Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Emma Stone Cast In 'Spider-Man'—As Gwen Stacy

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Emma Stone Cast In 'Spider-Man'—As Gwen Stacy: Well, the internet got it half right. When rumors swirled this weekend that Emma Stone was about to be cast in the upcoming "Spider-Man" reboot, initial speculation was that she'd play the high school version of Mary Jane Watson. Well, Sony announced last night that Emma had been cast, but not as Mary Jane—as Gwen Stacy, Peter Parker's first love interest.

Since Gwen is a blond, we wonder if Emma will dye her hair back to her natural color, or if she’ll go the wig route. Either way, she's got the right balance of smarts and beauty to play the part. Plus, we're very interested to see her chemistry with our beloved future hubby Andrew Garfield (if we say it enough, maybe it will eventually be true). Emma seems like she'd be able to intimidate Andrew with her very skilled levels of sass, which is probably a good thing if Peter is supposed to have a nervous crush on her.

Motorola Droid Pro Gets BlackBerry on Notice

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Motorola Droid Pro Puts BlackBerry on Notice: Right now, at least 31% of the smartphones,  in the field are BlackBerry handsets. Research in Motion (RIM) should be feeling pretty good about this right? Wrong. Those numbers are based, at least in part, on all the BlackBerry curves that were all but given away over the last few years. There are in those numbers probably a goodly number of enterprise businesses that have standardized on the platform, as well. However with a surging Android handset market (numbers show most new handset buyers are Android customers) and now the business-ready Motorola Droid Pro, RIM could see its fortunes change in a hurry.

I've been carrying around a BlackBerry Torch 9800 for a couple of months. It's a good qwerty/touch-screen combo phone. Featuring the radically overhauled BlackBerry OS 6, the interface is a refreshing change from all BlackBerry phones I've used before. The capacitive screen is relatively large and responsive; the hidden keyboard is a bit cramped, but still highly usable. This is the phone that wipes away all those horrible BlackBerry Storm memories. However, I'm not sure it's enough to help RIM hold on.