Huawei has announced the latest version of its MediaPad will come pre-loaded with the new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. The company has also unveiled its new MediaPad colour series - MediaPads in three new colours: shadow black, classic brown and passion pink, running on Android 3.2.
The HTC Velocity 4G - the first 4G to launch in Australia - will be available on Telstra’s 4G LTE network starting 24 Jan. The phone features a 4.5″ touch screen, a 1.5 GHz dual core processor and an 8 megapixel camera. Keen customers can also pre-purchase the phone to have it delivered to them.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 has a 1 GHz dual core application processor and supports HSPA+ network speeds of up to 21 Mbps and Bluetooth and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n connectivity to deliver fast mobile download speeds and reduce data transfer times.
The Royal Adelaide Zoological Society has deployed a 32 Mbps microwave data link to connect its head office in the Adelaide CBD to the Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary, located 25 km away. The link is being used for videoconferencing, VoIP and to replace old cash registers with online point-of-sale systems.
The trend of employees bringing their own devices into the workplace will grow rapidly in 2012. This will create even larger stockpiles of data for IT to sift through and manage. Clive Gold*, EMC, reports on the impact of ‘the consumerisation of IT’ on big data - what he calls “the biggest opportunity of this decade” - and how organisations can best tackle it.
Perisher snow resort has implemented a paperless ticketing system, by deploying tablet PCs and radio-frequency identification (RFID) gates.
The Vision smartphone has an aluminimum alloy unibody measuring just 9.9 mm at its thinnest point, a 3.7″ curved touch screen, 3D user interface and runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
NewSat, an Australian satellite company, has signed a 10-year contract with a Middle Eastern telco for the provision of US$67.2 million worth of Jabiru satellite transmission capacity. The Ka-band satellite capacity purchased will enable the customer, which wishes to remain nameless at this time, to provide high-speed internet and data services across several regions within the Middle East.
With the launch of its Windows Phone-based Lumia, Nokia is making an attempt at forcing its way back into the smartphone market.
Motorola Solutions’ ET1 Android-based tablet is an enterprise-class tablet computer designed for a variety of vertical markets. It is particularly suited to the retail environment.
During a recent trek through the Himalayas, an 11-person mountaineering team put a satellite phone to the test, using it to call home, conduct business communications and act as a safety communications device if anything went wrong.
The majority of Australian enterprises will introduce consumer media tablets in the coming year, in order to address the consumerisation of IT and cloud computing, according to a new report from analyst firm IDC.
Steve Jobs, co-founder and former CEO of consumer technology giant Apple, has died.
Telstra launched its new 4G LTE mobile network earlier this week. Andrew Collins discusses the impact of the network, the phones that may or may not run on it and pricing.
ETM Pacific has introduced the ETM350C 3G ethernet router.