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MAGIC W3 Win7 smartphone video demos: HD playback, Photoshop, more

MAGIC W3 Win7 smartphone video demos: HD playback, Photoshop, more

AdvanceTC's MAGIC W3 Windows 7 smartphone grabbed attention last month with its combination of a chunky phone form-factor but full-fat Windows install inside. The company has sent over some videos of the MAGIC W3 in action, and as you might expect it's a flexible little beastie.

Video demos after the cut

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Windows video timeline: 1.0 to Windows 7 in 10 easy minutes

Windows video timeline: 1.0 to Windows 7 in 10 easy minutes

The Windows install and upgrade process isn't normally something users get nostalgic over - in fact, more often it's an anxiety-provoking experience that most would rather avoid - but for one man it's an opportunity to track Microsoft's OS progress over the past 25 years. Andrew Tait started out with a copy of MS-DOS 5.0, installed Windows 1.0, and thus began a 10 minute video showing (almost) every upgrade to the platform up to Windows 7.

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Acer Iconia A500, A100 and W500 confirmed for Vodafone

Acer Iconia A500, A100 and W500 confirmed for Vodafone

Acer's trio of tablets have apparently been picked up by Vodafone Germany, with the latest out of CeBIT 2011 being confirmation that the three models will all arrive in mid to late April. According to Steve Paine, the Iconia A500Iconia W500 and Iconia A100 are locked in for the German market, though there's no word on whether Vodafone will be offering them in other countries.

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Windows Embedded Compact 7 released for content-consumption tablets & more

Windows Embedded Compact 7 released for content-consumption tablets & more

Microsoft's ARM-compatible version of Windows has been released, Windows Embedded Compact 7, intended for tablets, phones, medical devices, industrial systems and retail appliances. The new OS - which went up for download on February 28 - uses a new version of Internet Explorer 7 which borrows "performance updates" from IE8, Flash 10.1 support, Silverlight for Embedded support and the flexibility for OEMs to develop their own unique UIs on top of the underlying platform.

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Magic W3 is the first pocketable Windows 7 micro PC with telephony

Magic W3 is the first pocketable Windows 7 micro PC with telephony

AdvanceTC has unveiled a slick looking little computer called the Magix W3 that is hailed as the world's first pocketable Windows 7 microcomputer with integrated telephony. What that means is the little device is like a fat smartphone, but packs in the full Windows 7 Home OS along with hardware that sounds like something you would find inside a netbook.

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MSI WindPad 110W with AMD C-50 APU and WindPad 100A Honeycomb tablets imminent

MSI WindPad 110W with AMD C-50 APU and WindPad 100A Honeycomb tablets imminent

MSI is readying a tablet PC running AMD's dual-core C-50 APU, according to sources in Taipei, with the Windows 7 based slate expected to make its debut at CeBIT 2011 early next month. According to DigiTimes' sources, the MSI WindPad 110W will pair the Brazos processor and integrated Radeon HD 6310 graphics with a 32GB SSD. Meanwhile, there's also talk of an MSI Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet, also expected to show up for the first time.

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Windows 7 SP1 Available for Download

Windows 7 SP1 Available for Download

Microsoft has begun to release the first major update to Windows 7, SP1, to customers around the world today. The download is 1.9GB, and should be appearing in the automatic update area on your Windows 7 PC. Microsoft had confirmed earlier this month that Windows 7 SP1 and the server product Windows 2008 R2 SP1 would arrive on Tuesday, February 22nd.

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Fujitsu To Launch Windows 7 Tablet With Intel Oak Trail At CeBIT

Fujitsu To Launch Windows 7 Tablet With Intel Oak Trail At CeBIT

We mentioned before here and here that tablets are increasingly being adopted at the enterprise level. Originally a luxury item for media consumption and game play on the go, tablets are rapidly heading to the work place. Fujitsu has this in mind and will be targeting enterprise users when they officially unveil their new Windows 7 tablet---the Stylistic Q550---at CeBIT.

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Sony S2 Honeycomb dual-display and VAIO Windows 7 slider tablets tipped

Sony S2 Honeycomb dual-display and VAIO Windows 7 slider tablets tipped

Sony's tablet ambitions extend to more than just the S1 in 2011, according to the latest batch of rumors. Loose lips have been flapping, and tipped a dual-touchscreen Android 3.0 Honeycomb clamshell internally known as the Sony S2, along with a 9.4-inch Windows 7 VAIO slider, for release in around Q4 2011. According to Engadget's sources, the Sony S2 will have a pair of 5.5-inch displays sandwiched into an oval cross-section hinged chassis, running a heavily customized Honeycomb install on Tegra 2.

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Touchscape Multi-Touch Coffee Table

Touchscape Multi-Touch Coffee Table

If the multi-touch screens of your iPhone, iPad, or Android devices, are just not enough tactile fun, then consider adding the Touchscape Multi-Touch coffee table to your living room. Albeit the table can't compete in portability, but it would be awesome fun for friends at your house party--just be sure to have some coasters. Continue after the jump for a video of the Touchscape in action as it shows off some Windows 7 action.

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Dell smartphone/tablet roadmaps leak: Android Ice Cream smartphones & Windows 8 slates

Dell smartphone/tablet roadmaps leak: Android Ice Cream smartphones & Windows 8 slates

What appears to be Dell's roadmaps for smartphones and tablets over the next twelve months have leaked, with mention of Windows 8 for tablets and both Android Ice Cream and "next gen" Windows Phone 7 for smartphones. According to AndroidCentral and WPCentral's sources, four new tablets are in the works: the Dell Gallo in April, followed by the Dell Sterling in Q4 2011 and the Dell Opus One and Dell Silver Oak in Q1 2012, all running Android 3.0 Honeycomb.

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Acer Iconia Tab W500 tablet hands-on

Acer Iconia Tab W500 tablet hands-on

Acer's third tablet departs from the Iconia Tab A100 and A500 by virtue of its OS; rather than running Android 3.0 Honeycomb, the Acer Iconia Tab W500 gets Windows 7 instead. Powered by an AMD C-50 processor and AMD Radeon HD6250 graphics, the 10.1-inch multitouch slate comes with an optional docking keyboard for easier text entry.

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