PRINTERS
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HP Releases Biometric iPAQ and Mobile Printer

HP today expanded their iPAQ line of Pocket PCs and released a mobile printer. The HP iPAQ rx1950 and the HP iPAQ hx2000 series Pocket PCs are the latest enhanced handhelds from HP. They come equipped with Windows Mobile 5.0 OS, driver enhanced mobile communication, entertainment and productivity solutions. The HP hx2790 is part of […]

windows
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Sprint PPC-6700, First Windows Mobile 5.0 PDA in US

Sprint has officially just let loose the first Windows Mobile 5.0 PDA in the US. It’s called the Sprint PCS Vision Smart Device, PPC-6700, and features EV-DO, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities. Many will drool over it’s CDMA and Wi-Fi capabilities, it even sports a 1.3 megapixel camera with full video capabilities. With Evolution Data Optimized […]

Mobiles
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Garmin Mobile GPS Software on your cell phone

Garmin has just announced that they are releasing a new suite of mobile GPS applications called Garmin Mobile. The apps will be mainly for cell phones but I’m sure they will port to PDA’s soon. The interface is based on the StreetPilot unit’s design with turn-by-turn navigation, directions, and moving maps. Currently the mapping software […]

Mobiles
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Pay Mobile TV has takers: Survey

It’s true. A latest Finnish survey reveals that TV on mobile phones is catching up fast. More than that, the viewers have no qualms in shelling out for it. If so, then it opens up fresh vistas for new mobile applications. Forty one per cent of pilot participants would be willing to purchase mobile TV […]

Mobiles
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ABC Targets Mobile Phone Viewers

Popular show information from ABC Television Network like “One Life to Live”, “All My Children”, and “Jimmy Kimmel Live” will soon be made available to the viewers on their mobile phones. The network has entered into an agreement with Proteus, a provider of mobile content that will facilitate viewers to personalize their mobile phones with […]

Mobiles
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Linux grows to be a serious mobile platform contender

With so many new smart phones coming to market, they will require more innovative software to make them attractive and unique to users. Montavista Software Inc. has been working for some time to get native, hard real-time developments to the Linux kernel, thus reducing the time between the command and the action time. This allows […]

MOTOROLLA
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Nextel offers the Motorola i760 Mobile Phone

Nextel has announced the availability of the Motorola i760, an iDEN 800 mobile phone with 70 hours of standby and 4 hours talk time. The price is set at $149.99 with a 2-year agreement thanks to $50 instant rebate and $50 mail-in rebate from Nextel. The i760 has several features that are much desired for […]

Mobiles
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Super high speed internet access for T-Mobile users

A 1.8 mbps connection via a mobile network is definitely something to talk about. HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) technology shortly being introduced by T-Mobile is going to change the way users use Internet via mobile networks. Though HSDPA is still in its initial stages and will be going through commercial testing soon, it […]

Computing
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Targus Releases Portable Peripherals for Mobile Commuters

Targus has set out to cover all corners for the mobile worker, their latest products that began selling today are compact and designed to be easily carried in a notebook case, they include the Rechargeable Stow-No-Go Wireless Optical Mouse, Wireless Stow-N-Go Keypad, 40GB Ultra Slim Pocket Hard Drive and Super Mini USB 2.0 4-Port Hub […]

Mobiles
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BitTorrent to your Pocket PC with WinMobile Torrent

You can now download torrent files to your Pocket PC device with WinMobile Torrent, a BitTorrent client that runs on your Windows Mobile 2003/SE device and lets you leech or seed multiple torrents. You can even view the progress of each torrent and extract individual files before the torrent has finished downloading; sounds similar to […]

MP3
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Directed Mobile Media PMP3520

Directed Mobile, a company that is known for quality car audio and remote starters, has decided to step into the portable media player arena with their own version of PMP. The Directed Mobile Media Personal Media Player, or PMP3520 for short, will feature all the goodies you would expect from a PMP including playing music, […]

MOTOROLLA
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Verizon Launches Motorola E815 Mobile Phone

Back in January Motorola announced their first Evolution Data Only (EvDO) handset with some pretty sweet features. Well today Verizon announced that they will be the first to carry the handset, the Motorola E815. Looks to me like a spiffy looking mid-range phone with a built in camera, Bluetooth, and support for Video on Demand […]

google
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Google Unveils Mobile Search Engine

Google Inc. today unveiled a new mobile search engine that enables mobile phone users to search web pages designed specifically for viewing on mobile devices. The Google Mobile Web Search indexes sites using XHTML technology to deliver content. XHMTL combines HTML and XML (extensible markup language) to deliver content specially designed for mobile applications. To […]

windows
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Windows Mobile 5.0 Officially Announced

Windows Mobile 5.0 operating system for Smartphones and Pocket PC’s has finally been officially announced. You may recall the previous names “Magneto” and “Windows Mobile 2005”, but forget those names 5.0 is all you are getting. The entire regular suite has been upgraded, Word Mobile, Excel Mobile, Internet Explorer Mobile, PowerPoint Mobile Viewer. Additional support […]

Mobiles
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MontaVista’s Mobilinux 4.0 for mobile and wireless devices

MontaVista has announced Mobilinux, a new embedded Linux Operating System for mobile and wireless devices. Mobilinux 4.0 is based on the Linux 2.6 kernel, it is has been specifically tailored for wireless handsets and mobile devices, with requirements for power management, hard real-time performance, fast start-up (less than 1 second), and small footprint. Mobilinux Open […]

Computing
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AMD Speeds up 64-Bit Mobile Processors

AMD has announced four new 64-Bit Mobile Processors; the 3700+, 3400+, 3200+, 3000+ and 2800+. The processors will be based on the AMD64 technology which is backwards compatible with 32-bit applications but offers seamless transition to 64-bit computing. The chip also offers Enhanced Virus Protection (EVP) when enabled in XP’s service pack 2, and HyperTransport […]

REVIEWS
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Danger Hiptop 2 Review, AKA T-Mobile Sidekick 2

The Danger Hiptop 2 has been out for almost a year now in the US, it’s called the T-Mobile Sidekick II over there. Fido finally picked it up in Canada and is now selling it for $200 CDN on a plan or $550 without. Sporting a-built in camera and a slightly slimmer profile than it’s […]

MOTOROLLA
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Motorola i860 Gets Tattooed by Boost Mobile

Boost Mobile loves the Motorola i860, first they added some wood, now they are going tribal with primal tattoo artwork designs. Boost mobile has been a hit in the news lately with their retro handset attachment. The feature that Boost is focusing all their attention on is the Walkie-Talkie function on the phone which can […]

Social Media
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Mobile Internet TV Demonstrated at 3GSM World Congress

Mobile TV is already popular in Asia and surrounding markets, but due to the lacking infrastructure and device limitations has not yet been widely possible in North America. At the 3GSM World Congress, Action Engine has demonstrated their own live streaming television solution, jointly developed by SmartVideo Technologies; the service is essentially Internet TV that […]

Mobiles
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Qtopia Linux Platform Paves the Future for Mobile Devices

Qtopia is an embedded Linux platform designed by Trolltech and has just today been selected by 50 major vendors for use in their newest portable devices. The amount of interest Qtopia has gotten these last few weeks is a good indicator that Linux embedded platforms will be the core platform in future devices. A fully […]

Gaming
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GeForce Go 6600, Mobile Gaming With the Power of a Desktop

NVIDIA announced their new GeForce Go 6 series today; the GeForce Go 6600. The 6600 is aimed at bringing better gaming and multimedia to the small form factor of a laptop. One of the main aspects that most laptops lack is raw graphic processing, that is the main issue that NVIDIA is trying to tackle […]

CAMERA
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SH-Mobile3A Application Processor Chip May Introduce 5MP Camera Phones and More

Renesas Technology America today announced their new mobile phone application processor, the SH-Mobile3A. The processor will bring improved multimedia to your cell phone including, digital TV broadcasts, 5-megapixel camera modules, audio output, and MPEG-4 to high end mobile handsets. The chip will run at 216MHz while consuming very little power for long phone application usage. […]

Mobiles
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Philips Upgrades Its Mobile Processor, The Nexperia PNX4008

Philips has introduced a new version of their mobile processor chip they call the Nexperia. The Nexperia Mobile Multimedia Processor PNX4008 will take aim at the growing market for smartphones, providing them with better graphics, full frame rate video, and 3D graphics. Where may we find the new chip in the future? Well, if you […]

Mobiles
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Falanx Plans to Bring Console-Quality Graphics to Mobile Phones

Falanx Microsystems has a plan to bring console-quality graphics to mobile phones using their advanced line of System-on-Chip (SoC) semiconductors. The Mali 110, Mali55 and MaliGP core semiconductors integrate 2D, 3D and video within a single core, these are expected to offer the first 4X and 16X anti-aliasing support for high-end multimedia mobile phones. “Today’s […]

windows
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Pharos Ostia Smart Navigator v7.0 for Windows Mobile Devices

Pharos has introduced the Ostia Smart Navigator software for GPS-enabled mobile devices. Ostia is a fully featured navigation solution that will run on your Windows Mobile powered device. New features in this version include; Smart Mapper, a feature to allow digital map downloads directly from Pharos via the Web when connected to Wi-Fi hotspots with […]

Mobiles
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Varatouch Announces Mini Analog Joystick for Mobile Devices

Varatouch today announced that their Nanopoint Analog Control module will be available for integration into future handhelds, cell phones, mobile gaming systems and GPS receivers. The benefit of having an analog joystick rather than a digital one is simple, with analog you can accurately maneuver through menus and options at variable speeds and unlimited directions, […]

windows
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Pointsec Security Solution now for Windows Mobile Smartphone 2003

Pointsec has added support for Windows Mobile 2003 Smartphones to their data security solution today. Pointsec for Smartphone software will encrypt data in files or folders as well as Email and SMS in real time on the fly. Increasing numbers of smartphones are being used in corporate environments, sensitive information is accessed and transmitted by […]

Mobiles
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CDMA450 may achieve fastest mobile data speeds in Finland

The CDMA450 network trial is scheduled to take place today in Finland, it is expected to achieve data service speeds of up to 2.4 Megabits per second, the fastest in the country. In addition to the trial, a showcase of 3G CDMA2000 1X and 1xEV-DO wireless technologies deployed in the 450MHz spectrum for business customers […]

Computing
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Trusted Mobile Platform Specification Announced

The Trusted Mobile Platform Specification was started today by NTT DoCoMo, Intel and IBM. It’s main purpose is to secure mobile devices for e-commerce activities and protecting them against viruses and remote user attacks. The standard sounds great and should help future devices, it’s funny to see Microsoft left out of this one. See press […]

windows
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Madden NFL 2005 for Palm OS and Windows Mobile

Mobile Digital Media (MDM) has announced an agreement with EA sports to deliver Madden NFL 2005 for Palm OS and Windows Mobile-based devices. Madden 2005 has the latest data and stats for the new season and will be offered on plug-and-play SD/MMC cards or online download this month for $39.99. Madden NFL 2005 features: — […]

windows
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Symbol MC50 Durable Professional Windows Mobile Pocket PCs

A durable handheld that can withstand everyday use and abuse is sometimes needed among professionals. Symbol today added the new MC50 Windows Mobile 2003 SE devices to their line-up. Available in two styles, one with a full qwerty keyboard, the other with a navigation keypad, both with integrated WLAN for real-time business processes. The 64MB […]

windows
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Audiovox SMT5600 Windows Mobile SE Smartphone on AT&T Wireless

AT&T Wireless is now carrying the Audiovox SMT5600 Windows Mobile-based smartphone in the USA. Powered by Windows Mobile 2003 SE it will allow seamless media transfers from an XP PC to your phone, the base price is set at $199.00. This could be a direct competitor for the Motorola MPx220 flip-style phone, the SMT5600 features […]

MP3
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AT&T Wireless Launches Mobile mMode Music Store

The new music store from AT&T Wireless has a library of about 750,000 songs, all available for 99 cents. The coolest feature of the store is the music ID service powered by Shazam Entertainment. After holding your phone up to a music source for about 15 seconds, you will get a text message with the […]

Mobiles
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Siemens Announces CT66 and S66 Mobiles

Siemens Mobile announced availability of two new phones targeted to different markets, the CT66 is targeted at youths, with a 65K colour screen, integrated CIF camera, built-in picture viewer and photo editor applications. The S66 is slightly more classy, with a slimmer design, 1.3 megapixel video and still camera capable of 15 fps movies and […]

CAMERA
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Siemens SF65 Mobile Phone Digital Camera

Siemens today unveiled the SF65 clamshell style mobile phone with a 1.3 megapixel camera, flash and four times zoom. The swivel style top end has a 16-bit internal colour display with a resolution of 128 x 160 pixels, and on the flip side the camera lens. The SF65 will support any dual-band GSM 900/1800MHz network, […]

MP3
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SSEYO miniMIXA Allows for Mobile Music Making

The SSEYO miniMIXA for Microsoft Windows Mobile-based devices is a utility for anyone looking to record audio ringtones, be a mobile DJ or just have fun playing around with your tunes. MiniMIXA features a multi-audio channel mixer and recording studio with a wide range of sound effects per-channel. Midi and SKM music you create can […]

Mobiles
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Mobile Money With NTT DoCoMo F900iC

NTT DoCoMo announced today that they will market the FOMA F900iC, making it the first 3G smart-card handset that is compatible with i-mode FeliCa Service for mobile wallet applications. Sales will begin on August 7, 2004. DoCoMo’s revolutionary new service and smart-card handsets may be used for a variety of unprecedented functions that were previously […]

SAMSUNG
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Citrix GoToMyPC Gives Samsung’s Mobile Pocket PC Phone Users Secure, Anytime, Anywhere Desktop Access

Mobile professionals looking for the ultimate mobility solution, can now access their entire desktop PC using Samsung’s SPH-i700 Microsoft Windows Mobile Pocket PC Phone with Citrix GoToMyPC from Citrix Online. Available through Verizon Wireless, the combination of the i700 and GoToMyPC allows users to view and control their entire PC desktop, unlike other handheld remote […]

Sony
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Sony Ericsson P910; The Ultimate Mobile E-Mail Solution

Sony Ericsson today unveiled the ultimate smartphone, the P910 powered by Symbian OS 7.0 integrates multiple input methods and 64MB memory with upgradability to 1GB. Adding triband network connectivity makes it the ultimate mobile business e-mail tool. The P910 makes handling e-mails and web browsing on a breeze thanks to the wide choice of input […]

MP3
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Qualcomm Mobile Station Modem; Next Generation Multimedia Chipset

Qualcomm has announced the on-time sampling of the first Enhanced Multimedia Platform chipsets – high-performance, lower power consumption, fully integrated solutions optimized to drive demand for data-intensive wireless multimedia. The Mobile Station Modem (MSM) MSM6150 chipset for CDMA2000 1X and the MSM6550 chipset for CDMA2000 1X, 1xEV-DO and GSM/GPRS deliver significantly increased processing capacity and […]

MP3
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Audiovox PM8920 First 1.3-Megapixel Mobile Phone for US

Sprint has brought the first 1.3 megapixel camera phone to the United States. The Vision Picture Phone PM-8920 is manufactured by Audiovox and offers 1280×960 resolution photos with a built-in flash, self-timer, and impressive 8x digital zoom. In addition, the PM-8920 is Sprint’s first phone that features a powerful display on both the interior and […]

MOTOROLLA
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Motorola Releases the MPx220 Mobile Smart Phone

By harnessing the power of a desktop and the portability of a mobile phone, the Motorola MPx220 is the perfect solution for bringing your office on the road. The sophisticated model MPx220 gives users instant access to e-mail, the Web, advanced multi-media messaging service (MMS), global quad-band performance and an integrated camera. Productivity is sure […]

Mobiles
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Macromedia Delivers Flash Lite For Mobiles

Macromedia today announced that Macromedia Flash Lite 1.1, the Flash Player profile for mobile phones, is now available for service providers and handset manufacturers around the world. Flash Lite 1.1 is a significant update to 1.0, first used in the NTT DoCoMo 505i handsets introduced last year. The new version has support for the W3C […]

Mobiles
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NTT DoCoMo Turns Mobile Phones Into Mobile Wallets

NTT DoCoMo has come up with a couple of new 2G and 3G phones that will integrate several methods of electronic payments. The 2G Mova 506iC and the 3G FOMA F900iC handsets will both offer a variety of unprecedented functions, including train pass, debit card (electronic money), credit card and personal identification card, applications previously […]

MOTOROLLA
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Motorola Walkie-Talkie i830 Mobile Phone

Motorola today announced the Motorola i830 will be available through Nextel. The phone is smaller than a deck of playing cards and may be the smallest walkie-talkie type phone available in North America. Weighing only 3.6 ounces and measuring a mere 3.3 x 1.8 x 0.8 inches, the Motorola i830 is smaller than an ordinary […]

Computing
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Intel Ships Next-Generation Mobile Processors

Intel Corporation today has announced the shipments of the Intel Pentium M processor 745 (formerly code named Dothan), Ultra Low Voltage (ULV) Intel Celeron M processor and the Intel PXA270 processor for embedded computing to portability and value market segments. Embedded Intel processors are commonly used in designs that possess long product lifecycles and require […]

PALMTOP
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Dependable Handwriting Recognition for All Palm OS Applications

Inkmark Software has released MobileWrite v. 3.2.1, a popular handwriting recognition program that makes it easy to enter text and data into your favorite Palm OS applications. Unlike handwriting recognition programs that force you to learn special characters, or to write your text in all upper case or all lower case letters, MobileWrite recognizes your […]

LAPTOPS
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Fujitsu Begins Production of Plastic Touch Panels for Mobile Devices

Fujitsu this week unveiled an ultra-thin, lightweight, flexible and rigid plastic film touch panel for mobile applications. The custom touch panels use a plastic film substrate to reduce weight, improve durability and provide a wider operating temperature range than traditional film-glass touch panels. The new touch panels are targeted at mobile devices, such as cameras, […]

windows
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Toshiba e800 Windows Mobile 2003 SE so Called Update

An update patch posted on the Toshiba support site will allow Toshiba e800 owners to update to Windows Mobile 2003 SE, but do they really want to? The free download is an 18.7 MB zip with an update guide and revision list, the new ROM is nk-e800-2.0000.0409-wm2003se-bt.bin that will uncompress to 28.8 MB and requires […]

Sony
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Sony VAIO VGN-A190 Mobile Multimedia Center

>Sony also announced a full size VAIO A series notebook PC. The VAIO VGN-A190 features a 17-inch WUXGA (1920×1200) display with Sony’s XBRITE technology. This is the ultimate mobile entertainment system. Users can create and watch DVD movies with the built-in DVD+/-RW drive, as well as live or recorded TV with the aid of Sony’s […]