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Windows Phone 7 Series

Microsoft has finally made the official announcement about the next version of Windows Mobile – Windows Phone 7 Series – but there’s a long list of questions that Microsoft says it won’t answer until the MIX conference in March. In the meantime, here’s what we do know about the phones that will be on sale for ‘the holiday season’ (which to US companies starts in October or November).

February 16, 2010 by First Take


Samsung N210 netbook

Samsung’s N210 netbook is one of the new breed. By which we mean that it offers up to 12 hours of battery life, according to the marketing blurb.

February 12, 2010 by First Take


Virtual essentials for 2010

Designed for companies with up to 500 users, System Center Essentials (SCE) takes Microsoft’s enterprise management tools and makes them accessible to small to mid-size organisations via a single, easy to use, integrated console. It can be used to monitor Windows server availability and automatically identify and fix problems.

February 4, 2010 by First Take


Fujitsu Lifebook T4410

Convertible Tablet PCs have never really taken off in a business context, and they are far from ubiquitous. But Fujitsu has been committed to the format for many years, and its regularly refreshed range includes a number of models.

January 20, 2010 by First Take

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Nokia Booklet 3G

Nokia’s newest category of device is the mini laptop. It isn’t groundbreaking, it doesn’t do anything that has not been done before, yet it comes in at a hefty price.

January 13, 2010 by First Take


Sony PM5 Bloggie HD video camera

Sony’s PM5 Bloggie HD video camera was unveiled at CES 2010 in Las Vegas. They’re Sony’s answer to Cisco’s popular Flip, and they could have been just another pocket video camera.

January 11, 2010 by First Take


140-character reference

You'd have thought there couldn't possibly be anything sufficiently complicated about typing 140-character messages to warrant writing a book about how to do it, but at least three people think you're wrong.Tim O'Reilly (http://twitter.

January 8, 2010 by First Take


Lenovo takes ThinkPads to the Edge

Lenovo has just announced a number of revisions to its ThinkPad range of business notebooks, plus a couple of interesting new departures from its traditional offerings. The company is also using AMD processors for the first time in the ThinkPad's long history.

January 5, 2010 by First Take