Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Free music... And not free discount
Posted on 5-Nov-2004 12:52 by M Freitas | Tags Filed under: Blog



Toyota made available for free the jingle used on its new campaign. Quite cool song, catchy. It's on my PMC already.

Someone on the microsoft.public.pocketpc newsgroup asked about the Gizmondo (formerly known as Gametrac). The device was announced around 18 months ago, with the original name as Gametrac, but changed to Gizmondo half-way through the project. It's a handheld gaming device based on Windows CE .Net, with built-in GPS, GSM/GPRS and other wireless capabilities. Tiger Telematics is closing or announcing the deals for distribution in Europe. It should be available before Xmas, though their original launch date was 29 October 2004 in the UK. It shows up on their website as "Currently out of stock", so I guess it should be close. It appears it'll be available in Australia and New Zealand through Renaissance, although when I last spoke to someone there the person didn't even know about this device.

Mind you, there is an interesting read on their business model proposition. The company plans to send advertising over the air to users who accept to receive these. This will offset the cost of the device. In short if you allow them to send you ads then you pay less for the device. It seems no one is really looking at this aspect of their model. What do you think? Are you willing to receive advertising on your mobile device in exchange for a discount?






comments powered by Disqus


Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

rail between Auckland, Bay of Plenty and the Waikato
Created by kingdragonfly, last reply by Aredwood on 18-Aug-2017 23:19 (69 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Recommend a holiday destination.
Created by martyyn, last reply by spencer on 18-Aug-2017 20:54 (19 replies)
Pages... 2


Climate change: what are YOU doing to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions in New Zealand?
Created by frednz, last reply by tdgeek on 18-Aug-2017 09:22 (218 replies)
Pages... 13 14 15


Vodafone or Sparks
Created by Unubis, last reply by Linux on 16-Aug-2017 17:07 (37 replies)
Pages... 2 3


NZ Post is dropping 'Fast' snail mail
Created by DarthKermit, last reply by wratterus on 18-Aug-2017 08:30 (40 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Router with 200mbps and parental controls
Created by networkn, last reply by xpd on 16-Aug-2017 14:16 (13 replies)

Alexa plus Harmony Hub plus Veon TV
Created by kryptonjohn, last reply by kryptonjohn on 15-Aug-2017 22:53 (12 replies)

Anchor Milk, lightproof containers, and consumer - can you notice the taste difference?
Created by surfisup1000, last reply by Fred99 on 18-Aug-2017 19:00 (89 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6