April 10, 2003: First Blu-Ray Player, 1989: Intel 486 Introduced
2003 – Sony Blu-Ray players hit store shelves for the first time. The BDZ-S77 was the first model, but didn’t sell too well because of the $3800 price tag attached to it. Add to it no movies available in the Blu-Ray format just yet. In fact, the first Blu-Ray movies didn’t hit shelves until June 20, 2006. 50 First Dates, the Fifth Element, Hitch, Terminator and Charlies Angels: Full Throttle were the first titles to be released.
1989– At Spring Comdex, Intel introduced the 25 MHz 80486 microprocessor. The processor would integrate the math co-processor into one chip (the 386’s compendium included the 387 math co-processor). Price $900
Wikazine – Full Day in Tech History podcast show notes for April 10
- National DNA Database is launched in the UK
- Fox Trot debuts
- Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis anounce they would like to buy Skype back from eBay.