Noon News: Sony Expects Huge Losses, Margirus Introduces New vBundle Range, Orange And Vouchercloud, Asus Tablet

Sony revealed that they expect losses caused by last month's attacks on their PlayStation and PC gaming networks will go as high as $171 million. But this figure pales in comparison to the company’s losses caused by the recent earthquake in Japan, which Sony estimates could directly cost them as much as $268.9 million.

Kobo has launched a new 6-inch e-reader that comes with touch capabilities and promises to make e-reading much simpler. The e-reader comes with the traditional features including a search function, text highlighting, bookmarking and note taking. The Kobo Touch Edition also features an on-screen virtual keyboard. The e-reader has a single button located below the screen for going back to the homepage.

IT solutions provider Margirus has introduced a new range of its vBundle data centre offering which is based on EMC’s VNX and VNXe unified storage products. The company aims its vBundle unified data centre service at small and medium sized businesses. The bundles contain network, computing and storage products from EMC, Cisco and VMware.

UK wireless carrier Orange is teaming up with Vouchercloud to bring discount deals to its contract and pay-as-you-go customers. Under the deal, Orange customers will be offered a minimum of eight deals every month from the discount voucher website. Users will be able to access the discount deals from the Vouchercloud iPhone app or the Vouchercloud web site.

Computer manufacturer Asus has offered a glimpse at its yet-to-be announced tablet device that sports "gentle edges, complementary tones and a little bump and a clip" according to Asus' marketing website, Techinstyle.tv. For a start, the tablet carries the name Asusdesign rather than simply Asus and appears to be made of a combination of matte and glossy plastic material.