Shenzhen Honesty Electronics shows their Mediatek based Android smartphones

Posted by – April 17, 2011

Here are some Mediatek MTK6516 based cheap Android smartphones, some look like Droid X, others look like HTC Desire, Sony Ericsson X10 and more. They list the prices here for bulk orders with resistive and capacitive.

Rockchip Rk2918 is the first with Skype/QQ HD video chat hardware decode/encode

Posted by – April 17, 2011

Add a HD capable front-facing camera (1.3Mpix for 720p, 2Mpix for 1080p), and you can have HD video conferencing on a tablet, given also a HD resolution tablet screen, is this awesome? Rockchip says they are the first to hardware accelerate the decoding and encoding of HD video conferencing.

Starworth Freescale Capacitive tablets

Posted by – April 17, 2011

Star worth are doing open mold tablets.

JSR MSM7227 Android Smartphone

Posted by – April 17, 2011

JSR is making an MSM7227 based Android Smartphone.

Honeycomb at the Rockchip booth (just keyrings for now..)

Posted by – April 16, 2011

The optimal thing for Rockchip would be that Google provide them with full Honeycomb source code access as soon as possible (if they haven’t already secretly gotten access to that source code), so that they can start working on optimizing the support for Honeycomb on their new RK2918 processor platform.

Gaia Communications Corp does NEC/Renesas Cortex-A9 tablet platforms

Posted by – April 16, 2011

This Taiwanese company designs and develops NEC/Renesas based PCBA for some of these interesting new NEC/Renesas based 533Mhz ARM Cortex-A9 based tablets that are coming out. The price using Gaia’s NEC/Renesas solution can be $110 for the 7″ 800×480 capacitive, and $150 for the 7″ 1024×600 capacitive with 3G when purchased in very large quantities.

Bonux launches ARM Powered Android Set-top-boxes

Posted by – April 16, 2011

They have Cortex-A8 and ARM9 based set-top-boxes, with 1080p YouTube streaming support, full codecs support (they claim), Android UI, could possibly upgrade to Google TV UI when that source code is available.

Digilink uses Telechips 8803 Cortex-A8 in capacitive tablets

Posted by – April 16, 2011

Gingerbread on board, capacitive, prices are about $180 with 3G and capacitive, $90 without 3G and resistive.

Zinwell iPAD2TV, wireless iPad/iPhone video transmitter

Posted by – April 16, 2011

Dock a little thing on your Apple product and transmit video wirelessly from your i-device to your TV.

Malata PC-B1002, Malata PC-B1301, Tegra2 Laptops

Posted by – April 16, 2011

Malata announces new ARM Powered Laptops at HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair. They are not ready to show working prototypes of them yet. There is a 10″ similar to Toshiba AC-100, but also a 13.3″ ARM Powered Laptop! In my opinion, it’s important software for ARM Powered Laptops gets ready also for these products to be commercially viable. Honeycomb might do the trick, with slight Laptop-oriented optimizations and its awesome new large screen optimized multi-tab web browser, but Chrome OS for ARM may be even better for this type of product.