Sony LCDs build in Google TV, cost $599 and up

From CNET Today Sony announced full details on its NSX-GT1 line of LCD TVs and its NSZ-GT1 Blu-ray player, the first products of their kind equipped with the Google TV service.

The TVs range in size from 24-46 inches, in estimated selling price from $599 to $1,399, and will ship starting October 16 (preorders available now at and Best The Blu-ray player is available at the same time for $399.

Intel quarterly revenue hits record $11.1 billion

From CNET ntel's revenue in the third quarter jumped 18 percent year-over-year, while profits also shot up over the previous year.

The world's largest chipmaker reported revenue of $11.1 billion, earning 52 cents per share and beating the analyst consensus of about 50 cents per share. This compares to $9.4 billion in revenue in the year-earlier period, or 33 cents a share.

Report: iPhone 4 Glass More Likely to Shatter

From DailyTech: A recent study conducted by SquareTrade Warranties found that glass breaking on iPhone 4's increased by 82% compared to iPhone 3GS models.

Google Invests In Offshore Wind Turbine Project

From DailyTech: Google has signed an agreement to financially assist the establishment of a backbone transmission project that will further progress offshore wind development off the Mid-Atlantic coast. The project, which is called the Atlantic Wind Connection (AWC) backbone, is financed by Google, Marubeni Coprporation and Good Energies. It will be led by Trans-Elect, which is an independent transmission company.

Microsoft: No Windows Phone 7 for tablets on horizon

From InfoWorld: Microsoft does not have immediate plans to port the Windows Phone 7 mobile OS to tablets, a company official said on Monday.

Windows Phone 7 is designed for small-screen devices such as smartphones and is not designed to work with larger screen devices, said Greg Sullivan, senior product manager at Microsoft, at the Windows Phone 7 launch event in New York.

Google Chrome OS Might Be Released in a Month

From PC World: Google's Chrome OS is still on track for a holiday launch, and could be released in one month.

Amazon launching mini e-book section, Kindle Singles

From CNET n an interesting move, Amazon today announced that it will launch a new category in the Kindle Store called Kindle Singles that features work that's longer than your typical magazine article or "as much as a few chapters of a typical book." The company says this shorter art form will be offered at lower prices than full-length books.

Wal-Mart to start selling iPad on Friday

From CNET Wal-Mart has confirmed that it will start selling the iPad in its stores starting Friday, the Wall Street Journal is reporting.

According to the report, Apple's tablet initially will be available in "hundreds" of Wal-Mart locations. The big box retailer plans to have the iPad in over 2,300 stores by mid-November to capitalize on the holiday shopping season, the Journal reported.

Microsoft Takes an Unconventional Route With New Windows Phone 7 Commercials

From DailyTech: Following up on its soft launch of Windows Phone 7 yesterday in New York City (hardware does not ship until November 8 in the U.S.), Microsoft has aired new commercials plugging the platform.

Advertising and Microsoft don't always play nicely together. While Apple was airing its incredibly successful "Get a Mac" commercials, Microsoft was pitching campaigns like "Don't Blame Vista" and the ill-fated, obtuse Jerry Seinfeld-Bill Gates commercials.

Palm Pre 2 Outed, Older Androids to Get New Market

From DailyTech: Last week, we reported that a new Palm device, the Mansion, was in the works. The device was slated as the follow-up to the Palm Pre and would feature a touchscreen-only form factor, webOS 2.0, and a 800 x 480 resolution screen.


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