HP Slate will Run on Windows 7, Includes Kindle for PC

Over the course of the Steve Ballmer keynote, Steve took a minute or two to focus on the "Slate" tablet from HP and others. However, as it was earlier expected, this tablet is not going to run on Microsoft’s Courier. It will instead be powered by .




Some interesting facts about the HP Slate:

  • It will run on Windows 7
  • It will include Amazon Kindle for PC.
  • Users can download and read books from Amazon.
  • It will have a similar experience to Windows 7.
  • No Microsoft Courier on it.

There is not much information available about the specifications and cost, but according to Ballmer it will cost as much as a mobile phone. I assume he meant "unlocked" mobile phone, so rough guestimates say that it will be between the $500-$700 range.

We will keep you updated with more information about this device from future shows on .

Arcade Games: Game Room Coming Soon for Xbox 360 and PC

I have been live blogging the Steve Ballmer keynote from for the past hour. Quite frankly, it was a dud as there were no big announcements. However, there was an announcement by President of Entertainment at Microsoft, Robbie Bach. The announcement was that they are coming up with “Game Room”, an experience to relive old arcade games from Nintendo and Atari, like Mario on Xbox 360 and Windows PC.


Game Room will be released soon and will come with 30 arcade games. Microsoft plans to add 1 game everyday to the library and 1000 games over the next three years.

Game Room will not require an emulator and will work on both the Xbox 360 and Windows PC. So will this enhance the gaming experience of users who have otherwise had to use emulators?

Live Coverage of Steve Ballmer Keynote

Oh my God, what a start to the Steve Ballmer keynote, before it could even begin there was a light failure and all the computers crashed, not a good sign for something everybody has been announcing.


The opening statement featured a small video by Seth Myers! from Saturday Night live, where he thanked technology for several different advancements in his life, frankly speaking it was quite boring.


Steve Ballmer also talked about Project Natal, which is set, 39 million users of Xbox, 30 million games sold with 200 billion as revenue.

Bing will be the default search engine on HP PCs across the world and MSN will be default homepage on Internet Browsers. Now that will definitely grow their market share quite a bit.

Zune HD is getting rave reviews from technology publications. Zune is offering HD videos on par with XBox Live.


Windows Mobile 6.5 to shape future, displays HD2. Will talk about Windows mobile at the Mobile World Congress.

7:15PM: Steve B is now talking about and the features, apparently he loves it very much.

7:17PM: Windows 7 is the fastest selling operating system in history. It has seen a 50% jump in the holiday season.

7:19PM: Over 300 million PCs shipped last year. It is best time to be a Windows 7 PC.


7:20PM: Over 4 million applications are available for Windows.


7:21PM: Ryan Asdourian, Senior Product Manager, Windows , walks in to demo some Windows 7 PCs and more, starts with the Lenovo 800 and Median touch and Sony VAIO and Adamo XPS.

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7:25PM: Displaying 3D gaming.


7:27PM: First new announcement of the day, a software called Blio Reader. Allows you to watch videos inside books or listen to it.


7:30PM: Showing sharing and collaboration in .

7:32PM: Talking about Bing Maps and Silverlight.

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7:34PM: Demoing TV Technology and how Windows can help it with Cable card on your PC. Records 4 HD Channels at once.

7:38PM: Yawn, this is getting boring.

7:40PM: AT&T will enable a UVERSE on Xbox 360 on Media Room.


7:42PM: More focus on Silverlight, which will be the future of most of Microsoft Technology.


7:44PM:  Pegatron Slate PC, HP Slate PC. Almost affordable as a phone and running Windows 7.

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7:45PM: Steve singles out the HP slate PC as expected. Demoing Kindle for PC, you can download content from Amazon. Sorry no Courier.

7:46PM: Demo video going on now.

7:49PM: President of Entertainment at Microsoft, Robbie Bach, walks in. Says, "The rich array of sports and entertainment transports you. What I love about working at MSFT is that the best software has the same effect.". He is talking about Xbox and gaming.

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7:50PM: Exclusive games coming to Xbox 360, Mass Effect, MW2 and more. Alan Wake a new episode game coming to Xbox.


7:54PM: Robbie is talking about Halo, a new announcement of Halo Reach.

7:57PM: Halo Reach is coming in fall of 2010, exclusively on Xbox 360. Multi-player Beta coming out in Spring 2010.


7:58PM: One new member joined Xbox Live every second.

7:58PM: 4000 downloads since the keynote began.

7:59PM: Demo of movie rentals, partnerships with Netflix, Canal+ and talk about , and more.


8:01PM: Relive old arcade games from Nintendo and Atari on Xbox Gameroom and Windows PC. Users can play more than 30 games from Arcade age.

8:03PM: Every day one new game will be released with over 1000 arcade games being relased over 3 years in the Game Room.

8:05PM: Talking about technology in everyday life.


8:06PM: Project Natal for Xbox 360, gaming without controllers. Control your game, your character through the moment of your body. Shoot with your hands, run to run in the game. 3D camera adds more information. Microsoft build the software.


8:07PM: Natal technology changes itself to fit the way the player plays. 50% hardware and 50% software in Project Natal.

8:10PM: Project Natal is coming this holiday 2010. Project Natal will work on your current Xbox console.

8:11PM: Halo Reach will be a Project Natal Game

And that is the end ladies and gentlemen. This was quite a dud keynote with a fail start and no major announcements except for Xbox 360 and Project Natal. So all eyes will definitely be on Steve Jobs now and the .

Closing it out on this live blogging session. This is the first one I did, so don’t forget to give me your feedback, it will help me improve in the future.

Motorola: Flash 10.1 on Android, Android 2.1 Upgrades, Moto Backflip

Motorola will be including Flash 10.1 on Android phones, in addition to that they will also upgrade all their devices from Android 2.0 and Android 1.5 to Android 2.1.

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Motorola also announced the Moto Blacflip with Moto BLUR, with a QWERTY keyboard which will be launched in the first quarter of 2010.

5 megapixel cam, 3.1 inch screen. It will be launched with 23 carriers in 15 countries.

That’s it from Motorola at , they ran a quick demo of Moto Backflip, we will put up a video of it soon.

Sony: VAIO Z and F Series, Green Laptops, Bloggie Pocket Cam, Sony Dash

The Sony event at was quite a delight with Sony unveiling some cool new laptops. Sony unveiled the Ultra thin VAIO Z series laptops with intelligent switching between graphics intensive and battery saving modes. The VAIO F series will come with Intel’s Quad-core processors and HDMI output.


In addition to that, they also unveiled the Sony VAIO W series, which is a green laptop build using recycled CDs.


They also unveiled a new pocket cam curiously called Bloggie . The camera looks pretty neat and can also capture HD videos along with photos.


Sony also unveiled Dash, the personal internet viewer, which will allow you check weather, social networking sites, email and more with more than 1000 free apps available for downloads.

More Announcements from Sony at CES 2010

  • TransferJet coming to cameras, photo frames, and VAIO in the future. TransferJet will allow users to wirelessly transfer images from cameras to their PC or photo frame.
  • EXMOR Handycams
  • Sony SD Cards for cameras and Handycams
  • Handy Cam and Cyber-shot cameras going dual-SD and Memory Stick
  • Availability of WSJ and NYT on Sony Reader
  • Streaming movies from Sony Network Entertainment coming to VAIO and other Windows PC and PSN networks.
  • New Blu-ray deck with WiFi support.
  • New Sony Bravia with Bravia Internet video integration

What’s next? A keynote by Steve Ballmer from Microsoft. Don’t forget to watch the Steve Ballmer keynote live online.

Thanks Engadget

Panasonic: Portable Blu-Ray Player, 3D HDTVs, 3D Camcorders, Skype on TV

Panasonic the media giants have set the pace here by announcing a portable Blu-Ray player with half a second boot time. The portable player DMP-B15 has a VERA cast, SD Memory Card Slot and Wireless LAN Adapter.


In addition to that they also announced PP-BDT350 which is a full HD 3D Blu-ray Player, Viera Cast IPTV enabled, and displays 3D over HDMI 1.4.


More interesting announcements from Panasonic included, Skype on TV. Users will be able to make HD video calls using Skype on Panasonic TVs.


Like most of the other television giants, Panasonic also announced a new lineup of 3D HDTVs, 3D Blu-Ray players and 3D Camcorders. With 3D making a grand entry into the TV segment, it would be less than 2-3 years before they become cheap enough to be in every home.

More Announcements from Panasonic

  • HDC-TM55 camcorder. Full HD, 8GB storage, 25x optical zoom.
  • Lumix DMC-FP3. 3-inch touchscreen.
  • Viera Plasma G Series.
  • All Panasonic TVs will have support for Skype
  • Viera Plasma V Series. Full HD 3D. 65, 58, 55 and 50-inch models.
  • 3D HDTVs, 3D Camcorders and 3D Blu-Ray players

Thanks to Engadget.

Samsung Announces 3D TV, Moment, Multi-Device App Store, New eBook Readers and More

Samsung has completed their show at , and boy are there some really cool things in store. The biggest announcement from Samsung was the 3D TV and 3D Home entertainment.


Yes, Samsung will be launching a home entertainment system, using which you can watch 3D movies at your home. They also have a exclusive partnership which will bring Monsters vs. Aliens home on 3D Blu-ray.


In addition to that they also announced the Samsung Apps store, which will be the world’s first multi-device app store. In simple terms, the apps on the store will work on multiple devices such as your TV and cell phone. The first Apps for TVs should be seen in Spring of 2010.


Samsung has also announced two eBook readers named E6 and E101. Both of these will have, touch screen QWERTY support, handwriting support, Bluetooth and WiFi. The device will be 6" long and will sell for $399, the bigger version of the eBook reader will be sold for $699. Samsung will partner with Google to deliver books on the eBook platform.

More Announcements from Samsung at CES 2010

  • World smallest one-touch screen printer with WiFi and DLNA
  • New 1000-lumen S10 LED projector
  • Samsung CL80 point-and-shoot camera
  • S16 and NX10 Camcorders
  • IceTouch transparent ALMOLD display MP3 player
  • Samsung Moment based on Android, the World’s First Mobile TV
  • Omnia II and more

Images and info courtesy Engadget CES coverage.

Watch Steve Ballmer Keynote Live Online

Steve Ballmer is all set to speak at today’s keynote at CES. Few surprises include the announcement of a HP tablet based on Microsoft’s Courier. However, nothing is for sure as of now.

You can watch Steve Ballmer’s keynote live at 6:30PM PST (-800 GMT), local timings may wary. You can watch the keynote live at the following sites, we will put up live videos when the event starts.

Live Video Coverage of Steve Ballmer Keynote

The below video requires Silverlight, download it here

More sources will be added as and when they become available.

CES 2010: LG to Ship Mobile With Windows 7 Mobile This Year

Here is some good news for Windows Mobile fans, LG has confirmed that they will be shipping Meta Material Antenna phone with Windows Mobile 6.5 and Windows Mobile 7 later this year.


This news was confirmed by Engadget, who are live at CES 2010. Other interesting phones coming include the LG Expo, which will have a 1Ghz Snapdragon processor.

Products which  LG will be coming out with this year

  • LG Ultra Slim LCD panel is down to just 6.9mm thick
  • ATSC Mobile DTV
  • Meta Material Antenna running Windows Mobile 6.5 and Windows Mobile 7
  • LG Expo
  • New LG Chocolate Phone with 4.0" LCD
  • Network Monitor
  • Network Attached Storage (NAS) with Blu-ray Recorder.
  • Magic TV Report
  • OLED TV, with 15" Widescreen. Ultra thin at 3.2mm. 10,000,000:1 contrast ratio.
  • LCoS 3D Projector
  • Broadband services, Wireless TV and more.

So the CES 2010 has already started out with a bang, stay tuned to our coverage to get the latest announcements at the event.

CES 2010 Complete Events Schedule

Recently, we have covered the keynotes and top exhibitors list at CES 2010. We have even posted links to watch live coverage of CES 2010. Now we have come up with a complete schedule of CES 2010. Check out the schedule of live events below.

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Wednesday, August 6, 2010

  • 8:00am – LG Press Conference
  • 10:00am – Toshiba Press Conference
  • 11:00am – Audiovox Press Event
  • 11:00am – Pioneer Press Conference
  • 12:00pm – Sharp Press Conference
  • 1:00pm – Cisco Press Conference
  • 2:00pm – Samsung Electronics Press Conference
  • 3:00pm – Panasonic Press Conference
  • 4:15pm – Sony Press Conference
  • 5:30pm – Motorola Press Conference
  • 6:30pm – Steve Ballmer keynote
  • 7:30pm – Sprint Press Conference

Thursday, August 7, 2010

  • 7:30am – Plastic Logic QUE event
  • 7:30am – Intel Core family processor press conference
  • 8:30am – Dell press conference
  • 8:45am – CES keynote: Frank Mulally
  • 10:00am – Bowers and Wilkins press event
  • 10:30am – NVIDIA
  • 10:30am – Sprint Kiff presentation
  • 11:00am – Palm press event
  • 11:30am – Spring Design “Alex” event
  • 2:00pm – MSI press conference
  • 4:30pm – Keynote: Intel’s Paul Otellini

Friday, August 8, 2010

  • 6:30am – Samsung Mobile Press Conference
  • 8:00 am – Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo Keynote

We will soon update live events schedule for 8th to 10th January, 2010.

CES 2010 Exhibit Hours

Thursday, January 7 —> 10am to 6pm
Friday, January 8 —> 9am to 6pm
Saturday, January 9 —> 9am to 6pm
Sunday, January 10 —> 9am to 4pm