Microsoft Pink phones launching on April 12th?

Gerald Lynch Microsoft, Mobile phones, Tech Digest news 3 Comments

Microsoft are getting set to enter the smartphone hardware war with the launch of two new smartphones on April 12th. Could we finally be seeing the launch of Microsoft's Pink phones, set to replace the failed Sidekick handsets? Though Microsoft…

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Microsoft's secret 'pink phone' unveiled by Gizmodo

shinychris Mobile phones 1 Comment

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Over at Gizmodo there are pictures of what it claims are two of Microsoft’s ‘Pink’ phones. No that’s not the colour of the phone, it’s the secret code name. Well, not so secret anymore – but we wonder how long the pictures will remain there before someone at Microsoft asks them, and now us, to remove them.

The fact that Microsoft has been working on a phone to rival the iPhone has been widely reported for the last few months. The idea is that the handset would be based on the Zune and would have its own app store. How very original.

Pictured are two of Microsoft’s ‘pink’ phones, codenamed “Turtle” and “Pure”.
One of the pictured devices (The Turtle) resembles the chubby, ovoid, Palm Pre while the Pure – which looks more like an HTC device – comes with a keyboard and a decent-looking screen.

Via Gizmodo

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And finally… brave GPS-equipped turtle foils amateur drug grower

Gary Cutlack Biotechnology, Satellite Navigation systems, Science, Weirdness 8 Comments


A keen marijuana user hit upon the great idea of using some off-the-track American park land to grow himself a few special plants.

In these environmentally worrisome times, you’d think he’d be applauded – but no. When a box turtle equipped with a GPS tracking device stumbled into his little outdoor hydroponics lab, the park ranger followed, found his stash and…

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