Hard-core Linux and Mac enthusiasts have been left to their own devices as far as touch screen tablet PCs are concerned. Sure, a number of special-purpose Linux tablets are available, but so far, tablet PCs running on a generic, all-purpose Linux software have been few. Now, a company specialized in mini PCs are barebone systems, [...]
Archive for September 23rd, 2009
Recently, HP has developed many products for modern homes where PCs and other electronic devices are regarded tools that make life easier. For instance, when we had an opportunity to try out HP’s large touch screen tablet (TouchSmart) for kitchen or living room, we were surprised how much software HP had created that complemented the [...]
NewsFactor – Philips Electronics spin-off IREX Technologies introduced a new e-reader Wednesday that will operate over the Verizon Wireless 3G network and be sold nationwide by select Best Buy stores, beginning next month. The new Linux-powered device is equipped with an 8.1-inch touchscreen featuring stylus navigation and easy-to-read E Ink technology.
PC World – Things got a little more crowded in the ebook reader market Wednesday as IREX Technologies, a pioneer in e-paper technology, rolled out its first consumer reader for the U.S., the stylus-driven IREX DR800SG.The beige unit features an 8.1-inch e-paper display, a Qualcomm 3G wireless adapter which links to the Verizon Wireless network, [...]
PC World – Indian mobile phone users will be able to retain their mobile numbers even if they switch service providers from Dec. 31, according to the country’s Ministry of Communications & IT.
PC World – On the one-year anniversary of the debut of Google’s Android mobile software on its first handset, the T-Mobile G1, Taiwanese mobile phone service provider Far EasTone raised the number of Android smartphones it plans to launch this year.
Germany’s Deutsche Telekom, the parent company of T-Mobile USA, is in talks with Clearwire and MetroPCS about gaining access to spectrum, so it can expand its 4G network.
Computer chip maker Intel said it is backing an open-source operating system for mobile devices, called Moblin, to look beyond its core business of microprocessors and into software.