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Toshiba AC100 Android netbook to get Froyo in October (where available)

The Toshiba AC100 is a mini-laptop with an NVIDIA Tegra chipset, 3G modem, and Google Android operating system. Right now it ships with Android 2.1. That is, it ships with Android 2.1 in the very small number of countries where it does ship, including Japan and the UK. But Carrypad reports Toshiba is preparing to […]

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Inside the Smartbook Surfer

Just in case you needed any more evidence that the Smartbook Surfer 7 inch Android tablet now shipping in Germany is basically the same device as the Augen GenTouch78 tablet available in the US, one customer decided to take the back panel off of his Surfer and see what he could see. And what he […]

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Smartbook Surfer Android tablet unboxed – it’s an Augen GenTouch78

The Smartbook Surfer is a cheap Google Android powered tablet that’s available in Germany for just over $230. It also has the distinction of coming from Smartbook AG, the company which has been threatening to sue device makers, bloggers, and others over the use of the word “smartbook.” The tablet is now shipping, and at […]

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Smartbook Surfer Android tablet hits Germany for $234

Smartbook AG, the company that wants to prevent the rest of the world from calling cheap ARM-based netbooks with 3G capabilities smartbooks, has launched a device that doesn’t look anything like a smartbook… or a netbook, or laptop. The new Smartbook Surfer is a 7 inch Android tablet that actually looks an awful lot like […]

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Is Lenovo developing a new ARM-based mini-laptop?

Lenovo may have killed (or at least postponed indefinitely) the innovative Skylight smartbook. But that doesn’t mean the company’s giving up on ARM-based mini-notebooks altogether. Freescale Semiconducter is showing off a new ultraportable laptop prototype built by Pegatron and apparently slapped with some Lenovo IdeaPad branding. The machine has a Freescale i.MX515 ARM-based chipset with […]

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Toshiba AC100: 10 inch netbook with Android, NVIDIA Tegra

The Libretto W100 dual-screen netbook ain’t the only mini-laptop Toshiba announced today. The company is also rolling out its first smartbook, a 10 inch mini-laptop with an ARM-based chipset running Google Android 2.1. As expected, Toshiba’s first ARM-based smartbook will be called the Toshiba AC100. Here’s a brief rundown of the specs: Display: 10.1 inch, […]