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iPad 2 debuted in Japan. Video

WorldWideTech & Science. Roberto Gómez.




Apple's iPad 2 finally landed in Japan on Thursday (April 28), a month behind the originally scheduled arrival date due to last month's earthquake.

Still, the Japanese are among the earliest to receive the new tablet in Asia, and hundreds of fans thronged Apple stores in Tokyo before official opening hours, trying to be among the first to get the latest Apple gadget in the region. 
[Yukihiko Hata, Business Consultant]:"I wanted to get it in my hand as early as possible to show off to my friends, so I don't mind lining up from early morning."
The new version of Apple's tablet debuted in the United States last month.
The 10-inch touch screen iPad 2 is thinner and faster than the previous version, and comes with a pair of cameras for video chat.
Some impatient fans had tried to get one earlier overseas - but unsuccessfully.
[Keiko Oda, Businesswoman]:"I tried to buy one in New York last week, but I couldn't, even tho…

Chart: HP leads the worldwide PC market for the 1Q2011 .

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Chart: HP leads the worldwide PC market for the 1Q2011 .
"Canalys announced in April 28th, 2011, that the PC market grew 7% in Q1 2011, as the pad market, led by Apple's iPad, continued to bolster growth."
That's how Canalys, the first research firm to count tablets as PCs, began its report on how the market shaped up in the first calendar quarter of 2011.
The chart includes all desktops, netbooks, notebooks and pads.
HP leads the PC market share for the 1Q2011 with a 16,6% , followed by Acer with 12,8%, Dell 11,3% ,  Apple 9,5%,  and Lenovo 9,2% .
Thanks to the iPad, Apple jumped into third place in worldwide PC shipments in Canalys' Christmas quarter report, behind only HP and Acer. In Thursday's report, Dell outsold Apple by 1.5 million units, pushing Apple into fourth place. Apple might have retained its position if it could have manufactured iPad 2s fast enough to meet demand.
Total tablet shipments for the quart…

HP Bluetooth keyboard for the webOS TouchPad hits the FCC.

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HP Bluetooth keyboard for the webOS TouchPad hits the FCC.
Although the HP webOS TouchPad has a 4 sizes virtual keyboard XS, S, M and L, that feels confortable for typing on the device ( see pic below), HP will offer as an option the Bluetooth Keyboard KT-1087, which popped up on the Federal Communications Commission's site.
The BT keyboard looks light and easy to handle and also has a card view button and everything.


And how it looks on a black and white picture available at palm.com/us:



Source:FCC  via Precentral.

HP webOS Veer White 4G for AT&T ?

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WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.

We've only seen Veer in all black -- in fact, this would be the first white webOS device,
The Veer,  has a 800MHz processor and petite 2.6-inch, 400 x 320 resolution screen, is officially launching early next week, meaning that a release should be coming in short order.
 It's not totally clear what version of webOS Veer will be running when it ships: some sources say 2.2, while others 2.1, and we've even some pics that webOS 2.3 may be powering the same-generation Pre3  at its summer debut.
Related posts:http://worldwidegadget.blogspot.com/2011/04/hp-webos-veer-is-4g-small-is-new-big.html and
Veer

Chart: WorldWide mobile phone market share 1Q2011. Top 5.

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WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.
Worldwide Mobile Phone Market Grew Nearly 20% in the First Quarter; Smartphones and Vendors Outside the Top 5 Keys to Growth, According to IDC



The worldwide mobile phone market grew 19.8% year over year in the first quarter of 2011 (1Q11) fueled by high smartphone growth, especially in emerging markets, and gains made by market challengers. 
According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Mobile Phone Tracker, vendors shipped 371.8 million units in 1Q11 compared to 310.5 million units in the first quarter of 2010.
Smartphone growth worldwide, particularly in Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa (MEA), and Latin America, helped lift the overall market to a new first-quarter high. Increasingly, mobile phone makers and carriers are making smartphones affordable to a wider variety of people, which has helped drive the market to new heights. Smartphone-specific vendors, such as HTC, continue to grow sales at…

New Trailer: Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Video.

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Trailer: Director Michael Bay and Producer Stephen Spielberg have released a new trailer for Transformers: Dark of the Moon, the third, and most explosion friendly movie of Bay’s trilogy.
In the third film in the Transformers trilogy, a Cybertonian spacecraft is discovered on the moon, and it begins a desperate race between the Autobots and Decepticons to see who can learn its secrets first. Meanwhile down on Earth there are lots of things happening! Important, impressive things.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon in 2D, 3D and IMAX on July 1.

Google debuts Google Docs app for Android.

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Google announced availability of a Google Docs app for Android devices. In a blog post, it said that “with this new app it’s easy to filter and search for your content across any Google account, then jump straight into editing docs using the online mobile editors.” 
Users can also upload content from the handset and open documents directly from Gmail. A widget can also be added to a device homescreen, to provide access to three common tasks: jumping to stored documents, taking a photo to upload, or creating a new document with one tap. 
Google Docs app for Android runs on devices powered by Android 2.1 or later, and is currently only available in English. It is available for download via the Android Market.

HP Helps Print Service Providers Increase Versatility and Productivity.

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.

HP Helps Print Service Providers Increase Versatility and Productivity.
HP Scitex LX850 and LX820 Printers, HP LX610 Latex Scitex Inks debut at ISA Sign Expo 2011
LAS VEGAS, April 28, 2011



HP today unveiled the latest additions to its Latex Printing Technologies portfolio to boost productivity and expand application versatility for print service providers, while delivering high image quality and lowering the impact of printing on the environment.
On display in HP booth 4543 at the ISA International Sign Expo 2011, the new offerings include:The HP Scitex LX850 Printer, a 126-inch (3.2 m) latex ink printer that delivers maximum versatility and productivity with multiple workflow features, including dual-roll, roll-to-free fall and roll-to-collector handling and an ink collector.The HP Scitex LX820 Printer, a 126-inch (3.2 m) latex ink printer that offers high productivity at a lower price in a roll-to-roll configuration.HP L…

Malasya: ZTE wins network contract at DiGi.

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.
Malaysian operator DiGi has signed up China’s ZTE to build a “unified mobile network that will provide DiGi with a fully transformed 2G/3G/4G network starting third quarter this year.”
 ZTE said in a statement that the new network will be immediately capable of delivering theoretical peak download speeds of up to 42Mb/s using HSPA+ and “thereafter up to four times faster when LTE spectrum becomes available.”

LTE: Rogers eyes Canada’s first LTE network

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.
Rogers Communications said yesterday it will launch LTE in Canada later this year, ahead of its closest rival Telus. 
According to a Reuters report, Rogers, Canada's largest mobile operator, is to launch LTE in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Ottawa this year, and then broaden coverage to the nation's top 25 markets in 2012. 
Telus has said it would launch its LTE network early next year.

Galaxy S II debuts in South Korea. To launch in 120 countries.

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.
Samsung launched the second-generation version of its Galaxy S smartphone in its home market of South Korea today, and said it aims to launch the new model in 120 countries by early June 2011. 
According to a Dow Jones Newswires report, J.K. Shin, president of Samsung's mobile communications business, said the company initially targets to sell 10 million units of the new version, without giving a specific timeframe.

HP Cures Networking Ills for Healthcare Providers with Converged Infrastructure.

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.


HP Cures Networking Ills for Healthcare Providers with Converged Infrastructure

PALO ALTO, Calif., April 28, 2011



HP today announced that three healthcare providers serving thousands of patients have chosen HP Networking solutions to improve service delivery and simplify their IT infrastructures.
San Francisco-based Brown & Toland Physicians, Enloe Medical Center of Chico, Calif., and the Kantonsspital Graubunden (KSGR) in Chur, Switzerland, evaluated several competitive solutions, including HP and Cisco. These customers are among the many that select HP’s high-performance, easy-to-manage and affordable networking solutions to improve service delivery without downtime.
HP Networking solutions are core to HP Converged Infrastructure, which integrates servers, storage and networking into pools of interoperable resources.
Upgrading networking equipment without downtimeBrown & Toland Physicians, an independent practice a…

Verizon iPhone 4 white is available.

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WorldWide Tech & SCience. Roberto Gómez.
With a expected shipment date for April 29th, 2011 Verizon is selling the white iPhone 4 since yesterday.
16GB- US$ 199,99 with a new 2 year activation and data pak required.
32GB- US$ 299,99 with a new 2 year activation and data pak required.




Source:Verizon

Shipments of tablets to be affected by component shortages

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.

The global supply chain for tablet PCs is expected to brace for acute shortage of parts and components, including memory chips, gyroscopes, capacitors, chip-resistors, cover glass and even bismaleimide-triazine (BT) resin, which will seriously affect shipments of  tablets, according to sources at Taiwan notebook makers.
The market had originally expected the tight supply of components and key materials caused by the Japan earthquake will ease in May. Contrary to the expectations, the crisis of the possible interruption of the supply chain now is likely to emerge in the second half of May, indicated the sources.
Supplies of gyroscopes from STMicroelectronics and AKM, high-end capacitors and resistors from Japan-based makers, BT resin for IC substrate production and other types of chemicals all will fall short of demand, the sources added.
Affected by the component shortages, a number of makers have reduced their shipments of t…

US : Samsung sues Apple over 10 patents .

WorldWide Tech & Science. Roberto Gómez.

The suit, filed this Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California San Jose division, and picked up by Bloomberg, accuses Apple of infringing on 10 of its patents. One of those patents includes the capability to use the Web while on a phone call, a feature Apple's touted in its advertisements for the GSM version of the iPhone.
The suit targets iPhones going all the way back to the 3G, as well as the iPod Touch, and first- and second-generation iPads. Samsung is seeking damages caused by Apple for its alleged infringements in these devices.
Apple launched a multi-prong lawsuit against Samsung earlier this month, claiming the company was infringing on its patents, as well as copying Apple's design and other intellectual property.
 Apple's suit takes aim at Samsung's Galaxy series of smartphones and tablets, as well as other devices made by the South Korea-based company. Samsung responded in kind last…

Apple responds to privacy concerns with new iPhone update.

WorldWide Tech & Science. Roberto Gómez.

Apple is to provide a software update for the iPhone in the coming weeks that will reduce the amount of user location data stored on the device. 
Although Apple firmly denied accusations that the iPhone was set-up to track users’ location data, the move appears a response to recent reports that the latest version of the device was automatically storing location data without users' knowledge or permission. 
“Apple is not tracking the location of your iPhone. Apple has never done so and has no plans to ever do so,” said the firm in a statement  But Apple admitted that the phone did use Wi-Fi hotspot and cell tower data alongside GPS to speed up the iPhone’s location-based services.
However, as this data is too big to store on the phone, Apple said that a subset (cache) was downloaded onto each iPhone and synched with iTunes – and not necessarily in an encrypted form. The backing up of this data is to cease with the new software …

NASA Awards $2.5 Billion Services Contract to HP

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.

NASA Awards $2.5 Billion Services Contract to HP.
HP to modernize NASA’s desktop environment to improve collaboration and security while reducing costs
PALO ALTO, Calif., April 28, 2011



HP Enterprise Services has been chosen for a single-award firm-fixed-price, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract worth up to $2.5 billion over a four-year base period with two three-year option periods by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
HP will provide end-user desktop services and devices that will increase NASA’s efficiency and allow its employees to more easily collaborate in a secure computing environment.
As a part of NASA’s Agency Consolidated End-User Service (ACES) Program, HP will modernize NASA’s entire end-user infrastructure by delivering a full range of personal computing services and devices to more than 60,000 users. The modernization is expected to deliver significant productivity gains an…

LG launches Smart Fridge

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LG has announced the launch of the Smart Refrigerator, which will allow users to get connect with the device with a tablet or smartphone.
The Smart Manager touchscreen display in the door will offer users recipes based on the contents of the fridge
With a 15.1-inch touchscreen display, entertainment hub possibilities and food management capabilities – would herald the dawn of connected domestic appliances.
The new Smart Refrigerator will allow users to receive inventory updates from the Smart Manager application while out shopping with smartphones or tablets.



Shangai Motor Show: Peugeot shows SXC Crossover Concept .

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The SXC (which stands for Shanghai Cross Concept) has a 1.6 liter, 160 kW internal combustion engine driving the front wheels and a 70 kW electric motor driving the rear, providing the option of electric-only two wheel drive or a four wheel drive hybrid mode.
Designwise, the SXC is marked by a two-part panoramic roof, reverse-hinged doors, slender headlamps and a "floating" grille, along with distinctive 22-inch wheels and boomerang shaped tail-lights.
It's not the most outlandish of concept cars and although there's no official production plans from Peugeot, it's not hard to imagine a design like this being let loose on the streets ...
The car was designed by Peugeot's international style teams based at the China Tech Center in Shanghai and Peugeot notes in its release that the Crossover is "becoming increasingly popular in the Chinese market."




HP webOS CONNECT coming to Paris and Berlin. Learn, share and network with the webOS community.

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WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.
From the HP webOS developer blog:
webOS CONNECT coming to Paris and Berlin ‣Building on the excitement and good times we had at webOS CONNECT London, the fun continues with a pair of upcoming webOS CONNECT events in Paris and Berlin, slated for May.
Whether you’re an experienced webOS developer or someone that just wants to learn and see what all the webOS buzz is about, these events are the perfect opportunity to:

- Meet Richard Kerris, VP of webOS Developer Relations and others on the webOS team
- Learn from best practices of other webOS developers- Network with the webOS community over some good food and fun

With the webOS 3.0 SDK out in Early Access and all-new webOS devices coming, there’s so much to talk about and we want to bring everyone together to share in all of it and have a good time.
Register now and plan on bringing a friend or two. We’ll see you there!




Source: HP webOs developer blog

Apple is expected to release iOS 5 in September alongside the iPhone5.

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WorldWide Tech & Science. Roberto Gómez.
According to 9to5mac App Store developer FutureTap just revealed that they have received their first crash report from an iOS 5 device.

This means that Apple is currently field-testing their next-generation mobile operating system that runs on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch with applications from the iOS App Store. 
iOS 5 is expected to take on some new cloud-based features and will be officially unveiled at Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference in early June. Apple is expected to release iOS 5 in September alongside the fifth-generation iPhone


Source: 9to5Mac