Tuesday 8 May 2012


Nokia announces exclusive apps for their Lumia series.

   Want a Windows Phone? Need a tiny bit more convincing to choose that over the already outdated Android alternative? Then Nokia has a little promotion that might somehow catch your attention.

   The company is offering PGA Tour, Groupon and Angry Birds-themed content all of which will be exclusives for between 3 and 6 months with the exception of Angry Birds which will have content only for Lumia smartphones. There will also be Live Tiles sports scores, team-level panoramas, score/league/team personalization, and the inclusion of tennis, NASCAR and the 2012 Olympics to the existing ESPN app in Q3. The final exclusive which will last a year(!) is the AOL Entertainment Hub.

   These apps are dropping at different times too; PGA Tour will hit your device in July whereas the others won't arrive until autumn/fall. It's not that amazing but it's good to see Nokia working with software partners to offer something a little bit unique!

RIM announces more changes to big guns.

   RIM is obviously not content with the current line up of chief-'somethings' and today the have unveiled their two newest team members. They are Kristian Tear who is the Chief operation officer, and Frank Boulben will be the new chief marketing officer. The pair both have experience in the tech world before; Tear previously worked for Sony, where he had numerous appointments, the most notable being the Executive Vice President of Sony Mobile. Boulben conversely has experience at Lightsquared, where he was the Executive Vice President of Stategy, Marketing, and Sales.

   Only time will tell if these two have what it takes to help float RIM's sinking ship.

A full list of games for the Wii U leaks.
   Are one of them people who just cannot get enough of their Super Mario on their 3DS, my flat mate is, and when he gets back from football training he's sure going to be excited!

   The Wii U is expected to be revealed at E3 in time for a December release and if Blockbuster's inventory is to be believed here is a full list of titles for you to play from day one;

Aliens: Colonial Marines
Assassin’s Creed
Batman: Arkham City
Darksiders II
Dirt 3
Formula 1 All Stars
Game Party
Ghost Recon Online
Just Dance 4
Killer Freaks from Outer Space
Marvel Super Heroes
Metro: Last Light
Monsters Party
New Super Mario Brothers Wii
Ninja Gaiden 3
Rabbids Party Land
Raving Rabbids
Rayman Legends
Shield Pose
Splinter Cell 5
Sports Connection
Your Shape 2013

In other news;
  • The Kickstarter superstar the Pebble smartphone watch has reached $9million of pledges and the designers have planned an upgrade to Bluetooth 4.0 as a battery conserving measure.
  • Google's driveless cars are really starting to take off in the States and the company is now having near approval trials, but for the moment the cars still require drivers, you know, just incase, but watch out watch there's driveless cars about!!!!
  • If you live in the US of A you will soon have the qwerty Kyocero Rise and the waterproof Kyocero Hydro available on your local CDMA carrier of choice. These two are budget options, but they look pretty good nonetheless.
  • Orange have said the Intel power 'Orange Santa Clara' will pop up on your local store shelf 'imminently'.
  • Samsung has a Tizen developer model available for any dev who needs some incentive to make some apps for Tizen.


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