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Dell launch Mini 10v Moblin Edition netbook for devs [Video]

Dell launch Mini 10v Moblin Edition netbook for devs [Video]

Dell have announced their first netbook running Intel's Moblin platform, and it's available for developers to buy now.  The Dell Inspiron Mini 10v Ubuntu Moblin Remix Edition is priced at $299 and comes with the usual Mini 10v specification - Atom N270 processor, 1GB of RAM, 160GB hard-drive - but uses Canonical's combination of the core Moblin Version 2.0 interface, libraries, and applications with the internals of Ubuntu Linux 9.04.

Video demo after the cut

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Dell Inspiron 11z 11.6-inch CULV ultraportable hits $399 price point

Dell Inspiron 11z 11.6-inch CULV ultraportable hits $399 price point

Dell may have canned their Inspiron Mini 12, but they've replaced it with a new CULV ultraportable in the shape of the Inspiron 11z.  The new notebook has an 11.6-inch display running at 1,366 x 768, paired with Intel's Celeron 723 1.2GHz processor, 2GB of RAM and a 250GB hard-drive.  Thanks to stepping up to CULV rather than Intel's Atom range, the 11z gets past the CPU/storage limitations the chip company insists upon; that should mean buyers get a more capable ultraportable for their money.

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Dell say Mini 3i is just “proof of concept”; no news but China Mobile collaboration

Dell say Mini 3i is just “proof of concept”; no news but China Mobile collaboration

Looks like Dell aren't quite ready to confess to launching the Mini 3i yet; the company has described the touchscreen smartphone as "a proof of concept", and dismissed any idea that they are confirming specifications or even names of upcoming devices.  In fact, according to company spokesperson Matt Parretta, "The only thing that we're confirming is that we're in product with China Mobile ... We were there as a development partner for the [Google Android-based] oPhone platform."

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Dell Mini 3i smartphone launches in China

Dell Mini 3i smartphone launches in China

Dell China have brought their smartphone out to play, the first official showing of the much-leaked handset.  According to the launch reports, the Dell Mini 3i is based on the Chinese-designed Open Mobile System (OMS), an Android-based platform, and has less than impressive hardware: the Mini 3i is 2G GSM only, with no WiFi, and only a 3.2-megapixel camera (with LED flashlight) and Bluetooth to brighten things up.

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