Kobo Touch, $129 i.MX508 WiFi infrared-touch e-reader

Posted by – June 23, 2011

This may be the best e-reader on the market today. If it does run Android, if Kobo decides to open up the access to those Android features and not lock it down to only be about buying ebooks on their ebook store. Right now it may not be running Android at all, at least Kobo is not taking advantage of the potential Android openness yet. Hopefully Kobo updates their firmware for it to run a fully open Android, they can monetize e-readers in other new ways not only by locking it for a e-book store.

Linaro ARM Linux optimizations status at the Freescale Technology Forum

Posted by – June 23, 2011

Discussion with Linaro employees about the status of ARM Powered laptops.

Ubuntu Core with touch screen for interactive in-car navigation system

Posted by – June 23, 2011

This is the Ubuntu In-Vehicle Infotainment system, using Ubuntu in the car. This is touch screen UI optimized version of Ubuntu.

Boundary Devices show i.MX53 in 24″ capacitive touch screen and 12″ Tablet

Posted by – June 23, 2011

Boundary Devices is a PCB design house working on the latest Freescale ARM processors, here showing the i.MX53 powering a nice 12″ capacitive tablet and a 24″ capacitive monitor.

Archos 101 G9, 1280×800 Honeycomb, up to 250GB, starts at $349

Posted by – June 23, 2011

$349, Honeycomb 3.2, Google Marketplace, 3G dongle can be integrated, up to 250GB Hard Drive storage, 1280×800 resolution touch screen, available in September, 1080p@60fps full codecs high profile video playback support… Engadget is posting some infos.

Archos 80 G9, 1.5Ghz Dual-core OMAP4460 Honeycomb tablets

Posted by – June 23, 2011

Engadget is posting some infos.

Archos Gen9 event is streaming live now

Posted by – June 23, 2011

JBMM.fr and ArchosLounge.net are going to broadcast live from the Archos event today in Paris at 6:15 PM Paris Central European Time, 12:15 PM EST, 9:15 AM PST, check back when that time approaches to make sure this will be the right embed code. During the event, you can discuss the Archos Gen9 tablets here in the comments and at http://forum.archosfans.com/viewtopic.php?f=84&t=54171

Engadget posted some pictures and specs: http://www.engadget.com/2011/06/23/archos-intros-80-gb-and-101-g9-android-3-1-tablets-1-5ghz-cpu/

There will be a live chat:

$149 Freescale i.MX53 Quick Start Board

Posted by – June 23, 2011

Marsha Chang, Freescale i.MX product marketer shows us the Freescale i.MX53 Quick Start development board. You can buy this for $149 now, download the latest Linaro images of Ubuntu or Android by just putting them on the MicroSD card, booting it and you can test an ARM Powered desktop and you can start to develop and optimize software to run on this platform.

Freescale Mechatronics training robot, to learn software, sensors, microcontrollers

Posted by – June 22, 2011

This is a robot training kit for $199, you get all the parts needed to start playing around programming with Freescale’s microcontrollers, sensors and more. At the Freescale Technology Forum, Freescale is organizing the Make It challenge, where attendees have 36 hours to use one of these and build the coolest robot to win prizes. You can find more information at http://freescale.com/mechbot and http://buildsmartrobots.com

Freescale Microcontrollers market, history, architectures, innovation

Posted by – June 22, 2011

Freescale had a press conference to talk about all the microcontroller related releases they had at FTF. Microcontrollers represents about 40% overall of Freescale’s revenue, in this video I try to ask Jeff Bock, Freescale’s director of marketing industrial microcontrollers, what those Microcontrollers are used for, how Freescale’s customers chooses one architechture over another and where they are going.