O2’s longstanding Xda line includes a range of Windows Mobile-based devices. But the Xda Venn adds something new, as it's the first 'dual slider' Xda smartphone.
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Ebook readers have come a long way since their inception, the market being pushed along by the likes of Sony and Amazon. Sony in particular has set the bar high in terms of physical design, and the several companies currently active in the market and producing devices for the UK are playing catchup.
The new Dell Latitude Z isn't the only new laptop with the option of a wireless dock.
At first glance, HP's newly-announced StorageWorks X500 Data Vault range of NAS devices bear more than a passing resemblance to its recently-updated range of MediaSmart Servers that are powered by Windows Home Server (WHS). Closer inspection reveals them to be almost identical, the crucial difference being that the X500 is aimed squarely at what HP calls 'small and emerging businesses'.
Hot on the heels of the first certified USB 3.0 product to become commercially available — NEC's µPD720200 host controller chip — is what Buffalo Technology claims is the first device you'll be able to plug into a USB 3.
Storage vendor LaCie has been showing off its new 12big rack-mounted storage box aimed at media and graphics companies. LaCie, best-known for its standalone storage systems, says that there's nothing like it on the market, as it brings ease-of-use to high-end professional storage.
The fourth update to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 operating system (RHEL 5.4) features the usual performance and scalability enhancements.
Unified communications — the integration of IP telephony, conferencing, messaging, presence and IM — is becoming increasingly prevalent in businesses, and obviously has a strong voice component. To serve this market, headset manufacturer Plantronics has come up with a clever wireless unit, the Savi Office WO100, that lets you use desk phones, soft phones and PC-based audio with maximum flexibility.
Seagate has announced global shipment of its new flagship 3.5in.
Since it took over Symbol back in 2006, Motorola has been a leader in the enterprise handheld market, and its new MC9500 product looks set to cement that position.The rugged MC9500 is aimed at workers who are likely to encounter more challenging conditions than your average mobile professional.