December 21, 2006

New Phones Launched At Nokia World Conference

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Nokia introduced several new models at the Nokia World conference, all of which are scheduled to be available in the first quarter of next year.
The Nokia N95 will include a GPS (global positioning system), which provides accurate maps for any city in the world. The HSDPA-capable phone has 160MB built-in storage that can [...]

December 20, 2006

Samsung Phone Features Optical Joystick

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Samsung is launching the first handset to include an optical joystick.
The SCH-V960 handset is a slider cell phone with a joystick above the number pad. A user can control the joystick with their finger, activating the phone’s onscreen cursor. This could make it easier to operate the cell phone menus and reduce erroneous button-pushing [...]

December 17, 2006

iPhone with 2MP Camera Available in New Year

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Apple Computer’s iPod cell phone, which will include a 2.0-megapixel digital camera, is expected to arrive in the late first quarter or early second quarter of 2007.
According to a report in The China Times, the design of the device has been finalised and released for manufacturing. The iPhone will incorporate traditional cellular capabilities with [...]

December 16, 2006

Varioptic’s Liquid Lenses For Camera Phones Ready For Market

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Creative Sensors is increasing production of variable focus liquid lenses for zoom-enable camera phones, from 100,000 liquid lenses per month at the end of 2006, to 1 million units per month by the end of 2007. The lenses are being manufactured in Wuxi, China.
The developer of the liquid lens, French company Varioptic, agreed a [...]


New Photo Sharing and Synchronization Feature

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Alltel Wireless is developing a photo sharing and synchronization feature that will enable PC and Web photo collections to be viewed on mobile phones. It will also send camera phone pictures automatically to a PC and the Web, and allow users to share PC and Web photos from anywhere.
Alltel is launching the service with [...]

December 13, 2006

Neo Set to Launch Micro Phone

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Neo Products Ltd is preparing to launch a new generation of distinctively designed mobile camera phones, that are both fashionable and technologically advanced.
The company will launch the 808i handset in the Middle East in March 2007, then a month later in Europe. The handset, one of the smallest and lightest in the marketplace, weighs [...]

December 12, 2006

Flagship Entertainment PDA From Motorola - MOTOROKR E6

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Motorola, Inc. has launched its new flagship entertainment PDA - MOTOROKR E6. The device is an entertainment handset which is designed to enhance the lifestyles of professionals on the go with its simple and easy to use multimedia feature.
The E6 has been specifically designed to make it easy to capture special moments on camera, [...]


Sony Ericsson Launches W710i Mobile Phone in Middle East

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Sony Ericsson’s W710i phone is designed to support an active, sporty lifestyle. It includes a motion sensor and fitness applications to measure running speed, distance and time, or count steps when walking.
The phone features a Walkman® player, easy-to-use interface and is available in Performance Graphite and Hatha Violet. It also includes a 2 [...]

December 11, 2006

LG Electronics and Schneider-Kreuznach Partner For Camera Phone Development

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LG Electronics has partnered with Germany’s Schneider-Kreuznach, a supplier of quality camera lenses, to incorporate the German company’s lenses in LG’s camera phones.
It is the first time that Schneider-Kreuznach has partnered with a mobile phone company. LG’s upcoming handset, Shine, will be the first camera phone equipped with a certified Schneider-Kreuznach lens. It will be [...]


Cingular Wireless Introduces 3G Phone With PTT Technology

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Cingular Wireless, the largest wireless company in the United States, has launched the LG CU400, its first 3G phone to feature Push-to-Talk (PTT) technology.
PTT allows a user to discover if the intended recipient of the call is available to talk before the call is placed. The technology provides instant connection and allows users to [...]

December 7, 2006

Samsung Launches World’s Thinnest Cell Phones

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Samsung Electronics has released to market the Ultra Edition 6.9 (X820 bar design) and Ultra Edition 9.9 (D830 clamshell design) cell phones - the thinnest cell phones ever made.
The phones incorporate Agere Systems’ innovative chip packaging design. The technique is called package-on-package (stacking). A packaged memory chip is stacked on top of the baseband [...]

December 6, 2006

LG Brings Chocolate Folder Phone to UK

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LG has finally released the Chocolate folder phone in the UK. The company has released the U830, which has a better feature set that the original Chocolate slider, but is of a similar design.
Although the U830 is a 3G phone it is able to achieve HSDPA (3.5G) download speeds. It includes the same touch-sensitive [...]

December 5, 2006

Yahoo and Reuters Seek Camera Phone Images for News Service

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Yahoo and Reuters are launching a new service which could turn the millions of people with digital cameras and camera phones into photojournalists. Amateur photographers will be able to submit their digital news photos and videos to the service.
These may then be placed throughout Reuters.com and Yahoo News. Reuters also plans to distribute some [...]


02 Unveils XDA Orbit with Built-in GPS sat-nav

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O2 has announced the launch of the O2 Xda Orbit - the first O2 Xda with built-in GPS sat-nav. The device includes a 2.0 mega pixel camera, MP3 player, radio and WiFi functionality and uses the latest Windows Mobile OS 5 software to provide mobile Internet, e-mail and the same easy-to-use format as Microsoft Office. [...]

December 1, 2006

Nuance Communications’ Speech Technology Powers Pantech

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Nuance Communications, Inc., a supplier of speech and imaging solutions, has secured a contract to supply speech technology to Pantech Group, the second largest mobile phone company in South Korea and the seventh largest handset manufacturer in the world.
Nuance Communications’ speech solutions will power Pantech’s PG-6200, PG-8000 and PG-3700 handsets in multiple languages, [...]