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HTC Touch Cruise, New Blackberry Storm OS, Palm Announcing Something at MWC 2009, Lenovo ThinkPad W700ds Ad

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I've talked about the HTC Touch Cruise before, but under the codename 'HTC Iolite.' (here). The HTC Touch Cruise will have a geotagging application pre-installed, called Footprints. Aside from the geotagging, the article has a full spec sheet of the phone. The HTC Touch Cruise, which runs on the choppy WinMo 6.1, is packed with: a 2.8 inch TFT (TouchFLO technology) LCD touchscreen, a 3.2MP camera, Bluetooth and will weigh 103 grams. It's your usual HTC phone, since you don't get anything too overwhelming with it. It's a pretty nice looking phone, but the HTC Touch HD is just godly compared to this. All HTC needs to do is drop the (also godly) price of the HTC Touch HD and then i'll be happy.

The fairly disappointing Blackberry Storm is looking to pick up the slack of their OS. There is "a new beta OS for the Storm [that] has make its way into the wild." The OS contains an on-screen QWERTY keyboard, even in portrait mode. This is an upgrade compared to the old OS, which makes you flip the phone to type in QWERTY keyboard mode. There were a lot of complaints on the stability of the Storm's OS, but they appear to be fixing that. Users using the new beta OS are reporting that there is an increase in overall stability and some visual enhancements. If only they had this OS at launch date, the phone may have had more shock value. Maybe next time RIM (Research in Motion). I also found out something new about RIM (the company that makes the Blackberry) today. They are a Canadian company! How cool is that? Anyways, moving along.

Palm is going to be announcing something secret at this year's MWC, which is under a month away. Engadget is guessing that it will be the "official unveiling of the 3G GSM version of the Pre." Well, whatever it is, i will have that for you as soon as it is announced. Just like CES, i will try to look for live streaming on MWC. I'm crossing my fingers for that.

Do you remember Lenovo's ThinkPad W700ds? The giant laptop with 2-screens. Well, just incase you don't remember, the picture on the left should refresh your memory. There is a new ad that has surfaced recently about the W700ds. No one is sure where the [fairly funny] ad came from, but it 'probably' didn't come from Lenovo. Anyways, here's the video, via Youtube.

Lenovo ThinkPad W700ds ad on Youtube: http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=MhGkxkzmPbQ
HTC Touch Cruise Specs (and picture): http://i.gizmodo.com/5137018/refreshed-gps+centric-htc-touch-cruise-tracks-your-every-move
Blackberry Storm Beta OS (and picture): http://www.engadget.com/2009/01/22/new-storm-os-4-7-0-90-includes-keyboard-in-portrait-mode/
Palm Pre Announcing Something at MWC (and picture): http://www.engadget.com/2009/01/21/palm-announcing-something-at-mwc-next-month-gsm-pre-likely/
Lenovo ThinkPad W700ds picture: http://ijcopon925.blogspot.com/search/label/lenovo
Lenovo Article on Ad: http://www.crunchgear.com/2009/01/22/lenovo-teases-you-with-their-oversexed-it-workers/

My 100th Post: Celebrated With Megan Fox, Health Potions, Hacking Road Signs, Nintendo Wii News

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As the title says, this is my 100th blog post. My 100th blog post achieved in only 49 days of work. I've put quite a bit of work into this. Anyways, i've gotten just over 650 views, which is pretty good, i think. Anyways, let's get down to it. This post won't be too tech-related. Let's take a break from that for a bit.

I don't know whether this is confirmed or if it is a rumour, but this article mentions that Megan Fox will be replacing Angelina Jolie in Tomb Raider. You may know Megan Fox as the star in Transformers. Yes, she was the star because it definitely was not Shia LaBeouf. Anyways, the Tomb Raider series has made about $400 million from their 2 previous movies: Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and The Cradle of Life. I even added a picture for you, just incase you forgot what Megan Fox looks like. This picture is from FHM magazine. It will be good to see her in more and more movies because this is something i may actually leave the house for. Although i have not seen any of the other Tomb Raider movies, this one may be worth watching. I'll admit that Angelina Jolie did do a good job or playing Tomb Raider, but she needs to move aside, for Megan Fox. That is only judging on the short clips i've seen. Let's move along.

Have you ever wanted to drink a health potion or mana potion IRL (in real life)? I don't know about you, but I sure would love to. If you want to join me in a nerd-fest, we can now keep our HP (Health Points)up, thanks to Harcos Inc. They are releasing a red Health Energy Potion and a blue Mana Energy Potion. The "not magically delicious" potions will give a gamer "eight hours of energy, elderberry, ginseng, biotin and folic acid, and as much caffeine as two cans of Red Bull." Dan Amrich chugged down some Mana Potion and mentioned that "you can really taste the B12." The health potion may taste a bit better because it will have an apple cinnamon flavour, which may take the B12 taste away. On second thought, maybe i'll pass on chugging these Potions down.

Just incase you are ever bored with a couple of friends, i will tell you how easily hack a road sign, courtesy of Gizmodo. The road signs control pads are in a lock box, but (in America, at least) the box is rarely ever locked. Adding to that, they are usually password protected. Stupidly enough, they also don't change the default password, which is "DOTS." If this is not the password, then you can easily reset the password "by holding 'shift' and 'control' while typing 'DIPY.'" This will reset the password to "DOTS," again. You can give it a try if you want, but you will probably end up getting caught and wind up in some trouble.

Here is some Nintendo Wii news for you now. First off, i will talk about Riiflex Wiimote weights. Just when you thought injuries were bad enough, these probably will cause even more damage. You can snap on these lame-o looking weights onto your Wii controller. They come in "2- and 5-pound increments." The Nintendo Wii will officially become the workout gym of your home because who needs a Bowflex anyway? Who knows how much damage this will do if a 5-pound Wii controller smacks someone in the face. A couple of stitches maybe. But, off to the hospital they go. If one of these Riiflex Wiimotes causes you to be paralyzed, it's okay because the Nintendo Wii also has the fix for that. This will bring me into my second topic, which is about a young girl who is paralyzed but may be able to walk by the end of 2009, thanks to the Wii Fit. Repotedly, she "has been making remarkable progress." This girl, Nicole Cahill "was able to take her first steps in four years late in 2008." Her mother states that "it's great because there are so many balancing and stretching exercises on it." A remarkable story that somewhat makes up for all the injuries the Wii has caused.

Megan Fox as Tomb Raider (and picture):  http://translate.google.com.py/translate?u=http://www.meristation.com/v3/des_noticia.php%3Fid%3Dcw49789dfc31188%26pic%3DPS3&sl=es&tl=en&hl=es&ie=UTF-8
Harcos Health and Mana Potions (and picture): http://kotaku.com/5136498/new-health-potion-adds-%252B160-hp-and-ginseng
Hacking Road Signs (and picture): http://i.gizmodo.com/5136970/hacking-road-signs-is-frightningly-easy-and-funny-and-illegal
Riiflex Wiimote Weights (and picture): http://www.engadget.com/2009/01/22/riiflex-wiimote-weights-add-extra-mass-extra-momentum/
Wii Fit Helps Paralyzed Girl Walk Again: http://g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/692597/Wii-Fit-Helps-Formerly-Paralyzed-Girl-Learn-How-To-Walk-Again.html?utm_source=g4tv&utm_medium=rssfeeds&utm_campaign=TheFeed