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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.

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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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Inbrics M1 MID gets CPU bump, is a smartphone lover not a fighter

Inbrics M1 MID gets CPU bump, is a smartphone lover not a fighter

Inbric's M1 MID certainly got the geeks talking when it was announced late last year, but after a successful CES showing the Android-based device has seemingly gone into stealth mode.  NetbookNews decided to storm the Inbrics HQ in Seoul to find out where the project is up to, and it turns out the M1 has had one or two updates since we saw it last.  Chief among those is a processor boost, with the M1 MID now running at 1GHz thanks to a Samsung C110 CPU of the same family that you'd find in the iPhone.

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HOTT MD500 super-budget Android MID taunts us on video

HOTT MD500 super-budget Android MID taunts us on video

Remember the 7-inch HOTT MD700 MID spotted back at CES 2010 and tipped to be arriving at distributors priced at $120 apiece?  The Chinese company is back with another, smaller model, and the best news is that it should be even cheaper: the HOTT MD500 has a 4.8-inch display and runs Android, and will be just $92 for distributors (assuming you only use microSD for storage).

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Mio Moov V780 MID gets hands-on video: promising but pricey

Mio Moov V780 MID gets hands-on video: promising but pricey

Mio's Moov V780 hybrid MID/PND device certainly has potential, at least going from the spec sheet, with a 7-inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen, WiFi b/g and optional 3G and WiMAX, together with 720p HD video output capabilities.  What we didn't know was pricing, and according to jkkmobile - who caught up with the Moov V780 at CeBIT 2010 this week - that may be where the Mio tablet hides its sting.  Still, there are hints of an Android update in the future, and a bit of a surprise about the CPU.

Video demo after the cut

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Mio Moov V780 PND blurs lines with MID/UMPC features

Mio Moov V780 PND blurs lines with MID/UMPC features

It's tough going being a standalone PND manufacturer these days: you can either refine your GPS devices to suit extreme niches or try to incorporate some extra functionality and jump on board the MID bandwagon.  Mio have obviously decided to take the latter route with the Moov V780, a 7-inch WVGA touchscreen slate which goes so far outside of the company's PND realm that the GPS chipset is actually optional.

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Dell Mini 5 first of “a family of tablets”

Dell Mini 5 first of “a family of tablets”

Dell's Mini 5 is just the first tablet the company are planning to release, and the Apple iPad is basically their target.  That's the message from Neeraj Choubey, general manager of Dell's tablet division, who has confirmed that the Mini 5 will be one of "a family of tablets", and he's also suggested that the company is working with carriers to push for low-cost data package plans similar to what Apple has negotiated.