Archive for the ‘Touchscreen’ Category

MIO MID – awesome mobile internet device, tablet UMPC and GPS

This little unit seems to have everything we’d ever need:

http://www.mio.com/miocebit2010/MoovV780.html

JKK Video:

Mio Moov V780
A premium navigation, entertainment and Internet experience.

The Mio Moov V780 goes beyond being a navigation device. The iF Award-winning design provides a premium navigation, entertainment and Internet experience, the Moov V780 features the new Mio Spirit navigation software, a 7” flat widescreen, HD multimedia capabilities, digital TV receiver, and wireless connectivity. Rethink your navigation experience with the premium Mio Moov V780.

http://hothardware.com/News/Mios-Moov-V780-MIDGPS-Device-Gets-Powered-By-Tegra/

Libretto W100 awesome dual screen tablet

Here’s the ipad competitor: Libretto W100

This concept looks awesome and even better it’s going to be for sale. Most prototypes turn up at CES and then disappear. This one will be for sale in limited numbers which means we’ll be starting the W100boys blog :).

I think it actually looks like the second generation Entourage Edge if there was such a thing as the centre hinge looks like a slimmed down version of the Edge’s one. Windows 7, two multi touch screens, Toshiba reliability = must have machine.

I’ve had almost very model of Libretto from the Ct70 up to the Libretto L5 and U105 and have actually regretted it every time I sold one. The Libretto L series was hands down the best UMPC, subnotebook I’ve ever owned and the Viliv X70 ties with the Samsung Q1 as the best tablet UMPC. So the W100 and the Samsung Tape are for me the best options out of all the new range of tablets – promised or vapourware. When they come….when are they coming?

The Libretto W100 runs Windows 7 on a 1.2Ghz Pentium processor, boasts a 62GB SSD and 2GB of RAM, and features a Webcam, a USB port, a MicroSD slot, and Bluetooth.

Palm rejection on the Viliv X70 – not so good

Finally got a chance to capture some results from my Palm rejection test on the Viliv X70.

As you can see there’s no palm rejection. You have to carefully ink without touching the screen at all or you get a lot of vectoring.

I won’t be buying an iPad but I will be buying a Slate/Tablet machine this year

Engagdget has their hands on a HP presentation showing the differences between the ipad and the HP slate. Like we needed a leaked ppt.

There’s talk about it being a chopped up netbook; duh, so do we say any tablet PC’s in the last 10 years have been chopped up laptops? It’s a silly argument.

Performance wise I’ve been turned around by Windows 7 on both my convertible tablet and my low spec’d Pentium M ultra portable. Win 7 is a game changer on these machines and stops me from longing for a useable Linux tablet. So Win 7 should be more than enough for the HP slate, to send emails, browse the web, consume your social media of choice. I have used the Pentium M machine for photoshop – but it doesn’t mean I like it. Seriously, leave the heavy lifting for the home PC, desktop, whatever and use the UMPC’s, slates, <1kg machines for what they’re meant to be used for.

Loving the ipad for and against that’s going on

The best part about all the press that’s been stirred up by the iPad debate going on around the web is the attention it’s bringing to the market segment. 1 year ago hardly anyone knew what a slate/tablet PC was. Now everyone does. And the fact that 600,000 iPads have been sold means that other manufacturers can proceed with their own with a mraket segment now defined and sales assured.

Sales assured? Because the iPad is such a disabled machine. No flash, no SD, no 3G, not a stand alone computer (you need another computer to activate the stupid thing), no charging from a PC (way to try and force you to buy a Mac Steven). So much has been truned off or simply not put in that I rate the iPad as a half a computer.

The HP Slate, the Microsoft Courier, the ICD Ultra: these look the goods. Fully functioning slates that allow you to actually use them as computers if you want and not just big phones. Don’t get me wrong, I’m actually aMac Fan, I own more than 10 Apple computers including a Cube, a couple of Lampshade iMac’s, powerbook and Macbook Pro. But the iPhone is 3/4 of a phone and the iPad is half a computer.

Bring on the Tablets 2010.