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163 million smartbooks will ship worldwide in 2015, estimates ABI Research
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2/23/2010   Post a comment
What is a smartbook? That depends on who you ask. “Smartbook” isn’t a product category, nor is it a brand. According to ABI Research senior analyst Jeff Orr, a smartbook is a low-powered device running a mobile operating system that is always connected, either via Wi-Fi or (more often) using cellular or mobile broadband
SOFTWARE TOOLS - SYSGO ELinOS supports TI's OMAP35x evaluation module
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2/19/2010   Post a comment
SYSGO has launched ELinOS 5.0, a Linux operating system that supports the Texas Instruments OMAP35x Evaluation Module. The new SYSGO support package combines high performance and minimal power levels with industrial grade Linux in a single chip. The package enables rapid development of reliable long-lived applications.
M'soft says no comment on Project Pink phone
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2/19/2010   Post a comment
A Microsoft Corp. spokeswoman issued a "no comment" today on another flood of rumors that the software giant plans to roll its own smartphone, amid a flurry of news and heighted competition for a stake in the smartphone software platform around this week's Mobile World Congress.
Nokia and Intel create open Linux platform called MeeGo for mobile computing
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2/16/2010   Post a comment
Nokia and Intel have announced the merger of Maemo and Moblin to create MeeGo, a Linux-based software platform designed to work across a range of hardware architectures and devices including mobile computers, netbooks, tablets, mediaphones, connected TVs and in-vehicle infotainment systems.
Point/Counterpoint: Does Symbian matter anymore?
Blog  
2/12/2010   1 comment
At a time when a host of new operating systems are driving the smartphone market to a new growth level, does Symbian matter anymore?
Three reasons Symbian is smart pick for mobile
Blog  
2/12/2010   1 comment
Because of the moves made to open-source and freely distribute the Symbian code, to unify and not further fragment the platform, and to shepherd the asset base with a not-for-profit entity, every company can participate in the Symbian ecosystem comfortably, to the ultimate benefit of consumers, writes Symbian Foundation director Lee Williams.
Intel rolls Tukwilla, nixes fully buffered DIMMs
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2/8/2010   1 comment
After two years of delays due in part to DDR3 memory, Intel Corp. has launched Tukwilla, its Itanium 9300 server processor, and re-drawn the road map for its only chip not to use an x86 core.
SOFTWARE TOOLS - RTS Hypervisor V2.2 enables MSI support for all operating systems
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2/5/2010   Post a comment
With Version 2.2 of Real-Time Systems Hypervisor, it is now possible to automatically analyze the CPU and cache topology of the Intel Atom, Core, Xeon or Nehalem processor architectures and intelligently assign CPUs to individual Operating Systems like Windows or an RTOS.
Open source code rolls for Symbian 3
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2/4/2010   Post a comment
The Symbian Foundation is officially making available as open source code the Symbian version 3 smartphone operating system which has the broadest use of any smartphone OS, but trails the wildly popular Google Android environment by more than a year in being available as open source.


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