Microsoft to cut Mac Office price by 33% for 5-day sale

Microsoft will slash the price of its Office for Mac 2011 suite by as much as 33% next week during a five-day sale.
Office for Mac 2011, which launched late last month, will be discounted at several online and brick-and-mortar retailers starting on Nov. 25, Thanksgiving Day in the U.S. The deal will run through Monday, Nov. 29. will cut the price of Home & Student by $40, to $79 for the one-license version and $109 for the three-license package. Home & Student lists for $119.99 and $149.99 for the one- and three-license editions, respectively, putting Amazon's discounts at 33% and 27%.
Other retailers, including Apple's own stores, Best Buy, MacMall and Microsoft's e-store, will chop off $20 from the list price of Home & Student.

Microsoft has discounted the Mac application suite before. In 2008, for instance, the company cut prices by as much as 70% for the then-current Office for Mac 2008 Special Media Edition, a $499.95 bundle that Microsoft did not revive for the newest edition.
As of mid-day Thursday, Office for Mac 2011 Home & Student held the No. 5 spot in Amazon's software bestseller list, while the pricier Home & Business had the No. 7 spot. The latter includes the same Word, Excel and PowerPoint applications as Home & Student, but adds the Outlook e-mail client to the mix.
Microsoft's Windows-based Office 2010 Home & Student was the No. 1 package on the same list.

Microsoft Messenger Edition 251 phone with Windows Live

Microsoft has partnered with SFR (France’s second largest mobile carrier) to introduce the Messenger Edition 251, a new QWERTY (well, AZERTY actually) messaging phone that comes pre-installed with Windows Live Messenger.
Targeted at young users, the Messenger Edition 251 looks a bit like a BlackBerry and it’s most probably manufactured by ZTE, since it almost perfectly resembles the ZTE X990.
The new phone’s features include a QVGA landscape touchscreen display, web browser, Bluetooth, music player, FM radio, 2MP camera and MicroSD card support. The handset runs a proprietary OS that might have something to do with Microsoft’s Project Pink – the Pink phones will also be targeted at young users who need messaging devices, and will be available via Vodafone (which owns 44% of SFR).Microsoft News

Microsoft Kin One and Kin Two

Microsoft has announced its two Pink Project phones, initially known as Turtle and Pure. The official and final names of the handsets are Kin One and Kin Two.
Both phones are manufactured by Sharp and are targeted at social networking users. They come with a new homescreen called Kin Loop. Kin Loop is “always up to date and always on”, displaying feeds from various sources (Facebook, MySpace, Twitter etc) in one place.
Kin Studio is also a common feature of the new Microsoft devices. It “automatically backs up texts, call history, photos, videos and contacts” and lets you access them via any Web browser.
The Microsoft Kin One has a QVGA landscape touchscreen display, compact QWERTY keyboard, 3G, Wi-Fi, Media player powered by Zune, 5MP camera, and 4GB of onboard memory.
The Microsoft Kin Two has a HVGA touchscreen display and a bigger QWERTY keyboard. Moreover, the Kin Two features Wi-Fi, 3G, Media player powered by Zune, 8MP camera with HD video recording, and 8GB of internal memory.
Both devices are marketed as Windows Phones, but they don’t seem to run Windows Phone 7. Their cameras feature image stabilization and a bright LumiLED flash, which is reportedly 10x brighter than a normal LED flash.
Microsoft Kin One and Microsoft Kin Two will be available in the US via Verizon, starting May. Vodafone will bring the two phones in Europe in autumn (in Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK).Mobile News

100 New Features For Recent iPhones

For owners of the iPhone 3G and 3GS, the iOS 4 update will help supercharge the older model iPhones until an owner is ready to trade up to the iPhone 4. The upgrade also changes the iPhone 4′s signal software. The iOS 4 update brings a host of new features.
Smart folders allow apps to be clustered together with other similar apps in a single folder. The change helps to clear up the home screen, which previously may have been cluttered with too many apps. Up to 2,160 apps can be managed in the smart folders. Smart folders provide a chance to categorize all of the apps, without losing access to any of them.

Originally, wallpapers could only be set on the lock screen. With iOS 4, iPhone owners will also be able to customize their home screens as well. Both the lock screen and the home screen are able to have their own wallpapers. The wallpapers bring a little bit more personalization to each iPhone.
The email inbox has been reworked to accept multiple inboxes from different email accounts. Multiple Exchange accounts can be added. Emails can be sorted by threads as well.
A more useful spell check function will provide less intrusive protection against errors than the previous auto correct.
5x zoom is provided for cameras, although since it is a digital zoom, picture quality will degrade.
Perhaps the most important iOS 4 change, multitasking arrives. The new version of multitasking allows both Apple apps and third-party apps to be multitasked.
Along with these iOS 4 upgrades, over 100 other new features are available. The iOS 4 update is completely free and available to the iPhone 4, 3GS and 3G. The iOS 4 will help owners continue to fully enjoy their older model iPhones for absolutely no cost.
About the author: James Mowery is a computer geek that writes about technology and related topics. To read more blog posts by him, go to laptop computers.Mobile News

Nokia Kinetic Concept Phone

While it might freak you out if you saw your mobile phone suddenly rise to a standing position if it was just sleeping on your table a few seconds ago, but that’s just the kind of thing that this designer thinks will get your attention. If the vibrating notifications and ringtones didn’t do it for you, this Kinetic Nokia concept design will use an electromagnet at the rather thick base of this device to shift the balance of the device so that it gradually rises or lowers itself. When a call comes in or a text message is received, the phone will gradually stand up, letting you know what it wants your attention, and if you don’t want to answer the call, just tap it to reject the call.Mobile News

Dell Thunder Android phone with OLED Screen

Dell  is preparing release its new Android flagship phone, namely Dell Thunder. It is equipped with a 4.1-inch touchscreen OLED display with resolution of 480×800 pixels (WVGA).
It has an 8 megapixels camera with flash and running the Android 2.1 operating system with the heavily custom Dell “Stage” UI (likes Dell Aero or Dell Streak). The Dell Thunder has a virtual keyboard and Swype-customers to access the Hulu, Facebook and Twitter. There is also support for Adobe Flash 10.1.
The Dell Thunder Android phone is support for GSM/GPRS/EDGE and UMTS/HSPA. It will be available via AT&T USA mobile operator and will begin in the Q4 2010. According to source, in late 2011 will be release Dell Thunder with LTE 4G capabilities.Mobile News

Dell Lightning with Windows Phone 7

Dell Lightning  is a portrait slider QWERTY phone and running on latest operating system, the Windows Phone 7.
The Dell Lightning sports a 4.1-inch touchscreen OLED display with WVGA resolution and support multitouch (manufactured by Samsung), 5MP autofocus camera, 512MB DDR SDRAM, 1GB of internal memory, a microSD card slot, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, FM tuner, accelerometer, G-sensor, proximity sensor, full Flash support, GPS, microUSB port, e-compass, and a 1400 mAh battery.
Dell Lightning phone is boasts a 1GHz QSD8250 Snapdragon processor and supports for Adobe Flash and Silverlight. This Dell Windows Phone is designed for GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz and UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA 850/1900/2100 MHz or 900/2100 MHz network (depending on region). According to source, in Q4 of 2011 will be release upgrade version to support for LTE 4G. Dimensions of Dell Lightning phone are 121.6×64.4×14.9 mm.Mobile News

Dell Streak (Mini 5) announced for O2 UK

Previously known as Dell Mini 5, Dell’s first Android tablet, now called Dell Streak, has just been officially announced in the UK – where O2 will exclusively offer it via its own channels, as well as via Carphone Warehouse. The new tablet will be available starting early June – not long after Apple will launch the iPad in the UK.
According to Carphone Warehouse, the Dell Streak runs Android 1.6 – but don’t worry, Dell is officially promising an Android 2.2 update for latter this year.
The tablet’s other official features include: 5 inch WVGA multi-touch display, HSDPA, Wi-Fi, 1GHz Snapdragon processor, Google Maps, Twitter and Facebook integration, 5MP autofocus camera, 2GB of internal memory, and MicroSD card support.Mobile News

Dell Mini 3v Smartphone

Dell  is preparing to release new ‘mysterious’ smartphone, the Dell Mini 3v. The handset has already appeared on the Chinese mobile regulator TENAA. The Dell Mini 3v smartphone has brings a resistive touchscreen display, 5 megapixel camera, front camera for video calls, China-exclusive CMMB digital TV and WAPI instead of Wi-Fi.
Dell Mini 3v is designed for GSM (HSDPA supported) and TD-SCDMA networks, such as China Mobile operator. Other specs are not reported, including its operating system.Mobile News

Reasons to Purchase a Nokia N8

With so many smartphones on the market, it can often be puzzling as to which model to select over another one. The Nokia N8 has some superb features which make it a contender in the smartphone market.
When you purchase a smartphone, you want one that is durable and will stand up to a lot of use. The Nokia N8 does this. The phone comes encased in an anodized aluminum case which makes the phone quite lightweight without compromising support. The Nokia N8 comes in a variety of colours, from neutrals to bright modern colours.
Reasons to Purchase a Nokia N8
The Nokia N8 comes with some ports that are exclusive to it and are unable to found on any other smartphone. The N8 has an HDMI jack. This permits you to send media from the Nokia N8 to an HDTV. While this in itself is not unique, the capabilities of the feature are. For instance, the USB port has an On the Go function. By using a connector with the microUSB port, the Nokia N8 can interface the USB port.
The Nokia N8′s camera is probably the best phone camera you can buy today. Thanks to a sensor with a capacity of 12 megapixels, the N8’s camera takes spectacular pictures. The inclusion of Carl Zeiss optics also helps to push the Nokia N8 to the forefront of camera phones. The flash with this camera is a Xenon flash which is the best flash you can get on any smartphone today. This sort of flash is what you would find on an SLR camera.
When you use the Nokia N8, you will find that it has great signal strength. The quality of sound when making a phone call is clear and crisp. The battery that comes with the N8 is very powerful. It can last at least one day and perhaps more depending upon usage. This is an attractive feature for many as other smartphone models often cannot go an entire day without needed recharged.
The touchscreen of the N8 comes with an AMOLED display. It features vibrant colours and is easy to see even in the brightest lighting.
To find out more information about the N8 and to read a review at They have a fantastic range of new mobile handsets.Mobile News