Laptops & Tablets

Fujitsu to Show Cedar Wood Laptop

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For a design show in Milan, Fujitsu (not Fujitsu-Siemens) will show a prototype laptop with a cedar wood case and bio-plastics parts. Bio-plastics are produced from vegetable oil rather than petroleum.  

Go Wood Shell Laptop

Dell to Join Under $500 Ultra-Portable Makers

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Dell will join the growing crowd of makers selling ultra-portable notebooks for $399-$499. Coming in late June or early July, the new line of laptops will have flash memory-based storage of 8-12GB.

 

Michael Dell recently highlighted that for more than one year Dell has invited its customers to share ideas about improving products on IdeaStorm.com. Their site has attracted more than 8900 ideas Continue reading...

Intel: What’s in Your Pocket?

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Intel: What’s in Your Pocket?

The PDA market is dead, the Ultra-Mobiles never caught on…is it time for a range of wireless internet devices aimed at an alleged gap between smartphones and laptops?

In Shanghai, Intel wants developer buy-in on its MID technology. Introducing products at the Intel event are Asus, BenQ, Clarion, Fujitsu, Gigabyte, Lenovo, LGE, NEC, Panasonic, Samsung, Sharp and Toshiba.

Based on their new Atom Continue reading...

Mobile Broadband Up 157% in USA

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Research says the devices accessing internet via U.S. cellular broadband networks more than doubled in 2007. The majority of those machines were corporate-issued machines.                             According comScore, 2,168,000 devices used broadband cellular connections Continue reading...

WiMax Auction in Italy Sets Record in Europe

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WiMax Auction in Italy Sets Record in Europe

Ciao, Wimax! The Italian government sells (in auction) 35 licenses for a record of €136.3 million.

Auctions for WiMax in France raised €125.8 million and in Germany €56.1 million. But the big surprise was who actually bought the licenses…

Little-known AriaDSL SpA secured licenses in all Italian regions for a total of €47.5 million. The company is reportedly controlled by Israeli Continue reading...

Microsoft buys online map service

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The software giant says it will acquire MultiMap, a London-based online map service, in a bid to expand its mapping and location-based advertising services worldwide.

 

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The Right Time For Tablet PCs?

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The Right Time For Tablet PCs?

Dell introduces its first-ever tablet PC, saying that businesses are ready to consider more flexible types of computers for employees. The PC maker cites 3 factors that make now the 'right time' for a Dell tablet:

1) those in their 20's now entering the workplace are used to interacting with PCs in different ways, having grown up with mobile phones, portable music players and other handheld Continue reading...

Toshiba Readies Solid-State Drives

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Toshiba Readies Solid-State DrivesToshiba will manufacture flash-based solid-state drives for laptops early next year, which the company says will offer faster boot times and lower power consumption than hard disk drives. The drives will initially come in three capacities: 32GB, 64GB and 128GB.  High prices for NAND flash memory have limited adoption of the drives so far, but Toshiba and other memory makers such as Samsung are Continue reading...

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