Microsoft Wednesday announced the official worldwide availability of its feature-rich Office 2010 productivity suite, SharePoint, Visio, Microsoft Project, as well as new Web-based capabilities that have been specifically designed to compete with Google in the cloud software arena.
US wireless carrier Sprint recently announced that it will launch its first WiMax mobile handset – the HTC EVO 4G – in the US on June 4. The Android-based handset will be priced at $299 with a two year contract; and will also be available for a reasonable $199 after a mail-in rebate.
Sony has recently refreshed its sleek and pricey VAIO P-Series netbook – giving it an Intel Atom Z560 processor; 2 GB of memory; and Windows 7 Home Premium.
Against the backdrop of the new AT&T-Apple deal for the 3G iPad, analyst Brian Marshall, of New York equity researcher BroadPoint AmTech, has projected that the deal will likely delay the speculated launch of a Verizon version of the popular Apple handset. With the new deal in place, AT&T will probably continue its iPhone exclusivity till at least 2011.
The loss-making bookseller Borders Group Inc. is venturing into the digital-book arena by backing a new e-reader, ‘Kobo’, which costs nearly 40 percent less that the expensive market-leading e-readers – the Amazon Kindle and the Barnes and Noble Nook.
With the iPad already having crossed the one million unit sales mark, there are hardly any doubts that Apple has yet another successful product at hand, after the highly popular iPhone – a fact that is further fortified by the April 30 release of the 3G iPad, which apparently is an amazing piece of hardware bound to change the users’ perception about mobile computing.