US Update - Apple TV, Windows Phone 7, Playstation Phone

Another day, another huge day in tech. Leading up to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the tech giants are breaking out the big guns with major announcements. In today’s US Update we have the latest sales data from the Apple TV and Windows Phone 7, along with a list of apps to keep you busy with your Sony Ericsson LiveView and much more.

First up, Apple has announced that it expects to sell over one million Apple TVs later this week. In the Q4 2010 conference call, Steve Jobs confirmed they had sold 250,000 units since launch so this week sales data is a serious step in the right direction.

Microsoft has come forward to confirm they’ve sold over 1.5 million Windows Phone 7 handsets in just six weeks since launch. Compared to the original iPhone 4 which took 74 days back in 2007, Windows Phone 7 is looking like a possible home run for the Redmond company.

Opera Software has released their annual State of the Mobile Web report, proving that Google has become more popular than Facebook. Also included in their report is a breakdown of the top ten mobile handsets globally. Nokia dominates the list, but surprisingly the Apple iPhone 4 has broken into the top five.

The Sony Ericsson LiveView micro display is simply a great gadget, in fact its a perfect holiday stocking stuffer. We’ve put together a list of the most popular third-party plug-ins to help you get the most out of your new toy. We’ve also got the scoop on the January update which promises to fix some of the pairing issues with non-Sony Ericsson handsets.

Last up this morning is news on the Playstation Phone. A patent filing earlier this year has several sites reporting the phone will be called Xperia Play at launch. The device will be announced in February at Mobile World Congress and it will go on sale starting April.

That wraps up things this fine morning from the states. Thanks for spending your morning with us as we break the headlines fresh off the press from our side of the world. Until tomorrow, this is Nick saying over and out.

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