April 30, 2007

75% of UK mobile phones feature a camera

Permalink: 75% of UK mobile phones feature a camera by Jan Harris

According to a survey by M:Metrics, the mobile market authority, over 50% of US mobile phone users now have a camera phone, representing a total of 106 million phones, while in the UK 75% of mobile phones have a camera.
The boom in camera phones has led to a fall in sales of mobile wallpaper [...]

April 27, 2007

T-Mobile announces availability of Sidekick iD

Permalink: T-Mobile announces availability of Sidekick iD by Jan Harris

T-Mobile has announced the immediate availability of the Sidekick iD smartphone, initially in the US.
The phone, which is designed for younger consumers, has an easily customisable exterior with removable and replaceable panels in a variety of colours, shades and patterns.
Its rich communications capabilities include voice calling and a variety of options for messaging. [...]

April 26, 2007

DoCoMo phones feature motion-sensing technology

Permalink: DoCoMo phones feature motion-sensing technology by Jan Harris

NTT DoCoMo of Japan is embedding EyeMobile gesture-recognition technology from GestureTek into two new FOMA 904i series handsets.
The new phones will be released in Japan this month. They will initially use the motion-sensing technology for games and will be able to use gesture-sensing for map browsing later in the year.
The technology will eventually be [...]

April 25, 2007

Digital camera sales to peak in 2010

Permalink: Digital camera sales to peak in 2010 by Jan Harris

Market intelligence company IDC expects digital camera sales to reach 114 million units in 2007, an increase of 8%, but to peak in 2010 as the market reaches saturation point.
Traditional film cameras are rapidly being replaced by digital cameras, and camera manufacturers are already promoting products for customers who want to upgrade their electronic [...]

April 24, 2007

Joint venture develops anti-reflection lenses

Permalink: Joint venture develops anti-reflection lenses by Jan Harris

Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) and Ito Optical Industrial Co Ltd are jointly developing a technology for low cost mass-production of resin lenses with an anti-reflection function.
A microstructure of metal nanoparticle is formed on the surface of the die used for injection moulding of the resin lens, to [...]

April 23, 2007

Industrial Computers introduces Archer Field PC/PDA

Permalink: Industrial Computers introduces Archer Field PC/PDA by Jan Harris

Industrial Computers of Easthampnett, West Sussex, has launched the Archer Field PC/PDA.
The device is designed to be durable in extreme environments. It is compact in size and weighs less than 17 ounces, making it ideal for those in need of a pocket-sized Field PC for rugged applications.
The sturdy casing is made of lightweight magnesium [...]

April 20, 2007

Samsung i600 available from Orange

Permalink: Samsung i600 available from Orange by Jan Harris

Orange is planning to sell the Samsung i600 handset in the UK.
The i600 smartphone is a slim, streamlined handset with a host of features including a 1.3 megapixel camera with 2x digital zoom and video recording capabilities, a full QWERTY keyboard, auto flash, advanced MP3 player and a large colour screen.
The device is [...]

April 19, 2007

EMI & Warner in camera software deal with ShoZu

Permalink: EMI & Warner in camera software deal with ShoZu by Jan Harris

EMI Music and Atlantic Records UK have separately entered into deals with mobile content provider ShoZu, to allow selected artists to instantly upload live video footage and photographs from their phones onto social networking websites.
ShoZu’s patented technology uses data replication, which allows content to synchronise in the background without interrupting normal use of the phone. [...]

April 18, 2007

Nokia announces 6120 Classic with HSDPA

Permalink: Nokia announces 6120 Classic with HSDPA by Jan Harris

Nokia has introduced the Nokia 6120 Classic, a compact phone with HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) to provide downloads up to 10 times faster than possible over usual WCDMA networks.
The phone features a 2.0-megapixel camera with 4x digital zoom, flash and panorama mode for taking high-quality photograph.
It also has a second camera in [...]

April 13, 2007

New LG Shine KE770 launches in Russia

Permalink: New LG Shine KE770 launches in Russia by Jan Harris

LG has announced the KE770 Shine phone in Moscow, prior to its debut in Russia in May.
The handset, at 9.9mm, is thinner than previous Shine models, but the phone has a similar specification.
It features a 262k colour, 240 x 320 display, megapixel camera with auto-focus; Bluetooth standard; up to 50MB of user-accessible memory [...]

April 12, 2007

Dell drops Axim PDA range

Permalink: Dell drops Axim PDA range by Jan Harris

Dell has withdrawn the latest Axim X51 product family from direct sale and has no plans for a successor.
The Axim X51 has been removed from Dell.com, although a number of third-party handhelds, including GPS devices and unlocked smartphones from leading manufacturers that feature the latest technology are available.
Dell is continuing to provide technical [...]

April 11, 2007

Micron Technology develops SOC sensor with anti-shake feature

Permalink: Micron Technology develops SOC sensor with anti-shake feature by Jan Harris

Micron Technology, Inc. has developed a 1/4-inch, 3-megapixel complete camera system-on-chip (SOC) sensor for mobile handsets with an anti-shake feature which reduces image blurring.
Blurry images can occur when pictures are taken in low-light conditions where the shutter remains open for a longer period of time to collect enough light to take the picture.
A [...]

April 10, 2007

UBiQUiO announces 503G Windows Mobile 6 Smartphone

Permalink: UBiQUiO announces 503G Windows Mobile 6 Smartphone by Jan Harris

UBiQUiO announced the UBiQUiO 503G at CTIA Wireless 2007 in Florida. The quad-band phone is unlocked for use on most cellular networks.
It is powered by a 520MHz Intel Bulverde processor and features HSDPA 3G wireless technology, which supports speeds up to 3.6 Mbps. It also features Windows Mobile 6 software.
Windows Mobile 6 allows [...]

April 5, 2007

LG Prada phone features AMD Imageon technology

Permalink: LG Prada phone features AMD Imageon technology by Jan Harris

AMD has announced that the new touch-screen KE850 Prada phone by LG Electronics includes AMD multi-media technology.
The sleek phone, which is just 12 mm thick, features a 2 Mpixel camera with a Schneider-Kreuznach lens, video player and MP3 music player, all of which are powered by the AMD Imageon 2282 media processor.
The phone [...]

April 4, 2007

Nokia N95 now available

Permalink: Nokia N95 now available by Jan Harris

With the new Nokia N95 phone you can leave your standalone camera at home. The device features a 5 mega pixel, Carl Zeiss-designed camera and a video which takes 30 frames per second.
The camera’s specification is impressive - Resolution: 2582 x 1944 pixels; CMOS sensor; Mechanical shutter:1/1000 to 1/3s; Focal length: 5.6 mm; F-Stop/Aperture: [...]

April 3, 2007

LG Smartphone features ClearPad touch screen

Permalink: LG Smartphone features ClearPad touch screen by Jan Harris

The LG Prada, an upcoming smartphone, is the first phone to use ClearPad technology from Synaptics. ClearPad is an optically clear display solution for creating a fully adaptive user interface.
The ClearPad touch screen replaces traditional mechanical keys. It adapts to present information and controls a user needs at any given moment.
ClearPad technology provides [...]