Archive for March 27, 2008

Dell Launches Vostro Brand for SMEs

Posted: March 27, 2008 in Tech

Dell Philippines launches their new brand of laptop and desktop computers designed for small businesses. The Vostro branded products feature no Trialware and simple to use tools that address top-of-mind problems such as data back-up, PC performance and health, and specialized networking support for customers without dedicated IT staff.

The Vostro (Latin for “yours”) product and services family is a milestone in the company’s strategy to reduce the cost, time and complexity of managing information technology for customers of all sizes.

Designed specifically for a simple network and businesses with fewer than 25 employees, Vostro offerings include:

–  Laptops: Vostro 1000, 1,200 and 1400;
–  Desktops: Vostro 200 mini-tower case, 200 slim-sized case; and 400 mini-tower case


Motorola to split into two companies

Posted: March 27, 2008 in Tech

Motorola has announced it is going to split into two publicly traded entities next year. Its money-losing handset division would become one firm and the other would be formed from the part of the company that specialises in equipment for cable television and mobile phone networks.

Motorola said the split will “provide improved flexibility, more tailored capital structures, and increased management focus.

AMD introduces new Phenom chips

Posted: March 27, 2008 in Tech

AMD announced the availability of AMD Phenom X3 8000 series triple-core processors, providing gamers and digital media enthusiasts with exceptional performance at mainstream price points.

AMD Phenom X3 processors are designed to improve multi-threaded application performance over dual-core processors at the same clock speed.

Systems powered by AMD Phenom X3 processors 8400 (2.1GHz) and 8600 (2.3GHz) are expected to be initially available from leading OEMs and system builders.

India’s Tata Motors is buying the British-based luxury car marques Jaguar and Land Rover from Ford for 1.46 billion euros in cash.

Analysts have expressed concerns about how Tata will fund this deal given the current credit crunch, and how Jaguar and Land Rover will fit into its stable of vehicles, including the Nano, the world’s cheapest car.