July 31, 2007

HD Photo standard considered by JPEG

Permalink: HD Photo standard considered by JPEG by Jan Harris

The Joint Photographic Expert Group (JPEG), the leading standards organisation for image compression technologies, has submitted to its national body members, a new project which would lead to the standardisation of Microsoft’s HD Photo file format if formally approved.
Standardisation of HD Photo, provisionally titled JPEG XR, would allow camera, printer, display and software companies to [...]

July 30, 2007

Samsung adds second 5 mega-pixel camera phone

Permalink: Samsung adds second 5 mega-pixel camera phone by Jan Harris

Just two weeks after the launch of the Samsung SGH-G600 5 mega-pixel camera phone, details are emerging of the company’s second 5 mega-pixel offering - the SGH-G800.
The SGH-G800 is packed with features including a 3x optical zoom, Xenon flash, a large 2.4in QVGA screen, HSDPA connectivity, Bluetooth 2.0, USB 2.0 and a microSD expansion [...]

July 27, 2007

The Ultimate Phone in the P series

Permalink: The Ultimate Phone in the P series by David Allen

ASUS the mobile technology giant based in Taiwan. Are apparently getting ready for the launch of a spectacular “Candy Bar” type phone, that will feature dedicated GPS and a full strength HSDPA, this will add some really impressive speeds, possibly even up to or around the 3.6 M bps while downloading to the phone.
The processor [...]


New offering from Samsung

Permalink: New offering from Samsung by David Allen

Consumers are remarkably informed when it comes to buying electricals, and this is no different when it comes to digital cameras. So it is no surprise when the camera manufactures begin to add more and more technology into a smaller casing, all for a really low price.
This would apply to the new Samsung S85, which [...]

July 25, 2007

Panasonic launch another LUMIX

Permalink: Panasonic launch another LUMIX by David Allen

Its always the way. You wait for a new camera from Panasonic and a whole lot come along at once. However this camera is slightly different to all of the others that have been released recently. This is the Panasonic DMC FZ 18, with its most stand out feature the 18 x optical zoom.
This camera [...]

July 24, 2007

Two new LUMIX from Panasonic

Permalink: Two new LUMIX from Panasonic by David Allen

Panasonic have introduced two new models to its line up, the LUMIX DMC FX 55 and the DMC FX 33, these digital cameras have style couple with great design. Both models have Intelligent Auto Mode and Intelligent Image Stabilization, 8.1 mega pixels and have a 28 mm lens.
The Intelligent Auto Mode includes:
Intelligent Scene Selector, which [...]

July 20, 2007

Magic Wanda brings phone messages to life

Permalink: Magic Wanda brings phone messages to life by Jan Harris

Realeyes3D has announced the launch of Magic Wanda, which it claims is the first camera phone messaging application to allow animated photo messages to be created and shared directly on the handset.
Animated messages can be created in Adobe Flash Lite format, without requiring a server.
Users create content such as handwritten text and drawings [...]

July 19, 2007

RIM announces Wi-Fi BlackBerry

Permalink: RIM announces Wi-Fi BlackBerry by Jan Harris

Research In Motion has announced its first Wi-Fi-enabled smart phone, the BlackBerry 8820.
The new handset is also RIM’s thinnest phone which includes a full QWERTY keyboard. It features a 320×240 display with a QVGA (320 x 240 pixels) reslution, a trackball navigation system, built-in GPS and microSD/microSDHC memory slot.
The BlackBerry 8820 is quad-band [...]

July 18, 2007

Samsung SGH-730i i-mode slider comes to Europe

Permalink: Samsung SGH-730i i-mode slider comes to Europe by Jan Harris

Samsung is planning to launch the i-mode compatible SGH-730i slider phone in Europe.
There are rumours that the phone will initially be launched in France and Italy with other European countries expected to follow shortly.
The SGH-730i is a tri-band GSM handset with a 262k colour TFT display. It has a 2-megapixel camera and 80MB [...]

July 17, 2007

ShoZu and Facebook partner for new service

Permalink: ShoZu and Facebook partner for new service by Jan Harris

ShoZu has launched a new service in partnership with Facebook, the popular social networking site.
Facebook members with ShoZu-enabled camera phones can now directly transfer photos and related text from their phone to their Facebook profiles with the press of a button.
The service eliminates complex navigation sequences or the delay associated with waiting to [...]

July 16, 2007

DxO boosts depth of field for camera phones

Permalink: DxO boosts depth of field for camera phones by Jan Harris

DxO Labs, in partnership with MagnaChip, has developed an innovative depth of field system for camera phones.
The joint venture has produced a 3.2 megapixel imaging sensor - the MC531EA. This produces an extended depth of field for mobile phone cameras, eliminating the need for physical auto focus.
DxO provides optics software which helps [...]

July 14, 2007

LG plans touchscreen mobile with 5-megapixel camera

Permalink: LG plans touchscreen mobile with 5-megapixel camera by Jan Harris

LG is believed to be planning an iPhone-like, touchscreen phone based on the Prada Phone it released earlier this year.
As well as the 3in touchscreen, the LG KU990 is expected to feature a 5-megapixel camera, 3G with HSDPA capability, integrated MP3 player, MicroSD card support and an onboard FM radio.
There are also rumours [...]

July 12, 2007

Samsung announces G600 phone with 5MP camera

Permalink: Samsung announces G600 phone with 5MP camera by Jan Harris

Samsung has introduced the G600, the latest in its range of ultra edition slider phones. The handset features a 5 megapixel camera and 320×240 pixel resolution.
The slim phone includes Bluetooth 2.0 and 3G connectivity and a microSD slot. It provides 262K colour with 2.3-inch TFT QVGA display and USB port.
The price and release [...]

July 11, 2007

Samsung announces mobile blogging phone

Permalink: Samsung announces mobile blogging phone by Jan Harris

Samsung has announced the launch of the SGH-L760, a slimline slider phone designed as a mobile blogging tool.
The SGH-L760 will be launched in Europe this month - initially in Germany and Spain with other territories still to be announced.
The device allows users to quickly upload content directly to blog sites on the Internet such [...]

July 10, 2007

Pixelplus unveils industry’s smallest image sensor

Permalink: Pixelplus unveils industry’s smallest image sensor by Jan Harris

Pixelplus Co Ltd, a fabless semiconductor company based in Korea, has revealed its enhanced PO5030 VGA ‘System-on-a-Chip’ (SoC) image sensor.
The sensor is one of the industry’s smallest and most compact with an optical size of 1/10 inch based on 2.2 micron pixel size.
Pixelplus co-developed the sensor with a leading Japanese module maker, in response [...]


Realeyes3D applications shipped in 30 million camera phones

Permalink: Realeyes3D applications shipped in 30 million camera phones by Brian Turner

Realeyes3D, a developer of mobile imaging applications for camera phone users, today announced that its handwritten messaging applications have been shipped in more than 30 million camera phones worldwide, including handsets by its OEM customers Samsung and Sanyo.
Handwritten messaging applications allow camera phone users to send messages that they create in their own handwriting, using [...]

July 9, 2007

iPhone expected in UK in time for Christmas

Permalink: iPhone expected in UK in time for Christmas by Jan Harris

If current rumours are correct, Apple’s iPhone should hit the UK shops in time for Christmas.
Pricing, launch date, and pre-order details for the 8GB iPhone appeared on Amazon.co.uk today.
The site listed the price at £329 and gave 1 December as the UK launch date for the long-awaited device.
The ad appeared only briefly [...]

July 6, 2007

New LG Chocolate phone launched in US

Permalink: New LG Chocolate phone launched in US by Jan Harris

LG has partnered with communications provider Verizon to launch a new LG Chocolate phone in the US.
The new LG VX8550 phone is an update to the LG VX8500 Chocolate which was released in 2006.
The new version is a little slimmer and sleeker than its older sibling. It has also gained a new navigation [...]

July 5, 2007

Fly launches SL500i camera phone in UK

Permalink: Fly launches SL500i camera phone in UK by Jan Harris

Fly Mobile is entering the UK market with a £50 budget mobile, the SL500i, which is available from Argos on the Virgin Mobile Network.
The sleek, slider phone has a pink exterior with silver edges and, despite its low price, it is packed with features.
The phone has a 1.3 megapixel camera with zoom, video capture, [...]

July 4, 2007

Samsung launches F210 MP3 mobile

Permalink: Samsung launches F210 MP3 mobile by Jan Harris

Samsung has launched the F210, its latest music edition phone.
The device looks more like an MP3 player than a phone, as the keyboard hides-away underneath the device until it is revealed via a neat slider mechanism.
The slim, tri-band GSM 900/1800/1900 MHz handset measures just 88 x 31 x 20mm. It has a 1.46-inch [...]