Alcatel OneTouch smartphone accessories include a $130 smartwatch and a laptop dock

In addition to launching new smartphones and tablets this week, Alcatel OneTouch is unveiling some new smartphone accessories including an inexpensive smartwatch. Engadget reports the watch will sell for just  €99, or about $130, although it’s not clear when it will be hit the streets or what markets it will be available in. The watch has a […]

Qualcomm wins trademark battle over the term smartbook… if anybody cares

A few years ago Qualcomm coined the term “smartbook” to describe netbook-like mini-laptops with smartphone-like chips that enabled 3G connectivity, always on internet access, and all-day battery life. Then a company called Smartbook AG, which had been selling laptops in Germany under the Smartbook moniker cried foul and said that Qualcomm was violating its trademark. […]

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 […]