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Jan 08, 2010 4:34 amCES 2010#

Ron Sam
LENOVO has a new unit called the U1 Hybrid I think that is a tablet with a touch screen so you can manip just like on a iPhone. It works on snapdragon os and 3g networks or wi-fi.
The hybrid part is that it converts to a notebook by plugging it into the keyboard half making it look and act just like a notebook where it converts over to Win 7.
Comes out later half of this year.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5DYuVN6nuY



What interest me are the ROKU type boxes like POP box and BOXEE. These are Web TV devices for conversion to HDMI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4FJeSZePGc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HmL3Gnyz9I

But then I'm leery that Hulu and others will start charging ...

Ron

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Jan 25, 2010 9:52 pmre: CES 2010#

Lamar Morgan 954-603-7901

Ron,

Both of those Web TV-type devices are very impressive. Can you insert a flash drive into one of those devices, have it hooked up to an HDTV and play?

The reason I ask is because in setting up a Wi-Fi hot spot that is also a video conferencing facility, I would normally hook a VGA cable to a laptop to make video conferencing via Skype possible. However, if one of those boxes could easily do the same thing, that would be a much more cost-effective way to proceed. I actually have a restaurant manager friend that wants to set up a large HDTV screen for promotional purposes. He does not want to invest in a laptop computer if it is not necessary. I think these boxes may be the answer. I just am not sure at this point. Can you enlighten me here?

Lamar Morgan
CDMM - Synergistic Business Marketing
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Feb 11, 2010 12:13 amre: re: CES 2010#

Ron Sam
More info from a recent article.

http://3.ly/KSAR

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