Stories by Martyn Williams

Sharp, Sanyo team on networked home appliances

Sanyo and Sharp on Tuesday announced plans to work together on production of home appliances that can be connected to home electronics networks. The tie-up is part of a larger collaboration between the two companies, announced the same day, in the fi...

Use your mobile phone to buy a Coke

Thirsty users in Singapore can now buy drinks from vending machines using their mobile phones, Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel) and F&N Coca Cola (Singapore) announced Tuesday. Subscribers to SingTel's cellular network will be able to use the n...

AMD to release faster PC chips next week

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has begun shipping faster versions of its Athlon and Duron processors and, according to industry sources, will officially launch them this Thursday.

Sharp to unveil Linux PDA next week

Sharp will unveil its long-awaited Linux-based PDA (personal digital assistant) at the JavaOne conference beginning in San Francisco on June 4, according to a company source.

Samsung unveils customised Rambus DRAMs

Samsung Electronics has taken the wraps off three Rambus DRAM (dynamic random access memory) memory modules targeted at specific markets -- networking, servers and high-end personal computers -- marking a move from the current one-size-fits-all strat...

An earful of music from Sony

Sony's latest digital music player promises to give users an earful of their favorite songs. The NW-E8P, which will be available in Japan from 21 April, looks something like a hearing aid on steroids -- but with a lot more style.

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Kathy Cassidy


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

Anthony Grifoni


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

Steph Mundell


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

Andrew Mitsi


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


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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