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SlashGear Week in Review – July 27th

SlashGear Week in Review – July 27th

It's become somewhat traditional to start the week's review with what's happening in the netbook world, a niche that's arguably the fastest developing right now in consumer tech.  Fujitsu kicked things off with the proclamation that budget ultraportables "don't add up" and that the current race to the bottom line doesn't give manufacturers enough room to make profit; Fujitsu were rumored the week before to be planning a netbook of their own, only with the emphasis on build quality rather than solely the price tag.  Sony also picked up a few netbook-in-progress rumors, tipped for Q4 2008, and HP revealed that they're working on a follow-up to the 2133 Mini-Note that will be less sturdy but also less expensive.

LG, too, are said to have a netbook in the works, with a model tentatively named X110 running Intel's Atom CPU and made for them by MSI.  It's uncertain whether, if this turns out to be true, the X110 would be a rebadge of the MSI Wind or a whole new design.  Finally, ASUS confirmed they wouldn't be letting up the pressure as firm most associated with the segment; there's talk of an "all day" battery and cloud storage option for release later on in 2008.

Budget ultraportables “don’t add up” says Fujitsu manager

Budget ultraportables “don’t add up” says Fujitsu manager

Last week shots of what purported to be Fujitsu's entrance to the budget ultraportable market showed up online, together with a rough Fall release estimation and pricing believed to be around the €400 mark.  Today, though, the possibility of such a device reaching consumers has been perhaps called into question; in New York Times article, Fujitsu's senior director of mobile product management describes the segment as having "no margin" for manufacturers to make profit.

Fujitsu T5010 Centrino 2 powered Tablet PC goes on show

Fujitsu T5010 Centrino 2 powered Tablet PC goes on show

Although we knew the Centrino 2 powered 13.3-inch Fujitsu T5010 Tablet PC was coming- courtesy of Virginia Tech's bookstore - its taken a while for the company to actually start showing the machine off.  Now that Intel have got their Centrino 2 announcement out of the way, the path has been paved, and I've a strong suspicion that this could become one of the go-to convertible Tablets for new and current users.

Fujitsu 8.9-inch netbook photos leak: €400 and due this Fall

Fujitsu 8.9-inch netbook photos leak: €400 and due this Fall

ASUS has shown that there's money to be made in the budget ultraportable segment, and the latest to eye it up is Fujitsu.  Photos showing the company's prototype next to a 17-inch Amilo notebook have leaked, and while we've nothing so detailed as actual specifications, we do know that uses an 8.9-inch display, will be priced at around €400 ($640) and arrive in the Fall.

Apple pulled into lawsuit by small Nevada company

Apple pulled into lawsuit by small Nevada company

Dell ,Apple, Fujitsu, HTC, Lenovo, LG, Nokia, Panasonic, Palm, Samsung, and Toshiba have all been added to Typhoon Touch Technologies hit list. Typhoon is accusing these companies of using their patented ideas that date back to 1995 for the touch computer. Their patents were so open ended and broad that they have been able to pull these companies in saying that all of their touch computing is in conflict with their ideas. They created the blueprints for their technology for the police departments based on touchscreen portable devices with built in computers.

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Fujitsu LifeBook T5010 Tablet PC confirmed by university

Fujitsu LifeBook T5010 Tablet PC confirmed by university

Details of Fujitsu Siemens' latest Tablet PC have been let slip by Virginia Tech, with the LifeBook T5010 being advertised on the university bookstore website.  Described as "the only tablet available before Fall 2008 classes begin that uses Intel's latest generation processor and chipset", the T5010 uses a 45nm Centrino Core 2 CPU, has 2GB of DDR3 1066MHz RAM, a 13.3-inch WXGA display with LED backlight and 5,400rpm 120GB hard-drive.  A slide from the company [pdf link; page 36] confirms that this is the replacement to the LifeBook T4220.

Fujitsu Siemens Puma-powered Multimedia & Ultraportable notebooks

Fujitsu Siemens Puma-powered Multimedia & Ultraportable notebooks

Fujitsu Siemens have unveiled two new notebooks powered by AMD's Puma platform, the Amilo Sa 3650 a 13.3-inch ultraportable and the Amilo Xa 3530 a 17-inch multimedia desktop-replacement.  Both feature AMD's Turion X2 Ultra processor, eSATA, Bluetooth 2.1 and a glossy-finish BrilliantView display.  They also have water-resistant keyboards and an 'underclock' button that slows the CPU and graphics processing to improve battery life.

 

SlashGear Week in Review – May 18th

SlashGear Week in Review – May 18th

ASUS continued their assault on the budget computing market this week, with the Eee PC 900 finally launching in the US while its Intel Atom powered sibling the PC 901 broke cover.  We also saw a live photo of the Eee Box B202, a desktop version.  It looks as though the rumors of a separate Eee brand could be true; the ASUS logo is notable for its absence on the new products.  Meanwhile, OLPC and Microsoft finally shook hands on a Windows XP deal for the XO education notebook, and Fujitsu showed off their own Atom-based ultraportable, the U2010 UMPC complete with 3.5G WWAN and GPS.

Fujitsu U2010 UMPC with Intel Atom, 3.5G WWAN and GPS

Fujitsu U2010 UMPC with Intel Atom, 3.5G WWAN and GPS

Just because the chips are in short supply, doesn't mean the manufacturers aren't insisting on using them.  Fujitsu's U810 UMPC is the latest recipient of Intel's Atom processor, together with an altered casing, keyboard and name.  Now under the moniker U2010, the keyboard has six rows compared to the U810's five, and there's built-in 3.5G WWAN and GPS.

Fujitsu launch HSDPA U810 & T2010 Tablet PCs

Fujitsu launch HSDPA U810 & T2010 Tablet PCs

The Fujitsu LifeBook U810 we saw at CES 2008 back in January, that has the added benefit of a built-in HSDPA modem, has finally been released.  Fujitsu have also added WWAN cellular data to their larger T2010 Tablet PC.  The 3G access will be provided by AT&T, who are promising typical download speeds between 600 Kbps and 1,400 Kbps and typical upload speeds between 500 Kbps and 800 Kbps.