What if Hutchison walks away from 3G?
Posted on 11-Jun-2003 19:58 News, Mobile
With lower than expected subscription numbers, 3 (Hutchison brand for 3G operations) reduced prices in what can be the start of a price war. Also, rumours are that the financial operation is completely separated from other Hutchison interests, making it easy to the operator to walk away from this venture. (Comments)
Intel celebrates 25 years of Intel Architecture products and one billion chips
Posted on 11-Jun-2003 03:28 News, General
Intel is celebrating the 25th anniversary of a processing architecture that has spawned an industry: the Intelģ architecture (or x86). It all began with the 8086 CPU, which was the logical evolution of Intel's processor family to 16-bits, and a follow on to the successful 8080 and 8085 chips. Intel's goal at the time was to retain backward compatibility with the large installed base of 8-bit code, while providing a greater address space (a full 1MB!) and faster clock speeds of up to 5 MHz. (Comments)
New version of Bluetooth 1.2 included in new CSR chips
Posted on 10-Jun-2003 07:47 News, Bluetooth
CSR announced the launch of its third generation single chip silicon, marking a major step in the evolution of Bluetooth silicon. BlueCore3 is the first complete implementation of the Bluetooth v1.2 standard (including all optional features of the standard) which improves coexistence of Bluetooth with other 2.4GHz systems, and allow for new services, like stereo headphones and more (Comments)
Is the Pocket PC fading?
Posted on 10-Jun-2003 07:40 News, Windows Mobile Pocket PC
Jeff Kirvin, from writingonyourpalm.net looks at how Microsoft is moving slower in the PDA and handheld markets, and forecasts a time where these MS devices may go away, giving space for tablet PCs and pure MS Smartphones. (Comments)
CNET Video: Viewsonic stacked displays
Posted on 9-Jun-2003 07:26 News, Windows Mobile Pocket PC
In this CNET Video (6:19) Young Bae, senior product manager, ViewSonic discuss about the "display-centric era", and how Viewsonic comes with a new series of ThinEdge high-definition monitors that are designed to be stacked on top of one another as well as placed side by side. (Comments)