Why Didn't Verizon Announce the Storm 2 When RIM Did?

The BlackBerry Storm 2's had a pretty weird debut. The original launched with a ton of coordinated fanfare from Verizon and RIM, but this time around, it's a murky, limbo launch, basically announced by Walt Mossberg. » 10/15/09 12:02pm 10/15/09 12:02pm

Microsoft's New Vista Ads Don't Work; Other Companies' "We Suck" Ads Did

Microsoft's bait-and-switch campaign for Vista, the "Mojave Experiment," is baffling. I was dumbstruck when I first saw it earlier this week, and I continue to be dumbstruck. Why base a campaign around the core assumption that everyone thinks your product sucks, and that people who have felt wronged by Vista are ignorant … » 8/01/08 11:00am 8/01/08 11:00am

Toshiba: "1080p is the New 720p!"

Okay, so part of Toshiba's TV presentation at their press conference was this list of "trends for 2008." Two caught our eye: "1080p is the new 720p!" and "120Hz is the new 1080p!" Wait, what? It's obvious the former is something of a guiding philosophy, since the RV530 crams 1080p into 32- and 37-inch LCD sets. Fantastic!… » 1/06/08 2:38pm 1/06/08 2:38pm