May 30, 2008

OmniVision reveals innovative CMOS architecture

Permalink: OmniVision reveals innovative CMOS architecture by Jan Harris

In partnership with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation, OmniVision has developed a new CMOS sensor which enables the further miniaturization of digital imaging technology.
The OmniBSITM architecture extends the pixel roadmap down to 0.9 pixels through the use of backside illumination (BSI).
This method involves turning the CameraChip sensor upside down, so that it collects light through [...]

May 28, 2008

Sony Ericsson S500i

Permalink: Sony Ericsson S500i by Franz Bicar

Sony Ericsson has made a mark in the mobile market. Its beautiful, sleek and elegant phones has made an impact to the consumer market. The S500i is no exception. Its a sleek and sexy slider phone that conforms to the design principles guys from Sony Ericsson has been successfully doing for quite a while now.
The [...]

May 27, 2008

Asus P320 Mini is smallest GPS phone

Permalink: Asus P320 Mini is smallest GPS phone by Jan Harris

The Asus P320 mini is the smallest device to provide GPS navigation, and it packs a lot of other features for a phone just 2.2 inch wide, 3.9 inch high and half and inch thick.
The device runs the Mobile 6.1 Professional operating system and provides Bluetooth 2.0, EDGE/GPRS and WiFi connectivity.
It has 64MB of [...]

May 26, 2008

Samsung Sync SGH-A707

Permalink: Samsung Sync SGH-A707 by Franz Bicar

I really love music. So whenever a phone comes in that boasts multimedia capabilities, specially in music, I get really excited. Most cellular carriers these days also offer music services and phones that work with it. Manufacturers are also releasing phones that caters to music-lovers everywhere. But still, however good these phones may be, they’re [...]

May 23, 2008

Samsung Steel exclusive to Vodafone

Permalink: Samsung Steel exclusive to Vodafone by Jan Harris

Samsung has announced a June, UK release for the ‘Steel’ HSDPA handset, and the device will be available exclusively on the Vodafone network.
The shiny, metal, slider-phone looks similar to Samsung’s recently released ‘Soul’, but doesn’t have the Soul’s interactive screen.
The Samsung Steel multimedia phone has a 3-megapixel camera with auto-focus and video capture, [...]

May 22, 2008

Sony Ericsson W950i Walkman Phone

Permalink: Sony Ericsson W950i Walkman Phone by Franz Bicar

The Sony Ericsson W950i has been mentioned at the beginning of the year and SE fans have been patiently waiting for it and for the things - though some are definitely not new - that it can do. Well, the phone has finally been released and now is the time to look and see if [...]

May 21, 2008

OmniVision announces 5 MegaPixel CameraChip Sensor

Permalink: OmniVision announces 5 MegaPixel CameraChip Sensor by Jan Harris

OmniVision Technologies, Inc. has announced the first 5 MegaPixel CameraChip sensor incorporating the company’s proprietary 1.75 micron OmniPixel3-HS architecture.
The OV5630 sensor provides outstanding performance in low-light conditions, and will facilitate the development of high-performance camera phones providing top quality digital photography and video in a small form factor.
Volume production of the sensor is expected [...]


HTC Shadow

Permalink: HTC Shadow by Franz Bicar

You might wonder what kind of phone the Shadow is. It doesn’t look like a Windows Mobile smart phone to begin with. In fact, it looks like a Research-In-Motion type of phone with a 20-key keypad hidden beneath the slide-up screen. But once you take this handset through its paces, then you’ll appreciate its features [...]

May 19, 2008

E-TEN DX900 features dual sim

Permalink: E-TEN DX900 features dual sim by Jan Harris

E-TEN of Taiwan has launched a new smartphone, the DX900, with dual sim technology.
The phone, which is part of E-TEN’s Glofiish series, is designed to make life simpler for those people who currently carry around two phones, one for work and one for play.
The Windows 6.1 device makes it easy to switch between [...]


Why trading in your mobile phone makes sense

Permalink: Why trading in your mobile phone makes sense by Brian Turner

A lot of people don’t realise that they can trade in their old mobile phones when they buy a new one.
While major outlets such as Carphone Warehouse and Phones4U may not take your old phone, there are plenty of companies who do.
For example, Mobile Phone Exchange has become one of the leading places in the [...]

May 16, 2008

RIM’s iPhone rival launching in Q3?

Permalink: RIM’s iPhone rival launching in Q3? by Jan Harris

If rumours are correct, Research In Motion Ltd (RIM), is preparing to launch a touch screen BlackBerry to rival Apple’s iPhone.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the device, known as the Thunder, could be launched as early as the third quarter.
It is understood that the Thunder will be available on Vodafone’s network, or [...]


Nokia E62 PDA

Permalink: Nokia E62 PDA by Franz Bicar

The Nokia E63 has bee around for quite a while now. It it similar to the Nokia E61 sold in Europe, but comes in with a few modifications. One of this is that that E61 supports 3G networks in Europe while the E62 supports none. The E61 has Wi-Fi, while the E62 doesn’t.
First let’s go [...]

May 15, 2008

A Quick Look at the Palm Treo 700wx

Permalink: A Quick Look at the Palm Treo 700wx by Franz Bicar

The Palm Treo 700wx has come a long way from its predecessors, the 700w. It still has the same design and runs the same OS. The only difference in this model, is the RAM upgrade which gives the user twice the available program memory . Its more advanced 48MB memory goes a long way in [...]

May 14, 2008

23half Inc launches Thrrum MMS Search

Permalink: 23half Inc launches Thrrum MMS Search by Jan Harris

California-based 23half Inc has launched Thrrum MMS Search, which uses the Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) functionality of camera phones to find information about the camera phone user’s surroundings.
To use the visual search facility, a camera phone user takes a picture of a piece of text they see around them - this could be a [...]


RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8120 Cell Phone

Permalink: RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8120 Cell Phone by Franz Bicar

Research in Motion, makers of the famous Blackberry handsets, has unleashed its new cell phone into the consumer market. The BlackBerry Pearl 8120 Cell Phone. The phone delivers great multimedia features along with its famous email features in a small, sleek package.
What will attract users to this handset is the fact that this phone is [...]

May 13, 2008

Motorola Z9 Phone

Permalink: Motorola Z9 Phone by Franz Bicar

Motorola has constantly been under pressure to try and come up with something new and fresh. However, they still couldn’t come up with a better looking design other than a phone that looks so much like the Razr. The Z9 is definitely not a fresh one. It doesn’t stray very far from the Razr design. [...]

May 12, 2008

Bold is first HSDPA Blackberry

Permalink: Bold is first HSDPA Blackberry by Jan Harris

Research In Motion (RIM)has launched its latest Blackberry smartphone, the Bold, which is the first BlackBerry to support HSDPA.
The device is powered with a next-generation 624 MHz mobile processor, and with Wi-Fi support and 128MB Flash memory provides fast Web access for streaming video, email, downloading Word, Excel or Powerpoint files or simply browsing. [...]


Samsung Ace SPH-i325 PDA Phone

Permalink: Samsung Ace SPH-i325 PDA Phone by Franz Bicar

Once you take a good look at the Samsung Ace SPH-i325 PDA Phone, you will definitely love it. The fact that it looks a lot like the Samsung BlackJack II isn’t even the reason why. Yes, it some of its features are the same, and its looks are similar, but the Ace has something that [...]

May 9, 2008

Samsung i200 claims slimmest Smartphone title

Permalink: Samsung i200 claims slimmest Smartphone title by Jan Harris

Samsung’s i200 Windows Mobile 6.1 smartfone is just 11.8mm thin and is designed to appeal to business professionals.
Its thin frame accommodates a 2.3-inch QVGA TFT screen and a two-megapixel camera, and provides a full range of MS Office applications for business people on the move.
The candy bar style phone has tri-band functionality, together [...]

May 8, 2008

Nokia E90 PDA Hybrid

Permalink: Nokia E90 PDA Hybrid by Franz Bicar

More and more cellphone manufacturers right now are tilting towards the smartphone and PDA market. This is a good move since a lot of people are looking for that one device who has it all. Of course, given the popularity of the smartphones and PDAs, manufacturers such as Nokia has shifted their sites to this [...]