Sagem and Microsoft unveil new device
A sexy new wireless Pocket PC has been unveiled by French telecommunications company Sagem and Microsoft.
The Sagem WA3050 is the first wireless Pocket PC equipped with GSM/GPRS technology and has all the capabilities of a dual-band GSM phone. The unit is ultra thin and weighs in at 198g. ...more
Microsoft upbeat as Zune sales slip
Microsoft expects to have sold one million Zune media players by the end of the first half of 2007, an executive said yesterday.
Although that is a fraction of the 14 million or more iPods analysts expect Apple to sell in the current quarter alone, Bryan Lee, corporate vice president for Microsoft's entertainment group, said that it is more than a good start, if only because Apple sells worldwide while Zune is currently coralled in the US.
'We think that's actually pretty awesome,' he
said, adding that the company ultimately expects to close the gap on Apple and become the market leader. ...more
Broadband growth fuels BT profits jump
BT has announced a 21 per cent rise in profits for the last financial quarter, January to March 2005.
The company's Wholesale division connected a record 825,000 broadband users during the three month period, breaking the five million total a year ahead of schedule. Adding revenues from it Retail division and BT Yahoo! consumer broadband package, total broadband turnover increased by 77 per cent to ?292 million. ...more
Price Check: Projectors
Digital projectors are going to be the next big thing. Decent models broke through the ?1,000 barrier last year and while the prices fall, the technology just keeps getting better.
Some manufacturers, such as Sony and Epson, are sticking with LCD technology, which they say offers better color fidelity and image sharpness, while others, such as HP, prefer DLP (digital light processing) which offers higher contrast ratios. ...more
PS2 at the double
The next three months will see Sony double production of its much-hyped, next-generation console.
The company has said that it wishes to ship 10 million consoles worldwide by the end of March in an attempt to make up for the production delays that saw the number of pre-order machines being cut. At the moment, Sony is producing 1 million units a month and analysts believe that it would be difficult for the company to double production. ...more