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PsiXpda UMPC review

PsiXpda UMPC review

Tablets are a fashionable topic right now - Apple are expected to announce their own model next week, and CES 2010 was positively dripping with touchscreens - but we've been hammering on about how useful a compact ultramobile device can be for years now. Before Christmas new UK startup PsiXpda dropped off their first offering, a compact UMPC with a slick, sliding/tilting form-factor, and asked us to give our honest opinion. At a shade under £500 ($820) the PsiXpda isn't cheap, especially in a world of netbooks and "superphones"; check out how it does in the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Camangi Webstation preorders arrive, get unboxed [Video]

Camangi Webstation preorders arrive, get unboxed [Video]

The first pre-orders for Camangi's Webstation Android tablet have finally arrived, and over at Gear Diary they've been sharing some first impressions.  An unboxing video and hands-on is promised, but weight and bulk is apparently far more in line with an Amazon Kindle or Barnes & Noble nook than expected.

Updated with video unboxing/hands-on after the cut

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Archos 9 PC Tablet finally shipping: gets video unboxing

Archos 9 PC Tablet finally shipping: gets video unboxing

The Archos 9 PC Tablet has been a long time coming, with preorders for the touchscreen slate only beginning to ship this month.  Steve over at UMPC Portal has managed to acquire one of the first units, and has unboxed and given a brief overview of the 1.1GHz Atom Z515 machine on video.

Video unboxing and overview after the cut

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Kohjinsha DZ dual-screen netbook gets video unboxing

Kohjinsha DZ dual-screen netbook gets video unboxing

Kohjinsha's DZ dual-display netbook make have been slightly outclassed by the Onkyo DX-Series (galling, since the DX is basically a rebadged DZ with a few extra pixels), but we're still unlikely to turn our hands up at an unboxing of the original.  WOW-POW have acquired a DZ and promptly shot a video unboxing and brief overview, which you can see after the cut.

Unboxing video after the cut

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PsiXpda UMPC video unboxing & first impressions

UMPCs are still niche products, and native US or European vendors for them are even rarer, so we’re quietly intrigued by UK startup PsiXpda and their first UMPC. Having broken cover yesterday, SlashGear’s demo unit arrived in this morning’s post and we promptly shot an unboxing video together with a brief hands-on demo. After the cut, two videos with the PsiXpda UMPC and some first impressions.

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Motorola MILESTONE gets video unboxing

Motorola MILESTONE gets video unboxing

Shipments of the Motorola MILESTONE began in Germany a few weeks ago, so it's a little surprising that we've waited this long for an unboxing video.  jkkmobile picked up one of the Android 2.0 handsets - known as the Motorola DROID in the US - and promptly opened it up on video.

Video unboxing after the cut

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WowWee Joebot gets unboxed, video demo

WowWee Joebot gets unboxed, video demo

Fancy a sneak preview of what Christmas morning might be like for various tweenage kids expecting a new WowWee robot this holiday season?  RoboCommunity's appropriately-named Rudolph has picked up the company's second new 'bot, the Joebot, and has shared an unboxing photoset together with some hands-on feedback.

Video demo after the cut

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Nokia N97 mini review

Nokia N97 mini review

We've had two QWERTY Nokia smartphones on the SlashGear test-bench this past week, and the surprising thing is how differently the respective user experience is. Our Nokia E72 review went live earlier today; now we turn to the Nokia N97 mini, viewed by many - for better or for worse - as the Finnish company's second attempt at the N97. Second-time lucky or still well short? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Nokia E72 review

Nokia E72 review

There's always a risk when a high-interest product is announced that by the time it hits shelves its moment has passed.  The Nokia E72 has been just such an anticipated smartphone, with eager E71 owners keen to upgrade to the Finns' latest QWERTY marvel; problem is, at nigh on six months between announcement and availability, that's a long time for the appeal to pale.  Has tardiness robbed the E72 of its market, or does a well considered keyboard save the day?  Check out the SlashGear review after the cut.

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Nokia Booklet 3G review

Nokia Booklet 3G review

While many scoffed at the idea of Nokia building a netbook, the idea does have its share of merits. After all, the Finnish company knows a few things about eking out runtimes from compact batteries, and with netbooks being perhaps the most likely of computing devices to be in search of mobile connectivity, stuffing them with the sort of wireless access your high-end Nokia boasts certainly makes sense. Throw in eye-catching design and you're onto a winner, right? Unfortunately, we've found the Nokia Booklet 3G falls short in other areas; check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Cowon iAudio 9 PMP gets unboxed

Cowon iAudio 9 PMP gets unboxed

Perhaps it's a 2009 thing and, come the new year, packaging will won't enthral us so, but for now there's a great deal of geeky appeal in how manufacturers choose to present their tech.  Cowon have generally been associated more with audio performance than they have with style, but it looks like some of the "shape up" message is getting through: DAP Review have just taken delivery of the iAudio 9 PMP, and as their unboxing photoset shows there's obviously been a lot of thought put into how it's packaged.

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Dell Mini 3i gets unboxed

Dell’s Mini 3i may only have been official for a few hours, but already the first unboxing is upon us.  PConline have taken the glossy Android smartphone from box to bench, and there are a few surprises to be had; firstly, Dell have ignored the swathe of popular opinion and not bothered including a 3.5mm headphones jack, and secondly they’d dropped a stylus into the box.

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