Some new things at E3 will work with both used and refurbished cell phones, which is a great surprise! A couple days ago I let you all in on what Nintendo showed off at this years E3, the Wii U tablet controller console. One question I asked was what Microsoft or Sony’s response would be to this game changer. Well, seems Microsoft didn’t just have a response, they had a counter! Microsoft has really been pushing the Xbox as an all around media hub for your household, but it normally stopped in your livingroom… Not if Microsoft has anything to say about it.
Nintendo is known for innovation, especially when someone looks at the Wii and see’s how the other two big console companies reacted. They both raced to have their own motion control systems, and the only survivors of this battle seems to be Nintendo and Microsoft, as Sony’s Move is viewed as a massive failure. But what’s next in Nintendo’s future? Well, E3 is this week and Nintendo unveiled the final build of their next console, the Wii U.
We still don’t know much about Google Glass, most is just guess work from their tech demo and what others have been whispering. So far we know these things from the beginning; it can attach to existing glasses or rim glasses, it has a color display, can take photos, make phone calls and has some GPS functionality (all of these functions may or may not be tethered to your existing Android smart phone). But one thing we didn’t know was how you would navigate the whole system. Some guess with eye tracking, but now we know that some of the navigation is controlled with a touch pad slider!
It seems RIM is making this an annual event for it’s employees… Well, I guess they won’t be employees for long. RIM, showing some pretty bad growth and continuing to lose it’s hold on any kind of cell phone market is axing over ten percent of it’s employees. The internet is buzzing with ideas on how RIM can save itself, but it’s more of what they should have done instead of what they can do. Many folks think it’s too late for anything to save the Blackberry from certain death.
It’s been months since Google laid it’s loving eyes on Motorola and asked them to be theirs and now it’s finally official. As of today the two companies are one, Motorola being one of the first companies to release a Google Android smart phone, creatively named “Droid”, back in 2009. They had a special bond back then, especially since Motorola was, to some, on the brink of total collapse. the Android OS saved the spry cell phone company and now it’s part of one of the largest companies in the world.