I haven’t posted much on my blog for the last few months but thanks to all who have visited my blog this year! Happy New Year to all of you! Yay!
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 9,300 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 16 years to get that many views.
I own two Windows Phones – an HTC 7 Mozart and a Nokia Lumia 710 which I bought yesterday. I do know that current Windows Phone devices will not be upgraded to the latest installation (WP8) due to some huge changes with its underlying code but that didn’t stop me from getting a Lumia 710. I’m still pretty much excited about WP8 and am willing to shell out some cash on a PureView-enabled Lumia if ever one gets announced next week or within the next few months. Samsung beat them to it though by being the first to announce their flagship Windows Phone 8 device – enter the Samsung Ativ S. Drum roll please!
Canon has now officially unveiled the Canon EOS M, their first mirrorless ILC and it looks really pretty in white. The EOS M is basically a 650D (or Rebel T4i for the Americas I believe) hiding in a point and shoot. Under the hood it’s got an 18MP APS-C sensor, Canon’s latest DIGIC 5 processor, an ISO range of up to 12,800 (expandable to 25,600), and shoot at 4.3 frames per second. The body is made of magnesium alloy and comes in both black and white though the white version will only be available online apparently. It supports STM (stepping motor) lenses which will provide fast and silent autofocus – a boon for videographers. It doesn’t have a pop-up flash nor an electronic viewfinder which could be a potential turnoff to some but the fullsize hotshoe seems fully compatible with Canon’s Speedlite flashes, including the new $150 90EX strobe and ST-E3-RT Transmitter, and the GP-E2 GPS Receiver.
Update! The promo video, which you’ll find at the very bottom of this article, shows two additional colors: silver and red. I don’t know if those will be available worldwide though. My gut tells me it’s a Japan only affair but I hope it isn’t. I want the red one badly!
Steven Sinosfky announced at Microsoft’s annual sales meeting that Windows 8 would be released on October 26. That’s only a few months from now. RTM is rumored to be around September or so. No word on when the Surface tablets would be released yet but we can guesstimate that we’ll see the RT version in stores shortly after release. Time to save some bucks!
I wanted to write about Windows Phone 8 since a few days ago but I ended up working on my new 155 gallon aquarium. So yeah, no more excuses. Let’s get to the main point: Windows Phone 8 that is.
Last Wednesday. June 20, 2012. Windows Phone Summit. I ended up late to the party because I had to rush from work. Fortunately, all I needed to do was go around my favorite tech news sites for information about Microsoft’s mobile platform. What greeted me was a whole bunch of things that would instantly boil my adrenaline. Let’s start with the good news all of which grant my wishes listed on a former post.
The buzz is that today’s Windows Phone Summit, which will happen in a few hours, will be about Windows Phone 8, also known as Apollo. I am totally excited about that prospect and hope it is the case. Assuming that it is what could we expect from the event? Judging by the leaked details and the alleged screenshots we might see some of the following things later today: