Gateway is unveiling its new "One" computer. It looks very slick. Jet black, pretty display, and taking a page out of Apple's playbook since the screen and tower are built into a single device. The one we got a chance to play around with seemed a little fragile, but Creative Strategies Tim Bajarin, who helped organize this expo, is very excited about it.
We've got some good coverage coming up. Our First-On CNBC interview with Palm's CEO Ed Colligan on "Street Signs." Lots of news with these guys, not the least of which is the new Treo he'll be showing us. And we'll talk about the financial future of the company as well, thanks to that recent big-time cash infusion from Roger McNamee's Elevation Partners.
I'll be sitting down with Colin Angle, iRobot's CEO. The company releases two new robots today, but after losing a key government contract last week, when the stock dropped by 20%, we'll have lots to discuss. And coming up on "Power Lunch," we'll show you the latest in casual--mobile phone--video games. It's a huge market, growing fast. We'll focus on Namco.
"The great thing is that 225 million people have cell phones, but we are very, very early in this industry in America and so only about 11% of those people have ever even downloaded a game. So we are all about educating the market and trying to grow the industry," Scott Rubin of Namco, tells us.
We'll also show you another company called Turbine which will unveil a web-version of its new Lord of the Rings title. This is the 70th anniversary of the book's release this week, so there's a lot of attention being paid to the title.
Cool stuff! Now back to, ummmm, work!
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