February 16, 2010 at 1:55 pm
HP is showing off its 10.1-inch Compaq Airlife 100 smartbook at the Mobile World Congress tradeshow in Barcelona. The Airlife 100 looks very much like a typical netbook, although it features a touchscreen resistive display and is powered by a 1GHz Snapdragon chipset and Android 1.6 combo.
The touchpad has a few shortcut buttons adjacent to it with key controls for the Android interface, such as the Menu, Home and Back keys. Other features include a 16GB SSD, Wi-Fi, 3G connectivity and a 12-hour battery life. The Airlife 100 smartbook will initially be offered by Telefonica through subsidized contracts.
A few sites have gone hands-on with the device and posted their video impressions. Among the highlights include the ability to instantly resume once the lid is closed along with a solid design and slimline form-factor (it weighs less than 1kg). We’ve attached these videos after the break.