In yet another notebook battery recall, HP has issued a worldwide recall for tens of thousands of batteries sold with some of its most popular models. HP has recalled some 32,000 batteries that were supplied with various notebooks manufactured between December 2004 and June 2006, and two vendors have also joined the recall.
The latest research about worldwide PC shipments from IDC was pretty
much in agreement with that of an earlier report by rival Gartner - growth was fairly
robust. However, the turmoil in financial markets in the US and
elsewhere has put the brakes on, holding the figures back to below