O2 launches the XDA Exec 3G PDA

O2 has come out with the first PDA smartphone with 3G capabilities, the O2 XDA Exec. For some users, this may very well be a flexible laptop replacement, light weight and comparatively smaller in size and offers 3G capabilities. With the advent of the XDA Exec, based on the Imate JASJAR by Taiwanese HTC, O2 […]

Wireless Operators: ABI Research underlines transitional churning

The quarterly ABI Research titled “Advanced Mobile Applications Research Service”, has once again captured the transitional churning within the wireless communications segment along with the related pangs. New York-based ABI Research, a leading global research agency which keeps a tab on global developments in telecom, automotive and energy sectors, updates its reports after every three […]

3G Moves Ahead with SkyCross UWB Antenna Technology

Novatel Wireless has selected SkyCross to supply them with ultra wideband and dual band antennas for their newest PCMCIA card modems. The SkyCross antenna will be integrated with the new Novatel Wireless card modems for GSM/UMTS and EVDO CDMA networks worldwide. Ultra wideband technology will provide next generation wireless services offering high-speed data for fast […]

Samsung’s Solid State Disk (SSD) based on NAND Flash Memory

Samsung Electronics has developed the world’s first Solid State Disk (SSD) based on NAND Flash memory technology. The new SSD drives are designed for long-life, secure and durable mobile applications. Using 8Gb (Gigabit) density NAND Flash chips, Samsung can create SSDs with a capacity has high as 16GB (Gigabytes). The SSD’s performance exceeds that of […]

Blackberry 7520 With Telus Mike Service and GPS

Research In Motion (RIM) and Telus Mobility have teamed up to bring Mike clients a BlackBerry with built in direct connect walkie talkie service via the Mike network. The new BlackBerry 7520 will also feature a built in GPS with support for services such as fleet management. In addition, it includes Bluetooth, 32 MB of […]

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Nokia and Macromedia Team Up to Bring Flash to Series 60

Nokia has signed a license agreement with macromedia today to bring Macromedia Flash technology to their Series 60 Platform. Nokia also stated that they will support flash in its other software platforms. Hopefully we will see some great flash games, movies, and interactive applications for the new platform. Nokia wants developers to start their engines […]

Samsung Starts Exporting SCH-A890 Phone To Verizon

Samsung has announced that they have started to export their CDMA2000 1x EV-DO compatible cell phone, the SCH-A890, to Verizon Wireless in the US. The phone’s features to note are the rotating 1.3 mega pixel camera, flash, and dynamic three-dimension user interface. The phone will also feature an interactive voice recognition and voice dialing. Samsung […]

Lexar introduces smallest USB flash card

Lexar has come out with a very useful and compact type of portable memory. It is obvious a USB Flash Drive will be limited to the size of the USB connector, so Lexar has gone and imbedded memory directly into the USB module, making it the smallest Flash USB Drive we have seen yet. Lexar […]

RIM 7520 Bluetooth-enabled Blackberry available at Nextel

RIM will be sending the BlackBerry 7520 with Bluetooth-technology over to Nextel retailers just in time for Christmas. The 7520, which sells for $299 USD, will allow wireless Bluetooth-enabled headsets and car kits to be connected. GPS and E911 are also supported; police, fire and rescue teams can locate your device in the event of […]

Samsung Super Fast 1Gb OneNAND

Samsung has developed a new ultra-fast, super-duper, extra-big 1Gb OneNAND Flash memory device for future use in cellphones. The OneNAND device combines the high-speed data read function of NOR flash (108MBps read and 10MBps write speeds), and the advanced data storage of NAND flash (1 Gb). Basically, this will allow for continuous multi-shot captures in […]

Samsung fits 8GB on Single NAND Flash Chip

Samsung Electronics has announced the development of the first 60-nanometer 8GB NAND flash memory storage device. This 60nm process is capable of producing a 16 GB NAND Flash memory on a single chip. See press release below. Samsung Introduces Industry’s First 60-Nanometer 8-Gigabit NAND Flash Memory SEOUL, South Korea — Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the […]

Sharp Unveils Ready-to-use Portable Media Player Reference Design

These ready-to-use reference designs from Sharp provide complete hardware and software solutions enabling easy product differentiation, rapid time to market, and lower system costs. Portable media players are part of a new generation of devices that enable consumers to manage audio, image, and video files in a single, hand-held platform. According to a recent report, […]

Auto-focus Functionality Now Available On Camera Phones

From the press release: Atsana Semiconductor and 1 today announced a strategic partnership to make auto-focus functionality available to manufacturers of mobile feature phones. Camera enabled mobile phones typically rely on fixed focus lenses – which do not provide the image quality that users are conditioned to with DSC’s and camcorders; the depth of […]

Sanyo A5505SA 3G handset features Spatializer ((environ)) Technology

Rolling out its penetration of the global cellular telephone market, Spatializer Audio Laboratories Inc. announced today that its Spatializer ((environ)) technology is a key feature in Sanyo’s new A5505SA handset for KDDI’s au 3G service in Japan. With this design win, Spatializer technology is now available in cellular telephones for two of Japan’s three leading […]

Samsung announces Dual Voltage MultiMediaCards

Samsung Electronics has announced several Dual Voltage MultiMediaCards that will support 70% less power consumption. The new cards feature extended battery usage by only drawing 20mA of power compared to 80mA of conventional cards. Handset manufacturers are now designing MMC and RS-MMC into their next generation handsets. Samsung’s new DV-MMC line up consists of nine […]

Philips unveils the FluidFocus lens

Philips Research will present a revolutionary new lens for various camera products at CeBIT 2004 in Germany. The variable-focus lens system titled FluidFocus, uses a process similar to our very own eyes. The lens is composed of two chemicals in a water repellent tube. When electricity is applied to the tube, the surface radius of […]

DigiMemo A501 transfers Ink to Digital

(Press Release) —ACE CAD Enterprise Co., Ltd. (ACECAD), has announced the unique portable digital notepad – the DigiMemo A501 – a digital pad and an electronic inking pen. The DigiMemo A501 is a standalone device with storage capabilities that digitally captures and stores everything you write or draw on paper, without the use of computers […]

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Nokia and Polar announce enhancements for 5140 handset

Nokia in conjunction with Polar Electro, manufacturer of sports instruments have launched several devices for the new Nokia 5140 mobile phone. For travelers and hikers, the Nokia Xpress-on GPS shell for the 5140 handset offers GPS functions like trip computer, route guidance, tracking and saving of waypoints integrated into the phone shell. Sold separately, the […]

Broadband 802.16a WiMax may be a possibility

WiMax can transfer data at about 70 MB/s, thousands of users can receive the signal within 30 miles of one single base station. “The IEEE 802.16e spec, which will support mobile applications, is expected to be complete by early 2005. Nextel, Sprint and BellSouth are all interested in the technology to deploy services like streaming […]

Solar powered gadget jacket from ScotteVest

ICP Solar Technologies Inc. (ICP), the world’s largest developer of solar products for consumers, and SCOTTeVEST LLC, the leading Technology Enabled Clothing (TEC) company, have unveiled the first solar power jacket prototypes designed to allow wearers to carry, connect and charge their portable digital devices, at the 2004 International CES in Las Vegas. The ICP […]

Fujitsu Siemens Releases New Pocket LOOX 610

The new Pocket LOOX 610 from Fujitsu Siemens was released today in Germany. The Intel XScale PXA 255 Processor powered device will ship to retailers next month and should be in stores shortly after. See press release below. Pocket LOOX 610 — the pocket-sized mobile office Augsburg, Germany — Today, at its Octoberfestival customer event […]

Sony Next to Develop Intel Processor Powered PDAs and Cell Phones

SANTA CLARA, Calif. and NEW YORK — Intel Corporation and Sony Music Entertainment today announced they will work together to enable users to access music, images, videos and other Sony Music Entertainment content on powerful, Intel-based cellular phones and PDAs. Together, the companies will optimize Sony Music Entertainment’s mobile applications, services and content for mobile […]

Microsoft and Vodafone to utilise XML in new Web Services Architecture

GENEVA — Microsoft Corp. and Vodafone today outlined their plans to help create mobile Web services standards that will enable new business opportunities for application developers and mobile network operators and deliver new integrated services for customers across fixed (wired) and wireless networks. Mobile Web services will utilise existing industry standard Extensible Markup Language (XML)-based […]

Sony plans to bring Digital TV to Cell Phones

Consumer electronics maker Sony Corp said on Wednesday it planned to ship in December samples of a mini digital broadcast tuner module that would enable mobile phones to act as televisions. The tuner module, which is smaller than a postage stamp, can be used in mobile applications such as cell phones or personal digital assistants […]

LXE Announces Lightweight MX6 Color Handheld Computer

LXE Inc., a leading manufacturer of rugged wireless computers that improve the performance of supply-chain execution applications, today announced the newest addition to its family of Windows-based wireless computers – the MX6 handheld computer. The unit, with its lightweight contoured design, high-visibility color display, imaging technology, and full-shift battery, is the perfect handheld for a […]

Hitachi SH-G1000 Phone Now Available Nationwide from Sprint

Press Release: There was a time when businesspeople were judged by how many devices they carried with them. But starting today, they will be judged by how many devices they leave behind. The Windows Mobile-based PCS Phone by Hitachi Model SH-G1000 is the first Pocket PC to integrate a rotating camera, built-in keyboard and wireless […]

Sprint to Offer Intermec 760 Pocket PC

Sprint, which operates the largest all-digital, all-CDMA Third-Generation (3G) wireless network in the United States, announced today that it has certified the 760 Color mobile computer from Intermec Technologies Corp. for the enhanced Sprint Nationwide PCS Network. The Intermec 760 Color is the first rugged Pocket PC mobile computer certified for use on the enhanced […]

Fujitsu Micro. Introduces New Chips for 3G Phone Video Streaming

Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. (FMA) has recently introduced a pair of Mobile FCRAMtm devices for third-generation mobile phones. Based on the company’s Fast Cycle RAM (FCRAM) architecture, the new 32Mbit MB82DBS02163C and the 64Mbit MB82DBS04163B are the first FCRAM devices to adopt burst mode for both read and write operations. “The new Mobile FCRAMs enable […]

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Nokia Plans to Build 802.11b Switching for Cellular Handsets

“Nokia executives have revealed plans to deliver high-end cellular handsets that seamlessly switch between 802.11b and public carrier networks in an effort to transform handsets into terminals capable of consuming composite applications. The switching technology, expected to be deployed in handsets for beta trials toward the end of the year, is designed to extend the […]

WalkAbout Computers Ships Hammerhead XRT Rugged Tablet PCs

WalkAbout Computers, Inc., a leading manufacturer of rugged tablet computers for mobile workers in the utility, public safety/EMS and other vertical markets, is now shipping their new Hammerhead XRT rugged Tablet PC. The Hammerhead XRT is the latest edition to WalkAbout’s expanding line of rugged Tablet PCs and docking stations. In support of Microsoft’s Tablet […]

Xelibri Fashion Phones Unveiled by Siemens

In a bold move to reinvigorate growth in the mobile phone market, the Siemens Information and Communication Mobile Group (Siemens mobile) has created a new collection of personal communication devices in radically different shapes and wearable designs with simple voice functionality. XELIBRI accessories will be sold over new channels, primarily via department stores and fashion […]

Infineon Enables PDAs to Become Entertainment Centers

Lugging around books, CDs, and batteries, writing postcards and glueing stamps during the best weeks of the year could very well soon become a thing of the past, thanks to technology know-how from Infineon. A 256-Mbit memory which is now being shipped to manufacturers will make the PDA (Personal Digital Assistant) much more of a […]

Interactive Imaging Systems Unveils its Revolutionary iCOM Wireless Personal Internet Browser

The ICE Communicators are pocket sized computing devices that offer the visual performance of a 17” color VGA computer monitor. Utilizing LCD micro-displays that are smaller than a postage stamp, ICE Communicators produce large virtual images that allow users to access and experience high-resolution computer based information, including the Internet, the way they would on […]

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E-Ink Unveils World’s Thinnest Active Matrix Display

E Ink Corporation, the leading developer and marketer of electronic ink technology for paper-like displays, today announced its demonstration of the world’s thinnest active-matrix displays. Prototypes were first exhibited to industry leaders at last month’s Society for Information Display Symposium, Seminar and Exhibition, in Boston, Massachusetts. E Ink has demonstrated two display sizes targeting highly […]

Wireless Carriers Team up to Offer SMS

Fulfilling the promise to deliver North America’s first inter-carrier mobile text messaging network, Bell Mobility, Microcell PCS (Fido), Rogers AT&T Wireless and TELUS Mobility today announced the commercial availability of inter-carrier Short Message Service (SMS) across Canada. Leveraging CMG Wireless Data Solutions’ Inter-Short Message Service Center Router (ISR), customers of Canada’s four wireless communications providers […]

Kirusa Announces the Availability of its Multimodal Platform – Supporting CDMA, CDMA 1x/3x, GSM, GPRS, UMTS, iDEN and Others

Kirusa, the leading provider of platforms enabling multimodal wireless applications delivery, announces the availability of Version 2.0 of its MultiModal Platform (KMMP). The platform allows users to interact with mobile applications using a combination of voice and visual modes and empowers the delivery of revenue- generating mobile applications and services to help increase customer penetration […]

Siemens Sets Up Wireless Incubator With 180 Million

Siemens Information and Communication Mobile (IC Mobile) today announced the foundation of an incubator with the specific aim of fostering start–up enterprises who are keen to transform their new business ideas into marketable products and services as quickly as possible. The focus will fall on mobile applications, in other words software solutions and services for […]

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How Smartphones Will Control The House of Future

What is the house of future? Well, imagine smart security, self cooking ovens, self cleaning carpets, self automated robot butlers to complete all your chores, smart gadgets that remind you to have sex and then automatically set themselves in motion to clean up the bed and make themselves, welcome to your possible house of future. […]

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Top 10 Call Center Technology Trends Of 2016

Every good business thrives on phenomenal customer service experience, but did you know how many business ignore that and that the true cost of poor customer service is over $41 billion per year? Wow, obviously that’s a huge number to ignore. But here’s Top 10 Call Center technology trends of 2016 that can make a difference. […]

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Underwater Eyes: Practical Uses for ROVs and AUVs

Autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) and remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) are two types of robots used for marine research. Scientists use these high-tech machines to explore the dark, deep, and cold recesses of the sea floor. ROVs and AUVs can take surveys, carry instruments, and allow scientists to monitor the mission from the safety of a […]

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7 Android apps you will never uninstall from your phone

There are so many android apps releasing everyday on the Play Store, yet not adding to the usability of its customers. However, very few applications are designed and developed beautifully to accommodate solutions to everyday issues. Here are a bunch of hand­picked applications I personally think are amazing to have. 1. Wifi FTP This is […]

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The 3 C’s of Video Communication You Must Know

No matter what industry your company is focused on, communication is a vital part of selling your services or products, interacting with consumers and collaborating with partners and other industries to ensure your success and expansion. In fact, without stretching the truth, communication is what enables you to do any of that at all. Whether […]

What All to Expect From the New Apple TV

Apple’s traditional September media events have always seen the new launch of upcoming iPhones, Macs or latest versions of iOS. While this year too, the company will possibly do the same as the whole world eagerly waits for the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, however, apart from that the much awaited next-gen Apple TV […]

Initial Impressions of the Z E1: World’s Smallest 4K UHD Camera

Every one of us has cherished that joy of clicking a picture and telling ourselves as what a brilliant shot that is. That’s why more and more people tend to switch to better cameras over a period of time. This is exactly why leading camera manufacturers are facing a stiff competition between themselves which ultimately […]

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Evolving the Web Platform, for Real This Time

Many companies have been trying to evolve the web as a platform over the last 15 years. From Macromedia with Flash to Microsoft with Silverlight, these attempts have done their best to allow enhanced applications to be written for the web. Most developers I know say they’ve failed. Luckily there’s a new light at the […]