It hasn't been a terribly good week for MeeGo, but there's a scant silver lining in the cloud -- the first MeeGo netbook has arrived in Singapore, courtesy of Fujitsu. Actually, to be precise, it's the first netbook to ship with MeeGo preinstalled, as Fujitsu's simply shoehorned the lightweight operating system onto its existing LifeBook MH330 machine. Sadly, the MH330's about as boring as they come -- it's a plain vanilla 1.66GHz Intel Atom N455 ultraportable with 1GB of RAM, a 250GB hard drive and a 10.1-inch 1024 x 600 LED-backlit screen. The company says it's customized MeeGo to take advantage of hardware buttons, but other than that there's nothing noteworthy here, just a (roughly $400) netbook that managed to find a place in the annals of history for being the first to preinstall an operating system that's already on the outs -- albeit a very pleasant, quickly-booting one. PR after the break.
[Thanks, Edwin C.]
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Fujitsu PC Asia Pacific today announced the 1st MeeGo netbook based on the Intel Atom processor – LIFEBOOK MH330.
Malaysia, February 11, 2011 – Fujitsu PC Asia Pacific today announced the debut of Fujitsu's first MeeGo™ netbook based on the Intel® Atom™ processor, the LIFEBOOK MH330, opening up infinite social capabilities for tomorrow's computing experience.
"For our valued users, the MeeGo-based netbook's human-centric nature not only transcends the boundaries of netbooks but also serves as the new standard for tomorrow's computing experience. The netbook crystallizes these two best-of-breed products and MeeGo is part of Fujitsu and Intel's combined efforts to take the industry a big step forward," said Mr. Lim Teck Sin Vice President, Engineering and Product Marketing, Fujitsu PC Asia Pacific. "For multimedia natives who long for enhanced interactivity and immediate multimedia access, the refreshed LIFEBOOK MH330 will definitely surpass their expectations."
"The MeeGo open source software platform with Intel® Atom™ processors give mobile device manufacturers both the freedom and the powerful capabilities to suit a consumer's mobile lifestyle," said Ram Peddibhotla, System Software Marketing Director, Intel Corporation. "Intel welcomes Fujitsu and other manufacturers to the MeeGo ecosystem to give consumers a personalized netbook experience with the benefits of an optimized battery life, rich multimedia support and fast boot time."
ENHANCED USER EXPERIENCE
Fujitsu's latest LIFEBOOK MH330 features MeeGo's rich interface that allows users to have seamless access to a full suite of usable applications that include social networking tools and multimedia capabilities. Users can get automatic updates and transit easily between applications, browsers and various social networking sites on MeeGo's powerful user interface which is also flexible and easy to use.
EASY SYSTEM MANAGEMENT
Enjoy lesser waiting time and faster web-browsing experience with the significant reduction in system reboot time. Also, users can easily manage system devices, networks, time and date, and emails, through the simple and straightforward navigation panels.
Specially designed for multimedia natives, the media panel provides an organized view of the videos and music files stored in the media library and offers immediate access and play. The panel also has a built-in control for playback. .
SOCIAL NETWORKING ON-THE-GO
The Myzone panel offers a quick snapshot of the user's personal activity and shows instant updates about the happenings in their social media sphere. Get connected easily with popular social network tools, such as twitter and Facebook, or be in touch with friends via chat.