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Microsoft will Launch its New Mobile OS-Windows7 on Oct.

Microsoft first announced at Mobile World Congress 2010 that it was creating a new mobile operating system to take on Apple and Google. Since then, the company has never announced a date for the launch of the OS, or the devices that are launching alongside it.

Pocket-lint is reporting today that its sources, “senior figures within the industry,” are pegging October 11 as the special day, with a New York launch event to make it all official. The handsets will then be available later that month, according to one of those sources.

According to some commentators :

Looks good. Manuf & feed will be key. So far decent makers with feeds to be determined. Imagine most majors will be on board. Win 7 Ultimate works like a dream. No crashes and runs everything. Waiting on niew IE 9 tho 8 just fine on x32 system.
Having Flash enabled us a plus too. Wouldn’t care for blank web pages.
Test will be how competes with Blackberry and stock broker’s site. Not sure if it can handle a large freestanding stock trading program. Have to test that.
Thanks for ongoing coverage on this.

thanks to Paul Miller

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Microsoft’s New Xbox360 Arcade Replacement

According to Amazon Germany, Microsoft’s just announced that a shiny new Xbox 360 Arcade replacement plus a kinect Bundle. Pricing is a bit on the painful side, with Kotaku reporting a $399 figure for the US and Microsoft confirming to us a £300 sticker for this “special edition” bundle for the UK. Full press release follows after the break.

Included in the package is an Xbox 360 Slim console with a 250GB hard drive, an Xbox 360 controller, the Kinect motion tracking system as well as Kinect Adventures.

Full Press Release is as follows:

Special Edition Xbox 360 250GB with Kinect is the Ultimate Package to Jump in to Controller-Free Games, Entertainment and More
Xbox 360 250GB Console, Kinect Sensor and “Kinect Adventures” for £299.99

LONDON – 8 September 2010 – On 10 November 2010, be among the first to get Kinect for Xbox 360 with the Special Edition Xbox 360 250GB with Kinect, available for a limited period. This all-inclusive package includes the Xbox 360 250GB console, a Kinect sensor and “Kinect Adventures” for £299.99. Set up controller-free entertainment in your home with the glossy black 250GB console that boasts 802.11n built-in Wi-Fi, an internal removable 250GB hard drive and touch sensitive controls. Plug in the Kinect Sensor to the dedicated port on the console and load “Kinect Adventures” where you can float in outer space, experience the thrill of roaring rapids and tackle mountaintop obstacle courses. Enjoy controller-free fun with any of the more than 15 games launching with Kinect and experience new ways to enjoy your favourite entertainment.

Xbox 360 paired with Kinect has something for everyone. Play an exciting gameof football in “Kinect Sports,” go for the ride of your lives with the massive jumps and full-body stunts in “Kinect Joy Ride,” or adopt a pet tiger cub with “Kinectimals.” Get the most out of your morning workout with “Your Shape: Fitness Evolved.” Your virtual trainer will help you meet your specific fitness goals by providing feedback on your form in the comfort your own living room. Gather friends for a dance party, or work on your own moves one step at a time with “Dance Central” by MTV Games and Harmonix. Spend quality time with friends and family around the world through Video Kinect*. Watch your favourite movies, TV programmes and live sports from Sky on Xbox LIVE**, all with the wave of a hand.
Kinect for Xbox 360 will take to the global stage once again at the Tokyo Game Show next week to reveal even more new controller-free games and experiences never before possible.

For more information on the Special Edition Xbox 360 250GB with Kinect, visit http://www.xbox.com. Please note that this is a special edition bundle, available while stocks last in the UK & Ireland.
*Xbox LIVE Gold membership required for Video Kinect
** Non Sky customers will require a monthly subscription.

[Engadget via Redmondpie]

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