The mobile phone company Vodafone said on Wednesday that the much anticipated Google Android phone, dubbed Magic, will be available from 5 May.The phone can be pre-ordered now from the company's website for from £15 per month for a minimum plan with no free minutes to £80.
Barker Bites Back
A look at some newsy stuff and interesting bits as well as those hopefully amusing byways of technology.
I have been a computer journalist for most of my working life although I did start in the wonderful world of accountancy. I have been editor of Compting magazine in London and prior to that held a number of editing jobs, including time spend at the late, lamented DEC Computing and was at one time London editor for Byte magazine. Outside of work, my main interests are travelling, football and baseball. I lived for some years in Boston, Mass, and became an incurable Boston Red Sox fan as a result. I have no particular qualifications for being a journalist other than a university degree and a lifelong curiosity about people.
The mobile phone company Vodafone said on Wednesday that its much anticipated Google Android phone, dubbed Magic, will be available from May 5.The phone can be pre-ordered now from the company's website for from £15 per month for a minimum plan with no free minutes to £80.
Database supplier Ingres, an Oracle competitor, has not exactly welcomed the news that its rival has just grown even bigger with the acquisition of Sun Microsystems. Ingres is, like MySQL, an open source database and the company has close ties with other open source suppliers like Red Hat.
In a time when the modern IT executive stays almost locked to a Blackberry it is hard to catch them by a surprising bit of news. All the more gratifying then to catch out a few of them at the Technology@Work event in Berlin on Monday, with the news that Oracle was buying Sun.
HP has launched data BladeSystem Matrix as a converged system that offers software, server, storage and networking in one package intended to make it easy to install a complete data centre solution, the company said.Using a single interface, the aim behind Blade System Matrix is that users have a one-stop shop to build a complete data centre solution as quickly and easily as possible.
Using technology from Wave Systems, Samsung on Thursday launched a solid state disk (SSD) with a capacity of up to 256GB and full-disk encryption.Available in a 1.
The telecommunications company, Avaya, on Wednesday said it had appointed a new managing director for the UK and Ireland, Lee Shorten.The company said in a statement that Buddie Ceronie, current vice president, UK, Ireland and Southern Africa, is leaving the company "to pursue other professional opportunities".
HP on Friday said it had filed an appeal in a patent dispute with Cornell University and the Cornell Research Foundation.Last month, the US District Court cut the amount that a jury had earlier imposed on the company from $184 million to $53 million in favour of the university.
This year Samsung is planning to launch at least three mobile phones that will be able to run the Android operating system, it has emerged.According to a report in Forbes magazine on Thursday, Dr Won-Pyo Hong, executive vice president at Samsung, has said the company's first Android phone is scheduled to launch in June.
On Thursday, the non-profit Linux Foundation (LF) announced that it was going to host the Moblin project which aims to develop mobile Linux-based applications.Moblin was a project under development by Intel which has effectively handed control over to the Linux Foundation.