Archive for July 23, 2009

Samsung recently made available the Samsung Mondi SWD-m100, which runs Windows Mobile and sports WiMax, a 4.3-inch WVGA touchscreen, and a sliding keyboard.

It is part of an emerging class: the Mobile Internet Device. This means it is a portable computer bigger than a phone but smaller than a laptop with an emphasis on mobile Web, email, and social networking.

It also features GPS, 4 GB of internal storage, 32 GB of additional storage via a memory card slot, and a 3 MPx camera.

Fujifilm officially launch what it’s claimed is the world’s first compact camera capable of snapping both still pictures and films in 3D – the Fujiflim FinePix Real 3D W1.

The secret to the 10Mp FinePix Real 3D W1’s ability to capture 3D content lies in its dual CCD sensors. These replicate the work of human eyes by quickly snapping one image for the left-hand eye and another for the right-hand peeper.

A “Real Photo Processor 3D” chip inside the camera then synchronizes the images passed to it by both CCD sensors to produce a single snap.

Intel Corp. filed an appeal challenging the $1.45 billion fine imposed by the European Union related to antitrust allegations brought against the chip giant.

Intel spokesman Chuck Mulloy said Intel has formally appealed the fine imposed in May by the European Union, which accused Intel of abusing its dominant market position against Advanced Micro Devices.

EMC Corporation reported second-quarter 2009 revenue of $3.26 billion, an increase of 3% sequentially and second-quarter GAAP net income attributable to EMC of $205.2 million, an increase of 6% sequentially.

A continued focus on its technology leadership, global sales and service execution and achieving maximum operating efficiencies contributed to EMC’s sequential revenue and profit growth.

EMC also announced the successful completion of its tender offer for all outstanding shares of common stock of Data Domain, Inc., with stockholders tendering approximately 90.3% of outstanding Data Domain shares.

Ericsson has offered a $730-million bid for Nortel’s wireless network division. Ericsson officially joined the auction for the Nortel division after Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) and private equity firm MatlinPatterson Global Advisers (via its affiliate, MPAM Wireless) have already submitted advance bids for Nortel’s CDMA and LTE (Long Term Evolution) assets.

NSN bid $650 million for the Nortel assets in late June, while MatlinPatterson’s MPAM Wireless this week offered $725 million. Research In Motion Ltd. (RIM) is still expected to participate, despite its complaints about the pre-auction bidding process.