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MID development slashed as manufacturer interest wanes?

MID development slashed as manufacturer interest wanes?

Many have accused Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs) as being gadgets in dire search of a purpose, and despite Intel's push for the segment the talk out of Taipei is that the ultraportable touchscreen handhelds are having a difficult time finding traction among manufacturers.  DigiTimes is reporting that several companies originally signed up to Intel's Mobile Internet Device Innovation Alliance (MIDIA) have axed MID development, while those manufacturers who have actually shipped devices have only done so in numbers described as "very weak".

BenQ JoyBook Lite U102 netbook gets video hands-on

BenQ JoyBook Lite U102 netbook gets video hands-on

If you're in the market for a new BenQ netbook, but you think the environment is just one big conspiracy theory, the JoyBook Lite U102 may be the machine for you.  Announced at the end of June, the U102 may not surprise with its spec-sheet - you're looking the usual Atom N270, 1GB of RAM and 160GB hard-drive - but open it up and there's quite a distinctive touchpad.  Check out NetbookNews's video hands-on after the cut.

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BenQ JoyBook Lite 121 Eco gets video hands-on

BenQ JoyBook Lite 121 Eco gets video hands-on

From an uninspired netbook to one which does at least buck the trend a little.  BenQ could be accused of leaping on the earth-friendly bandwagon with their JoyBook Lite 121 Eco, but if you've simply got to have a new ultraportable but would prefer to see some recycled materials in there then it's perhaps your only option.  Netbooknews caught up with the 121 Eco and shot a hands-on video.

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