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OCOSMOS OSC1 TC hands-on

OCOSMOS OSC1 TC hands-on

OCOSMOS' OSC1 Tiny Computer (TC) may have dropped the physical QWERTY keyboard - something we're not quite ready to forgive them for - but it's still an intriguing compact handheld. Straddling the line between UMPC and portable games console, the Intel Oak Trail powered internet device may look like an oversized smartphone, but inside there's a full Windows 7 install. Check out our first impressions after the cut.

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OCOSMOS OSC1 TC and OSC9 get official: tiny Oak Trail gaming tablets

OCOSMOS OSC1 TC and OSC9 get official: tiny Oak Trail gaming tablets

OCOSMOS has officially announced its two mobile PCs, the OCOSMOS OSC1 Tiny Computer (TC) and OCOSMOS OSC9 Tablet PC. The OSC1 TC runs an Oak Trail Intel Atom processor with a 5-inch 1024 x 600 capacitive touchscreen, on-screen QWERTY keyboard and twin cameras, while the OSC9 has a 9-inch 1024 x 768 multitouch capacitive touchscreen, detachable QWERTY controller with virtual keyboard, and a companion pouch with space for a spare battery.

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OpenPeak OpenTablet 10: Android on Moorestown with outdoor-viewable display

OpenPeak OpenTablet 10: Android on Moorestown with outdoor-viewable display

We grabbed some time with OpenPeak's OpenTablet 7 back in September, but now there's a 10-inch version making its debut at CES 2011. The OpenPeak OpenTablet 10 has a 10.1-inch capacitive touchscreen, a transflective LCD for easier outdoor viewing, and runs an unspecified version of Android on Intel's new Moorestown Atom processors. The display not only recognizes multitouch finger input but control from an electrostatic pen.

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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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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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