Stories by Martyn Williams

Report: Hitachi, Matsushita to tie on LCDs

Hitachi and Matsushita Electric Industrial have reached a basic agreement to jointly produce liquid crystal display (LCD) panels and Hitachi has invited Toshiba to also participate, according to a report in the Friday morning edition of the Nihon Kei...

Toshiba announces 60GB, 1.8-inch hard-disk drive

Toshiba will begin mass-producing a 60G-byte, 1.8-inch hard-disk drive before the end of the year, it said Wednesday. Such drives are commonly used in digital music players and sub-notebook computers.

HD-DVD comes out fighting, launch in 2005

The HD-DVD (High Definition/High Density-DVD) next-generation optical disc format got a boost Monday with the announcement by Toshiba and NEC that they plan to launch compatible products next year and with word that a major Japanese content producer ...

Hitachi develops one-button text input terminal

Hitachi has developed a prototype system that gives the ability to input simple messages into a computer to those unable to type. The system, called Mobile Den-no-shin, works with a custom computer that resembles a tablet PC and uses a single push-bu...

Long lines await iPod mini's Tokyo debut

Apple Computer began international sales of its iPod mini digital music player on Saturday and opened the doors of its Tokyo store to a line of more than one thousand people.

Panasonic shows IPv6 camera, printer

Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd., better known by its Panasonic brand name, has unveiled a network camera and printer that offer support for IPv6, the latest version of the Internet Protocol.

Samsung unveils clamshell gaming phone

Following in Nokia's footsteps, Samsung Electronics this week released its own version of a gaming cell phone. Samsung has come up with a slightly new form factor for its phone and has chosen to modify the clamshell design it favors for many of its h...

Sony launches hard-disk Walkman

Sony has unveiled its first hard-disk drive-based digital music player to bear the Walkman name. The device was launched on Thursday as the Walkman brand marked its 25th anniversary.

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STYLISTIC Q702

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

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STYLISTIC Q572

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

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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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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.

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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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