Archive | June 16, 2010

Netflix capable Viewsonic’s VMP75 1080p Network Media Player available for pre-order

Behold yet another Netflix capable media streamer, the newly launched Viewsonic VMP75. Remember when every little device had to have mp3 playing capability or else wouldn’t sell? Well, a number of years later the trend shifted toward Netflix capability. Everything from Blu-ray players, connected TVs and media streamers has to support Netflix…And I like it. The question is of course, prices being fairly similar, how to differentiate from the competitors? Viewsonic adds support for ShoutCast radio for example…and, surprise: an Internet Browse (but not flash compatible). Available for pre-order now at Amazon. Photo Gallery / Specs available after the break.

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iPhone 4 pre-ordering day – a complete failure part II : order cancellation

Well, to ensure that calling the iPhone pre-ordering day a disaster and a complete failure was not a mistake, AT&T literally took the proper steps to make it even more so. While it looks like AT&T and Apple managed to score an earth shattering 600,000 pre-orders, there were many more would be customers that left the store in frustration and anger after waiting for several hours in line without able to place an order. Then, there was the second category of unhappy customers that managed somehow to sneak a pre-order online and received an e-mail stating that they are out of luck because either AT&T wasn’t able to verify their information, or they exceeded the number of lines allowed. And, like that wasn’t enough, the date for fulfilling the pre-orders was pushed back to July 14th. I wanted to buy an iPhone for my wife’s birthday and now I cannot. Thank you AT&T :(. Thank you Apple. Next time, please choose more than one company!

Deal of the day – XBOX 360, 2 games and $50 credit for $149

Amazon is trying to clean up the inventory to make space for the new XBOX 360 slim version. Right now, if you are OK with the current XBOX version, they have the Arcade on sale with 2 games (“Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts” and “Viva Piñata.”), $50 Amazon Video Game Credit for $149 with free shipping and no taxes in most of the country. This is the lowest price I have seen for this package.

What’s in the Box

  • Xbox 360 Console
  • Viva Piñata (Rated “E” for Everyone) / Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts (Rated “E” for Everyone)
  • Xbox 360 wireless controller
  • Xbox 360 Composite A/V cable
  • Xbox LIVE Membership