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Steve "Chippy" Paine - who has written 478 posts on Carrypad.

Chippy (AKA Steve Chippy Paine) is the owner of Carrypad (2007) and full-time editor/researcher for Ultrabooknews, Carrypad and UMPCPortal mobile computing websites. Between 1985 and 2006 Chippy followed a career in the Internet industry with leading roles ranging from early UK ISP management through banking and ISP network architecture design to ISP security management. More information about the company Carrypad can be found here:

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Updates across the Carrypad network

Posted on 09 April 2014

We’re cleaning the Carrypad network and as a result you’ll see some changes. Gone is the old tablet product database that was hosted at as has a lot of the content. Carrypad, the site, might be down-sizing but Carrypad, the company, isn’t. We’ve cleaned-up a lot of our minor activities in order to focus […]

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Asus Fonepad Review

Posted on 28 April 2013

I’ve had the Asus Fonepad for just over 2 days and in that time I’ve been through the OS, the built-in ASUS applications, downloaded my usual suite of Android apps, I’ve run a few performance reports and even written a blog post with it. I’ve tested video playback and found limitations and issues. It’s clear […]

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Vodcast – ASUS Fonepad discussion with Mobile Geek Nicole

Posted on 27 April 2013

Nicole Scott of also has an Asus Fonepad so we got together in a live Google Hangout this morning to discuss it. We talk about the features, make a lot of comparisons to the Nexus 7 and give you an idea of who this tablet is designed for, what it’s key features are and […]

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Asus Fonepad Unboxing

Posted on 26 April 2013

The Asus Fonepad arrived this morning and the unboxing video is already up. Apart from a casing that wasn’t properly seated, everything seems to be working well and it confirms that the Asus Fonepad is excellent value. I’ll be doing comparisons with my 2+ year old Galaxy Tab to see how far the tablet space […]

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ASUS Fonepad Launch. Video Hands-On. $249 7” Phone-pad!

Posted on 25 February 2013

I was at the ASUS press conference today as part of my trip to MWC and managed to catch the launch of the ASUS Fonepad. It’s a 7-inch Jelly-Bean Android tab running on an Intel Z4240. It’s got phone functionality. It costs 229 Euro Who said Intel tablets were expensive? Video below. Android Jelly Bean, […]

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