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Sony expands Memory Stick platform

Sony is enlisting support in its battle for supremacy in the memory card market. The company, which has been battling alone since the 1998 launch of Memory Stick against formats with wider industry support, demonstrated a selection of products from o...

Internet groups establish wiretap legal hotline

Trade organisations representing most of the world's largest Internet backbone operators and service providers have established a hotline where operators can get legal advice when they receive US federal government wiretap requests.

Report: DoCoMo, Telecom NZ eye Optus Mobile

Japan's DoCoMo and Telecom New Zealand are in talks about the possibility of jointly bidding for a slice of the mobile business of the Australian company Cable & Wireless Optus, the Financial Times reported Thursday in its Asian edition.

Report: police arrest ex-Liquid Audio Japan exec

Police arrested Wednesday the former president of Internet music distribution company Liquid Audio Japan and four others on suspicion of confinement of a business colleague who was planning to start a similar company in the US, Japanese media reporte...

NEC to boost 3G R&D in Australia

NEC plans to strengthen its work in development of third-generation cellular systems by increasing its investment in research and development in Australia.

Japan plans Internet, IT training for millions

With the aim of laying the foundation for a strong future knowledge-based economy, the Japanese government Thursday unveiled an economic stimulus package with a focus on information technology and the Internet.

NEC launches bluetooth, wireless LAN products

NEC has this week launched a group of products from printers to personal computers that make use of two new wireless technologies to go someway towards freeing the desk of users from a spaghetti-like mass of cables.

LG claims first with new touch-panel LCD

LG Electronics said Tuesday its liquid crystal display (LCD) joint venture with Philips Electronics, LG Philips LCD, has succeeded in developing an LCD panel with an integrated location sensor.

LG introduces Internet washing machine

Just over three months after it introduced an Internet-enabled refrigerator, South Korea's LG Electronics has launched the second in what it hopes will eventually be a family of Net-ready home appliances.

Spot Price for 64MB DRAMs Sinks Below $US6

The price for mainstay computer memory chips sank below the $US6 level Thursday, continuing a slide that has now seen more than 30 per cent shaved off the price in the last three months. Analysts, however, said pricing may be about to rebound.

Mobile Phones Get in the Picture

It's always the way .... you see a great photo opportunity but you never have a camera to hand. The latest innovation from two of Japan and South Korea's main mobile handset makers is about to change all of that however -- the companies are building ...

Hitachi, LG Ink Optical Disc Alliance

Japan's Hitachi and South Korea's LG Electronics have announced plans to pool their knowledge and establish a joint-venture company to develop optical disc-based products for the personal computer market.

Pioneer Shows Off First DVD-R/RW Drive

Pioneer used the CEATEC electronics show in Japan last week to claim a world first and show off a prototype of a new rewritable DVD drive for personal computers.

NEC Unveils First Reflective LCD

NEC has unveiled its first example of a new type of LCD (liquid crystal display) that holds out the prospect of much longer battery life for portable products fitted with the screen.

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

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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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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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