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HP Compaq AirLife 100 specs revealed (Updated: still no plans for a US arrival)

Joanna Stern
April 20, 2010
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HP hasn't exactly shrouded its Android-running Compaq AirLife 100 in mystery -- you know, considering we spent some quality time with it at MWC and it recently just cleared the FCC -- but the full specs of the company's first smartbook have now been confirmed on HP's website. Frankly, we're not all that surprised by what's going on inside the 10-inch clamshell device -- it's powered by a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with WiFi / 3G connectivity, 512MB of RAM, and 16GB of flash storage. Just as we saw at CES and then again in Barcelona, in addition to a touchpad it's got a resistive touchscreen (no multitouch here) for navigating the mobile OS. We're still assuming it won't have access to the Android Marketplace, but HP is listing the preloaded apps, which interestingly includes a "data transfer counter" and NDrive GPS. The AirLife is set to launch soon in Latin America and in parts of Europe with carrier partners, but because it's popping up on HP's US site there's reason to believe it may be headed stateside. We're still awaiting HP's official word on that American AirLife so stay tuned.

Update: HP has confirmed that it has no current plans to bring the AirLife stateside. It will ship in Europe and Latin America soon.

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