Daily Archives: October 30, 2009

Will the new Droid smartphone be a hit for the anti-iPhone alliance of Motorola, Google and Verizon?

How is Carol Bartz doing in her effort to turn around Yahoo?

And what does the fading buzz around Nintendo’s Wii say about the future of the gaming business?

Listen to reporters from the FT’s San Francisco and Tokyo bureaus discuss some of this week’s big tech stories.

This event is now over – read the transcript by clicking on the link below.
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Nintendo has made a rare trip to Tokyo to update investors on its strategy (the session is timed, in what is becoming a Nintendo routine, to clash with Sony’s first half results briefing). From the investors and analysts I recognise here at the Imperial Hotel, it looks like Nintendo remains the greater draw, despite their weaker results yesterday.

Nintendo’s new DSi LL is available to play with in the foyer. My first impressions are that it is chunky – I wouldn’t chose one for the subway – but not all that heavy. The bigger, 4.25″ screens were a bit of a disappointment to me, because with the same resolution as the smaller DSi, it does not look very pretty. The new, full-size stylus pen is lovely though. Read more