Microsoft pulls plug on HD-DVD Drive


I thought the format wars would drag on for quite sometime. But it looks like the HD-DVD platform is defeated. Microsoft will discontinue their HD-DVD Drive add-on to the Xbox 360. Which means goodbye HD-DVD, Hello high definition digital downloads.

As a result of recent decisions made by Toshiba, Hollywood studios, and retailers, Microsoft plans to withdraw from HD DVD. Xbox will no longer manufacture new HD DVD players for the Xbox 360, but we will continue to provide standard product and warranty support for all Xbox 360 HD DVD Players in the market. As we stated earlier, we do not believe this decision will have any material impact on the Xbox 360 platform or our position in the marketplace. HD DVD is one of the several ways we offer a high definition experience to consumers and we will continue to give consumers the choice to enjoy digital distribution of high definition movies and TV shows directly to their living room, along with playback of the DVD movies they already own.

via Gamerscore Blog

Epoq EGP-WP88 Kinetic Unlocked GSM Cell Phone/Watch


I am still not convinced that watches and cell phones should be combined. But here is yet another cell phone/watch combo from Epoq. The Epoq Quad-Band GSM Unlocked watch features 50m water resistance, as well as analog OLED display, MP4 video support, 1.3 mp camera, mp3/wma audio support, and kinetic recharge system that converts the wearers motion to energy to recharge the two included interchangeable Li-ion batteries. A whole lot of tech but wait you haven’t seen the price yet. At $549.95 be one of the few to own this when it drops in March.

Product Page HERE

via WristDreams

iFone 800+ $169 with free EMS Shipping at DealExtreme.com

Features
Dual LCD screens: 2.6 inch full color LCD touch screen + 1.5 inch full color LCD screen
– Dual keypad sets – phone can be dialed from both sides
– 2.0MP Main Digital Camera
– Supports TF card memory expansion
– Built-in IR Digital Spy Camera on the side

– Built-in Bluetooth

– Fully unlocked
– Super load ringer (configurable)
– Supports MP3/MP4 (video) playback
– Tri-band GSM network support: 900/1800/1900 Mhz
– Phone supports English and Chinese languages (other international languages are available but vary in each production batch)
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– 256MB built-in memory
– English user’s guide included
– USB Data Cable, Stereo Headset, AC Charger (110V~220V) included
– Rechargeable lithium battery included
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* Warranty information is located in the specifications section

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* Free EMS Shipping Upgrade: when you purchase this item, everything else that’s shipped with this item will be upgraded to EMS shipping at no additional charges.

$169 with free EMS Shipping

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iFone S688 for $175 with Free EMS Shipping at DealExtreme.com


Features
– 3.2 inch full color LCD touch screen
– Built-in digital FM tuner (87.5Mhz~108Mhz)
– Fully unlocked
– Built-in Bluetooth
– Tri-band GSM network support: 900/1800/1900 Mhz
– Phone supports English and Chinese languages (other international languages are available but vary in each production batch)
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– 256MB TF memory card included
– English user’s guide included
– USB Data Cable, Stereo Headset, AC Charger (110V~220V) included
– 2 x rechargeable lithium batteries included
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* Warranty information is located in the specifications section
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* Free EMS Shipping Upgrade: when you purchase this item, everything else that’s shipped with this item will be upgraded to EMS shipping at no additional charges.

$175 with Free EMS Shipping

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HiPhone I32 for $228 with free EMS shipping on DealExtreme.com


HiPhone I32 3.0″ LCD Triband GSM Cell Phone (Bluetooth / 512MB TF)

Features
– TF Memory Card expansion slot
– 3.0 inch full color LCD touch screen
– Fully unlocked
– Built-in digital camera
– Phone supports English and Chinese languages (other international languages are available but vary in each production batch)
– Dual SIM card slots (can only be used one at a time)
– Tri-band GSM network support: 900/1800/1900 Mhz
– Plays MP3/MP4 (Videos)
– Voice Recording / Playback
– Bluetooth built-in
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– 512MB TF memory card included
– Silicone protective case included
– 2 x rechargeable lithium batteries included
– Stereo Earphone/Handsfree, USB Data Cable, AC Charger (110V~220V) included
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* Warranty information is located in the specifications section
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* Free EMS Shipping Upgrade: when you purchase this item, everything else that’s shipped with this item will be upgraded to EMS shipping at no additional charges.

$228 with free EMS Shipping

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Navizon version 2

Navizon has been updated to version 2. Two important features are that you can have the app constantly on in the background while using other apps so you can find your position at all times. And your friends can track you with buddy finder.

Navizon is a mapping application that triangulates cell towers’ location to provide a rough estimate of your iPhone’s position.