Saturday, June 21, 2008

Rock Band Wii - Rock Band Wii Special Edition Bundle Available Soon

The Rock Band Special Edition Bundle for the Nintendo Wii will be available starting Sunday, June 22nd. Rock Band will feature 60 songs, and all the accessories of the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions (white drum set).

Guitar Hero World (IV) is coming out later in the year. It will be interesting to see how it stacks up.

Rock Band is rated “T” for Teen (lyrics, mild suggestive themes) by the ESRB. Rock Band is also currently available for the Xbox 360,PS3 and PS2.

Here is a List of Stores and Pricing for the Rock Band Special Edition Bundle

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Toshiba Qosmio X305 - Gaming Qosmio X305 Laptop

Toshiba has outdone itself with the Toshiba Qosmio X305 laptop made for Gaming.

Toshiba Qosmio X305 Features include:
1GB of VRAM,
Intel Core 2 Extreme dual-core Processor,
17” Diagonal TruBrite® Widescreen Display,
Dual High-Speed Hard Drives (200GB 7200 RPM high-speed hard drives)
Four high-fidelity Harman Kardon Stereo Speakers (with Sub-Woofer)

The Toshiba Qosmio X305 laptop will be ready for sale in mid July this year (Jul 08). More photos/info can be found on the Toshiba site. The design looks pretty cool.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Sprint Instinct Phone - Can Sprint Instinct by Samsung Compete?

Sprint announced the Instinct (by Samsung). The Instinct is iPhone-like with it's touch screen and fast speeds. It will be available on 6/20/08 through the Sprint website. Some other features include: Speech to Action Button, Visual Voicemail, Camera, Camcorder and more.

I guess the big question, is can this or any other phone (ie. Palm Centro) compete with the Apple 3G iPhone? Only time will tell. It looks like Sprint's $130 price tag is a good start. Note: The $130 is after signing a two-year service contract and includes the $100 mail in rebate.

Compare Prices on Smartphones.

eBay and ChoDienTu Partner to pursue Vietnamese market

It was annouced today that eBay and ChoDienTu are partnering to pursue the Vietnamese Market. It looks like eBay is hoping that ChoDienTu can help clear the way in this market. ChoDienTu is a start up with a very small user base, but I guess every little bit helps. It sounds like the plan is to build a co-brand site.

More Information:

Nintendo DS Centre's in UK Retail Stores - Nintendo DS News

Nintendo announced today that 30 Nintendo DS Centres are opening up in the UK. The DS Centres will be located in retail outlets (ToysRUs,GAME,Argos,Woolworths and more). The Nintendo DS Centres will allow you see demos and play games.

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Apple Store Sydney - Sydney Apple Fans Lined up and Ready!

The Apple Store in Sydney Australia is set to open tomorrow at 5 pm (George Street). Fans are already camping out with tents, thermos etc. anxiously waiting to get in and explore the three floors (two floors dedicated to Macs and iPods and a third floor entirely dedicated to service). The new Sydney Store also boasts the largest Genius Bar in the world.

Apple has created such a stir over these that they actually have a fan base that is starting to attend all of the openings. Apple should start a band.

Here is the address for anyone wanting to make the trip out:

367 George Street,
(one block North of the Queen Victoria Building)
Sydney, Australia

Photo Above: Courtesy of Apple
Note This is an update to my earlier post about the Sydney Australia Apple Store opening.

Toshiba Protege R500-S5007V -Lightest Laptop-Toshiba Beats Apple!

Toshiba annouced the "worlds lightest laptop", the Toshiba Protege R500-S5007V. This lightweight laptop (Toshiba Protege R500-S5007V) is supposed to even be lighter than the Apple MacBook Air. The Protege weighs in at 2.4 pounds.

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Sony Ericsson F305 Phone - The Sony Ericsson F350 is Wii Like!

Sony unveiled the Sony Ericsson F305. Similar to the motion sensing of the Wii controller, the Sony Ericsson F305 phone (besides being a phone) allows you to move the phone to control games. Some of the preloaded games included Bowling and Fishing. With the F305 you are able to play games horizontally. Other cool features include a slot for a memory card, camera, and gaming keys.

I'm sure Sony had the youth in mind when creating the Ericsson F305.

Other Details:

Your game console

Play bowling on the bus. Go fishing or be a jockey in the coffee shop. Play with dedicated gaming keys, or get physical with a motion game.

Pump up the volume

The stereo speakers boost your gaming experience further. And they're good for listening to music together with friends too.

Ready to catch the moment

With the F305 at hand, you're always ready to catch fun and unexpected moments. Your phone has a 2 megapixel camera.

Here's a picture of the Sony Errisson F305 phone in black:

Full Specs on the Sony Ercisson F305 can be found here:

iPod and iPhone - Use in-flight with United Airlines and Singapore Airlines

United Airlines & Singapore Airlines are offering iPod and iPhone connectivity in business class for international flights. United Airlines is in the process of updating their aircraft with the new entertainment systems. With the new system you will be able to plug in your iPod or iPhone in-flight to watch videos or listen to music using the system and 15 inch video screen. You will also be able to recharge your iPod or iPhone using the system.

The first flight left the US for Zurich out of Washington DC yesterday (June 16th). The system's are only available while flying Business Class. Other aircraft will be updated over the next 2 years. The new iPod / iPhone compatible entertainment systems were developed by Panasonic Avionics Corporation.

It's amazing that Apple is able to pull these kinds of deals off. They are unstoppable.