News – Toshiba M7 Photo, Bluetooth Experience Icon Program, Linda Epstein M400 Review

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Toshiba M7 Photo Reveals a Surprise

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You may have read our short bit about the announcement of the new Toshiba M7 Tablet PC we posted yesterday. At the time we had no photo of the new model. Thankfully PC Mag posted a photo later Friday.

Besides getting a glance at the new Core Duo M7, the photo also reveals something else – a widescreen format display! This is a first for Toshiba Tablet PC’s. It sounds like the M4 had to be bumped “3 steps” to the M7 with this big change. We look forward to getting our hands on this new powerhouse as it becomes available in the U.S.

Bluetooth Experience Icon Program

A simple idea from the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) is in our opinion a work of marketing genius. To many consumers who use advanced mobile phones or high-end computers Bluetooth wireless technology is a familiar tool. However to the grand masses of consumers, there is a lack of awareness as the availablity of BT technology. For many consumers the very name is familiar, but they really have a minimal idea of just what Bluetooth “actually does”.

Enter the Bluetooth Experience Icon Program.



Print — The print icon lets you know that printing can be simpler by allowing you to wirelessly print directly from your computer, mobile phone, PDA or any other device displaying the print icon.




Input — The input icon shows that you can control as well as input data wirelessly to a device.  This makes for fewer cables on your desk and improved control over portable devices without using the tiny, built-in keyboards.  




Headset — The headset icon lets you know that you have the ability to talk on your phone “hands-free.”  Getting rid of annoying cables means being able to move around freely while using your cell phone.




Transfer — The transfer icon tells you that the device can wirelessly send and receive data, text, pictures, music or other files with other devices. 


Music — The music icon means these products allow you to listen to Hi-Fi stereo music wirelessly.  You are able to send music from your mobile phone, computer or other device bearing this symbol and listen using compatible speakers, headphones, home stereos and many other devices. 


“The Bluetooth Experience Icons leverage the familiarity and recognition of the Bluetooth figure mark. Moving forward, consumers can look to find all applicable icons printed on the package of a device.  Consumers simply choose products with the Bluetooth trademark and matching Experience Icons for a completely interoperable experience. The Experience Icon Program shows how Bluetooth connectivity encompasses a growing number of applications including printing, inputting data, using a wireless headset, transferring files and listening to music.  There are plans to release other icons later this year, such as an icon for dial-up networking (DUN) and the automotive hands-free use case, and others will be developed as the Bluetooth technology experience expands to additional popular applications.”

As one with personal experience in the marketing and advertising industry, I again will say this is a simplistic approach, but rather genius in the way it will help illustrate the power behind Bluetooth technology an all the features and benefits it offers to consumers. To read more, visit the Bluetooth SIG website.

Linda Epstein Reviews the Toshiba M400

Our “Tablet PC Parter in Crime” Linda Epstein of has posted an outstanding review of the new Toshiba M400 Tablet PC on her site Friday.

“With the addition of the M400 Tablet PC, Toshiba continues to offer users a convertible style notebook that includes the functions and flexibility Tablet PC. the Toshiba M400 comes with your choice of the Intel Core Solo Processor or, for optimal performance, the Intel Core Duo Processor.

The M400 is a Convertible style Tablet PC that boots in under 60 seconds with 512 ram installed. We got an 3 hours and 29 minutes battery life with the Tablet running in always on mode, the wireless on, no standby, no hibernate and the screen and hard drive set to always on.

With its 12.1″ Diagonal Wide View Angle XGA Display , 1.66 GHz Intel Core Solo Processor, built in DVD and an 80 gigabyte hard drive make Toshiba’s M400 Tablet PC an excellent choice for anyone who wants the convenience of having a Tablet PC with keyboard and built in optical drive in a lightweight package…”

Read Linda’s whole review here…



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