Dell looks beyond the big Chinese cities for PC push

While Dell has been feeling the pressure from rivals with smaller devices, its Latitude 10 model combines the features of a notebook and a tablet. Photo: Bloomberg

Dell, one of the top names in personal computers, is planning an aggressive expansion in smaller Chinese cities as the market grows despite a global trend toward smaller devices, Dell's computing products vice-president Kirk Schell said.

Friday, 7 June, 2013, 3:46am

Lenovo redraws business lines as its product range grows

Lenovo has reportedly split its main business into Lenovo group and Think group to help improve and simplify its brand strategy. Photo: Bloomberg

Lenovo, the world's largest supplier of personal computers, has reportedly split its main business into two to handle its growing range of products, according to the Beijing News yesterday, citing an internal e-mail from chief executive Yang Yuanqing.

7 Jan 2013 - 4:31am

Smartphone boom won't kill PC, say analysts

Tablet boom won't kill off PCs, but will force them to evolve. Photo: Bloomberg

The shift to smartphones and tablets became a landslide this year, crushing desire for laptop computers and pressuring manufacturers to adapt to the mobile internet era.

The trend promises to gain momentum next year, with people using handheld gadgets to remain connected to the web on the go and switching to sophisticated systems in home or office.

30 Dec 2012 - 3:54am

IBM says computers will be able to simulate human senses in five years

IBM says computers will be able to simulate human senses in five years. Photo: AFP

Future computing devices will have the ability to see, smell, touch, taste and hear, IBM says in an annual forecast.

The seventh annual "IBM 5 in 5", a list of innovations that have the potential to have an impact in the next five years, said computers and other devices would gain more capabilities to simulate the human senses.

19 Dec 2012 - 4:31am

Alcatel-Lucent faces LG and Apple in patent trial

Apple is accused of copying compression technology. Photo: Reuters

Apple and LG Electronics infringed an Alcatel-Lucent unit's patents for electronic devices including phones and computers, a lawyer said at the start of a trial.

29 Nov 2012 - 3:46am

Lenovo predicts rise of laptop-tablet hybrids

Lenovo's hybrids have potential, says an analyst. Photo: Reuters

Computer giant Lenovo expects global demand for so-called "convertibles", ultra-lightweight devices that combine laptop and media tablet functions, to start expanding from next year.

Chief executive Yang Yuanqing said Lenovo "believed the emotional purchase trend" for media tablets by consumers has reached its peak.

10 Nov 2012 - 5:04am

Digital Lifestyle: a post-mortem web presence

Illustration: Oliver Raw

There are few thoughts creepier than receiving messages from beyond the grave. In older times, when people passed away, relatives and friends would give them loving send-offs and get on with their lives. Memories of the deceased would be limited to photo albums and keepsakes.

2 Nov 2012 - 1:26pm

Microsoft opens up Windows to the mobile cloud

Microsoft will today release a new version of its flagship Windows operating system tailored for a world shifting from personal computers to smartphones and tablets.

26 Oct 2012 - 5:17pm

Editor's Picks: smartphone docks

Editor's Picks: smartphone docks


Creative D200 Bluetooth speaker

Choose a Bluetooth 2.0 speaker like the Creative D200 (HK$998) and you're safe to stream from any model of smartphone. Also supports the apt-X audio codec for higher quality audio. Available from the Apple Store, IFC Mall, Central, tel: 3972 1500

Geneva Sound System Model S

26 Oct 2012 - 2:54pm

Teacher's stolen iPhone ends up in Mongolia

One of the photos taken on the stolen iPhone in Mongolia.

Annie Sewell has never been to Mongolia. But her iPhone has.

When the 24-year-old English teacher accessed her iCloud storage area, she found photos of complete strangers enjoying themselves - courtesy of her stolen phone.

14 Oct 2012 - 4:13am 1 comment

Lenovo unseats HP as world's top PC supplier

Preliminary estimates show Lenovo had a 15.7 per cent global market share of personal computer shipments last quarter. Photo: AFP

Lenovo overtook Hewlett-Packard in the third quarter to become the world's largest supplier of personal computers, defying a worsening slump in the industry.

12 Oct 2012 - 3:00am

Low-key Hong Kong launch for iPhone 5

Janet Ma (left), Kary Ng, Wylie Chiu, Qiqi Yam, Jacqueline Ch'ng, Lisa Selesner

Everyone was abuzz about, playing with and posing next to the iPhone 5 as the first batches of the thinnest, lightest iPhone hit the shops on Friday.

But excitement was not as high as it was for Apple's iPhone 4S launch the last year. Then, the big mobile phone providers threw lavish launch parties, booking restaurants to serve free-flowing champagne and canapes to celebrity guests.

25 Sep 2012 - 3:48am

Microsoft asks Beijing to stop piracy at state-owned firms

Microsoft has alleged that China CNPC has used unlicensed software. Photo: Reuters

Software giant Microsoft Corp has asked China to stop the alleged use of pirated versions of its Office software by China National Petroleum Corp and three other state-owned companies, three people familiar with the situation said.

29 Jan 2013 - 12:34pm

Proview to face Shenzhen court

Mainland company Proview Technology moved a step closer to bankruptcy yesterday after the Higher People's Court of Guangdong province asked an intermediate court in Shenzhen to hear the case.

Proview Technology recently received a US$60 million payout from US technology giant Apple under a settlement mediated by the same Guangdong court.

20 Sep 2012 - 2:56am

Svelte design, new processor and software put iPhone 5 on top

Svelte design, new processor and software put iPhone 5 on top

Nearly a year since Apple co-founder Steve Jobs died, the iPhone has retained its lofty perch as the finest smartphone in the market.

The latest iteration of Apple's flagship product, the iPhone 5, now holds that distinction steadfastly. It will be initially released in nine markets tomorrow and become available in 100 markets worldwide by the end of this year.

21 Sep 2012 - 1:29pm