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IDF - Intel to detail XScale, McKinley and more

Intel Corp. will tout products including its recently announced XScale processor for PDAs (personal digital assistants) and its high-end chips for servers at its developer forum here next week, company executives said in a briefing last week.

Apple, Ericsson, Sun team on wireless content platform

Apple Computer Inc., L.M. Ericsson Telephone Co. and Sun Microsystems Inc. partnered to create a technology platform for delivering multimedia content such as movie clips and news programs to wireless devices, the companies announced Tuesday.

Intel ups the ante with XScale PDA chips

Only a week after first demonstrating its new chip family aimed at PDAs (personal digital assistants) and other handheld devices, Intel has begun shipping to hardware manufacturers small quantities of the first two chips from that family, the company...

OS 5, ARM offer users more choices

One of the most visible benefits to Palm Inc.'s move to a new operating system and a new processor family is that it will bring consumers a wider variety of devices, David Fedor PalmSource Inc.'s evangelist and architect told developers Tuesday.

AMD preparing for Hammer release

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is on track to ship sample versions of its upcoming 64-bit processor to customers next quarter, an executive said in a Banc of America Securities Webcast on Wednesday.

AMD, UMC partner on Singapore wafer fab

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) and contract chip manufacturer United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC) will form a joint venture company that will own and operate a new wafer manufacturing plant in Singapore, the companies said Thursday.

Nvidia expected to unveil GeForce 4 next week

Graphics chip maker Nvidia is expected to unveil its GeForce 4 family at a press conference scheduled for next week in San Francisco, according to sources familiar with the company's plans.

Toshiba unveils ultra-thin 802.11 notebook

Toshiba America Information Systems Inc. (TAIS) uncovered its thinnest notebook yet on Monday, the Portégé 2000, which weighs less than three pounds and has built-in support for wireless networking.

Hercules drops NVidia for ATI chips

Hercules Technologies has stopped using chips from NVidia Corp. on its graphics boards, announcing last week that it will use chips from ATI Technologies Inc. instead.

Palm releases Bluetooth software development kit

Palm's operating system division has launched a test version of a software development kit (SDK) for Bluetooth, allowing developers to make a start on building applications that work with the wireless networking standard, the company said Monday.

CES - Royal touts low-cost Linux PDA

While Sharp's Zaurus got most of the attention in the field of Linux PDAs (Personal Digital Assistant) at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Royal Consumer Information Products quietly unveiled at the show its Royal Lin@x PDA, ...

CES - Wi-Fi products trickle in at CES

Wireless networking didn't quite steal the show at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES), but one or two vendors were here to show new products based in the 801.11b standard, also known as Wi-Fi. Meanwhile, at least one vendor offered a glimpse...

HP must keep moving forward, Fiorina says

Carly Fiorina has not softened her position on the proposed merger between Hewlett-Packard Co. and Compaq Computer Corp. If anything, HP's chief executive officer has become even more combative in the face of criticism from opponents of the merger.

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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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