November 29, 2006

New Panorama Software For Camera Phones

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Scalado, the photo software company, has launched a software package to enable camera phones to take wide panorama photos by joining several photos in sequence.
The software features innovative technology which stitches numerous images together in order to create a single, specialised photograph. The panoramic photo is produced automatically by simply clicking a button on [...]


Nokia Launches 6086 GSM/UMA camera phone

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Nokia has announced four new mobile phones including the Nokia 6086, a UMA (Unlicensed Mobile Access) handset designed to allow its users to stay in touch whatever their environment.
The Nokia 6086 is a quad-based GSM and UMA camera phone with a large keypad and intuitive user interface. Dimensions are 92 mm x 46 mm [...]

November 28, 2006

OKI Develops Iris Recognition for Camera-equipped Mobile Phones and PDAs

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Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd., a Tokyo-base telecommunications manufacturer, has successfully developed Iris Recognition Technology which manufacturers will be able to include in mobile phones and PDAs.
The technology is based on OKI’s original iris recognition algorithm using standard optical cameras equipped in mobile terminals. The company plans to start distributing the product worldwide in [...]

November 23, 2006

STMicroelectronics Develops Miniature Camera Modules

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STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor company, is working in partnership with researchers at Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh to develop the next generation of mobile phone cameras.
In a £2 million project, the partnership aims to design and develop innovative new miniature camera modules which include auto focus and zoom capabilities, but very few moving parts. [...]

November 22, 2006

Digital Copies On The Go For Camera Phone Users

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Qipit, a service for turning written or printed information into digital copy that can be stored and shared on the go, and ShoZu, a leading free service for accessing, saving and sharing photos, podcasts, videos and music, have announced the integration of qipit(TM) with ShoZu Share-It(TM) for camera phone users.
Using qipit and Share-It together [...]

November 20, 2006

LG launch auto-recording DMB phone

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LG Electronics has extended its mobile phone portfolio with the launch of the SB-120 - the world’s first ‘time-machine’ satellite DMB phone.
Worldwide handset sales are forecast to reach one billion a year by 2009 and advanced technology phones, which provide a wide range of functions, are expected to feature strongly in the global mobile market. [...]

November 17, 2006

New white LED Driver From Analog Devices For Camera-Phone Flash

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Analog Devices, Inc., a global leader in signal processing technologies and high-performance semiconductors for digital cameras, is launching a white LED driver for camera-phone flash.
The driver uses a new portable power management technique, which maintains picture quality even when the battery power is limited by the demands of multiple phone functions operating simultaneously. An [...]

November 15, 2006

Ontela Secures Funds for PicDeck Mobile Imaging Platform

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Ontela, a mobile imaging company based in Seattle, has secured funding from Hunt Ventures, Oak Investment Partners and Voyager Capital to market its PicDeck mobile imaging platform in 2007. The product has been undergoing closed service trials.
Ontela’s technology automatically, reliably, and securely transfers photos from consumers’ camera phones to their PCs and online [...]

November 14, 2006

Hewlett-Packard Improves Picture Quality for Camera Phones

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Hewlett-Packard expects its photo-enhancing technology to be available on camera-equipped cell phones next year.
The technology was originally designed for the company’s own range of digital cameras. It improves picture quality by automatically correcting and enhancing images. The technology is expected to encourage consumers to print their camera-phone images and save them in the same [...]

November 13, 2006

LG Ax245 Bluetooth Camera Phone Launched

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Alltel Wireless, the wireless network operator, has started offering the AX245 Bluetooth camera phone from LG Electronics, Inc. Alltel is the first carrier to make the handset available to customers.
The handset, which features a sleek, clamshell design, includes hands-free Bluetooth technology, a VGA camera with flash, Axcess Web capability and Axcess picture messaging. It also [...]

November 11, 2006

Samsung Launches BlackJack Smart Phone

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Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd is launching the BlackJack smart phone at Cingular Wireless L.L.C. It will retail at $200, after a $100 mail-in rebate, with a two-year contract.
The Samsung Blackjack is an ultra-thin lightweight QWERTY, which will compete with devices such as the Motorola Inc. Q and the Nokia Corp. E62.
The phone runs [...]

November 9, 2006

Motorola launches 2.0 Megapixel Camera Phone on Nextel Network

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Motorola has launched the i880, the first 2.0 megapixel camera phone available on nextel network.
The 2.0 megapixel camera/camcorder provides picture resolution sharp enough for quality 5×7 prints and lifelike video playback with sound. The i880 also includes an integrated music player that can play MP3s, audio files and audio podcasts, through front dual-ported speakers [...]

November 8, 2006

RFI Global Services Launches Camera-phone Module Testing

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RFI Global Services has launched the first camera-phone module test services to be approved by Nokia and STMicroelectronics, the founder members of the Standard Mobile Imaging Architecture (SMIA) forum. The aim of the SMIA forum is to streamline and accelerate camera module development.
Demand for camera phones and other mobile imaging devices has been high, with [...]

November 7, 2006

GestureTek-Enabled Game Launched on Camera Phone

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Super Happy Fun Fun has launched the 3D Tilt-a-World game on Verizon VCAST mobile phones. 3D Tilt-a-World is the first game to use GestureTek’s EyeMobile Engine technology which enables developers to use a phone’s camera for motion-controlled gaming.
The game features several polygonal mazes for gamers to roll their ball through and is similar [...]

November 6, 2006

Tel-Me To Launch Europe’s First Two Mega Pixel Camera Phone

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Austrian manufacturer, Tel-Me, is expected to launch the first GSM phone for the European market with a two-mega pixel camera, later in 2006.
The T939 uses the Windows CE operating system, rather than Windows Mobile OS which features on the Motorola MPx200 and Orange SPV. It includes Microsoft Office applications, Instant Messaging, a web [...]

November 5, 2006

Video photo frame from Linx

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Linx has launched the audio digital photo frame Photo 8W.
The frame has an 8-inch display to showcase images and video by playing them from a memory card or from a PC through the USB. It includes built-in 1.5W speakers, allowing the user to play music while viewing the slideshow, or playback audio from home [...]