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Lilbits (5-11-2015): Debunking edition (Windows 10 isn’t totally free for Insiders)

There’s a story making the rounds that Windows 10 will be available as a free update for folks running pre-release builds of the operating system as part of the Windows Insider program… and it’s true. It’s just not quite the whole truth. The story comes from a comment made on Twitter by the head of […]

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Firstview S1162 notebook is an Android-powered Lenovo Yoga clone

Firstview’s new S1162 is a convertible notebook with an 11.6 inch display, a Rockchip RK3188 quad-core processor, and Google Android software. It also looks an awful lot like a Lenovo Yoga tablet. Firstview is currently looking for distributors, but a representative tells ARM Devices that the S1162 should have a retail price of about $199. The Firstview […]

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Shenzhen Firstview keeps the Android netbook flame alive

Last year at CES you couldn’t walk more than a few feet without running into a cheap Chinese netbook with an ARM-based processor running Google Android or Linux. This year, they’re few and far between as companies have largely replaced them with trendier tablets. But I wandered into the Shenzhen Firstview booth this week and […]

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Firstview 7 inch Android tablet with functioning webcam

Chinese companies have been pumping out Google Android tablets like nobody’s business for the last few months. But the folks at Shanzai.com snagged some hands-on time with one of the first to feature a fully functional webcam. There’s nothing that special about an Android device with a webcam. After all, most Android smartphones have cameras. […]

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FirstView netbooks could be headed to the US

Shenzhen FirstView, a Chinese-based company that was showing off a line of 7 to 10 inch mini-laptops running Windows CE and Windows XP at the Hong Kong Electronics Fare a few months back, is apparently hoping to bring some of these machines stateside. The folks at Laptop Magazine happened across a FirstView booth at CES, […]

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Firstview intros a line of 7 to 10 inch netbooks

Shenzhen Firstview Electronics is showing off a new line of netbooks at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair this week. The netbooks range from the low-end Firstview PC703 with a 7 inch, 800 x 480 pixel display, to the 10.2 inch Firstview PC101. Firstview also has an 8.9 inch PC891 model. And for good measure, Firstview […]