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>>[Background music] Sony launches an unlimited download service. Packard Bell gets into the net book game and the Wall Street Journal helps you mourn your loved ones online. It's Wednesday, September 24th. I'm Natali Del Conte and it's time to get loaded.
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>>[Background music] The wait is over, we went to the T Mobile G1 Android phone launch yesterday. We came, we saw, we video taped it for you.
>>[Background noise] We're here at the T Mobile press conference where T Mobile has introduced the G1.This is the Google Android phone made by HTC and they had executives from all over the world actually introducing this phone. So it is a 3G phone. It is also a multi-touch. You can slide it up and get a full keyboard as well. It hosts a whole suite of applications including applications from Amazon where you can download music directly. It's also a messaging phone. It's got a full HLML browser and a 3 mega pixel camera. We got a chance to speak to a few experts to see what they thought.
>>[Background noise] I don't think it is a game changer at this point, which is not to say "Let's underestimate these guys." Google obviously has a lot of clout. I'm sure they're going to devote a lot of time and resources they already have, and presumably will in the future, but version 1.0 is not a game changer.
>>[Background noise] It's obviously another competitor and it is well priced, but I am waiting for the G2 of course, which will be even better.
>>[Background noise] The phone cost one hundred and seventy nine dollars. If you are an existing T Mobile customer, you can order today or wait until in ships in October. I'm Natali Del Conte with CNET News. For more information about this phone you can find all of our news coverage on news.com.
>>While T Mobile works like mad to roll out 3Gs, Sprint is still hell bend on moving forward with Y-MAX. The company has said that their Y-MAX network is ready to launch in Baltimore on October 8th. There's still not a lot of devices that use Y-MAX, but perhaps this is just and if you build it, they will come situation. Y-MAX is supposed to be faster than 3G, but we'll have to wait and see. I propose a Loaded road trip to test it out. Sony Ericsson is set to launch an unlimited music service. A lot like Nokia's Comes With Music.
>>Sony's Play Now Plus will let users download songs which they can keep for between six and eighteen months after their contract ends. The service will not be offered to US customers, but neither is Nokia Comes With Music, unfortunately. It will launch with Telanor in Sweden and then expand to other Western European countries in the middle 2009. Play For Now will cost ninety nine Swedish crowns per month on top of your normal bill which is about fifteen US dollars.
>>Google launched a new feature in New York City this week that helps you navigate the buses and subways a whole lot easier. Google maps now has information from the Metropolitan Transit Authority to provide users with subway, ferry, bus and all manner of train information. Before, it only had subway stops, but you can now navigate across agencies. Google Earth also has a new layer that is pretty depressing. The National Snow and Ice Center has added data that allows you to observe the rate of polar ice cap melting. It is not encouraging at all. It will hopefully motivate you to unplug all of your gadgets.
>>Netflicks users can now watch TV shows from CBS and Disney online. A new agreement between Netflicks, Disney and our parent company CBS will give Netflicks users access to free streamed programs from both networks. Shows will be available the day after they're broadcast a lot like Hulu's [assumed spelling] programming. As far as I know, Loaded is not included in this deal, but if you're watching this, you already know how to stream load it for free online anyway.
>>Speaking of Hulu, the site had a little interface makeover this week. It now has channels that are organized around genres such as news, comedy, food, horror, etc. So if you really like sci-fi, you can watch a host of shows like X Files all in one place. The rumors were true about the new Sony Vaio. They went ahead with that TT name. The new line of laptops are eleven inch models. It has all of the specs that we discussed on Monday; 80211N bluetooth and EVDO. It also has two USB ports and an HDMI port and an LED backlite 16 by 9 LCD panel. It comes in red, black and champagne, which looks like gold and a little to ghetto fabulous if you ask me. It starts at two thousand dollars, unless you want blueray and then it starts at two thousand seven hundred dollars. Packard Bell is going to enter the net book market. The company announced the Packard Bell Dot. It's a nine inch notebook with one gig of RAM, a built-in web cam and a hundred and sixty gig hard drive. There is an option to get one with a 3 G module as well, which is interesting. It's going to launch in Europe in November for three hundred ninety nine euros, but there is no word on whether or not we will see it here in the US anytime soon. Eye-Fi is making its photo uploads twice as fast. Eye-Fi is the company that makes flash cards with WI-FI. There was a firmware update for all their cards that will come in October. The update will double its photo upload speed for all Eye-Fi users new and old at no cost. You'll also have the option of adding new photo sharing services onto the card and Apple's Mobile Me will be one of those services. Other functions like geotagging can be added to the card for an annual fee.
>>The Wall Street Journal is outsourcing its obituary page. The newspaper's obituaries will now be powered by tributes.com which is a site that hosts obituaries in a social way. You can share, comment and post photos on any given obituary. You can find the Wall Street Journal's tributes page at wsj.tributes.com. I hope you don't have to frequent this page very often though.
>>Those are all or your headlines for today, but I will see you tomorrow. Thank you for watching. I'm Natali Del Conte with CNET TV and you've just been loaded.