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Toshiba AC100-114: 10 inch netbook with Google Android 2.1?

It looks like Toshiba may be planning to enter the smartbook space with the Toshiba AC100-114 mini-laptop. While I suspect that the device might get a catchier name by the time it’s launched, the specs are already pretty catchy if you ask me. Blogeee reports that the smartbook will feature an NVIDIA Tegra procesosr and […]

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Goodbye Skylight OS: Lenovo Skylight and U1 Hybrid to use Google Android

First the good news: Lenovo realized that nobody wants to use a custom Linux-based user interface with virtually no third party apps on the company’s upcoming Skylight smartbook and Lenovo IdeaPad U1 Hybrid tablet/laptop device. So Lenovo is killing the Skylight OS project and will instead use Google Android on those two devices. Now the […]

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Who needs a smartbook? Asus planning a netbook with pull-out phone

HP, Lenovo, and other companies may be introducing so-called smartbooks, which combine some of the elements of a smartphone and netbook into a single laptop-like device. But according to the Inquirer, Asus is taking a slightly different approach by developing a netbook that has a mobile phone that fits into the laptop. Not only will […]

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Compaq Airlife 100 user guide, documentation now available

If you’ve been wondering how HP plans to make an operating system designed for smartphones usable on a laptop, the answers are now here. Kind of. While the Compaq Airlife 100 smartbook isn’t actually shipping yet, you can download the user manual, FAQ, Quick Start guide, and a few other documents from HP’s support site. […]

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ARM: It ain’t the chips that are delaying the launch of smartbooks

It’s been almost a year since chip-maker Qualcomm coined the term “smartbook” to describe a new kind of device that would be a cross between a smartphone and a netbook. Like smartphones, these so-called smartbooks would have low power ARM-based processors, long battery life, and always-connected access to the internet through 3G wireless networks. But […]

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Dell may be working on convertible netbook tablet, ARM-based netbook

Dell isn’t doing such a great job of keeping their product road maps confidential these days. A few days ago we learned about a new 7 inch tablet called the Looking Glass with an NVIDIA Tegra chip. Engadget published details for three unannounced Dell smartphones. And now Android Central has uncovered a product road map […]

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Leaked Samsung roadmap shows new ARM CPUS for smartphones, smartbooks

The performance gap between ARM-based processors and x86 chips is shrinking. Intel is starting to design Atom chips for smartphones, while ARM-based processors have already hit the 1GHz mark with support for HD video playback and dual and even quad core processors on the horizon. A leaked product roadmap from Samsung shows a series of […]

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Lenovo Skylight smartbook launch date pushed back to July

When Lenovo introduced the Skylight smartbook in January, the company said it would come to market in April. But Laptop Magazine is reporting today that it won’t be available in the US market until July. At first glance, the Skylight looks like an oddly shaped netbook with a large keyboard, enormous touchpad, and super-slim design. […]