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UMID mBook BZ UMID 4.8 inch mini-laptop takes its top off for the FCC

The UMID mBook BZ is smaller than a typical netbook, yet it features netbook-like parts including a 1.2GHz Intel Atom Z515 processor, a solid state disk, Windows 7, and a 1024 x 600 pixel display. But unlike a typical netbook, the mBook BZ’s display is just 4.8 inches. The entire mini-notebooks measures just 6.3″ x […]

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FCC launches broadband speed test for smartphones

The Federal Communications Commission wants to know what kind of internet speed you’re getting. Is it close to the speeds your ISP advertises? Are download and upload speeds different in different parts of the country? The agency has a web-based speed test at Broadband.gov. But you’ll need to install Java and enter your home address […]

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Quanta convertible tablet hits the FCC – probably a Classmate PC

Taiwanese PC maker Quanta produces computers that are sold by companies ranging from Apple to Lenovo. And that’s why I have no idea what brand name we’ll eventually see on this convertible tablet that popped up at the FCC web site this week. But as Wireless Goodness notes, it appears that the tablet has 802.11b/g/n […]

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Lenovo IdeaPad U150 may be getting the WiMAX treatment

It looks like Lenovo may be planning to add a WiMAX option to the IdeaPad U150  inch thin and light notebook. Wireless Goodness spotted an FCC filing for the U150 with an internal wielress card that would support WiMAX mobile broadband as well as 802.11b/g/n WiFi. The Lenovo IdeaPad U150 features an 11.6 inch, 1366 […]

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OLPC XO 1.5 hits the FCC

The XO 1.5 laptop from OLPC is basically an incremental update to the original XO Laptop. The new model replaces the AMD Geode processor with a faster VIA C7-M CPU, but that’s the most significant change. This week the XO 1.5 hit the FCC, confirming that the laptop supports 802.11b/g WiFi. It also has 1GB […]

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HP Smartbook hits the FCC

HP has already said that the Qualcomm Snapdragon-based smartbook running Google Android that it was showing off at CES earlier this month was just a prototype and isn’t ready for prime time yet. But there’s mounting evidence that the company is planning to launch something in the smartbook space. Wireless Goodness spotted an FCC listing […]

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FIC Daria SVE00 hits the FCC

Remember that funny looking FIC netbook that we spotted the other day? The one with a lid that’s smaller than the base of the notebook? It looks like it could be headed to the US soon. The FCC has published a series of documents related to the FIC Daria SVE00. I’m still guessing that the […]