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Microsoft Previews Windows 8

TAIPEI, Taiwan – June 2, 2011 – At 2011 Computex today, Microsoft Corp. showed hardware partners the next version of Windows, internally code-named “Windows 8”, to help the partners build devices that take advantage of the new user experience. As part of this technical preview, Mike Angiulo, corporate vice president of Windows Planning, Hardware and PC Ecosystem at Microsoft, demonstrated how “Windows 8” is optimized for newer touch-centric hardware, including tablets, while still delivering the flexibility, connectivity and power that people have come to expect from Windows today.

The technical demonstration also highlighted the new operating system’s ability to work across both x86 and ARM-based architectures, with a variety of early prototypes shown running the new operating system. Microsoft and silicon chip makers AMD, Intel Corporation, NVIDIA Corp., Qualcomm Inc. and Texas Instruments Inc. initially announced plans in January to work together on the next version of Windows.

Windows 8 Start
Windows 8 Start

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Microsoft Previews Windows Phone “Mango” Update

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“Seven months ago we started our mission to make smartphones smarter and easier for people to do more,” said Andy Lees, president of the Mobile Communications Business at Microsoft. “With ‘Mango,’ Windows Phone takes a major step forward in redefining how people communicate and use apps and the Internet, giving you better results with less effort.”

Linked Inbox (left), IE9 (Right)
Linked Inbox (left), IE9 (Right)

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Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) Released

Microsoft has release Internet Explorer 9 aka IE9, and they have a new website for it called, Beauty Of The Web. When I first saw the URL, it looks like some phishing site for me.

AUSTIN, Tex. – March 14, 2011 – Microsoft Corp. today announced the launch of the latest version of the world’s most-used browser with the release of Windows Internet Explorer 9 in 39 languages at an event at the SXSW Interactive conference. Internet Explorer 9 is Microsoft’s most-downloaded browser beta of all time, with more than 40 million downloads, and it has already has gained more than 2 percent usage on Windows 7. Already more than 250 top sites from around the globe are taking advantage of the capabilities in Internet Explorer 9 to deliver differentiated experiences to their customers, with many featured on http://www.BeautyoftheWeb.com. Together, these partners reach more than 1 billion active Internet users on the Web.

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HTC 7 Mozart

Got myself the HTC 7 Mozart as my own Christmas present from Mobile Square. They are selling it for S$670 without contact. I traded in my Nokia N82 for S$140 and my mom’s iPhone 3G (16GB) for S$270. Ended up paying only just S$260 for the phone.

Now I have phones from all major mobile OSes (iOS, Android, Symbian^3 & Windows Phone 7) except Blackberry!

Box Front
Box Front

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SingTel Windows Phone 7 Price Plans

After receiving Microsoft press release for launching Windows Phone 7 to Singapore, 5 minutes later, I got a SingTel press release entitled “SingTel brings Windows Phone 7 to Singapore”

The press release is pretty long, so I am not going to paste it here. I will summarize the press release into point form:

SingTel Windows Phone Price Plans
SingTel Windows Phone Price Plans

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Kinect And New Xbox 360 Prices Announced For Singapore

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SINGAPORE, July 20, 2010 — Microsoft Corp. today announced an all-in-one opportunity to jump into the controller-free fun of Kinect this holiday: the all-new Xbox 360 4GB console, the revolutionary Kinect sensor and “Kinect Adventures” packaged together for a suggested retail price of S$469.

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