If you’re not only a frequent Phandroid reader but also regularly peruse the comments then you may be familiar with the name Charbax. Not only does he drop knowledge on Phandroid articles but this past week he attended CES and caught some great Android related footage on his blog – ArmDevices.net.
A quick note – Charbax seems MUCH more bullish on Android netbooks/laptops/MIDs than I do at this point. I think the concept is great, but I saw a lot of half-baked solutions at CES in that regard. Take for example the Marvell Tablet and MSI Netbook I showed you on video. In any case, it’s good to see the enthusiasm he has for Android.
First comes Android laptops from Hi-Vision which Charbax guesses could cost around $149:
The event had its fair share of Android smartphones like the LG GT540, Lenovo LePhone, Motorola XT800 and Motorola MT710 seen in order below:
And now lets jump back to Android Tablets. This one is powered by the Marvell Armada 610 processor:
And here is an Android laptop built by Quanta:
This is where I think the commentary is a bit overboard. Charbax seems to think that because ThinkFree allows you to edit Microsoft Office documents like PowerPoint, Word and Excel that you don’t really even have a purpose in a Windows device. But as you can see by the video, the user experience is FAR from complete and incredibly simplified. Anyone buying a device like this with the idea they’ll be doing full blown document editing will be sadly mistaken. At least right now.
A much more complete solution will have to be developed before I agree but in terms of editing documents directly from your mobile phone? Sure… ThinkFree does a great job with that. Here is ThinkFree running on the Acer A1:
The one implementation I DO like thus far? By HP…
Great job on the Android coverage buddy!