Intel took the opportunity at Computex earlier today and renamed the former CULV category as the Ultrabook. Intel claims that the Ultrabook will take up to 40 percent of the consumer laptop market by the end of 2012. This ambitious platform has yet to be released though. The Ultrabook promises far more beyond the existing power envelope and claims a bigger-than-50 per cent drop in power consumption, although the exact TDP was not revealed by Intel Executive VP, Sean Maloney.
Qualcomm Atheros Inc. is going to demonstrate a wide range of new generation wireless chipset technologies in Taiwan at the ongoing Computex Taipei 2011 conference. The Qualcomm subsidiary has established itself as a leading brand name when it comes to taking the consumer-electronics industry to the hugely anticipated dual-band Wi-Fi technology that deploys both the 2.4 GHz as well as the 5 GHz frequency bands.
Images of the upcoming Nexus 3 Smartphone have been leaked and it seems that unlike its older siblings, the phone does not have any physical buttons. The story was broken by Tech Hog, which showed a picture of the new Smartphone, but the story was removed later in the day.
Microsoft has claimed that it is suffering heavy revenue losses to piracy in the Chinese software market. According to reports, the software heavyweight’s turnover in China is merely 5 percent of that in the US, despite the fact that the PC sales in the two countries are almost neck-and-neck. Having said this, market observers say that Microsoft is currently making an annual profit of $2 Billion.
According to reports on Wall Street Journal, Game publisher Activision is preparing to launch a monthly subscription-based service for its upcoming game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. The subscription service designed for MW3 and future versions, will offer gamers extra downloadable content for a monthly fee.