Rumors have surfaced again today over the highly anticipated Microsoft-branded mobile phone, and ZDnet compiled all the rumors into one page.
Dubbed Pink for the time being, the smartphone will include premium service such as the Zune Marketplace and the phone will likely have many of the features of the T-Mobile Sidekick, given that Microsoft acquired the boys behind the Sidekick last year.
The Pink will also use the upcoming Windows Mobile 7, however the OS is not expected to be available until the Q3 2010. There is still a chance however, that we will see an early prototype of the Pink at the CES event in January.
Here is a alleged drawing of one of the two Pink phones, nicknamed “Turtle“:
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Following Microsoft’s presentation yesterday, it was Sony’s turn today to woo the crowd at the E3 Expo and for the most part they did.
First off was the announcement of the worst kept secret PSP Go! updated handheld. Kaz Hirai even made a joke that one of the company’s nickname for the device was “The worst kept secret of E3.”
As already leaked, the Go! strips the UMD drive and has everything running off 16GB internal flash memory. The design changes to a “slider” and Hirai says the handheld is “50% smaller and 40% lighter than original PSP-1000.” Also notable is the integration of Bluetooth. Users will also have the ability to download music and movies directly from the PlayStation Network.
A few of the new apps coming with the Go! are “Media Go” and “Sense Me.” Media Go replaces the current “Media Manager” and integrates easier with the PlayStation Store. Sense Me will “use a 12-tone recognition system to analyze your PSP music library in order to deliver playlists based on moods you select.”
Hirai also noted the classic hit Final Fantasy 7 , first available on the PSone, would soon be coming to the PlayStation Store along with 50 other classics.
The company will not be dropping UMD or PSP-3000 support either, says Hirai. How much will the new handheld cost? An unjust $250 USD.
Among notable games the company demoed: Uncharted 2 - Among Thieves, MAG, Assassin’s Creed 2 and Gran Turismo PSP stole the show.
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The website PiracyIsACrime has announced the launch of their Warez Bust Database which provides an easy to search database if you are looking for any arrests attributed to piracy crimes.
The post, from the site reads:
“I get a lot of questions regarding people in the present and past that were involved with the warez community in one way or another. I have put this database together to answer those questions. The goal of the database is to be able to search by Real Name, Group Name, or Nickname, and to be able to find out what happened to that person, his sentencing, and to read court documents if available.
I have spoken too many of the people on the database and they all agree with me: getting involved with warez is just not worth it. That is the entire point of this website. Companies get paid millions of dollars to lobby the government to go after the warez community. This is very real and it’s not going away any time soon. It’s just not worth it.
You will notice some very interesting cases in the database. Foe example, a supplier for a warez group might get a lesser of a sentence then a person who just downloaded for personal use. Or a trader gets jail time but the leader of a very large music group gets off with probation.
If you are in this database and wish to be removed, please email email@example.com.
Bugs in the database:
1) no way of starting a new search, for a new search keep pressing your BACK button or just go back to www.piracyisacrime.org.
2) Missing a lot of people, I have some 170 people added but am still missing a lot more. This gets very expensive to find a document (and download) court documents. Give me some time, will be here soon =)