Ubuntu Reveals Its Intentions to Work with Smartphone Makers to Create ATRIX-like Dual Mode Devices

Motorola ATRIX 4G LapdockHere's something juicy. Chris Kenyon, Canonical's head of OEM services, told folks at Computex that the company is currently working with and wishes to talk to other smartphone makers in getting their devices to boot Ubuntu — the third most popular desktop OS — when their phones are docked into devices like the new ASUS Padfone or the [...]

Get Ready for a New Crop of Devices: Smartphone Docking Tablets

CMIT TransPhone PhotoLooks like Motorola's ATRIX faux-netbook docking setup has captured the attention of tablet producers. Two companies at Computex 2011 have just unveiled their vision for a tablet that's powered by its paired smartphone. It's unclear if or which OS the tablets will run on their own. What we do know is that these devices by [...]

ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Gets a $399 Starting Price Tag and a April 26th Release Date

ASUS Eee Pad TransformerIf you've been holding out for the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer, ASUS has just revealed pricing and ship date details for their innovative 10.1-inch, Tegra 2 Android Honeycomb tablet in the United States. Starting April 26th customers can pick up an ASUS Eee Pad Transformer for $399 or $499 with 16GB or 32GB of storage [...]

ASUS Officially Launches the Eee Pad Transformer Powered by Android Honeycomb

ASUS Eee Pad TransformerHow does a 16-hour Android Honeycomb hybrid tablet / notebook sound to you? Today ASUS officially launched the Eee Pad Transformer, which boasts a NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, an IPS 10.1-inch 1280x800 display (178⁰ viewing angle, 10 finger multitouch support), 1GB of RAM, 16/32GB storage options, 1.2MP & 5MP cameras, SD card reader, HDMI, and a [...]

Microsoft’s ‘It’s Very PC,’ ‘It’s Not Very PC’ Ad Campaign to Promote Slates Is Clever

Microsoft, ASUS Eee Slate Ad CampaignI just got a kick out of watching Microsoft's "It's Very PC," "It's Not Very PC" ad campaign, in partnership with ASUS and its upcoming Eee Slate. The ads are clever and highlight how a Windows-powered tablet can work well professionally and for play. In fact, Microsoft is kind of showing that one can use [...]

ASUS Prepping a PC-to-TV Extender Like No Other

ASUS WAVI Xtion GraphicASUS is jumping on the Kinect bandwagon. The company has teamed up with PrimeSense, the folks behind Kinect's 3D motion sensing technology, to create a PC extender that will allow user in the living room or bedroom to play Kinect-like PC games and navigate their media collection on their HDTV with simple gesture motion controls. The [...]

ASUS to Unveil the 12-inch, Core i5, Windows 7 Eee Slate EP121 at CES 2011

ASUS EP121 Teaser VideoTalk about a teaser! ASUS has got a slate like no other (at least that we know of) coming to CES 2011. The slate (aka tablet) is powered by Windows 7, boasts and an impressive 12-inch multi-touch display, and leverages Intel's latest Core i5 processor. In other words, the Eee Slate EP121 is a full-blown [...]

ASUS Reveals Its One-Two Windows 7 Tablet Punch at Computex 2010

ASUS EP101TC Eee PadASUS at Computex in Taipei has unveiled two new tablets that may get Windows 7 tablet naysers an opportunity to reconsider. The 12-inch Eee Pad (EP121) is a tablet / netbook via a foldable keyboard dock. It runs Windows 7 Home Premium and leverages Intel's CULV Core 2 Duo processor. Personally, this form factor appeals [...]