Rumor Roundup: Wii U to Cost WHAT?! iPad 3 SmartCovers? Facebook Ads?

By , dealnews Media Editor

These rumors are frozen. Cook thoroughly before enjoying.

  • Current Smart Covers Will Fit Next-Gen iPads?
    If HotHardware is right, that means that the iPad 3 is essentially already a savings of up to $69*
    *Provided you've already bought a leather cover for your iPad 2. YMMV.

  • Microsoft Office Headed to the iPad?
    It'll be designed to exacting standards, be sleek and functional, and take your breath away. And now Office will run on it, too. (What's the opposite of lipstick on a pig?) [macgasm]

  • Facebook Entering Mobile Advertising in 2012?
    Not content with selling your personal location data to other ad agencies to make a quick buck, Facebook wants to make the slower, long-term bucks, too, according to ZDNet. Look, Facebook just wants a larger slice of the pie, is all. (And they know exactly what kind of pie you want, because they know about that bakery you "liked" that one time.)

  • Wii U Will Sell for $600?
    [No, I didn't forget to write something sarcastic. I'm just sitting here in shocked silence.][Complex]

  • Google to Release Siri Competitor, 'Majel'?
    And the first thing I thought was: "Oh, like in Barrett? Who played Nurse Chapel on the original Star Trek and who was the voice of all the computers in every series and all the movies?" Yep. Nerd. (At least I was right, it is named for her.) [AndroidAndMe]

Jeff Somogyi is the dealnews Media Editor. He'd like you to know that that was only about half of the trivia he knows about Majel Barrett-Rodenberry — though we can't tell if he's bragging or ashamed about that. See more of his trivial pursuits on Twitter or on his blog. You can also sign up for an email alert for all dealnews features.
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