Rating: Apparently there is a Fujitsu MeeGo notebook
Still smarting from the lack of an Intel announcement re the MeeGo OS, GoMo News has done a little digging. To our surprise, we discovered that there is actually supposed to be a MeeGo powered device available from Fujitsu. It’s the MH330 and there’s even a precise price – $ 380.57. The catch is … just you try to buy one. We searched most of the Asia Pacific where the product really is supposed to be shipping with no joy. So instead we’ve decided to publicise an Intel incentive for app developers which is known as AppUp developer challenge.So how come the Fujitsu MH330 has hardly merited a mention given that it genuinely seems to be the first commercial offering with MeeGo?
Well, first off it isn’t a tablet, it’s actually a notebook. The MH330 has actually been around for a while running Windows 7.
However, the company claims that it has adapted MeeGo to use its hardware buttons on the MH330. Okay.
There are also rumours that Intel has still got some hardware manufacturers interested in producing a MeeGo device.
The list includes Toshiba, Asus, Acer, and Texas Instruments. Along with Fujitsu and possibly Quanta still.
Intel has also previously said the first batch of MeeGo tablets should be out by Q3 2011.
Meanwhile, RCR Wireless was talking here about Intel dishing out MeeGo tablets to those who bother to turn up to its AppUp Labs event in San Francisco earlier this week [March 3rd 2011].
The report didn’t say who made the tablets.
But there’s another chance at the same event which is being held Westin Grand in Munich (that’s Germany) and called the MobileTech Conference 2011.
The date is March 29th and it starts at 7:30pm You can Register here for a free. Maybe they’ll be giving tablets away again. Perhaps we can send Bena along?
Then there’s the Intel AppUpSMdeveloper challenge which aims to reward the creators of apps which deliver the most creative and engaging experiences for netbooks and tablets.
There will be best of category prizes and each award gives the winner $20,000. For more details, check it out here.