Archive for October 1, 2008

Toshiba joins Netbook market

Posted: October 1, 2008 in Tech

Toshiba Computer Systems Division introduced the NB100, designed to complement the active and social lifestyle of today’s consumers either as a primary or secondary device. The 8.9’’ netbook will be available during 4th quarter 2008 throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa.

The NB100 comes with an 8.9’’ WSVGA 1024 x 600 LCD panel with an LED backlight. It is powered by the latest Intel Atom CPU and comes in two variants, one with Ubuntu Netbook Remix 1.0 and the other with Windows XP Home.

The advanced multimedia and communication capabilities prove that a down-sized netbook can yet be ready for business or multimedia applications. It offers entry-level 3D graphics with an internal graphics controller, stereo speakers and full video-playback capability. Thus it is an ideal travel companion helping to pass the time watching videos in the train or plane.

The Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR , Wifi (802.11 b/g), and 10/100 Ethernet interfaces the NB100 easily connects with peripherals or Internet access points. Three USB ports with Sleep-and-Charge function complete the rich communications functionality of Toshiba’s new netbook.

Adobe Confirms iPhone App

Posted: October 1, 2008 in Tech

Adobe has confirmed that they are indeed working on developing a version of Adobe Flash for the popular iPhone mobile device.

Adobe added that if Apple approves their project, they can make available Apple iPhone Flash plug-in in a very short time.

The technology-heavy Nasdaq dropped 199.61 points, or 9 percent, to 1983.73, the third-largest percentage decline ever. Computer stocks alone lost about US$113 billion in market value.

Apple fell 22.98, or more than 17 percent, to 105.26. HP fell 3.26, or nearly 7 percent, closing at 44.55, while Dell lost 1.59, or more than 9 percent, to finish at 15.41. Hard drive maker Seagate Technology, newly listed on the Nasdaq, fell 0.68, or more than 5 percent, to close at 11.74. Software giant Microsoft fell more than 8 percent.

Intel fell 1.93, or more than 10 percent. Oracle dropped 1.85, or nearly 9 percent. Cisco Systems fell 2.03, or more than 8 percent. Google stocks drop 50.04, or 11.6 percent, Amazon fell more than 10 percent, while eBay dropped 11 percent. Yahoo also lost more than 10 percent.

Motorola to offer Android Phone soon

Posted: October 1, 2008 in Tech

Reports indicated that Motorola is working hard on their own Android powered devices. Motorola said the company has enhanced the workforce in their Android division.

Aside from Motorola, LG and Samsung are preparing for their Android powered phones a well.

IBM Lotus Notes Comes to iPhone

Posted: October 1, 2008 in Tech

IBM announced that its producing its Lotus Notes tools which will be available for Apples iPhone – it will be called iNote.

The Notes tool will include calendar applications as well as email. IBM said iPhone users can access the latest version of the software using the Safari browser.

Lotus Notes is not the only software company available for the iPhone, other companies include SAP AG and Oracle Corporation.