Posts Tagged ‘android’

SmartQ V3 Review

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

A bit late, but here is the full review of the SmartQ V3, another 4.3″ SmartQ tablet with Linux and Android. The SmartQ V3 is very similar to the SmartQ V5, but costs only $109.99/€78.39.

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Lenovo LePhone with Android and AMOLED available from China

Friday, October 1st, 2010

Most Android phones from China aren’t really worth blogging about. Most of them come with Android 1.6, resistive touchscreens and have no 3G, so they are stuck somewhere in the Dark Ages of smartphones. Lenovo on the other hand is of course one of the more famous Chinese brands and their phones are doing quite well in the most populated country of the world. The LePhone (pronounce it the French way like le Phone, and you got the best phone name ever) is a pretty impressive Android phone with an 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 512MB RAM and it’s one of the few phones that’s still actually shipping with an AMOLED screen.  Peep the full specs at ChinaVasion, where LePhone is available for  $498.27/€364.87.

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SmartQ V3 unboxing

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

The SmartQ V3 arrived today, a MID that shares most of it’s features with the SmartQ V5, but with a lower price tag (only $109.99/€82.55 at AllPMP). SmartQ dropped the Bluetooth and horrible Windows CE on this device, but you still get a neat little MID with a 4.3″ 800×480 touchscreen, USB On-The-Go, full SD-card slot, HDMI output, 1080p video decoding and ofcourse both Linux and Android as operating systems. Expect a review within a few days. Until then, enjoy the unboxing video:

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SmartQ V3 Android/Linux MID shows up for $119.99

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

The SmartQ V3 just showed up at AllPMP for $119.99/€94.15, which is $30 less than the very similair SmartQ V5 (SmartQ V5 review). So what are the differences? It seems like the V3 doesn’t have Bluetooth, lacks a microphone and comes without the useless Windows CE. Other than that, it’s still a nice little tablet with a 4.3″ 800×480 touchscreen, 600MHz ARM processor, 256MB RAM, WiFi, 2GB flash memory, HDMI output, 1080p video playback, SD card slot, USB On-The-Go and both Android and Linux as operating systems. The color has also been changed, from champagne gold to silver and it seems like this one comes with a pair of earbuds. AllPMP expects to ship the devices next Monday.

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Ramos W7 Android MID Review

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

The Ramos W7 was announced somewhere late in 2009 and after countless delays, it’s finally released. It’s probably one of the most anticipated devices from China. The specs look good on paper: a 4.8″ capacitive touchscreen, Android and 8 or 16GB internal memory all for a relative low price. Read on to find out if it can live up to the expectations.

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Ramos W7 Android MID unboxing

Monday, June 21st, 2010

After months of delays, the Ramos W7 has finally arrived. The Ramos W7 is a mobile internet device running Android with a 4.8″ 800×480 capacitive touchscreen. As usual, here is the unboxing video first and the full review will be up soon.

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Nexus One available worldwide thanks to AllPMP

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

For a tech freak like me, there’s nothing more frustrating than seeing wonderful gadgets being released and not being able to get them, because they are not (yet) available in your country. Google’s Nexus One phone is one of those devices. Luckily there is AllPMP to the rescue. Our Hong Kong based friends are now selling the Android phone for $649.99/€465.40. They also sell the Motorole Milestone for $578.99/€414.57, which is another great Android phone that isn’t available in most parts of the world. The only thing you can blame AllPMP is that you now have a hard time deciding which one to get: the cheaper Milestone with the full QWERTY keyboard or the Nexus One with it’s gorgeous OLED screen.

SmartQ 7 review

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

For those who don’t know: the SmartQ devices are cheap MIDs (Mobile Internet Devices), capable of running Linux and a slew of other operating systems, like Windows CE and Android. They’re used as internet tablets, eBook/comic book readers and much more. After my good experiences with the SmartQ 5, I was curious if it’s bigger brother would be worth the $211.02/€145.72. Would it just be a bigger SmartQ 5 or does it bring anything new to the table? With the SmartQ V7 already being available, the review might be a bit late, but the two devices are mostly similar. So read to see if the SmartQ 7 is worth your hard earned pennies.

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