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Hands on with the Android Toshiba AC100 smartbook

Hands on with the Android Toshiba AC100 smartbook

By 22 June 2010

In an attempt to bridge the gap between your phone and your notebook, Toshiba has now bashed out an Android 2.1 smartbook in the form of the Toshiba AC100, which we've managed to get hands-on with the device. The Toshiba AC100 features a modified version... >>

VIDEO: Toshiba AC100 Android smartbook

VIDEO: Toshiba AC100 Android smartbook

By 21 June 2010

It's an interesting conundrum. Will the gap between your smartphone and your notebook be filled by tablet style devices such as the iPad or the Dell Streak, or will "smartbooks", which have the compactness of a netbook, but offer a more mobile experience,... >>

HP Compaq AirLife 100

HP Compaq AirLife 100

By 17 February 2010

HP's just announced Compaq AirLife 100, a new Android-based smartbook, is being shown off at the Mobile World Congress event and we were on hand to grab some live pics of the new portable device. From the photos you'll see the 92% full size keyboard,... >>

HP announces Compaq AirLife 100 Android-based touch smartbook

HP announces Compaq AirLife 100 Android-based touch smartbook

By 12 February 2010

HP has announced the launch of the Compaq AirLife 100, a new Android-based smartbook, for want of a better word, that's due to launch via Telefonica (so O2 in the UK) this spring. Looking very much like a proof of concept we saw at CES, with Qualcomm's... >>

VIDEO: Lenovo Skylight shown off

VIDEO: Lenovo Skylight shown off

By 5 January 2010

Lenovo's just announced Skylight - a new mobile consumer device in the "smartbook" category - gets shown off here in this promo video. Hit play to see the new not-a-netbook's 10-inch screen, curvy clamshell design and web-widget-based interface. Lenovo... >>

Stylish Lenovo Skylight smartbook revealed

Stylish Lenovo Skylight smartbook revealed

By 5 January 2010

Lenovo has chosen CES as the venue for an interesting new launch as the Lenovo Skylight, the first ARM-based processor smartbook device based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chipset platform, makes its official debut. Claiming to combine the best of smartphones... >>

Freescale unveils 7-inch "smartbook" tablet

Freescale unveils 7-inch "smartbook" tablet

By 4 January 2010

The "smartbook" concept is due to be turned into a real world, next-gen product with the news that Freescale Semiconductor has unveiled a "tablet reference design". Featuring a 7-inch touchscreen (said to be four times the viewing area of a typical smartphone)... >>

Qualcomm planning smartbook assault

Qualcomm planning smartbook assault

By 20 November 2009

Qualcomm has been showing off a bevy of devices called Smartbooks that the company thinks could be poised to swallow up the netbook market by outmanoeuvring them in their core strengths - the small-and-light and always-on-connectivity arenas. The model... >>

Nokia to launch ARM-based smartbook

Nokia to launch ARM-based smartbook

By 26 August 2009

Taiwanese manufacturing sources are reporting that Nokia's just announced netbook range, currently comprising of the Nokia Booklet 3G, is set to grow - and in an interesting direction. DigiTimes states: "Nokia, in addition to its recently unveiled netbook,... >>

VIDEO: Qualcomm's smartbooks vision

VIDEO: Qualcomm's smartbooks vision

By 1 June 2009

We've brought you news of Qualcomm's "vision" for a new category of mobile devices under the "smartbooks" umbrella and now you can see the vision brought to life in video, complete with uplifting instrumental soundtrack, healthy, happy young folk and... >>