mobile internet devices

  • Video: PocketSurfer 2R mobile internet device

    Video: PocketSurfer 2R mobile internet device

      We’ve had brushes with the PocketSurfer mobile internet device in the past, but here’s a look at the PocketSurfer 2R – an update to the PocketSurfer 2. If you haven’t heard of the PocketSurfer before, it’s kind of an odd device as it uses a way-slow Vodafone GPRS connection as its data conduit. Read More

  • Gigabyte M528 available for $684.99

    Gigabyte M528 available for $684.99

    Here’s the Gigabyte M528, reported earlier in the year to be available for pre-order at a whopping $1130. Looks like that figure has now been cut almost in half and the device is actually available for order at Expansys for $684.99, although it’s “not a stocked item and will be ordered from the distributor when you place an order.” As for the M528 itself, it’s kind of… Read More

  • Early Atom-based mobile internet device costs $1130

    Early Atom-based mobile internet device costs $1130

    Silly me, I thought these mobile internet devices (MID) based around Intel’s new Atom chipset were supposed to be relatively affordable. This Gigabyte M528 with 4.8-inch screen is up for pre-order on an Australian website (Tegatech.com.au) for around $1130 US. It was originally priced at around $1460, but the price got lowered almost immediately after everyone starting shaking their fists in… Read More

  • HTC jumping on the MID bandwagon this year

    HTC jumping on the MID bandwagon this year

    Word on the street is that HTC (makers of phones like the HTC Touch, the PPC-6xxx series devices, and more!) will be releasing Intel-powered MID devices this year. As you’ll recall from Intel’s recent Atom announcement, Mobile Internet Devices will play a key role in its strategy going forward. Read More