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Let the Java games begin

Motorola is playing games with its mobile phones. On Monday the company will debut a new Java-capable mobile telephone that includes computer games programmed in Java and developed in collaboration with Sega Enterprises.

MS Outlook patch further delayed

Microsoft says the security patch announced three weeks ago for its Outlook 98 and 2000 email clients is expected to be released behind schedule some time within the next two weeks.

MS to patch things up, Outlook good

Responding to mounting complaints from users about the vulnerability of its Outlook e-mail client, Microsoft has announced it will soon deliver a security patch for some versions of the software that promises to close many of the loopholes that virus...

Sony establishes online music retailing venture

Sony Communications Network (So-net), the Internet service provider (ISP) unit of Sony, is furthering the company's push into network-based retailing with the establishment of a joint venture to sell music online, it announced yseterday.

PlayStation 2 mania hits online auction sites

With the Saturday morning clamor for PlayStation 2 (PS2) consoles continuing into this week and warnings from maker Sony Computer Entertainment (SCEI) about short-term shortages of units due to supply problems with memory cards, lucky owners are look...

NEC details reorganisation

NEC on Wednesday in Tokyo added details to its plan first outlined in September last year to refocus the company around the Internet.

UPDATE: eBay, Amazon, Hit by Attacks

A day after the US Web sites of Yahoo were targeted with a denial of service attack, , eBay and have all said problems experienced by their Web sites yesterday were due to similar attacks.

Bulletin: Ebay, Confirm Sites Attacked

A day after the U.S. Web sites of Yahoo Inc. were targeted with a denial of service attack, Ebay Inc. and Inc. have both said problems experienced by their Web sites today were due to similar attacks.

Sony opens first major e-commerce site

Sony has formed a new subsidiary to market the company's consumer electronics products online. Called Sony Japan, the new company is Sony's biggest push yet into the e-commerce arena in Japan.

NEC recalls 86,000 PCs in Japan

NEC is recalling 86,000 personal computers in Japan because of a problem with the power supply that could cause the machine to shut down during use.

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

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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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