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  • Apple planning to bring back the Newton - in a noughties style
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    Apple planning to bring back the Newton - in a noughties style

    By 26 September 2007

    AppleInsider is reporting that Apple is planning to give its MessagePad line another airing with a "modern day reincarnation" of the range, complete with iPhone/iPod touch-esque touchscreen. Although Apple's PDA range was not commercially a massive success...

  • Rupert Murdoch adds comment to format war
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    Rupert Murdoch adds comment to format war

    By 20 September 2007

    Media magnate Rupert Murdoch has voiced "surprisingly strong endorsements" to the Blu-ray format in front of a group of Goldman Sachs Wall Street business people. Saying: "Paramount switched out the other day. God knows why", in reference to the recent...

  • OQO model e2 UMPC introduced in Europe
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    OQO model e2 UMPC introduced in Europe

    By 17 September 2007

    OQO has introduced its first ultra mobile PC, the OQO model e2, into Europe. The e2 offers a 5-inch display and is designed to be primarily be operated via the thumb-friendly keyboard. "The opening of our new office in England and the launch of our first...

  • IFA 2007: Mio launches three in-car GPS, two GPS PDAs
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    IFA 2007: Mio launches three in-car GPS, two GPS PDAs

    By 31 August 2007

    Mio Technology has launched a range of new GPS devices at IFA 2007. The C620, C620t, P560, P360 and C230 all feature a 400MHz processor, 20 channel SiRFStarIII GPS receiver and, depending on country, a year's worth of speed camera alerts out of the box....

  • IFA 2007: Blu-ray partners confirm no sweetner from Sony
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    IFA 2007: Blu-ray partners confirm no sweetner from Sony

    By 31 August 2007

    Warner Bros, 20th Century Fox, MGM and Sony Pictures have all confirmed on the record to Pocket-lint that they have not accepted sweeteners from the Blu-ray association. The response follows a direct question from Pocket-lint following rumours that the...

  • Disney announces BD-Live releases for 2008 - here comes Blu-ray 2.0
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    Disney announces BD-Live releases for 2008 - here comes Blu-ray 2.0

    By 20 August 2007

    Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has announced its first "Platinum" Blu-ray Disc titles with BD-Live. The BD-Live discs will feature advanced interactivity, including live web-enabled and picture-in-picture bonus features. The four new titles will...

  • Disney launches massive "tween" electronics range
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    Disney launches massive "tween" electronics range

    By 14 August 2007

    Disney has launched a huge range of branded electronics for "tweens" in America in time for the Christmas period. New offerings include a Disney Flix Video Cam, iPod compatible speakers and the first line of Disney LCD TVs (which we previewed earlier...

  • Lenovo launches $199 PCs for rural China
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    Lenovo launches $199 PCs for rural China

    By 7 August 2007

    Chinese manufacturer Lenovo, known in the UK as the company who bought the Thinkpad marque from IBM, has announced an affordable PC for China. Lenovo is to sell low-cost PCs targeting the country's rural market and is said to be marketing the systems...

  • Disney MP3 players are Pooh...
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    Disney MP3 players are Pooh...

    By 3 August 2007

    Your kids just not getting the whole MP3 thing? Never fear, pique their interest with a child-friendly Disney MP3 player. Following in the big yellow shoed footsteps of the recent iRiver offering these are a bit more colourful and a bit less abstract....

  • Mio launches A501 GPS PDA Phone
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    Mio launches A501 GPS PDA Phone

    By 1 August 2007

    Mio Technology has launched the new A501, a "multi-dimensional" device combining mobile phone, GPS handset and Windows Mobile 5.0 PDA. With the claim to be opening up GPS phones to ordinary folk, the A501 costs £339.99, although at that not exactly entry-level...

  • Arrr! Pirates of the Caribbean telly and DVD player
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    Arrr! Pirates of the Caribbean telly and DVD player

    By 30 July 2007

    Look lively, you scurvy dawg! Check out these pirate-themed offerings from Disney. If you're not concerned about tech spec and are more interested in recreating the barnacle-encrusted interior of the "Black Pearl" then hit the link below. Disney offers...

  • Orange signs Disney deal for coming-soon IPTV service
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    Orange signs Disney deal for coming-soon IPTV service

    By 26 July 2007

    Orange has signed its first video-on-demand content for its coming-soon IPTV service that is due to launch later this year. The deal, which will see online downloaded film rentals, is with Disney-ABC International Television. Subscribers to Orange's service...

  • Kids lose out on latest tech with Disney Cars TV
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    Kids lose out on latest tech with Disney Cars TV

    By 23 July 2007

    Kids always get a bum deal when it comes to cutting edge technology and it seems the new Disney Cars inspired TV isn't any different. Rather than opting for a flat LCD model complete with HDMI and HD support, like the Hanspres models, Disney has launched...

  • Disney invents new CD format with DVD-like extras
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    Disney invents new CD format with DVD-like extras

    By 19 July 2007

    Disney's music label Hollywood Records has launched a new kind of CD format in a bid to help ailing CD sales. The new format is called CDVU+ which stands for CD View Plus and will offer extra features in the same way that DVDs do. Hollywood Records are...

  • Disney's "Magical" Blu-ray roadshow to hit American malls
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    Disney's "Magical" Blu-ray roadshow to hit American malls

    By 18 July 2007

    Disney's "Magical Blu-ray Tour", sponsored by Panasonic, is due to visit 18 malls for 3-day runs in America. This latest move in the high-def format war takes the battle away from the statistical pie-chart pie-slinging we've mostly seen so far and out...

  • Walt Disney offer HD rentals via Xbox 360
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    Walt Disney offer HD rentals via Xbox 360

    By 12 July 2007

    Walt Disney has turned to Microsoft to power its HD downloading service in what some have seen as a trial run for Apple's Apple TV application. Hoping to beat Blockbuster movie rentals and appeal to the lazy gamer, the company has said that it will be...

  • Disney sells millions through iTunes
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    Disney sells millions through iTunes

    By 11 May 2007

    Figures have been released from The Walt Disney Company's most recent fiscal quarter, and the company have reported very strong sales through Apple's iTunes store, totalling 23.7 million television episodes and two million movies, according to Disney...

  • Disney creates MySpace for preteens
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    Disney creates MySpace for preteens

    By 2 May 2007

    Walt Disney has unveiled a new site for preteens to create personal mini websites like MySpace with parental controls. Disney XD is aimed at kids under 14 with parents getting control over internet activities that will see them interacting with each other...

  • Budget GPS PDA to come from Trimble
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    Budget GPS PDA to come from Trimble

    By 27 April 2007

    Trimble has taken it on itself to launch a budget model PDA for the ever-growing mobile workforce. The Juno ST is meant to keep employees in contact, continue working and make locating much easier at a low-price. This low-price is still yet to be announced,...

  • Ultra connectivity for new BlackBerry
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    Ultra connectivity for new BlackBerry

    By 26 April 2007

    Verizon Wireless and Research In Motion has introduced its ultra-smart BlackBerry. The BlackBerry 8830 World Edition smartphone works with all the top business features, even though it is only available in the US for the timebeing. The new handset comes...

  • T-Mobile launch its white BlackBerry
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    T-Mobile launch its white BlackBerry

    By 12 April 2007

    The BlackBerry took a giant leap with new models, designs and styles released all over the mobile market in the past year. T-Mobile has pushed it a step further with a new white version of the BlackBerry Pearl. Not settling with a standard style and colour,...

  • Dell ends the Axim Pocket PC line
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    Dell ends the Axim Pocket PC line

    By 10 April 2007

    If you're a lover of the Axim Pocket PC then we have bad news. Dell has announced it will be Discontinuing it's Axim line of handhelds. First introduced in 2002, the company has decided that the Axim X51 Family will no longer be offered. There are no...

  • Disney Blu-ray launches on 19 March
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    Disney Blu-ray launches on 19 March

    By 16 February 2007

    Buena Vista Worldwide Home Entertainment has announced that the first European launch of Blu-ray Disc titles will be on March 19, 2007, starting in the UK and cascading out into other European countries very shortly thereafter, depending on the country....

  • Disney sell 1.3m movies on  iTunes as Europe store rumours grow
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    Disney sell 1.3m movies on iTunes as Europe store rumours grow

    By 4 February 2007

    Disney has announced that its sold more than 1.3m films via Apple's iTunes Store in the first three months of being available. The news, which is likely to put immense pressure on other Hollywood studios to follow suit comes as rumours build that Apple...

  • Disney Mix Max Media Player brings MP3 to kids
    Gaming

    Disney Mix Max Media Player brings MP3 to kids

    By 2 February 2007

    Wanting to catch kids early with watching digital content on the go, Disney has launched the Disney Mix Max Media Player that allows kids to play fill-length movies and TV shows on the go on an incredibly small screen. The Disney Mix Max features a 2.2-inch...