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April 2011
Click here to read our April 1st 2011 Jokes.
Click here to read our March 2011 News.

We warn again: No Security on Internet and Mobile Phones!
Sony on April 26th warned that hackers stole password, birthday and other data about users of its PlayStation Network.
While there is no evidence at this time that credit card data was taken, we cannot rule out the possibility, Sony said.
Sony's PlayStation Network has about 77 million registered users.

Sands closed
Sands, a pub and restaurant on South Pattaya Road, closed.
Sands closed
The place was first known as Kabuto, and was a Japanese restaurant.

Slaves in Thailand
Thailand's fishing industry is employing Burmese workers as slaves, a report from BBC unveils.

Gunmen in Thailand
Crime Suppression Division police have been instructed to keep a close watch on about 50 well-known gunmen who may be hired to kill political rivals ahead of the general election.
You have to be a Thai politician to understand why well-known gunmen are not behind bars...

Not Ready!
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) decided Thailand is not ready to build nuclear power plants.
Thailand's first two nuclear plants were scheduled to be operational in 2020 and 2021. The Energy Ministry has proposed Thailand delay plans by three years...

Cleaning Night
On Sunday April 24th shortly after 22:00 and after a heavy thunderstorm Pattaya Police saw the necessity to clean up Pattaya's Beach Promenade from all kind of Thai people.

Do not use
Google Chrome!
Google's browsers aren't capable to recognize updated pictures, frames, scripts & pages correctly!
Please use a more intelligent browser until Google fixes the problem.

The big LED display at the entry to Walking Street is still running advertisements for The BED and the Fantasy Sports Grill.
The BED, a nightclub at the Amari Nova Suites, closed during December 2010.
FSG (Fantasy Sports Grill), the former Wildcat Bar at Soho Square, closed September 2010!
Chonburi's Senator Surachai Chaitrakulthong is luring potential investors from Taiwan and other countries by promising 'Thailand's plus is the availability of a skilled workforce'.
The contrary is true, Thailand's problem is the lack of a skilled workforce.

How much do you pay?
Thai Airways International pays an average of 68'000 Baht/month for its pilots, but feels pressures to boost the salary a healthy 35%. Why?
Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways pay up to 400'000 Baht/month (tax free!) for the very same work.
How much do you pay? Is your Thai darling already a (virtual) Thai pilot?

Overpriced Airport Link a Disaster
- what else?
Overpriced Airport Link
Thailand's rail link between central Bangkok and Suvarnabhumi airport is a fiasco.
Read the investigation published by Bangkok Post.

The Spook is over!
The spook is over and you can enjoy Pattaya again without getting wet and dirty. Nevertheless we recommend to walk with an umbrella: The rainy season already started.
Pattaya's Songkran Festival ended with water splashing happenings on April 18th in Naklua and on April 19th in Pattaya.
During the first days of Songkran many ladies spend the time with their families in their hometowns and a few of them spent 5 days in a temple in Nonthaburi or Ayutthaya to get rid of their sins - but they all returned for the noisy and wet end of Thailand's most popular festival.

Women are
reducing accidents!
To reduce road accidents the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) replaces its male bus drivers by females.
Females produce significantly less accidents, a spokeswoman told the press.
Women are better drivers than men - road accidents in metro Manila would be drastically reduced by 50 percent, she said.
It seems women in the Philippines are different, my Thai lady drives her motorcycle like a Door2Door-Driver: Ignoring all regulations.

Sex(y) Lottery
Police in Ayutthaya are investigating an underground lottery with a top prize of sex with a young woman.
The illegal lottery seems to be popular among male factory workers.
According to the Police it is the first of its kind in Thailand.
The lottery tickets are numbered from 00 to 99 and are sold for 30 Baht each.
The winners are required to have sex with the woman, chosen from a photo catalogue, at a hotel provided by the lottery host within three days, or their prize will be revoked.
Ayutthaya Provincial Cultural Council condemned the lottery operators as immoral people for valuing women's dignity at just 30 Baht...

Marketing Gimmicks
In Thailand Toothpastes are sold in 160-gram packages. Darlie starts now to sell some of its toothpastes in 140-gram tubes. Looks cheaper, but isn't!
Spaghetti and other pasta are sold in 500-gram bags all over the world. Not so at BigC. BigC sells its own brand pasta in 400-gram bags. Looks cheaper on the shelf...

A Nightmare
came true!
Big Brother
Shortly after entering the IMPACT center a SMS from AIS greeted us as a visitor of the Bangkok Motor Show 2011.
Just a minute later we got a second SMS:
An invitation from Mercedes Benz.
Four hours later Mercedes Benz invited us again to visite their booth.
AIS One-2-call is observing constantly all the steps of its mobil phone subscribers and is sending event based advertisements according to their actual position!
If you leave Belgium for Holland, a phone company from the Netherlands is greeting you and is filling up the memory of your mobile phone with its advertisements...
Big brother is watching you around the clock!
Be warned:
iOS, Apple's operating system used on iPhone and iPad, is regularly recording the position of your device into a hidden unencrypted file - and it's on any machine you've synched with your iOS device!
Skype for Android stores private data - including contacts, profile information and instant message logs - in an unencrypted database accessible by other applications.
Update April 26th:Apple and Google were among six companies that drew inquiries from U.S. lawmakers seeking to determine whether their products breach privacy rules by tracking, storing and sharing user locations.

Beautiful Photos
The Happy Group opened a WEB-site to present its A-Go-Go Clubs.
Baccara, Beach Club, Happy A-GoGo, Peppermint A-GoGo and The Cavern present their dancers in beautiful photos.

Premium Branch?
For 200 grams of my Espresso I have to pay 85.50 Baht at BigC and Tesco/Lotus. At BigC's Carrefour Branch the same Coffee costs 92.25 Baht...

Say Hello!
OMG Club opened on Soi 6.
The successor of the failed Wanthana Dance Club on Soi 6 is called OMG Club. It's open since April 6th 2011.

New Hotel gets Name
Classy Inn on Walking Street.
The new hotel on top of NOK's bar on Walking Street got a name: Classy Inn.
Opening Promotion:
690 Baht/Night.

First A Go-Go (also known as First Go-Go Lounge) on Soi 8 closed April 3rd 2011 'for ever'.

PattayaSweethearts, the Go-Go-Site, reports that Kool Kiss A Go-Go on Soi 6 had its last night on March 31st 2011.
The club will be replaced by a simple Beer Bar.

Say Bye Bye 2
Wanthana's Dance Club on Soi 6 closed its door too.
Wanthana's Dance Club, the A Go-Go Bar on Soi 6, closed its door too.

Cheap Sleep
Cheap Sleep
If you can't get one of Pattaya's popular hotel rooms sleep on Pattaya's Beach: According to Pattaya Police it's ok - as long as you don't do it naked...

Jstanbul Palace opened on March 31st
Jstanbul Palace, Walking Street's new Take-away (first floor) and Restaurant (on the 2nd floor), opened on March 31st. The venue announced that its Take-away bar will be open around the clock.

Who knows?
Who knows what is allowed or not?
Who knows what is allowed or not? Nobody!
Seen a few meters from Pattaya's Police Station.

Still Empty
Produced, installed and paid, but never used.
Produced, installed during May 2010 and paid, but never used.
On December 16th the Chief of the Sea Rescue Teams of Pattaya promised to rectify this shortfall in the near future.
Nevertheless, the observation towers are still empty...
TiP (This is Pattaya)!
Previous Publications
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Pattaya News Flash April 2011 - The Source
NightWalker's News
Sooner or later Nuclear Energy will destroy our Life.
NightWalker recommends Phatthaya
Nuclear Power Stations
Nuclear Energy is the most dangerous and stupid Technology ever used to generate Electricity!
Uranium operates nuclear power stations. It is a scarce resource. It will only last a few decades.
But it will take at least 60 years until you can despose a closed down nuclear reactor!
It needs thousands of years until nuclear waste degenerates.
There is no guarantee that the vessels containing the waste don't will leak. Experts only suppose it wouldn't happen...

Click for more information - before it's to late!
Sooner or later nuclear energy will destroy our life. Stop the stupidity!
Freedom of Speak in Thailand
Thai police raided community radio stations
Officials from the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission and the Thai police's Central Investigation Bureau searched about 14 local stations in the Bangkok area and seized their equipment.
Police Lieutenant Colonel Udom Sukprasert said the raids were in response to a request from telecommunication officials, who said they were unlicensed.
But local media reports said the stations had links to the anti-government Red Shirts.
Army chief General Prayut Chan-O-Cha recently filed a complaint against Jatuporn and two other Red Shirt leaders for allegedly insulting the royals during a speech at a recent rally.
Police spokesman Pol Maj Gen Prawuth Thawornsiri said the Internal Security Operations Command (Isoc) had ordered police to take legal action against community radio stations which had broadcast a controversial April 10 speech made by Puea Thai Party MP Jatuporn Prompan, since he is facing lese majeste charges as a result.
As above example shows, it's almost impossible in this beautiful country to get reliable information...
Pattaya not affected
Thai, Cambodian troops in new border clash
On Friday morning, April 22nd, fighting broke out near Ta Muean Tom temple on the border in Pa Nom Dong Rak district of Thailand's Surin province.
As ususal, the two countries accused each other of starting border fighting.
But fact is that Thai soldiers from 12 battalions of the 2nd Infantry Division, the Tigers of the East, staged an exercise to show their preparedness for combat on Thursday morning.
Maj-Gen Pisit Sithisarn, commander of the 2nd Infantry Division, said the exercise was part of the 1st Army's plan to ensure that troops can be assembled in three hours for combat and border defence operations.
Around 1'600 soldiers took part in the exercise at Phrom Yothi military camp in Muang district of Prachin Buri province.
A similar exercise was staged by soldiers from the 1st Infantry Division on Tuesday.
In Thai media the exercises were seen as another show of military support for Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha, the army commander-in-chief.
The military exercises by soldiers on Tuesday and on Thursday have also fuelled speculation of a coup.
A nationwide television blackout on Thursday afternoon caused by a satellite technical glitch also sparked rumours of a new coup which spread like wildfire.
It seems, the exercises were just another military show of force in front of the new border clashes with Cambodia.
Because of some stubborn politicians and militarists at least three Cambodian and four Thai soldiers had to die in Friday's fighting. On Wednesday morning the total number of deads from both sides was quoted as 12. Seven Cambodian and five Thai troops have died so far. Two villagers have been killed - one in Kab Cheong and the other in Dong Rak district.
Cambodia on Monday accused Thailand of damaging its ancient jungle temples.
In February 2011 the two countries agreed to allow Indonesian observers in the area near Preah Vihear, but the Thai military has since said they are not welcome.
Ties between the neighbours have been strained since Preah Vihear was granted UN World Heritage status in July 2008. The so called Yellow Shirts initiated the tensions. According to BBC influential, powerful and rich people (known as Bangkok's Elite) with strong links to armed forces are financing the yellow shirts.
Observers say the temple dispute has been used as a rallying point to stir nationalist sentiment in Thailand and Cambodia, but some believe that the Thai army is using the clashes to governing or even to hindering the announced election.
Songkran 2554
Happy Songkran 2554
On April 13th 2011 Thailand's traditional New Year festivities started all over Thailand. The water should wash away the sins from the old year. A reason for Pattaya-at-Night's crew to stay at home: We are free of any known sins...
In Bangkok 3'477 people were water-fighting for a new Guinness World Record.
We are sure (sorry, but betting isn't allowed in Thailand - not even during Songkran), Itthiphol's Pattaya will launch a similar attempt very soon...
During Songkran Pattaya's expensive pedestrian traffic lights were peeping and blinking only. They didn't take care of Pattaya's walking people!
Happy Songkran 2554
The Parade of the Gladiators on Sukhumvit Road.
Happy Songkran 2554
Happy Songkran 2554
Happy Songkran 2554
And a traditional and peaceful Songkran Parade at Bangkok Hospital Pattaya.

Happy Songkran 2554
Songkran High-Tech?
Seen along Pattaya Beach Road:
1'000- and 2'000-litre water tanks supported by electrical water pumps provided enough of water and pressure during whole the day of Pattaya's famous water war festival...
But sorry,
this isn't fun anymore!

Hopefully Pattaya's Weather-God showed the revellers that he can splash water too - with a cooling thunderstorm during the morning hours on April 19th.

Happy Songkran 2554
McDonald's goes Walking Street
McDonald's goes Walking Street
McDonald's will open a branch on Walking Street. The 'Fastfood King' is already searching staff. Rumors tell that its competitors will do the same.
Bangkok International Motorshow 2011
Bangkok International Motorshow 2011
Pattaya-at-Night visited the Bangkok International Motorshow 2011!
Please click for the pictures!
Pattaya Traffic Police
Pedestrians? What's that?
Pattaya Traffic Police
Pattaya Traffic Police are not interested in traffic light offenders.

New A Go-Go Club
New A Go-Go Club
Sexy Submarine, a new A Go-Go Club opened on Soi LK-Metro, off Soi Buokhaow.
Welcome Back!
Welcome Back!
On March 3rd 2011 Sexy A Go-Go reopened on Soi 7. The club was closed for almost 2 months for a complete refit.
Amazing Pattaya
Itthiphol's Family Friendly
Resort of Pattaya proudly presented:
Itthiphol's family friendly Resort of Pattaya proudly presents: CentralFesivals's Summer Bra Carnival 2011!
Itthiphol's family friendly Resort of Pattaya proudly presents: CentralFesivals's Summer Bra Carnival 2011!

Itthiphol's family friendly Resort of Pattaya proudly presents: CentralFesivals's Summer Bra Carnival 2011!
I know - it's hard to believe, but we didn't take any photos from CentralFestival's Catwalk: We simply wouldn't provoke Google™...
Yoga, Alcohol & Cancer
Yoga, Alcohol & Cancer
Researchers all over the world want the best for your health only and publish study after study. We are collecting and publishing the amazing results of today's scientists in impressive pictures.
City Hall's Intelligence Department
Guangzhou Acrobatic Circus in Pattaya!

Chinese Circus in Pattaya!
During the afternoon on March 31st (!) the lovely people from Pattaya City Hall informed the press that China's Guangzhou Acrobatic Circus will perform in Pattaya from Friday April 1st until Wednesday April 6th at the Pattaya Indoor Sports Stadium in Soi Chaiyapreuk 2 in Jomtien.
The famous artists from China started their shows at 19:00 (during weekdays) and at 14:00 and 17:00 (on Saturday and Sunday).
Pattaya is wasting Money!
And disrupting sidewalks!
Pattaya is wasting Money!
Since many years this Police box is disrupting the 3rd Road sidewalk near the iSpa Massage Center (Northern Pattaya). The Police box was built, but never finished and never used. Just another eyesore...
Asia's largest Disco?
Works already stalled - or what?
Asia's largest Disco?
Since many weeks we can't spot any construction workers at the former Soho Square. Always the same dreary sight - day after day. A few months ago, the Iranian investor promised to create Asia's largest disco...
Pattaya can be very Romantic
Romantic Pattaya
Abyzz with Balcony
Tony's new Abyzz Club on the second floor of its building gets a balcony similar to the one at Goodfellas but partly covered by Pattaya's famous wires.
Kebab, Gyros, Shawarma or Tacos
Kebab all over Pattaya?

Today Pattaya is full of Kebab boothes.
But what's a Döner Kebab, a Gyro or a Tacos?
The Original Döner Kebab is a Turkish dish made of lamb meat cooked on a vertical spit and sliced off to order.
In Pattaya the lamb meat is usually replaced by chicken or beef meat.
Gyro(s) is the Greek version of the Kebab, but prepared using pork meat only.
In the Middle East the dish is also known as Shawarma, in Mexico as Tacos al Pastor.
Real Bargains at Carrefour!
Real Bargains at Carrefour!

During the rebranding of Carrefour BigC, the new owner of the shopping centers, likes to get rid of all Carrefour branded products.
Keep your eyes open and you will find many bargains.
Bargains are usually marked with yellow price tags on Carrefour's shelves.
Thais Loves Thai - or their very own Language
Thais loves Thai

Good Bye English.
English brandnames on many products produced in Thailand disappeared during the last year or so, as did the often useful product description.
The observed trend is supported by international producers here in Thailand too: Ovaltine, CocaCola, Fanta, Mirinda, Nestlé, Maggi and Knorr replaced their respective original labels with Thai ones.
The funny side of the story:
Events with local Entertainers are announced in big and English letters. Thai singing(?) Stars are using English names or are touting their Thai names in English: The Richman Toy, Klear, Deep O Sea, Alum Sum Sum, Gold Red, Manorom, Kiss Me Five or Son Dam Bi are only a few examples collected during last month's International Music Festival celebrated right here in Pattaya.
In fact most Thais can't read English words, but they remember the names of almost all international brandnames from their original signs!
A stupid development.
Postscript: For many Thais Thai seems to be a foreign language too. They prefer to speak Isan, Laos, Karen, Khmer, Shan, Lanna or something else, but not Thai...
Seen in Bangkok Post
Seen in Bangkok Post
We recommend: Buy an original copy of PhotoShop - if you can get one!
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We know our Customers
Dental Clinic providing Nail Care and Body Massage...
Amazing Pattaya: Dental Clinic providing Nail Care and Body Massage...
Sweet Facts at CentralFestival...
Sweet Facts at CentralFestival...
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Seen on Soi Hollywood (South Pattaya)...
Pattaya's Highly Skilled Bus Drivers
Pattaya's Highly Skilled Bus Drivers
Pattaya's Highly Skilled Bus Drivers park their cars simply everywhere...
Lay Down in Pattaya...
Obviously Thai people can sleep anywhere...
Do not believe any advertisement! You don't need an expensive mattress or a 5-Star Hotel to have a good sleep - all you need is to lay down in Pattaya...
Don't forget the Crown Jewels!
Don't forget the Condoms!

Longtime Pleasure.
Never forget to use a condom. It can save your life.
Crown Jewels of England launched high quality condoms of distinction for very special days & nights, as the International TV Event on April 29th 2011.
Great Pleasure without Sorrow.
NightWalker loves Pattaya and its Ladies, real Café, Coca-Cola, Canon, the WEB and his Motorcycle as well as April 1st, 2011.
On Walking Street you can take photos from his illegally presented offspring - Pattaya Police are ignoring the hosts since many months...
Last Month
Narak Coffee House
Climax A Go-Go
Shark Club A Go-Go
Titty Twister 2 Bar
Polo Striptis on Stage
999 Steak Carrefour
Bar Plaza Soi Buakhaow
Corner Bar Soi Buakhaow The Empress LK Hotel
HotTuna Pool Club
Sakura 69 Club A Go-Go
Spicchio Pizza Carrefour
Bali Hai Park
Tony's Snack Bar
Big Events:
Pattaya Music Festival
Subanahongsa Awards
For more information
click March News.
Nuclear Brainwash
No Nuke Please!
The unconvincable nuclear lobby already started its worlwide campaign to cleanup your brain!
Be aware: In a few weeks only you will believe that nuclear power plants are the cheapest and the only really safe way to provide energy around the clock.
And you will forget Hiroshima, Tschernobyl and Fukushima for ever.

iFarang™ ©2011
Learn from Disasters!
Ban nuclear power plants.
iScientist™ ©2011
Who is lying?
Japan says foreign countries are banning Japanese products because they fear contaminated products.
Foreign countries, like Thailand, say they banned Japanese products because they already discovered contaminated products...
iScientist™ ©2011
April 12th:
Japan Nuclear Crisis now at Level 7 - the Maximum!
Radiation levels in parts of Fukushima over limit.
We deeply sorry for causing trouble...
TEPCO, the power company, says it deeply sorry for causing trouble.
No Coup?
On March 31st 2011 Thailand's Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban has dismissed a rumoured coup d'état before the upcoming house dissolution...
On April 5th Thailand's supreme commander Gen Songkitti Jaggabatara said there will definitely not be a coup. Thailand's armed forces operate under the constitution and support democratic rule, he said.
Thai Army
Cluster - or not?
The Cluster Munition Coalition (CMC) confirmed the findings of its officials that the Thai army used cluster bombs during border clashes with Cambodia in early February.
Thai Defence Minister General Prawit Wongsuwon denied the use of closter bombs, but confirmed the army used 155mm Dual Purpose Improved Conventional Munition (DPICM).
Check yourself who tells the true!
Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi is using them too.
Cluster bombs are banned, but Thai military is not among the 107 countries that have signed the Convention on Cluster Munitions.
Cambodia says
We don't know who we can trust!
Cambodian Foreign Minister Hor Namhong said he was disappointed that Thailand had refused to accept Indonesian military observers into the disputed area.
Frankly speaking, it's really difficult to deal with them, he said. The (Thai) government, the foreign minister, says one thing while the military says another thing. We don't know who we can trust!
Democracy in Thailand
Free & fair elections remain a dream in Thailand.
Even before the elections have begun, the army has made it clear to the public how they would like them to vote.
Bangkok's Elite is not going to allow Puea Thai, the party connected to former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, to govern the country.
Thailand can expect very strong political turbulence and street violence in the coming months - no matter who wins the elections.
And - as in the past - Thailand's army will decide who will govern the country.
World Leader Turkey
Turkey leader in prisoned journalists.
According to the International Press Institute Turkey has more journalists in prison than any other country in the world.
57 journalists are currently in prison in Turkey, Iran and China each has 34 journalists behind bars.
There are between 700 and 1'000 ongoing cases in Turkey that could result in the imprisonment of more journalists...
Turkey had a population of about 77 million people by 2009, Iran's population reached about 75 million by 2009, China counts about 1.3 billion citizens.
MyLady™ says
A Farang a day keeps the bailiffs away.

MyLady™ ©2011
Welcome Back!
Welcome Back!
On April 13th 2011 a new MG car rolled off the production line at Longbridge (UK) - according to MG, now owned by Chinese car company SAIC, the first all-new MG for 16 years!
Skilled Workforce
Skilled Workforce?
New Phrase?
(Seen at Carrefour)
Chonburi's Senator Surachai Chaitrakulthong is luring potential investors from Taiwan and other countries by promising 'Thailand's plus is the availability of a skilled workforce'.
The contrary is true, Thailand's problem is the lack of a skilled workforce.
Silly PitPit claims
Never forget to smile!
Beautification on Central Road/Second Road
A nice attempt!
Different View
What you see isn't always what you expect...
Dress code in Pattaya isn't the same as in western countries or during Badminton tournaments.
The (stupid?) Badminton World Federation (BWF) has introduced a new dress code, which comes into effect from May 1st 2011 and requires all female players to wear skirts or dresses in Grand Prix tournaments and above to ensure attractive presentation of badminton!
Players may continue to wear shorts if they wish to but it has to be underneath a skirt.
Technology News
You have to Pay!
Computer and mobile phone producers are starting to feel the pinch of parts shortages resulting from Japan's earthquake and Fukushima's nuclear disaster.
Prices of flash memory for USB flash drives and SD cards had increased by 10-20% since the disaster in Japan.
Hard Disk manufacturers are also reporting missing part-shipments.
Good Bye Battery?
Materials scientists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and SiEnergy Systems LLC have demonstrated the first macro-scale thin-film solid-oxide fuel cell (SOFC).
Click for more information
SOFCs create electrical energy via an electrochemical reaction that takes place across an ultrathin membrane.
Today's Touch Screens are fragile!
The fragile touch screens being used in today's smart phones and other similar devices can be replaced in the near future by a more rugged technology developped by Peratech (Richmond, UK).
The new QTC Clear Touch Screens can completely replace current resistive touch screen technologies.
The QTC Clear layer is only 6-8 microns thick. Its top surface can be rigid and robust such as glass, unlike current resistive designs that have to be soft enough to deform - making them susceptible to damage.
With QTC technology virtually no current flows unless a force is applied which overcomes the drawbacks of capacitive designs that constantly draw current.
Transparent Phone
Transparent Phone
Lenovo, China's famous computer manufacturer, will launch a new mobile phone with a transparent color display very soon.
The Lenovo S800 offers a 2-megapixel camera, MicroSD memory card slot, FM radio & music player, Bluetooth connectivity, 3.5mm headphone jack and 670 mAh battery.
But the 2.4-inch color translucent display remains the most exciting thing in this device...
Acer to launch
7-inch tablet PC.
Acer's new 7-inch model, the Iconia Tab A100, adopts Nvidia's ARM based Tegra 2 processor and Google's Android 3.0.
It is manufactured by Compal Electronics.
Acer's tablet PC will hit the shops during May.
Sony tablet PC.
Sony Corp. introduced its first tablet computer.
The Vaio laptop will use Google’s Android operating system for the tablets.
Sony's tablet would go on sale in autumn 2011.
New Intel Netbook
computer priced
below US$199!
Intel is cooperating with Asustek Computer, Acer and some China-based netbook manufacturers to launch netbooks priced below US$199 in regions such as the Middle-East, Latin America and Eastern Europe.
Intel's new Netbook models will run on Intel's own MeeGo operating system.
Intel pushes Android!
Rumors tell that Intel is set to announce a new plan for tablet PCs called PRC Plus.
Intel's PRC Plus plan is to use Intel processor's advantage of stronger performance than ARM-based processors and improve on the operating system's user interface and user experience.
The new plan is also expected to save costs from Windows licensing fees, a source close to Intel says.
Intel will pay a subsidy of US$10 for each Intel CPU-based tablet PC.
Acer, Asustek Computer, Cisco and Lenovo have all agreed to start up new netbook projects in the second half of 2011.
Samsung replaces
the axed Flip!
Samsung replaces the axed Flip
Cisco Systems decided to close its Flip video camera business and cut 550 jobs which results in the death of the Flip camera.
Samsung's new W200 is a more than perfect replacement for the Flip: The W200 is shockproof, dustproof, and waterproof. It has a 2.3-inch LCD screen and is able to record in full HD 1080p. It even can shoot 5 Megapixel stills.
Samsung's new Pocket Cam will hit the shops during May. The price will be below US$ 160. Therefore, don't pay more than about 4'800 Baht in Thailand's shops...
Toshiba too!
Toshiba replaces the axed Flip too
Toshiba's Camileo could be a replacement for the Flip too. It is a waterproof camera and records movies in full HD format.
The price will be below US$ 150.
Therefore, don't pay more than about 4'500 Baht in Thailand's shops...
Seagate buys Samsung HDD business.
Hard disk drive maker Seagate Technology is going to take over the HDD business of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
The deal is expanding Seagate's customer access in China and Southeast Asia.
Seagate will provide disk drives to Samsung for use in personal computers, notebooks and consumer electronics.
In May 2006 Seagate purchased Maxtor, but had to write off the entire acquisition in February 2009. Seagate runs a few factories in Thailand.
3D without Glasses
Toshiba is to launch a glasses-free 3D notebook on the Japanese market in July.
The notebook will be able to display 3D and 2D content at the same time. You can work and play 3D games simultaneously.
Greece, Ireland and Portugal remain a bottomless pit.
The United States of America too.

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