LG Electronics announces the launch of their latest netbook, the LG X140, featuring Windows 7 Starter Edition, a 1.83 GHz Intel Atom Processor, 2GB of RAM, and a 320GB SATA HDD.
The netbook features LG’s Smart POP functionality which allows users to:
- Easily transfer files and folders between the PC and mobile phones
- Dial and message functionality which allows users to make calls or send SMS messages direct from a netbook
- Contacts and Outlook Sync functionality which allows users to automatically synchronize all contact info on mobile phones and Outlook
The X140 also features Smart On 2.0 which provides quick access to email and a menu of frequently used functions within 5 seconds of booting the netbook.
Other features and specs include:
Missed this one last week. Verizon Wireless announced a new netbook mobile broadband bundle in the form of the Samsung N150. The 10.1 inch netbook is available for a mere $49.99 after a $100 dollar mail-in rebate and a new two year agreement for a Verizon Wireless mobile broadband plan.
The N150 has the following specs:
MSI and Los Angeles Dodger fans will love this one. The two organizations have partnered to bring about special Dodger limited edition versions of the MSI Wind Top AE2220 All-in-One PC and the MSI Wind U135DX netbook. And..
To mark this occasion, the Dodgers will be having an “MSI Night” at Dodger stadium tomorrow night (July 9th) where MSI co-founder, Henry Lu, will be unveiling the new products as well as throwing out the first pitch of the game.
Gateway expanded their netbook product portfolio with yesterday’s announcement of the new LT32 series of netbooks. Straddling that hazy line between netbooks and thin-and-light notebooks, the LT32 aims to deliver high-definition multimedia playback support via a combination of AMD Neo processors, ATI graphics, and an HD-resolution 11.6 inch display.
Features and specs to the LT32 include:
Get ready for webOS-powered connected mobile devices people.
HP announced yesterday it has completed the acquisition of Palm Inc. for $5.70 per share of Palm common stock in cash. According to the press release, the acquisition of the company will provide HP “significant headway into one of technology’s fastest-growth segments with Palm’s innovative webOS platform and family of smartphones, plus a rich portfolio of intellectual property from the smartphone pioneer.
Todd Bradley, executive VP of the Personal Systems Group at HP had this to say:
"With webOS, HP will deliver its customers a unique and compelling experience across smartphones and other mobility products”
The new Palm business unit will be headed up by Jon Rubinstein, former Palm chairman and CEO, and will report to Todd Bradley. Palm will remain responsible for webOS s/w development and HP will integrate webOS into future mobile devices such as smartphones, slate PCs, and of course, netbooks.
Should be exciting to see what HP has in store.
== Press Release ==
HP Completes Palm Acquisition
Accelerates HP’s growth in $100 billion smartphone and connected mobile device markets
PALO ALTO, Calif., July 1, 2010
MSI is out with a slightly updated Wind U135 netbook, now known as the U135DX. The new 10 inch portable features a slightly faster processor in the form of the Intel Atom N455 processor, support for up to 2GB of DDR3 RAM, an LED backlit display, and a battery life of up to 7 hours. There’s a color print film on the chassis that protects the netbook from everyday wear and tear as well as improvements such as a chiclet keyboard and a wider touchpad. Expect the U135DX in August for £229.
This really shouldn’t come as a surprise to most of you but the latest rumor on the Google Chrome browser/OS front is the notion that Google will bundle Adobe Flash with the system. Ah yes – a nice little poke at systems without support for Flash (ahem .. iPad?).
Of course Flash on a netbook is already a very painful experience – at least in the high definition video arena. Sure 10.1 will fix this for systems running NVIDIA and ATI graphics but the vast majority of Intel-integrated graphics systems will still perform rather poorly with Flash video.
While the primary focus of the upcoming Google Chromium OS is the netbook form factor, this doesn’t mean Google isn’t considering other form factors for the browser-based OS. If you head on over to http://dev.chromium.org/chromium-os/user-experience/form-factors, you’ll find a variety of possible form factors for the Chromium OS – everything from tablets to laptops to desktop systems to large-screen displays. For each form factor, Google outlines the changes to the user interface one might expect with the Chromium OS.
On the netbook front, one would expect: