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Cloud Clients

Mobile devices trump PCs in China

The mainland's online population swelled to 538 million by the end of last month and, for the first time, more users were accessing the internet through mobile phones and other devices than via personal computers.

Friday, 20 July, 2012, 12:00am

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This week's top 10 album downloads on iTunes

1 Living Things, Linkin Park

2 Wild Ones (Deluxe Version), Flo Rida

3 Cornerstone (Deluxe Version) [Live], Hillsong Live

4 Believe (Deluxe Edition), Justin Bieber

5 Uncaged, Zac Brown Band

6 Periphery II, Periphery

7 Lideres, Wisin & Yandel

7 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Lenovo puts mobile gadgets in sharp focus

For a company of its size, computer maker Lenovo has remained as agile and opportunistic as a start-up.

Those traits were apparent in December 2004, when Lenovo struck a landmark deal with US technology giant International Business Machines, to buy IBM's personal computer division for US$1.75 billion.

23 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Windows of opportunity

A strong early buzz is building for Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system. Analysts have been reviewing a beta version of the operating system and have written positively about the system's ease of use and - particularly - its ability to integrate desktop computers with smartphones and tablets.

30 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Lenovo beats Apple to unveil smart television

Mainland computer giant Lenovo yesterday unveiled its first smart television in Las Vegas, leapfrogging Apple in a race to introduce advanced products in this nascent market segment.

Lenovo's new 55-inch, high-definition K91 smart television runs the latest version of Google's Android operating system and will initially be available on the mainland.

10 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Samsung's latest Galaxy to hit market next month

Unfazed by its ongoing patent battle with Apple, Samsung Electronics will start selling next month a line of smartphones that run the latest version of Google's Android mobile operating system.

20 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Google Chromebook

Move over netbooks and laptops: here comes the Chromebook. While Google's Android operating system is starting to be adopted by tablets and some times even hybrid netbook/tablets, Google has other plans for the affordable PC market with its Chrome platform.

It was originally released as a web browser, but Google is now evolving Chrome into a computing platform.

29 May 2011 - 12:00am

Acer Aspire One Happy

Netbooks are everywhere these days, but this new model from Acer comes with an extra twist. While the Acer Aspire One Happy runs the standard Windows 7 Starter Edition, it also comes with a second personality that turns it into an Android 2.1 machine.

10 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Huawei Ideos X5

Smartphones are all the rage these days, but while there are plenty of models to choose from, there is one segment of the market that seems to have been neglected so far - the mid-range.

There are many high-end models and a few entry-level products. But, so far, there hasn't' really been a mid-range smartphone - this is where Huawei's new Ideos X5 fits in.

20 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Lenovo bets on app projects to boost sales

Lenovo Group is betting on its aggressive mobile application initiatives to bolster the domestic adoption and planned international launch of its smartphone and media tablet.

24 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Lenovo teams up with SK Telecom to launch online mobile apps store

Lenovo Group has forged an alliance with SK Telecom, South Korea's largest telecommunications service provider, to introduce mobile applications for all its smartphones sold on the mainland.

An initial batch of 100 programs will be available for download on the 'T Store' applications platform next month, when Lenovo releases an upgraded version of its 3G LePhone.

9 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Gadget corner

Android landmark

17 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Entourage Edge

It's a brand new year in gadgetland and there are lots of new gadgets already announced for a 2010 launch. Quite apart from Apple's new iTablet or iPhone upgrade, one very exciting development is the Entourage Edge, a dual-purpose PC/ e-book reader from US company Entourage.

3 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Everex Cloudbook

Everex is the latest company to enter the low-cost, sub-notebook sector with its new CloudBook. Like the pioneering EeePC from Asus, the CloudBook offers ultra-portability with a seven-inch colour TFT display and a low price tag.

13 Apr 2008 - 12:00am


Tom online opens direct wireless content channel

Mainland internet firm Tom Online, backed by tycoon Li Ka-shing, has opened a channel that provides wireless content directly on the handsets of its users.

The service uses technology adopted from French group Mobile Scope.

8 Aug 2006 - 12:00am