inch display. But of course, we'll just have to wait and see if this pans out.
All eyes may be on Dell's newer Inspiron Mini 10 netbook right now, but that doesn't stop loyal tinkerers wanting to add some extra oomph to their Dell Inspiron Mini 9 machines. Arch-modder JKK has flipped out the standard SSD that Dell supply with the 8.9-inch budget ultraportable and replaced it with an 128GB RunCore SSD.
Video after the cut
Hot on the heels of the 720p HD screen option for the Dell Inspiron Mini 10 comes HP's version, a 1366 x 768 HD display for the HP Mini 2140. The new screen option was promised back at the end of March, and leaves the netbook capable of displaying full 720p content on its 10.1-inch 16:9 aspect display.
There's nothing we like more than a glimpse into a company's product roadmap, and someone leaky at Dell has delivered with news of their upcoming netbooks for 2009. The presentation confirms both the next evolution of the existing Dell Inspiron Mini 10, together with the new 11.6-inch Dell Inspiron Mini 11 which should surface between now and the end of September.
AT&T announced today that they’re releasing multiple mini-laptops with built in 3G capabilities. AT&T is subsidizing the cost of the laptops, bringing the initial cost down to as low as $49.99 with the purchase of the AT&T at home and on the go mobile broadband services. With the service, customers will also be able to access AT&T Wi-Fi hotspots around the country. Those broadband plans start at $59.99 a month.
Dell have finally given Inspiron Mini 10 buyers the option to upgrade to an HD-capable display. The 720p screen - which runs at 1,366 x 768 rather than the standard 1024 x 576 - was announced along with the Mini 10 itself back in February, but has taken until April to appear as an option.
Dell had already confirmed that the 13.4-inch Adamo ultraportable was merely the start of a new high-end series of luxury computers, but signs of what's likely to be the next model - the Dell Adamo 9 - have already been spotted. As we said at the time, the main question is whether Dell make what's presumably a 9-inch ultraportable into another Atom-based netbook, picks a more mainstream processor as you might find in the Sony VAIO TT, or takes another route. Coincidentally, VIA announced their 1080p-capable Surfboard C855 reference design today, something that could well supply Dell's "another route".
Dell's Inspiron Mini 10 netbook looks at first glance to bring the best of the Mini 9 and Mini 12 together in one package. Similar in scale to the former, so portable, though with a bigger keyboard than the latter, it's certainly a good looking netbook that promises high usability. LaptopMag tested it out and found that while some of Dell's decisions made sense, others look better on paper.
From a behemoth of a Dell to a much smaller proposition: the Dell Inspiron Mini 10 netbook has finally gone on sale in the US. Having shown up on the company website at the tail-end of last week, the 10.1-inch netbook is now available preorder, with the earliest preliminary ship-date being April 2nd.