Toshiba dropped from the ranks of the world’s five largest laptop makers in the first quarter, according to Framingham, Massachusetts-based IDC. Toshiba, which this year said it will focus on its flat-screen television business to improve profitability, declined to say when the TV-equipped notebooks will be available.
“We need to meet the requirements of different television broadcast systems worldwide,” Nishida said in an interview. Europe, the U.S. and Japan use different broadcast formats, with which Toshiba aims to comply, he said. Nishida was visiting Computex 2004, the world’s second-largest computer show, which was being held in Taipei.
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