News – Cingular-Enabled Lenovo ThinkPad, Sprint/Nextel WiMAX Nationwide, Microsoft’s August IE Patch Flawed

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Cingular-Enabled Lenovo ThinkPad Announced

Today built-in high-speed cellular broadband access took another step towards becoming a commonplace feature of portable computers. Lenovo has teamed up with Cingular to offer the ThinkPad T60 notebook with built in high-speed broadband access. The system utilizes Cingular’s UMTS/HSDPA BroadbandConnect service and can be used in over 70 U.S. markets and can take advantage of EDGE or GPRS data services abroad.

“The ThinkPad T60 with Cingular BroadbandConnect service gives Lenovo customers wireless capabilities out of the box,” said Jeff Bradley, vice president, business data services, for Cingular Wireless.  “The combined Lenovo/Cingular solution is a powerful communications tool that provides customers with seamless, high-speed mobile access to important information whether they are across the street, on the other side of the U.S. or halfway around the world.”

It’s a pretty safe bet that this technology will find it’s way into Lenovo’s X Series Tablet PCs in the near future. For more information on pricing and availability go here…

Sprint/Nextel to Rollout WiMAX Nationwide

This one somehow slipped under my radar a few weeks back but is a pretty significant announcement. Sprint plans to use it’s 2.5GHz wireless spectrum holdings to roll out a WiMAX 4G broadband mobile network by 2008. The network will cover some 85% of all households in the top 100 markets. Sprint will work with Intel, Motorola, and Samsung to develop chipsets and make the technology available in a variety of consumer devices. Sprint predicts the network will offer 2-4 mbps speeds which is four times faster than current EVDO. Read More…

Microsoft’s August IE Patch Flawed

In an effort to make IE more secure, Microsoft seems to have introduced a critical security bug into IE. Shortly after Microsoft released a security patch (MS06-042) earlier this month, users began to complain of browser crashing issues. Microsoft released a hotfix to address the issue but failed to inform users that the browser-crashing bug also could be exploited to run unauthorized software on the victim’s PC. Microsoft has released a revised patch to fix the issue and recommends all users to install it. Read More…




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