March 30, 2007

Motorola Launches MC35 PDA/Phone

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Motorola has launched the MC35a PDA phone, which is targeted at mobile salespeople.
The device, which includes a barcode scanner, GPS and Bluetooth, is an update of the MC50 durable enterprise PDA made by Symbol which Motorola acquired in January. The MC35 uses software to decode barcodes through the camera.
While the MC50 used Wi-Fi and [...]

March 29, 2007

Nokia launches 5070 and 5700 phones

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Nokia has launched the 5700 XpressMusic phone, a 3G Symbian Series 60 smartphone with a twist design to switch between multi-media functions.
The 5700 features a music player, two-megapixel camera and video calling. It supports all music file formats - WMA, MP3, AAC, eAAC+ and MP4. It also supports DRM coded tunes to allow users to [...]

March 28, 2007

23half Inc launches camera phone search technology

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23half Inc, a California-based company which specialises in innovative technologies to extend the use of camera phones, has announced the availability of the beta version of Thrrum Visual Search.
Thrrum Visual Search effectively transforms a camera phone into a visual information browser. It integrates visual recognition and information search technologies to hyperlink physical objects with [...]

March 27, 2007

Sony Ericsson launches W580 Walkman phone

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Sony Ericsson has announced the W580 Walkman, a stylish 2.0 megapixel camera phone with full Walkman music capabilities.
The slider phone can store up to 470 full-length tracks. It is distributed with Disc2Phone music management software and USB cable in the box, making it easy to transfer music from a computer to the phone.
The [...]

March 26, 2007

Zyxel launches Skype smartphone

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Zyxal is launching a new converged WiFi/GPRS/GSM quad-band V660 smartphone with built-in VPN support in the UK.
The Skype phone will enable users to make and receive voice over wireless LAN (VoWLAN) calls, either fixed or mobile through one single device. It also provides web, and instant messaging services.
The phone includes Microsoft Windows Mobile [...]

March 23, 2007

Accelerometers could enhance camera phones pictures

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Analog Devices, which manufactures accelerometers - the motion-sensing technology used in Nintendo’s Wii video game - believes the market is set for rapid growth as the technology is increasingly employed in cell phones.
The company expects more and more devices to start using motion sensors, particularly MEM (microelectromechanical) accelerometers.
The technology will be used in [...]

March 22, 2007

Pantech unveils magnetic levitation slider phone

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Korea’s Pantech Group, will launch a magnetic levitation slider phone in April.
Magnetic levitation, or maglev, suspends an object above another object with a magnetic field.
Pantech utilises the technology in the phone’s slider mechanism - the top half of the slider moves via magnetic power.
As the technology replaces the springs which are traditionally [...]

March 21, 2007

LG KE850 Prada available in UK

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The LG KE850 Prada, one of the world’s first completely touch-sensitive mobile phone, is now available in the UK through Mobilephone24.co.uk.
Fashion house Prada and LG Electronics have together created a sylish, 2-megapixel camera phone with an extra-wide LCD touch screen which eliminates the need for a keypad.
The camera features a Schneider-Kreuznach lens, and [...]

March 20, 2007

Longcheer G300 Phone features GPS module

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Longcheer, a Chinese manufacturer of handheld devices, has integrated the LEA-4S GPS module from u-blox AG into its G300 phone.
u-blox AG is a leading Swiss provider of GPS receivers. The AG LEA-4S GPS provides a cost-effective solution with a high level of sensitivity, together with low power consumption.
The G300 GPS phone also features [...]

March 19, 2007

Touchmate Launches World’s Smallest Mobile Phone

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Touchmate, a Dubai-based company, has launched Diamond Cam Mobile TM-M800G - the world’s smallest mobile phone.
The phone measures just 3cm x 9cm and weighs 99gms, but is still packed with features including mp3 and mp4 capability, 128MB memory expandable by a T-Flash slot, speaker functionality, and dual USB and power chargeability.
It also incorporates [...]

March 16, 2007

E-TEN announces first HSDPA phone

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E-TEN unveiled glofiish X800 at CeBIT 2007, its new Pocket PC phone with HSDPA (3.5G) connectivity for high-speed Internet access on the go.
The X800 has a 400MHz Samsung SC3 2442 processor with 128MB Flash ROM and 64MB SDRAM, and features Wi-Fi connectivity.
The device also features a VGA (640×480-pixels) colour touchscreen and runs on [...]

March 15, 2007

ASUS announces P526 PDA

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The new ASUS P526 PDA / camera phone comes with Windows Mobile 6.0 (WM6) and allows users to enjoy the ‘Live’ functions of Windows Live.
It also delivers business solutions and integrates Windows Live mobile services allowing users to communicate via instant messaging chats, blog updates, e-mails and file transfers.
The PDA can use Windows [...]

March 14, 2007

Sony Ericsson announces Walkman W660

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Sony Ericsson’s new Walkman phone, the W660, features 3G connectivity and a tactile finish in either record black and rose red.
The company has also launched the MPS-75 speakers, which snap-on to the handset so that tracks stored on the device can be played out loud.
The phone includes TrackID, which identifies pieces of music, [...]

March 13, 2007

T-Mobile offers MDA Mail smart phone in UK

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T-Mobile UK has made its MDA Mail smart phone available to buy in the UK for around £70 on a Flext monthly contract with its Web’n’Walk data tariff.
The BlackBerry-like quad-band phone is better know as the HTC S620 ‘Excalibur’.
The handset weighs 130g and measures 11.6 x 6.3 x 1.3cm. It features GSM/GPRS connectivity, [...]

March 12, 2007

Micron introduces 8 megapixels camera sensor

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Idaho, US-based Micron Technology, launched an 8 megapixel camera image sensor at the Photo Marketing Association trade show in Las Vegas.
The sensor is based on CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor) technology, which is commonly used to make computer processors, as opposed to CCD (charge-coupled device) technology-based sensors which are used in most consumer cameras. [...]

March 9, 2007

Sony launches wireless Cyber-shot digital camera

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Sony has launched the Cyber-shot DSC-G1 - its first wireless Cyber-Shot digital camera.
The 6-megapixel digicam can send photos to other Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA)-enabled cameras and PCs. The technology is key to the development of a platform for networked photo communication.
The camera has a number of impressive features including a 3.5-inch, 921k [...]

March 8, 2007

Microsoft demos camera phone map search technology

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Microsoft is developing innovative map search technology which allows a user to take a camera phone photo of a building, send it to a database and receive back a map and information about the location.
The service is one of over 40 new technologies and ideas which Microsoft is demonstrating at its research department’s annual [...]

March 7, 2007

Mobiola turns Symbian phone into webcam

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Warelex LLC, a leading mobile application developer, has produced a download which turns a Symbian smartphone into a high-quality webcam.
The company’s Mobiola Web Camera software, which is designed for easy installation, comprises two components: a client application which is installed on the smartphone; and a webcam PC driver.
The software is compatible with any Windows [...]

March 6, 2007

March release for LG KE850 Prada phone

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The LG KE850 Prada phone will be released on 10 March and is available for pre-order for $900 on Popular Electronics’ Web site.
The feature-packed candy bar phone, which measures 3.9 by 2.1 by 0.5 inches, features a touch screen interface with glowing icons, a 2-megapixel camera (complete with a Schneider-Kreuznach lens), Bluetooth, support for [...]

March 5, 2007

Tessera focuses on higher quality camera phones

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Tessera, a US-based provider of miniaturization technologies for the electronics industry has acquired Israeli technology firm Eyesquad, in a move that could lead to the development of cell phone cameras so advanced that they can compete with long lens professional cameras in terms of picture quality.
Tessera’s $24 million takeover of Eyesquad, completes a two-year [...]