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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 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 […]