I saw this morning that Weblogs Inc. has launched a spinoff of the super-popular Engadget, called Engadget Mobile.
Apparently, the new site will focus solely on mobile phones, PDAs, etc. Begging the question, why?
Isn’t this type of gadget what Engadget was covering before? That’s why I read it. Sure, they covered other weird stuff, and the sheer volume of posts (
since the bloggers had a quota of x number of posts per day Peter Rojas posted a comment explaining that they don’t use a quote for posts at Engadget) made it seem like most of the posts were really a stretch.
At any rate, I’m subscribed, and it will be interesting to see the evolution of this site and the original Engadget. At first blush, it seems like a money grab – sort of like spinning a character off of a popular sitcom into their own show. We’ll see if it flops or takes off…