Following Toshiba’s decision to back out of the next gen disc race last week, a rumour has now ermerged that says Microsoft may launch a standalone Blu-ray player for Xbox 360 within three months.
“Insiders at Microsoft in the USA have told SmartHouse that Microsoft has already configured a standalone Blu-ray player that can be connected into an Xbox 360 and that subject to internal marketing and sales approvals the model could be on sale within three months,” said this.
Even more fantastic is this, which says, “Two super secret start up companies called Kaai and Soraa ‘are trying to develop lasers and LEDs that could, conceivably, replace conventional LEDs in the lighting market and serve as a standard for optical data storage,’ Ford Tamer, the newest partner at Khosla Ventures, said in an interview.”
So there you are. Watch for none of this to be confirmed, probably ever.