Ultrathin Cameras Possible With ‘Folded’ Lens

Permalink: Ultrathin Cameras Possible With ‘Folded’ Lens by Jan Harris

Engineers at UC San Diego have developed new technology which could lead to lightweight, ultra-thin, high-resolution miniature cameras cell phones and other applications such as unmanned surveillance aircraft.
Researchers have built an ultrathin, powerful digital camera by ‘folding’ up the telephoto lens.
The revolutionary technique produces an imager about seven times more powerful than a [...]


Zink Develops Inkless Printing System For Phone Pics

Permalink: Zink Develops Inkless Printing System For Phone Pics by Jan Harris

Zink Imaging LLC is developing an i-pod sized portable device which makes it easy to print photos from digital cameras and phones.
The system uses zero ink - shorten this phrase down and you get ‘Zink’. Instead of ink the device uses heat to activate dye crystals embedded in special photo paper. The dye crystals [...]


Samsung i600 To Be Released In UK

Permalink: Samsung i600 To Be Released In UK by Jan Harris

The Samsung i600 smartphone, which is also known as the BlackJack, will be released in the UK in February by Expansys.
The 3G device, which is aimed at the same segment of the market as the Motorola Q, features Windows Mobile 5.0, a 1.3 megapixel primary camera plus a VGA video telephony camera, stereo Bluetooth, [...]


New ASUS P735 Comes Equipped For Work and Pleasure

Permalink: New ASUS P735 Comes Equipped For Work and Pleasure by Jan Harris

ASUSTeK Computer Inc has launched the ASUS P735 a 3G PC Phone which provides all the features a user requires both in and out of the office.
The P735 features network connectivity, video conferencing, multimedia applications and other business functions to ensure that a user can access the information they need to make business decisions, [...]


Tianyu B832 Anti-Theft Phone Released

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The Tianyu B832 anti-theft phone has been released in China and Hong Kong.
The phone features dual-band GSM and innovative anti-theft features. If a thief steals the phone and changes the SIM card, an SMS message is sent to the rightful owner’s old phone number.
Provided the owner buys a new phone with the [...]


HTC and T-Mobile Launch Ameo Smartphone

Permalink: HTC and T-Mobile Launch Ameo Smartphone by Jan Harris

HTC, the smartphone and PDA manufactuer has launched its latest smartphone exclusively with T-Mobile in the Germany and the Netherlands. It is not known if the phone will be available on the T-Mobile network in the UK.
The HTC Ameo is a Windows Mobile-powered device with a 3.5-inch touchscreen display and unique fold out QWERTY [...]


World’s First Touch Screen Mobile Phone

Permalink: World’s First Touch Screen Mobile Phone by Jan Harris

LG Electronics, the consumer electronics and mobile phone manufacturer, and luxury brand PRADA, have launched the world’s first completely touch screen mobile phone in a joint venture.
Instead of a traditional keypad, the PRADA phone by LG (KE850) is equipped with an advanced touch panel interface.
The phone features the trademark technology of LG coupled with [...]


Samsung Releases Super Thin Camera Phone

Permalink: Samsung Releases Super Thin Camera Phone by Jan Harris

Pictures of Samsung’s slimmest ever mobile phone have been released on an Italian technology website.
Although the Ultra Edition 5.9 hasn’t yet been formally released, the site also included a few specifications.
The phone is said to be a triband/GSM phone, with a 3.2MP camera. It also features an MP3 player, video recorder, mobile TV [...]


Cell Phone Photos To Alert New York Emergency Services

Permalink: Cell Phone Photos To Alert New York Emergency Services by Jan Harris

New York is developing a system for accepting cell phone photos from citizens in its 9-1-1 and 3-1-1 call centers.
In August 2006 PowerPhone, the Connecticut-based 9-1-1 training and technology company, revealed the first system for delivering cell phone photos from 9-1-1 callers directly to call handlers.
The company demonstrated the new technology, called Incident [...]


Nokia Patents Voice Tag Technology

Permalink: Nokia Patents Voice Tag Technology by Jan Harris

The US Patent & Trademark Office has granted Nokia a patent for using voice tags to file camera phone pictures.
Many mobile handsets store pictures in a single image folder. When the folder is full, another is automatically created. Other handsets store images in separate folders with pre-defined labels such as ‘vacation’ or ‘friends’.
A [...]


Samsung Launches Tactile Feedback Mobile Phone

Permalink: Samsung Launches Tactile Feedback Mobile Phone by Jan Harris

Immersion Corporation, a developer and licensor of touch feedback technology, has announced the new Samsung SCH-W559, the first touchscreen-based mobile phone to use Immersion’s VibeTonz® System to provide tactile feedback.
The SCH-W559 features a large 260,000-color QVGA LCD touchscreen display, which replaces the usual mechanical keypad. Users receive confirming tactile cues when they press graphical onscreen [...]


Samsung Launches New Ultra phones

Permalink: Samsung Launches New Ultra phones by Jan Harris

At the Consumer Electronics show in Las Vegas Samsung unveiled three new models in its Ultra range: the F300, F500 and i600.
Each phone has a specialist focus. The F300 is labelled ‘Ultra Music’, the F500 ‘Ultra Video’ and the i600 ‘Ultra Messaging’.
One side of the F300’s face is dedicated to phone controls, the other [...]


Face-recognition Camera Phone Launched by Pantech

Permalink: Face-recognition Camera Phone Launched by Pantech by Jan Harris

Pantech Group has launched the IM-U170 mobile phone, which includes digital camera features capable of recognizing a user’s face.
The IM-U170 clamshell phone has a magnesium case and metallic keypad illuminated with electroluminescent light.
The phone’s facial recognition technology traces the movement of the user’s face as an input rather than other controls. Users can [...]


February Launch for LG Electronics’ Shine

Permalink: February Launch for LG Electronics’ Shine by Jan Harris

LG Electronics plans to launch its new handset, LG Shine, into the UK in February.
The UK launch is the first phase of a global distribution programme for the phone, which will be available in markets across the world by Q2 2007.
Shine was made available in Korea in November, and LG has already sold [...]


Nokia Announces N93i Video Camera Phone

Permalink: Nokia Announces N93i Video Camera Phone by Jan Harris

Nokia has upgraded the design of its camcorder phone. While the originalN93 was very bulky, the N93i is significantly lighter and a tenth of an inch thinner. It has a super-shiny mirror finish.
Like the original N93, the N93i supports DVD-like video recording and provides 3G WCDMA support for European users.
The N93i features [...]


New CDM8935 Phone From UTStarcom

Permalink: New CDM8935 Phone From UTStarcom by Jan Harris

Despite the tiny size of UTStarcomm Inc’s CDM8935 phone - less than four cubic inches and less than three ounches in weight - it is equipped with a CMOS 310K camera and a 1.5″ 262K color TFT display.
The device is one of the smallest wireless CDMA camera phones in North America and fits easily into [...]


Nokia Launches 6131 NFC Credit Card Phone

Permalink: Nokia Launches 6131 NFC Credit Card Phone by Brian Turner

Nokia demonstrated its new 6131 NFC (near field communication) phone which doubles as a credit card, at the CES show in Las Vegas.
The Nokia 6131 NFC is being used in trials in New York City, in cooperation with Mastercard, Citibank and Cingular. The NFC shell around the flip phone allows it to [...]


Samsung Unveils 10MP Cameraphone at CES 2007

Permalink: Samsung Unveils 10MP Cameraphone at CES 2007 by Brian Turner

Samsung launched the first ever 10MP camera phone, the SCH-B600, at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2007 in Las Vegas. B600. It also unveiled a 3.2MP camera phone and several Ultra Edition handsets for the US market.
The SCH-B600 differs significantly from the V770 7MP camera phone - it is 6mm thinner and 10g [...]


Motorola V3xx - Now Available Free on Monthly Contract

Permalink: Motorola V3xx - Now Available Free on Monthly Contract by Brian Turner

Motorola Razr V3xx is now available free on a monthly contract. The V3xx is about the same size as the original Razr V3 but it includes HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) connectivity allowing users to browse the Internet at almost the same speed as with a desktop PC.
The Razr V3xx also includes a [...]


Samsung’s New CMOS Image Sensor Reduces Camera Phone Size

Permalink: Samsung’s New CMOS Image Sensor Reduces Camera Phone Size by Brian Turner

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd has introduced the first 3Mpixel CMOS image sensor (CIS) with a 1/4-inch lens aperture. The sensor is suitable for ultraslim camera phones and delivers digital still camera picture quality to mobile handsets.
The 1.75µm pixel, 1/4-inch lens aperture CMOS image sensor incorporates high-resolution sensor technology from Samsung with a high-speed [...]