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AMNews: Super Slim Dell XPS 15z, T-Mobile Caps Data Plans, Citrix And Kaviza

Dell has announced the availability of the Dell XPS 15z, a range of laptops that look a lot like Apple's Macbook Pro ones although the Austin-based manufacturer curiously refers to the range as a PC rather than a notebook. The XPS 15z is 0.6mm thicker than the current MBP at 24.7mm and both share at least two features; the slot-load optical drive and the side-facing LED battery charge indicator.

The legal battle between Samsung and Apple has taken an unexpected turn following the ruling by a federal court that asked the former to hand over the prototypes of their new phones to Apple. Earlier, Apple dragged Samsung to the courtroom by alleging it of copying several key Apple products to give birth to their own tablet devices like the Samsung Galaxy S2, Galaxy Tab 10.1, Galaxy Tab 8.9, Infuse 4G and the Droid Charge.

Microsoft has confirmed that three more mobile phone manufacturers have signed up to produce Windows Phone handsets, starting with Mango. ZTE, Acer and Fujitsu have joined the likes of Nokia, LG, Samsung, HTC and Asus to churn out Windows Phone Smartphones although exact launch dates have yet to be revealed.

US wireless carrier T-Mobile has axed its unlimited data plans, putting a download cap on all its plans. The move comes as US regulators are mulling over AT&T’s proposed $36 billion acquisition of T-Mobile. According to Daily Tech, the move might prompt users to jump ship to Sprint.

Citrix Systems has announced the acquisition of virtualisation start up Kaviza, which provides virtualisation solutions for small and medium sized businesses. SMBs are hesitant to deploy virtual desktops owing to the high costs and the complexity that comes with deploying VDIs. Kaviza’s solution offers a simple low cost solution to all these problems.