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HOTT MD500 & MD700 Android MIDs get new video demo

HOTT MD500 & MD700 Android MIDs get new video demo

We're getting a little tired of seeing Android tablets of which there's next to zero likelihood of a US or European launch, but HOTT's distribution agreements with big-name retailers like Fry's does at least leave us pondering a possible launch of their new slates.  Shanzai caught up with two new Android engineering samples lately, one 5-inch and the other 7-inch, both running OS 1.6.  In fact, they look a little like the newest versions of HOTT's MD500 and MD700 MIDs.

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Sharp NetWalker PC-T1 drops QWERTY, gains handwriting recognition

Sharp NetWalker PC-T1 drops QWERTY, gains handwriting recognition

Sharp have outed a new, keyboard-free version of their NetWalker PC-Z1 MID, in the shape of the touchscreen-only NetWalker PC-T1.  The Z1 was pretty much the epitome of a niche device, with its ultra-compact keyboard making it unsuitable for anything more than the occasional pecking out of emails; in its footsteps, the similarly 5-inch 1024 x 600 T1 gets an onscreen keyboard and handwriting recognition.

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Dell Streak 7- and 10-inch tablets leak; AT&T Aero drops June

Dell Streak 7- and 10-inch tablets leak; AT&T Aero drops June

Looks like someone inside Dell is just desperate for the company's tablet plans to escape.  After one exec confirmed that the Dell Mini 5 (aka Streak 5) was just the first of "a family of tablets", a shot of two new Dell Streak models - one with a seven inch touchscreen, the other ten inches - has landed on Engadget's desk, with the smaller expected to arrive late this year and the latter to make its debut early in 2011.

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iPad gets up close & personal with Dell Mini 5

iPad gets up close & personal with Dell Mini 5

We obviously love all of our gadgets equally here at SlashGear, and wouldn't dream of playing favorites, but when someone suggests bringing the toys together and having a good old fashioned comparison photo shoot then count us in.  We found ourselves clutching an iPad up close to Dell's Mini 5 and a host of smartphones this weekend, and since they're not exactly in common circulation we thought you might like to see the end results.

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MeeGo Available Now for Download Onto Your N900

MeeGo Available Now for Download Onto Your N900

MeeGo was announced a little over a month ago, and it looks like they are right on schedule. Today marks the official announcement that you can download a developer's build of MeeGo for your Nokia N900, if you are so inclined. Though, we wouldn't feel right if we didn't tell you (in fact, warn you) that this is an early, early view of the MeeGo platform. It's intended for developer's who want to see it before it reaches maturity, so to speak, and therefore in no way shape or form is it ready for mass consumption.

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KDDI Sharp IS01 MID gets video demos

KDDI Sharp IS01 MID gets video demos

There's nothing like bathing in the cool green glow of your KDDI Sharp IS01 to cheer you up, just as this happy model has found.  If you can't get enough of the 5-inch multitouch-capable Android clamshell MID then Gigazine's hands-on report should be your next port of call; they've got lashings of video showing the IS01 in action, some of which you can see after the cut.

Video demos after the cut

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Enso zenPad Android MID just $155

Enso zenPad Android MID just $155

Plenty of Android-based mini-tablets and MIDs have graced these pages before, but seldom do they manage to be both commercially available and cheap.  The Enso zenPad - a rebadge of the SMiT MID-560 - is a 5-inch WVGA touchscreen MID running Android 1.6 (with a promise from the company to release Android 2.1 "within 1 month") with WiFi a/b/g/n, support for an external 3G modem, and 1GB of onboard storage.

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