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[November 11, 2012]

Yoga and twist [New Straits Time (Malaysia)]

(New Straits Time (Malaysia) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) LENOVO has announced three new convertible devices designed for the Windows 8 platform. For consumers, the touch-optimised convertibles include the IdeaPad Yoga 13 Ultrabook, offering a blend of work and play and the IdeaPad Yoga 11, a svelte, all-day mobile companion.



For professionals, Lenovo introduced the ThinkPad Twist, a business-ready Ultrabook and the first in the ThinkPad line of new convertible devices.

Available through the nearest reseller, the IdeaPad Yoga 13 and IdeaPad Yoga 11 will be available next month. Prices start from RM3,399 and RM2,599 respectively. The ThinkPad Twist will be available from mid- November 2012 with prices starting from RM3,519.

AT ONE WITH FASHION HTC Corp launched HTC One X+ and two Windows phones - Windows Phone 8X and 8S - in Singapore recently.

To accentuate the devices' emphasis on design, the phones were showcased in a fashion show in collaboration with Singapore's design house Depression.

The HTC One X+ is available in Stealth Black and Polar White.

Meanwhile,the two Windows phones feature the new Windows Phone 8 operating system with Live Tiles and studio-quality sound with Beats Audio.

They feature a 2.1mp, f/2.0 aperture, 88oultra-wideangle front- facing camera that allows up to four people and more to be captured at once. It also supports 1080p video capture.

The Windows Phone 8X meanwhile comes in a variety of colours including California Blue and Graphite Black, The Windows Phone 8S will be available in Fiesta Red and Atlantic Blue.

All three will be available in Malaysia very soon.

MOROCCAN TREAT THE Association of Computer Industry and Multimedia Malaysia (Pikom) held its ICT Leadership Awards and Annual Dinner 2012 in Kuala Lumpur recently. Guests were treated to a Marrakesh-themed dinner flavoured with entertainment, stand-up comedy and lucky draws. Four awards were given away as recognition to top industry achievers. The guest of honour for the evening was Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation Deputy Minister Datuk Fadillah Yusof. THE Association of Computer Industry and Multimedia Malaysia (Pikom) held its ICT Leadership Awards and Annual Dinner 2012 in Kuala Lumpur recently. Guests were treated to a Marrakesh-themed dinner flavoured with entertainment, stand-up comedy and lucky draws. Four awards were given away as recognition to top industry achievers. The guest of honour for the evening was Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation Deputy Minister Datuk Fadillah Yusof.

ANDROID IN YOUR CAR MODELS showing off Clarion Mirage, said to be the first Android- based car stereo. Featuring a 6.5-inch screen and a touchscreen interface, this hi-tech in-vehicle infotainment system offers connectivity to Android or iPod devices via Bluetooth streaming or a USB connection for content streaming, playback, Internet, Android apps and hands-free in-car telephony. It also offers playback of AV content like audio files, video files and digital still images from SD/ SDHC card or a USB device. Other features include an in-built navigation system, AM-FM radio and Clarions proprietry VAPS 3-D digital sound processing system.

JUST FLIP IT! CAN'T decide between business and pleasure Just flip and choose with Dell XPS 12. Locally launched in Kuala Lumpur recently, the Windows 8 device features a hinge that enables it to be transformed from an ultrabook to a touch optimised tablet.

When in tablet mode, the convertible full-HD 12.5 inch Corning Gorilla Glass display completely covers the keyboard. The luxury feel of the XPS series continues in the XPS 12 which has machined aluminium and carbon fibre chassis. Also launched are the Windows 8- powered XPS One 27 All-In-One with touch, the Inspiron One 23 with touch and the S2340T multi-touch monitor.

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