Tag: RIM

$200 Chrome OS Tablet by Freescale

Posted by – 09/03/2010

[via thechromesource.com]

So it does exist. I had heard that there was going to be a Chrome OS tablet at the Mobile World Congress, and sure enough we finally see in a somewhat lengthy video the folks from Freescale showing off their prototype with a 7″ screen. This was the same model that was shown at CES running Android. The cost? Around $200, running on hardware in the form factor of their model known as the i.MX51. The video shows some locally cached video playback in HTML5:

Palm Pre unboxing video

Posted by – 01/02/2010

[via tracyandmatt.co.uk]

I realise that the Palm Pre has been around for a while but it’s taken some effort to get our hands on a review unit as they are in such short supply. This is one that James and I were really looking forward to putting through its paces as we’d heard mostly good things about WebOS.

The Palm Pre

Having played with the Pre for a while over the weekend I have to say that I am initially quite impressed. The user interface is smooth and intuitive and I like the way email is handled. There’s also mutitasking here so you can have many apps running at once, unlike the iPhone, you don’t have to close one app to go to another!