Today, Microsoft has revealed nine new Windows Phone 7 handsets with its partners which will be available this holiday season from leading mobile operators in Europe, North America, and Asia Pacific with more than 60 mobile operators in over 30 countries.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said:
“We have a beautiful lineup in this first wave of Windows Phone 7 handsets.”
Windows Phone 7 devices will be available in a variety of sleek form factors from device-makers including Dell, HTC, LG and Samsung, and from mobile operators as AT&T, América Móvil, Deutsche Telekom AG, Movistar, O2, Orange, [...]
It’s sort of hard to believe, but AT&T finally has an Android phone worth paying attention to. Mind you, the AT&T compatible Nexus One is easily the best Googlephone on America’s largest GSM operator, but this is the first one that the company has bothered to brand and sell on a subsidized plan within its own stores. Pundits could argue the reasons why forever, but considering that the carrier’s doing all it can just to keep up with the demand for iPhones, it’s hard to imagine that AT&T has been longing to pursue Android with reckless abandon. Believe [...]
Well, AT&T’s just getting on a roll here with unveiling some pretty nice devices ahead of dooms-day (June 24th, if you’re not sure what day that would be). The HTC Aria’s been announced and will be heading to stores in three days, and now AT&T’s finally announced their second high-end Android handset (first if you don’t count the Dell Streak for some reason): the Samsung Captivate.
We’ve been hearing about the existence of this device for a while now, and it feels good to finally get some hard facts on what AT&T and Samsung’s bringing to the table. Specs? Don’t [...]
For all those of you who read emoiz review of the U.K.-only HTC Desire and lamented the fact that you couldn’t get your American paws on one, rejoice! The HTC Desire is coming to America starting this August through “select regional operators.” More details to come, but rest assured, it’ll have the 1GHz Snapdragon processor and HTC Sense UI that made the original so desirous. [HTC]
Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong, forever immortalized as the first man to set foot on the moon, has taken issue with President Obama’s outline for the future of NASA and America’s future participation in space. Obama’s plan calls for scrapping the Constellation program — which would have replaced the country’s retiring shuttle fleet with rockets to ferry cargo and personnel — shifting focus from the moon to Mars, and concentrating on next-gen technology rather than having NASA repurpose the equipment it’s used for decades.
Speaking to the Senate Committee on [...]
When Paul English, the co-founder of travel search engine Kayak.com, says that he has a “big, big project” ahead of him, he’s not kidding. That’s because he’s planning to cover all of Africa with free Wi-Fi, and he wants it to be “completely self-sustaining,” to boot.
He aims to bring this about through JoinAfrica, a non-profit/for-profit mishmash that’ll get underway this summer. English himself has already gotten his hands dirty, using the wealth he’s gained from his website’s success to buy satellite dishes and the other equipment [...]
This Gym-Dandy relic from 1984 is the kind of thing I’d go bananas for as a kid. My parents, on the other hand, would take one look at that speeder bike swing and see it toppling the rest of the AT-AT AT-ST — kids included. What kind of monsters can’t get down with a little “Jedi excitement” in the backyard?
The caption in the bottom right reads:
Gym-Dandy brings Jedi excitement to America’s backyards. Little Jedi Knights can swing on the sturdy Speeder Bike and activate 4 great sound effects: Laser Cannons, Turnstile Guns, Scout Walker and Proton Torpedoes!
Every so often the powers that be at GM come up with a Corvette notion that is four doors and family friendly. The very perception is enough to make even the strongest stomach Corvette fanatic sick but low and behold the Fourvette is born.
This time the notion of a four door Corvette is more than just words and GM has actually made a concept car version of what the production Fourvette might look like. Hopefully this is as far as the Fourvette goes, but it certainly isn’t the end of the sickness you will feel in the pit of your stomach when you hear the next tid bit of info on the [...]
Michael Geist sez,
The New Zealand round of ACTA [ed: the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, a secret copyright treaty being negotiated outside of the United Nations] negotiations concluded earlier today with participants promising to release the draft text next week. This obviously represents a major new development that reflects the mounting global pressure for greater transparency that built in the weeks leading up to the negotiations.
Since the text has already been leaked, the importance of the official release arises less from revealing what is in ACTA and more from showing how much progress [...]
Would you eat something if you knew it was genetically engineered? Do you think you can get more sick from a vaccine than you will if you do nothing? Can science really solve the world’s energy and medical woes? The New Yorker’s Michael Specter, speaking at this year’s TED conference (video posted yesterday), says yes, yes science can. He even went so far as to christen this age “the greatest time there’s ever been on this planet.”
We’ll let Specter justify his view in the video below. What we do agree with is this: America really is faced by an “epidemic [...]