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  1. Phoxus

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    Vega: Android Leaps from Phone to Tablet
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    One of the promises of Google’s Android operating system has always been that it need not stay confined to powering cell phones. That’s already starting to come to fruition, with an Android netbook on the way from Acer and both the Barnes & Noble Nook and the Spring Design Alex eReaders also launching soon with Android under the hood (thought apparently it’s no accident the latter two devices are so similar).

    Now there’s another Android device on deck that’s not a phone, dubbed Vega. Made by Seattle-based company Innovative Converged Devices, the Vega is a tablet-like device with a detachable stand to prop it up, running Android 2.0 (the same version used in the Motorola Droid).

    The device, slated to launch in the first half of 2010, will actually come in three sizes: 7, 11 and 15-inches. It will support connectivity via Wi-Fi as well as 3G, and be available at reportedly “low cost” (read: subsidized) from major carriers throughout North America, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East.

    Designed to be put to flexible use throughout the home, the Vega will feature high-definition entertainment and a touchscreen along with a webcam, Bluetooth support, accelerometer, 512MB RAM and storage via microSD. The brain of the machine will be NVIDIA’s Tegra processor, a high-powered combination CPU and graphics chip that was designed for low power consumption and long battery life.

    There’s no word on what that “low cost” price may be, and it may end up varying by carrier as well (no word on whether you’ll be able to buy it outright without 3G yet, either). Nonetheless, the Vega is certainly an interesting entrant into the once again nascent tablet device playing field, with the Apple Tablet and the Microsoft Courier being the two hot tablets that no one will admit are real yet.

    Check out a few more images of the Vega below. Do you see a place for these tablet devices in the home? What would the price need to be for you to pick one up? Would you rather it run Android, Mac OS X, Windows, or something else?

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    ALSO - PART 2


    Acer's dual-boot Aspire One AOD250 netbook gets doubly official
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    Alright, so we've already seen this one in the wild and up for pre-order, but it's not everyday that someone releases a dual-boot Android / Windows XP netbook, so we can understand Acer wanting to get extra official with its new Aspire One AOD250 model. Of course, this one's about as standard as it gets once you move beyond its dual OS nature, including an 10.1-inch WSVGA screen, Atom N280 processor, 1GB of RAM, a 160GB hard drive, and a six-cell battery. You can get it in your choice of four different colors though, and the $349.99 list price is certainly right for anyone looking for an easy way to jump into Android.



    Of course none of this was written by me. Source
     
  2. Phoxus

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    Anyone up for this Sexy thing?
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    Lenovo's detachable-screen laptop

    Lenovo announced the impressively quirky IdeaPad U1 Hybrid: an 11.6-inch laptop with a multi-touch screen that can be removed from the laptop casing to become a standalone touchscreen tablet.

    As a laptop, the split-personality Hybrid runs Windows 7 with an Intel Core 2 Duo processor. As a tablet, it runs Lenovo's Skylight interface with the 1GHz Snapdragon chip. (That's the same one found inside Google's just-announced Nexus One phone.)

    Lenovo is also debuting its 10-inch Skylight smartbook at the show.


    MORE HERE

    http://www.engadget.com/2010/01/05/lenovo-ideapad-u1-hybrid-hands-on-and-impressions/
     
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    SWEEEEEEEEEETTTTTTTT!!!!!!
    Great thread!! Thanks for the post.
     
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    the concept is very sexy, but the design is hella ugly

    i wish i could design my own electronics and have someone else bring it to life
     
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    Vega has the Tegra chip...did not know that. Pretty sweet.

    Excellent post Phoxus. Thanks for sharing
     
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    saw a video of the Lenovo one. scrolling seems ridiculously laggy
     
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    Is it Tegra or Tegra 2?
     
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    There is so much WIN in this thread.

    That detachable screen laptop is teh sex.
     
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    I like the Lenovo's detachable-screen laptop put Android in that thing and you got a winner.
     
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    This is something like I want to get. It is a touch-screen netbook, you can turn the screen and fold it down, so you basically have a tablet if you want, but the netbook aspect is still there.

    ASUS Eee PC T91 review -- Engadget

    That being said, I will be holding off for a while.
     
  11. Phoxus

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    That's quite awesome! I actually have a Eee netbook (for my girlfriend)

    It works magnificently and UNREAL battery.

    That I'm sure can be dual booting Android/Windows XP or whatever OS

    no problem
     
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    iPad will have some serious competition from that Vega. The Vega may be thicker but it looks widescreen and does a whole lot more.