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Compaq Airlife 100 Android netbook specs revealed

April 20, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka

Netbooks

Compaq Airlife 100 Android netbook specs revealed

A product page for the Compaq Airlife 100 is up, and with it is a fresh batch of specs for anyone who had questions about HP’s first Android smartbook. You may remember the Airlife as that not-a-smartphone-but-not-really-a-netbook device shown off at CES and later confirmed as a soon-to-be-released official device. Here’s some more information uncovered since the specs appeared

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 1GHz QS8250 chipset – this is the Snapdragon processor used for GSM/HSPA devices, so AT&T and T-Mobile perhaps? We already know that Telefonica will release it in Europe and Latin America.
  • 512MB RAM, 512MB Flash Memory – I’m really surprised by this. I figured they’d make something more powerful than what we’re getting in phones. *shrug*
  • 16 GB internal storage – HP notes: “1GB may not be available due to application requirements. (Program may require a download for use.)”
  • 10.1-inch backlit TFT resistive touchscreen – booo, resistive! It may not matter as much on a device like this, but resistive are usually less desirable than capacitive.
  • 28 Wh typical Li-Polymaer battery and AC adapter included – based on previous comments by HP, this device should experience 10-12 hours of battery life.

Other Specs include:

- Compaq’s unique version of Android that includes a custom skin, widgets, proprietary apps, tweaked interface, and more.

- RoadSync Exchange for email, calendar, contacts, for Microsoft Exchange

- NDrive navigation pre-installed, but users may have to purchase additional maps in some cases

- Quickoffice for reading Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe PDF. (strange they use DataViz’s Roadsync service but don’t bundle DataViz’s Documents To Go, which is clearly superior to QuickOffice)

There’s no word yet on OS version, but I’m guessing Cupcake or Donut.

[HP via Gizmodo]