Lenovo adds widescreen models to T-series Thinkpads

Following the widescreen trend, Lenovo today announced its second Thinkpad model that is now available with a 15.4" widescreen LCD: T60 widescreen models are selling for $1400 and up.

Sony finds defects in some of its digital cameras

Sony said it has found defects in some of its popular Cyber-shot digital cameras, the latest quality problem to strike the Japanese company whose image was severely tarnished by a massive battery recall earlier this year.

Verizon launches "Env" phone

Verizon Wireless today released the "Env", its latest V Cast phone, as the official successor to LG's "The V" phone. With a Sidekick-type design and interface, Verizon is calling it "the ultimate in coverged device."

Palm launches Treo 680 smartphone

Sunnyvale (CA) - Palm today launched the previously announced Treo 680, which currently complements the firm's smartphone portfolio, but is expected to succeed the aging 650 model. The 680 comes in flashy colors and Palm hopes that the new model, while not offering groundbreaking new features, can regain lost market share.

Apple would face many challenges with iPhone - Opinion

With reports circulating that an iPhone from Apple Computer is likely to debut in the first half of 2007, the introduction of an iPhone could have an adverse impact on sales of music handsets by other vendors should Apple's first order for an iPhone total 12 million units as reported earlier.

Foxconn International reportedly to manufacture smartphones for Nokia

Foxconn International Holdings (FIH), the Hong Kong-listed handset subsidiary of Foxconn Electronics, is reportedly going to strengthen its cooperation with Nokia, with the company expected to manufacture smartphones for the Finnish handset vendor, according to sources at a local securities house.

Mercora launches mobile music service for Windows-based phones

Mercora has launched its 'M' mobile music service for Windows-based phones. The service starts as a downloadable application and gives access to over 100,000 channels of streaming radio. Users form social networks and can browse each others music. Libraries can be searched by artist, genre and style. 'M' channels are streamed over the air in compressed Ogg/Vorbis format and the company claims the sound is "CD-quality". The service integrates with Bluetooth and compatible phones can send the music to Bluetooth speakers or headphones.

Apple said to have ordered 10 million iPhones

A Taiwanese source has confirmed that an Apple iPhone is now in production and that more than 10 million will be available by January when Apple Apple Computer CEO Steve Jobs will formally launch the new iPhone at Macworld in January in San Francisco.

Sprint to put Microsoft search on its mobile phones

Wireless carrier Sprint Nextel said on Wednesday it will place Microsoft's search engine on its mobile phones, marking the software maker's most significant step to gain a U.S. foothold in the budding mobile Internet search market.

Slingbox updates models, talks innovative use

Sling Media has a modest, but noticeable presence at this year's EHX. On top of the list is the latest version of the Slingbox, the Pro model, which has three different source inputs to allow users to watch content from their TV, DVD player, video camera, and others, anywhere in the world. We also heard about some of the unconventional uses people have been experimenting with using their Slingbox devices.

Lenovo tablet PC automatically turns screen

Lenovo today announced a new feature in an updates series of its Thinkpad X60 tablet PC.

Cingular/Samsung rolls out hip, yet professional BlackJack phone

Cingular and Samsung are partnering up to release a new phone that is cool enough to play music and video while being professional enough for the office. The BlackJack cameraphone comes with Bluetooth 2.0 and is powered by Windows Mobile 5.0. Data streaming is provided on Cingular's 3G BroadbandConnect high-speed service.

Zune zooms out to retailers across the country

Redmond (WA) - Officially kicking into gear in the one product area where Apple has a dwarfing advantage over Microsoft, the software giant today prepared to cut the ribbon on its Zune portable media player, which will officially launch tomorrow. As a late entrant to a market with a high rate of product failure, Microsoft has a lot of work to do.

Palm gets FCC approval for Treo 680, 750 smartphones

Chicago (IL) - Documents recently published on the website of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) indicate that the introduction of a pair of new Palm Treo smartphones may only be a few weeks away.

"Ego" luxury notebook coming to the U.S.

If you are driving a Lexus instead of a Toyota, or perhaps a Bentley instead of a Mercedes, a Dutch company may just have what you need to replace a dull notebook. The company, known for selling the world's most expensive jewelry notebooks, is bringing its least expensive "Tulip Ego" to the U.S.

Boost Mobile intros pay-as-you-go MP3 phone

As an alternative to other famous music phones that require service contracts, like Sprint's Fusic and Verizon's Chocolate, Boost Mobile today announced its latest handset from Motorola, the i885. It contains several of the features seen in the mid-end range from the major carriers, but without the need to commit to a multi-year service agreement.

Apple goes with Core 2 Duo for new MacBooks

Furthering its recent partnership with Intel, Apple today unveiled its latest line of MacBook notebook computers, highlighting the fact that they now include Intel's Core 2 Duo processors.

Compal ships record amount of notebooks in October

Compal Electronics shipped a company record 1.65 million notebooks in October, with revenues also hitting a record $976.36 million, due to strong seasonality, according to company spokesman Gary Lu.

Starbucks loses four laptops with 60,000 Social Security numbers

Starbucks Corporation is missing four laptops which contain nearly 60,000 names and Social Security numbers of current and former employees. The laptops were supposed to be stored in a closet, but an employee discovered that they were missing way back in September.

NTP back with a vengeance - sues Palm

NTP, the company famous for suing Research in Motion, has filed another patent infringement lawsuit, this time against Palm. The complaint filed in United States District Court in Virginia requests that Palm stop selling devices and of course punitive damages.