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Things are going from bad to worse in Nokia's Grand Scheme for World Dominence (ehem) Return to Relevance. This week, the head of the Symbian Foundation threw in the towel, leaving the non-profit organization responsible for the operating system's development. This follows news that Sony Ericsson has bailed on Symbian, leaving Nokia to go it alone. On top of that, two weeks ago Ari Jaaksi, the head of Nokia's other hopeful open source project, the Meego operating system, left. He quickly bobbed up working for HP. At one point, Symbian was backed by the likes of Motorola, Samsung and Fujitsu, but... Read more...
Nokia can go ahead and check off "Phase One" on its grand plan of storming the smartphone market and propelling itself into relevance. The company's highly anticipated N8 -- the smartphone that could make or break Nokia's chances of being taken seriously in the high-end phone segment -- has starting shipping. "With the N8, and the new Symbian software, we are bringing a familiar, faster and more intuitive user experience to the world's most popular smartphone platform. The Nokia N8 has received the highest amount of consumer pre-orders in Nokia history and we are thrilled to start shipments of... Read more...
Whatever happened to Nokia? Just a few years ago, this company was living large, well atop every other cell phone maker in the world. Their market share from a global perspective was pushing 50%, and they seemed unstoppable. But now, investors are jumping ship and their market share is diving, and they've yet to create a compelling alternative to Apple's iPhone (let alone any other smartphone in recent memory). Even Motorola was able to reverse their fortunes with the DROID, but for some reason Nokia has been stuck in a rut. But that could all be ending soon enough. According to a new Reuters report,... Read more...
Apple has their iPhone, HTC has their DROID Incredible, Google has their Nexus One. What does Nokia have in the modern smartphone war? A new weapon by the name of N8, and while it's still a long ways from shipping to the U.S., Europeans are already salivating over the possibilities. Announced today, the N8 is the company's first smartphone to ship with the new Symbian^3 operating system, which tightly integrates social networking, multi-media and multi-tasking. It's a pretty attractive bundle. The phone itself is crafted from a single piece of anodized aluminum, and while a silver one would've... Read more...
For whatever reason, Nokia doesn't often dip its toes into the high-end smartphone waters, instead letting other manufactures -- like Apple, HTC, Motoroloa, etc. -- duke it out. But that isn't always the case, as evidenced by Nokia's new N8 handset, the company's first Symbian^3 device. So what's the verdict? We haven't played with one ourselves, but according to Russian review site Mobile-Review.com (and Google Translate), "the feeling is that Nokia had settled in fairyland." We're positive there was something lost in translation there, but other comments were a bit more clear, though equally... Read more...
Thecus Announces N8800 Rackmount NAS ServerUnbeatable performance, security and capacity in a 2U form factor 11/05/2008 – The 1U4500 from Thecus shook the world of rackmount storage by bringing fast and affordable SATA storage to a 1U form factor. Today, Thecus is pleased to release its latest rackmount NAS device, the N8800. Offering massive storage capacity, advanced features, and blazingly-fast performance in a 2U unit, the N8800 is poised to be the favorite NAS device for IT departments everywhere. The N8800 delivers the performance and capacity that businesses demand. Under the hood is an... Read more...
ASUS Unveils New Generation EN8800GT 512MB Graphics Cards -- Enjoy amazing combat realism and superb graphics with bundled PC title: Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts -- FREMONT, CA (October 29, 2007) – ASUS, worldwide leader in component and notebook design and manufacturing, today released the EN8800GT/G/HTDP/512M graphics card for mainstream enthusiasts. Based on the NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT graphics processing unit (GPU), the ASUS EN8800GT 512MB graphics card is designed to provide a feature-rich DirectX 10 gaming experience and the best multimedia playback while reducing energy consumption thanks... Read more...
Do all of you remember that dual-socket, pseudo-octa-core, dual AMD Phenom FX-based system featuring quad-CrossFire support and a brand-new chipset we told you about a few months ago, dubbed “FASN8”?  Well according to the Inq, the entire platform may be dead. "We are hearding from system vendors that AMD's much-touted FASN8 platform is dead. Not sleeping, not imminently on the way out, but dead. The platform was due to see two Phenom processors (for eight-core action) combined with RD790 and four Radeon HD 2900s in a funky combo before the year was out -... Read more...
Just in case you're the type who likes to skip right to the news, we wanted to let you know we've got a new article live featuring Asus' take on the recently released GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB, the aptly named EN8800GTS/HTDP/320M. Unlike a few other 320MB GTS cards, the Asus EN8800GTS/HTDP/320M is not pre-overclocked from the factory. It does ship with a decent accessory bundle, however, that includes a couple of full version games. Asus also throws in a handful of proprietary applications and utilities in an attempt to further add value to their product. Head on over to the site... Read more...
A few weeks ago, NVIDIA unleashed the relatively affordable 320MB GeForce 8800 GTS on the world. On launch day, we took a look at a pre-overclocked 320MB card from XFX and ended up giving it an Editor's Choice award due to its feature set, performance, and overall value.  Today, we're going to shine the spotlight on another retail-ready 320MB GeForce 8800 GTS card, but this one comes by way of Asus. Unlike XFX's card, the Asus EN8800GTS/HTDP/320M is not pre-overclocked from the factory. It does ship with a decent accessory bundle, however, that includes a couple of full version... Read more...
VIA Launches Vista-Ready VIA CN896 for Power-Efficient Desktop and Embedded Systems Featuring the VIA Chrome9 IGP core supporting DirectX 9.0 and Chromotion 3.0, the VIA CN896 PCI Express chipset enables mainstream Vista-ready VIA solutions Taipei, Taiwan, 26 February 2007 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today launched the VIA CN896 digital media IGP chipset, certified Vista-ready by Microsoft and designed to provide OEMs with a flexible platform for power efficient embedded and desktop systems. At the heart of the... Read more...
Hello Everyone. Just in case you missed the fresh link at the top of the page, we're writing to let you all know that we've just posted a new article in which we evaluate the features and performance of Asus' powerful EN8800GTX GeForce 8800 GTX. Here's a snip from the piece: "Today, we are going to take a look at ASUS' take on the GeForce 8800GTX, the EN8800GTX. Following closely with NVIDIA's reference design, ASUS brings a potent graphics solution to market that is complemented with a well rounded retail package to help feed... Read more...
With Microsoft Vista and DirectX 10 poised to flood the mainstream market, those looking to take advantage of all of the new OS's capabilities will need a quality graphics solution to appreciate new graphical features and eventually next generation gaming.  Currently, the only DX10 ready graphics cards available come in the form of NVIDIA's GeForce 8800 series, while ATI's DX10 solution is still looming off in the distance. At this stage of the game, NVIDIA's GeForce 8800 comes in two flavors, the high-end GeForce 8800GTX and the slightly scaled down GeForce 8800GTS. ... Read more...
For the last year, Abit's biggest challenge has been conquering itself. Struggling with a combination of internal financial woes, corporate investigations, and a generally un-exciting product lineup, there is no doubt that the once mighty Abit has sagged as of late. Once considered a tier one motherboard maker with a keen ear to the needs of the enthusiast, Abit has lost a lot of their exciting customer base to Asus and DFI, whose product lines have simply been all-around better. Without a killer product to drive sales, and the (seemingly) inevitable corporate implosion forcing potential customers... Read more...
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