Orange UK are expected to begin offering heavily-subsidized Apple MacBook laptops with two-year mobile broadband contracts, according to industry site Mobile. The deal - which would be the first time Apple's notebooks had been offered in this way in the UK - is believed to begin at some point over the summer, thanks to a "volume commitment" from Orange.
Details of the Verizon Alias2 have leaked, suggesting the carrier hasn't given up on the original Alias U740 dual-hinge concept. The Alias2 still opens in portrait and landscape orientations, but now there are apparently dynamically-changing keys that change their labels depending on which way round the handset is held.
iPhone and iPod touch developers distributing through the App Store may find themselves seriously out of pocket if return rates on their software climb too high, thanks to a refund clause in the Apple contract. According to the clause, while Apple passes 70-percent of App Store revenue onto developers for sales, developers are liable for 100-percent of the cost should Apple have to refund a buyer.
The capacitive touchscreen netbook storm continues to brew, with all signs pointing to a number of releases toward the end of 2009. Latest panel manufacturer to throw its proverbial hat into the ring is Young Fast Optoelectronics, whose chairman has revealed that they will release a netbook-scale capacitive screen in the second half of this year.
ASUS have listed a new netbook, the ASUS Eee PC 1002H, a 10-inch WSVGA 1024 x 600 model with chiclet-style keys and up to 5hrs runtime from the standard battery. The Eee PC 1002H has an Intel Atom N280 1.66GHz processor, 1GB of DDR2 memory and a combined 160GB hard-drive and 10GB of online Eee Storage.
According to the latest model numbers dug up by Sony Insider, it looks as though Sony are preparing six new variants of the "it's not a netbook" VAIO P ultraportable. The codes - which jump from the 500-series of the current generation to a new 700-series - suggest the same array of color options, but also specification updates: VGN-P710T/B, VGN-P710T/R, VGN-P710T/G, VGN-P710T/W and the VGN-P730A/Q and VGN-P730T/Q.
Sun have been commissioned to fit the internet into a box: a shipping-container sized box, to be exact, packed full with 60 of the company's Sun Fire X4500 Open Storage Systems. It's all for The Internet Archive, who wanted a secure way to keep their three petabytes of backup data safe.
The Antec Skeleton PC case isn't exactly a shy and retiring design in itself, which is why entrants to the company's modding competition have had to reach a little further in order to come up with something eye-catching. Designs range from repaints, through bizarre furry wings, to doubling-up the case like this spaceship-like concept here; there's also a very convincing All-In-Antec machine.
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