Taiwanese electronics company Universal Microelectronics, or UMEC for short, has an interesting looking videophone on display at IFA 2009. This is certainly something different for Android and a break in the mold for UMEC. The device offers a beefy ARM Cortex A8 processor along with a 10.1’’ capacitive 1280 x 720 pixel touchscreen. Naturally, there is a built in DECT phone, as well as HDMI output, an integrated camera, a USB-host for keyboard and/or mouse, and Ethernet. Although it is just a prototype at the moment, it is an early look at what will be available shortly for OEMs and other potential resellers.
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There seem to be at least two Android based netbooks knocking around at the moment. We have information on both the i-Buddie prototype, which is currently making its way around the blog sites, but also the Skytone Alpha-680 .
The i-Buddie news is based around a Youtube video (at the bottom of this post) by an Android and Linux enthusiast that goes by the name of leemgs. The video shows Android running on a 10.2 inch display, Intel Atom N270. The whole thing seems to run like a large G1 and overall the video leaves us slightly underwhelmed given the hype behind the Android netbook principle. But all is not lost. Skytone may [...]
Well, photos like these are to be expected now that the official release of the G1 is only days away. So here you have it – Rizzn.com has posted a few photos of what he claims is an HTC Dream / T-Mobile G1 that he managed to get thanks to some contacts at Google.
The photos are not large by any means, but they are well exposed and nice and clear. You don’t get stuff like that too often in spy shots. In any event, stay tuned here next week to get live photos and video of the T-Mobile G1 from the launch event, which I’ll be at.
The device in the photos lacks any obvious branding and has the markings of one of [...]
This is far from a sure thing, but a device that could be the HTC Dream has been caught on video running Android. This white smartphone in the video looks the part of what we have been led to expect from HTC’s Dream – a slide-up display that reveals a QWERTY keyboard and a d-pad controller that is available at all times.