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Apple AirDrop inspired by our wireless sharing system, claims eviGroup founder

Apple AirDrop inspired by our wireless sharing system, claims eviGroup founder

Apple's AirDrop easy file-sharing feature in Mac OS X Lion may bring the company some headaches, with a French tablet and software firm claiming it borrows from a wireless sharing system of its own. eviGroup founder Nicolas Ruiz claims that AirDrop's functionality shows considerable overlap with his own INPI-filed "Technique de Communication Réseau sans Configuration" ("technique of network communication without configuration").

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eviGroup Wallet Android MID on sale in May for €199

eviGroup Wallet Android MID on sale in May for €199

Since we've apparently entered the culling phase of the tablet story arc - goodbye HP slate and Microsoft Courier, we'll miss your shiny renders - it's good to know that devices are still entering production rather than being canned.  French firm eviGroup have just announced that their Wallet Android MID has entered production and should be on sale, for €199 ($264), from May.  Carrypad chased up some details from director Nicolas Ruiz, including how he sees the Wallet facing against the Archos 5 Internet Tablet and what sort of help they've had from Google.

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eviGroup Paddle 10-inch multitouch slate revealed

eviGroup Paddle 10-inch multitouch slate revealed

French tablet and MID firm eviGroup have outed their latest tablet, and it's an extension of sorts on their existing 10-inch Pad UMPC.  The eviGroup Paddle will go on sale alongside the Pad, but has a 10.1-inch LED-backlit multitouch capable display and a new, custom UI called Scale which separates media, apps and other functionality into tabbed categories and a barrel-like scrolling interface.

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eviGroup Wallet Android MID gets new design, status update

eviGroup Wallet Android MID gets new design, status update

eviGroup's Pad UMPC is all well and good, but we'd be lying if we said we weren't more interested in the French company's upcoming Android-based MID, the eviGroup Wallet.  The 5-inch touchscreen device was potentially going to arrive in France this month, but company CEO Nicholas Ruiz has confirmed that the process is turning out to be a little trickier than eviGroup expected.  The good news is that there's a new prototype - shown here on the right - which looks a lot less "iPhone inspired" and gains a front-facing webcam, and Ruiz reckons it's still on track for a January release.

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eviGroup Pad gets video hands-on; Update: on sale now

eviGroup Pad gets video hands-on; Update: on sale now

Given how long it's taking eviGroup to push out their Wallet MID, we're quite surprised with how quickly they're working on getting their new 10.7-inch UMPC out of the door.  The eviGroup Pad has already had its first hands-on, courtesy of French site NowhereElse, who reckon the 1024 x 600 resistive touchscreen - even with a stylus - is responsive while Windows 7 runs reasonably on the 1.6GHz Atom processor.

Update: The Elite 3G version of the eviGroup Pad is on sale now for €599 plus €30 shipping ($932); they'll also sell you an OS-free version for €539 ($799).

Video demo after the cut

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