Treo gets a contract
mmO2 has been named as the carrier for Handspring's Treo range of communicators when it is launched this spring.
Handspring's Treo 180 and 180g (the latter using the Graffiti input method) PDA-cum-GSM phones will be offered with an mmO2 tariff for around ?350 including VAT.
Further details of the tariff are unclear at the time of writing, although mmO2 is the exclusive carrier within its territories (UK, Ireland, Germany and the Netherlands), so whatever those details turn out to be, if you want a Treo, you'll have to sign up to them. ...more
Intel gives details of its dual core strategy
Somewhat overshadowed by yesterday's announcement by IBM and Sony's launch of the nine-core Cell processor, Intel has offered more details on its own desktop dual-core chips.
It says it has completed initial production runs of dual-core processors and is on target for a spring launch.
Intel says there will be two separate dual-core products and dual-core-enabled chipsets for the Pentium family this spring. ...more
VeriSign makes truce with BulkRegister, FTC ignites new war
VeriSign is facing an investigation by the FTC after a number of suits brought against it for a direct-mail marketing campaign.
The company yesterday reached a settlement with BulkRegister for an undisclosed sum, but still faces suits brought by Go Daddy, a related consumer group filing by the California Consumer Action Group, as well as a class action suit brought by consumers against VeriSign for its 'deceptive' marketing practices.
VeriSign said in a statement: 'We've been asked by the FTC not to comment on their request for information regarding our marketing activities in the domain name business. ...more
Teoma is two
Up-and-coming search engine Teoma - it means 'expert' in Gaelic - reaches version two today.
Teoma 2,0 includes significant new features, such as advanced search, spell checking, the ability to set search preferences and wider Web coverage.
The search engine now references some 500 million Web pages, a figure that has doubled in recent months. ...more
Microsoft, McAfee fail to spot Vista viruses
Live OneCare 1.5, Microsoft's own anti-virus software, cannot fully protect Vista against viruses found in the wild, according to tests performed by an independent certification body.
The tests carried out by Virus Bulletin - on 15 anti-virus products designed for the new OS - found that of all the products on trial, four failed to reach the standard required for its VB100 certification. ...more