A Week of Announcements

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This week has been full of activity, considering the amount of roll outs of new gadgets and their related services. The consumer market is going to go crazy with all the new options coming out :-D!

Apple, came out with their “It’s Showtime” on the 12-Sep-2006. They announced

  • 5.5G iPod with Games
    The 5.5G iPod featuring brighter screen, an 80GB version, games support
  • https://i1.wp.com/www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.engadget.com/media/2006/09/dsc_1054.jpg
    The Rainbow iPod Nano featuring a new design and various colors [Hmmm clip on covers next??]
  • 2GB iPod Shuffle
    The “Smallest Mp3 player” iPod shuffle featuring Clip and go and 2GB of memory with an aluminium casing
  • iTV – Apples entry into the Set Top Box, which is becoming huge in the US market
  • iTunes 7
    And to support all this – the iTunes 7

Close behind, y’day Microsoft has finally announced their entry into Apple’s dominant market – Mobile media players – and media service itself with Zune. Status has finally changed from Coming Zune ;-)!

  • Zune
    They announced their first Zune player – available in White, Black and Brown [why didn’t Apple think of that??]
  • The Zune media marketplace – or something like that, which I never bothered to check

More Zune pics [source: http://engadget.com/]

Zune package

The Harddisks turned 50, celebrating their golden jubilee in many blogs around the world. Surprising that none of the hard disk manufacturing companies came out with any interesting hard-disks!! Hmmm.. anyhoo, the event wasn’t publicized anywhere other than Engadget and some other blog news sites.

Microsoft Hardware came out with some real sexy peripherals for the “live” world of Microsoft.
Microsoft peripherals
Microsoft peripherals
Microsoft Peripherals
Microsoft Peripherals

Microsoft, again announced some more Vista RC1 Preview licenses and I managed to get hold of one and I have dowloaded the RC1 DVD ISO. I need to burn it and give the OS a whirl. :-D!

All in all, an amazing week, I must say! :-)!

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16 thoughts on “A Week of Announcements

  1. Yo S-dawg!! Hehe, one ruled notebooks – Lol!

    Hmm, this was the very first theme I had in WordPress, and now that they have updated it with the features I need, mite just stick with it :-)! Btw, check out the theme called Fauna – if only they have widgets and the customizable header for it, I’d move in a jiffy! :-)!

  2. JV

    I’m currently in love with my iPod Nano. Wow, they’re releasing another set of iPods and gadgets? Drool, drool! This layout is cool!:grin:

  3. Sick of iPods??? i think they one o best things thats happened since the personal computer!! i somehow didnt like the video Pod so much..i got bored o it soon ..so i let my mum have it..as fas the 4Gb nano ..its a lil bulky.. so i let my sis have that ..ma 2GB nano .. purrrrfect .. my precioussssssss … :)!

  4. Dude.. I just realised something. Was reading about the iPod – and well – it’s got a battery warranty for only 2 years and after that BOOM! And u gota drop ur iPod in case the battery dies!!

    Did u know that??

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