February 28, 2007

SPV M700 available on Orange UK

Permalink: SPV M700 available on Orange UK by Jan Harris

The latest model in the SPV range, the SPV M700, is now available on the UK Orange mobile phone network.
A black version of the phone will be available in the UK, alongside the white model.
The SPV M700 (also known as HTC Trinity) includes built-in Sat Nav powered by Webraska. Maps and live traffic [...]


Mobile device in a glove?

Permalink: Mobile device in a glove? by Brian Turner

When I described the Ultimate Mobile Device, I always imagined something that the user would wear on the wrist.
I guess a big part is that in science fiction TV and film, people would often use communicators set up on their arms.
Well, it looks like some manufacturers are indeed looking beyond the device itself as separate [...]

February 27, 2007

World’s First Red-Eye Technology for Camera Phones

Permalink: World’s First Red-Eye Technology for Camera Phones by Jan Harris

FotoNation has announced the world’s first red-eye correction technology directly embedded into a mobile phone.
The Red-Eye Correction Technology software automatically detects red-eye and corrects it, allowing camera phone users to take red-eye-free photos and eliminating the need to retouch them later on a computer. The company claims a detection rate of 70-80% with a [...]

February 26, 2007

Elle announces No3 Glamphone

Permalink: Elle announces No3 Glamphone by Jan Harris

Alcatel, in partnership with Elle magazine, has announced the Elle No3 Glamphone, which will be released in the UK in June.
The chrome slider phone with a 1.3 mega pixel digital camera, is part of Alcatel’s ‘Strut Down the Catwalk’ range, which targets fashion editors and designers.
Elle No3 Glamphone is available in a variety [...]

February 24, 2007

OmniVision Provides 5 Megapixel Module for Mobiles

Permalink: OmniVision Provides 5 Megapixel Module for Mobiles by Jan Harris

OmniVision Technologies’ latest development brings high-resolution cameras closer for the mainstream mobile handset market.
The company has developed a 5.17 megapixel camera module for mobile handsets based on the OV5623 CameraChip sensor.
The affordable module measures 14mm x 14mm x 8.75mm and has auto-focus capability, providing high image quality and camera performance.
The OV5623 CameraChip [...]

February 23, 2007

Sharp develops widescreen PDA

Permalink: Sharp develops widescreen PDA by Jan Harris

Sharp plans to launch a widescreen PDA, running Windows Mobile 5.0, in March. The company is developing its EM-One PDA in conjunction with Japanese carrier EMobile.
The device will feature a TV tuner, WiFi, Bluetooth and 1.3-megapixel camera. It has a 4.1″ screen with WVGA (800 pixels by 480 pixels) resolution and a QWERTY keyboard [...]

February 22, 2007

BlackBerry 8800 Smartphone Introduced

Permalink: BlackBerry 8800 Smartphone Introduced by Jan Harris

Research In Motion has launched the BlackBerry 8800 smartphone, the thinnest BlackBerry handset to date.
The stylish phone features a full, highly tactile QWERTY keyboard and Research In Motion’s trackball navigation system.
The quad-band GSM/GPRS and EDGE-enabled BlackBerry 8800 provides integrated support for voice and data applications, including phone, email, text messaging, web browser, organizer, [...]


Mobile developers get toolkit

Permalink: Mobile developers get toolkit by Brian Turner

So, if the mobile device is the communications center of the future, what’s coming next?
Well, if the marketers have anything to do with it, the mobile device will become the next big platform for permission marketing. Or simply marketing.
Already some marketers are touting that mobile as the billboard of the future.
While the big companies are [...]


The Apple iPhone and Cisco - Now what for mobiles?

Permalink: The Apple iPhone and Cisco - Now what for mobiles? by Brian Turner

So, Apple and Cisco have decided to bury the hatchet on the iPhone trademark dispute. Now both companies will promote iPhone products.
While Apple’s foray into the name was widely expected, it was surprising to discover Cisco already held the trademark. However, observers soon noted that the Cisco claim was tenuous at best.
So now it’s a [...]

February 21, 2007

OmniVision Provides 5 Megapixel Module for Mobiles

Permalink: OmniVision Provides 5 Megapixel Module for Mobiles by Jan Harris

OmniVision Technologies’ latest development brings high-resolution cameras closer for the mainstream mobile handset market.
The company has developed a 5.17 megapixel camera module for mobile handsets based on the OV5623 CameraChip sensor.
The affordable module measures 14mm x 14mm x 8.75mm and has auto-focus capability, providing high image quality and camera performance.
The OV5623 CameraChip [...]


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 20, 2007

Kodak collaborates on cell phone pictures

Permalink: Kodak collaborates on cell phone pictures by Jan Harris

Eastman Kodak Co is collaborating with US software company Exclaim, to make it easier to upload, print and share camera phone pictures.
While millions of pictures are taken with camera phones, only a very small percentage are ever printed.
Kodak and Exclaim have introduced Kodak Mobile Link - a cellular program which enables camera phone [...]


The Ultimate Mobile Device

Permalink: The Ultimate Mobile Device by Brian Turner

The Age of Information is bringing about the convergence of a range of technologies.
The internet, digital media, home entertainment - and mobile devices - are all moving slowly but surely towards a single goal.
The result? The Ultimate Mobile Device.
At present we have separate devices for different functions: the computer for the internet, the TV for [...]

February 19, 2007

Fujitsu promotes sublimage technology

Permalink: Fujitsu promotes sublimage technology by Jan Harris

Fujitsu is promoting a technology which can encode data into a picture which is invisible to the human eye but can be decoded by a mobile phone with a camera.
The technology takes advantage of fact that the human eye does not easily see the colour yellow. The yellow hue in a magazine picture, [...]

February 16, 2007

Samsung SGH E590 Feature-packed Phone

Permalink: Samsung SGH E590 Feature-packed Phone by Jan Harris

For a mid-range camera phone the Samsung SGH E590 has a surprising number of features.
The phone boasts a fast GPRS/EGDE internet connection, a 3 megapixel digital camera with auto focus and large 1.79 inch colour screen. The handset fully supports multimedia files and includes an FM radio, MP3 and video player. It supports Bluetooth [...]

February 15, 2007

Sony Ericsson Awarded For Best 3GSM Handset

Permalink: Sony Ericsson Awarded For Best 3GSM Handset by Jan Harris

The K800 Cyber-shot camera phone from Sony Ericsson, has won the GSM Association’s Best 3GSM Mobile Handset 2007 award.
The K800, which was launched in 2006, is the first Sony Ericsson Cyber-shot camera phone, which combines a performance 3.2 Megapixel camera and a 3G mobile handset, enabling images to be shared quickly and easily.
Since [...]

February 14, 2007

Face Tracking Technology For Camera Phones

Permalink: Face Tracking Technology For Camera Phones by Jan Harris

FotoNation, which specialises in digital imaging connectivity software, has launched ‘Face Tracker’, the world’s first face detection and tracking technology for Camera Phones.
FotoNation FaceTracker was made possible through advances in digital image capture technology. The system detects the presence of a person’s face, and its position at up to 30 frames per second [...]

February 13, 2007

Image Sensor Innovations For Camera Phones

Permalink: Image Sensor Innovations For Camera Phones by Jan Harris

Micron Technology Inc, a leading provider of advanced semiconductor solutions, introduced its new range of image sensors at the 2007 3GSM World Congress.
The sensors, which provide a powerful imaging platform for next-generation camera phones, were developed using a tiny 1.75-micron pixel design. They come in 5, 3 and 1.3-megapixel resolution.
Advancements in imaging technology [...]

February 12, 2007

Omnivision Launches TrueFocus Camera At 3GSM

Permalink: Omnivision Launches TrueFocus Camera At 3GSM by Jan Harris

At the 3GSM conference in Barcelona, OmniVision, the semiconductor imaging company, launched a 3 mega pixel camera phone lens which doesn’t need focusing before a picture is taken.
The TrueFocus camera, which uses Wavefront Coding technology, allows the user to snap a photo instantly without having to wait for the lens to focus and perhaps [...]

February 9, 2007

Scalado Demonstrates CAPS Imaging Technology

Permalink: Scalado Demonstrates CAPS Imaging Technology by Jan Harris

Scalado AB, an imaging software development company, is demonstrating its new CAPS imaging technology at the 3GSM World Congress 2007 in Barcelona from 12-18 February.
CAPS, a patented imaging software engine for camera phones, will be integrated into a number of next-generation camera phone platforms in 2007.
Together with multi mega-pixel cameraphones, CAPS software will [...]