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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 14, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 14, 2012

Welcome to Tuesday, folks. It was a busy day today, and there's plenty of news to cover, so let's get right into it. It appears that the worldwide mobile phone market is falling a little bit year-over-year, and the Motorola DROID RAZR HD might be launching sometime in October. Fisker is currently at work investigating the fire that claimed one Karma EV over the weekend, and we received word of another EV catching fire during the Pikes Peak Hill Climb that took place in Colorado this past weekend as well.

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Toshiba Tecra R940 and R950 notebooks hit the business circuit

Toshiba Tecra R940 and R950 notebooks hit the business circuit

The folks at Toshiba have released news on their newest two notebook computers, the Toshiba Tecra R940 and Tecra R950, both of them ready for the business world through Toshiba Direct. These devices are available to business owners who can order up to 100 units at a time with discounts that are usually only given to giant companies. These laptops are made for small or medium business needs with fiberglass reinforced casing and Honeycomb Rib structures - not to mention 3rd generation Intel Core processors and dedicated AMD graphics inside.

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Toshiba AL13SE 2.5″ HDD offers 900GB at 10,500RPM

Toshiba AL13SE 2.5″ HDD offers 900GB at 10,500RPM

Western Digital has produced 2.5-inch hard drives capable of 10,000 RPM speeds in the past, but capacities have often been limited. Toshiba is hoping to push ahead in the quest for fast speeds and roomy drives with the introduction of a 900GB hard drive with a 10,500RPM spin speed. That’s not the only capacity available either, with 300GB, 450GB, and 600GB versions also up for grabs.

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Sharp agrees to pay $198.5M to settle LCD price-fixing lawsuit

Sharp agrees to pay $198.5M to settle LCD price-fixing lawsuit

Japan’s Sharp Corp has agreed to pay Dell and two other companies $198.5 million for an out of court settlement over a lawsuit dealing with fixed LCD panel prices in North America and Europe. It was initially filed in November of 2009 against Sharp and several other companies including Epson, Hitachi and Toshiba. A spokesperson for Sharp said that the company came decide upon the settlement agreement independently from the other companies that are also involved.

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Toshiba fined $87m for LCD price fixing

Toshiba fined $87m for LCD price fixing

Back in December 2011, Samsung, Sharp, and a handful of other companies were fined $553 million over price-fixing claims. The companies reportedly met to fix LCD prices between 1999 and 2006, eventually being caught out by a investigation. At the time, LG Display, Toshiba, and AU Optronics Corp had yet to settle the case, but Toshiba was yesterday hit with a $87 million fine for its involvement.

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Toshiba Computex 2012 Hands-on Round-Up

Toshiba Computex 2012 Hands-on Round-Up

This week there are more than just a couple of titans bringing the heat to the Windows world, Toshiba being one that dares to bring odd form factors to the table here in the summer of 2012. What we've seen from Toshiba this week includes one brand new tablet, a lovely All-in-one PC, and three notebooks - though one of them we're not quite what to call as its got a display that's so oddly shaped that it can't quite be called a notebook, but certainly isn't a tablet as it does have a keyboard attached.

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Toshiba Portégé Z930 ultrabook hands-on

Toshiba Portégé Z930 ultrabook hands-on

Ultrabooks have turned up in force at Computex 2012, and Toshiba isn't in the mood to be left out. The Toshiba Portégé Z930 - aka the Satellite Z930 - is a 13.3-inch ultrabook using Intel's 3rd Gen Core processors, and measuring a scant 8.3mm thick at its thinnest point.

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Toshiba Satellite U840W 21:9 ultrabook and U840 hands-on

Toshiba Satellite U840W 21:9 ultrabook and U840 hands-on

Niche or nonsense? That's the question we find ourselves asking about the new Toshiba Satellite U840W, a 14.4-inch ultrabook with a bizarre 21:9 "cinemascope" widescreen display. Running at 1792 x 768 resolution, the U840W - to be known as the U845W in the US - comes preloaded with a custom Toshiba app that automatically scales two apps to run side-by-side.

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