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Handspring launches PDA phone in Asia

Handheld device maker Handspring has moved into new territory as it launched its PDA (personal digital assistant)-cum-phone, called Treo, in Hong Kong on Tuesday.

Gartner says 15 percent of Asian companies run Linux

Linux adoption in the Asia-Pacific region has grown significantly in the last year, with 15 percent of the region's companies having servers that run on Linux, according to a Gartner Inc. survey of 850 corporations in Asia.

IDC: Worst may be over for Asian PC market

The PC market in the Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) region showed encouraging growth from the third quarter to the fourth quarter of 2001 when the number of PCs shipped in the region increased 5.6 percent, indicating that the worst may be over for th...

Compaq, Apple, Yahoo, AMD and eBay report earnings

The PC market in the Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) region showed encouraging growth from the third quarter to the fourth quarter of 2001 when the number of PCs shipped in the region increased 5.6 percent, indicating that the worst may be over for th...

Chinese authorities crack down on Net cafes

Chinese authorities have shut down over 17,000 Internet cafes around China and another 28,000 cafes will go through a reformation process over the next few months, Wen Hui Bao, a Shanghai-based newspaper, reported on Tuesday.

The winding road ahead for home networking

A myriad of home networking tools were available for the choosing at Comdex in Las Vegas last week, but wider use of those products will only come about after more consumers get the fat pipes necessary for high-speed Internet access, to facilitate ba...

Ofoto aims to capture digital prints market

Ofoto Inc., an online photography service, will release new software that aims to streamline the process of ordering digital photographs. The software will "auto detect" prints from a digital camera and allow users to order prints before uploading th...

Pirated XP sneaks onto shelves in Asia

Pirated copies of Windows XP have found their way into the Hong Kong market. The two-disked "released to manufacturer" version of the software lined the shelves in shops at several computer malls in Hong Kong and was on sale for about HK$70 (US$9) ea...

Asia catches instant messaging fever

English-speaking countries in the Asia-Pacific region have been quicker in taking up instant messaging than non-English speaking countries, according to a study carried out by Gartner G2, a business strategy arm of Gartner Inc.

Worm continues its assault in Asia

The Nimda worm continues to breed across the Asia-Pacific region as more computer systems are infected on the second day of its pervasion into e-mails, servers, and browsers across the globe.

Nimda worm wriggles throughout Asia

Most of Asia has been put on worm alert as W32.Nimda, a mass-mailing worm, greeted users Wednesday morning by infecting their address books, computers and servers.

Acer's first-half net profit falls 85 percent

Taiwanese PC and electronics device manufacturer Acer Inc. has seen its revenues take a beating with a drop of about 35 percent in the first half of this year compared to the same period last year, an Acer biannual report said.

Microsoft looks to paid messaging in Asia

With the number of instant messaging users exploding in Asia, Microsoft will focus on making the now free-of-charge MSN Messenger service profitable by launching a battery of fee-based services for subscribers.

HK etailer going crazy with bookings

Chinese Books CyberStore Ltd., a Hong Kong-based Internet retailer, says it's shelving plans to follow in the footsteps of Amazon.com, whose business model it had initially emulated. Instead, it will take a different route and venture into business-t...

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First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

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