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Dell has added a few new members into its business positioned Latitude E series of notebooks today which includes the 14.1-inch E6410 and E6410 ATG, and a 15.6-inch E6510 model.
All three of these notebooks are based around Intel's Calpella platform and Dell gives the option of buying with a Core i5 or Core i7 processor, up to 8GB RAM, HDD of up to 500GB or SSD of up to 256GB, DVD Writer or Blu-ray drive, 4, 6, 9 or 12 cell battery and choice of integrated graphics or the addition of NVIDIA's NVS 3100M 512MB GPU.
The E6410 ATG separates itself further from the other models with its semi-ruggedized design that makes it more resistant to shock, vibration, temperature and humidity.
Other inclusions are a HD webcam, Gigabit Ethernet, WiFi, choice of mobile broadband and options for GPS and Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity.
Dell can ship with pre-loaded versions of Windows XP, Vista or 7. You can find the Latitude E6410, E6510 and E6410 ATG notebooks for purchase at this section of Dell's website at prices starting from $1,014, $1,064 and $2,114 respectively.
Apple is one of the most secretive companies on the planet and has stopped using suppliers and other agencies before after secrets about its products leaked ahead of launch. OmniVision's CEO might want to keep that in mind.
CEO Paul Coster has been hinting that his firm has received a large order from Apple according to reports. OmniVision makes a cool camera chip for smartphones and tablets that has 1080p video recording and high resolution still shot capability.
We have heard rumors that the next iPhone will get a 5MP camera, and OmniVision may well be the provider. That is assuming Steve Jobs doesn't set the Apple ninjas upon Coster for even hinting at a deal.
With all the iPad coverage we thought we would let you in another long awaited "tablet". This one is the JooJoo, formerly the CrunchPad. There were so many rumors and delays on this one that people had begun to think it was vaporware and nothing that would ever reach the public.
Well that has all changed as the gang over at Engadget actually has one of them in hand. Now all we have to do is wait for a comparison review between this and the new iPad. I wonder which one will come out on top
OCZ made an interesting announcement today, as the informed the world that they have secured 15.4 Million more dollars for SSD research. This money comes on the sale of 5,151,662 shares of common stock.
The money will be poured back into the business to help improve their current and future generations of Solid State Drives. The SSD market is now flooded with these and it takes impressive performance to stand out of the crowd.
This is even more so with big companies like Intel and Seagate in the fray (Intel is already on their 2nd generation SSDs). The funds will come in handy as OCZ works to improve their hardware and market share. We can only hope they also can weed out some of the mass of offerings they have out now and give us more clearly defined product lines.
Nintendo has been selling its various forms of the DS portable console for a long time now and doing very well with the things. The DS has massively outsold other portable consoles like the Sony PSP for a long time.
Nintendo is set to embrace the 3D future with the announcement that it is working on a new portable console called the 3DS. I like that name, it's catchy. Nintendo is mum on hard details for the console.
The most important bits of info are that the 3DS is coming, it will need no 3D glasses, and we will learn more in June at E3. A 3D portable with no glasses sounds pretty darn sweet.
Such a shame - boutique PC maker Hypersonic-PC has closed down. According to a message left on its website, "At this time Hypersonic-PC is not accepting any orders. We are honoring all warranties and will continue to support existing customers. All customers that currently own a Hypersonic branded PC or Notebook can contact the following numbers for direct product support."
While Hypersonic-PC wasn't as well known or successful as the likes of Alienware, Falcon Northwest or Voodoo, the PC maker did produce some rather solid products targeted for the gamer. I personally still use one of their 12.1-inch laptops that really impresses me for its looks and performance.
OCZ Technology bought the PC maker sometime ago now as it expanded into new areas. Rob from Techgage was able to contact Alex Mei, OCZ's Executive VP and CMO, and got the following response: "We are focusing all our resources on SSD, PSU and Memory and our SI business really didn't fit into the spectrum of things."
Also according to Alex from OCZ, the company intends on taking care of all customers that have bought Hypersonic products and your warranty is still active. At least some good news there, but R.I.P. Hypersonic-PC. We liked you while you were around!
Cisco is one of the larger companies in networking products for consumers and businesses. The company purchased smaller Navini Networks in 2007. Navini Networks made WiMax RAN network equipment that wireless carriers would use to provide WiMax service to customers.
Cisco has announced that it is leaving the WiMax radio business. ComputerWorld reports that Cisco will still be able to serve both WiMax and LTE networks with technology and products that it acquired through purchase of Starnet Networks. Starnet Networks produces gateways between networks including WiMax and LTE and a carriers IP infrastructure.
Cisco left the WiMax radio business behind to concentrate on the gateway business acquired with Starent Networks. Cisco provides the IP equipment for Clearwire's US WiMax network. Major vendors Huawei, Samsung, and Motorola are still providing radio networks.
Thermaltake just recently decided to put together a new division it calls Tt eSPORTS specifically for the purpose of creating a new range of gaming oriented gear such as keyboards, mice and headsets.
The grand launch ceremony takes place today at CeBIT where it will display its first series of CHALLENGER keyboard, BLACK series of gaming mice and SHOCK series of headset.
Most gamers and enthusiasts out there will recognize the name Thermaltake. The company has been around for a long time with all manner of cooling products and other hardware for computers. Thermaltake has announced the pending launch of a new division called Tt eSports.
The Tt eSports franchise will launch March 3 at CeBIT to provide peripherals for all manner of gamers. The line will include a Challenger series of Keyboards, Black series of gaming mice, and a Shock series of gaming headsets.
The Challenger keyboards are designed with a cooling fan, backlight, 14 macro keys, and anti-ghosting tech among other things. The Black series mice are powered by Philips 4000dpi precision laser engines and have nine buttons. The Shock headset offers DTS 5.1 virtual surround sound and more. The peripherals will be seen at the show for the first time.
I'm almost lost for words on this one.... just incredible.
Whilst certainly far from over, a court case involving Google recently came to a close in which an italian judge found three Google executives guilty of privacy violation agaianst an italian student who was bullied in a video posted on Google Video in 2006.
Despite the video not being brought to Google's attention for two months after going online (after which it was then pulled down promptly and without question) and even though the executives were in no way involved in the making of this video, the italian judge Oscar Magi was quick to give them a six month prison sentence, albeit without defamation charges.
Google has every ounce of reason to be in a fit of rage over this astonishing outcome and will of course be appealing.
More details including Google's heated and disgusted response to this decision at the source.