Computex 2010

Google Chrome OS confirmed for late-fall 2010

Google Chrome OS confirmed for late-fall 2010

Google has announced that it expects the first Chrome OS netbooks to launch in late fall, with Sundar Pichai - head of the Chrome project - using Computex 2010 to narrow down the previous "second half of 2010" window.  As the search giant has hinted at previously, they plan on being careful in how Chrome OS is delivered; "We will be selective on how we come to market because we want to deliver a great user experience," Pinchai said, "we're thinking on both the hardware and software levels."

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Delta e-Magazine color ereader due December 2010

Delta e-Magazine color ereader due December 2010

Delta Electronics have been showing a color e-reader at Computex this week, and the big news is that it's expected to reach the market in December 2010.  The Delta e-Magazine weighs just half of Apple's iPad, but has a 13-inch display capable of showing colors, albeit relatively muted.  The device is based on Bridgestone's e-paper technology, with Delta apparently working with the company to commercialise the technology.

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Viliv X10 tablet takes on iPad with 1080p, HDMI & more

Viliv X10 tablet takes on iPad with 1080p, HDMI & more

We've a soft spot for Viliv, since the Korean company have actually managed to get more than one MID and/or tablet device onto the market rather than just push out renders, and so the company's new Viliv X10 slate is all the more interesting.  LaptopMag grabbed some hands-on time with the 10-inch 1366 x 768 16:9 capacitive touchscreen tablet, complete with an unspecified ARM-based processor that's 1080p HD capable.  Connectivity puts the iPad in the shade, too, with HDMI, an SD card reader, USB and WiFi, and Viliv reckon there'll be options for 3G and WiMAX too.

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MeeGo gets serious: Wistron, Quanta & CZC tablets spied [Video]

MeeGo gets serious: Wistron, Quanta & CZC tablets spied [Video]

Intel are going full steam ahead with MeeGo at Computex this week, with multiple name-checks for the open-source OS during the keynote and several manufacturers implicated in pushing out MeeGo-based devices.  In among the Oak Trail/Canoe Lake information was confirmation that Acer will be developing MeeGo tablets and netbooks, while there are brief details on Quanta's Redvale MeeGo tablet, together with the Wistron W1 and CZC P10T tablets spotted by Carrypad on show at the Intel booth.

Demo video after the cut

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Pixel Qi 3qi wide-angle display gets video demo [Update: Tablet demo too]

Pixel Qi 3qi wide-angle display gets video demo [Update: Tablet demo too]

Pixel Qi have been demonstrating the latest version of their 3qi display at Computex 2010, complete with its wider viewing angles, and going by jkkmobile's reaction the new screen is a success.  As with previous versions, the new panel has indoor/outdoor functionality including a backlight-off mode for prolonging battery life, but it's also much easier to see from the side judging by Pixel Qi's demo prototypes.

Update: Added demo video of Pixel Qi's new tablet reference design after the cut.

Video demo after the cut

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