Posts tagged ‘Oscar Awards’

February 23, 2011

Xooming to the Oscars


On Sunday, the hosts and nominees will be opening more than the winner’s envelope. They will be opening a nice black leather Motorola envelope with a gold Xoom inside 🙂

At $599 a pop on a two year contract, this is a nice perk of being rich and famous.


The rich and famous would have preferred an iPad 2 (Steve Jobs is rumored to launch the iPad 2 on March 2) instead of a Xoom (gold or not!) 🙂

If you are an Oscar lover with an iOS device, here’s an App that will give you the insider look to the 83rd annual Academy Awards. The Oscar Backstage Pass is created by Academy and ABC for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. In the days leading up to the Oscars, the App will give you access to interviews and key Oscar moments from the past.

If you are like me, you will love the red carpet action on the App.  You can access multiple live streams of celebrity arrivals and switch cameras and camera angles. And of course, you also get the back stage action along with post awards interviews and even the Governor’s ball after the show.

My only complaint with the App is that it costs $0.99. Academy wants to keep the Oscars exclusive while making money off of it. A free App would have sky rocketed their viewer-ship. Don’t you think?

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