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Huawei AR200 Series, Advanced Router for Enterprise Networks

Posted by – March 9, 2012

Here's Huawei's new advanced router for enterprise networks. This is the type of router retail stores, mid-sized companies etc can buy.

Huawei Machine to Machine solutions

Posted by – March 9, 2012

Huawei invests a lot in Machine to Machine solutions. Embeds wireless modems in more and more devices, appliances, cars, and more, connecting them all to the Internet.

Archos G9 ICS Firmware update released

Posted by – March 8, 2012

Archos now releases the Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich firmware update on their website for their OMAP4 based 8" and 10.1" Capacitive Android tablets of the Archos G9 series. Here's some more information about the firmware update: http://store.archos.com/docs/Android%204%200%20Update%20Fact%20Sheet.pdf

You can download the firmware update at Archos.com

Here's the changelog:

Version 4.0.4 - March 8th, 2012

Initial Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.3 firmware release
MediaCenter Video: support for MKV3D on TV with automatic switch to best 3D mode
MediaCenter Video: allow to disable system notifications in video player
MediaCenter Video: collection of VOB files from DVD are now gathered into a single movie item
MediaCenter Music: integrate Music control panel in Lock Screen
MediaCenter info dialog: allow to edit the name used for performing the Movie and TVShow online search
File Manager: display a notification when file copy continues in background
File Manager: improved drag and drop support
File Manager: new option to prevent indexing of some storage/sdcard folders by multimedia library
Applications: more robust video conferencing support (Google talk, Skype etc.)
USB file transfer: a samba server is now activated on the tablet when using USB network tethering for easier file transfer on non Windows based hosts
Archos widgets: new USB network tether widget
External Keyboard: french layout has been expanded to handle AtlGr keys for special symbols
Accessories: Xbox gamepad support

You can discuss this firmware update in the forum: http://forum.archosfans.com/viewtopic.php?f=84&t=63669

Huawei Full-View Telepresence

Posted by – March 8, 2012

Huawei presents their new Full-View Telepresence system. The price starts at 200 thousand Euro, so this is what heads of state, CEOs at large corporations use for video-conferencing.

Huawei Modular Data Center (IDS2000)

Posted by – March 8, 2012

Huawei talks about how their modular data center system provides Simple Deployment, Scalable Design, Energy Saving and Smart Management for their Modular Data Center solution for enterprises, anyone building data centers.

Shenzhen Wabook shows $93 Rockchip RK2918 Laptop

Posted by – March 7, 2012

The Wabook EPC1029, with a 10.1" 1024x600, runs on the Rockchip RK2918 ARM Cortex-A8, 3 USB Host ports, it can run Android 4.0, the price for bulk orders is $93. I want to see how smooth Chrome for Android runs on this Laptop. Check back soon, I will try to get them to show the performance of Chrome for Android on ICS on this RK2918 laptop as soon as possible.

Pierre Cardin $130 9.7″ IPS Boxchip Tablet

Posted by – March 7, 2012

The 9.7" IPS Android Tablet with iPad form factor can be made for cheap (the minimum order quantity is 1000 units).

3Gnet shows Boxchip, VIA, Freescale Tablets

Posted by – March 7, 2012

3Gnet now manufactures several tablets based on the Freescale i.MX51, Boxchip AllWinner A10 ARM Cortex-A8.

Usmart shows compact Samsung Hummingbird PCB for cheap/compact Smartphones

Posted by – March 7, 2012

http://usmart.com.hk shows their latest compact PCB based on the Samsung Hummingbird ARM Cortex-A8 with all the sensors, basebands for cheap/compact smartphone designs.

Asus P1, portable LED Projector

Posted by – March 7, 2012

The first projector from Asus, it uses the latest Texas Instruments DLP portable projection technology, with 200-lumen, 1280x800 output, but no HDMI input, only VGA or composite inputs, it's designed to be a portable projector to be used for business traveling. I think they should support HDMI input with the adaptor for it by default. It's going to be released globally next month with an MSRP of 456€ in Europe.