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Submission + - ThunderBolt Announced by Intel and Apple (

boley1 writes: Breaking first on the Apple website but now also on Intel's site. This is no longer a rumor. Thunderbolt is based on Apple's DisplayPort and Intel's Light Peak. Detailed information is available this morning on both the Apple and Intel web sites. Dual 10G channels. Compatible with existing DisplayPort devices and adapters including DVI, HDMI, and VGA displays, plus a dozen or so manufacturers have announced support for other adapters and devices. Existing protocols such as FireWire, USB, PCI Express just work.

Comment Re:Better Article at Engadget Mobile (Score 5, Informative) 214

I spent a week in Tokyo back in November. When I was there, I saw 2 iPhones in the wild. Both were owned by the Americans I was traveling with. That is also 2 more than the number of Blackberries I noticed (besides the one I have).

Everyone there has these flip phones with these really tall screens that rotate 90 degrees to "landscape" mode (they also watch TV on them).

So yeah, US style "smartphones" are not really used. They use these mutant flip phones instead.

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