AMNews: Intel Confirms Six Versions Of Windows 8, 250000 Playbook Sold, HP Reports 3% Revenue Growth

An Intel executive has confirmed that there will be at least six versions of Windows 8 at launch with four targeting ARM partners and two for the Intel architecture. At CES earlier this year, Steve Ballmer mentioned three companies, Nvidia, Qualcomm and Texas Instruments which means that a fourth, unnamed, company must have joined the fray

RIM may potentially have sold more than 250,000 Blackberry Playbook tablets despite the fact that it was lambasted and criticised by many reviewers. According to a research note published by RBC analyst, Mike Abramsky, who was quoted by Business Insider, sales of the tablet are "steady", adding that the milestone of quarter of a million has possibly been reach with a similar amount likely to be sold within the first 90 days.

IBM has added mobility, virtualisation and analytics amongst their top priorities for this year, the tech giant from Armonk, New York revealed. The announcement by the company came just after it conducted a survey of almost 3,018 global CIOs, including 181 from New Zealand and Australia.

Hewett Packard has reported a three percent rise in revenue for the second fiscal quarter ended April 30. The company, which revealed its Q2 results a day early, informed that the net revenue was up by 3 percent to $31.6 billion while the net earnings jumped by 5 percent to $2.3 billion.

The European Commission is going to initiate a public consultation on cloud technologies, a move that could provide a well guided direction to future cloud computing strategies. Apparently, the EC wants every interested party to come and participate in the processes, particularly those from the cloud-developers community as well as cloud users.