6
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

Loaded: BlackBerry Torch on the horizon

About Video Transcript

Loaded: BlackBerry Torch on the horizon

2:27 /

Microsoft announces Office for Mac 2011 pricing and release date, CBS is in negotiations to join Hulu Plus, and Research In Motion announces a new a BlackBerry.

IT'S TUESDAY, AUGUST 3RD, 2010. I'M JEFF BAKALAR, AND IT'S TIME TO GET LOADED. RESEARCH IN MOTION IS SET TO LAUNCH A NEW BLACKBERRY TODAY IN A PRESS EVENT IN NEW YORK CITY. ACCORDING TO EARLY FCC LEAKS, WE BELIEVE IT WILL BE THE BLACKBERRY 9800 SLIDER PHONE. NO DETAILS YET ON THE SPECS, BUT WE ANTICIPATE A MULTITOUCH CAPACITIVE SCREEN, SLIDE OUT KEYBOARD, AND WE THINK IT WILL BE RUNNING BLACKBERRY OS 6.0. CHECK BACK WITCH CNET.COM FOR THE ABSOLUTE LATEST. SALES OF ANDROID SMARTPHONES HAVE FINALLY OVERTAKEN IPHONE SALES IN THE U.S... BLACKBERRY REMAINS AT THE VERY TOP WITH 33% OF ALL SMARTPHONE SALES, FOLLOWED BY 27% OF ANDROID, 23% OF IPHONE. PALM AND OTHER LINUX MOBILE PLATFORMS HOLD ONTO TO SINGLE DIGITS, AND SURPRISINGLY WINDOWS MOBILE PHONES MAKE UP 11% OF SMARTPHONE SALES. EVEN MORE REMARKABLE IS THAT APPLE ONLY SELLS TWO MODELS OF IPHONES AT ANY GIVEN TIME. THE PREVIOUS GENERATIONS ARE USUALLY DEEPLY DISCOUNTED. AFTER SHYING AWAY FROM HULU, CBS (CNET's PARENT COMPANY) IS IN TALKS WITH COMPANY NOW TO BRING SOME OF ITS SHOWS OVER TO HULU PLUS. IN AN INTERVIEW ON MONDAY, CEO LES MOONVES--MY BOSS--SAID THAT WITH PAID SUBSCRIPTION OPTIONS THE COMPANY IS NOW MORE OPEN TO CBS SHOWS LIKE "TWO AND HALF MEN" AN "THE BIG BANG THEORY" COMING TO HULU PLUS. NO WORD YET ON WHEN LOADED OR THE 404 WILL BE MAKING IT OVER TO THE PREMIUM SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE, BUT WE'LL BE SURE TO LET YOU KNOW CONNECTICUT ATTORNEY GENERAL RICHARD BLUMENTHAL SENT A LETTER TO AMAZON.COM AND APPLE OVER POSSIBLE ANTI-COMPETITIVE PRACTICES IN THE E-READER MARKET. THE ATTORNEY GENERAL IS CONCERNED ABOUT THE RELATIVELY SIMILAR PRICING FOR E-BOOKS ON THE TWO PLATFORMS THAT ARE DOMINATING E-BOOK SALES. MICROSOFT HAS ANNOUNCED THAT MAC OFFICE 2011 WILL SHIP IN LATE OCTOBER. THE SOFTWARE WILL BE AVAILABLE IN 32-BIT FORM AND COME IN TWO EDITIONS: MAC HOME AND STUDENT FOR $119 AND MAC HOME AND OFFICE FOR $199. ALL EDITIONS COME WITH WORD, EXCEL, POWERPOINT AND MESSENGER, BUT THE BUSINESS EDITION WILL ALSO HAVE OUTLOOK, SAY GOOD-BYE TO ENTOURAGE. THOSE ARE YOUR HEADLINES FOR TODAY. I'M JEFF BAKALAR FOR CNET.COM, AND YOU'VE JUST BEEN LOADED.

New releases

Tomorrow Daily 102: No offline Netflix, giving holiday GIFs, eating cricket cookies and more
24:44 December 17, 2014
On today's show, Ashley and Khail discuss a car concept that would eliminate blind spots for drivers, explain how you can create a...
Play video
Sennheiser Urbanite: An on-ear headphone with a retro-hip design and "now" sound
1:03 December 17, 2014
The $200 Urbanite has an eye-catching look and plump bass geared toward younger listeners.
Play video
Samsung Gear VR turns a Note 4 into stunning virtual reality headset
3:28 December 17, 2014
Are you VR-curious? Samsung's "Innovator Edition" headset accessory for the Galaxy Note 4 does a seriously impressive job of putting...
Play video
Brew espresso drinks fast and with some flavor
2:18 December 17, 2014
The $100 Nescafe Dolce Gusto Mini Me creates fancy espresso-style drinks in a flash.
Play video
The 404 Show 1,596: It's the end of an era with Steve Guttenberg (podcast)
36:33 December 17, 2014
Today's the last video episode of The 404. Ever. To help us say goodbye to our video feed, Steve Guttenberg joins us to discuss his...
Play video
Withings Activité, the high-end watch with smart fitness hiding inside
2:24 December 17, 2014
Meet the stealth fitness tracker: Swiss-designed and elegant, the expensive Activité is a Bluetooth-syncing pedometer and sleep tracker...
Play video
BlackBerry Classic tempts hardcore fans with keyboard
2:58 December 17, 2014
A new BlackBerry arrives with signature features, Sony's ready to show off a new take on smartglasses, and TAG Heuer goes after the...
Play video
HP's Omen offers high design, high performance
2:05 December 17, 2014
A slick midsize gaming laptop from a company not known for being on the cutting edge.
Play video