Exclusive: Ford to unveil not ONE but TWO electric cars

Not only is Ford Motor Company going to release a new electric Ford Focus at CES, but Ford will be coming out with an electric ‘work van’ hopefully to be announced at CES as well. Ford, the only American automotive company that didn’t take TARP funds due to excellent management, but they are making great strides, in a shorter amount of time (GM) in producing consumer wanted cars that are gas-free. The pony rides once again. And why do we mention this here? Cuz Ford will use Microsoft’s Hohm tool to minimize energy costs for drivers of Ford’s electric vehicles — and help limit strain on the power grid for utilities. Take that GM.

 

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Microsoft to hold all day press event on October 11th

We all know Windows Phone 7 is just around the corner. Microsoft promised it would be released “in time for the holidays”. It looks as though they are going to keep true to that promise and give the official launch date, prices, and vendors on October 11th. Engadget received an invitation to a Microsoft press event in London on October 11th, thus the speculation of a Phone 7 announcement. The event runs from 2:00 PM to 5:30PM. This, much like many other press events, will probably be show and tell with some hands on and play time to follow. We will be keeping an eye out for any new news and surprises to come out of the event. Yes Microsoft you can blow everyone’s mind by saying copy/paste and multi-tasking will be available at launch.

[Via Engadget]

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Microsoft’s Zune set to debut internationally

Microsoft is laying the Windows Phone 7 groundwork by officially releasing Zune internationally. The company has also announced all of the pricing plans for the different services included in Zune. As you will see some countries will get more stuff that others but this was expected givin how hard it is to secure music and video rights on a worldwide scale. The Zune Desktop Software with Windows Phone 7 support  (version 4.7) will serve as the basis of this international expansion and will be available for download in 20 countries.

Zune to Expand Multiscreen Entertainment Services Into International Markets

Major entertainment companies provide music and movie catalog to the U.K., France, Italy, Germany and Spain.

REDMOND, Wash. – Sep. 20, 2010 – Microsoft Corp. today announced the further international expansion of Zune, its digital entertainment service. This fall, Zune will expand its music and video footprint and bring the free Zune software, Zune Marketplace online store, Zune Pass1 music subscription service and enhanced features on Zune.net to new markets, providing a comprehensive entertainment experience on Windows-based PCs, on the go with Windows Phone 7 and in your living room through Xbox LIVE.

“The integration between Zune, Windows Phone 7 and Xbox LIVE is an exciting expansion in our entertainment offerings,” said Craig Eisler, corporate vice president, Interactive Entertainment Business Group at Microsoft. “Zune enables users to access the entertainment they want, wherever they want it – and now, more people than ever will be able to enjoy the freedom and flexibility that the Zune service offers.” Read more of this post

HTC Sense for Windows Phone 7 leaked?

An interesting video was making the rounds for a couple minutes publicley then became a private video and then the user deleted it. Lucklily MobilityDigest downloaded it before that happened. The video is supposedly HTC’s own Sense UI for Windows Phone 7. The only thing that puzzles me is that if you watch the video it is not a skin on top of WIndows Phone 7, it looks it is adding more tiles to the main screen itself. I am not saying the widgets are bad though, because look at the weather app. I love the radar going on in the back as well as the rain animation. The note app looks real good as well. The video has not been confirmed by HTC or Microsoft so it is up in the air if it is real or fake. I am sure HTC will want to add its own spice to their Windows Phones so I can not see this being fake. I am hoping it is real because I would love to add these tiles to when I get my Windows Phone.

[via MobilityDigest]

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[Video] Microsoft stoked about RTM release; says Blackberry and iPhone are DEAD

Even we were blown away at this pretty stupid marketing move on Microsoft’s part. It looks as if Microsoft is so stoked about the new RTM (short for Release To Manufacturing) of the Windows Phone 7 OS, that Redmond decided to hold a parade. Now we believe that Microsoft is headed in the right direction, and personally I look forward to WP7 release. But to call out Blackberry and iPhone when both OS’ have been outselling your OS for a while now, is a ballsy move in our eyes. Let’s just hope that WP7 lives up to the hype or Microsoft will never be able to live this down.

[via Engadget]

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Nokia announces ex-Microsoft head of Business Division as CEO

Score one for Canada. The ex-Microsoft head of Business Division, Stephon Elop, is now the head-honcho over Finnish company Nokia. The move came as somewhat of a surprise in a very short amount of time. Although we have watched Nokia struggle against Apple and Android with serious competing devices, Nokia is still the sales leader, albeit not so much in the smartphone market. This is where Stephon Elop’s job comes into play; to give direction to the company and it’s fantastic hardware. You can watch the full replay of the Nokia announcement webcast here. Hit the break for the full press release. Read more of this post

[Video] Asus Windows Phone 7 gets outed

A mysterious ASUS Windows Phone 7 that was rumored for quite a while is now shown in a full fledged 12 minute video of it’s own. More information should be forthcoming shortly. Check it out below.

[via MobileTechWorld]

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HP hires former HTC exec to head up Palm handset sales

It appears HP had done some early pre-planning of their road-map with the Palm acquisition. About three weeks before HP picked up Palm for $1.2 billion in April, the company recruited Todd Achilles as its vice presdient of telco sales. Todd who? Todd Achilles, the former HTC exec that ran the United States office of HTC in Bellevue, Washington. Prior to that, Todd was also the executive director at T-Mobile USA, working on the company’s handset strategy. We hope that Mr. Achilles will bring his sales and direction know-how, coupled with HP’s brilliant manufacturing prowess and build one fine webOS mobile handset.

[via Moconews thru FierceWireless]

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FoneFrenzy podcast #06 featuring Daniel and Anthony

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HTC Windows Phone 7 device with slide out…speaker?

It seems like everyday we get a new Windows Phone 7 device to look at. Today we see a preview of HTC’s Windows Phone 7 device, no codename, only know as T8788. It will be coming to AT&T and I was really excited when I saw this device because HTC makes great looking devices and when I saw the picture of slide out, I thought their would be more, but the slide out is only a speaker, yes a speaker. I hope we see more of this T8788 and the reason for having a slider out speaker. Hopefully HTC is making a twin with a QWERTY! As you can see Microsoft is taking a different design approach to Windows Phone 7 with designs ranging from normal to irregular, but hey, I am still excited to get my hands on any device and Windows Phone 7.

[via Engadget]

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