Desktops and Notebooks: HP TouchPad, HTC Evo 3D, Toshiba Thrive Offer Glimpse of Mobile Future

 
 
By Nicholas Kolakowski  |  Posted 2011-06-23
 
 
 

Samsung Replenish

The Samsung Replenish offers a 2.8-inch touch screen, physical QWERTY keyboard, and Android 2.2. Its carrier is Sprint.

Samsung Replenish

Samsung Droid Charge

The Droid Charge boasts a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED screen, running Android 2.2. Its a high-end Android smartphone in the mode of the HTC ThunderBolt.

Samsung Droid Charge

Lenovo ThinkPad X1

The 13.3-inch Lenovo ThinkPad X1 is the companys thinnest ThinkPad. Its also tough, with a Gorilla Glass screen, spill-resistant keyboard, and a carbon-fiber roll cage designed to take some impact. With Lenovos RapidCharge, it can charge to 80 percent battery-power in about 30 minutes.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1

HP ProBook 5330m

The HP ProBook 5330m features a 13.3-inch screen, Beats Audio, Intel Core i3 or i5 processors, and HPs newish aluminum-heavy design language.

HP ProBook 5330m

HP EliteBook 2760p

A 12.1-inch screen serves double-duty as a semi-rugged business laptop and, when the screen is swiveled around on its hinge, a tablet. It offers a choice of Intel Core i5 or i7 processors.

HP EliteBook 2760p

BlackBerry PlayBook

RIMs BlackBerry-branded PlayBook runs the companys proprietary QNX-based operating system and features close interoperability with a users BlackBerry device.

BlackBerry PlayBook

BlackBerry Bold 9900

The BlackBerry Bold 9900 runs RIMs newest BlackBerry 7 OS (with features such as voice-enabled search) and utilizes a 1.2GHz processor, 8GB of onboard memory, and NFC (near-field communication) technology.

BlackBerry Bold 9900

Bold Backing

The BlackBerry Bold 9900s 5-megapixel camera will shoot both still images and video.

Bold Backing

G-Slate

T-Mobiles G-Slate, manufactured by LG Electronics, includes a dual-core processor and tablet-optimized Google Android 3.0 (codenamed Honeycomb). The carrier obviously hopes the tablets 4G support and 3D-shooting camera will give it a leg up over its rivals.

G-Slate

HTC Sensation 4G

Available on T-Mobile, the HTC Sensation 4G offers a 4.3-inch screen, 1.2GHz processor, and Android 2.3 (Gingerbread).

HTC Sensation 4G

HTC Evo 3D

The HTC Evo 3D is the latest in Sprints line of higher-end, Android-powered smartphones. In addition to the 1.2GHz dual-core processor and Android 2.3 operating system, its also capable of shooting in 3D.??í

HTC Evo 3D

3D Shooting

The HTC Evo 3Ds camera lets users shoot 3D still images and video. You can view 3D content on the device without glasses.??í

3D Shooting

Toshiba Thrive

Toshibas tablet entrant boasts a 10.1-inch high-resolution LED screen, front and rear Webcams, and a 1GHz dual-core processor.

Toshiba Thrive

Thrive in July

Toshiba plans to debut the Thrive in mid-July in three models: 8GB, 16GB and 32GB.

Thrive in July

HP TouchPad

The 9.7-inch HP TouchPad will make its store-shelf debut July 1. It relies on a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and runs the webOS operating system, which HP acquired along with Palm in 2010.

HP TouchPad

HP Veer

Hewlett-Packards ultra-tiny Veer smartphone also runs webOS. The whole device is 3.31 inches long, which is smaller than some other smartphones screens. webOS offers multitasking, integrated messaging, and social networking.

HP Veer

Slide-Out Keyboard

The Veer includes a slide-out physical QWERTY keyboard.

Slide-Out Keyboard

Asus UX21 Series Ultra-Slim

This aluminum-bodied MacBook Air competitor features an ultra-light weight, a solid-state drive and will reportedly be available in 11.6-inch and 13.3-inch versions by the end of the year.??í

Asus UX21 Series Ultra-Slim

Eee Pad Transformer TF101

Powered by an Nvidia Tegra 2 1GHz dual-core processor, this 10.1-inch tablet connects to a physical keyboard to provide a laptop-like experience.??í

Eee Pad Transformer TF101

Transformer Slate

The tablet part of the Eee Pad Transformer runs Android 3.0 with Adobe Flash support.

Transformer Slate

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