HP Spain have announced a new smartbook, the Compaq Airlife 100, with a netbook-style form factor, 10.1-inch touchscreen and integrated 3G. While HP aren’t spilling the beans on the Airlife 100’s chipset, last we heard they were playing with Qualcomm’s 1GHz Snapdragon, so it seems a reasonable assumption.
Elsewhere there’s a 16GB SSD and WiFi along with the 3G connection, while HP also reckon the frugal smartbook will be leggy enough to last for 12 hours on a single charge. Alternatively standby is tipped at 10 days.
From the photos it’s obvious that there’s a webcam and an SD card slot, together with some useful shortcut keys around the trackpad; HP have also loaded up their own touchscreen UI. According to the company, the Compaq Airlife 100 will arrive in Europe this spring, as a subsidized deal with carrier Telefonica. No word of a US launch or any pricing details.