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AMD uncloaks tablet processor plans

AMD has updated its product roadmap, announcing for the first time that it will be creating ultra-low power (ULP) processors for the tablet market. "We want to hit the volume sweet spots of the industry," said AMD Global Business Units general manager Lisa Su, speaking at the company's Financial Analyst Day in Santa Clara, …
Rik Myslewski, 02 Feb 2012
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HP's Hurd points out flat and spotty US in Q3

HP boss Mark Hurd sketched out a "flattish" picture of the US market, but confirmed the company was seeing worldwide growth as he aired third quarter earnings yesterday. Hurd also offered a couple of crumbs of detail on his ambitions for EDS – once the services giant has been borged by HP – and gave Wall Street analysts a …
Joe Fay, 21 May 2008
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Kicking songwriters for fun and profit

Why are the EFF and Public Knowledge ganging up with their traditional adversaries - big telecomms companies and major record labels - to screw songwriters? The globally successful ringtone business is now on the wane, but it has made lots of people happy in recent years. Customers cheerfully handed over real money for a few …
Andrew Orlowski, 03 Jul 2009
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Europe drives PC sales growth

Champagne corks will be popping in PC sales departments this festive season, so says yesterday's IDC report predicting a 12 percent volume boost from October to December. European sales is the driving force behind this demand, with worldwide volume expanding 11 per cent to 89 million for the entire year. Vigorous growth for 1999 …
Linda Harrison, 09 Dec 1998
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Dell debuts own-brand handheld

Dell today starts selling its first own-brand handheld, a Pocket PC PDA retailing from $199 (after something called a mail-in rebate of $50). Called the Dell Axim X5, the basic model comes with a 300MHz Intel XScale CPU and 32MB of SDRAM and 32MB of Flash Rom. A more fully-specced device with a 400MHz XScale chip, 64MB of SDRAM …
Drew Cullen, 18 Nov 2002
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Nokia and T-Mobile USA pin their hopes on mobile Web 2.0

The US cellcos, traditionally behind their Asian and European counterparts in advanced mobile trends, are making up for all that by being the first truly to embrace the mobile internet and Web 2.0. This could, ironically, provide a major opportunity for that most European of vendors, Nokia, which is leading the charge to bring …
Wireless Watch, 13 Oct 2006