Big announcement by RIM yesterday. The latest OS looks like it’d be faster than version 6 (thank God). Good thing they revamped the Facebook app too. And free Premium version of Documents To Go bundled!
Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced plans to launch 5 new BlackBerry® smartphones based on the BlackBerry® 7 Operating System (OS). RIM, inconjunction with carriers and distribution partners around the world, is rolling out two new BlackBerry® Bold™ models and three new BlackBerry® Torch™ models, all running the powerful new BlackBerry® 7 OS.
The launch of this family of handsets will be RIM’s largest global launch ever and more than 225 carriers and distribution partners have already commenced or completed over 500 certification programmes for these 5 new handsets.
Featuring RIM’s next generation of hardware and software platforms, these five new BlackBerry 7 based smartphones offer users a variety of designs to choose from and deliver the ultimate in communications, multimedia and productivity.
Tags: 7 OS, blackberry, Research In Motion, RIM
Symantec ApplicationHA features integration with VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager, rapid deployment of business critical applications and improved dashboard management
SINGAPORE – June 28, 2011 – Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced the latest version of Symantec ApplicationHA, Symantec’s high availability solution for VMware virtual environments that provides customers the ability to confidently virtualise their business critical applications. The latest version of Symantec ApplicationHA extends the existing capabilities for disaster recovery with VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager integration and provides a dashboard to monitor and manage hundreds of applications within VMware vCenter Server.
Symantec ApplicationHA, based on the industry-leading Veritas Cluster Server technology, provides high availability for business-critical applications through application-level visibility, control, and recovery in VMware environments. ApplicationHA runs inside a VMware guest operating system and fully integrates with VMware High Availability. In the event of an application failure, ApplicationHA coordinates recovery and restarts the application and/or virtual machine. This enables organisations to confidently move their business critical applications into VMware virtual machines.
Sony Ericsson just announced some new Android smartphones at CommunicAsia. This geek have not got a chance to look a look at them yet, but will check them over at CommunicAsia sometime this week. in the meantime, you can get more details in the press release attached below:
22 June 2011, Singapore – Sony Ericsson today broadened its portfolio with the introduction of two new Xperia smartphones, a feature phone and Smart Extras™ in conjunction with CommunicAsia 2011 in Singapore. Adding to the Xperia™ portfolio, Xperia™ ray and Xperia™ activeboth run the latest version of the Android platform for smartphones (Gingerbread 2.3) and deliver unique consumer experiences. The company also announced new Smart Extras™ that enhance the overall Sony Ericsson experience.
Today is World IPV6 Day with a number of organisations starting to offer Internet services using the replacement Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) standard, that contains a number of improvements over the legacy IPv4. A key benefit is a huge increase in possible address space.
From a security perspective, Symantec feels this move raises some new and potentially interesting problems for malware authors, anti-virus companies and system/network administrators. With the introduction of IPv6, it is now unlikely for cyber criminals to perform brute force IPv6 address scans to profile a network or identify a possible attack vector in this way.
Events like World IPv6 Day are important steps towards a full adoption of the replacement protocol. But as we move towards this goal, we are facing a learning curve where new threats while not yet fully apparent, will gradually emerge as malware authors are certain to take note and begin adapting.
As always, Symantec recommends that you keep your definitions, signatures and firewall rules up to date to ensure protection against threats.
Read more about this brave new world of IPv6 at Symantec’s security blog.
HTC’s first dual-core processor smartphone announced in Singapore today.
SINGAPORE – 8 June, 2011 – HTC Corporation, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, today introduced the HTC Sensation, a smartphone that shines a spotlight on entertainment with HTC’s new HTC Watch™ video service. Crafted with premium design elements, the HTC Sensation features the company’s latest HTC Sense™ experience that puts people at the center by making their smartphones work in a more simple and natural way.
“HTC is proud to continue to revolutionalise the mobile multimedia market and bring forth a new generation of pocket-sized entertainment centers,” said Lennard Hoornik, President, South Asia Pacific, HTC Corporation. “The HTC Sensation takes the multimedia smartphone to another level by combining the great new HTC Watch entertainment experience with the latest HTC Sense experience to deliver a powerful and amazing experience to our customers.”
Being late to the party never seems to affect Apple. Too bad this geek thought they might release a online music service like Spotify. Anyways, online backup and storage is a good thing. A very good thing.
SAN FRANCISCO—June 6, 2011—Apple® today introduced iCloud®, a breakthrough set of free new cloud services that work seamlessly with applications on your iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch®, Mac® or PC to automatically and wirelessly store your content in iCloud and automatically and wirelessly push it to all your devices. When anything changes on one of your devices, all of your devices are wirelessly updated almost instantly.
“Today it is a real hassle and very frustrating to keep all your information and content up-to-date across all your devices,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “iCloud keeps your important information and content up to date across all your devices. All of this happens automatically and wirelessly, and because it’s integrated into our apps you don’t even need to think about it—it all just works.”
The free iCloud services include:
This geek is a PC user but this OS refresh looks really interesting. For the Mac users out there:
SINGAPORE, Singapore— June 7, 2011—Apple® today announced that Mac OS® X Lion, the eighth major release of the world’s most advanced operating system with more than 250 new features and 3,000 new developer APIs, will be available to customers in July as a download from the Mac® App Store™ for US$29.99. Some of the amazing features in Lion include: new Multi-Touch® gestures; system-wide support for full screen apps; Mission Control, an innovative view of everything running on your Mac; the Mac App Store, the best place to find and explore great software, built right into the OS; Launchpad, a new home for all your apps; and a completely redesigned Mail app.
Fresh from their acquisition by Microsoft, it looks like Skype is stepping up their game here at Computex.
June 2, 2011 – SINGAPORE – Skype announced that it is providing silicon vendors with a new standard interface for communication to H.264 encoding cameras. The new Skype UVC 1.4 standard will become the de facto standard for video calling giving silicon vendors the opportunity to develop cameras for Skype applications built on SkypeKit. SkypeKit is a collection of software and APIs that allows any Internet connected device to offer Skype voice and video calls.
Looks like MOL is on the acquisition path, fresh from the acquisition of friendster. I suppose this purchase will extend their reach and presence across Asia.
MANILA, Philippines, June 1, 2011 – MOL AccessPortal Sdn Bhd (MOL), a leading payment service provider for online games, virtual worlds and social network in Asia, today announced that it has acquired 100% of LoadCentral, Philippines’ leading prepaid payment platform.
The acquisition will create synergy for both organizations and enhance growth prospects.
LoadCentral’s leading position in providing prepaid payment platform to consumers in the Philippines will give valuable access to new channels for delivery of MOL’s products. Following the acquisition, the combined company becomes the largest payment provider for prepaid services for the growing online gaming market in the Philippines.
Local malls getting tech savvy with Facebook games for the June holidays to promote the Great Singapore Sale?
Singapore, 2 June 2011 - City Square Mall, owned and managed by City Developments Limited (CDL), has launched “Elmo’s Garden”, a Sesame Street game on its Facebook page www.facebook.com/citysquaremall to tie in with the mall’s activities for the Great Singapore Sale promotions and June school holidays. From now till 26 June, fans of City Square Mall can grow a virtual garden on Facebook, where the top 30 most “Liked” gardens with at least five flowers (inclusive of a sunflower) will win Sesame Street Kids T-shirts and eco-premiums.
The theme for the game is based on the new Sesame Street Live Asia Show “Elmo’s Green Thumb” and seeks to promote greater awareness about Earth and the environment among City Square Mall’s Facebook fans.