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Mintpass dual-screen Android/Win 7 tablet tipped for 2011

Mintpass dual-screen Android/Win 7 tablet tipped for 2011

Mintpass still hasn't got around to delivering the 7-inch Android tablet they talked about back in 2009, but it seems they've already moved on to more interesting things. According to CNET Asia, the Korean company is working on a dual-screen clamshell tablet, similar in form-factor to the Toshiba Libretto W100, but dual-booting between Windows 7 and Android and launching in the first half of 2011.

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mintpass Mint Frame bundles camera and display

mintpass Mint Frame bundles camera and display

When Korean firm mintpass aren't working on the mintpad MID, they're busy at the design-board sketching out concept prototypes for your minimalist home.  One of their most interesting designs - especially since they've talked about next-generation mintpads with larger displays - is the Mint Frame, a 7-inch touchscreen digital photo frame that not only displays pictures but, thanks to a 2-megapixel camera built into the back, takes them too.

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mintpad MID first-impressions: surprisingly capable

mintpad MID first-impressions: surprisingly capable

We're still harboring a soft-spot for mintpass' mintpad MID, so it's relieving to hear that the first English-modified units are meeting with approval.  Pocketables shared their unboxing earlier this week, and now it's time for some first-impressions.  The mintpad's 1.3-megapixel camera is proving surprisingly capable, as is the browser (despite not being fully translated yet) and the QVGA screen may be small at 2.86-inches but it's still highly readable.

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mintpass mintpad MID gets unboxed

mintpass mintpad MID gets unboxed

After mintpass made a few pre-release mintpad MID units available to touchscreen-loving early adopters last week, the first English-language unboxing and hands-on for the 2.86-inch device is here.  We're entirely unsurprised to see that Jenn from Pocketables is first; she's already impressed with the build-quality of the WiFi-enabled mintpad, together with the range of accessories they include.

mintpad US/Euro launch delayed by web-render server [Updated with Video]

mintpad US/Euro launch delayed by web-render server [Updated with Video]

After mintpass' English-language site was updated to include the mintpad ultra-portable MID earlier this week, speculation began that a launch in the US and/or Europe was imminent.  SlashGear has been talking to mintpass as to the state of play, and it seems that while the mintpad hardware is basically ready for its English-language release, the thin-client UZard browser requires new server support.

Update: Video demo after the cut

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