The recent news that Best Buy is looking to team-up with CinemaNow to deliver digital content is the first topic up this week. If they can get the hardware partnerships in place, this could be a formidable entry into a burgeoning market. Apple has the same sort of idea and is rumored to be looking into creating an alternative to cable through iTunes. The guys feel like this is an up-hill battle for them with the wariness of content providers.
Barnes and Noble’s Nook e-reader received a very warm reception upon its unavailing, but they are now dealing with a lawsuit with Spring Design over the color LCD under e-ink display layout of the device. The guys are discussing the forthcoming Nintendo DSi XL and provide a reasoned discussion about the products existence.
The Beatles apple-shaped music anthology gets a mention before the discussion moves on to the big phone news. The beautiful HTC HD2 has been confirmed for US release early next year, and the HTC Eris gets an almost equally warm reception. Micro 4/3 camera talk finishes the topics for the week.
Looks like digital video is having an interesting week, between Best Buy and CinemaNow partnering up to make a huge push into device-based content distribution, as well as the rumor that Apple is pushing a $30 per month iTunes-based cable TV-killer. We also caught wind of the legal storm brewing between Spring Design and Barnes & Noble, as well as a few upcoming product launches, like the Nintendo DSi XL, the HTC HD2 (in the US), and Beatles Limited Edition USB drive. We’ve also got hands-ons with the HTC Eris, BlackBerry Bold 9700, as well as the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 and Olympus E-P2 micro four thirds cameras.
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