MIDs archive

  • Inbrics to reveal M1 Android-based MID at MWC
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    Inbrics to reveal M1 Android-based MID at MWC

    By 8 February 2010

    Inbrics has announced it is to launch the Android-based MID M1 at next week's Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona. The "smartphone-like device" offers a 3.7-inch AMOLED touchscreen display and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Specs include Wi-Fi, GPS,...

  • Moorestown-based LG GW990 demoed at Intel keynote
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    Moorestown-based LG GW990 demoed at Intel keynote

    By 8 January 2010

    LG featured in Paul Otellini's Intel CES keynote, with the world's first demo of the next-gen LG GW990 handset. Based on the Intel Moorestown platform and running the Linux-based Moblin 2.1 operating system, the GW990 is a MID - a mobile internet device...

  • Moorestown-based MID from Wistron shown off
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    Moorestown-based MID from Wistron shown off

    By 28 October 2009

    Intel is to launch its Moorestown Atom platform for MIDs (Mobile Internet Devices) sometime early next year and we got a sneak peak at an upcoming device from Taiwanese OEM Wistron. The un-named device was on display at the Ericsson booth at the Taiwan...

  • VIDEO: Dell Streak Android-based MID leaked on film
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    VIDEO: Dell Streak Android-based MID leaked on film

    By 23 October 2009

    Video footage of the Dell Streak - a 5-inch, touchscreen, Android-based mobile internet device, or MID - has hit the net. Tinhte has gotten hold of one of the mythical machines and it looks like a pretty nifty internet tablet-type offering, although being...

  • Dell developing mobile internet device
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    Dell developing mobile internet device

    By 30 June 2009

    If reports in the Wall St Journal are correct, engineers at Dell are developing a pocket-sized Mobile Internet Device (or MID) which will run Google's Android operating system. Two people, who have seen early prototypes, say that it's a little bigger...

  • ECS shows T800 MID running Android
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    ECS shows T800 MID running Android

    By 4 June 2009

    Among all the devices we’ve seen so far at Computex, ECS had one of the coolest looking mobile internet devices, or MIDs as they're also known as. The T800, as it's currently called, offers an unusual mix of features. First and foremost, the T800's...

  • Toshiba TG01 successors revealed in roadmap leak
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    Toshiba TG01 successors revealed in roadmap leak

    By 15 April 2009

    Thought you couldn't wait until the Toshiba TG01 launches? Well, you might want to hold your horses until you see what else Toshiba has planned for the rest of the year and into 2010. If newly-leaked documents are the real deal, then Toshiba is planning...

  • Nokia's futuristic Nautilus touchscreen phone leaked
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    Nokia's futuristic Nautilus touchscreen phone leaked

    By 9 April 2009

    News of major launches from Nokia will see the mobile maker "finally embrace the touchscreen movement", reports TheStreet.com The finance-focused site has the skinny on the news from "industry sources" via analysts that Nokia is to introduce "three devices...

  • Intel announces 2GHz Atom processor
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    Intel announces 2GHz Atom processor

    By 8 April 2009

    MIDs will be faster in future, thanks to a launch from Intel. The chip-maker has announced that a new Atom processor is to be released - the 2GHz Z550. Making the year anniversary of the Atom family, Intel senior vice president Anand Chandrasekher revealed...

  • VIDEO: Samsung launches WiMAX Mondi
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    VIDEO: Samsung launches WiMAX Mondi

    By 1 April 2009

    Samsung has announced the launch of the Samsung Mondi, describing it as the most advanced mobile WiMAX enabled handheld device in the US. The Windows Mobile 6.1-powered touchscreen MID will launch in the States on the Clear mobile WiMAX service from Clearwire...

  • Nvidia promises $99 HD MIDs
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    Nvidia promises $99 HD MIDs

    By 17 February 2009

    Nvidia has introduced a new platform, based on the Nvidia Tegra 600 Series computer-on-a-chip that the company says will enable $99, always-on, always-connected HD mobile internet devices that will go days between battery charges. "Mobile internet devices...

  • LG working on Moorestown-based MIDs
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    LG working on Moorestown-based MIDs

    By 16 February 2009

    LG has announced deals with Intel, Ericsson and Qualcomm for collaboration on future products. LG and Intel's collaboration is on mobile internet devices (MIDs) based on Intel's next-gen MID hardware platform, "Moorestown", and Linux-based Moblin v2.0...

  • Archos to launch Android-based Internet Media Tablet
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    Archos to launch Android-based Internet Media Tablet

    By 9 February 2009

    Archos has announced it is to launch an "ultra-thin Internet Media Tablet combined with a mobile phone" based on both its own and Google's Android operating system. Android will mean the IMT (as Archos calls it) will get all the "functionalities of a...

  • O2 launches XDA Flint
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    O2 launches XDA Flint

    By 14 January 2009

    O2 has unveiled the O2 Xda Flint, describing it as an innovative handheld device specifically targeted at the education sector. O2 says with the Flint, "ideal for students and teachers alike", users can load eBooks onto the device to make electronic notes,...

  • Skype "Lite" release for Android and Java phones
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    Skype "Lite" release for Android and Java phones

    By 8 January 2009

    Skype has announced the release of a lite (their spelling) version of Skype, a "thin" client for Skype that can be downloaded on Android-powered devices, as well as more than 100 other Java-enabled mobile phones. The software now makes Skype software...

  • OQO announces model 2+ MID
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    OQO announces model 2+ MID

    By 8 January 2009

    OQO, the company that makes the world's smallest fully-functional Windows Vista PC, has announced the new "model 2+" with Intel Atom processor, the world's first PC OLED display with worldwide 3G capability. Based on the 1.86GHz Intel Atom processor,...

  • Archos 7 steps out
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    Archos 7 steps out

    By 2 November 2008

    Knowing how much Pocket-lint readers love Archos, we grabbed a few shots of the new Archos 7, announced back in August, but not yet seen out and about, making its debut at Stuff Live. Unlike the Archos 5 we recently reviewed, the Archos 7 doesn’t really...

  • IMOVIO launches iKIT
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    IMOVIO launches iKIT

    By 21 October 2008

    IMOVIO has launched the iKIT, a tiny device angled as an alternative to both a smartphone and a netbook. The iKIT is a "Pocket Mobile Companion" measuring 95mm by 65mm by 15.5mm, weighing 113 grams and is described as "as portable as a mobile phone"....

  • Archos 5 Internet Media Tablet review
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    Archos 5 Internet Media Tablet review

    By 21 October 2008

    Archos' latest media player promises to be more than just a device that lets you listen to music and the odd music video on the go, so has it succeeded? We get watching to find out. In the past Archos has never really paid attention to design. The portable...

  • Datawind launches PocketSurfer 2R
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    Datawind launches PocketSurfer 2R

    By 1 October 2008

    Claiming to deliver "the next generation of mobile internet" is the second model in the PocketSurfer line-up from Datawind. The new model is an upgrade of the PocketSurfer 2, which is now going to be phased out. The new PocketSurfer 2R basically allows...

  • McAfee extends coverage to Intel lappies and MIDs
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    McAfee extends coverage to Intel lappies and MIDs

    By 21 August 2008

    Owners of Intel-based laptops and Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs) are soon going to be able to load their machines with McAfee's suite of security and data encryption tools. The mobile content security for MIDs will be based on the Intel Atom processor...

  • Lenovo launches IdeaPad U8
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    Lenovo launches IdeaPad U8

    By 18 August 2008

    It was only earlier this month that Lenovo unveiled the Eee-rivalling IdeaPad S10. Now the company has launched, (at the Beijing Olympic Games no less), the IdeaPad U8. According to online reports, this is an Asia-only launch for the mo, but here's the...

  • Fujitsu U2010 Lifebook - specs revealed
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    Fujitsu U2010 Lifebook - specs revealed

    By 29 July 2008

    It's been spotted and snapped at various tradeshows around the world, but now Fujitsu has finally released the tech specs for its 5.6-inch Lifebook - the U2010. Well - sort of released - the details have cropped up on a Vietnamese website called Tinhe...

  • Toshiba unveils mini-PC concept
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    Toshiba unveils mini-PC concept

    By 27 July 2008

    Toshiba has released a little something that could take some of the limelight from that host of mini-PCs that are now flooding the market following on from the success of the Asus Eee PC. So we have the Acer Aspire, the Asus Eee and the MSI Wind in its...

  • Ubuntu's Hardy Heron comes to UMPCs
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    Ubuntu's Hardy Heron comes to UMPCs

    By 25 June 2008

    The latest Ubuntu update, codenamed Hardy Heron, has been available for download since the end of April. But now specific versions of the operating system have been launched for UMPCs - first up for McCaslin (e.g., the Samsung Q1 Ultra) and Menlow-based...