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Rosedale chips fuel Intel's WiMax drive

Intel expects its first-generation WiMax chips to spawn devices for wireless broadband end users that cost less than US$200 and won't require a visit by a service provider, a company executive said Tuesday.

SK Telecom previews file sharing for 3G phones

South Korean mobile operator SK Telecom previewed a file-sharing application for cell phones this week that will let users swap files, including ring tones, music and videos over its 3G (third-generation) network.

Primus claims secure broadband first

Australia’s fourth largest ISP, Primus Telecom, has launched a secure DSL service in the hope of boosting its credibility as a tier-one carrier. The new service will see the ISP partner with Trend Micro and Check Point to create what it claims is the...

Microsoft sees open source as immediate threat

Microsoft sees open source software as a more pervasive threat to its business than ever, threatening the company's market share and potentially forcing price cuts, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Intel unveils Yonah dual-core mobile chip

Intel outlined its plans for a dual-core mobile processor and platform technology Wednesday, but declined to provide any details about the dual-core future of its flagship Pentium 4 desktop processor.

Longhorn cuts delay Microsoft Business Framework

By cutting WinFS from Longhorn and indefinitely delaying the storage system, Microsoft has also again delayed the Microsoft Business Framework (MBF), a new Windows programming layer that is closely tied to WinFS.

Sony unveils HDV camcorder

Sony will begin selling its first high-definition video camcorder in Japan on October 15, and worldwide by the end of the year, the company said in an announcement Tuesday. While the camcorder is compatible with Japan's HVD high-definition digital vi...

Intel's Rosedale chip brings WiMax closer

Intel has begun shipping samples of its first WiMax chip, called Rosedale, and the first network trials based on the technology will start next year, a senior company executive said Tuesday.

Open sourcers revolt against Microsoft antispam plan

Two prominent open-source software groups have rejected a proposed technology standard backed by Microsoft that would close a loophole used to send unsolicited commercial ("spam") e-mail, citing unresolved patent and licensing issues with the standar...

Intel confirms Yonah dual-core notebook chip

Intel executives will spend part of Wednesday at the Intel Developer Forum talking about Yonah, the company's first dual-core notebook chip, said Paul Otellini, president and chief operating officer at Intel.

Parallel processing coming to a desktop near you

Intel and the PC industry are about to go through a major change in the way client computers are designed, built and marketed, said Intel President and Chief Operating Officer Paul Otellini during his introductory address Tuesday at the Intel Develop...

Samsung sticks hard-disk drive in new phone

Samsung has stuck a hard-disk drive in its new mobile phone. The handset was unveiled at the ITU Telecom Asia event in South Korea and is the first mobile phone of its kind in the world, the company says.

Intel unwires education sector

Intel has begun a push to 'unwire' Australia's education sector, creating a wireless environment for 25 local universities and earmarking a further 270 in the Asia-Pacific region.

Kazaa security hole undermines network

On Friday IT managers got a fresh reason, if they needed one, to keep Kazaa and Grokster peer-to-peer software off users' PCs: an unpatched security hole that affects both applications.

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

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

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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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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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