Sony Ericsson launches five new mobile phones Z710 Included

Sony Ericsson on Thursday announced five new mobile phones for the end-of-year holiday shopping season, including two flip phones, two Walkman phones and one with Chinese character handwriting recognition. The Z710 business phone looks interesting and more information on it can be found here. The more expensive Z710 business phone, priced between 200 and 300 …more

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Microsoft plans mobile DRM with NTT DoCoMo

Microsoft is planning on getting into the mobile digital rights management (DRM) market and has signed a deal with Japan’s NTT DoCoMo phone company. The deal is to standardize that provider’s phones with Windows Media Audio and Windows Media DRM. Microsoft has big plans to get a universal DRM standard at some point, based around …more

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GameStop Knocks Off Estimate

GameStop reported better-than-expected first-quarter earnings Thursday as sales more than doubled, thanks to the acquisition of Electronics Boutique. Who said that all gaming companies are doing bad? GameStop earned $11.7 million, or 15 cents a share, in the quarter, compared with $10.3 million, or 19 cents a share, a year ago (the average number of …more

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Asustek gets Apple team ready at factory for volume production of MacBook

In line with the latest launch of Apple Computer?s Intel Core Duo-based MacBook, Asustek Computer has camped out its design team specializing in Apple products at the company?s manufacturing facilities in Suzhou in preparation for volume production, according to sources at Taiwan notebook makers. pple released the detail specifications regarding the long-anticipated MacBook on its …more

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Pioneer Ships First PC-Based Blue-Ray Burner

Today, Pioneer announced the release of the BDR-101A, the first PC-Based Blu-ray Disc Burner. Rewritable media from TDK, and software from Roxio give this burner 50GB of capacity on a dual layer Blu-ray disc (BD-R & BD-RE). Unfortunately, the read/write speed is only 2x with the IDE (ATA/66) interface. Is HD burning and mass storage …more

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Apple Suit Seen Hurting Creative in Long Run

MP3 music player maker Creative’s U.S. patent lawsuit against Apple has boosted the loss-making Singapore firm’s shares, but analysts fear it will disrupt management turnaround efforts. I find it interesting that a lawsuit helped jump Creative shares 10 percent in just a single day! On Wednesday morning, Creative shares rose as much as 9.3 percent …more

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H-P earnings up 51 percent

Hewlett-Packard Co.’s fiscal second-quarter profit rose 51 percent Tuesday as the printer and computer company benefitted from cost-cutting, gains in PC market share and higher revenue. This is a shocker to some, but expected after all the cost cutting H-P has done in recent months. For the three months ended April 30, HP earned $1.46 …more

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The RIAA sues XM Satellite Radio Over Infringement

The recording industry on Tuesday sued XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc., alleging its Inno device that can store music infringes on copyrights and transforms a passive radio experience into the equivalent of a digital download service like iTunes. A spokesman for the Recording Industry Association of America, comprising major labels such as Vivendi Universal’s Universal …more

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NVIDIA Launches GeForce Go 7200 Mobile GPU For Notebooks

NVIDIA Corporation today announced the new NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150 integrated graphics processor (IGP) and NVIDIA nForce Go 430 media communications processor (MCP) are now available in the HP Pavilion dv2000 series and Compaq Presario V3000 series of notebook PCs. In other news they also launched the GeForce Go 7200 Mobile GPU for notebooks! In …more

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Mushkin Inks Distribution Partnership with Sirius Computer

Mushkin Enhanced has just announced a new partnership with Sirius Computer Technik GmbH that Mushkin hopes will increase their presence in Europe. Mushkin has been making a number of moves in the industry since new ownership took over last year. This partnership will provide Mushkin with the solid foundation needed to distribute and support the …more

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ATI Launches Radeon Xpress 1100 Chipsets For Notebooks

Today ATI announced a new family of chipsets in the Radeon Xpress 1100 series designed to support AMD Turion 64 X2 mobile technology. The new chipsets focus on long battery life, faster integrated graphics, and support for Vista, to allow OEMs to produce higher performing, thinner, lighter notebook designs. The Radeon Xpress 1100 series delivers …more

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Epox to use ATI chipsets for AMD’s AM2 Processors

Fudo over at The Inq. is reporting that Epox has jumped ship and has started to use ATI chipsets on their upcoming socket AM2 motherboards. This is interesting news if it proves true as Epox used to only use NVIDIA chipsets on their AMD motherboards. Epox has decided to go for the rather successful RD580 …more

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ECS Website Shows AMD Socket AM2 ATI Radeon Xpress 1100 Motherboard Listed

Motherboard maker ECS – aka Elitegroup – has posted details of its first Socket AM2 mobo, a product based on ATI’s as-yet-unannounced Radeon Xpress 1100 chipset up on their website for all to see. At first we didn’t believe the rumor, but sure enough it can be found here. On the ECS site they claim …more

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PQI Introduces Sleek U510 16GB Flash Drive

PQI Introduces Sleek U510 16GB Flash Drive

Power Quotient International (PQI) recently introduced its high-density 16GB NAND flash-based card drive, the U510, for the mid-range to high-end memory storage market. While 16GB for a flash-based card drive is not unheard of the look of this drive is. The company points out that due to its retractable design, the U510 is as small …more

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