The Media Guru

Jan 7, 2009


2008 was a pretty crazy year for the tech world - think how it was the least affected by the Credit Crunch! The iPhone 3G did record sales. Netbooks stunned everyone by their popularity. & The Dark Knight broke every movie record. So let's take a look at what 2009 has in store for us...

Windows 7


This will be THE big launch of 2009. If you believe the hype of the early reviews & benchmark - it's gonna be the best Windows OS. It's very fast, good-looking & user-friendly. & it'll be released in 6-8 months - I'm pretty sure about that.
I'm currently testing the leaked Windows 7 Beta 1 Build 6.1.7000. I'll post the review in a few days.


iPhone Nano & iTablet

iPhone Nano

The iPhone Nano has already been unofficially confirmed by the official case manufacturers. A "cheaper" version of the iPhone? That sounds like a contradiction - Apple doesn't know the word cheap. Let's see what they come up with...


There's also rumours of the iTablet - a bigger iPod Touch-like internet tablet (like the Nokia N810) running on mobile OSX. I doubt it would be possible since it would require huge battery life.
Update: Macworld 2009 has come & gone & no gadget except for a very cheap MBP – 17” Led screen, 2.93GHz C2D with 6MB L2, 8GB DDR3 1066Mhz, 320GB HD,  9400M integrated & 9400M discrete 512MB GDDR3 – all on 8h battery using a new modular non-removable new Li-polymer battery. & you need to pay $50 for anti-glare screen! WTF?


The N97, N98 & N99...


Sure we all know what a powerhouse the N97 is. But that's not the end of it - according to the leaked Nokia roadmap, there's a 3-inch touchscreen device codenamed Corolla with an 8MP (most likely N8x) & another 3.5-inch touchscreen codenamed Eitri. Check the roadmap, the N97 is Ivalo.


Touch Netbooks

Asus T91

The netbook revolution had already begun last year. The next step is touchscreen netbooks, starting with the Asus Eee PC T91 unveiled at CES... powered by Windows 7.
The current beta builds of Windows 7 are the desktop versions - but all the new additions reveal it's geared towards touch interaction - bigger taskbar, Aero peek, Aero Shake... I bet Microsoft have a netbook-optimized version of 7 under wraps.


Windows Mobile 7


This is announced as a revamping of the WinMo UI - it's a powerful OS, it has some damn good apps but is a terrible media player. Microsoft is also looking into that with a possible Zune integration. WinMo 7 will add multi-touch support with gestures & accelerometer features such as shaking & rotation.


Office 14


There currently very little info on the Internet on Office 14 – the only thing we’re certain of is that it’s codenamed Office 14 because 13 is an unlucky number. UX Evangelist is convinced that the Office 14 may be RTMed at the end of this year. It’s probable that they’ll add a classic toolbar option for companies who were complaining that the Ribbon decreased their productivity…


Total Solar Eclipse
Yep, a full 6-min total solar eclipse on the 22nd of July only visible in… Asia. No Mauritius. :(


2009 Movies
- 2012
- Angels & Demons
- Astro Boy
- Brüno 
- Crank 2: High Voltage 
- Dragonball 
Fast & Furious 4 
- Friday the 13th

- G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
- Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs 
- Monsters vs. Aliens

- Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian
- Public Enemies 
Sherlock Holmes
- State of Play
- Terminator Salvation 
- The Dark Knight (re-release) LOL
- The Pink Panther 2

- The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3

- Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen 
- Up 
- Watchmen
- X-Men Origins: Wolverine

More on Wikipedia.
Since a few years, there has been a viral outbreak of franchise revivals, sequels & comicbook adaptations. & 2009 will be no different. Don't forget you can grab all these trailers on
I wonder how kind of movie HP6 will turn out to be, given that the book had a very dark tone. Watchmen seems to be a pretty good blockbuster, except Fox & WB are fighting over the movie rights.
But there are only two movies I'm eagerly awaiting more than anything else - & they both contain robots.

Transformers - Revenge of the Fallen


A sequel to the best film of 2007. Bigger & better & twice more Transformer action! I'm looking forward to how they explain the existence of... a female Transformer!!!
The teaser trailer will be revealed during the Superbowl final - on 1st Feb. For now, just check the only set images that have been revealed…


Terminator Salvation


WB have given a Batman-treatment to the Terminator franchise. Forget androids like Arnold, the "new" robots are crude killing machines - no fancy stuff. & guess who's John Connors? It's Christian Bale. Check the two trailers on Apple.


Blogging resolutions
I won't embark on an ambitious project or whatsoever. What’s the use of assigning myself resolutions that won’t be fulfilled or that will use up all my time trying to achieve them.
I'm not a guy with a plan. I just do things... ;)


Edit – Splog Notice: After last year’s, now there’s a Russian site leeching all my posts - Translated version link here.
So once again, if anyone is reading this post from this Russian site, let me remind you that this site ( is stealing my posts from my blog
Если кто-то читает этот пост из этого российского сайта, позвольте мне напомнить вам, что этот сайт ( является похищение моей должности моего блога
Hey I know Russian!!! :D

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Anonymous said...

I'm really waiting for Windows 7. I think we'll probably see a new iPhone, the iPhone nano or the iTablet at WWDC in June or in September, maybe Steve's health will get better and we'll even get a "Stevenote", Phil Schiller is good, but Steve is "His Steveness" as Gizmodo puts it. The only film I'm waiting for it the new Transformers. Dan Brown's new novel "The Solomon Key" would also be a pleasant surprise.

carrotmadman6 said...

Most probably the iPhone Nano will be revealed in June.
As for The Solomon Key - I've been waiting for that since last year. He sure is taking his time to finish it... :)

Anonymous said...

"I'm not a guy with a plan. I just do things..."

I really like this sentence :P

For the leeching i think the best solution is too make your feedburner show only the summary of the post and not the full post. They use a plugin called wpomatic to automatically publish lots of posts per day from different feeds.

if you set it to summary they will be posting only the summary lol :P and eventually will remove your feed from ltheir list.

carrotmadman6 said...

I just sent the mail on which he registered his domain a Cease & Desist letter. :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks once again for this gr8 post. Sure gonna b an exciting yr w/ gr8 movies n gr8 soft..N fuk the Russians..put a mad carrot in their *beep* haha ;)

Anonymous said...

"The N97, N98 & N99..."

*Drool* (but not so much...the camera needs to be as good as that of the Pixon)

Windows 7? I don't really care. Release the next update to .NET framework already!

Office 14! *yay* - allow me to use my own APIs, please. (e.g for charts - I'd like to use google charts api instead of the ms chart component. why? it's more customisable) *hope*

Touch screen netbooks? It has been there since long - refer to the slim panasonic netbooks. Many just ignore the brand.

"Blogging resolutions.." What?! No mention of Porn? Warez? :P Come on! LOL

ENjoy 2K9. Tone down with the Russians. Their cheerleaders are hot.

carrotmadman6 said...

The INNOV8 has 8MP as well... & it turned out to be the best cameraphone on AllAboutSymbian - beating Xenon N82!!!

Office 14 is now slated for release for 2010. :(
I've checked out the Google Charts API - wow!

I don't download pron... :P

Anonymous said...

"I'm not a guy with a plan. I just do things... ;)"

This is from Dark Knight I suppose.

I like this part when the Joker says this!

carrotmadman6 said...

Yep it is. :)

& he adds one of my fav lines in the middle:
I'm a dog chasing cars. I wouldn't know what to do with one if I caught it.

Anonymous said...

Hi. all these things sure look exciting..the Macbook pro is sooo WoW. dont u think? Thanks for the news ab the mini Iphone though i doubt that i gonna get this, compare to other brands who allow u to do much more than "evil" apple is. ( Yeah i got a love/hate relationship with Apple !!) As their prime need is -To Look Cool-.
nyway Best movie of 2k8 > The Dark Knight. Really Really awesome. Why so serious? lets put a smile on that face.. the joker is the big star of the show. Like this movie is about the joker not the batman ( who only is a motivation for the Joker to 'Just do things' )

Well thanks for this gr8 yr of Media guruing (though i'm not much interested ab top gear anymore) sorry if i dont read these. LoL.

Gotta go for now, got a gr8 yr waiting for me..
Long live the Carrot. ooohha!

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