Originatic unveiled their Smart-Leaf line at the CES, a rather clever PC that has both wall and desk mode. The Oasis has a standard keyboard with touchpad intended for personal or business usage, while the Mountain has a stainless steel keyboard and trackball, perfect for kiosk usage. Both have WiFi and a 3mp webcam with angle adjustment, card reader, audio out and 6, count ‘em, 6 USB ports. They have spill-proof LCDs, keyboard lock, are scratch resistant and have the option of a touchscreen. With various amounts of memory and hard drive available, the Oasis’ price starts at $1,899.00 while the Mountain can be yours at a minimum of $2,699.00.
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Imagine a keyboard PC with a 5-inch touchscreen built in. That’s exactly what Asus did with their Eee, unveiled at the recent CES. The screen can be used for browsing while the keyboard itself can be used to stream audio and video when attached to a TV or other screen with built-in wireless HDMI. At a weight of under 1KG, it also features a 1.6GHz Intel Atom microprocessor, 1GB DDR2 DRam, Windows XP Home and either 16 or 32 GB storage. Look for the Asus Eee around September of this year.
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One of Motorola’s offerings at the CES is its MOTOSURF A310. The smartphone features a touchscreen with the company’s new widget-based home screen which includes an auto-updating RSS reader. Running on Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional, it also has trackball navigation, Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP support, a microSD card slot and a 3 mp auto-focus camera. The A3100 will start out in Asia and China, while the rest of us will have to wait until it finds its way further.
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Here’s a peek at the OPPO G11 PMP. It features a 3.2-inch rotating HD touchscreen with 432x240 resolution and supports AVI, RM / RMVB, FLV, JPEG, BMP and GIF, MP3, WMA, WAV, AAC, OGG, APE, and FLAC files. (Whew!) You can also play around with your images, edit them and add an effect or two. Of course it has the usual fast forward, rewind and playback control, an FM tuner and supports e-books. The 4GB G11 can go about 16 hours on its lithium battery and has a low temporary price of CNY1099 (~$161.00.)
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We expect that it won’t be long before all computers have touchscreens, but if you cannot wait, Pen And Free has released the Duo. Change your PC or laptop by installing the receiving station atop or on the side of your display. You then define the application area you want to use as a tablet. There are two versions, one for laptops up to 15.4-inches and one for monitors up to 22-inches. The MSRP on the PNF Duo is $44.00
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Nokia takes on Apple with their new N97 handset with a Symbian S60 OS, a 3.5-inch touchscreen, GPS, HSDPA, FM transmitter and tuner and a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash. In addition, it also has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, WiFi and Bluetooth capability, 32GB memory and a microSD slot that can manage up to 16GB. Look for the N97 early next year with an approximate price of €550 ($695.00.)
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First there were laptops, then netbooks, now MSI is launching its Wind Neton that they describe as a nettop. All three have a thickness of 35mm and will feature Atom dual-core processors, Windows XP/Vista, and options of touchscreen, remote, and Blu-ray. The M-16 has a 15.6-inch screen (1366x768) and will be out in February with a price of $400.00. The M-19, with its 18.5-inch screen (1366x768) debuts in January with a $500.00 tag and the M-22 (1920x1080) with a 22-inch screen will come out in March with a MSRP of $799.00.
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ASUS announced that they would soon be releasing a smartphone with a touch interface and a whopping 800MHz of processing goodness. ASUS is featuring a new touch interface they have named “Glide,” which overlays the Windows Mobile operating system. The P565 features not only speed, but a 2.8-inch VGA touch screen with a resolution of 480 x 640. The face is what you would expect for a touchscreen device, but what you cannot see is the leather that lines the back of the device, clearly aiming it for a business environment. The P565 incorporates Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional, GPS, 256MB of flash, with 128MB DDR SDRAM, an SD slot, Blutooth, a 3 megapixel camera, and supports HSDPA 3.6Mbps, UMTS 2100, EDGE/GPRS/GSM 900/1800/1900, Class 10. No word yet on price or when it will launch, but it certainly should be a very capable device once it comes to market.
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We haven’t really checked out any high tech refrigerators of late, but Samsung’s RFG299 French Door Refrigerator caught our attention. It has 14% more storage space than others of it size because of its unique insulation to give it 28.5 cu. ft. It also has internal LED lighting, a Twin Cooling Plus System, a door alarm, and a specific storage area for pizza! The best part is its 7-inch LCD touchscreen that controls temperature, monitors its water filter, and has access to calendars, unit conversion, and nutrition information, so you will think twice before eating that double pepperoni. The fridge is available for $3099.00 with a stainless steel finish, and also comes in platinum, black and white.
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Savant has created ROSIE Home Automation software for mobile devices. The touchscreen application is now available for the Apple iPhone, the Nokia N810 Internet Tablet and the Samsung Q1 Ultra-mobile PC. It features RacePoint Blueprint to help you set it up and monitor your home by remote. Use the interface for appliances, lighting, gaming systems or other electronics. With a price of $199.99, you can find the Apple version at the iPhone AppStore.
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