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All posts tagged "2009"


Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Microsoft's CTIA Wireless 2009 Keynote at 10 AM, PDT

Posted by Darius Wey in "Pocket PC Events" @ 07:18 PM

http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/...ia/default.mspx

"International CTIA Wireless 2009 is where broadband communications come to life. From April 1 to 3, more than 1,000 exhibiting companies and tens of thousands attendees from more than 125 countries will converge to do business, discuss innovation and exchange ideas. Join us for four days to learn more about the emerging technologies that enable us to work toward the common goal of taking wireless and broadband communications to yet another level."

Earlier in the day, we gave you a look at what Microsoft has in store for CTIA Wireless 2009. Robbie Bach is scheduled to unveil it all in a little under fourteen hours - 10AM, PDT to be exact. As always, there's the opportunity to watch it live (world times listed below). But if you prefer to digest it all in one go, keep your eyes peeled for our post-keynote report.

  • Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Seattle: Thursday, 10:00 AM
  • Chicago, Houston: Thursday, Noon
  • New York, Washington, DC: Thursday, 1:00 PM
  • London: Thursday, 6:00 PM
  • Paris, Berlin: Thursday, 7:00 PM
  • Moscow: Thursday, 9:00 PM
  • Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Perth: Friday, 1:00 AM
  • Tokyo: Friday, 2:00 AM
  • Sydney, Melbourne: Friday, 4:00 AM
  • Auckland: Friday, 6:00 AM


Monday, February 16, 2009

Mobile World Congress 2009: Microsoft Press Conference at 3:00 PM (CET)

Posted by Darius Wey in "Pocket PC Events" @ 03:15 AM

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmob...09/default.mspx

Microsoft's Mobile World Congress 2009 press conference is scheduled to take place in a little under four hours. Alas, not everyone and their pet dog has the luxury of attending, but that doesn't mean you can't live vicariously through the live webcast (local times featured below). We'll also be reporting the announcements as they happen - and Microsoft is promising plenty related to Windows Mobile, Windows Live for Mobile, and MSN Mobile - so simply watch the front-page for updates.

  • Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle: Monday, 6:00 AM
  • Chicago, Houston: Monday, 8:00 AM
  • New York, Washington, D.C.: Monday, 9:00 AM
  • London: Monday, 2:00 PM
  • Paris, Berlin: Monday, 3:00 PM
  • Moscow: Monday, 5:00 PM
  • Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong: Monday, 10:00 PM
  • Perth, Tokyo: Monday, 11:00 PM
  • Brisbane: Monday-Tuesday, Midnight
  • Sydney, Melbourne: Tuesday, 1:00 AM
  • Auckland: Tuesday, 3:00 AM


Thursday, January 8, 2009

Microsoft at CES 2009: Keynote Highlights

Posted by Darius Wey in "Digital Home Events" @ 03:45 AM

After a few minutes of beatboxing and a seemingly enthusiastic Gary Shapiro introducing Steve Ballmer on to the stage, Microsoft's keynote was under way. This was Ballmer's first keynote at CES since taking over from Bill Gates, who delivered it for the first time almost 15 years ago and has traditionally done so up until last year. The question on everyone's mind was whether this keynote would be as memorable as the last. In a time when the very word, "recession", strikes fear into both consumers and businesses, would Microsoft have enough up its sleeve to turn 2009 into a year of ambition, innovation, and prosperity?

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Thursday, November 27, 2008

ASUSTeK Aims for 10 New Models In 2009

Posted by Darius Wey in "Pocket PC News" @ 02:10 AM

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20081124PD203.html

"Asustek Computer's handset business has fallen short of expectations in 2008, but the company is strengthening its R&D to offer up to 10 new models, almost all supporting 3G and a touch user interface, in 2009, in a bid to compete with its main rival High Tech Computer (HTC), according to industry sources in Taiwan. Asustek shifted its handset development focus entirely to smartphones in 2007 and set some goals for 2008, the sources indicated. But mainly due to transitioning 3G chip platforms as well as the appropriation of R&D efforts to develop handsets based on Google's Android platform and Nuvifone handsets on an ODM basis for Garmin, Asustek has only launched seven new smartphones so far in 2008, much fewer than its initial target of 13-15, the sources pointed out."

According to industry sources, ASUSTeK's total shipments in 2008 amounted to a mere 3% of HTC's. They have a steep hill to climb if they're to improve on that in 2009, and the improvement would have to be pretty significant to grab HTC's attention. Whatever happens, competition is healthy; one can only hope it will prompt both companies to introduce new and exciting technologies into their handsets.


Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Rumor: Windows Mobile 7 Delayed

Posted by Rocco Augusto in "Smartphone News" @ 09:30 AM

http://www.engadgetmobile.com/2008/...d-half-of-2009/

"Good thing nobody's working on anything right now in the smartphone space, or this could be really bad news for Microsoft, whose current version of Windows Mobile lost the technology and usability edge a while ago, and is being bandaged up by the likes of HTC to keep the OS relevant to consumers. According to CNET, some of Microsoft's partners in the space are claiming that the upcoming Windows Mobile 7 has been pushed back to the second half of 2009, instead of the "early next year" they'd been expecting. Microsoft has yet to make a formal announcement about the release date of the OS or the specific feature set, so we can't exactly point our fingers and laugh, but we'd say crying big, mobile OS tears into our morning cereal is certainly appropriate."

At the moment I wouldn't consider this anything more than an Internet rumor since we never had a set date from Microsoft to begin with, but to be completely honest I really didn't expect to see Windows Mobile 7 hit the mainstream the latter half of 2009. When you look at the time it took between the release of every previous version of Windows Mobile and the amount of time it took device manufactures to update existing devices or even release new handsets with the latest and greatest operating system, it has been pretty close to laughable. Even if they announced something today, we wouldn’t see widespread saturation of new handsets until close to summer of next year. Seeing as how Microsoft is continuing to be incredibly tight lipped on the subject it is only logical to assume Windows Mobile 7 is still nowhere ready for the limelight.

The good news is that since Microsoft is taking so long to announce anything and it has been so many years since we have had a real update to the operating system - homescreen plugins don’t count - there is a good chance that Windows Mobile 7 will be the mythical merging of platforms that we have heard about in the past. Hopefully we won't have to wait too long to find out.


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