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HTC Desire Z is the QWERTY slider your Android’s been waiting for

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HTC has just announced the Desire Z, an Android-friendly QWERTY slider. Like the T-Mobile G2, the Desire Z features a “pop-out” (don’t call it a slider) QWERTY keyboard with user assigned keys and system-wide shortcuts that let you quickly launch your favorite apps. Around back you’ve got a 5 megapixel camera with flash that’s HD video capable while an 800MHz Qualcomm MSM7230 processor pumps away efficiently inside with HSPA+ and 802.11n radios providing the data. Unlike the US G2, however, the Deisre Z comes loaded with HTC’s enhanced Sense UI and new HTCSense.com services. Look for it to land in major European and Asian markets in October before hitting North America sometime later in 2010.

Toshiba AC100 Android smartbook hits the United Kingdom

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Hey, there little guy! That’s the Toshiba AC100 — an Android 2.1 smartbook with Toshiba’s custom user interface — on show in the UK, where you can now grab one up. The 10.1-inch, 1.9-pounder has yet to show its face anywhere near the US, but as for specs it’s got a 1GHz Tegra 250 SoC, a 32GB SSD, 512MB of DDR2 memory, 802.11n WiFi, optional 3G, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, a 1.3 megapixel webcam, and an HDMI port. While it’s listed on Amazon you still can’t actually order one of these bad boys stateside, but if you’re in the UK, you can grab one up for £292.52 (almost $450) for the non-3G model. Video of the little guy in action back in June is below.

Bmorn E-Pad BM-999 MID & UMPC with 8.9 inch Touch Screen and Android

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Bmorn E-Pad BM-999 Full HD MID & UMPC with WiFi and Bluetooth -  8GB

The latest MID Bmorn E-Pad BM-999 features 8.9 inch Touch LCD, 1024×600 pixels, WSVGA screen, support Virtual QWERTY keyboard and Touch screen input. Adopts Rockchip RK2806 (600MHz) CPU, 128MB DDR-RAM and 8GB memory onboard. Android 1.5 operation system, you can install many tools you need with Android system. Bmorn E-pad is multimedia player that supports MKV、RMVB、FLV、AVI video files, 720p playback. Comes with TV-out and HDMI output interface. There is WiFi 802.11b/g wireless and USB 3G EVDO functions. Compelet accessories comply with this device.

Product page: http://www.ownta.com/bmorn-e-pad-bm-999-mid-and-umpc-with-8.9-inch-touch-screen-and-android-system-8gb.html

Bmorn E-Pad BM-999 MID & UMPC Features:

  • 8.9 inch Touch LCD, 1024×600 pixels, WSVGA screen
  • Input: Virtual QWERTY keyboard, Touch screen
  • Processor: Rockchip RK2806 (600MHz) CPU
  • Memory: 128MB DDR-RAM, 8GB memory onboard
  • MicroSD memory card slot to expand its capacity
  • Built in Android 1.5 operation system
  • WiFi 802.11b/g wireless and 3G (USB interface): USB 3G EVDO
  • Good to be as multimedia player, TV-output and HDMI output interface
  • Support MKV、RMVB、FLV、AVI video files, 720p playback
  • PDF、TXT、CHM、DOC、EXCEL formats compatible
  • MP3, WMA, APE, FLAC, AAC, AC3, WAV, AMR, OGG, DTS etc. music playback
  • 6000mAh li-ion battery

For more Android Table PC, please check: http://www.ownta.com/wholesale-dropship-computers/tablet-pc-mid-and-umpc/

Pre-order Window N5 MP5 PMP Player with Android and G-Sensor

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Window N5 MP5 PMP Player with Android System and G-Sensor – 8GB

This is the first PMP player that adopts Android system. Window N5 is intelligent PMP player that built in Android system, that means there are thousands of applications. Comply with office business, entertainment, PDF, Flash reading, games in one devices. Comes with 5.0 inch 800×480 pixels. Support Widget touch and keypads besides dual operations. Similar with other Window players, Widget built in, DIY your desktop. G-sensor built in, brings more fun to play games, such as Need For Speeds series.

Product page: http://www.ownta.com/window-n5-mp5-pmp-player-with-android-system-and-g-sensor-8gb.html

Window N5 MP5 PMP Player Features:

  • 5.0 inch LCD, 800×480 pixels
  • Android System built in
  • Widget system, support touch and keypads operations.
  • G-sensor, bring more fun to play games
  • Support PDF, FLASH reading
  • 8GB memory onboard

For our newest cheap mp4 players, we recommend ONN V11 to you, here it is: http://www.ownta.com/onn-v11-4.3-inch-mp5-player-with-otg-function-4gb.html

SlingPlayer Mobile for Android review

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The World Cup may have just ended, but whether you’re into football or not, there must have been a point over the last five weeks where you or someone you know moaned about missing a live goal. This is where SlingBox comes in — in case you didn’t know already, it’s a little networked box that piggybacks on your set-top box’s AV and IR ports, thus stuffing your TV experience into your computer or cellphone via WiFi or even 3G. Windows Mobile, Palm OS, Symbian, BlackBerry and iOS have been mingling with the SlingPlayer Mobile app for some time now, and for the same $29.99 tag, Android users can now also join the party. But is the app worth the money? Does it get on with our green bot? Read on to find out.

Acer eBook concept preview: Qualcomm MSM7227 and Android onboard

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My, how the tablets have turned. Despite valiant efforts, even Acer can’t resist the temptation of diving into the ever-expanding e-reader market, but rather than going head to head with Amazon’s Kindle, the company seems to be readying at least one unique creature for release into the mainstream. Thanks to a stop at Qualcomm’s lair here at Computex, we think we may have found the company’s numero dos. In just about every respect, the simply-titled eBook is nothing at all like the LumiRead; in fact, it looks (sort of) like an iPhone 4G after pulling a Mark McGwire. We weren’t told just how large the screen was, but as you can tell from the gallery below, it’s quite long. The device was reportedly made as a way to showcase Qualcomm’s aging MSM7227 processor, and while there’s obviously no way to know if this thing is / isn’t headed for the production line, it was running Android underneath. Unfortunately, responsiveness wasn’t this thing’s strong suit, and it was fairly obvious that the software wasn’t exactly fully baked (we surely hope not, anyway). That said, the form factor could certainly be honed into something practical, and we’re sure they could get the UI humming along a bit smoother if they really put their minds to it. For now, it’s the gallery below… or nothin’.

Cherrypal Asia runs Android on the cheap, comes in 7- and 10.1-inch flavors

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What do you do if you’re CherryPal, and you’ve already released a $118 netbook named Africa? Uh, you replace it with a $99 netbook named the Asia, of course. Actually, CherryPal has slapped together its Asia in two versions, a 7-incher at $99 and a 10.1-incher with an integrated 1.3 megapixel webcam for right around $150, both running Android 1.6 paired to a “good-enough” (their words, not ours) 533MHz ARM9 core sourced from VIA; both are available now.

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MSI Android, Windows 7 tablets launching in June, dualscreen delayed until Q4

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It looks like ASUS won’t be the only Taiwanese manufacturer whipping out new tablets at Computex in early June, and MSI will be joining the party with its Android and Windows 7 touchscreen devices. According to the company, the tablets will come in 8.9- and 10-inch varieties, and will ship sometime in the third quarter. We can’t promise you big M’s Tegra 2 and Atom-powered slates will be all that different from what we’ve been seeing from the others out there, but we are told the pricing will be “extremely aggressive.” That’s intriguing, but unfortunately, that awesome dualscreen tablet we saw at CES is farther behind. According to MSI’s Andy Tung, the hardware implementation is the reason for the delay as the Atom-based tablet is not providing adequate endurance. “The two screens are a major drain on the battery, and even with a higher density battery and the Menlow CPU we are only getting three hours,” he said. It looks like we will be waiting until the fourth quarter to get some two screen action, though we guess we could always pick up an Android and Win 7 slate and tape ‘em together.

According to the company, the tablets will come in 8.9- and 10-inch varieties, and will ship sometime in the third quarter. We can’t promise you big M’s Tegra 2 and Atom-powered slates will be all that different from what we’ve been seeing from the others out there, but we are told the pricing will be “extremely aggressive.” That’s intriguing, but unfortunately, that awesome dualscreen tablet we saw at CES is farther behind. According to MSI’s Andy Tung, the hardware implementation is the reason for the delay as the Atom-based tablet is not providing adequate endurance. “The two screens are a major drain on the battery, and even with a higher density battery and the Menlow CPU we are only getting three hours,” he said. It looks like we will be waiting until the fourth quarter to get some two screen action, though we guess we could always pick up an Android and Win 7 slate and tape ‘em together.

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We’ve been seeing mobile browsers steadily raising their game lately, so it was inevitable that Skyfire would look to shock and awe us with its first release for the Android platform. Version 2.0 introduces a brand new SkyBar — which ironically sits at the bottom of the screen — providing users with a trifecta of new features. Firstly, the Video link serves as a workaround for those pesky “your phone ain’t got no Flash” missives by doing server-side conversions of Flash video into universally comprehensible formats like HTML5. If implemented well, this should be a major coup for the company, particularly in light of a potential iPhone release as well. There’s also a streamlined sharing feature for social networks, and an Explore function that suggests internet content on the basis of what’s currently on display. We’ll be testing out the usefulness of these shortly — for now, hit the source link to get your own Skyfire going.

Update: Check out our hands-on preview of the new browser right here. Hint: it’s pretty awesome.

Motorola launching 20-30 Android phones in 2010

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Some interesting tidbits came out of Motorola’s DEXT launch in Singapore today — CNET Asia had a chance to sit down with Moto’s Asia Pacific VP Spiro Nikolakopoulos, who said that the company would launch between 20 to 30 Android phones globally in 2010. Spiro also said that not every phone would make it to every market, so we’re guessing the true number will be more like 10 if you count regional variants like the CLIQ and the DEXT as one model. Just by our count, Moto’s already pretty close: off the tops of our heads we’ve heard of the Shadow, the Devour, the Backflip, the Ruth, and several others destined for China — rather impressive for a company that was on the brink of collapse just a short while ago. No wonder it’s reconsidering that spinoff, eh?

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