Computex 2009

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.

Video demo after the cut

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ASUS Eee PC 1101HA Seashell 11.6-inch netbook spotted

ASUS Eee PC 1101HA Seashell 11.6-inch netbook spotted

Details of a new ASUS Eee PC have been snapped at Computex 2009, ahead of the netbook's official debut which is expected tomorrow.  The ASUS Eee PC 1101HA slots into the company's Seashell range, but offers an 11.6-inch 1,366 x 768 display versus the 10-inch screen of the 1008HA.  There's also Intel's Atom Z520 or Z530 processors paired with 1GB of RAM.

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Snapdragon Eee PC runs Android in video demo [Updated]

Snapdragon Eee PC runs Android in video demo [Updated]

First the photos, now the video: Qualcomm's Snapdragon Eee PC has made its first video appearance, courtesy of jkkmobile at Computex 2009.  Even better, the Eee PC - which uses the 1GHz Snapdragon processor, as in the Toshiba TG01 - is running Android rather than Windows, and despite the low-power chip is capable of 720p playback.

Video hands-on after the cut

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EFI-X OS X dongles getting V2.0 USB and PCI Express versions

EFI-X OS X dongles getting V2.0 USB and PCI Express versions

OS X hack-dongle masters EFI-X have announced their two new devices vying for attention at Computex 2009 this week, a new version of the their USB 2.0 adapter and a PCI Express version.  The new EFI-X V2.0 sports an improved BPU over the first-gen model that the company suggests is better at hardware management for multi-OS installs.

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ASUS, Wistron & Inventec Qualcomm Smartbook netbooks revealed

ASUS, Wistron & Inventec Qualcomm Smartbook netbooks revealed

They may look like the ASUS Eee PC 1008HA, but these slender netbooks are actually the first demo units of Qualcomm's Snapdragon-based Eee PCs.  Based on Qualcomm's 1GHz super-chip, the ASUS models - actually thinner than the 1008HA - were joined by machines from Wistron and Inventec.

More Qualcomm Smartbooks after the cut

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ITG xpPhone: WVGA touchscreen, QWERTY & 3G

ITG xpPhone: WVGA touchscreen, QWERTY & 3G

As descriptive names go, ITG's xpPhone says it all.  The 4.8-inch WVGA touchscreen slider is, as you might expect, a phone, and runs, unsurprisingly, Windows XP; it's all chugging along on an unspecified AMD mobile processor with up to 1GB of RAM, a choice of up to 64GB SSD or 120GB hard-drive, WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS.

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Viliv Computex plans revealed: new MID & netbook, WWAN-a-plenty

Viliv Computex plans revealed: new MID & netbook, WWAN-a-plenty

Viliv have announced their plans for Computex, and there are a few interesting MID and UMPC tidbits that should keep them ahead of the game in the ultramobile space.  As well as obviously demonstrating the latest versions of their existing set-to-ship range, Viliv have promised a 10-inch screen MID (possibly a netbook) and a 4.8-inch MID with keyboard, potentially as in the mockup shown here.

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AMD Tigris notebook platform to get Computex launch?

AMD are expected to launch their new Tigris notebook platform at Computex 2009, according to the latest reports, combining the company’s 45nm dual-core Caspian processor, RS880M-series chipset, and a M9x-series GPU.  Details of the Tigris platform leaked back in April, and AMD are believed to be positioning it for 14-inch notebooks and larger.

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MSI Android netbook planned for Computex?

MSI Android netbook planned for Computex?

MSI are planning to demonstrate a netbook running Google's Android OS at Computex 2009, according to the Chinese-language paper Economic Daily News.  The company will apparently be using the event to sell the Android Wind reference design to PC vendors; the original MSI Wind netbook was a great success as a white-box product, rebadged by other companies.

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dmedia M0 WiMAX MID promised for Computex

dmedia M0 WiMAX MID promised for Computex

dmedia's G400 WiMAX MID turned out to be something of a damp squib; slated for a triumphant launch at CES 2009 back in January, the touchscreen device ended up a no-show.  Now dmedia is back with what looks to be a refreshed version, the dmedia M0 WiMAX MID.

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