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HP Mini 5101

There are plenty of netbooks around, but those aimed specifically at businesspeople are few and far between. Hewlett Packard’s Mini 5101 is just that, though, and we like it.

November 4, 2009 by First Take


SharePoint 2010

With a public beta still a few weeks away, Microsoft used its recent SharePoint conference in Las Vegas to unveil the upcoming 2010 release of its collaboration and content management suite. The most obvious change is the name – SharePoint is no longer part of the Office family, even though it’s the intranet host for the Office 2010 Web Apps.

October 22, 2009 by First Take


Lexmark laser gets touchscreen

It’s become customary for every new printer to be just a little bit faster than its predecessor or, maybe, a little bit cheaper to buy or run. Radical new features are few and far between nowadays, but Lexmark has come up with a new angle it hopes will change the way businesses look at what printers can do — a built-in touchscreen.

October 16, 2009 by First Take


BlackBerry Storm2 - a vast improvement

It has been a long time coming, but Research In Motion (RIM) has finally released a successor to the BlackBerry Storm. The rather unimaginatively named Storm2 will be available exclusively via Vodafone in the UK for the time being, although other operators may follow in due course.

October 16, 2009 by First Take


T-Mobile Pulse: pay-as-you-go Android

The Android platform for smartphones has come from nowhere to a pretty high-profile position in a very short space of time. Some of the best smartphones around are Android-based.

October 14, 2009 by First Take


Extreme Networks BD8500 edge switch modules

Extreme Networks has launched a series of switch modules for its Black Diamond chassis. Aimed at the edge of the network in the wiring closet rather than the datacentre or at the core/aggregation market, the three-strong BD8500 series includes a management module and two switch port modules.

October 7, 2009 by First Take