Microsoft: Two exclusives in two days

Two of the coolest Microsoft announcements since CES are going to be breaking tonight and tomorrow night, and we have exclusive video for both of them. So if you are online at 9:00PM PST tonight (midnight on the east coast) check in to get a full scoop on what your friends will be talking about tomorrow. And the same goes for tomorrow night, stop by at 9PM PST to see the first official look at a very cool announcement. Feel free to leave your best guesses in the comments, but fair warning; we've hidden Tina's keyboard so she can't spill any secrets.

Update: Microsoft last night announced the introduction of the 360 Elite into the US and Canadian market on the 29th April, priced at $479.99 USD. A separate 120GB Hard Drive was announced priced at $179.99. Read the full story here.

Update: Microsoft has announced DeepFish, a free mobile browser that gives users the ability to view websites on their mobile phone just as they would view them on a desktop or laptop. Read the full story here.

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Damn, I was hoping that the announcements would be either Bill Gates admitted he was really an alien and his race was coming to bring peace/love to the planet Earth or that Ballmer finally decided to come out of the closet and admit he loves chairs romantically and "feels their pain". </joke>

What would've been nice for the industry and consumers (just my pipe-dream) is that MS decided to whole-heartedly embrace and support open source initiatives. *sigh*

MS decided to whole-heartedly embrace and support open source initiatives

Linux zealots would definitely see it in black.

Even a poor Russian student like me has Windows source code. But all linuxoids say MS doesn't show the code to anyone =)

I tried DeepFish. The fact that thingsl ike Javascript and HTTP Post don't work yet make it ab it useless. I couldn't even log in to MySpace, which I can do on the built in smartphone IE.

Yeah, those things are annoying. But it works well enough to see its promise. In terms of the sites that I frequent the most, it makes using almost all of them much, much easier to navigate. I'm very excited for their future releases when all of it is working.

pshh what a crappy 'exclusive' today!
i'll probably use it, but they didn't need a bunch of hype for a stupid phone browser!

thats what happens when your one of the largest companies in the world....heck how are you supposed to stop chinese workers who smuggles cameras in there butt to take spy pics ...lol

I am so excited. Microsoft is increasing the Hard drive size on the X-Box and increasing it's price by $80. Oh and if you want to upgrade your existing console that's $180. What a friggen joke. Glad I didn't stay up for this crap.

I distinctly remember buying a 120GB drive with an enclosure several years ago and it cost a lot less than $180 dollars, but then people will buy any old overpriced crap so long as it is "new" or features a certain fruit on the back...

mrbester said,
I distinctly remember buying a 120GB drive with an enclosure several years ago and it cost a lot less than $180 dollars, but then people will buy any old overpriced crap so long as it is "new" or features a certain fruit on the back...
I assume you are referring to Apple, but what has this to do with announcements by Microsoft?

jegar48 said,
I assume you are referring to Apple, but what has this to do with announcements by Microsoft?

Notice the "or"? It means that the clauses either side of it are asserted to be true. Selling a 120GB harddrive in a special enclosure for $180 is the same as selling an overpriced music player (or overpriced accessories for same). People will still buy it because of some perceived cool factor, or just to crow about it, like buying a PS3 for £450 ($884).

Xbox 360 elite +100 only have 1 reason for that though because it has been the most buzz around Microsoft Since vista launched i think i proved my self lol

Then a release of a Halo game or something on those lines

the most reliable and most discussed guesses i've seen so far are the xbox 360 elite and halo3 beta, which the xbox one has been proved.

23 minutes to go and the Channel 10 site is so swamped, its not letting me or probably many others through. Any chance neowin will be reporting here live (incase I never get in)?

I just want to know what is to be expected from Windows Ultimate Extras, as so far it has been pretty disappointing. It says to check back regularly but I wouldn't class every two months as "regularly".

I'm pretty sure one of the announcements will be the launch of the Halo 3 MP beta. The other is probably the Xbox Elite official announcement like others have said.

Scutley said,
"MS acquires Apple"

Just imagine all of the Apple fans and Microsoft haters if this happen.


You do know that MS owns *49% of Apple right?

* - May not be that high but it is still a high number

rIaHc3 said,

You do know that MS owns *49% of Apple right?

* - May not be that high but it is still a high number

Uh . . . no.

I'd say the new 360 along with Gaming For Windows Live

And the person who keeps poting in here with lame jokes will realize they're not funny. That's my third guess.

After an exciting XBOX 360-related announcement tonight, the European Union will fine Microsoft $360 Billion US Dollars within 24 hours -- just in time to make the next announcement come true.

AGree its prob around the gaming side of things... And the new intergation between Games for WIndows and the next dash thats coming for the 360

* MS is going to take over the world
* Google has taken over the world in 8:59, MS got owned.. :c(
* Vista SP1?
* MS: anounces xBox 360 Portable
* MS acquires Apple
* another VanishingPoint?
* MS announces an atomic bomb developed by VISTA developers and carried by their own rocket has blown up in Iran.
* Bill Gates is pregnant
* MS Sues RIAA for being a badass.

OH, I know, I know... it's either one of these:

* Aforementioned Windows DreamScene Content Pack (via Windows Update)
* Microsoft Windows XP reaches zero-bug status; it is ready for release to the public
* A Zune 2.0 which is fully iTunes-compatible
* The weird hexagonal-shaped north pole of planet Saturn is really a Microsoft marketing gimmick
* The eye-shaped south pole of planet Saturn is really a Google/YouTube marketing gimmick
* Steve Jobs has joined Microsoft
* Microsoft will now use the Google search engine for all MSN/Live searches
* Microsoft acquires Adobe Systems or Sony Electronics or Nintendo
* Microsoft acquires the trademark for April Fool's. It will now be known as MSN April Fool's
* Microsoft acquires EUROPE

(no, you may not have the last 5 minutes of your life back...)

rich.bradshaw said,
MSN Live HotApril Fools Day Elite Professional SP2

Or just Windows Live Fools Day, or Windows Live Pranks and Gags

Xmmmmm
20 minutes ago

Xbox announcement coming tonight?

You might have noticed that Xbox Live was offline this afternoon for maintenance as they mentioned in the announcement last week. Check out these sites. Obviously some cool stuff coming!!!

http://on10.net/Blogs/larry/breaking-two-e...es-in-two-days/

http://twitter.com/majornelson

http://www.majornelson.com/

I'm curious!
Posted: Tuesday, March 27, 2007 6:56 PM by michael.greene

at http://blogs.technet.com/migreene/archive/...ng-tonight.aspx

Yeah, Xbox Elite almost certainly (probably tonight's announcement, given that it's supposed to be announced tomorrow)

If one relates to Windows Vista Ultimate users (which would make this a rather lame announcement), then it's probably the 50MB DreamScene Content Pack via Windows Update.

Halo
WPF/e
Vista SP1
XP SP 3
Visual Studio Orcas
Vista Free Upgrade
SQL Server 2007
XBOX 150 euros edition
XBOX Compatibility with Wii remote & Cross gaming platform games..... :P

grnemo said,
Halo
WPF/e
Vista SP1
XP SP 3
Visual Studio Orcas
Vista Free Upgrade
SQL Server 2007
XBOX 150 euros edition
XBOX Compatibility with Wii remote & Cross gaming platform games..... :P ;)

All of those look pretty good guess expect the first and the last one; The first one is that I don't understand what you mean by "Halo" and the last is that the Wii Remote works via Bluetooth not Xbox 360's wireless system