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Unofficial figures make CES a big success

Walking the show floor at CES this year it was clear that there were more people there than the last couple of years (and most of them seemed to be standing in front of the Microsoft stand watching other attendees play Kinect). The Intel, Motorola, Samsung, Sony, LG and Panasonic stands were also crowded all week, taxi and bus lines were far longer than last year, show rates at hotels sold out early in December and most restaurants had queues for tables again - which we hadn't seen since 2008.

January 13, 2011 by

Fujitsu adds server to 'zero-watt' hardware portfolio

(Updated July 25, 2010, to add pricing) For smaller companies that are interested in a more energy-efficiency entry level server, Fujitsu has just come out with the Primergy TX100 S2, based on the Intel Xeon processor 3400 series.The big value proposition for the new hardware is that it draws zero watts during its off state; most other server models draw some sort of residual power even they are supposedly powered down.

July 22, 2010 by

$599 Viliv S5 ultra portable PC is looking good

I owned a couple UMPC devices in the past (Samsung Q1 and Fujitsu U810), but then decided to stick with a MSI Wind netbook for my mobile computing needs. James has me actually considering a new slate ultra-portable computer though with his extensive posts on the upcoming Viliv S5 device. This computer is quite compact and has some great specs such as the 1.33 GHz Intel Atom processor, 1GB RAM, 60GB hard drive, 4.8 inch 1024x600 resolution touch screen display, WiFi, Bluetooth, integrated GPS receiver, and Windows XP.

April 21, 2009 by

MobileTechRoundup show #138, Doesn't anyone else have a Nerd Club at work?

James, Kevin, and I spent a bit more time than planned talking about the upcoming iPhone 3G on MobileTechRoundup show #138, but we eventually did move on to talk about lots more in the world of mobile tech. I talked about my experiences with upgrading the Nokia N78 over the air and James is going to try it out soon too. How much can be said about WiMAX and how much will it cost? Kevin let me know about Ubuntu MID Edition and I may actually load it on my Fujitsu U810 since the Intel A110 processor is supported. Great news that the public beta of Opera Mobile 9.5 will soon be available for Windows Mobile and UIQ owners. We also introduced listeners to the Nerd Club.

June 27, 2008 by

Willcom D4 runs with an Intel Atom processor in a sleek form factor

I am a big fan of ultra portable devices and particularly enjoy using my Fujitsu U810 with long battery life. I just read about the Willcom D4 UMPC over on the CNET Asia Crave blog and have to say this looks like one impressive device. It is one of the first devices running with an Intel Atom processor. Akihabara News was able to get some hands-on time with the device and posted over 80 photos showing it off in all its glory.

April 14, 2008 by

S'pore govt deepens infocomm push

Together with Intel, Microsoft and Fujitsu, the country's infocomm body launches showcase displaying technologies likely to be used across the public sector in the future.

August 25, 2006 by

Lab to boost Linux for Japan

The Open Source Development Lab (OSDL) has formed a Japanese group to improve Linux's ability to handle languages that have many more characters than the Roman alphabet. Hitachi, Fujitsu, Miracle Linux, Mitsubishi, NEC, Toshiba, IBM and Intel will work on improving support for the larger character sets as well as other requirements for Linux in Japan, OSDL said Tuesday.

September 9, 2003 by

Gear makers team for wireless broadband

Gear makers have joined a nonprofit group looking to promote wireless access to high-speed broadband connections. Component and equipment makers, including Intel, Nokia and Fujitsu Microelectronics America, announced Tuesday that they will be working with WiMAX to help promote and certify compatibility and interoperability of equipment for wirelessly accessing high-speed broadband connections.

April 8, 2003 by

Fujitsu begins shipping Pentium 4 notebook

Fujitsu PC has begun shipping its first Pentium 4 notebook. The notebook, a new LifeBook C Series model, includes a Pentium 4-M mobile processor from Intel, a 15-inch display, and ATI Technologies' Radeon 7500 graphics chip. When configured with a 1.6GHz Pentium 4-M, 256MB of RAM, a 30GB hard drive, and a DVD/CD-Rewritable drive, the machine costs $1,999. Buyers can also choose to add a larger 40GB hard drive and more memory, up to 512MB. Fujitsu joins a number of PC makers who have launched Pentium 4-M notebooks since Intel introduced the chip in early March. --John Spooner, Special to ZDNet News

March 26, 2002 by

Linux toolmaker lands cash from Panasonic

Panasonic, the consumer-electronics powerhouse, has invested in embedded Linux seller MontaVista Software. MontaVista produces versions of Linux and associated programming tools for non-PC computing devices such as network routers, handheld computers and automatic teller machines. Sunnyvale, Calif.-based MontaVista announced the investment Tuesday, but didn't disclose how much Panasonic is investing. MontaVista announced a $28 million investment in January from Sony, IBM, and previous investors including U.S. Venture Partners, Alloy Ventures, Intel Capital, RRE Ventures and WR Hambrecht. Panasonic is a subsidiary of Matsushita Electric Industrial. --Stephen Shankland, Special to ZDNet News

March 12, 2002 by

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