January 31, 2008

Garmin launches innovative GPS phone

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Garmin International Inc, which specialises in satellite navigation and global positioning systems (GPS), has launched it first mobile phone, the nuvifone.
Nuvifone is a GSM/HSDPA based, touch-screen phone, mobile web-browser and personal navigator, all in one innovative device.
To use the navigation system, the phone is docked onto the vehicle mount. This automatically starts [...]


Nokia N70 Review

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Nokia is one of the foremost mobile phone companies in the world. They had phones that were a big hit in today’s mobile society. With this, a lot of people are expecting great things from this company. That is also the case with the Nokia N70. A lot of people are expecting big things from [...]

January 30, 2008

Mitek turns camera phone into banking tool

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Mitek Systems is planning to demonstrate new camera phone technology at BAI-Transpay on 5 February, a tradeshow targeted at the banking industry.
The new software, ImageNet Mobile Deposit, can be used by banks to let customers deposit cheques or pay bills via a Windows Mobile phone.
The software uses the phone’s camera to photograph an item, then [...]


Audiovox CDM8900 Camera Phone Review

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The Audiovox CDM8900 is a compact flip phone offered by Verizon Wireless. Its a fairly easy phone and for me, it’s a good break from all those fancy high-tech stuff that’s coming out of today’s mobile phone companies. The CDM8900’s menus are easy to navigate and is fairly simple to use. Of course, as most [...]

January 29, 2008

Skyfire bring desk-top web pages to smartphones

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Skyfire has announced a web browser for mobiles which delivers desk-top style web pages in seven seconds, rather than pages optimised for a mobile phone. The browser works on Windows Mobile 5 and 6.
The application allows smartphone users to browse and interact with any sites, including those featuring dynamic Flash, advanced Ajax and Java. Its [...]


LG VX8500 Chocolate

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The LG VX8500 Chocolate phone is probably one of the most anticipated phone by the general public. With its promotions and advertisements, a lot of people are expecting great things from this handset. However, once you do use the phone, you will find out that it’s not all that good.
One of the most noticeable disappointments [...]

January 28, 2008

knfbREADER Mobile helps blind people interpret text

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Nokia and KNFB Reading Technologies have partnered to develop a mobile phone which incorporates text-recognition technology - the knfbREADER Mobile.
KNFB’s text-recognition system has been installed inside the Nokia N82 cell phone, providing a device which can help people with visual impairments interpret text.
The adapted Nokia N82 includes a 5-megapixel autofocus camera. The user [...]


Sony Ericsson Cybershot K800

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Sony Ericsson is known for its Cybershot phones. A lot of mobile companies have been trying to surpass Sony when it comes to camera phones, but you have to admit, whenever the word “camera phone” is hears, its always Sony Ericsson that comes to mind.
Once again, Sony Ericsson has shown why they are leading the [...]

January 25, 2008

Four basic phones from Sony Ericsson

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Sony Ericsson is launching two new pocket-sized handsets for users who want a value-for money phone.
The slim T270 and T280 will be available in silver on black, or copper on silver, and should be available in selected markets any time soon.
The T280 features a FM radio, MP3 player, 1.3 megapixel camera, Bluetooth and [...]


LG KG920 5-Megapixel Cameraphone

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Some people won’t want to bring a digital camera all the time. In fact, if you are like me, then you would want to have a device that could do everything - and not bring one unit for every thing that you want done. Well then, if that’s the case, then the LG KG920 5-Megapixel [...]

January 24, 2008

Most mobiles only used for voice calls and texting

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According to a new survey by SNAPin Software, 60% of mobile phone users in the UK use their phones only for texting and making voice calls.
From the respondents who did use other features, 30% used the phone’s camera and sent photos, while only 12% used their mobile to send emails.
Sixty percent of the [...]


Samsung G600 5-Megapixel Slider

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Samsung is getting serious with the competition going on for the cameraphone market. They now have two phones - and another one coming in - that could contend for the best 5 megapixel cameraphone in the market. The Samsung G600 is their first phone to be announced to the general public. It features quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE [...]

January 23, 2008

Nokia unveils 7900 Crystal Prism phone

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Nokia has announced its 7900 Crystal Prism phone, featuring a diamond-cut design with a crystal centre key.
The Nokia 7900 Crystal Prism will be available in the first quarter of 2008 with an estimated retail price of €375, before taxes and subsidies.
Nokia worked with designer Frédérique Daubal, to develop unique laser-etched graphic designs, digital art [...]


Samsung U700 Ultra-fit Slider Phone

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Samsung is known for their ultra-slim, sleek and elegant slider phones. There’s not much difference with the new Samsung U700 Slider Phone. Its touted as the slimmest phone ever, and in fact, its one of the four slim models in the Ultra Edition II Series. The U700 model is the slimmest slider ever to support [...]

January 22, 2008

Fujitsu releases world’s thinnest waterproof mobile

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Fujitsu has released the F705i handset in Japan, with claims that it is the slimmest waterproof phone currently available. The ultra-thin phone is just 13.7mm thick.
The handset is designed to work even after being immersed one metre deep in water for half an hour.
The F05i features a 1.3-megapixel camera and a quick zoom [...]


Apple iPhone Review

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If there is a device that really changed how people looked in general at technological devices, it’s got to be the iPhone. After its official release in the US on June 29, 2007, the iPhone has become one of the most notable and the most popular mobile device in the market. Given its high price [...]

January 21, 2008

Samsung SGH-T819 slider phone announced

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T-Mobile has announced the addition of the Samsung T819 to its handset range.
The slider phone combines affordability with a rich feature set, including built-in Micro SD slot for cards of up to 2GB, an MP3 player, A2DP for wireless music streaming, Bluetooth, 1.3-megapixel camera with video capture support, a 176 x 220 screen and [...]


Nokia N95 Camera Phone Review

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The Nokia N95, the flagship smartphone from Nokia and one of their most successful handset to date has been around for quite some time. It even spawned two newer version to accommodate user preference, its big brother, the N95 8GB and the N95-3, which adds 3G support for North America.
The N95 runs on Nokia’s proprietary [...]

January 18, 2008

Nokia N95 8GB first with DLNA certification

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Nokia’s N95 8GB multimedia device has become the first ever mobile phone to receive Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certification.
DLNA is a common connectivity platform for consumer electronics devices, created through a collaboration of around 245 consumer electronics brands.
A DLNA certified device is guaranteed to connect conveniently and intuitively with other DLNA-approved gadgets. [...]

January 17, 2008

Motorola launches MOTO Z10

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Motorola has announced the launch of the MOTO Z10 phone, which will be available in the UK in the second quarter.
The Z10 is an upgraded version of the MOTO Z8. It features HSDPA for instant media download and streaming, Symbian UIQ and 3.5G technology, and allows users to capture, edit and share multimedia [...]