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ARM Lends a Java Hand to Wireless Devices

ARM announced a pair of designs Wednesday that hardware makers can use to enhance the operation of wireless devices and other Internet appliances. The UK-based microprocessor design company showed its Jazelle Java-based extension and its SIMD (Single...

Red Hat Linux to Run Across IBM's New eServer Line

Red Hat and IBM demonstrated their continued interest in driving Linux toward the enterprise with a Monday announcement that Red Hat Linux will run on all of Big Blue's new eServer line of enterprise servers and with all of its Linux-enabled software...

Oracle's Ellison offers $US1M Challenge

Oracle chairman and chief executive officer Larry Ellison celebrated the release of his company's next generation 9i database Tuesday by issuing a $US1 million challenge based on the supposed strength of the new technology.

No Ruling in Napster Case

A US federal appeals court on Monday heard arguments from both sides in the Napster copyright infringement case, but did not rule on the matter of an injunction barring the file-sharing music Web site from operating.

Corel and Microsoft Patch Differences

Struggling applications vendor Corel has secured $US135 million in funding from Microsoft, part of a strategic relationship that will see the companies do joint development work on Microsoft's .Net Internet initiative.

Forget surfing, sniff the Net

The phrase "surfing the Net" managed to become a cliche in a short amount of time. France Télécom, however, now looks to let users sniff the Net, ushering a new odour to the multimedia experience.

Intel releases new chipset

Intel Wednesday released the first chipset based on its XScale microarchitecture designed to increase the processing power of Internet-based applications.

Copyright music bodies permit global Net licenses

The legal issues surrounding online music distribution may have taken a small step toward clarity Tuesday when a number of copyright organisations convened to hammer out a deal for Web-related content.

Music industry gets on copyright soapbox

While major music labels agree that the sale of music via the Web still faces hurdles, they vow that experience and market presence will help ensure that traditional music powers succeed in the digital age.

Red Hat raises flag, leads Linux charge

The open-source Linux operating system continues to move closer and closer toward widespread enterprise acceptance. The penguins came out in full force Monday with vendors releasing a number of software applications gearing Linux for heavy business u...

Bluetooth debuts in bits and pieces

Get ready folks! The Bluetooth rush is on! In recent weeks, a number of vendors have thrown their hats in the Bluetooth ring, jockeying for position in a burgeoning market.

Intel Issues Q3 Earnings Warning

All is not quiet on the European front. Intel said Thursday that the company should post lower than expected third-quarter earnings mainly due to weak demand in Europe.

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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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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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