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PsiXpdaEarlier this month I mentioned the PsiXpda in my personal blog. Now I have one and I’ve had the chance spend a little bit of time using it.

December 21, 2009 by First Take


Toshiba JournE Touch

Look around the room at any meeting these days and you see the back of a lot of laptop screens, with as many people catching up on email as taking notes or doing relevant research. We've even met managers who go around the room shutting laptops to kick off the meeting.

December 18, 2009 by First Take


Toshiba Satellite Pro T130

Toshiba Satellite Pro T130Toshiba’s Satellite T series of notebooks is all about CULV processing. There are two models in the range, the 13.

December 16, 2009 by First Take


Acer TravelMate Timeline 1820p

I’ve spent a couple of days with a European generic sample of Acer’s upcoming TravelMate Timeline 1820p, and I have to say I’m quite keen to get my hands on a final UK build.The notebook sports an 11.

December 15, 2009 by First Take


Windows Home Server Power Pack 3

It's been in beta since July 2009, but Microsoft has finally released the Power Pack 3 (PP3) service pack for its Windows Home Server (WHS) storage and backup operating system. This is an important and timely update as one its main features is the addition of full Windows 7 client integration.

December 4, 2009 by First Take


Acer Aspire One D250 with Android

Dual boot notebooks are nothing new. But getting Android into a netbook is new, and I was interested to see how Acer’s Aspire One D250 with Android coped.

December 3, 2009 by First Take


Samsung Omnia Pro B7610

When Microsoft announced Windows Mobile 6.5, the company said it was keen on expanding into consumer markets.

December 1, 2009 by First Take


Shiny, shiny, shiny

If you’re impressed by shiny little boxes you’ll love Pano System, a VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) solution from Pano Logic, which features a unique “zero client” device in the form of a glossy three inch metal cube.Unlike traditional thin clients, designed to work with Windows Terminal Services, the tiny Pano Device has no CPU, memory or any kind of local storage.

November 30, 2009 by First Take

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Toshiba TG01 running Windows Mobile 6.5

When we first saw the TG01 from Toshiba we were both delighted and displeased. There was a lot to like, but Toshiba’s cranky front end to its operating system Windows Mobile 6.

November 18, 2009 by First Take


Mobile business social network tools coming on BlackBerry

The APIs that RIM is opening up for the BlackBerry platform leapfrog what’s available on other mobile platforms, with free push updates, unified advertising and payment options and not just the standard ‘where you are’ geolocation but the innovative ‘when will you get where you’re going’ option.

November 11, 2009 by First Take