Dec 31, 2009

The year that was in tech history (2009):- May and June


May 1st:- Microsoft announces Xbox to get full body motion sensing device add-on (Project Natal)

May 2nd:- NASA develops electronic nose to smell those cancerous cell inside the brain

May 4th:- BlackBerry Curve 83X takes over iPhone in US market

May 4th:- RIM confirms of new Storm

May 4th:- Apple/Google relationship begin investigated for antitrust violation

May 4th:- Windows 7 RC officially available for public

May 4th:- Microsoft announces to distribute Windows Vista till January of 2011 and continue to support till April 2012

May 5th:- Windows Marketplace comes with 12 commandments

May 5th:- CenTrak intros world's smallest RFID

May 6th:- Amazon awarded design patent for Kindle v1

May 6th:- Mvix announces Nubbin, world's smallest Wireless N USB adapter

May 6th:- Verizon introduces Mi-Fi 2200

May 7th:- Intel's ad campaign rolls on.

May 7th:- DJ Hero announced

May 7th:- Palm Pre banner hits Best Buy

May 7th:- Spring awaits for Palm Pre launch date

May 7th:- Acer says US smartphone won't arrive until 2010

May 8th: Vizio LCD TV becomes the most popular bargain in US

May 8th:- Mini-HDMI cable prototype shown

May 8th:- Rumor of PlayStation Phone spreads again

May 10th:- Palm's touchstone and various accessories arrive in Best Buy

May 11th:- EU to rule against Intel in Intel and AMD feud

May 11th:- Apple rejects Bittorrent app

May 11th:- Palm Pre slowly leaks out

May 11th:- Chevy Camaro supports Zune

May 12th:- Microsoft Project "Pink" leaks out

May 12th:- First Windows Mobile 6.5 launched without announcment

May 12th:- Apple OS X 10.5.7 released

May 13th:- Intel fined $1.3 billion in AMD antitrust case

May 13th:- Microsoft Marketplace for Mobile developer opens for business

May 13th:- AMD shows off with world's first 1 Ghz air-cooled GPU

May 14th:- Sony posts $1 billion loss, first in 14 years

May 15th:- Intel and Nokia collaborating on new Linux-based phone called oFono

May 15th:- Firefox Fennec available for WinMo in alpha form

May 17th:- Microsoft Surface gets it's first Service Pack

May 18th:- Touchpanel Laboratories shows off touchscreen with 9 point detection

May 18th:- LG sets the worlds thinnest LCD (0.23 inches thick)

May 19th:- Microsoft's beta My Phone service for Windows Mobile now free to all

May 19th:- Palm Pre to be officially announced on June 6th for $200

May 20th:- Mobile 2.0 beta demoed

May 20th:- Virgin America flights getting ready to be equipped with in-flight Wi-Fi

May 21st:- AT&T slowly rolls out CruiseCast in-car satellite TV service

May 22nd:- Google launches Google Chrome Browser 2.0

May 22nd:- Microsoft drops three app limit from the Windows 7 Starter Pack

May 22nd:- Microsoft announces the maximum netbook specs for Windows 7

May 23rd:- Air fuelled STAIR Battery comes into labs, boasts that it lasts ten times the normal battery

May 26th: Nokia Ovi Store live everywhere

May 26th: Windows Vista SP2 is live and ready to download

May 26th:- Zune HD becomes official

May 27th: Apple quietly updates Macbook again

May 27th: AT&T moves straight from 7,2 Mbps to LTE, skips HSPA+

May 27th: Android "Donut" demoed

May 27th: Intel debuts Core i7 unannounced

May 28th: Palm Pre announces that it syncs nicely with iTunes

May 28th: HDMI 1.4 officially detailed

May 28th: Steve Ballmer demos Zune HD

May 28th:- Google Wave unveiled, rush for invitation starts

May 29th: Windows 7 and Vista downgrade rights leaked

May 29th:- World's largest laser open for business in California

May 31st:- Zune HD release date announced



Jun 1st:- Xbox Live gets 1080p Zune, Netflix browsing, Twitter and Facebook integration

Jun 1st:- Microsoft officially announced "Project Natal" motion controller for Xbox 360

Jun 1st:- iPhones to come from 4GB to 32 GB

Jun 1st:- Google gets into e-book business

Jun 1st:- Adobe finally bringing GPU acceleration to Flash

Jun 2nd:- Acer to launch world's first Android based netbook in Q3

Jun 2nd:- Microsoft announces Windows 7 launch date (Oct 22nd)

Jun 2nd:- PSP Go announced

Jun 2nd:- Sony announces it's own PS3 motion controller

Jun 2nd:- Motorola debuts world's first retail DOCSIS 3.0 cable modems

Jun 2nd:- AMD shows off world's first DirectX 11 GPU

Jun 4th:- RIM buys Dash Navigation

Jun 4th:- End of E3

Jun 5th:- BenQ says it will work on smartphones and netbooks in 2010

Jun 5th:- Acer's first Android netbook to dual boot on Windows

Jun 5th:- xpPhone is introduced to the world

Jun 6th:- Palm Pre gets launched to public, not just for superstars

Jun 6th: The new iPhone rumor spreads

Jun 7th:- Apple codenames iPhone 3GS to it's new iPhone

Jun 8th:- Acer announces it will launch 3D laptop in October

Jun 8th:- JPMorgan claims Palm Pre's 50,000 units sold in opening weekend

Jun 8th:- Apple's WWDC kicks off (iPhone 3GS, Snow Leopard, new Macbooks and other iPod related updates)

Jun 8th:- AT&T says it will support tethering in iPhone

Jun 9th:- Sony planning to cut price off of PS3 for madden release

Jun 9th:- ExpressCard 2.0 finally finalized

Jun 9th:- Fedora 11 launched

Jun 9th:- Palm Pre has it's own Konami Code

Jun 10th:- Snow Leopard saying goodbye to PowerPC

Jun 11th:- Linux gets the first driver for USB 3.0

Jun 11th:- Apple patents activity monitor for skiers, bikers (kind of like Nike+)

Jun 11th:- Windows 7 gives an option to chose browser in EU

Jun 12th:- US says hello to Digital TV and Goodbye to analog TV

Jun 12th:- Palm pre runs doom for the first time

Jun 12th:- MMS and tethering to start on some AT&T iPhone 3G S

Jun 12th:- SDXC to blow our mind next year (2010)

Jun 13th:- Project Natal basis for Xbox 360 console coming Fall 2010

Jun 14th:- Palm Pre gets NES emulator (more games)

Jun 15th:- Dell's Android smartphone gets a leaked snapshot

Jun 15th:- NVIDIA releases five more new mobile GPU (40nm G210M, GT 230M, GT 240M and GTS 250M)

Jun 15th:- Palm Pre allows data tethering in spite of Sprint not allowing it

Jun 16th:- Buzz about Blackberry Tour on Verizon and Sprint

Jun 16th:- Opera launches Opera Unite to "reinvent the web"

Jun 16th: Tegra confirmed for Zune HD

Jun 17th:- SPRXmobile's Layar introduces us with augmented reality in browser

Jun 17th:- iPhone OS 3.0 available

Jun 17th:- Palm and Apple's feud on iTunes starts

Jun 18th:- Microsoft confirms new Xbox 360's memory bumped to 512MB

Jun 19th:- iPhone 3G S officially available to public

Jun 19th:- Microsoft extends XP downgrade to 2011

Jun 20th:- 700,000 apps downloaded so far on Palm Pre

Jun 22nd:- Ballmer apologizes for wrong release information on Project Natal

Jun 23rd:- Intel and Nokia to officially partner on Mobile devices

Jun 24th:- Adobe demos flash on HTC Hero

Jun 24th:- Microsoft releases Hohm beta for analyzing your home energy usage

Jun 25th:- Palm App sees 1 million downloads after 20 days

Jun 25th:- Microsoft sets the prices on Windows 7

Jun 25th:- Android gets official SDK

Jun 26th:- Windows 7 pre-order begins (not for Europe though)

Jun 27th:- Palm Pre's SDK Mojo leaks out in wild

Jun 28th:- HTC Hero is ready to pre-order in UK

Jun 28th:- Microsoft announces Windows Marketplace to launch with 600 apps

Jun 28th:- Acer becomes number two PC maker in US

Jun 29th:- Windows 7 pre-order sells out in Japan

Jun 29th:- RIM, Apple, Nokia agrees on micro-USB phone charger for Europe

Jun 29th:- Steve Jobs back to work at Apple

Jun 29th:- OLED mini-projector for mobile using multiple lenses developed

Jun 30th:- The Pirate Bay acquired by Global Gaming Factory

Jun 30th:- Microsoft uploads some instructional videos of Windows 7

Jun 30th:- HTC Hero Rom leaked

Jun 30th:- Firefox 3.5 released

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