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ScreenBeam for one, that work on a wider range of devices...
32 posts • joined 1 Feb 2011
Wow, an MS exec is saying Microsoft hopes to sell 400 million to a billion of these things (http://www.cmswire.com/cms/customer-experience/apples-road-to-wwdc-2013-ios-7-iphone-5s-and-icloud-021049.php) , that could put a crimp in Apple's hopes for iTV (dongle, HDTV, whatever) project...
Despite all the nay-saying, I may well give one a go, just to be different. And who would have thought you could be saying that about Microsoft and Nokia four or five years ago.
[Looks for magnetic field shift icon, settles for smiley face]
Nintendo sold 215,000 3DSs in the week after its price cut, and gamers just have to buy three Nintendo titles to cover the loss, then buy another one or two for the Nintendo cash machine to start churning again.
Not much over the four-five year lifespan of the device, and the Vita has a potential 6-8 year lifespan, so a little perspective is warranted...
Was looking forward to one for Christmas, the move doesn't make masses of sense either. PSP is still going strong in Japan with a big list of games still to come, but the PSP won't make a dent in most westerner's shopping lists and there are next to no games coming.
Release in the west to counter the 3DS and then in Japan when the PSP tails off would be more logical, but hey home turf and all!
PSP/PSV news - http://psp2roundup.blogspot.com/
Once that hits, then all of this becomes kind of moot, unless a Mr. Coca Cola, Nigel Metallica or Senior Adi Das is really out there?
Fair enough, its still early days but Google should have expected a mild amount of interest in its service from brands and bands...
I know the likes of Gartner are saying over 100 million of tablets will be sold, but at this rate its likely to be 99 million iPads, 1 million+ Galaxy tabs, 25,000 Xooms, 100,000 PlayBooks and perhaps 25,000 Sonys - no matter what Sony does - no one seems to care.
There's a pic from the event, here - http://psp2roundup.blogspot.com/2011/04/sony-unveils-new-playstation-certified.html - that shows off the S2 in game mode with virtual controls on the lower screen - doesn't look bad - if you ignor the small game screen (which presumably can be altered) , but not a touch on the Xperia Play.
Love the idea (have you ever tried playing Sonic or Resident Evil on an iPhone) - just hope it gets priced decently and not as a premium phone, since its more of a mass market job.
The only player left to do something decent games-wise is Microsoft... Windows Phone 8 anyone?
More musings - http://bit.ly/fYR4jy
I had never noticed throttling before ( we generally just have general Internet use over a couple of laptops/phones) but I had a demo download session a few weekends ago, and saw the DL rate tumble after about 4Gb.
I thought metering was only at peak times - must check the fine print.
Otherwise I've been delighted with my NTL/Virgin cable over about 10 years now.
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