CeBIT 2009

Road S101 HandyPC gets Android: Video Demo

Road S101 HandyPC gets Android: Video Demo

It's been a long, long time since we first saw the Road S101 HandyPC - all the way back in August 2006, no less - but the S101 is back at CeBIT 2009.  Ostensibly a Nokia Communicator lookalike, only with a 640 x 240 touchscreen, the S101 HandyPC has thankfully had a slight spec boost from its original configuration.  Even more interesting, Road have tried switching out the standard Linux OS and Qtopia GUI for Google's open-source Android platform.

Video overview of Road's S101 HandyPC, plus the S101 running Android, after the cut

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ASUS Eee PC Keyboard landing June from $400

ASUS Eee PC Keyboard landing June from $400

ASUS are planning two versions of the ASUS Eee PC Keyboard, one using wired HDMI and the other featuring Wireless HDMI, according to company chairman Jonney Shih.  The ASUS Eee PC Keyboard - which builds an Intel-powered nettop into a QWERTY keyboard, along with a 5-inch touchscreen, and is intended for multimedia use - is on target for a Q2 2009 launch, with Shih suggesting June was most likely.

Gigabyte Booktop M1022 with desktop dock

Gigabyte Booktop M1022 with desktop dock

Docking stations for laptops aren't new, but offering one for a netbook is.  That's what Gigabyte have brought along to CeBIT this year, in the shape of the Gigabyte Booktop M1022, a 10.1-inch WXGA netbook running Intel's Atom N270 1.6GHz processor that has a special upright dock offering connectivity to a standalone monitor and peripherals.

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