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Rugged handheld sports 4.3-inch capacitive touchscreenview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – Winmate announced a rugged handeld computer that runs Android 2.3, Windows CE 6.0, or Windows Mobile 6.5 on a 720MHz Texas Instruments OMAP3530 processor. The S430T includes a 4.3-inch screen with capacitive touch and 800 x 480 pixel resolution, 512MB of RAM and 512MB of flash storage, a five megapixel camera, and IP67 dust and water protection, according to the company.... (Embedded)

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Archos Honeycomb tablet to debut at under $200view story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – Archos announced a seven-inch Android 3.2 (& Honeycomb& ) tablet due to ship in January for under $200. The Archos 70b is equipped with a 1.2GHz processor, and offers a 1024 x 600 capacitive touchscreen, 8GB of storage, HDMI output, and support for Google apps and Android Market, says the company.... (Embedded)

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Automated test solution supports Androidview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – Bsquare announced a new version of its test automation suite, now with improved intelligent text recognition and language capabilities. TestQuest 10 supports Android, BlackBerry, and Windows CE target devices; integrates into Visual Studio Professional 2010; and runs under 32- and 64-bit Windows 7 environments, the company says.... (Embedded)

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Flash memory makers team up for content protection schemeview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – Panasonic, Samsung, Sandisk, Sony, and Toshiba announced they'll collaborate on a content-protection scheme targeting SD cards and other flash memory devices. The & Next Generation Secure Memory Initiative& will involve PKI (public key infrastructure) and will be robust enough to protect HD video content, according to the companies.... (Embedded)

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Flash Player 11.1 released with Android 4.0 supportview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – Adobe launched Flash Player 11.1 -- its final mobile browser plug-in for Android smartphones and tablets -- along with AIR 3.1. While it's set to give way to HTML5, Flash 11.1 adds support for Android 4.0 plus a variety of performance, stability, and device update enhancements, according to the company.... (Embedded)

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Review: Mot's Xyboard tablet rocks, but its stylus doesn'tview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – Motorola Mobility's Droid Xyboard 10.1 tablet brings the iPad some solid competition thanks to its Android 3.2 Honeycomb operating system, thin profile, HD display, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, and compatiblity with Verizon's 4G LTE network. Yet, Motorola should take the hardware button design and new stylus option back to the drawing board, this eWEEK review adds.... (Embedded)

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ATandT ends $39 billion T-Mobile bidview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – AT T is ending its $39 billion bid for T-Mobile, a proposed merger that had drawn considerable pushback from federal regulators and rival carrier Sprint. AT T also announced it will pay T-Mobile parent Deutsche Telekom some $4 billion in breakup fees.... (Embedded)

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Cricket unveils contract-free, four-inch Huawei Mercuryview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – Cricket Communications announced its most powerful Android smartphone, a four-inch Android 2.3 handset with a 1.4GHz processor and an eight-megapixel camera. Priced at $250 without contract and $55 per month in fees, the Huawei Mercury is the first U.S.-destined variant of the Huawei Honor, being released this month in a variety of global markets.... (Embedded)

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Panel PCs offer ARM and Atom options, stackable expansionview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – Adlink Technology announced a new line of all-in-one panel PCs, including one ARM-based model measuring just 0.65 inches (16.5mm) thick. The eight-inch SP-860 runs on a Texas Instruments AM3517 ARM Cortex-A8 processor, while the SP803 adopts the Atom N455, and the 15.6-inch SP-15W03 comes with a dual-core Atom D525 and an optional Nvidia Ion 2 GPU.... (Embedded)

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Qt 4.8 tackles threading and performance issuesview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – The newly independent Qt Project announced a new release of its Linux-ready cross-platform development framework. Qt 4.8 adds Qt Platform Abstraction for easier porting of Qt to different windowing systems, threaded OpenGL support, multithreaded HTTP, optimized file system access, and a browser update to QtWebKit 2.2.1, says the project.... (Embedded)

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Galaxy Nexus ships on Verizon, bringing 'Ice Cream Sandwich' to U.S.view story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – Verizon Wireless began selling Samsung's Galaxy Nexus smartphone for $300 on contract Dec. 15, allowing those awaiting the coveted gadget to exhale. The Galaxy Nexus offers a dual-core, 1.2GHz processor, 4.65-inch Super AMOLED display, 32GB of storage, dual cameras, and an NFC (near field communication) chip -- but Verizon won't let the latter support the Google Wallet payment service.... (Embedded)

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Via announces Android support for x86 SBCview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – Via Technologies demonstrated Android 2.2 on an Em-ITX single board computer (SBC) equipped with a 1.2GHz dual-core Nano X2 E processor. Running Android on an x86 platform offers increased I/O, performance, and cost-saving advantages for embedded applications such as in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) and interactive kiosks, Via claims.... (Embedded)