News – UMPCs Get 3G-Enabled, HP Bets Sony Batteries Safe, Flybook V33i 2.6 Pound Tablet

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Sierra Wireless Supports 3G for Intel UMPC Platform

Sierra Wireless has collaborated with Intel to provide embedded 3G in Ultra Mobile PCs. The new hardware update will allow UMPC users to connect to high-speed wireless 3G networks growing worldwide.

“Sierra Wireless is pleased to collaborate with Intel to provide seamless 3G-enabled connectivity options for the UMPC platform,” said Trent Punnett, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Corporate Development for Sierra Wireless. “Bringing high-quality 3G connections to Ultra Mobile PC devices allows for true on-the-go applications. We believe this will lead to the development of many innovative mobile devices, and we look forward to working with our OEM customers to bring these leading edge products to market.”

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HP Bets Sony Batteries Safe (at least in their laptops)

7.7 million Sony batteries have been recalled by Dell, Fujitsu, Lenovo and Toshiba. HP’s laptop computers also use Sony battery components, yet there is no recall from HP. Will HP beat the odds for any fires starting on their mobile computers? Well out of 230 million laptops, there have been 47 fires since 2001. Heck what are the chances an HP user will get burned? Hopefully less of a chance that HP is tapping your phone!


Flybook V33i 2.6 Pound Tablet Computer

A review of Dialogue’s new Flybook V33i Tablet computer is now posted by the Carrypad UMPC Journal. Although the new Flybook does not run on Windows XP Tablet PC Edition, it does carry some very impressive wireless connectivity options. HSDPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS, GSM and EDGE / GPRS / GSM are all onboard. Throw in an ATI Radeon GPU for graphics and a 1.1 GHz Pentium M CPU all in a 2.6 pound package and you’ve got quite the mobile maverick. Read more…



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