Nokia 6630 3G Smartphone Ships

The new Nokia 6630 megapixel smartphone is the first phone to combine 3G and Edge in a Series 60 platform. Nokia will be shipping the tri-band, dual-mode handset throughout the world, it is designed to work on 3G (WCDMA), EDGE and 2G (GSM 900/1800/1900) networks but with a 500 euro price tag.

The Series 60 software platform combined with the WCDMA radio interface offers unparalled benefits for Nokia 6630 business users. With thousands of applications available for the Series 60 smartphone platform, the Nokia 6630 can be customized to meet the demanding needs of today’s mobile workforce. The mobile broadband capacity of WCDMA networks also enables the Nokia 6630 imaging phone to show high quality, real-time video streaming and to support video call on its bright color display.

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Nokia 6630 users can be constantly connected to their e-mail as well as automatically receive an alert of incoming e-mail. E-mail attachments can be downloaded and viewed at mobile broadband speeds of up to 384 kbps, and e-mail can be sent with speeds of up to 128 kbps. To enable secure access to corporate Intranets or e-mail servers while on the move, the Nokia 6630 also supports the Nokia Mobile VPN client, available in the standard sales package.

With the built-in memory and in-box MultiMediaCard (MMC), the Nokia 6630 features 74 MB of memory, making it easy to store images, videos, music and other multimedia content. The Nokia 6630 smartphone incorporates a 1.3 megapixel camera* and 1 to 6x variable digital zoom for picture and video capture. Its wide array of imaging features also include manual brightness and contrast adjustment, sequence mode for fast picture capture, up to 1 hour of video recording as well as a manual and automatic video editor. The Nokia 6630 also supports wireless printing directly from the handset utilizing solutions by HP and Kodak. In addition to wireless printing, the MMC can easily be extracted from the side of the phone and inserted into a compatible printer.

The Series 60 smartphone platform allows flexible customization of the Nokia 6630 to enable easy access to network operator services as well as providing developers with new application development opportunities. Weighing 127 g and measuring 110 x 60 x 21 mm, the Nokia 6630 is the lightest globally available megapixel dual-mode phone for GSM and WCDMA networks.

Sony Cybershot DSC-T3 5.1MP Digital Camera Available

image_52342_largeimagefile Sony Cybershot DSC-T3 5.1MP Digital Camera AvailableNear the end of August, Sony announced an Ultra-Slim digital camera with a massive 2.5-inch LCD display and an impressive 3x optical zoom telescoping lens. The Sony CyberShot DSC-T3 is now available for pre-order from Amazon, it will ship November 5th for a starting price of $499, about $50 less than what they listed it at.

Another nice feature about this little point-and-shoot is the four shot 3 fps full resolution burst capture at 5.1 megapixels, with that alone you can’t go wrong.

Magellan eXplorist 300 GPS Available in North America

image_52385_largeimagefile Magellan eXplorist 300 GPS Available in North AmericaThales Navigation has just released the Magellan eXplorist 300 to North America. The $199 three-meter accurate GPS offers a built-in nationwide background map, an electronic compass, altimeter and barometer. It’s not a bad deal considering it can store 500 waypoints and five track-log files with 2000 points each. It measures 4.6 x 2.1 x 1.3-inches and weighs a mere 4 ounces.

See press release below.



Now Available in North America, Thales’ New Magellan eXplorist 300 Handheld Shatters GPS Price-Functionality Barrier

Santa Clara, California — Rounding out its Magellan eXplorist series of handheld GPS navigation devices, Thales announces the North American availability of its Magellan eXplorist 300. The easy-to-use, bright-blue Magellan eXplorist 300 is the first GPS handheld to deliver the convenience of a built-in nationwide background map, an electronic compass, altimeter, barometer and three-meter accuracy – all for just $199.

“The product marks a milestone in the GPS industry by delivering a combination of premium navigation features at an affordable price,” said Christian Bubenheim, senior director of consumer product marketing for Thales’ navigation business. “The Magellan eXplorist 300 is an ideal, easy-to-use navigation tool for outdoor adventures, including camping, hiking, hunting, geocaching, and more. Its powerful feature set will satisfy even the most hard-core enthusiast, while its intuitive interface makes it simple even for beginners to use.”

The compact Magellan eXplorist 300 weighs less than 4 ounces, measures 4.6″ x 2.1″ x 1.3,” and has a rugged, rubber-armored, waterproof (IPX-7) exterior. Explorers can carry it anywhere with ease and use it in any weather condition. Navigation data is easy to see on the large 2.3″ diagonal, high-resolution LCD screen. It’s perfect for viewing the eXplorist’s built-in North American background maps, complete with interstate highways, major roads, parks, waterways, airports, and more. In addition – and unique to the Magellan eXplorist line – the electronic compass of the eXplorist 300 eliminates the need to move to get a bearing, while its electronic barometer and altimeter allow users to monitor the weather and climbing conditions, respectively.

The Magellan eXplorist 300 offers fast one-button access to its most-often-used features: the menu, personal points-of-interest storage, “go-to” routing, backlighting and track-log screens, which let navigators automatically see where they have been. The eXplorist 300 can store up to 500 waypoints and five track-log files, each with up to 2,000 points. Its accuracy is ensured via Magellan TrueFix technology, which incorporates a superior 14-parallel-channel, WAAS/EGNOS-enabled GPS receiver to provide precise position fixes within three meters plus advanced reliability and accuracy in satellite signal acquisition and tracking.

The Magellan eXplorist 300 is the third in its series, and is preceded by the orange-cased Magellan eXplorist 100 and the yellow-cased Magellan eXplorist 200. The eXplorist 100, priced at only $99, offers navigators the best value in a GPS track plotter, combining easy-to-use features for the beginner with enough power for the expert user. The eXplorist 200 adds to those features a built-in North American background map and the ability to save up to five track-log files with up to 2,000 points each – all for $149, a breakthrough price for mapping handhelds.

Smartphone 2003 WYSIWYG Homescreen Designer

Homescreen Designer is a WYSIWYG tool made for anyone that would like to personalize their Smartphone 2003 interface. It basically acts as an XML interface for you to easily manipulate the code via the WYSIWYG editor.

Currently the software allows you to move the plugins with your mouse to the desired position, enter a new name for the home screen, change size, colour and font style of plugins, even change all colours to a scheme. You can export your new design to the device and export it for backup or to send to your buddies.

image_52386_superimage Smartphone 2003 WYSIWYG Homescreen Designer

NTT DoCoMo Announces Wi-Fi Phone Service

image_52880_largeimagefile NTT DoCoMo Announces Wi-Fi Phone ServiceNTT DoCoMo has announced their 3G/WLAN phone, the N900iL will be available in Tokyo for voice calling over Wi-Fi networks. The phone was originally designed to work only on NTT DoCoMo M-Zone hotspots, but for some reason it ended being released to work on all Wi-Fi networks, except the M-Zone.

DoCoMo is the only carrier to announce VoWi-Fi plans yet. Wi-Fi data only handsets will allow carriers to collect more Wi-Fi charges from users, it will also contribute to expanding mobile data networks. Carriers are beginning to realize that getting Wi-Fi and 3G or GPRS or EDGE to work in tandem is key.