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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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

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).

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

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!

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.

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 =)

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