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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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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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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