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SmartQ 7 MID unboxed

SmartQ 7 MID unboxed

More new images of the SmartQ 7 MID have emerged from China, including unboxing photos (which you can see in the gallery after the cut) and this comparison shot between the 7 and the SmartQ 5 with its 4.8-inch touchscreen.  Both MIDs are ARM-based and run Ubuntu

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ARM netbook & MID chips coming; new deal with Ubuntu backers

ARM netbook & MID chips coming; new deal with Ubuntu backers

With AMD set to announced their netbook chipset strategy today, they're not the only three-letter company looking to take a bit out of Intel's Atom.  ARM have released details of their own plans, collaborating with Canonical - the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu - to optimize the Linux distro for the ARMv7 architecture.  ARM chips, such as the Cortex-A8 and Cortex-A9, are already found in multimedia and internet enabled devices like Archos' recent Internet Media Tablets, and the company believes that this - together with the chipsets' low power demands - will make them a force to be reckoned with in netbooks.

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