Busy morning today thanks to all the Windows Phone stuff. Looks like Microsoft is going to announce the first Windows Phone 7 devices next Monday in NYC, along with AT&T. I'm going to the launch and will be in the city for the entire day. Annoying semantics: I've been saying all along that the WP7 "launch" is November 8 and that the "announcement" is October 11. Naturally, Microsoft is calling the October 11 press conference a "worldwide launch." Sigh. The phones don't arrive, however, until ... you guessed it ... November 8.
And CNET has a nice, behind-the-scenes look at Microsoft's courtship of phone developers.
A number of readers note that Amazon is accepting pre-orders for the Windows 7 Family Pack. It ships October 22. Best of all, its $10 off right now, or $139.99.
Google has released their own URL shortener, goo.gl.
Mary Jo asks, Should Microsoft become multiple mini-Microsofts? To which I say, quoting Khan, a million times yes.
Big news: Google's Google TV site is live!