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Monthly Archives: September 2010

Blackberry Tablet May Be Out By Next Week

September 22, 2010 |

BlackBerry maker Research In motion Ltd. is all set to unveil its new tablet computer by next week. The tablet named BlackPad scheduled for release in the fourth quarter of this year will be powered by a QNX operating system replacing its recently revamped BlackBerry 6 OS.

The Blackberry tablet ‘BlackPad’ will feature a 7-inch touch screen and one or two built-in cameras. It would feature bluetooth and broadband connection facilities, but will only be able to connect to cellular networks through a BlackBerry smartphone. The RIM tablet manufactured by Quanta Computer, Taiwan, will run on chips from Santa Clara, Calif.-based Marvell Technology Group Inc.

The introduction of a tablet and new operating system come at a critical time for Research In Motion as it faces tough competition from Apple iPhone and Android based smartphones. BlackBerry’s share of worldwide smartphone sales fell to 18% in the second quarter of this year compared … Read More

World’s Fastest Microprocessor Z196 From IBM Will Be Available By September 10

September 6, 2010 |

For those who think of computing speed saturation, here is IBM’s fastest microprocessor in the world. The chip will be available for customers from September 10. The z196 microprocessor chip in the new version of IBM mainframe zEnterprise systems clocks at a blitzkrieg 5.2Ghz, enabling huge business work loads and transactions such as banks, retailers and so on.

IBM invested more than $1.5 billion and more than three years of collaboration with IBM’s  top clients around the world to develop the new zEnterprise technology with z196 chip. The zEnterprise system is the most powerful commercial IBM system ever. The central controller z196 is a four core chip containing 1.4 billion transistors on a 512 square mm surface designed by IBM engineers in Poughkeepsie, NY with contributions from IBM labs in India, Germany and Israel and is manufactured with IBMs 45 nanometer SOI processor technology.

The improved performance is the result of IBMs  patented eDRAM technology allowing … Read More