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Intel releases faster, low voltage processors


Four new low voltage mobile Intel processors were released today. The Pentium M Low Voltage 1.30 GHz and Ultra Low Voltage 1.10 GHz, with the Celeron M 1.40 GHz and Ultra Low Voltage Celeron M 900MHz processor. These are all designed using Intel’s 0.13-micron manufacturing technology and will enhance capabilities of notebooks and extend battery life. The Intel Pentium M ...

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SK Telecom offers home security monitoring via mobile handset


SK Telecom is offering a real-time video surveillence system for your home that is monitored from your mobile phone. It works by simply connecting a webcam to your home computer on a broadband Internet connection. If an intruder is detetected, the system will instantly send a text message to the mobile phone and notify you of a break-in. The service ...

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Transcend to release 1.8-inch pocket drive


Transcend will release a 1.8-inch USB 2.0 portable hard drive this month. Roughly the size of a standard business card, it has more than enough capacity (20GB/40GB) for your data storage needs. No need to carry around another troublesome power brick either; it is powered directly from the USB port. This pocket drive is perfect for the person always on ...

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Apple Announces the PowerPod


April Fools - Apple today announced the PowerPod, the world’s smallest portable video and music player with integrated video and digital camera. The device can hold over 1,000 songs or 100 movies and will be available in the summer of 2004 for $699 from the Apple Store and Apple Authorized Resellers throughout the U.S. The PowerPod is a half-inch thick, ...

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Canon debuts portable photo printers


Canon has made mobile printing even easier with their new Compact Photo Printers CP-220 and CP-330. Consumers can print pictures quickly, easily and directly from a digital camera, virtually anywhere. Canon’s small and stylish CP photo printers now print high-quality color prints in three different paper sizes from a computer via USB or by direct camera-to-printer connection. These sizes include ...

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Sharp Zaurus SL-6000L Linux VGA Handheld


Sharp today released their Linux Zaurus SL-6000 PDA with a four-inch native VGA screen to the North American market. The handheld data terminal is stylish and durable while maintaining a wide range of features for all business needs. Built-in 802.11b network capabilities give wireless access to corporate data. It also includes extensive protected flash memory, a built-in, sliding QWERTY keyboard ...

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GN Netcom to release first Bluetooth v1.2 headset


CSR today announced its BlueCore silicon is enabling GN Netcom to achieve qualification of the industry’s first Bluetooth v1.2 headset. The headset will be available on the market when mobile phones and other audio gateways support the new version of the standard. In addition, all of GN Netcom’s future products, including JABRA Bluetooth communications products, will be approved to this ...

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Samsung DuoCam VP-D6050i Digital video and digital still camera


Samsung Electronics has unveiled their second-generation DuoCam VP-D6050i. This combines the best technology from digital still photography with 5.25 Megapixels and Mini-DV with an 800K Pixel CCD. The new DuoCam VP-D6050i improves on the swivel lens design by incorporating dedicated DV and DSC lenses in one body. The new design offers a more compact package, similar in size to other ...

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Cellphone controlled appliances in Japan


NTT DoCoMo has unveiled a controller that enables your 3G FOMA videophone to control your home appliances from anywhere. How many times have you wanted your water-dispensing fridge to pour you a glass while you were half way to the front door. But seriously, the controller enables operations such as programming the recording of a TV program and then viewing ...

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Megapixel Display Devices Surge in 2004


Megapixel-enabled camera phones accounted for 3% camera phone shipments in 2003. As overall camera phone growth surges, megapixel-enabled handsets will grow at a 700% rate in 2004 to account for 12% of total camera phone shipments. Because of the price/value sensitivity of traditional cellular users, camera phone vendors will offer a relatively lower level of technical functionality to remain affordable ...

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Nintendo Classic NES games coming for Gameboy Advance


Nintendo has plans to release a collection of classics from the original NES, for Game Boy Advance and Advance SP. Even though these games from the 80s were blocky with very basic sound effects, they were fun as hell and awesome to play. Some of us grew up on these games, and having them once again would be a treat. ...

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Sandisk SDIO Wi-Fi 256MB Combo Card


If you are looking for a multi-card with storage and network access, then Sandisk has made something just for you. The Wi-Fi SDIO card with 256MB of memory will sell for $150 and be available very soon for Pocket PCs, but months for Palm OS users. Sandisk was waiting for an update for Windows Mobile 2003 before releasing the card, ...

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Nokia to release 40 handsets in 2004


At the Nokia Annual General Meeting, Nokia Chairman and CEO Jorma Ollila outlined how the transformation in the mobile communications industry, and Nokia’s strategy and new organization position the company for the future. In his speech, Ollila also reviewed the 2003 annual results, Nokia’s strategy, Nokia’s compensation philosophy and proposals to the AGM. “As a part of expanding mobility into ...

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ATIs XILLEON to power new Windows CE Multimedia Devices


ATI Technologies today announced that the XILLLEON 225 system-on-a-chip will support the Microsoft Windows Media Center Extender products. The integrated digital entertainment solution will allow users to view live and recorded television, images, movies and music from anywhere in their home with a Windows XP Media Center Edition PC. “We are pleased to see companies like ATI delivering innovative technologies ...

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Microsoft unveils Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition


At DevCon 2004 conference, Microsoft announced the new Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition platform, the first device to ship with the new OS will be the Motorola MPx handset sporting a full QWERTY keyboard, it is scheduled to come out this summer. The Motorola MPx phone is a tri-band GSM/GPRS handset is designed with built-in WiFi, Bluetooth and IRDA modules ...

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