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January 12, 2012 by

Happy Birthday, Sinclair QL - 28 years today

It was a time before the GUI, when computers were micros, when memory was measured in kilobytes and storage strategy meant choosing whether to buy a second five and a quarter inch floppy drive. It was eleven days before the launch of the Apple Macintosh.

June 1, 2011

A month with the BlackBerry PlayBook 16GB

You only really get to know a piece of technology when you spend some time with it — especially one as personal and as different from your usual way of working as a tablet. It's been nearly a month since I first started using a BlackBerry PlayBook, and it's time for a more considered look at RIM's approach to the tablet form factor — and at the operating system that promises to be the future of its smartphones as well as powering all its tablet devices, QNX.

January 21, 2010 by


The PsiXpda deliberately calls to mind a superbly well-designed and popular handheld from the past, but suffers by comparison. It's a good but not great device, the main issues being ergonomics and battery life.

February 25, 2009 by

Intel joins Dell in fight against 'netbook' trademark

Intel has joined the fight against Psion over the "netbook" trademark, arguing that the public already uses the term in a generic manner to represent "extensions of the notebook category, smaller computers purpose-built for mobile Internet access," according to the Courthouse News Service.

November 22, 2008 by

Why Apple and Google need to get into the Netbook business

This crappy photo-edit of a fairly standard netbook design illustrates the power of Apple branding.ZDNet Editor in Chief Larry Dignan recently picked up a Dell Inspiron Mini 9 Ubuntu Netbook and pinged me for tech support questions regarding his new toy -- he couldn't get it functioning on his home wireless network.

May 27, 2008 by


We're looking forward to a second iteration of this clamshell-format Windows Mobile 6.0 smartphone with a bigger inner screen and support for document editing.

July 10, 2006 by

ZDNet UK at 10: 1996 and all that

Remember 1996, when the hot IT news revolved around NT 4.0, Netscape Navigator, and the aborted merger of Psion and Amstrad. And the launch of an online news site called ZDNet UK...

April 14, 2006 by

Origami Project update: changing mobile computing

Dustin has posted some news about the forthcoming UMPC releases from TabletKiosk and Samsung at The Origami Project blog and some new blogs and promotions being planned. What I found most interesting in his post was the following comment:

September 3, 2004 by

I.TECH Virtual Keyboard

This innovative laser-projected keyboard works surprisingly well, but there are enough rough edges to deter the majority of mobile professionals.


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