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Direct Insight TRITON-TX51 squeezes Cortex A8 computer onto a SODIMM module

Direct Insight TRITON-TX51 squeezes Cortex A8 computer onto a SODIMM module

Just how much can you squeeze onto a SODIMM-sized module?  If you're Direct Insight, you can fit an entire 800MHz ARM Cortex A8 based computer onto there: the TRITON-TX51 uses Freescale's i.MX515 system-on-chip (SoC) as well as 128MB each of RAM and NAND flash memory, two SDIO/SD Card ports, an LCD touchscreen controller capable of driving displays at up to 1,280 x 768 resolution, plus PAL/NTSC out.

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Google working with Acer, ASUS, HP and more on Chrome OS netbooks

Google working with Acer, ASUS, HP and more on Chrome OS netbooks

Google have revealed the hardware partners that they are currently working with on their freshly-announced Chrome OS.  The search giant has named Acer, Adobe, ASUS, Freescale, HP, Lenovo, Qualcomm, Texas Instruments and Toshiba as all helping to design and build devices that will run the new platform, which has been described as the Chrome browser with a new windowing system, on top of a Linux kernel.

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GNB netbook & Kinpo Tablet get Android & low-cost Freescale CPUs

GNB netbook & Kinpo Tablet get Android & low-cost Freescale CPUs

Sony may be tinkering with Android, but other companies are already slapping it onto hardware and talking about releases.  Last week we heard Acer's plans for a dual-boot Android/XP netbook, together with BenQ's intentions, and saw a couple of OEM netbooks and MIDs; taking things right back to basics (by which we mean cheap) were Kinpo, with their 7-inch Android-based touchscreen tablet, and GNB, with a sturdy little Android netbook.

Video demos of Kinpo Android Tablet and GNB Android Netbook after the cut

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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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