Daily Archives: February 22, 2011

Motorola Xoom Hits Feb 24th!


Motorola-xoomOh if only I had the cash for this right now, I really think I’d take the plunge and get this.  I feel that it’s a gamble on whether or not this will be a home run (especially with the price) but I think if its promoted the proper way and with a little luck, it could be worth it.  So if anyone out there reading this wants to help a guy out, feel free!  I’ll be happy to cover the monthly fee!  Check out the official press release below.


“Best of Show” Winner at 2011 Consumer Electronics Show Delivers the World’s First True Tablet Experience,with Upgrade to 4G LTE in Q2

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. Verizon Wireless and Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE: MMI), today announced the Feb. 24, 2011 availability of the innovative new Motorola XOOM tablet, which won the coveted CNET Best of Show award at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show for being “the most potentially disruptive technology.”  The first device to run Google’s new Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system, the Motorola XOOM will be available for purchase from Verizon Wireless for $599.99 with a new two-year customer agreement or $799.99 without a contract.  Wireless 3G data service for the Motorola XOOM will begin at $20 monthly access for 1GB.  The Motorola XOOM will be upgradeable to 4G LTE service at no additional charge in the second quarter of 2011.

A powerhouse in both software and hardware, the Motorola XOOM is built around a 1GHz dual-core processor and 10.1-inch widescreen HD display.  The sleek, stylish design features a front-facing 2-megapixel camera for video chats, as well as a rear-facing 5-megapixel camera that captures video in 720p HD.

The Motorola XOOM showcases the innovations of the Honeycomb user experience that improves on Android favorites such as widgets, multi-tasking, browsing, notifications and customization, as well as featuring the latest Google™ Mobile services.  The Motorola XOOM also features full support for tabbed browsing and support for the Adobe® Flash® Player, available soon as a free download, to enjoy all the video and other rich content available on the Web.  For additional information about upgrading their XOOM to 4G LTE, customers can visit www.verizonwireless.com/Xoom4GLTEUpgrade starting Thursday, Feb. 24.

For more information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.

To learn more about Motorola XOOM, visit www.verizonwireless.com/xoom.

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Batman Line Comes to Mimobot


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They’re here!  The newest collection from designer USB maker Mimobot comes from Gotham city. Batman, Robin, The Joker (got mine ordered), and Catwoman are all represented in this new line. In face there are 5 versions total if you include the Vintage Batman, which I recently reviewed and gushed about over its awesomeness.

So if you’re a Batman diehard or a comic book lover, this are a must grab.  I’ll write about what I expect to be quality awesomeness once I get Joker to go up against my Vintage Batman.

More info @Mimobot

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Inception Ripped Off Uncle Scrooge!


I don’t typically do this sort of post (maybe I should though) but I found this so much fun to read over that I thought I would share.  Uncle Scrooge, Donald Duck, and all of them Disney based Ducks were some of my favorite characters  when I was little, including back in the days of the Duck Tales cartoon.

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So anyway, the website Cracked has a list of “5 Amazing Things Invented by Donald Duck” and the first on their list at #5 is that basically, the concept of the movie Inception is “coincidently” a decent rip off of a story from a 2002 Scrooge McDuck comic!  Surprised smile I know!

Included in this list is also Indian Jones, actual scientific discoveries, and Astro Boy.  Ultimately though, what you should take away from the list is that there is obviously a hidden cover-up to hide the truth, that Donald Duck is the single most important individual in the last century, and that hiding in Mickey Mouse’s shadow is simply his cover.  (My opinions, maybe not yours)

To check out the pretty cool list, along with a bunch of other neat lists they’ve put together throughout the site, click here.

**I want to thank my buddy Daniel Morgan for bringing this to my attention

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Horton Hears a Who Comes to the iPhone


Horton Hears a Who iconThe fine folks over at Oceanhouse Media have just announced their two latest releases: The Berenstain Bears Love Their Neighbors and one of my favorite books, and movies to be honest, Dr. Seuss’s Horton Hears a Who!

Horton the Elephant hears a small speck of dust talking to him. It turns out the speck of dust is actually a tiny planet, home to a city called Who-ville, inhabited by tiny inhabitants known as Whos. Their Mayor asks Horton to protect them from harm, which Horton happily agrees to do, proclaiming throughout the book that “even though you can’t see or hear them at all, a person’s a person, no matter how small.

Oceanhouse Media  has set the standard for interactive books on mobile devices with their line of omBook apps.  Just like with all their other offerings, these newest editions to Oceanhouse’s library will educate and entertain young children and inspire and delight their parents.

Both The Berenstain Bears Love Their Neighbors and Dr. Seauss’s Horton Hears a Who are now available in the App Store.

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