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24 Mart 2008 Pazartesi

Dell reportedly plans to resume handheld device business





Dell reportedly plans to resume its handheld device business and the company may team up with Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) to develop Windows Mobile-based handheld devices, according to market sources in Taiwan.

Dell has been reorganizing its team for handheld devices since it hired Ron Garriques, a former executive vice president at Motorola in charge of its cell phone division, in early 2007, the sources indicated.

Dell apparently has accelerated its move towards the handheld device segment following Acer's recent announcement of acquiring Taiwan-based smartphone maker E-Ten Information Systems, the sources added.

Foxconn, an important partner for Dell, is also reportedly recruiting talent from other Taiwan-based handset makers in preparation for accepting orders from Dell, the sources pointed out.

Although two affiliated companies under the Foxconn Group – Chi Mei Communication Systems (CMCS) and Mobinnova – have already landed smartphone orders from other handset vendors, Dell is expected to team up directly with Foxconn for the production of handheld devices, including GPS PDAs and smartphones, the sources added.

14 Mart 2008 Cuma

Microsoft Silverlight Coming To Future Nokia Devices

Making good on a promise to use Silverlight in more than just desktop computers, Microsoft has announced that this multimedia platform will be available for Symbian S60, S40, and Nokia's Internet Tablet devices in the coming months.

Silverlight is a cross-platform plug-in used in delivering enhanced media and interactive applications to several devices, often in the web browser. It is often compared to Adobe Flash. Created using .NET based technologies, Silverlight aims for a faster development time and a better connected experience for end-users.

Microsoft will demonstrate Silverlight on S60 during the opening keyote at Microsoft's MIX08 conference on March 5 in Las Vegas. Silverlight will be made available to S60 developers later this year, and S60 licensees will then receive the S60 Silverlight run-time to use for their devices sometime afterwards.

Microsoft Silverlight Coming to Windows Mobile

Microsoft Silverlight Coming to Windows Mobile

Microsoft is continuing to follow through on its promise to bring Silverlight, its rival to Adobe Flash, to more than just desktop computers. It is in the process of developing a version of this multimedia technology for Windows Mobile 6.

Like Adobe Flash, Silverlight is a cross-platform plug-in used in delivering enhanced media and interactive applications to several types of devices, usually in the web browser. Created using .NET based technologies, Silverlight aims for a faster development time and a better connected experience for end-users.

According to Microsoft, "We will have the First Developer CTP for Silverlight for mobile available in 2nd Quarter of CY 2008 targeting Windows Mobile 6." This will take the form of a browser plug-in.

More on Silverlight is available on Microsoft's web site.

Microsoft Silverlight Coming To Future Nokia Devices