News Bits: Lenovo Announces Battery Recall, Gigabyte to Debut its First UMPC at CeBit, Amtek’s T770 Vistagami UMPC

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Lenovo Announces Battery Recall

Lenovo, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, announced today the voluntary recall of approximately 205,000 extended-life, 9-cell battery packs. Lenovo will offer customers free-of-charge replacements for all recalled battery packs. It has been confirmed that notebooks containing the recalled battery packs may overheat, posing a potential safety hazard to users.

The battery packs were sold with new notebooks or as optional or replacement battery packs on the models listed below.

  • R60 and R60e Series
  • T60 and T60p Series
  • Z60m, Z61e, Z61m and Z61p Series

These models may have shipped with either regular or extended-life, 9-cell battery packs and only some of the larger extended-life, 9-cell battery packs with the part number FRU P/N 92P1131 are being recalled.

For more information visit Lenovo website

Read More (BusinessWire)

Gigabyte to Debut its First UMPC at CeBit

The Gigabyte U60 UMPC will have a built-in QWERTY keyboard that slides out of the main body, a 6.5-inch screen, a 1.8″ 20GB and 30GB HDD, Wi-Fi b/g, 2 USB ports and SD/MMC memory card reader. No word yet on pricing or availability, but with CeBit around the corner I am sure we will find out the rest of the specs soon.

Read More (Gizmodo)

Amtek’s T770 Vistagami UMPC

Looking a little different then what was originally spotted at CES, with its black housing the T770 is making its way to the market. Amtek’s T770 will be sporting a few new features compared to its predecessor the T700.

Amtek T770 specs:

  • CPU: C7M 1.2GHz
  • Chipset: VX700M
  • Memory: 1 SODIM slot (max 1GB)
  • Battery: 26W/hr
  • HDD: 2.5″ 40GB
  • Screen: 7″ (800×480)
  • Stereo speakers
  • SD Card slot
  • 1.3 megapixel camera
  • WiFi, Bluetooth 2.0
  • 2x USB 2.0
  • Cradle connector
  • Weight 850gm
  • OS: XP and Vista support

No word yet on pricing or availability, all we know is it’s coming soon, so keep checking back for updates.

Read More (Origami Portal)

 

 

 

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