HTC dual-screen concept surfaces

April 8, 2010 at 3:56 pm

HTC dual-screen concept HTC may be working on a device that looks similar to Microsoft’s rumoured Courier. The dual-touchscreen clamshell device will open and close like a book, according to a report from Chinese site Zol. When the screens are fully opened, the UI merges to form one screen much like current tablet PCs.

When using a single screen, the other acts as a virtual QWERTY keyboard. Whilst this is clearly a concept, I’m sure it won’t be too long before we see this kind of gadget make an appearance. We had already seen similar dual-screen devices at CES earlier in the year. However, it’s Microsoft’s Courier device that everyone really seems to be waiting for.

Via Gadgetmix.

HTC considering netbook entry

November 6, 2009 at 10:37 am

HTC ShiftTaiwanese based, HTC, may be known for its Windows Mobile and Android smartphones, but it looks like they are considering a move into the netbook segment. HTC’s CEO, Peter Chou, said that it is “carefully looking into that category and how it can be part of that”. However, it would only release a model that added “unique value” to current netbook offerings.

This wouldn’t be HTC’s first look in the mobile computing space. The company previously released the HTC Shift that had a 7-inch touchscreen, ran Windows Vista and weighed just 800g. It also featured a full QWERTY keyboard, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0, USB connectivity and even a fingerprint sensor.

Via Cnet Asia [via Fudzilla].

T-Mobile planning Android netbook?

May 6, 2009 at 2:22 pm

T-Mobile Android NetbookT-Mobile is to team up with HTC to produce an Android netbook according to TMOtoday. The news would seem to make sense if true. T-Mobile collaborated with HTC to create the T-Mobile branded G1 smartphone, which uses the Android platform. Also, with a number of mobile operators already selling subsidised netbooks, the move to create a branded netbook with embedded 3G connectivity would be a natural progression for wireless carriers.

Whilst no release date has been leaked, an end of year launch has been hinted at. Apart from that there is little to go on. We are already expecting to see a number of Android netbooks to be announced at Computex Taipei in June. If this rumour turns out to have some truth to it, I for one, certainly will not be surprised.

Via Phandroid.