Today's Tech: Dell launches new business PCs, iPad mini images leak, HTC announces 8X and 8S Windows Phone 8 handsets

In the business computing world, Dell unveiled three brand-new PCs aimed towards enterprise and government customers. The line includes a touchscreen all-in-one, an updated, slimmed-down version of its Latitude ultrabook, and a 10in tablet. All three devices are powered by Intel chips and are designed to offer maximum manageability, security, and durability, the company said. Follow the link for more details about the OptiPlex 9010, Latitude 6430u, and Latitude 10.

It's been a busy couple of days on mobile phone launch front. Hot on the heels of Motorola's latest addition to its Razr line-up, the Android ICS-running Razr i, HTC today announced two Windows Phone 8 devices, the 8X and 8S. Both handsets feature a reasonably impressive spec sheet given their position: the former is HTC's new flagship smartphone and features an 8-megapixel camera to compliment 4G LTE connectivity, NFC support, and a 4.3 Super LCD 2 display, while the more utilitarian 8S model sports a 5-megapixel primary snapper and a 4in WVGA display, along with a slightly disappointing 4GB onboard storage capacity. Both sport dual-core Snapdragon processors in the engine room and will be available in a variety of inventively named colours when they launch – pricing in the UK and Europe has yet to be confirmed, but arrival is provisionally set for November.

We've been hearing rumours about the iPad mini for months now, but with the iPhone 5 unveiling now officially behind us, talk about Apple's scaled-down iOS tablet is shifting into overdrive. New leaked photos from the Chinese site BoLoPad reached us today, with the images purporting to show a working 7.85in iPad mini. However, much if the attractiveness of Apple's new products depends on the success of its latest on-the-go operating, iOS 6. So what's changed with the latest mobile OS? That's the question on the minds of many mobile enthusiasts today and, thankfully, just the query tackled by analyst Jill Duffy to round out Wednesday's in-depth news.

Though we’re still waiting for official details about the ARM processor powering Apple’s newly announced iPhone 5, some initial speculation suggests the Cupertino-based company as followed Qualcomm’s lead and developed a custom core of its own. What would that mean for competitors like Intel and AMD? We explored the possible implications of an Apple-developed processor, which could potentially see Intel booted from Apple’s overall ecosystem.

Our regular Security Roundup also features on ITProPortal today, with news on the Internet Explorer security flaw, new malware discovered in the mould of the infamous Flame virus, and criticism of the Obama administration's security policy over the past four years. In the former story, IE users are now being advised to stop using the browser altogether until Microsoft releases a security update, with the Redmond, Washington-based firm no doubt sweating over the issue that emerged late last week. Follow the link for more on that and the other featured news.

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