Interest in VOIP grows at CeBIT

Telephony has not been a big theme traditionally at the Cebit trade show -- until now. Interest is surging as voice evolves into one of many software applications that businesses and consumers can now run on their office or home IP (Internet protocol...

Trapeze offers multi-vendor WLANs with D-Link

Wireless switch vendor Trapeze has announced a scheme to manage other vendors' access points. It will begin selling a new D-Link access point in April, and promises that its Open Access Point Initiative will integrate many other existing APs, before ...

Microsoft set to launch 64-bit blitz

Microsoft next month will finally ship the long-awaited 64-bit editions of its latest server and client operating systems--and the move is just the tip of a 64-bit iceberg.

Innovative VoIP Gear for Small Businesses

While large IP PBX vendors continue to build on server-based platforms, some international firms are taking different approaches to small-business VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) telephone systems.

Smaller SD memory card on the horizon

The TransFlash memory card format developed by SanDisk is close to being adopted as a member of the SD (Secure Digital) family of cards, the SD Card Association said Monday.

Toshiba shows fuel cell prototype

Toshiba used the Cebit trade show to demonstrate for the first time an operating prototype fuel cell for notebook PCs, but the company, citing size, weight and regulatory concerns, said it will not commercialize the technology for about another three...

Nintendo lifts lid off its next-gen console

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata gave his keynote at the Game Developer's Conference held in San Francisco last Thursday, outlining what lies ahead for its next-generation console codenamed Revolution.

Cebit: It's big, but not a big mess

From MP3 players to mainframe computers, this year's Cebit has it all. But the world's biggest computer trade fair has avoided becoming the unfocused sprawl that led Comdex to its downfall, visitors here said this week.

AMD sticking with DDR memory in 2005

While the PC industry is expecting the transition to DDR2 (double data rate 2) memory to get under way later this year, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has no plans to modify its current chips to support DDR2 this year, the company said Friday at the Ce...

Mozilla ditches browser suite

The Mozilla Foundation is cutting off development of its flagship Mozilla browser suite with the current 1.7.x line, but says it will back a community-supported version of the suite for those that wish to continue using it.

Campaign to save Visual Basic 6 gathers support

An online petition gathering signatures to save Microsoft's Visual Basic 6 programming language will not change the company's intention to cut free support on March 31, a Microsoft representative said on Thursday afternoon.

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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.

Andrew Mitsi


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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