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Qualcomm mirasol color video ebook readers to ship in 2010

Qualcomm mirasol color video ebook readers to ship in 2010

Ebook readers are arguably coming of age, but don't assume e-ink - and the push to produce color e-ink panels - have won the game quite yet. SlashGear met up with Qualcomm's mirasol team today to discuss their latest display news, and while you might remember the technology from their early 1.1-inch single-color panels, they're now showing off a 5.7-inch display capable of full color and video playback, with minimal impact on battery life. They've set themselves the target of having color ebook readers with mirasol panels on the market by the latter part of 2010, and are working with OEMs now to achieve that.

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eviGroup Pad gets video hands-on; Update: on sale now

eviGroup Pad gets video hands-on; Update: on sale now

Given how long it's taking eviGroup to push out their Wallet MID, we're quite surprised with how quickly they're working on getting their new 10.7-inch UMPC out of the door.  The eviGroup Pad has already had its first hands-on, courtesy of French site NowhereElse, who reckon the 1024 x 600 resistive touchscreen - even with a stylus - is responsive while Windows 7 runs reasonably on the 1.6GHz Atom processor.

Update: The Elite 3G version of the eviGroup Pad is on sale now for €599 plus €30 shipping ($932); they'll also sell you an OS-free version for €539 ($799).

Video demo after the cut

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NEC Android tablet to drop in Japan this fall?

NEC Android tablet to drop in Japan this fall?

Little more than a tiny image and a handful of specs right now, but NEC are believed to be working on a mobile PC that, to our squinting at least, looks to be Android based.  The touchscreen slate has a 7- to 8-inch LCD display, and NEC apparently have high hopes for its sales performance: they're predicting that they'll eventually ship over 1m of the UMPCs each year.

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eviGroup Pad UMPC full specs confirmed

eviGroup Pad UMPC full specs confirmed

Attention for French firm eviGroup's upcoming Pad UMPC is growing, the company has released full specifications for the 10.6-inch touchscreen slate.  The Pad has a 1.6GHz Atom CPU, 1GB of RAM (which, unlike many netbooks, is removable) and a 160GB 2.5-inch hard-drive, together with WiFi a/b/g and 3G (WCDMA/TD-SCDMA/CDMA).

eviGroup Pad Windows 7 UMPC live photos spotted

eviGroup Pad Windows 7 UMPC live photos spotted

French MID/UMPC manufacturer eviGroup have released a few preliminary images of their upcoming Pad touchscreen tablet, and while we're far from making up our minds about the Windows 7 slate yet, it's looking reasonably attractive in a "digital pictureframe" sort of way.  The eviGroup Pad has a 10.2-inch 1024 x 600 resistive touchscreen, WiFi a/b/g and integrated 3G, and bundles a new "AI UI" called Seline which promises less pecking with a finger or stylus and more straightforward access to data.

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Archos 9 PCtablet hits shelves today

Archos 9 PCtablet hits shelves today

The Archos 9 PCtablet has been somewhat overshadowed by its smaller, Android-based sibling, but the French company would like to remind you that, with the debut of Windows 7, the 9-inch touchscreen "future of netbooks" is now available to buy. £449.99 ($748) gets you a resistive touchscreen, Atom Z515 processor and integrated WiFi and Bluetooth, all in a device 800g and just 1.7cm thick.

Live Archos 9 hands-on gallery after the cut

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