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Amino Freedom Jump MeeGo STB promises to play nicely with operators

Amino Freedom Jump MeeGo STB promises to play nicely with operators

Streaming STBs like Logitech's Revue and the Boxee Box are hugely flexible, but as Google and other have discovered, content owners are turning out to be pretty cautious with who and what can access their multimedia. Amino reckon that's a gap in the market; its Freedom Jump uses the same Intel Atom CE4100 as the Revue and Boxee Box, topped with MeeGo, but is designed to work alongside existing operator pay-TV STBs rather than bypassing them.

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Motion CL600 rugged Win7 slate packs Oak Trail Atom

Motion CL600 rugged Win7 slate packs Oak Trail Atom

Motion's latest tablet PC may not be as slim as the Viliv X70 Windows 7 Slate, but the Motion CL900 is a whole lot more resilient. The ruggedized slate has a 10.1-inch 1376 x 768 display with Gorilla Glass and meets military specs for dust, drop, sand and temperature; it also supports both finger and stylus input, has Intel's latest 1.5GHz Oak Trail Atom CPU, and can be outfitted with Gobi 3000 broadband.

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Lenovo IdeaPad S100 reckons netbooks aren’t dead yet

Lenovo IdeaPad S100 reckons netbooks aren’t dead yet

Some might say netbooks are dead, but Lenovo isn't convinced; the company has rolled out the new IdeaPad S100 at CES 2011 this week, a 10.1-inch budget ultraportable powered by Intel's Atom N570 dual-core processor and GMA 3150 graphics. The Lenovo IdeaPad S100 has up to 2GB of RAM and up to a 320GB HDD, along with WiFi b/g/n and Bluetooth.

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MSI WindPad U100W Win7 tablet gets video preview: underwhelms

MSI WindPad U100W Win7 tablet gets video preview: underwhelms

Last we heard, MSI was focusing on Android slates rather than its WindPad U100W Windows 7 based tablet, but it seems the 10-inch device is still headed to CES 2011 next week. NetbookNews grabbed some pre-show hands-on playtime with the U100W, which runs Intel's Atom Silverthorne Z530 processor and has a 32GB SSD.

Video after the cut

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TENQ P07 Ubuntu tablet spotted in wild

TENQ P07 Ubuntu tablet spotted in wild

Android tablets may be Linux-based, but if you're more interested in Ubuntu then a new Chinese slate from TENQ might satisfy instead. The TENQ P07 has been spotted over at Gizchina, and reportedly runs Ubuntu Netbook Edition 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" on a 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor with 2GB of RAM and a 32GB SSD.

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The Netbook Category Will Go Extinct

The Netbook Category Will Go Extinct

I’m going to let you in on the inside story as to why Netbooks and the Netbook category was first created and why they will exist no longer. Nothing I am saying here is truly secret however it doesn’t get talked about much. My goal in doing this is purely educational and so that we can talk more intelligently about what a Netbook is and perhaps wrestle together with whether or not it still makes sense to use the term.

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Intel expecting 35 Atom tablets in 2011; Dell’s Intel Android plans quietly deleted

Intel expecting 35 Atom tablets in 2011; Dell’s Intel Android plans quietly deleted

Intel has announced manufacturer partners intending to produce 35 Atom-based tablets in 2011, with systems running Windows, Android and MeeGo all on the cards. CEO Paul Otellini confirmed the news at a tech conference this week, describing the two versions of Atom - Oak Trail and Moorestown - as targeted at Windows and Android/MeeGo tablets respectively. However, Intel has also been modifying its slide-deck since the presentation, removing mention of Dell from the Android-on-Atom column.

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Inventec HP webOS tablet & Oak Trail slates in Q1 2011; ASUS Core i5 tablet by end of year tipped

Inventec HP webOS tablet & Oak Trail slates in Q1 2011; ASUS Core i5 tablet by end of year tipped

A few tablet tidbits seeping out of Taipei today, with reports that Inventec is on track to secure a deal with HP for a Palm webOS tablet in Q1 2011. According to DigiTimes' industry sources, HP plans to order 6-7 million Inventec-made webOS tablets; it's unclear whether this is a different model to the webOS tablet Foxconn was tipped to be producing, or if HP has switched its OEM allegiances. Meanwhile, Intel-based ASUS, Acer, Dell, Samsung and Toshiba tablets - including high-end Core i5 machines - are also tipped as incoming, potentially as early as the end of this year.

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Toshiba NB500 and NB520 netbooks pack dual-core Atom [Video]

Toshiba NB500 and NB520 netbooks pack dual-core Atom [Video]

Toshiba has outed a pair of new netbooks, the NB500 and the NB520, each toting Intel's latest dual-core Atom N550 1.5GHz processor. Each machine gets 1GB of RAM, a 250GB hard-drive - shock-protected on the NB520 - and WiFi, but the NB520 also throws in Harman/Kardon Speakers which, thanks to a "sleep audio" function, can be used with an external PMP source even when the netbook is turned off.

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ASUS 12-inch Eee Note due Jan 2011; Eee Note EA800 priced sub-$293

ASUS 12-inch Eee Note due Jan 2011; Eee Note EA800 priced sub-$293

ASUS' 8-inch Eee Note EA800 ereader/tablet hybrid will launch in December with a roughly $261 to $293 price tag in Taiwan, and be followed by a larger, 12-inch version hitting the market in January 2011. The 12-inch Eee Note - which will be officially announced next month, DigiTimes claims - will presumably also use a grayscale LCD display and have an active digitizer and camera for digital notetaking.

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Intel Oak Trail tablet platform in mass production; ARM still not worried

Intel Oak Trail tablet platform in mass production; ARM still not worried

Intel has apparently begun mass production of its Oak Trail platform, targeting tablet PCs. According to DigiTimes' industry sources, the platform - which combines an Atom Z670 processor and SM35 chipset - will sell for around $25 with MeeGo to OEMs; if they want Windows 7, they'll have to shell out more.

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Dell Inspiron Duo hands-on [Video]

Dell Inspiron Duo hands-on [Video]

Dell's Inspiron Duo convertible hybrid netbook/tablet made waves back at IDF 2010 in September, and is fast approaching for an early December launch in the US and Europe. We caught up with Dell today to grab some hands-on time and see whether it's possible to deliver the portability of a tablet with the usability of a netbook, all with Windows 7.

Video demo after the cut

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