Sun Microsystems Joins Khronos Group to Support OpenGL ES for Mobile Devices

Sun’s participation to leverage new OpenGL-Java binding initiative to make OpenGL ES a key enabler for small-footprint embedded Java applications The Khronos Group today announced that Sun Microsystems, Inc. has joined as a Promoting Member to encourage the development and adoption of OpenGL(R) ES as an important open standard for graphics hardware acceleration in mobile […]

NEC 515 HDM High Definition Mobile Gaming Handset to be sold through AT&T Wireless

Press Release: NEC Corporation today announced, through its subsidiary NEC America, Inc., a leading provider of innovative communications products, solutions and services, the launch of its 515 High Definition Mobile+ handset to be sold through AT&T Wireless retail outlets. This exclusive relationship offers the benefit of AT&T Wireless’ powerful network combined with NEC’s global experience […]

Samsung Electronics Unveils the World’s Fastest Mobile CPU

Press Release: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a leader in advanced semiconductor technology, today announced the S3C2440, the world’s fastest mobile CPU, with a core speed of 533MHz. The new mobile CPU will drive the emergence of new services, functions and multimedia content for mobile handheld devices such as PDAs and smartphones. “The increasing popularity of […]

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Nokia introduces first GSM module for machine-to-machine applications

The Nokia 12 GSM module offers Java(TM)-based application development with support for EDGE and location service Simultaneously at the annual Nokia Press Update in Helsinki, Finland and the “Image is Power” event in Singapore, Nokia announced the Nokia 12 GSM module. The Nokia 12 is a compact and intelligent GSM module for machine-to-machine, mobile-to-machine and […]

Metrowerks Offers Development Solution for Creating Linux® OS-Based Mobile Computing Devices

The creation of mobile computing devices powered by the Linux® operating system and Java™ technology just got easier with the launch today of the Metrowerks OpenPDA™ platform and Metrowerks CodeWarrior™ for OpenPDA Application Development Tools. The OpenPDA platform is a comprehensive development solution that offers professional grade tools, commercial software, integration services and training designed […]

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IPWireless announces the world’s first, fully interoperable, 3G network for mobile voice and broadband data

IPWireless has successfully completed the world’s first interoperability (IOT) and co-existence testing between UMTS TDD (TD-CDMA) and UMTS FDD (WCDMA) networks at Nortel Networks wireless headquarters in Châteaufort, France. The test, completed during a trial of the IPWireless TDD solution, demonstrated that both FDD and TDD standards of 3G UMTS can co-exist in the same […]

ViewSonic V36 Utilizes Microsoft Windows Mobile 2003 and Built in Camera

ViewSonic® Corp., a worldwide Visual Technologies™ leader, today announced its initial Windows Mobile 2003-based Pocket PC device, the V36. The product rounds out the company’s Pocket PC offerings by bringing customers a premium level multimedia PDA product at an affordable price. The V36 uses Intel’s XScale™ 300 MHz processor for quick performance and includes 32MB […]

Microsoft Unveils Windows Mobile 2003 Software for Pocket PCs

Press Release: Microsoft Corp. today announced the availability of Windows Mobile(TM) 2003 software for Pocket PCs. Customers can choose among a variety of devices based on Windows Mobile software, available for purchase today. This new version of Microsoft(R) Windows Mobile software enhances the Pocket PC software experience by including support for easy access to wireless […]

Nextel, Motorola and Symbol Technologies Offer First Wireless Bar Code Scanner for Mobile Phones

Press Release: Nextel Communications Inc., Motorola, Inc. and Symbol Technologies, Inc. today announced the availability of the first bar code scanner attachment for mobile phones. The Symbol PSM20i allows mobile workers to use their phones to collect information wirelessly and in real time. This solution combines the accuracy and reliability in laser-based bar code scanning […]

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Nokia 6600 targets mobile business users

Press Release: The new camera phone features advanced enterprise functionality plus a large color screen, digital zoom and video recorder Today, Nokia expanded its portfolio of imaging devices with the introduction of the Nokia 6600, a sophisticated imaging device which strikes an ideal balance between advanced business features and a stylish, compact form. Packed with […]

nReach Delivers Mobile Content Vending Machine

nReach, a leader in mobile content delivery has signed and begun deploying trials with seven major national consumer electronics retailers for the first-of-its-kind, in-store, self-serve Mobile Content Vending Machine. The vending machine allows consumers to personalize their mobile phones by purchasing content including ringtones, graphics, games and applications, as easily as if they were purchasing […]

Sharp Introduces SL-C760 and SL-C750 New Zaurus Personal Mobile Tools

Sharp Corporation has announced the SL-C760 and SL-C750 Zaurus Personal Mobile Tools. Twice as fast as the previous Zaurus* and amazingly easy to operate, these new PDAs offer a wider range of more effective ways to work with things like office networks and business presentations. In addition to retaining the popular features of the previous […]

NEC Unveils New MobilePro 900 Handheld PC

NEC Solutions (America), Inc., has announced the NEC MobilePro® 900, the industry’s fastest, easiest-to-use handheld PC (HP/C) available on the market today. With “instant-on” delivery of enterprise applications, along with size, speed and connectivity advantages, the MobilePro 900 provides an ideal platform for field force automation, professional services, and healthcare customers. Fast and Flexible The […]

DigitalPersona Revolutionizes Mobile Biometrics

DigitalPersona recently introduced U.are.U® Firefly, the world’s smallest, most accurate fingerprint sensor/scroll wheel designed for OEM integration into mobile applications. U.are.U Firefly’s patented roller-style fingerprint reader optically records the fingerprint image as the user glides their finger over the roller. The device can be easily integrated into laptops, PDAs, and other mobile devices to create […]

Siemens brings Movies to your Mobile

The Siemens Information and Communication Mobile Group (Siemens mobile) will integrate videos and games from the Universal Studios Networks German TV channels STUDIO UNIVERSAL and 13TH STREET into mobile networks together with the corresponding technical platforms for streaming and gaming, as well as billing systems. The short films will include the award-winning “Shocking Shorts” from […]

Freecom FHD-2 Mobile Hard Drive

Freecom has released the ideal solution for mobile applications – external hard drives whose compact dimensions take up a minimum amount of space. The new FHD-2 hard drives are available in capacities of 20, 40 and 60 Gigabytes – thereby offering more than enough extra capacity to access even the largest data volumes when on […]

Toshiba Unveils New Flash Memory For Mobile Phones

Toshiba today announced NAND flash memory, a cost-effective choice for the local storage memory of advanced cell phones required to support additional applications and features. “High-density NAND flash is approximately 40 to 50 percent of the cost of NOR flash, offers faster programming and erase times, and requires less space because of its small cell […]

MontaVista Linux to Power Advanced Motorola Mobile Phones

MontaVista Software, Inc., the company powering the embedded revolution, today announced that MontaVista™ Linux® is the chosen operating system for the recently announced Motorola A760 mobile phone, the world’s first handset based on Linux and Java technology. The Motorola A760 combines features of a mobile phone with the capabilities of a personal digital assistant (PDA), […]

New Mobile Phone Tracker Pinpoints UK Cellular Locations

Overview Mapping has launched an automatic location service using mobile phone signals from any of the UK’s network operators. A registered mobile’s location can be pinpointed through the new Verilocationä service via a simple Website displaying street-level maps. Verilocationä combines up to 100-metre accurate cell location with Overview’s own up-to-date UK digital street mapping. The […]

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SanDisk Introduces the World’s Smallest Removable Flash Card for Mobile Phones – the miniSD

SanDisk Corporation today introduced the SanDisk miniSD(TM) card, a new thumbnail-sized flash memory card that is designed to meet the needs of the mobile phone market for greater storage capacity in the smallest possible physical form factor. The miniSD card was recently adopted by the SD Association as an ultra-small form factor extension to the […]

Sony Ericsson Unveils the T610 Mobile Phone Camera

Today, at thirty events around the world, Sony Ericsson took mobile imaging to the next level by unveiling the T610 – a 65K colour screen mobile phone with inbuilt digital camera. The T610 is the first Sony Ericsson product with QuickShare™; meaning that the products offer the easiest, fastest and smartest way to share images […]

PCMCIA Announces Development of New Expansion Card Technology for Mobile and Desktop PCs

PCMCIA, a leading technology trade association, today announced the development of a new specification codenamed NEWCARD that takes the next step in PC Card evolution. The new specification builds on the successful characteristics of the PC Card: reliability, ease of use and wide industry support while delivering external expansion with reduced size, increased speed, lower […]

Partner Communications Deploys Niragongo Lava Smart Proxy to Enhance Its Mobile Data Services

Niragongo Ltd, a leading provider of smart proxy solutions for wireless operators, has today announced a commercial launch of its Lava Smart Proxy by Partner Communications Company Ltd. (“Partner”), one of the most innovative cellular carriers, operating under the multinational orange™ brand. Partner has chosen Niragongo as the proxy solution provider for its WAP services […]

Motorola Announces New Mobile Handsets for 2003

“Our new handsets build on the tremendous successes of our 2002 introductions,” said Tom Lynch, executive vice president and president Motorola PCS. “Today, there are more than 1.2 billion mobile handset users – and there’s plenty of opportunity for more growth through both new users and users who want to replace or upgrade their handsets. […]

Toshiba Introduces First Mobile PC with DVD and CD Recording

Extending its leadership in developing optical storage products to meet evolving needs, Toshiba’s Storage Device Division (SDD) today announced two new combination drives that deliver DVD/CD recordability to notebook and desktop computers. Based on the DVD-R/RW format, Toshiba’s combination drives support the most widely compatible DVD standard, giving consumers the highest level of compatibility with […]

Apeera Launches Managed Mobile Peer-to-Peer Application Sharing

Apeera, Inc. today announces a new solution for mobile network operators, which enables mobile phone users to share applications such as mobile games, pictures, cartoons or personal files with their friends and colleagues via their handset. Apeera’s application management system provides an innovative way for operators to manage, distribute and offer applications on remote devices. […]

Kontron Announces Their First Rugged, Mobile Notebook and Tablet PC in One

Kontron Mobile Computing, Inc., today announced availability of the ReVolution™ — a rugged, Windows-compatible, convertible notebook and tablet PC designed to meet the needs of field-deployed professionals. The company is now accepting orders for the product and expects to begin shipping initial units in October. The newest addition to Kontron’s full line of mobile computers, […]

Java Pioneer Creates World’s First 100% Java Mobile aJ-100WRP Communications and Gaming Device

aJile Systems, the Java pioneer founded by the developers of the first Java microprocessor, has created the world’s first pure Java wireless mobile device, the aJ-100WRP. The wireless mobile device combines the features of a mobile telephone handset, PDA and gaming device into a concise consumer product that delivers a full complement of Java-based mobile […]

PDAs Featuring Mobile IPv6 on Display

The Networld+Interop 2002 Tokyo held July 3-5 at the Makuhari Messe exhibition center and 34 of the participating firms have banded together to set up a display called the “IPv6 ShowCase” to promote Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) products. In particular, personal digital assistants (PDAs) equipped with Mobile IPv6 (IPv6 with some added features for […]

Hitachi to Introduce Processor for Mobile Phone with Digital Camera

Hitachi Ltd. in July will start sample shipments of the “SH7294,” a processor featuring enhanced functions for mobile phones with a built-in digital camera. The company plans to start its mass production in October. The SH7294 is connected to the baseband LSI of a mobile phone system, and performs dedicated processing of multimedia applications such […]

New “InterLink” JVC Mobile Mini Note PC MP-XP7210/MP-XP3210

Victor Company of Japan, Limited (JVC) has announced that it will be releasing two Mobile Mini Note PCs that provide enhanced connectivity and usability with digital video cameras and the Internet. Both units come with Microsoft®’s Windows® XP Professional operating system which features more powerful AV functionality and a feature set that makes it much […]

Fedex Adds Mobile Tracking

ViaFone™, Inc., a leading provider of mobile applications, today announced that FedEx Corp. has begun using its ViaFone OneBridge™ solution to support FedEx applications that give customers the ability to track package status, access drop-off location information and e-mail tracking results via most wireless devices. ViaFone’s mobile solution gives FedEx the ability to continue offering […]

ARM Unveils New Mobile Technology

ARM the industry’s leading provider of 16/32-bit embedded RISC processor solutions, today announced at the Embedded Processor Forum in San Jose, Calif., the launch of the ARM11™ microarchitecture, designed to address the needs of next-generation wireless and consumer devices. The ARM11 microarchitecture targets a performance range of 400 to 1,200 Dhrystone MIPS, while meeting the […]

Mobile Phones with Cameras Become Increasingly Popular

Mobile phones with camera modules are becoming very popular, and by the end of 2002 they may surpass digital cameras in shipments in Japan. With their better performance, some camera-equipped mobile phone models have begun to be used for low-priced digital cameras. Expecting the market expansion, many imaging-device manufacturers are competing intensely. At the same […]

Dell Unveils the Inspiron 8200 Notebooks With Advanced Mobile Technology

Dell today introduced two new notebook computers powered by Intel’s Mobile Pentium® 4 processors-M, bringing desktop-like performance to consumers and business mobile users alike. The wireless-ready InspironTM 8200 and LatitudeTM C840 notebooks come with Intel’s new Mobile Pentium 4 processors-M, NVIDIA’s new GeForce4 440 Go graphics controllers, large 15-inch high-resolution displays and multiple high-speed optical […]

Intel Pentium 4 Processor Technology Comes To Mobile PCs

Intel Corporation today announced it is bringing its flagship Pentium® 4 processor technology to mobile PCs for the first time. With the introduction of the mobile Intel® Pentium® 4 processor-M, designed specifically for mobile computers, PC makers are delivering full-size and thin-and-light systems with outstanding performance, long battery life and wireless capabilities. Intel also announced […]

Sony Ericsson Unveils the Z700, a Mobile Gaming Phone with Colour Screen

Sony Ericsson today unveiled the Z700 gaming phone. The phone combines a color screen, Java, Bluetooth, polyphonic ringtones and fast GPRS connection to form an ideal tool for playing games when mobile. The Z700 comes pre-loaded with Men in Black and Charlie’s Angels games, and will be on the market during Q3. Mobile gaming is […]

Panasonic C3003P Mobile Phone with Electronic Compass Function

KDDI Corp. and Okinawa Cellular Telephone Co. said they will release a new cdmaOne mobile phone equipped with an electronic compass function. Named “C3003P,” and produced by Matsushita Communication Industrial Co., Ltd., it will be released some time in mid-March. The KDDI Group will provide the mobile phone service under the brand name of “au.” […]

Hitachi to Launch New Broadband Mobile Multimedia Communicator

Hitachi, Ltd. has announced it is launching a new category of mobile multimedia communicator, the NPD-10JWL, based on the new Microsoft® operating system (OS), Windows CE .NET, Japanese Version, and the new Intel® Central Processing Unit (CPU), Intel® PXA250 applications processor based on the Intel® XscaleTM microarchitecture. Hitachi will begin selling the new device at […]

Realnetworks Introduces Realsystem Mobile

RealNetworks®, Inc. the global leader in Internet media delivery, today announced RealSystem® Mobile, a breakthrough platform for creation, delivery, and playback of RealAudio®/RealVideo® and Third Generation Partnership Program (3GPP) standards-compliant multimedia content in the mobile environment. By working with RealSystem Mobile and RealNetworks, mobile operators can now rapidly deploy media delivery and content subscription services. […]

Intel Introduces 400 Mhz XScale Microprocessor for Mobile Devices

Intel Corporation today introduced a new family of microprocessors specifically designed to bring high performance and long battery life to wireless communications devices. The new processors are based on the Intel® XScale™ technology and will power multimedia cell phones, handheld computers, in-vehicle (telematics) systems and other wireless Internet products. The added performance and power savings […]

Motient Announces Availability of the MobileModem for Palm V Series PDAs

Motient Corporation, the owner and operator of America’s largest two-way wireless data network, today announced the commercial availability of the MobileModem by MotientTM. The award-winning MobileModem liberates the estimated six million devoted Palm™ V/Vx series and IBM® WorkPad® c3 PC Companion users with the availability of always-on wireless email access directly to their handheld. The […]

Sharp Introduces the Zaurus SL-5500 Personal Mobile Tool

Sharp Electronics Corp., a leading distributor of consumer electronics, today redefined the concept of the PDA with the introduction of the Zaurus SL-5500 Personal Mobile Tool, an innovative, handheld communications and multimedia solution for professional consumers and corporate users. The Zaurus SL-5500 features Sharp’s high resolution color reflective LCD screen technology, a cleverly designed integrated […]