Computex 2009

SilverPac SilverFrame with touchscreen, WiFi-n, SideShow and media streaming

SilverPac SilverFrame with touchscreen, WiFi-n, SideShow and media streaming

SilverPac have announced [pdf link] their SilverFrame Advanced Digital Picture Frame (ADPF) at Computex 2009, and as the name might suggest this is miles apart from the cheap photo display you can find in Best Buy bargain bins.  The ADPF runs Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R2 and supports Windows SideShow and Windows Live FrameIt for displaying online content on its 10.1-inch 1024 x 576 touchscreen.

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DigiCube MIDPhone-50: 3.5G handheld PC with voice [Video]

DigiCube MIDPhone-50: 3.5G handheld PC with voice [Video]

Computex keeps throwing up unusual mobile devices, and the latest to cross the wire is this, the DigiCube MIDPhone-50.  As the name suggests, the MIDPhone-50 blends both a mobile internet device - complete with Windows XP - and a 3.5G cellphone, complete with a tilting touchscreen and full QWERTY keyboard.  Jkkmobile was on hand to grab some photos, plus a video which you can see after the cut.

Video demo after the cut

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ECS T800 8.1-inch Android netbook [Video]

ECS T800 8.1-inch Android netbook [Video]

We hope you've not stabbed your credit card details in for that Sony VAIO P order yet, as ECS have an alternative that might take your fancy.  The ECS T800 netbook has the same long-and-narrow form-factor of the VAIO, but pairs it with an 8.1-inch LCD, a choice of 800MHz or 1GHz Texas Instruments OMAP3 processors, and the Android OS.

Video demo after the cut

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NVIDIA Ion GPU slots into 21 new netbooks & nettops

NVIDIA Ion GPU slots into 21 new netbooks & nettops

NVIDIA's Tegra may be stealing MID-lover's hearts at Computex 2009, but that doesn't mean the company is forgetting about their Ion GPU.  Taking to the stage with news of a full 21 Ion-based devices - including the ASUS Eee Top ET2002 all-in-one, ASRock ION 330 and MSI Wind Top AE2201 - NVIDIA revealed a mixture of mainboards, all-in-one desktops, netbooks, nettops and notebooks based on the 1080p-capable chipset.

 

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iDOT CCI 3.8-inch VIA/Freescale MID with XP & Android [Video]

iDOT CCI 3.8-inch VIA/Freescale MID with XP & Android [Video]

It's not all Tegra and Snapdragon at Computex this week: VIA are also making an appearance with their processors showing up in the latest devices.  One such example is this iDOT CCI 3.8-inch mobile internet device (MID).  Using the familiar sliding form-factor of Aigo's MIDs, the CCI device has an 800 x 480 resistive touchscreen, full QWERTY keyboard and runs either VIA's 500MHz fanless Eden ULV CPU or an 800MHz Freescale MX51.

Update: Video demo after the cut

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Mobinnova élan Tegra-based netbook: 720p, 3G and fanless

Mobinnova élan Tegra-based netbook: 720p, 3G and fanless

Mobinnova have announced one of the first NVIDIA Tegra-based smartbook/netbook/shrunken-laptops at Computex, the élan.  With an 8.9-inch display capable of playing back 720p video, the élan weighs just 1.84lbs and measures a mere 0.8-inches thick, but still manages to pack in 3G and WiFi, 5-10 hours of continuous HD video playback or up to 24 days of audio playback (assuming the screen is turned off).

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Jolicloud “SocialOS” alpha gets video demo

Jolicloud “SocialOS” alpha gets video demo

Watch out Moblin and Android - if Jolicloud have any say in things, your path to netbook OS domination won't be so smooth.  In the works since late 2008, Jolicloud is based on Ubuntu and has been fettled for faster boot times and improved internet surfing.  It's also been customized for cloud computing, with Jolicloud's creators describing it as a Social OS; Sascha from NetbookNews grabbed a demo video at Computex today.

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