Lots of UMPC goodness coming out of Computex Taipei, this time from Acer.
The newly announced Acer Aspire One is a UMPC with specs like:
- 8.9 inch 1024 x 600 LCD-backlit display
- 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270
- 512MB DDR2 RAM
- 80GB hard drive for Windows XP version, 8GB SSD (solid-state drive) for Linux version
- 1.3 megapixel camera
- SDHC and multi-format card readers
- 802.11b/g Wi-Fi
- One free mini PCI slow for WWAN
- 3 or 6-cell battery options
- 2.2 pounds
Look for it to be released later this month overseas for £199 for the Linux version and £299 for the XP version in your choice of blue or white, with red and black models coming later on. It SHOULD be coming to the US later this year.
For more info check out the product page here. Honestly, it seems lean on content but has some decent pictures. Hopefully they’ll add more substance soon.
Enter Yahoo’s oneConnect, one mobile communications application to rule them all.
Scheduled to launch in the second quarter this year, the goal of oneConnect is to bring together Yahoo!, AOL and MSN instant messaging, SMS messaging, and email along with these communities and social networks:
Since it is still in beta form that list may change, but that’s the plan as of right now.
Check out the full press release here if you’re interested.