Orange UK to Sell IPhone, Ending Exclusivity for O2

From PC World: Orange will start selling the iPhone 3G and 3GS to its U.K. customers later this year, it said on Monday. The deal means that rival network operator O2 will no longer have exclusive rights to sell Apple's phones in the U.K., something it has enjoyed for almost two years.

Orange is still keeping the details of the launch under wraps. More information on pricing, tariffs and availability dates will be released in due course, Orange said in a statement.

Xerox buys ACS for $6.4 billion

From CNET Xerox said Monday it will buy Affiliated Computer Services in a cash and stock deal valued at $6.4 billion.

Xerox is valuing ACS at $63.11 a share, up from ACS' closing price of $47.50. The move transforms Xerox into a services company that can focus on business process management and outsourcing (statement).

AT&T Rolls Out iPhone MMS, Tells FCC Google Voice Breaks the Law

From DailyTech: After a long wait AT&T finally rolled out support for the multimedia messaging service (MMS) protocol. This means that iPhones can at last send pictures, video, and audio recordings like users of other smartphones.

NTT Docomo Introduces the Touch Wood Cell Phone

From DailyTech: NTT Docomo, one of Japan's major cell phone carriers, has announced they will be showcasing new prototype cell phones made of wood at ITU Telecom World 2009 and CEATEC Japan 2009. The new line of phones will be called "Touch Wood" and are made with surplus wood from culling operations designed to maintain healthy forests.

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Microsoft’s Natal Motion Sensor Supported by 14 Game Developers

From X-bit Labs: At Tokyo Games Show Microsoft Corp. said that its forthcoming motion-sensing Natal device is supported by fourteen major developers of video games, therefore, at least fourteen titles that support Natal can be expected in the early life of the unit. Unfortunately, Microsoft did not reveal any actual names of games or the exact release timeframe of the motion-sensing technology.

Sony Confirms: Motion-Sensing Controller Due Next Spring, 15 Games Incoming

From X-bit Labs: Sony Computer Entertainment on Thursday officially confirmed plans to release its motion controller for PlayStation 3 video game console in Spring 2010 and said that fifteen video games that take advantage of the device would ship in 2010.

Report: Apple to unveil new iMacs by mid-October

From InfoWorld: Apple will refresh its iMac desktop computer within a matter of weeks and will unveil the first revamp of the all-in-one's exterior since mid-2007, a prominent Apple enthusiast site reported Thursday.

According to AppleInsider , Apple will introduce new iMacs sporting a new enclosure "anytime between next week and mid-October."

Intel to ship Pineview netbook chips in Q4

From InfoWorld: Intel will ship a new line of Atom processors for netbooks and nettops during the fourth quarter of this year, a company official said late on Wednesday.

Processors codenamed Pineview will succeed the Atom chips that currently go into most netbooks, said Jeff DeMuth, who works with Intel's platform marketing, at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco. The processor will ship to PC makers in the fourth quarter, DeMuth said.

Sony, Microsoft Show Progress in Motion Gaming

From PC World: For anyone expecting significant updates on the progress of the motion-controlled gaming systems under development by Sony and Microsoft, this year's Tokyo Game Show will have disappointed. While both systems made brief appearances -- Microsoft's behind glass on the show floor and Sony's at a news conference -- the lack of demonstrations indicated that a fair amount of work remains before either is ready for sale.

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