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BlackBerry wins latest Patent Office ruling

Research in Motion has announced that the US Patent and Trademark Office has issued what is known as a final office action, rejecting all claims by NTP on one of its disputed patents.

CES - Wireless wows 'em at crowded Vegas show

"It was very overwhelming." That was how Andrew Hintz, Internet technology director for the California Democratic Party, summed up Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates' razzle-dazzle digital lifestyle presentation at last week's sprawling, hyperkinetic Inte...

CES - New WLAN chips take on video, voice

Chip makers are showcasing their next generation wireless LAN chips at the Consumer Electronics Show this week, with many of the silicon advances focused on dealing with multimedia.

NetGear ships multi-standard WLAN card

Wireless LAN vendor NetGear this week begins shipping what it says is the first network interface card that can run on three different kinds of wireless LANs.

ViewSonic enters the Pocket PC arena

Try to imagine a handheld computer with Microsoft Corp. Pocket PC software for under US$300. Next imagine the same device with a powerful Intel X-scale processor. Finally, imagine buying your next handheld from Viewsonic, which Monday outlined its pl...

IBM plots course for Informix database

With the US$1 billion acquisition of the Informix database business that closed Monday, IBM Corp. will roughly double its business in Unix and Windows NT/2000 databases.

Java chip for handhelds unveiled

On Monday, Zucotto Systems formally announced its Java microprocessor, which is designed to supercharge Java applications on a range of handheld devices.

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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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LIFEBOOK UH574

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

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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