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HP adds Core i5 and Core i7 to its ultraportable business laptop lineup

March 1st, 2010

HP upped the ante in the ultra-portable notebook category with the addition of the Core i5 and Core i7 processor to its 12 inch EliteBook models. The standard 2540p and the convertible 2740p are part of HP’s ultra-tough business lineup and meet MIL-STD 810G military-standards for vibration, dust, humidity, altitude, and high and low temperatures. …

Google to launch its own business application store?

February 3rd, 2010

Technology companies are scrambling to jump on the application store bandwagon which has blossomed in the mobile arena and is now moving into the netbook and desktop computing realm. The latest app store venture may be originating from Google, which is rumored to be developing its own suite of business applications designed to compliment its …

Lenovo reverses course, buys back mobile handset division for $200 million

November 27th, 2009

Oh Lenovo, does the Chinese launch of Dell’s smartphone leave you feeling left behind? Are you having a bit of seller’s remorse? In an announcement made recently, Lenovo confirmed that it will buy back the mobile handset division that it spun off in January 2008. The world’s 4th largest PC manufacturer will re-purchase Lenovo Mobile …

Sony Ericsson slammed in Q1; future outlook bleak

March 20th, 2009

In the current economic crisis it’s pretty easy to turn to the default financial climate, decreasing retailer inventories and “weak consumer demand” when things aren’t going great. Well, it’s certainly easier than talking about your lackluster product line, aging designs and your penchant for rehashing old models in favor of variation and innovation. But we …

Ericsson looking to dump cell phone business; Sony to buy its stake in SE?

March 18th, 2009

This one definitely falls into the unconfirmed rumors category for the time being, but a German magazine is reporting Ericsson has had enough of the consumer cell phone game. According to the report, Ericsson is looking to dump its stake in the company’s joint venture with Sony, Sony Ericsson, and stick to what it does …

Motorola announces MC55 handsets

March 9th, 2009

Yikes. Here at BGR, we’d like to think that the days of having to sacrifice looks and form to have a truly “business-oriented” handset are long over. Handsets like the Nokia E71 and HTC Touch Pro are fine examples of sexy business gear and it would be hard to argue RIM hasn’t stepped up its …

Ringtone maker adopts ‘pay what you want’ distribution model

February 21st, 2009

Radiohead was the first band to gain recognition for applying a ‘pay what you want’ distribution model to an album and despite its resounding success, not many bands have followed suit. Perhaps it was the hype that made their little experiment a success. A handful of bands have given it a shot since then but …

Samsung announces reorg, splits into two divisions

January 16th, 2009

Keeping the good times rolling today, Samsung has announced that it will undergo a massive reorginization in an effort to stay afloat during the economic downturn. Among the info it smacked shareholders with this morning, the company will split into two separate divisions: a Digital Media and Communications division that will focus on mobile phones, …

BlackBerry Curve 8900 goes live on T-Mobile US site

January 15th, 2009

Too cold, T-Mobile, too cold. The pink panther knows its BlackBerry-hungry customers are jonesing for some Curve 8900 and it just hit them where it hurts. That’s right T-Mobile customers, the Curve 8900 is now live on the site, calling to you from afar. Take in all of that sleek, sexy BlackBerry goodness and know …