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Fujitsu LifeBook T730 tablet arrives: dual-mode digitizer & optional Core i7

Fujitsu LifeBook T730 tablet arrives: dual-mode digitizer & optional Core i7

Fujitsu's LifeBook T730 has made a quiet debut, after having been spotted clearing the FCC back in April.  Packing a 12.1-inch WXGA convertible touchscreen, choice of CPUs including an Intel Core i5-520M, i5-540M and i7-620M, up to 8GB of DDR3 RAM and Intel HD graphics, the T730 comes as standard with an active digitizer (for use with a special stylus) but can be specified with a dual-mode panel that reacts to both stylus and multitouch finger gestures.

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DIY physical controls for iPhone touchscreen [Video]

DIY physical controls for iPhone touchscreen [Video]

One of the ways that Microsoft's Surface has always distinguished itself from more mundane touchscreens is in its ability to recognise physical controls placed; now the iPhone can have something similar.  dsLabs have put together a DIY hardware knob that can be used with a virtual control on the iPhone (or, indeed, another multitouch-capable touchscreen device), using little more than some conductive tape.

Video demo after the cut

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Adobe demo Android Tegra tablet running Flash & AIR “flawlessly” [Video]

Adobe demo Android Tegra tablet running Flash & AIR “flawlessly” [Video]

Adobe have been demonstrating the latest Flash and AIR builds running on an Android-based touchscreen tablet, and it's enough to drive Zedomax into paroxysms of delight.  From having a good look at the prototype, it looks like a slightly updated version of the NVIDIA tablet hardware we played with at MWC 2010 back in February, with the addition of a battery rather than a wired power supply, and according to Zedomax it was managing Adobe playback "flawlessly".

Video demo after the cut

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HP Pavilion dm4, dv5, dv6 & dv7 plus ProBook S-Series & B-Series hands-on [Video]

HP Pavilion dm4, dv5, dv6 & dv7 plus ProBook S-Series & B-Series hands-on [Video]

The rest of HP's new notebook range may not be quite as eye-catching as the ENVY 14 and ENVY 17, but there are still some gems in the line-up.  The company have partnered with both AMD and Intel for their new Pavilion dm4, dv5, dv6 and dv7 consumer notebooks, together with the ProBook S-Series and B-Series of business-focused machines.  We went hands-on will all of them - including the optional-multitouch dv6 - so check out more details and first-impressions after the cut.

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ASUS Eee Top ET2010 multitouch all-in-ones on sale now

ASUS Eee Top ET2010 multitouch all-in-ones on sale now

It's been a little over a month since ASUS made their Eee Top ET2010 range official, and the 20-inch multitouch all-in-ones have finally made it to shelves.  Fresh to the UK today, the ET2010 range consists of two main models, the ET2010PNT and ET2010AGT, each of which has two versions.  The PNT units use Intel's Atom D510 CPU and NVIDIA Ion graphics, while the AGT units get AMD's Athlon II X2 250u and ATI Radeon HD 5470/5471 graphics; all have a 500GB hard-drive, 2GB of RAM and a tray-loading DVD burner.

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Sony atracTable multitouch table with 3D tracking due June 2010

Sony atracTable multitouch table with 3D tracking due June 2010

Remember the atracTable, the alternative to Microsoft's multitouch Surface tablet first demonstrated all the way back in October 2008?  At the time Atracsys was tentatively offering to build the hardware to order; now, having sold their technology to Sony, there's a full scale commercial launch promised, with Pocket-lint being told that Sony "is going to indutrialize a 35-inch atracTable in order to compete against the Microsoft Surface."

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Garmin-Asus A10 Android smartphone targets pedestrians

Garmin-Asus A10 Android smartphone targets pedestrians

Garmin-Asus have announced their latest smartphone, the Garmin-Asus nuvifone A10, a new Android-based handset which is apparently optimized for pedestrian navigation.  The A10 has a 3.2-inch HVGA touchscreen supporting multitouch, 5-megapixel camera, GPS and comes preloaded with mapping data and - optionally - cityXplorer guides to public transit systems.

While the marketing for the A10 is being targeted at those traveling on foot, automobile users aren't left behind either.  In the box there's a powered audio mount for the A10, with a loudspeaker for more audible voice navigation prompts.  Meanwhile there's also the usual bevy of Android apps together with Microsoft Exchange support and access to the Android Market.

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Nokia N8 gets official: €370 in Q3 2010 [Video]

Nokia N8 gets official: €370 in Q3 2010 [Video]

Nokia have officially announced the N8 smartphone, the handset we saw prematurely reviewed (and somewhat panned) yesterday, and the first from the company to pack a 12-megapixel camera with Xenon flash, HDMI connectivity and Symbian^3 OS.  As we've heard before, there's a 3.5-inch 640 x 360 capacitive touchscreen, GPS and 16GB of built-in storage plus a microSD card slot.

Video demos after the cut

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