Archive for July 14, 2009

At the Worldwide Partners Conference in New Orleans, Microsoft has confirmed it will launch a web-based version of its market-leading Office suite in the latest move in its ongoing battle with Google. Microsoft Office for Web will be rolled out in the first half of 2010, with a free version for consumers

Microsoft also said that the new Office 2010 will feature broadcast and video editing in PowerPoint, new data visualization capabilities in Excel, and co-authoring in Word.

LG Electronics recently launched its own mobile application store. The new store has been named LG Application Store and it current has on offer around 1400 applications.

The company said that the store would for now focus on the Asian markets. They plan to go global by the end of the year. It will be available initially to LG mobile phone users in Singapore, Malaysia and Australia.

RIM launches Blackberry community

Posted: July 14, 2009 in Tech

Research in Motion (RIM) announced that they are launching the official community for blackberry users around the world. The new social network has been named MyBlackberry.

The service has been designed to create an online destination for Blackberry users to communicate with each other. Users would be able to ask questions, recommend mobile applications and perform other activities.

It would customize itself as per the device owned by the user so as to ensure a personalized experience.

Nokia announced the availability of the Nokia Surge, a socially supercharged smartphone, available online and in AT&T stores. The Nokia Surge is an ideal device for active consumers who like to stay connected whether using IM, text or email, sending multimedia messages, AT&T Video Share, or updating and connecting via their favorite social networks.

With a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard in a slim, stylish design and Symbian S60 multi-tasking capabilities, Nokia Surge is the ideal smartphone for today’s customer who is always in touch with their social circle.

In addition to an impressive suite of messaging capabilities, the Nokia Surge offers a powerful browsing experience, including Flash support to view most sites in full HTML or watch YouTube videos. Nokia Surge allows users to post messages, images, videos, and comments to web sites like Facebook on-the-go with the pre-installed JuiceCaster application.

Intel is expected to bring Lynnfield, Clarksfield processors for servers, laptops and desktops based on its new Nehalem microarchitecture sooner then expected. The company will announce the launch of quad-core desktop chips code-named Lynnfield, followed by quad-core laptop chips code-named Clarksfield.

Also, Intel has plans to deliver new Xeon server processors belonging to the 5500 and 3500 chip families.

The Lynnfield and Clarksfield chips are manufactured using the 45-nanometer process and will be shipped before its major shift to 32 nm manufacturing process.