Archive for July, 2009

Viliv X70 UMPC delayed by components shortages

Viliv X70 UMPC delayed by components shortages

Preorders for Viliv MIDs and UMPCs just don't seem to be blessed with the best of luck.  After the Viliv S5 launch brought down importer Dynamism's servers and left many struggling to complete their orders, the launch of the Viliv X70 has been struck by components shortages at the factory.  In an email to those who preordered the 7-inch touchscreen device, Dynamism suggests that "MIDs have been especially popular this year" which surprised components suppliers.

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Microsoft and Yahoo! sign revenue share deal on search ads

Microsoft and Yahoo! sign revenue share deal on search ads

Microsoft and Yahoo! have finally reached an agreement on an online search and advertising partnership, according to an internal source.  While the deal is yet to be publicly confirmed by either company - something expected within 24hrs - it's believed to involve Microsoft's Bing search engine powering Yahoo! searches, while the latter company will manage advertising sales using Microsoft technology.  The news is being positioned as the two firms' strike back against Google, who have pretty much cornered the market in both online search and advertising.

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T-Mobile USA HTC Touch Pro2 coming August 12th

T-Mobile USA HTC Touch Pro2 coming August 12th

T-Mobile USA have announced that they will be offering the HTC Touch Pro2 from August 12th, HTC's impressive Windows Mobile smartphone complete with a 3.6-inch touchscreen, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, WiFi b/g and AWS 3G.  We reviewed the Euro-spec version of the Touch Pro2 earlier this month, finding it a sturdy and capable business smartphone with an excellent "Straight Talk" speakerphone system.

 

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