AC @ MWC: Hands-on video with the HP Compaq Airlife 100 Android netbook

Spent some quality time today with the folks from HP, who gave us some face time with their new Android-based netbook, the Compaq Airlife 100. As you'll hear, it has an advertised 12-hour battery life and basically brings the complete Android experience to an instant-on form factor complete with the Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and 16GB solid-state drive.

It's full Android, so it's full touch on the 10-inch screen, and it has the usual access to the Android Market. It also has a launch bar at the bottom for frequently used apps, which was handy. Peep the video after the break.

Phil Nickinson
  • This is just beautiful... Cant wait for this to come out in the US! Would be nice if verizon gets something like this. I would love to have their 3G coverage while on the go. Cant wait til this starts to be more common with other laptops manufacture's. (Also correct me if im wrong and this is coming to the US but i read somewhere that it is going to another country)
  • I want this but not connected to verizon. They overcharge for internet.
  • I say flood the market with Android. The more phone styles there are the more niche markets Android will saturate, the wider the user base = the better the apps! I’m very happy with the Droid hardware wise. There’s always room for improvement with any piece of technology, but overall very pleased. Now I’m just getting excited watching the Market grow, the apps getting more solid, and the app options becoming more high calibur.
    Seeing Moto Devour landing on sub-100 will be sweet. Details:
  • Sorry, meant to mention that. Telefonica initially, so, no U.S. Still, a very cool product.
  • What version of Android? Looks like 1.5
  • This is very nice! Hope it comes to the UK...
  • Looks promising! Makes me wonder how widgets work on there. Can you have an IM app, like seemsic, open on the desktop, while you're surfing the net? I suppose not. That'd be the only negative to it. Or what about a root folder system, like a place to store files? Such as pdf files, word documents, etc? Because that's one thing about the Android that irritates me. I have pdfs I want to store and view, but can't access them on the SD card!
  • Do it for 299 and I am in. Bonus would be if the screen could swivel a 180 and close screen out over the keyboard like a tablet pc. That would seal the deal baby. Am so in.