Toshiba launches Vista-ready notebooks

Wireless
Toshiba introduces 16 notebook computers
Toshiba of Canada Information Systems Group (Toshiba Canada) announced the launch of 16 notebook computers featuring the Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium and Windows Vista Business operating systems. On Jan. 29, Toshiba’s advanced systems, ranging from the Microsoft co-developed Portégé R400, the Satellite Pro systems for business and Toshiba’s Satellite A100 systems will feature the Windows Vista operating system.

Portégé R400 Tablet PC
The Portégé R400 comes with the ability to automatically synchronize e-mail and calendar events whether the system is on or in suspend mode through the integration of Microsoft’s Active Notifications. Featuring Intel Core Duo Processor Ultra Low Voltage U2500-1.20Ghz and weighing less than four pounds, the Portégé R400 with Genuine Windows Vista Business is available for the SRP of $2,999.

Satellite P100
Toshiba is introducing three Satellite P100 models with Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium, 17-inch widescreen LCD displays featuring Trubrite technology, Harmon Kardon speakers and DVD Super Multi Double Layer optical drives. The Satellite P100-MA6 which includes 256 MB of video memory, the Satellite P100-MA3 and Satellite P100-MA1 each feature 802.11 a/b/g wireless and weighs 3.2 kg. The Satellite P100-MA6 is the unit with Intel Core2 Duo processor T7200, while the Satellite P100-MA3 and Satellite P100-MA1 feature Intel Core2 Duo processor T5500 and Intel Core Duo processor T2250. The Satellite P100 models are available starting at an SRP of $1,349.

Satellite Pro P100
Two Satellite Pro P100-JL407C and Satellite Pro P100-JL207C feature 17-inch widescreen LCD displays with Trubrite technology, built-in DVD Super Multi double layer optical drive, NVIDIA GeForce Go 7300 and one GB DDR2 memory. The Satellite Pro P100-JL407C offers 160 GB hard disk drive space and Intel Core2 Duo T7200 while the Satellite Pro P100-JL207C includes Intel Core2 Duo T5600. The Satellite Pro P100-JL407C is available for the SRP of $1,799 and the Satellite Pro P100-JL207C is available for the SRP of $1,599.

Satellite U200
Weighing less than two kg, the Satellite U200-PT7 features a 12.1-inch LCD display with Trubrite technology, one GB DDR2 and Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950. Also it is equipped with Intel Core Duo processor T2250 and 120GB HDD. The Satellite U200-PT7 with Windows Vista Home Premium is available for the SRP of $1,499.

Satellite A100
Toshiba releases six versions of the Satellite A100 featuring Windows Vista. Each unit features a 15.4-inch wide screen display, a built-in DVD Super Multi double layer drive function, and a Canadian bilingual keyboard. The Satellite A100-036, Satellite A100-VA5, Satellite A100-VA7 and Satellite A100-VA9 all feature Windows Vista Home Premium and an Intel Core2 Duo processor . The Satellite A100-VA3 is equipped with Windows Vista Home Premium and an Intel Pentium Dual Core processor and the Satellite A100-VA1 includes Windows Vista Home Basic and Intel Celeron M Processor. The Satellite A100s with Windows Vista start at the SRP of $799.

Satellite Pro A100
Weighing 2.72 kg, the Satellite Pro A100-CR107, Satellite Pro A100-CR207 and Satellite Pro CS307 A100-CR207 models feature 15.4-inch LCD displays with Trubrite technology, Intel Graphics Accelorator, built-in DVD Super-Multi double layer drive and stereo sound. The Satellite Pro A100 units with Windows Vista Business are available starting at the SRP of $899.

Networking
Nortel offers multimedia solutions to Lotus Notes users
Nortel and IBM have worked together to embed Nortel’s multimedia communications solution into IBM Lotus Notes, adding unified communications capabilities of Lotus Notes customers around the world.

With the Nortel IBM Lotus Notes plug-in, calls can be made and received from within Lotus Notes emails, either from a call log directory or from the existing Lotus Address book without looking up numbers.

Nortel Multimedia Client for IBM Lotus Notes also allows for meeting reminders with click-to-call access to conference bridges directly within the Lotus Notes environment. Users no longer have to go to one application for their meeting details and then another to make the call.

Nortel will be demonstrating the Nortel Multimedia Lotus Notes Client at Lotusphere. Nortel will demonstrate IBM centric solutions at Booth 401/402 of the exhibit hall.

Storage

Dekart creates and edits phonebook entries

Dekart launches version 2.0 of its Dekart SIM Manager. This mobile phone card editor allows creating and editing phonebook entries of GSM SIM, 3G USIM, CDMA R-UIM and Nextel SIM cards, and performing backups in case of mobile phone loss or upgrade.

SIM Manager is an advanced SIM card management tool. It eliminates the need to use a phone’s cumbersome keypad and small display for managing contacts and other data. This version of SIM card manager is compatible with Nextel, 3G SIM and CDMA R-UIM cards, while preserving the compatibility with older GSM cards. This makes it possible to synchronize the contents of different SIM cards when you switch from one mobile network to another.

SIM Manager uses any PC/SC-compliant smart card reader to manage the data on the SIM card. The program does not require a phone; therefore the solution still works after the phone is upgraded or when a switch to a different mobile operator is made.

SIM Manager is compatible with the following platforms: Microsoft Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003.

Pricing: A personal or business licence costs US$29.00 (Volume discounts apply). English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish and Ukrainian language interfaces available. Download the trial version during the 30-day trial period from http://www.dekart.com/free_download/

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