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  • Hopeful iPhone users suffer delays

    Posted July 2, 2007 - 10:00 pm

    After standing in line for hours on Friday to buy the new Apple Inc. iPhone, some users were forced to wait even longer to activate the phones, while others found the store shelves empty and will have to wait another week for their phones to arrive in the mail.
  • IPhone buzz reaches to Microsoft's back yard

    Posted July 2, 2007 - 10:34 am

    As 6:00 p.m. approached Friday, the mob in front of the Apple Inc.'s flagship San Francisco store counted down the seconds as if it was New Year's Eve.
  • Stores open doors for iPhone sales

    Posted July 2, 2007 - 10:30 am

    Apple Inc. began selling its iPhone Friday, ending six months of waiting by consumers and rival smartphone vendors.
  • Taiwan hit by iPhone craze

    Posted June 29, 2007 - 10:43 am

    The surest sign marketing hype surrounding the iPhone has outdone itself is that a small island on the Pacific rim is abuzz over the device, despite the fact it won't be on sale here until next year at the earliest.
  • Impending iPhone launch grabs headlines in China

    Posted June 29, 2007 - 9:17 am

    Americans aren't the only ones going crazy over news about Apple Inc.'s iPhone. The impending launch of the phone topped technology news headlines in China on Friday, hours before the handset was due to hit store shelves in the U.S.
  • Asustek smartphone hits market ahead of iPhone

    Posted June 27, 2007 - 9:16 am

    Taiwanese electronics maker Asustek Computer Inc. launched a Windows Mobile 6 smartphone with a touch-sensitive screen on Wednesday, just days ahead of the launch of Apple Inc.'s iPhone.
  • Will wait for beer: iPhone spawns gray market

    Posted June 27, 2007 - 9:15 am

    How badly do you want an iPhone? Would you pay US$1,500 to buy one? How about $300 for someone to wait on line for you?
  • New Yorkers camp out for iPhone despite summer heat

    Posted June 26, 2007 - 8:53 pm

    New Yorkers have a reputation for being a hearty lot and those who want to be among the first to buy an iPhone Friday seem to be made of a particularly tough constitution. Despite temperatures that soared above 90 degrees Fahrenheit Tuesday, several were already lined up outside the Apple Store on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.
  • Apple rivals dread iPhone

    Posted June 26, 2007 - 8:37 pm

    When Apple Inc. launches the iPhone on Friday, it is set to get a jump on its competitors and spark a flurry of new phone designs, regardless of how well the device actually sells.
  • Camera phones will top 1 billion this year

    Posted June 22, 2007 - 8:23 am

    The number of mobile camera phones in use will top 1 billion this year, reflecting their tremendous growth rate since they hit the market around seven years ago, according to a new market evaluation.
  • SEK: Gadgets of Seoul's SEK

    Posted June 22, 2007 - 8:18 am

    Seoul's SEK exhibition this week has the usual mix of gadgets and toys to keep attendees amused as they walk the aisles. Here's a sampling of some of those devices.
  • CHINA EYE: Microsoft tries TV in China ... again

    Posted June 21, 2007 - 8:14 am

    In IT, it helps to have a long memory. That's not just because occasionally someone needs to remember how to code COBOL. It's because companies not only want you to remember their triumphs, they also want you to forget their mistakes as quickly as possible.
  • SEK: IRiver unveils Mickey Mouse MP3 player

    Posted June 20, 2007 - 2:05 pm

    South Korea's Reigncom Ltd., better known by its iRiver brand name, will launch an MP3 player in Asia this month designed in the likeness of Mickey Mouse.
  • Palm's Hawkins tries to explain Foleo, again

    Posted June 20, 2007 - 8:29 am

    The official Palm Inc. blog has added an audio interview with Palm's founder, in what appears to be a new attempt to justify the recently announced Foleo.
  • Microsoft updates, renames IPTV platform

    Posted June 18, 2007 - 7:44 am

    Microsoft Corp. updated and renamed its IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) software, now called Mediaroom.
  • Microsoft takes stake in Chinese electronics maker

    Posted June 18, 2007 - 1:26 am

    Microsoft Corp. will invest in Chinese electronics maker Sichuan Changhong Electric Co. Ltd. as part of a project to link televisions and consumer entertainment devices with the Internet.
  • Fujitsu's ultraportable shows up outside of Japan

    Posted June 15, 2007 - 8:43 am

    Fujitsu Ltd.'s recently launched convertible ultra portable PC is starting to appear outside of Japan as the company widens sales of the pocket-size device.
  • Dell gets closer to retail sales in Asia

    Posted June 14, 2007 - 9:33 am

    Dell Inc. is working on plans to sell PCs through retail stores in Asia and Australia, as part of a wider shift within the company away from using only direct sales.
  • Sony Ericsson to unveil 9GB Walkman mobile phone

    Posted June 14, 2007 - 9:25 am

    Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB will launch late Thursday in Berlin six new phones, including a high-end Walkman-branded handset with around 9G bytes of internal Flash memory, according to a company spokeswoman.
  • ITunes Music Store pushes Sony aside on Yahoo Japan

    Posted June 14, 2007 - 9:11 am

    Yahoo Japan Corp. replaced a Sony Corp.-affiliated music download service with Apple Inc.'s iTunes Music Store on Thursday as the default music store on Yahoo Music Japan.
  • June's coolest gadgets

    Posted June 13, 2007 - 6:18 am

    Summer is finally on the way to Japan and the products are designed to match. This month Sanyo Electric Co.'s Xacti video camera has gone waterproof -- perfect for those days on the beach or even snorkelling -- and Casio Computer Co. Ltd. has packed a high-res digital still camera function into its new cell phone -- great for when you're wearing light clothes and don't have a million pockets for gadgets.
  • COMPUTEX: Ultramobiles are pricey, power hungry, AMD says

    Posted June 8, 2007 - 10:08 am

    Ultramobile PCs, the new product category developed by Microsoft Corp., have been unsuccessful so far because they're too expensive and their batteries don't last long enough, a top Advanced Micro Devices Inc. executive said Friday.
  • COMPUTEX: IPhone to ignite smartphone use, Arm chief says

    Posted June 6, 2007 - 9:28 am

    The iPhone is about to do for smartphones what the iPod did for digital music players: put one in everyone's pocket.
  • COMPUTEX: Via develops namecard-sized PC board

    Posted June 5, 2007 - 10:21 am

    Taiwan's Via Technologies Inc. has a knack for making motherboards smaller, and its latest design pushes the boundary of what's possible further than ever before.
  • HTC launches Microsoft-based iPhone rival

    Posted June 5, 2007 - 9:26 am

    High Tech Computer Corp. announced the HTC Touch, a Microsoft Windows Mobile 6 Professional OS device designed with one-touch screen features giving users instant access to emails, contacts and appointments.
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