Acer may be the first company to unveil a Windows 8 tablet with a screen smaller than 10 inches. But the 8 inch Acer Iconia W3 won’t be alone for long. Taiwanese manufacturer Inventec is showing off a new 7 inch tablet design, and the folks at Mobile Geeks got a chance to spend a […]
Sluggish tablet sales leading to Taiwanese factory layoffs?
HP discontinued the TouchPad tablet less than two months after launching it, due to poor sales figures. Now it looks like the BlackBerry PlayBook may be on a similar deathwatch, as Research in Motion offers promotion after promotion in an effort to convince people to buy the 7 inch tablet. We haven’t seen any major […]
Microsoft sues Foxconn, Inventec Barnes & Noble for patent infringement in Android devices
Microsoft is continuing its fight against Android… not just by focusing on Windows tablets and Windows Phone 7 smartphones, but also by taking legal action against companies producing Android devices that Microsoft says are in violation of the company’s patents. Last year Microsoft sued Motorola over patent infringement in some Motorola smartphones. Now Microsoft has […]
Kohjinsha pulls the plug on its netbook line
Kohjinsha may not be a household name in the US, but the subsidiary of Taiwanese PC maker Inventec has put out some of the more interesting netbooks to hit Asia over the last few years. That includes a dual screen model, a line of kid-friendly netbooks with cartoon character themes, and a convertible touchscreen tablet-style […]
Inventec Dr. Eye MID crosses a netbook and smartphone
Inventec’s Dr. Eye MID (Mobile Internet Device) has all the specs of a good smartphone… plus an odd name and a QWERTY keyboard that makes the device look like a tiny laptop. The Dr. Eye MID has a 4.8 inch, 800 x 480 pixel display, a 600MHz Marvell ARM-based CPU, and runs Google Android 2.1. […]
Inventec Smartbook almost makes me think Smartbooks have a shot
There’s no question that PC makers and wireless carriers are getting ready to unveil a whole slew of low power smartbooks with ARM processors and Linux, Google Android, or Windows CE operating systems. What is still in question is whether there’s any real demand for these devices. I still kind of think that if you […]
HP may be working on new 10.1 inch, 11.6 inch notebooks
Word on the street may be that Acer and Asus aren’t planning on launching any new mini-laptops until 2010, but HP may be another stories. DigiTimes reports that Taiwanese computer maker Inventec has been tapped to work on an updated 10.1 inch netbook for HP. There are no details about the new model, but it’s […]
HP to launch 10 inch Mini-Note with Intel Atom CPU?
DigiTimes is reporting that HP has tapped Inventec to build a 10 inch laptop using an Intel Atom CPU. The report says the PC will sport a 1024 x 576 pixel display which honestly sounds a bit… crazy. HP’s current Mini-Note lineup uses an 8.9 inch, 1280 x 768 display. I’d be surprised if HP […]
Future subnotebooks to be powered by Windows Mobile 7?
Taiwanese computer maker Inventec is developing a low cost laptop that could run Windows Mobile 7 when the operating system is released (probably sometime next year). There are a few advantages to Windows Mobile over Linux or a full version of Windows. It’s cheaper to license than Windows and has lower hardware requirements. Windows Mobile […]