Freescale Shows Off Futuristic Smartbook Prototypes at 2009 Computex

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Freescale Shows Off Futuristic Smartbook Prototypes at 2009 Computex

by Michelle Maisto

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Freescale tasked young designers to create "new models and paradigms," it said in a statement. This prototype unfolds to offer a separate keyboard and mouse.

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Freescale said the SCAD designs were highly innovative, yet practical, and "optimal for leveraging the small, fanless dimensions and low-power operation of Freescale's i. MX515 processor. This one features a touch screen interface.

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Mix and match! This modular prototype design from SCAD allows users to customize their smartbook.

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This smartbook prototype features a leather casing.

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The stand on this prototype enables the smartbook to offers a sustained vertical display. It was likely created with the healthcare industry in mind.

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This smartphone prototype features slide-out keypads. Glen Burchers, consumer segment marketing director, said in a statement: "Our engagement with SCAD demonstrates Freescale's intention to lead [the smartbook] evolution."

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