Samsung Boosts 3D Mobile Gaming With New DDR x 32

Samsung Electronics today announced the latest addition to its Mobile DRAM portfolio, a monolithic 256Mbit, 32-bit wide Double Data Rate (DDR) device that offers the bandwidth needed for photo-realistic 3D gaming in handsets. Samples are available today with mass production scheduled in the second half of 2004. The device is part of Samsung’s growing product […]

Vodafone KK Develops Contactless Smart Card Mobile Handset

Vodafone KK announced it has jointly developed a contactless interface prototype mobile handset with Sharp Corporation that is compatible with smart card embedded flash memory cards. This prototype’s contactless communication is made possible by inserting a smartcard-embedded flash memory into the handset’s memory card slot. Features of mobile handsets that use contactless services include the […]

AMD launches two 64-Bit Mobile Processors

AMD has launched two new powerful 64-bit low-power mobile processors for notebook computers. The new Athlon 64 processor models 2800+ and 2700+ offer a powerful 32-bit computing environment with seamless transition to 64-bit applications. Both processors offer an Enhanced Virus Protection security feature that will be enabled by soon-to-be Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2. […]

Hard Disk Drives Not Ready for Mass Market with Mobile Phones

Positioned at the center of the mobile device universe, mobile phones are quickly becoming robust multifunctional platforms that will enable mobile users to get out from under the weight of multiple devices. According to new research from IDC, however, the incorporation of hard disk drives (HDDs) into mobile handsets will require a number of further […]

Microsoft releases developer tools for Windows Mobile 2003 SE

Microsoft has introduced Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition with a slightly newer version of the core OS (Windows CE 4.21 compared to Windows CE 4.20). This is contrary to preliminary speculations which thought that it would be titled Windows Mobile 2004, Microsoft however thought Windows Mobile 2003 to be more appropriate. This new version brings […]

Ren and Stimpy and everGirl for your mobile

Sorrent, Inc. announced today it’s multi-year partnerships with both Nickelodeon and Spike TV. The plans are to bring mobile entertainment to all ages with the release of everGirl branded applications along with Ren and Stimpy branded games. Spike TV, the first network for men, already has Ren and Stimpy Pinball which is available currently on […]

Mobile Industy Expenditure to Increase

According to a new survey published by ARC Group, the mobile industry is optimistic for the year ahead. Of the industry professionals surveyed for the 3GSM 2004 Survey, 85% expected their company’s profitability to grow in 2004, with 16% convinced it would grow by more than 20%. Mobile Operators responses reinforced this sense of optimism, […]

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Nokia N-Gage QD Mobile Game Deck Released

Nokia today announced the N-Gage QD mobile game deck, the latest addition to the N-Gage platform. The N-Gage QD is a compact device with a hot-swappable multimedia (MMC) slot for instant gaming, longer battery life, improved gaming controls, brighter screen, powerful smartphone features and the new N-Gage Arena launcher application. Gamers will be able to […]

Religious Islamic mobile phone from Ilkome

Lebanese customers will soon be able to view what is, quite possibly, the biggest Islamic-related product since the prayer beads. For the past two years, a Dubai-based firm has been developing a cellular telephone the promises to “connect you to your beliefs wherever you are.” This high tech flip phone does more than point devout […]

Siemens to integrate BlackBerry connectivity on new mobile phones

Siemens Mobile has announced plans to work with Research in Motion (RIM) to enable Blackberry connectivity on Siemens mobile phones. This joint venture would add the integrated data connectivity capabilities on Siemens mobile phones using BlackBerry email, personal organizer, and browser applications. RIM and Siemens are already working together using RIM’s BlackBerry ConnectT licensing program […]

Opera mobileIPG – mobile Interactive Programming Guide

Opera Software has unveiled the mobileIPG (mobile Interactive Programming Guide). mobileIPG converges Opera’s capabilities in the iTV and telecom markets by using Opera’s support for open Web standards. A mobile phone can now trigger the recording of a TV program on a satellite or Internet-enabled Personal Video Recorder (PVR). Using the mobileIPG, both mobile phone […]

NVIDIA announces new era of mobile processors

Nvidia has big plans for mobile gamers. How would you like a 3 megapixel camera in your handset to capture real time video and digital images with an 8x digital zoom lens. The GoForce 4000 processor from NVIDIA is expected to power the next generation of 3G mobile phones from Motorola. The GoForce 4000 processor […]

A new Mobile Video Platform – MobileVision

Microsoft Corp., TWI Interactive and Vidiator Technology Inc. today announced the launch of MobileVision, an end-to-end solution for the management, creation and delivery of digital video content for mobile users. Jointly created, MobileVision is available today from TWIi and provides wireless operators and content providers with all the tools needed to easily deploy and operate […]

New Mobile TLD proposed to ICANN

The proposal sent to ICANN is requesting a new TLD (.mobile) to bridge the gap between the Internet and the mobile industry. A mobile TLD will create new opportunities to deploy internet sites optimized for mobile content. The companies behind the proposal are Microsoft Corp., Nokia, Vodafone, 3, GSM Association, HP, Orange, Samsung Electronics Co. […]

California Micro Devices Extends Its USB Transceiver Product Family for Mobile Electronics

California Micro Devices today announced four new versions of the CM2400 USB transceiver product family, the CM2400-02, CM2400-03, CM2400-04 and CM2400-05. The CM2400 product family is well suited for USB-enabled mobile electronics such as wireless handsets, digital still cameras, digital video camcorders, handheld PCs/PDAs and MP3 players. The CM2400 transceivers feature an internal level shifter […]

MSN Messenger and Hotmail coming to your mobile phone

Openwave V7 is a full suite software platform designed to drive mobile data usage. The new version will include MSN Hotmail, to allow customers to access their inbox, include text, images or sound in their e-mail messages and receive personalized alerts for designated e-mail messages. Customers will also have access to MSN Messenger and allow […]

RADIXS Revolutionizes Mobile Computing with MXI – Motion eXperience Interface

At 3GSM World Congress 2004 today, RADIXS announced a strategic alliance with Sun Microsystems and SingTel Mobile to deliver a fully functional office productivity solution on mobile devices. The OS titled, Motion eXperience Interface (MXI) will provide a desktop computing environment on your mobile device. The most amazing feature is that it enables fully-fledged desktop […]

4thpass gives Over-the-air management for mobile devices

4thpass today introduced its Device Management System, the newest technology for operators to update and configure mobile devices over the air. The 4thpass technology gives operators power to remotely repair software on handsets and other devices, change settings and services on a subscriber’s device in real time, and to enable new applications and services on […]

OmniVision Launches First 2 Megapixel Camera Sensor for Mobile Phones

OmniVision today announced that it is shipping samples of the industry’s first 1/3-inch 2.0-megapixel CMOS image sensor to leading manufacturers of cameraphones. The OV2620 takes clear, brilliant, keepsake-quality photographs in sizes up to 8-by-10 inches. It sets a new standard for putting high image quality into a compact, power-efficient design and closes the performance gap […]

Fujifilm offers Mobile Image printing

Summus and Fujifilm have developed a broad range of mobile imaging solutions that will enable consumers to capture, store, share and print all of their digital images in a suite of easy-to-use mobile applications, wherever, whenever. Fujifilm is utilizing Summus’ BlueFuel middleware platform as a way to integrate its Get the Picture Online service, an […]

Mobile Phone Recycling Program

(Press Release) — A new mail-in program by Metech International allows consumers to easily recycle old mobile phones for just the cost of postage, reducing waste and keeping environmentally harmful materials such as heavy metals from entering landfills. “Many people don’t realize that throwing away cell phones threatens the environment,” notes Jim Gardner, manager, market […]

Review: NEC 525HDM High Definition Mobile Handset

The NEC 525HDM (High Definition Mobile Handset) has to be one of the best buys for a high-resolution colour screen phone on the market today. Although the embedded camera is low in resolution, the handset features GSM/GPRS quad-band 850/900/1800/1900 MHz international compatibility and retails for only $69.99. I really question how anyone is making any […]

Access Announces NetFront v3.1 Browser for Windows Mobile 2003 Pocket PC

ACCESS announced today that its NetFront v3.1 browser software for Microsoft Windows Mobile 2003 for Pocket PC will be available December 22nd from popular download sites and Also available will be versions to support Pocket PC 2002, including support for Pocket PC Phone Edition and for the original Pocket PC operating system, as […]

Sharp and BitFlash Announce Mobile SVG

Sharp Corporation and BitFlash today announced that the Sharp V601SH handset ships with the jointly developed MotionArt player, available to consumers through Vodafone. One of the first “killer” applications for the new SVG enabled handset from Sharp will be the ability to access and view office documents that have been converted to Mobile SVG and […]

NEC brings the 525 High Definition Mobile to America

NEC America, Inc., today announced the launch of its first digital camera phone, the 525 High Definition Mobile (HDM), in the United States. Available through AT&T Wireless sales channels, the 525 HDM — the second of NEC’s 500-series of mobile phones available for AT&T Wireless’ customers — adds an embedded digital camera and a 4,096-colour […]

Motorola unveils six new mobile phones

Motorola Inc. today introduced a series of new handsets, the Motorola C550, C450, C250, C200, V150 and C343, which leverage the company’s rich design and technology innovation heritage to deliver a more compelling wireless experience for budget-conscious consumers. With vivid colour screens, advanced messaging, integrated and downloadable games and personalization options, each new model offers […]

ATI Unveils The MOBILITY FIREGL T2 Mobile Workstation Processor

ATI today has unveiled the ultimate graphics processor for the Compaq mobile workstation nw8000. 128 MB high-speed DDR memory with support for QXGA resolutions (2048×1536) the MOBILITY FireGL T2 is perfect for 3DSMax and CAD designers. See press release below. ATI unveils the MOBILITY™ FIREGL™ T2 mobile workstation processor Desktop workstation-class graphics processing power for […]

Dell Unveils TrueMobile 5100 GPRS PC Card

Dell today unveiled the TrueMobile 5100 Tri-Band GPRS PC Card with several wireless access service plans from both T-Mobile and AT&T Wireless. The TrueMobile 5100 Tri-Band GPRS PC Card, offered at a special promotional price of $99.00, can be used with any Dell Latitude or Inspiron notebook and provides the ability to manage e-mail, browse […]

Omnifi Mobile Audio Player Connects WiFi to your Car

The in-car Digital Media Player from Omnifi allows you to wirelessly transfer CD-quality digital music, audio news and information updates from PC or Internet to Omnifi via 802.11b. The 20GB hard-drive stores approximately 300 hours of digital audio content (MP3 or WMA). Includes DIN or surface mounted controller w/ LCD display, HDD cartridge & housing, […]

Microsoft Launches Voice Control for Mobile Devices

Microsoft Corp. today began selling new voice recognition and control software that will allow mobile phone and pocket pc users to control most functions on their devices. Both versions of Microsoft Voice Command for PDA and mobile phone will sell for $40. See press release below. Microsoft Gives Mobile Devices a New Voice REDMOND, Wash. […]

Mobile Entertainment Services Booming

LONDON — Mobile entertainment services will generate over $27 billion by 2008 and will have over 2.5 billion users, according to the new report ‘Mobile Entertainment Applications and Markets’ from mobile industry analysts, the ARC Group. In the early stages of development, mobile music will be the main market driver, with considerable impetus added by […]

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Mobile games worth US$7 Billion by 2006

Cellular News reports — “It was not until the arrival of colour, download-enabled devices in the mass market in 2003 that games on mobile devices advanced from Gameboys, embedded games and limited text-based games using SMS and WAP. A godsend for hard-pressed mobile operators that are concentrating on driving data applications against a backdrop of […]

Motorola A835 Advanced 3G Video Mobile Experience

Basingstoke, UK, — Motorola, Inc. announced the arrival of the new Motorola A835 to 3 network users, one of the most advanced mobile entertainment devices to date. It is the smallest 3G handset currently available from Motorola, and takes mobile communication and entertainment into a whole new dimension. The Motorola A835 has all the latest […]

Sharp brings Aquos LCD TV technology to mobile devices

Sharp has announced today the development of a new TFT liquid crystal display technology for mobile devices. The new LCD modules combine technology characteristics of the Sharp AQUOS Liquid Crystal TV, referred to as the ASV LCD with Sharp’s proprietary small format display technology, referred to as the Advanced-TFT. With this breakthrough, Sharp has attained […]

AppForge Announces MobileVB Support for Palm OS 5

AppForge, Inc., today announced MobileVB 4.0, with support for Palm OS 5 running on Palm Powered mobile devices such as the Palm Tungsten and the Sony Clie family of products. MobileVB is a mobile and wireless development tool that integrates seamlessly into Microsoft Visual Studio. Palm OS developers use specialized MobileVB controls, libraries, and modules […]

Microsoft Windows Mobile to power new Motorola MPx200

Motorola Inc. and Microsoft Corp. today announced an alliance to combine the power of the desktop with the “always at hand” convenience of the mobile phone, making life simpler, smarter and synchronized for mobile professionals around the globe. The new Motorola MPx200 mobile phone with Microsoft® Windows Mobile software has been unveild. The companies will […]

Pharos launches Smart Navigator for Windows Mobile-based Pocket PCs

Pharos Science & Applications Inc., has introduced Smart Navigator, the first Web-based service to combine GPS navigation, real-time traffic and dynamic points-of-interest lookup for users of Windows Mobile-based Pocket PCs (as well as Pocket PCs with integrated phone capabilities.) To mark the launch of Smart Navigator, Pharos is offering the service for free through the […]

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NEC to Launch World’s First ATCA Platform for Mobile Operators

NEC Corporation announced that it has unveiled an advanced new telecom platform. The first product based on the new platform for mobile operators are new SGSN and GGSN, a packet core node which can handle large-volume IP packet transmission applications such as video streaming and GPS (Ground Positioning System) services in 3rd generation (3G) services. […]

Intel EDGE 312 MHz cellular mobile phone processor unveiled

Intel Corporation today announced the industry’s first single-chip processor for cellular phones using Enhanced Data Rates for GSM Evolution (EDGE) wireless networks. EDGE is an emerging technology that sends and receives data two to three times faster than today’s GSM/GPRS (2.5G) networks, enabling higher quality multimedia and other broadband applications for mobile phone users. The […]

Mobixell Networks Inc. Receives 5 Million for Mobile Multimedia Content Delivery – Siemens a Major Investor

Mobixell Networks Inc., providing leading-edge multimedia processing and delivery solutions for mobile systems, announced today that it has raised $5 million from major global investors, enabling the company to further pursue its ambitious growth strategy. The round was led by Apax Partners’ funds, among the world’s leading private equity investment groups, and by Siemens Mobile […]

Image_57463_tmimage.jpg Launches Instant Messenger for Mobile Phones With Continuous Connectivity Across Multiple Accounts, a privately owned developer and provider of software for smart phones, today launched its Agile Messenger instant messenger service – an innovative communication platform for use with mobile phones. Agile Messenger is the first product of its kind that provides a stable and continuous online connection for instant messaging via mobile phones with the […]

Philips introduces next-generation LTPS Mobile Display

Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands, one of today’s leading providers of mobile display technology, today introduced the latest addition to its line up of active matrix liquid crystal displays (AMLCDs)-a highly integrated, low temperature polysilicon (LTPS) system module for next-generation mobile phone applications. This breakthrough active matrix solution features a highly optimized architecture with […]

Epson and Bachmann Software Provide Mobile Bluetooth Printing from Palm OS or Pocket PC Handhelds

Epson America Inc. and Bachmann Software today announced the availability of Epson-compatible mobile printing software for printing fully formatted text, as well as some graphics, from handheld computers based on the Palm OS(R). As part of the initiative, Epson and Bachmann worked together to add graphical printing support for most Epson ink jet printers to […]

BlackBerry 7230 from RIM Available Exclusively from T-Mobile USA

Businesspeople hoping for an affordable, world-traveling, do-it-all device need wait no longer as T-Mobile USA, Inc. and Research In Motion (RIM) are introducing the tri-band BlackBerry® 7230 Wireless Handheld with high-resolution color display – available nationwide today exclusively from T-Mobile. From large enterprises to prosumers, T-Mobile business customers can now enjoy the T-Mobile Get More® […]

HP Photosmart 1.3 Megapixel Mobile Camera for the iPAQ Pocket PC

HP today announced the HP Photosmart Mobile Camera, a high-performance digital camera accessory that allows you to capture, share, and even send a digital image directly to a Bluetooth™ enabled printer – all with your iPAQ Pocket PC. With a 1.3 MP resolution and 4X digital zoom in a 1.1ounce package, the Mobile Camera offers […]