While the Computex Taipei expo doesn’t open until tomorrow, the WiMax Expo show is open and Asus is showing off their WiMax-enabled Eee PC 901.
Specs of the WiMax-enabled 901 include:
- 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor
- 8.9 inch screen
- 1GB of memory
- 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
- Card reader that supports MMC/SD/SDHC cards
The WiMax-enabled 901 will be available with either Linux or Windows XP. The Linux version will come with a 20GB SSD (solid-state drive) while the Windows version will come with a 12GB SSD.
No official pricing info yet.
Look for more info about the 901 without WiMax support tomorrow when Computex opens.
RIM (Research In Motion, makers of the BlackBerry) has announced that later this year it will be holding its first ever BlackBerry Developer Conference in Santa Clara, California.
This 2 1/2 day event will have pretty much what you’d expect–sessions, discussions, workshops, and exhibits.
The conference will begin on October 20th and will cover things like Java, AJAX, and streaming video.
In addition to announcing the conference, RIM also has released a Developer Video Library that are “highly technical” and not intended for non-developers.
A hardware prototype of a Google Android-based mobile phone is reportedly making its public debut next week at the Mobile World Congress expo in Barcelona, running February 11 – 14.
The prototype is expected to be shown off by mobile processor manufacturer ARM, though both ARM and Google are currently declining to comment on the leaked info.
Did ARM create the prototype themselves? Most likely not. HTC was likely involved, though LG, Motorola and Samsung have all said that they will be producing Android-based phones, so it technically could have been any of them.
If the leak is correct it would be a good sign for the highly anticipated Android platform which is expected to hit retail in the second half of this year.