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Lenovo confirms talks with 'major' IT company

China's Lenovo Group has confirmed - in an announcement to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange - that it is in talks with a major international IT company regarding an acquisition. The other party was not named. The announcement comes amid reports that Leno...

Toshiba plans SED-based TV in 2005

Toshiba Corp. plans to launch a television based on a new flat-panel display technology called SED (Surface-conduction Electron-emitter Display) in 2005, a company executive said Friday.

Sony to launch its first MP3 hard-disk music player

Sony is broadening support for the MP3 file format in its portable music player range. It will introduce a new hard disk-based MP3 player in December, and will offer software upgrades for earlier players with hard disk storage so they can play MP3s t...

Sharman begins defence in Kazaa case

Sharman Networks, the company behind the Kazaa peer-to-peer file sharing software, began its defence in a Sydney court room this week against charges by members of the music industry that the company aided music piracy and copyright infringement.

AMD-Fujitsu venture plans 'mega' Japanese chip plant

Spansion, the joint venture memory-chip maker formed by Advanced Micro Devices and Fujitsu, plans a major expansion of its chip-making capacity in Japan as part of its drive to overtake Intel and Samsung Electronics in the competitive flash memory ma...

NEC Electronics ties with Montavista on embedded Linux

Embedded Linux distributor MontaVista Software and Japanese chip-maker NEC Electronics have signed a deal that will see NEC Electronics resell Montavista Linux to its microprocessor customers along with custom middleware and support services, they an...

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STYLISTIC Q702

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

Anthony Grifoni

STYLISTIC Q572

For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

Steph Mundell

LIFEBOOK UH574

The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.

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STYLISTIC Q702

The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.

Simon Harriott

STYLISTIC Q702

My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.

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