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Viliv reportedly shuts shop: MID apathy claims another victim

Viliv reportedly shuts shop: MID apathy claims another victim

Ultramobile PC and MID manufacturer Viliv is imminently close to shutting down, reports suggest, amid claims that the company has been in receivership for some time. The US support line has been disconnected and, UMPC Portal's sources tell them, Viliv has been attempting to find a buyer for its tablet and convertible notebook designs, to no avail.

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Ocosmos OSC9 pre-sale announced; OSC1 far behind?

Ocosmos OSC9 pre-sale announced; OSC1 far behind?

Ocosmos' compact Intel Oak Trail tablets - launched at CES 2011 earlier this year - the OSC9 and OSC1 could be on sale imminently, with the Korean company announcing pre-sale information for the larger OSC9 slate. According to OCOSMOS, pre-sales of the OSC9 - which has a 9-inch 1028 x 768 touchscreen and has a clever folio case with an integrated wireless keyboard remote - would begin in June.

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PsiXpda planning Psion 5mx-style QWERTY Android MID

PsiXpda planning Psion 5mx-style QWERTY Android MID

PsiXpda, who you may remember channeled some classic Psion nostalgia for their UMPC in late 2009, is planning a second attempt on the companion device market with a design that sticks more faithfully to the fondly-remembered Series 5mx. Founder Paul Pinnock told Reghardware that, while the PsiXpda sold out its (admittedly tentative at just 2,000 units) production run, the new model will use Android and have a more imaginative form-factor.

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WiFi only Dell Streak lands WiFi cert

WiFi only Dell Streak lands WiFi cert

The Dell Streak 7 on the market right now has been around for a while and packs in both WiFi and 3G connectivity. Before the product hit the market for geeks to buy, the thing turned up for its WiFi certification over at Wi-fi.org. That certification noted the model number and the dual-mode radio inside for 3G and WiFi.

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Intel Medfield smartphones/MIDs on sale Q3 2011 tip insiders

Intel Medfield smartphones/MIDs on sale Q3 2011 tip insiders

The first Intel Medfield based devices could ship as soon as Q3 2011, according to Taipei component sources, with the low-power devices making their debut at Computex in late May. According to DigiTimes, Intel has accelerated Medfield testing so as to better challenge the dominance of ARM-based chipsets in the mobile device market.

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OCOSMOS OSC1 TC hands-on

OCOSMOS OSC1 TC hands-on

OCOSMOS' OSC1 Tiny Computer (TC) may have dropped the physical QWERTY keyboard - something we're not quite ready to forgive them for - but it's still an intriguing compact handheld. Straddling the line between UMPC and portable games console, the Intel Oak Trail powered internet device may look like an oversized smartphone, but inside there's a full Windows 7 install. Check out our first impressions after the cut.

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OCOSMOS OSC1 and OSC9 gaming tablet get tweaked ahead of debut

OCOSMOS OSC1 and OSC9 gaming tablet get tweaked ahead of debut

OCOSMOS has already confirmed it will be bringing its OSC1 Windows 7 handheld along to CES 2011 this week, but some new renders have left us even more curious about the company's wares. NetbookNews has been sent shots and specs of the seemingly-updated OSC1, now without the slide-out QWERTY keyboard, together with the OSC9, a larger gaming tablet with a wireless touchscreen control pad.

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OCOSMOS OSC1 Win7 Oak Trail MID coming to CES 2011

OCOSMOS OSC1 Win7 Oak Trail MID coming to CES 2011

It's been a while since we've heard from OCOSMOS, after the company's compact MID was briefly flashed at IDF 2010, but it seems the OSC1 will be representing Windows 7 at CES 2011 later this week. Based on Intel's 1.5GHz or 1.9GHz Oak Trail processors, the OSC1 has a 5-inch capacitive touchscreen running at 1024 x 768 and promises not only web browsing and messaging but Office and even gaming.

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Sony Ericsson pico-projection phone patent app hides its own display screen

Sony Ericsson pico-projection phone patent app hides its own display screen

A new Sony Ericsson patent application suggests the company is looking at the feasibility of a smartphone or MID-style device with not only an integrated pico-projector, but the screen onto which it displays as well. The submission, titled "Mobile Communication Device with Built-In Projecting Screen", describes a mobile device with a regularly-sized screen together with a pull-out projection screen onto which the pico would create a larger picture.

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Ocosmos OSC1 Oak Trail tablet detailed: due Q1 2011

Ocosmos OSC1 Oak Trail tablet detailed: due Q1 2011

Details on the Ocosmos OSC1 UMPC which Intel briefly flashed at IDF 2010 earlier this year have emerged, set to be one of the first Oak Trail devices assuming the company can find carriers willing to take it on. According to the spec sheet, the OSC1 will have either a 1.5GHz or 1.9GHz Oak Trail CPU running Windows 7, 400MHz GPU with HD decoding, WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, and a 5-inch capacitive touchscreen running at 1024 x 768.

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Froyo for Dell Streak due by end of November as OTA update

Froyo for Dell Streak due by end of November as OTA update

Dell has confirmed that the UK variant of the Dell Streak will be seeing an Android 2.2 Froyo update before the end of November. According to a message posted to the Dell UK Facebook account, UK users will be the first recipients of a staggered roll-out that sees Froyo pushed OTA direct to the Streak itself.

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Dell “Opus One” is 2nd-gen high-res Streak for March 2011?

Dell “Opus One” is 2nd-gen high-res Streak for March 2011?

File this firmly in the rumor category for the moment, but according to StreakSmart's anonymous sources, Dell is readying a second-gen Dell Streak for release in March 2011. According to the information - which a Dell rep apparently shared during an internal briefing - the tablet/phone hybrid is internally codenamed "Opus One" and will keep the 5-inch form-factor of the current Streak, but update the screen to a higher resolution panel and the processor to a dual-core chip.

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