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Sony will be launching this
E-ink based book reader, with a display that's only black and white
but at about a 4x5 or maybe 5x7inches size and 170DPI resolution it
would make for a great web pad if they added a wi-fi connection and
made the display either grey scale or colour. Sounds like some other
companies will be entering this market soon as well. The E-Ink people are the technology
- The Classmate PC might make a usable web pad, according
to Engadget Asustek will be building these in mid-2007 at prices
between $199 and $549. More news
on this, Asus is now looking at a range of $249-$549. In Mar'08 the Classmate PC started appearing for sale in the Philippines under the name Neo Explore X1 for about $400. Intel is officially planning to sell the Classmate in North America and Europe, they are still talking about sub-$300 pricing. Intel is launching a second generation of the Classmate.
July'07 Tatung launces the 10.4 inch WebPad
TX-3000 in Thailand.
Fido is launching a new wireless
broadband Internet service
Pioneer (Mar'06) is launching some PVRs with the ability to add extra
hard drives via USB ports.
- Toshiba's new SCiB batteries are an improved Li-ion design that can take a 5 minute charge (to 90%) and last for 5000 cycles (about 10 times what a conventional lithium battery does). These are being targeted at the new hybrid and electric vehicle markets. At 5000 cycles, even if you only got 100km on a charge that would be 500,000km of driving out of one car - so these will probably outlast most of the cars they get installed in. Which means there might actually be a significant used battery market. 
- Would Sony's rumored mylo 2 make a good web pad? Engadget got a hands-on with this at CES 2008, and here is the official feature list. This is now on sale. Sony now is providing some additional widgets for the Mylo 2 and developers should soon be able to make additional ones. Sony has even decided to change the name of this, now they are calling it the mylo Internet Device 
Microsoft is making part of the VisualC++ system available
for free download here, see
this Slashdot article
for more coverage. Microsoft is launching (June 2004) Visual
Studio Express 2005 beta.
- ASUS is gearing up for war against its challengers like MSI's Wind. Now it looks like the ASUS 10 inch laptop (Eee PC 1001) could become real. While ASUS will be launching this at Computex in early June, it sounds like they do not plan to ship it until Nov-08, which means that MSI's Wind will have that section of the market to itself for a long time. 
- MediaDefender has been caught launching a prologued denial of service attack against Revision3 who are a legitimate user of BitTorrent; in addition, they appear to have admitted that they have been using Revision3's servers for their own purposes for months prior to this without any authorization. 
- Gigabyte will be launching a new set of netbooks in early 2009, these are the M1022, S1024 and T1028. Of these the S1024 ThinNote looks pretty thin. 
- The year 2010 will bring us the Google Editions ebook store. 
- Will Google be launching a music service too? 
- ASUS is thinking of launching a $180 ARM-based smartbook in Q1 of 2010. This could be $30-50 cheaper than any current netbook just by dumping the Windows tax, and it can probably be another $30-50 cheaper by reducing the size of the battery pack since an ARM chip uses less power than an Atom. So the sub-$200 price is feasible without a quality sacrifice. If they stick with the $199 price point they are going to sell a LOT of these. 
- Will 2010 be the year of the tablet? At CeBIT low end tablets are appearing aimed at a price point of about $100. Apparently more than 50 ARM-based tablets are currently in preparation, so the later parts of 2010 could see a lot of activity in this market sector. I'm guessing that manufacturers are looking at this "new" segment and thinking they had better not miss it like the early days of the netbook segment which allowed ASUS to run away with that market. It looks like Toshiba is thinking along the same lines and is getting back into this market segment. 
- Denmark is launching a new offshore wind and sea power platform called the Poseidon. 
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