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Federation Internationale de Football Association

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Limited-edition Toshiba FIFA World Cup™ Notebook 2006 – out now!

Toshiba Europe GmbH, one of the main sponsors and the official IT partner of the 2006 FIFA World Cup™, has developed a very special product for style-conscious soccer fans. Designed in collaboration with adidas, the limited edition FIFA World Cup™ Notebook 2006 is on sale now. Only 2006 of these powerful, prestigious notebooks will ever be sold! Stunning visual design combined with stylised soccer symbols make this black, white and gold notebook a sure-fire head-turner – and a genuine collector's item.

To keep your FIFA World Cup™ Notebook 2006 protected at all times, Toshiba has also thrown in a matching notebook rucksack. An array of attractive soccer motifs are already installed on the 80GB hard drive, and German soccer legend Oliver Bierhoff has personally signed certificates of authenticity for each of the 2006 notebooks in this strictly limited edition.

The notebook has far more than just design appeal, however. It is symbolic of the information technology that will underpin the entire 2006 FIFA World Cup™ tournament. Sponsors and IT partners such as Toshiba are there to ensure that this superlative sporting event will run without even the slightest glitch in both stadiums and media centers. Throughout the tournament, some 1,700 Toshiba notebooks will quietly work away in the background, handling everything from ticketing and accreditation to technical planning and realisation.

Availability and warranty

The FIFA World Cup™ Notebook 2006 is in shops now at a recommended retail price of €1,799 (including VAT and a two-year international manufacturer's warranty).