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Samsung drops bid to buy SanDisk

Plus, MSI's new Wind netbook and Motorola's $2,000 mobile phone

October 23, 2008
Review: MSI Wind netbook doesn’t compromise on the keyboard
ZD Net
Matthew Miller shares his thoughts on MSI’s new Wind netbook.

“There are many choices in the still growing netbook category today, but I was very pleased with the MSI Wind as far as functionality and quality. In addition to the great display and functional keyboard…I can install Mac OS X on it and with the new wireless card found in the device even WiFi works without any replacement”

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Motorola launches $2,000 luxury phone
Wired
Priya Ganapati takes a closer look at a new phone from Motorola.

“Motorola’s going upmarket with its latest phone Aura, a luxury model featuring what the company claims is the world’s first circular display on a mobile device. The switch-blade design comes with an aluminum keypad, 2 megapixel camera, 2 GB memory, video capture and streaming capability and about 7.3 hours of talk time. Its biggest selling point, though, is the circular LCD display, which is 16 million color and 300 dpi resolution. The phone also has a 62-carat sapphire crystal lens, which is among the most scratch-resistant materials, says Motorola.”

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Samsung pulls out of SanDisk deal
Valleywag
Paul Boutin writes that Samsung has dropped its $5.8 billion bid to buy SanDisk. Here’s what Yoon Woo Lee, Samsung’s CEO had to say.

“After nearly six months of efforts to pursue a transaction with no meaningful progress, we are withdrawing our proposal to acquire SanDisk. I am disappointed that we have been unable to reach an agreement on our proposal. I continue to believe that a combination of our two companies would have created a superior global brand, an unparalleled technology platform and the scale and resources to drive convergence in the marketplace.”

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