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eviGroup SmartPaddle puts Windows 7 in a 14.6mm slate

eviGroup SmartPaddle puts Windows 7 in a 14.6mm slate

Android and iOS may get the lion's share of tablet attention, but French slate specialists eviGroup is sticking with Windows for its new SmartPaddle model. The 10.2-inch 1024 x 600 tablet has a capacitive touchscreen and runs Windows 7 - with eviGroup's own Seline AI voice control system - on a 1.66GHz Atom N455 processor, paired with 2GB of RAM and a 32GB SSD.

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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 shows off cool new Paddle Pro tablet

eviGroup shows off cool new Paddle Pro tablet

You might remember the eviGroup Paddle tablet that surfaced back in June. A new version of the Paddle has now been unveiled called the Paddle Pro that has some strange new features. The tablet looks much like the older version on the outside.

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eviGroup Paddle tablet now available

eviGroup Paddle tablet now available

We have talked about the interesting eviGroup Paddle tablet computer before. The 10-inch multitouch slate computer turned up back in March. EviGroup has announced that the tablet is now available for purchase.

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eviGroup Wallet Android MID on sale now for €199

eviGroup Wallet Android MID on sale now for €199

French company eviGroup have begun selling their Android-based Wallet MID, with prices for the 5-inch touchscreen device kicking off at €199 ($246).  The Wallet has an 800 x 480 resistive touchscreen, WiFi a/b/g/n, 1GB of flash storage and a microSD card slot; it runs Android 1.5 on a Samsung ARM 6410 533/667MHz processor.

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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 Standard UMPC drops 3G, gets cheaper

eviGroup‘s new 10.2-inch tablet, the Pad, went on sale in its premium 3G-toting form a week ago, but if the €599 plus €30 shipping ($932) sticker price is too rich for your blood they’ve a cheaper model available from today.  The entry-level eviGroup Pad has the same specifications as the premium model but lacks 3G; it’s on sale from today for €549 (again with €30 shipping; $852).

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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).

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eviGroup Pad UMPC full specs confirmed

Attention for French firm eviGroup‘s upcoming Pad UMPC is growing, the company has released full specifications for the 10.6-inch touchscreen slate.  The Pad has a 1.6GHz Atom CPU, 1GB of RAM (which, unlike many netbooks, is removable) and a 160GB 2.5-inch hard-drive, together with WiFi a/b/g and 3G (WCDMA/TD-SCDMA/CDMA).

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eviGroup Pad Windows 7 UMPC live photos spotted

eviGroup Pad Windows 7 UMPC live photos spotted

French MID/UMPC manufacturer eviGroup have released a few preliminary images of their upcoming Pad touchscreen tablet, and while we're far from making up our minds about the Windows 7 slate yet, it's looking reasonably attractive in a "digital pictureframe" sort of way.  The eviGroup Pad has a 10.2-inch 1024 x 600 resistive touchscreen, WiFi a/b/g and integrated 3G, and bundles a new "AI UI" called Seline which promises less pecking with a finger or stylus and more straightforward access to data.

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