BlackBerry Storm Gets WiFi, Other Extras, say Sources

From PC World: BlackBerry maker Research in Motion (RIM) is prepping a new version of its only touchscreen phone, the BlackBerry Storm, as soon as this September, according to reports. The new phone is set to bring improvements over the current offering, especially with the addition of WiFi.

Intel launches new chip logos, rating system

From CNET Intel has revamped its processor badging and rating system. Consumers are the main target, though business systems will get new badging too.

The new badges include a die (the chip minus the packaging) accent in the upper right hand corner, a prominent main brand (e.g., "Core"), and the modifier (e.g., "i7").

Dell Netbook Roadmap Leaked

From Tom's Hardware: For those in the market for a Dell Mini 10, the current model is set to receive a few more options (this month it seems?), including Vista, a 3G modem, and a 1.86 GHz Atom with a new 1.6 GHz Atom N270 SKU arriving in May. Engadget reports that everything will be updated again in the second half of the year with Intel's Pine Trail processors.

AMD Restructuring Costs Revealed

Intel: Integrated Graphics is Where It's At

From Tom's Hardware: We love our graphics hardware. The offerings from AMD and Nvidia are always interesting to track from one generation to the next, each offering a significant jump from the previous to give us prettier, smoother games.

Windows 7 will allow downgrades too

From CNET With Windows 7, Microsoft is hoping to have an operating system that people won't want to downgrade from. That said, it does plan on offering users that option.

Albatron Drops Nvidia Exclusivity, Unveils First ATI Graphics Card

From X-bit Labs: Albatron, a long-time Nvidia-exclusive supplier of graphics cards, on Friday formally launched its first graphics board based on ATI Radeon graphics processing unit and further demonstrated the success of ATI, graphics products group of Advanced Micro Devices, that it faces after the release of the ATI Radeon HD 4000 line.

Intel Claims New Materials Can Trim Consumption of Microprocessors by 90%

From X-bit Labs: The mix of new materials as well as P-channel and N-channel transistors can potentially enable Intel Corp. to build microprocessors that consume just 10% of today’s chips in future.

Xerox Outsources Management of Data Centers to India's HCL

From PC World: Indian outsourcer HCL Technologies is to offer data center services to Xerox under a six-year contract.

The value of the contract is about US$100 million, according to a source close to the situation. Under the contract, HCL will run nine Xerox data centers in Europe and the US.

T-Mobile To Use Google Android OS For Home Devices

From PC World: T-Mobile is set to launch two new devices running on the Google Android platform early next year. The wireless carrier will introduce a home phone and a tablet computer, both powered by Google's mobile operating system.

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