Best Buy is selling a Compaq netbook computer for a dollar, when customers sign up for a two year subscription plan for mobile Internet service with Sprint. The tiny computer has a 160 GB hard drive, a gig of ram, and a 10.1 inch screen.
Over the life of the wireless contract consumers will spend at least $1,440.
MP3 – iTunes A new Zune is on the way. It will feature high definition video and HD Radio, a multi-touch screen, plus Wifi and a Web browser. Microsoft has not announced a price for the Zune HD, which is due this autumn. Guest: Dwight Silverman
For the last year or so it’s looked very much liked the inexpensive, small computers known as “netbooks” were poised to storm the marketplace. But according to Future Tense news analyst Dwight Silverman, netbooks have hit a roadblock.
Seven months after IBM delivered the world’s fastest supercomputer, it’s announced an even speedier one. The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory will use the IBM Sequoia to simulate nuclear weapons tests.
Barack Obama says he’s still clinging to his BlackBerry, but it looks like aides will pry the smart phone from the presidential hands in short order. The Secret Service and Obama’s lawyers say the Verizon BlackBerry 8830 World Edition phone is too much of a security risk and legal liability.