Qualcomm’s VP of product management scoffs at iPad for lack of 3G connectivity

While talking about their highly popular and in-demand Snapdragon mobile processor, Mark Frankel, Qualcomm’s VP of product management managed to sneak in a few of his thoughts regarding the Apple iPad and one of its major flaws: the lack of 3G connectivity on the standard model. Frankel was quoted as saying, “What’s a tablet without […]

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HTC gearing to launch a smartbook

Well, it’s bound to happen sooner or later. A build file sent to the blog AndroidSPIN reveals info that HTC is making a new device, likely a smartbook. It will be named Scorpion with possibly a 1.5GHz Snapdragon processor, WiMAX and Android 2.2. Anything else is conjecture at this point since no other details were […]

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Asus is hands-off on smartbooks, eBook readers… for now

In a recent interview with Asustek chairman Jonney Shih, he explained that the company is not looking into making smartbooks and eBook readers in the near future. He says that one of the major roadblocks for this technology is the compatibility with most software. Most Asus netbooks can run on a host of different OSes […]

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Pegatron-branded Asus Neo smartbook with Android and Tegra 2 showcased at CES

Asus isn’t limiting its options in the mobile computing space with Windows and Intel Pinetrail Atom processors. Showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is this Pegatron-branded lightweight pseudo-laptop called the Neo, and it runs Android with an NVIDIA Tegra 2 driving the display for high-definition media enjoyment. The outer appearance pretty much […]

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Superthin netbook runs on Marvell Armada 510

Marvell is currently showing off some devices that run their Armada CPU. One of the more interesting ones is this smartbook prototype. Unlike the Lenovo Skylight, this one looks pretty much like your standard netbook though it is as thin as the Lenovo one. While it’s currently in ODM mode (read: not yet branded), I’m […]

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