TechXNY: Tablet PC OS slated for November

Microsoft will launch its anticipated tablet PC operating system in November, Microsoft Group Vice President of Productivity and Business Services Jeff Raikes said here Tuesday in the opening keynote of TechXNY/PC Expo.

TechXNY show preview: Consumers lured, too

Attendees of the annual PC Expo/TechXNY here this week will notice some changes. The 20-year-old event is formally switching its name to TechXNY and is playing host to more consumer electronics gear than in the past.

Palladium concerns Microsoft's competitors, not lawyers

Microsoft's Palladium security system has sparked concern among some of the company's competitors in the operating system market, as well as with consumer and digital-rights advocates, but lawyers and security companies are less troubled.

TechXNY: HP announces Evo D510 e-pc, consumer desktops

Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) will combine elements from two of its desktop PC lines by releasing an update to its Compaq Evo D510 that makes use of the small form factor of HP's e-pc, the company said Tuesday at TECHXNY in New York. The system is due to ...

HP begins printer line revamp with three new inkjets

Hewlett-Packard on Tuesday announced plans to totally revamp its printer and imaging business between now and early next year, as the company rolls out more than 50 new products to replace the devices in their current lineup.

Search upstart Teoma releases toolbar

Citing the loudening drumbeat of consumer demand as its impetus, Internet search site unveiled its first Web browser toolbar Tuesday, offering search addicts the ability to perform a Teoma query wherever they are on the Web.

Apple apologises to Gartner for misleading press release

Apple Computer Australia has issued an apology to research and advisory firm Gartner. The company was expressing regret over a recent report, published by Apple Australia and carried in good faith by IT news Web sites worldwide, that recounted the cl...

Toshiba unwraps wireless gear for home, offices

Wireless computing is taking center stage this week in New York at TECHXNY, and Toshiba Corp. will be in the thick of it with several announcements of new hardware and software that help connect home and business users wirelessly to the Internet.

Intel launches 2GHz Mobile P4 chips

Intel is launching its 2GHz Mobile Pentium 4-M processor Monday, and major vendors including Dell Computer Corp., Hewlett-Packard Co., and Gateway Inc. are rolling out 2-GHz notebooks this week, with other vendors following soon.

Bluetooth adoption is years away

Despite the hype surrounding Bluetooth, mass adoption of this technology for wireless communications is still years away, according to industry experts speaking at the Bluetooth Congress in Amsterdam.

Infineon, Micron join on DRAM for new mobile devices

German memory-chip maker Infineon Technologies AG and rival U.S. memory maker Micron Technology Inc. will collaborate on the development of CellularRAM memory, a type of DRAM (dynamic RAM) chip aimed at mobile devices using 2.5G and 3G (third-generat...

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Kathy Cassidy


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

Anthony Grifoni


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

Steph Mundell


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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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


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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