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Press Release: Toshiba buys part of Western Digital's HDD business.

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Toshiba will acquire part of Western Digital's 3.5-inch HDD (hard-disk drive) production equipment and related intellectual property, in return for the Japanese IT vendor's 2.5-inch HDD manufacturing facility in Thailand.
"The purchase of part of Western Digital's 3.5-inch HDD manufacturing equipment, and with it the capability to produce 3.5-inch HDDs for desktop PCs, DVR and other consumer applications, will expand Toshiba's portfolio and enable the company to supply products covering all segments of the HDD market," the company said in its statement released Wednesday.
It added that in return, Western Digital will acquire Toshiba Storage Device (TSDT)--the company's wholly-owned HDD manufacturing subsidiary located in Thailand--including the principal assets of TSDT, its Thailand property, facilities, and employees.
According to Bloomberg, Toshiba spokesperson Toru Ohara said the company intended …

Apple to take on the Kindle Fire with a 7.85 inch iPad. To begin production in 3Q 2012.

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Makers in Apple's iPad supply chain have started delivering samples of 7.85-inch iPads for verification, with volume production likely to begin in the third quarter of 2012 at the earliest.
The planned launch of the 7.85-inch iPad is apparently to take on Amazon's US$199 7-inch Kindle Fire as well as a comparable model from Barnes & Noble, although Apple already took up nearly a 60% share of the tablet PC market in 2011.
The price of the 7.85-inch iPad is likely to be set at US$249-299, since Apple is also expected to release an 8GB iPad 2 for US$349-399, and has lowered the price of the 16GB iPad 2 to US$449.

March 7: Apple expected to unveil 16GB and 32GB iPad 3 and 8GB iPad 2.

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As Apple has scheduled an event on March 7, sources from its upstream supply chain pointed out that the company is expected to launch two iPad 3 models - a 16GB version and 32GB version.
In addition to iPad 3, Apple is also expected to unveil an 8GB iPad 2, allowing the tablet PC series to cover different segments and to defend against Windows 8-based tablet PCs.
Since Apple has put high hopes on its new iPad 3 and has been aggressively placing orders, iPad 3 shipments in the first quarter of 2012 are expected to double from original estimates.
The iPad 3 is expected to have a 9.7-inch Full HD QXGA panel with a resolution of 2048 by 1536 (264dpi) and its backlight module will adopt two LED light bars.
Related post:
iPad 3: Apple sending out invitations for SF event to unveil it in March 7. Bloomberg Video.

MWC 2012: Aylus Networks Launches Interconnected Mobile Video Calling .

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Aylus Networks Launches Interconnected Mobile Video Calling at GSMA Mobile World Congress
Visit meeting room 4.6HS07 in Hall 4 to see how to deliver mobile video calling that works for everyone – between video calling clients, over multiple networks    


Aylus Networks™, a leading provider of infrastructure for enabling live mobile video services, announced today that they will launch their interconnected mobile video calling at the GSMA Mobile World Congress show. Aylus will demonstrate at the show the Aylus Video Platform™, which will serve as an interconnect gateway to enable service providers to make mobile video calling work seamlessly across different services – including OTT offerings – and across multiple networks. Stop by the Aylus meeting room in Hall 4 – room 4.6HS07 – to see a demonstration. 

"The mobile video communication landscape today is predominately served by over-the-top (OTT) services and communities of …

MWC 2012: Gameloft, the First Developer to Launch a Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) on the Freebox Revolution set-top box.

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesùs.
Gameloft, the First Developer to Launch a Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) on the Freebox Revolution set-top box.

Order & Chaos Online, the first MMORPG available as a TV exclusive on the Freebox Revolution


Gameloft, a leading global publisher of digital and social games, and Free, a major French Internet Service and Telecommunications Provider, announced that Order & Chaos Onlineis nowthe first3DMMORPG forset-topboxes and it is available exclusively on the Freebox Revolution.
For the first time on a multi-service box (Internet, telephone and television), players can explore a vast heroic fantasy world and meet up with thousands of other players online with the Freebox Revolution. Thanks to the advanced creation and customization system, players can also customize their avatars and fight for Order or Chaos.
"We're thrilled to enhance our lineup of games available on the Freebox Revolution wit…

MWC 2012: Globe Telecom to launch first GCASH mobile app for Apple iPhones.

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Globe Telecom to launch first GCASH mobile app for Apple iPhones.

Barcelona, Spain; February 29, 2012 — Philippine telecommunications giant Globe Telecom, through its internationally acclaimed mobile commerce service GCASH, announces a first in the industry with the launch of the GCASH mobile app for Apple iPhones by March 2012.  The GCASH iPhone app will be available for download at the iTunes App Store for free.
The new GCASH iPhone app makes it more convenient for users to do their GCASH transactions like sending money, buying airtime load, and paying bills, without the need to memorize keywords or access numbers.
In addition, the app boasts of a new feature enabling users to send money not only to people in their phonebook but also to their e-mail and Facebook contacts.
“The new GCASH mobile app for iPhones will make our customers enjoy doing their GCASH transactions,” said Paolo Baltao, President of G-Xchange, Inc., a wholly owned sub…

MWC 2012: Globe Telecom Launches GCASH App for BlackBerry Smartphones.

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Globe Telecom Launches GCASH App for BlackBerry Smartphones.
Barcelona, Spain; February 29, 2012 - GCASH, the internationally-acclaimed mobile commerce service of Globe Telecom, has claimed another first with the launch of the GCASH mobile application for BlackBerry® smartphones, now available for free download via the BlackBerry® App World.
Using the GCASH application is simple. After subscribers download the application, all they need to do is click on the GCASH icon on the Main Menu of their BlackBerry® to launch the application.  There is no need to go to any website to transact.  Internet connection is also not needed.  The app is very accessible and easy to use.  Subscribers only need to enter the details of their transaction together with their Mobile PIN (MPIN) as prompted by the application to conduct any GCASH transaction. There is no need to memorize any keywords or access numbers.
Furthermore, the new GCASH application for Blac…

MWC 2012: Oberthur Technologies and Sicap open their Secure Application Suite to the NFC ecosystem.

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Oberthur Technologies and Sicap open their Secure Application Suite to the NFC ecosystemA unique suite to securely deploy and manage mobile services remotely

Barcelona, Spain, 29th February 2012
After two years of successful partnership, Oberthur Technologies and sicap, respectively leaders in the fields of smart card solutions and device management are today extending their unique solution to securely manage the NFC services life cycle, from application creation to deployment.
Application stores of the past contributed to the success of mobile services yet limited the added value of mobile operators. Applications were also often tied to a single type of operating system and device and did not meet security requirements for sensitive services like mobile commerce or mobile financial services (NFC-based or not).
In order to address the specific needs of mobile operators and services providers launching NFC services, the Secure Application …

Virtual webOS Meetup Virtual JS Enyo Hackathon - Sign-up Information.

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Virtual webOS Meetup Enyo Hackathon - Sign-up Information



The New York City webOS Developer/Enthusiast meetup is hosting a Virtual Enyo JS Hackathon on March 4th, 2012. The Hackathon is being hosted at Pivotal Labs NYC Headquarters from 12pm - 6pm Eastern Standard Time.
Click to RSVP to attend the Hackathon in Dallas, TXClick to RSVP to attend the Hackathon in New York CityClick to RSVP to attend the Hackathon in Indianapolis, INClick to RSVP to attend the Hackathon in San Diego, CAClick to RSVP to attend the Hackathon in Oklahoma City, OKClick to register to attend the Hackathon VirtuallyThe Hackathon coordinated by the NYC webOS Developer/Enthusiast Meetup
Thank you webOS Developer Relations Group for your constant support!

Source: enyo

HP webOS open source development news: Sam’s Blog: March Deliverables.

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We are following the HP webOS opensource development roadmap and Sam from HP webOS developers blog brings up the latest news, on the post below the roadmap chart:


As we head into March, I want to give you an update on what you can expect from us this month. The development team continues to work hard to bring you a best-in-class open platform, and meeting our March commitments pushes us further in that direction.
The most important news is that we are expanding the QtWebKit framework to incorporate OpenAL Soft (a 3D audio API), the OpenGL ES and WebGL graphics libraries, and GStreamer for handling streaming media. As we move webOS to the next generation, we’ve chosen these class-leading components to give our developers the ability to provide their apps with the most immersive and robust graphics and audio.
We are also announcing our integration with the Linux Standard Kernel, version 3.3. We will provide a hardware abstraction l…

MWC 2012: Qualcomm and Microsoft to Provide Developers with Snapdragon-Based Windows on ARM Test PCs .

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Qualcomm and Microsoft to Provide Developers with Snapdragon-Based Windows on ARM Test PCs .

Qualcomm Incorporated  today announced that its Snapdragon™ processor will be joining Microsoft Corp.'s Windows on ARM developer seeding program. Qualcomm is working with Microsoft to provide test PCs to select developers in order to test and optimize apps for forthcoming Snapdragon-powered Windows on ARM PCs and tablets.
 This invitation-only program will combine a pre-release version of Windows on ARM with next-generation, high performance Snapdragon S4 test PCs. These test PCs are not representative of commercial form factors or the final Windows on ARM experience; they are designed to give developers early access to building and testing Windows Metro style apps on Qualcomm's latest technology.
The Windows on ARM developer seeding program will help ensure that Windows Metro style apps available in the Windows Store work great o…

iPad 3: Apple sending out invitations for SF event to unveil it in March 7. Bloomberg Video.

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Apple Inc is hosting a media event next Wednesday, where it is expected to unveil a faster, better-equipped version of its popular iPad tablet to thwart increasing competition from deep-pocketed rivals such as Amazon.com Inc.
The invitation-only event will be held at 1 p.m. EST (1800 GMT) on March 7 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, where the company also introduced the last two generations of iPads.
Apple, which sent the invitation to reporters by email on Tuesday, did not divulge details of the event beyond saying: “We have something you really have to see. And touch.”
The invitation featured a partial picture of the touchscreen of a device resembling an iPad.
The third iteration of a device that has helped put pressure on demand for traditional laptops and computers is expected to boast a faster, quad-core processor and a higher-definition screen.
Some analysts and industry experts expect 4G wireless capability, ens…

MWC 2012: Samsung to deliver first Android devices to use Telefónica Dual Persona service, powered by VMware ®

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Telefonica to Launch Dual Persona Service for Mobile Devices, Powered by VMware ®New Telefónica Dual Persona service, powered by VMware® Horizon Mobile™, will enable two phones-in-a-phone, one for private personal use and another for business useVMware Horizon Mobile extends enterprise-grade security and management to employee owned mobile devices with Telefónica cloud-based management serviceSamsung to deliver first Android devices to use Telefónica Dual Persona serviceBARCELONA – Feb. 28, 2012. Today at Mobile World Congress, Telefónica Digital and VMware®, Inc. announced the launch of the new Telefónica Dual Persona service.  Powered by VMware Horizon Mobile™, the new service will provide a simple way for IT departments to securely provision, manage and de-provision a corporate mobile workspace (email, applications, data, etc.) to an employee’s Android device over-the-air, while enabling the employee to better retain the privacy a…