Hoping to gain customers among fast-growing small enterprises, Dell launched a storage array optimised for simple operation and low price.
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Citing surprisingly high demand for its processors, Intel has upgraded its third-quarter revenue forecast to a range of US$9.4 billion to US$9.8 billion from the company's previous estimate of US$9 billion to US$9.6 billion.
Hewlett-Packard launched a server based on Intel's new Tigerton quad-core Xeon processor Thursday, battling IBM for customers who run data-intensive business applications like enterprise resource planning and virtualization software.
Intel released an upgrade to its vPro bundle of automated PC management features on Monday, saying the new package delivers better IT security than the original product launched last year.
Sales of PDAs continued a steep decline in the second quarter, as struggling vendors shipped 719,000 units worldwide, down from 1.26 million last year, according to a market research report released on Wednesday.
Lenovo Group launched a family of basic PCs last week intended for rural Chinese farmers, with prices starting at US$198.
Nokia held onto its dominant share of the global mobile phone market during the second quarter as Motorola tumbled from second to third place despite brisk sales in emerging markets, according to reports released Thursday.
Google Inc. has developed a prototype cell phone that could reach markets within a year, and plans to offer consumers free subscriptions by bundling advertisements with its search engine, e-mail and Web browser software applications, according to a story published Thursday in The Wall Street Journal.
Officials in New York state asked Apple on Monday to change its iPhone design to allow consumers to replace their own batteries, just days after lawyers in Illinois filed a class-action lawsuit over the same complaint.
PC vendors reported global shipment growth of 12.5 per cent in the second quarter, as every major vendor except Dell posted a double-digit percentage increase in unit shipments compared to the same period last year, according to a report released by IDC.
Intel said its quarterly profit rose 44 percent over last year, reaching US$1.3 billion as low selling prices for its microprocessors were offset by higher than expected unit shipments.
Dell has stopped taking orders for one model of its high-end desktop PCs, citing issues related to overclocking quad-core processors from Intel.
Advanced Micro Devices said it would begin shipping its "Barcelona" quad-core Opteron processor in August, rebutting industry rumours that the chip faced manufacturing problems that could delay it until October.
When Apple launches the iPhone in the US 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.
Underlining its expansion from online to retail sales, Dell launched desktop and notebook PCs at Macy's department store in New York.
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