Industry News Roundup, April 20
My picks of the latest news from across the UK IT industry for the week ending Friday 20 April. This week the first Raspberry Pi devices arrive and Intel enters the smartphone market.
"Today I would like to share information with you on the editions that will be available for "Windows 8" when it is released to market. We have talked about Windows 8 as Windows reimagined, from the chipset to the user experience.
"This also applies to the editions available – we have worked to make it easier for customers to know what edition will work best for them when they purchase a new Windows 8 PC or upgrade their existing PC."
Intel has confirmed details of the first smartphone to be powered by one of its processors. The XOLO X900, made by the Indian manufacturer Lava, will go on sale on 23 April priced at about 22,000 rupees (£265).
It's no secret that the utility computing offshoot of online retailer Amazon thinks that it can build a better data center for running Web applications than you can.
But the news today, along with the launch of an online store for buying apps and deploying them on the Amazon Web Services cloud, is that the company thinks you will eventually believe this, too.
With the first devices finally making their way to consumers following a flurry of delays, new reports have suggested that a staggering 350,000 Raspberry Pi computers have been pre-ordered to date.