Nokia's CDMA dance became a little more erratic yesterday when Verizon introduced the Nokia 2366i. The GSM-loving manufacturer had charged into the CDMA sector a year or so ago, but then pulled back earlier in 2006 when it charged Pantech with producing its CDMA handsets, such as Verizon's Nokia 6215i. Yet we hear the new 2366i is made by Nokia itself. Available exclusively through the carrier's InPulse prepaid service, the handset comes in a basic flip phone design with an external antenna. Features include a 65,000-color display, text and multimedia messaging, basic organizer functions, Bluetooth, a speakerphone, and voice dialing. The 2366i is priced at a very reasonable $89.
Rocket Lab makes first rocket launch from private pad, and New Zealand
The private space race took a leap forward today with the successful launch of Rocket Lab's Electron rocket, the first from a private pad. The company plans to send small satellites into space on a 72-hour rotation.
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SoftBank's massive Nvidia investment, Xbox Game Pass starts June 1
The biggest tech news of the day includes SoftBank's mega-investment in Nvidia. Plus Unity Engine gets $400 million through an equity firm and Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass is due to start in June.