Averatec preparing Android-powered Vaio P clone?

April 28, 2009 at 7:12 pm

Averatec netbookWhilst Averatec are not the most well known brand when it comes to netbooks, this may be set to change with its next model. Averatec is set to launch a new netbook due in August or September which looks like a cross between Sony’s Vaio P and Lenovo’s Pocket Yoga concept and is rumoured to run Google’s Android OS.

US-based Averatec is owned by a Korean company called TriGem. CEO Tae-Hyun “Tiger” Cho claims that this new device has been developed in-house “from scratch”. Whilst the operating system has not been confirmed, Cho said that the “OS is going to be a surprise,” however he also confirmed that it will be “a merger of cell phone and PC technology.” It doesn’t take a genius to work out that Google’s Android is likely to be the front runner (unless Symbian is making moves behind the scene). Read more

New netbooks from Kohjinsha & Trigem surface in Japan

March 25, 2009 at 10:36 pm

Two new netbooks have surfaced in Japan, both names are likely to be unfamiliar to those in the West. The two models from Kohjinsha and Trigem look distinctly average and the specifications are very much run-of-the-mill. I would be very surprised if these netbooks will become available internationally.

Kohjinsha has announced the 8.9-inch ML6 L16A, continuing the ML6 series, which is powered by a 1.6GHz N270 CPU and 1GB RAM. It also has 160GB of hard-disk storage and is WiFi enabled. It will be available in six different colours (Black, White, Bordeaux, Gold, Champagne, Blue and Pink). It weighs 1.08kg / 2.4 pounds. The battery lasts about 4 hours with an optional higher capacity battery. It will sell for 39,800 yen ($408) when it is released before the end of this month.

On the same day Trigem has announced the 10.2-inch Averatec AVN0270NB. This comes with a WSVGA screen and is powered by a 1.6Ghz N270 Atom CPU + 945GMS chipset. It comes with 1GB RAM and a 160GB hard-disk drive. It also has WiFi (b/g) and a 5-hour battery life. It is priced at 44,800 Yen (340€).

Via Akihabara News 1 & 2