HP / Compaq have officially announced the Airlife 100 Smartbook. Although this announcement is new, we have known of it’s existence since it’s FCC filing, and shortly after, it’s appearance at CES in January.
The Airlife 100 Smartbook blends together a smartphone and a netbook, by using mostly smartphone hardware, and putting it in a netbook form factor.
It features a touchscreen 10.1-inch display and runs on the Android operating system platform. It uses a Snapdragon CPU 1.0GHz CPU, and features a 16GB SSD, Webcam, WiFi, and 3G.
HP claim that the Airlife 100 has a 12-hour battery life and a 10 day standby time. It has been announced in partnership with Telefonica, and will be offered as a subsidized product on a mobile broadband service.
While it has been announced as the Compaq Airlife 100 for Europe, we’re sure it will be released and known as the HP Airlife 100 or similar in the US soon.