CeBIT 2007: Up close with Toshiba's new smartphones
Toshiba might not be the first company you think of when looking for a new smartphone, but since it announced two new models at the recent 3GSM show, it's shown that it wants to be up there with Palm, Blackberry and HTC. PC Pro has been given hands-on access to both models at CeBIT 2007.
Both phones are Portege branded, a Toshiba marque better known for business laptops. ...more
Adobe takes Flex open source
Adobe will be making its Flex web application development technology open source, the company announced today.
The source code to key elements of the Flex platform is already available in its SDK, and Adobe plans to have a full open source site complete with project planning, bug tracking and source code management tools available by the end of 2007.
Part of Adobe's developer friendly approach, Flex's new open source development process is intended to build on existing developer community relations. ...more
eMac line gets overhauled
Apple has followed today's iMac upgrades with an overhaul of the eMac line.
The two models are bumped up to 1.42Ghz G4 processors ans the SuperDrive-equipped (DVD-R/CD-RW) version sees its RAM doubled to 512MB. ...more
Mono shines Microsoft's Silverlight on Linux
The head of the Mono open source project has said that it will release a Linux version of Microsoft's new Silverlight Web plug-in before the end of the year.
Miguel de Icaza announced the planned port after Microsoft officials attending the MIX07 conference said that they would monitor demand before extending support beyond Windows and Mac OS X. It has prioritised a version for Windows Mobile over any possible Linux development. ...more
Samsung puts the widescreen into portable devices
Samsung has created a 4in LCD panel with a 16:9 screen ratio, designed for portable media players (PMPs).
Think 'widescreen' and you think of cinemas or large plasma displays, but the South Korean electronics giant is anticipating a market for full-scale portable video players.
Current PMPs generally use 3. ...more