By Lisa Johnston
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Houston – A U.S. district court ruled in T-Mobile’s favor in granting a preliminary injunction against the use of the color plum by AT&T subsidiary Aio Wireless in its advertising and marketing materials and in its store design.
No-contract carrier T-Mobile accused Aio, also a no-contract service provider, of infringing its trademarked use of the color magenta by choosing the “confusingly similar” plum color.
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Seoul – LG Electronics continued its pre-International CES product introductions today with the unveiling of its first Chrome-based all-in-one (AIO) PC.
The LG Chromebase is a 21.5-inch AIO running on Google’s Chrome operating system. The AIO follows the same design theory as the more common Chromebook laptops. It features 2GB of memory and 16GB of solid state storage with the idea the user would use a cloud-based storage site to hold the majority of their content.
Alpharetta, Ga. — AT&T subsidiary Aio Wireless has added 4G LTE service to complement is HSPA+21 service and has added retail stores in two more geographic markets.
The subsidiary, which launched operations in early May, markets no-contract 4G wireless-phone service under the Aio Wireless brand. The subsidiary sells Aio service only through Aio-brand stores operated by third parties and at Aio’s website in the markets where Aio is available.
Alpharetta, Ga. — AT&T has created a new subsidiary to market no-contract 4G wireless phone service under the Aio Wireless brand.
Aio Wireless, based here, launched service in three markets — Houston, Orlando and Tampa — and plans to roll out in multiple markets across the U.S. over the next year with a quartet of what it calls simplified, value-price plans and a variety of unsubsidized smartphones.
The service and products are available on AIO’s website and in select stores in the three markets.
Baldwin Park, Calif. - CyberPowerPC has introduced and starting shipping its Zeus Touch All-in-One Touchscreen Desktop PC Series.
The Zeus Touch combines a minimalist tablet-like design with the latest power-efficient performance processors from Intel. Each computer runs on Microsoft Windows 8 and features the latest third generation Intel Core processors with Intel HD 4000 graphics and high density performance. The computer is designed for general use along with playing high-powered video games.
Research Triangle Park, N.C. – Lenovo’s new IdeaCentre Q190 all-in-one (AIO) desktop is so small it could be called a portable computer.
Lenovo has packed a fully functioning home-theater-centric AIO into the 0.84-inch-thick device, which overall is not much larger than an external hard drive.
Lenovo is marketing the $349 and more Q190, shipping in January, as a portable home theater. It supports full HD graphics, 7.1 surround sound, has an optional Blu-ray player and supports 3D Blu-ray playback.