News Bits: HP 2710p Tablet now has Sprint EV-DO Rev A, Asus R2Hv Spotted on their Website, Philips Reveals Cliniscape Medical Tablet

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HP integrates Sprint EV-DO Rev A in 2710p Tablet PC

HP announced yesterday that they’ll be offering EV-DO via Sprint in several of their business laptops. The 8510p, 6510p, 6910p and 2710p notebooks will all offer this feature from Sprint. If you sign up for a two-year contract then you get 1 month of free service. Previous to this announcement HP only offered Verizon EV-DO as an option.

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Asus R2Hv spotted on their website

The newest version of the R2H is now on Asus’ website. This slate tablet has been a user favorite since it’s release, so I am sure the upgrades will be appreciated. The R2Hv has integrated GPS, a 7-inch widescreen touchscreen display, Bluetooth, WLAN 802.11a/b/g and many security features. There is no word on when it will be available to order, but my guess is very soon.

Thanks to forum member chinesefireball121 for the tip.

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Philips reveals Cliniscape medical Tablet PC

Tablet PCs have gained some of their popularity in specialized fields like medicine and it is obvious why. The Cliniscape is designed by Intel’s Digital Health Group, and features a Core Solo processor with 1GB of RAM, a 60GB hard drive and a10.4-inch touchscreen.

It also has a custom installation of Vista Business, 802.11n, RFID and Bluetooth radios, barcode scanner, 2 megapixel camera, 3.5-hour battery and a single USB port. All of these features are packed into a sealed "medical-grade" enclosure that can be wiped clean with disinfectant and withstand a 1 meter drop. The Cliniscape has an expected release date sometime in Spring 2008.

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Lenovo rugged laptop in the works?

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Matt Kohut from Lenovo just got back from a trip to the Lenovo Innovation Center in Beijing, China. On the company’s official blog,, Matt reports that he saw a ruggedized PC made by Lenovo that was previously unknown to those of us outside China. There’s no official word this rugged PC would ever be sold outside of China, but on the blog post about this laptop the question is asked whether anyone would be interested in a truly ruggedized ThinkPad.

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Clearwire introduces high-speed wireless PC card

Clearwire Corporation has announced that its first mobile broadband wireless PC card is now available. The card uses Motorola’s pre-WiMAX OFDM technology and receives power from the notebook computer. The Clearwire card is designed to work with Clearwire’s wireless networks and can provide up to a 1.5Mbps connection speed. The card is available now in all Clearwire markets nationwide and through Clearwire retail locations. It is also available through Clearwire’s authorized local retailers and national partners. Service plans start at $59.99/month and the leases for the card start at $6.99/month.

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