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NEC brings back the clamshell PDA with the LifeTouch Note

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When I was in high school, I had a Psion Revo clamshell PDA, which was basically a 5″ screen with keyboard and stylus input. As with most PDAs of that era, it was a great idea that simply couldn’t be exe…

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Compaq Airlife 100 Android netbook specs revealed

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Compaq Airlife 100 Android netbook specs revealed

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A product page for the Compaq Airlife 100 is up, and with it is a fresh batch of specs for anyone who had questions about HP’s first Android smartbook. You may remember the Airlife as that not-a-smartphone…

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HP Android smartbook concept reborn as Compaq Airlife 100

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HP Android smartbook concept reborn as Compaq Airlife 100

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HP showcased an Android smartbook/netbook concept at CES but said it was made “just as a concept to show what we can do.” Well the concept must have impressed quite a few people as HP has elected to re…

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HiVision Android-based netbook gets a video review

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HiVision Android-based netbook gets a video review

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The netbook/slate/tablet market is starting to get very crowded, but I’m starting to wonder if any of it makes any sense. Case in point: Hivision’s PWS700CA netbook, which is based on Android. An…

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Hands-on with enTourage eDGe dualbook ereader/netbook

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Hands-on with enTourage eDGe dualbook ereader/netbook

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The enTourage eDGe has a strange way of spelling its name but a bit less peculiar set-up than I originally anticipated. The Edge is “the world’s first dualbook” and includes an Android-pow…

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Acer Aspire One D250 Android netbook makes its way into reviewers hands

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Acer Aspire One D250 Android netbook makes its way into reviewers hands

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A few days ago we finally saw the official introduction of the Android netbook that has been long rumored to be coming from Acer. It was also added to Amazon as a pre-order listing but despite some excitement from…

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Acer’s dual-booting Android/Windows XP netbook now available for pre-order

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Acer’s dual-booting Android/Windows XP netbook now available for pre-order

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The once rumored Android powered netbook from Acer has become a little more of a reality. And I only say that because while it has been listed with Amazon, at this time it is only available as a pre-order item and no…

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Acer Android netbook rumor returns, suggests it will be available for the holiday season

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Acer Android netbook rumor returns, suggests it will be available for the holiday season

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Up to this point we have seen more than our fair share, or for that matter, needed rumors dealing with an Android-based netbook from Acer. And now once again that rumor is back. The latest is coming from Gizmodo, w…

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Rumor: Acer set to launch their dual-boot Android, Windows XP netbook in August

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Rumor: Acer set to launch their dual-boot Android, Windows XP netbook in August

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Still being placed firmly in the rumor category, we have seen a new report that is calling for Acer to launch their dual-booting netbook as early as next month. The news rumor is coming courtesy of the Chinese-la…

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New Android smartbook and tablet seen in video

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New Android smartbook and tablet seen in video

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Freescale promised to help deliver ultra-cheap netbooks running on the Android platform, but first they unveiled a tablet and smartbook using both their products and the Google Android operating system. Vi…

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Video: GNB’s 7-inch Android powered netbook

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Video: GNB’s 7-inch Android powered netbook

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Recently, Android on netbooks has becoming a little more popular, or at least a little more real in regards to having some video proof as opposed to just concept type announcements. The latest is coming from GNB…

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Acer Android netbook is more XP than Android

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Acer Android netbook is more XP than Android

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Acer said they would develop an Android netbook, and the Taiwanese company plans to deliver on that promise. Sort of. It turns out that Acer’s “Android” netbook is actually a Windows XP-po…

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BenQ announces plans for Android phone, netbook in 2010

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BenQ announces plans for Android phone, netbook in 2010

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Joining the list of those who are currently planning to release an Android based device is BenQ. Just recently they have announced plans to have an Android based smartphone as well as a netbook ready for the publ…

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Acer demos Android on a netbook — with Firefox

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Acer demos Android on a netbook — with Firefox

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Once again we are going back to seeing Android running on a netbook, which up to this point, while neat has been less than usable. The most recent was shown off by Acer during Computex and they tossed in an interest…

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Dell demos the Mini 10v running Android Cupcake, still does not mean it will be available

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Dell demos the Mini 10v running Android Cupcake, still does not mean it will be available

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Dell, or more specifically Doug Anson a Technology Strategist at Dell has offered up a nice video of the recently released Dell Mini 10v netbook running a few different operating systems. He highlights the Min…

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