Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 is out

Finally the first ever Sony Ericsson to run on the open source Andriod OS is here. Codenamed Rachel, Xperia X10 is here.

X10-specifications-sensuous~black

With a wide array of features with bells and whistles some of them are

  1. Built in camera for photo and video recording. What is a Sony Ericsson without the camera.
    • 8.1 Megapix
    • Autofocus
    • Digital Zoom up to 16x
    • Face recognition
    • video recording
    • Image stabiliser and alot more
  2. MP3 Player with Bluetooth stereo
  3. Video Streaming and Entertainment
  4. Connectivity GPRS/EDGE/HSPA/WIFI
  5. And ofcourse touchscreen
  6. Amazing Email and SMS UI.

This is just one of the slew of mobile phones release this part of the quarter of 2009.  First phone to grace the Andriod OS is the HTC Dream last year.

I need to get one of these phone and start the trip on mobile development. I wanted to get an iPhone but due to lack of resources to get an Apple hardware so I can learn xCode. Developing apps on Andriod seems to be the most realistic approach and not too much investments on hardware.

Microsoft and Yahoo seals the web deal for 10 years

Microsoft and Yahoo! finally closed their web deal which will make Microsoft’s Bing the algorithm to power the Yahoo! search engine. The long rumor is now over and the deal is set for 10 years. This positions both companies to target the search king Google. Yahoo! last year was on a brink of being bought by Microsoft but with this new deal no takeover is happening. Yahoo is next to ranking on search from Google, by Microsoft tying a deal with Yahoo it brings them much closer to Google.

Yahoo will keep 88% of the ad revenues for the first 5 years and have rights to sell ads as well on some Microsoft sites and brands.

WordPress post supplemental on googlebots

It appears straight out WordPress installation needs to be prepped up for Google’s policy on duplicate content. I notice that I showed up in Google search results on the top pages for particular keywords but suddenly all results for the same keywords just dropped out of Google’s search results. Reason behind is because of the duplicate content in the WordPress post that is being picked up by the googlebots.

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