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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 them to remain visible online, ...

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iPod mini disection


Greg Koenig over at iPodlounge disects the iPod mini to reveal a 4GB Hitachi Microdrive. He had no luck trying to mount it on his Lexar FireWire CF Card Reader and Canon Digital Rebel, hopefully soon someone will figure out how to do this so we can have 4GB CF cards for our digital cameras. One reader claims it will ...

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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 between cameraphones and single-purpose digital ...

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Vertu Ascent: A Luxurious handset


UK-based Vertu has offered luxurious personal communication devices since 2002. Recently they have launched the Ascent collection designed with unique materials with prices starting at around £2450 GBP or $4500 USD. See press release below. Vertu launches the ascent collection dynamic, desirable and undeniably Vertu Vertu today announces a stunning new addition to its collection of luxury mobile phones: The ...

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Nikon D2H WiFi Digital Camera


Back in July we reported on the Nikon D2H release but the WT-1 was not yet available to consumers, Digital Photography Review had a chance to get look up close with the device at PMA 2004. The Nikon D2H is the first digital SLR to enable wireless transfers of image files via 802.11b. The D2H captures 25.7MB image files, and ...

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Sony unveils two-tone Vaio K series notebooks


Sony will introduce a new K series Vaio notebook with a new slick look. The main seller on this machine is the sharp constrast, crips graphics and amazing colour reproduction during video playback. The K series will have three models, the PCG-K13, PCG-K15, and PCG-K17. All with 802.11b/g WLAN and an ATI Radeon IGP 345M integrated chipsets, connected to a ...

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Vodafone brings Sharp GX30 megapixel handset to Europe


Vodafone has announced the first mega-pixel camera phone for GSM networks – the Sharp GX30. The new phone next in line of the Sharp GX10, GX10i and the GX20 models. The state-of-the-art Sharp GX30 comes with a built-in CCD camera capable of taking one million-pixel high-quality images, the first of its kind in Europe. For the first time on GSM ...

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Intel Announces Ultra-Wideband Wireless Technology Strategy


With intentions of delivering a new high-speed generation of personal wireless connectivity, an equivalent to wireless USB with bandwidth of 480 Mbit/sec. Intel claims the new standard will be backwards-compatible with USB 2.0 and will work best in distances under 30 feet. See press release below. Intel Unveils Platform Strategy For Ultra-Wideband Wireless Technology UWB Technology Offers High-Speed Wireless Data ...

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FlipStart: A revolutionary new MiniPC on XP


Vulcan previewed the FlipStart at Demo 2004 this week, the Aluminum encased MiniPC prototype runs on a 1GHz processor with Windows XP. The system has a 30GB disc drive and 256MB of internal RAM. The display screen is HDTV quality at 1024×600, and can capture stills at 1.3 megapixel with an integrated camera. The MiniPC will also has a USB ...

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Seagate launches Savvio 2.5-Inch, 10K RPM Enterprise Disc Drive


Seagate today announced their new 2.5-inch enterprise-class disc drive capable of 10,000 rpm spin speeds. The Savvio disc drive has a reliability specification of 1.4 million hours MTBF. The drive uses 40% less power then larger 3.5-inch disc drives and will be available in Fibre Channel, Ultra320 SCSI and SAS. See press release below. ANOTHER SEAGATE FIRST — SAVVIO 2.5-INCH, ...

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RealNetworks to power Sony Ericsson multimedia features


RealNetworks and Sony Ericsson today announced that Sony Ericsson has licensed RealNetworks technology and will incorporate the RealPlayer including RealAudio and RealVideo, in addition to the 3GPP standards in multimedia capable Sony Ericsson phones. The two companies also announced that Sony Ericsson has joined the Helix Community. Sony Ericsson did not mention which mobile phones will support the RealPlayer technology, ...

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Samsung SPH-V4300 MP3 Mobile Phone


Samsung has unveiled a new MP3 mobile handset to the Korean market. The Samsung Anycall SPH-V4300 has MP3 playback functionality from its 96MB internal memory, this can be expanded with an external SD card. The V3400 also comes with a 1.3 megapixel digital camera, this is capable of capturing 1280×1024 size images. Although 1.3 megapixels seems high for a mobile ...

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Panasonic Unveils DMC-LC1 Lumix 35mm Style Digital at PMA


Last week at PMA (Photo Marketing Association) Panasonic launched its new DMC-LC1 Lumix camera. The pro quality 35mm style DMC-LC1 has 5-megapixels and all the adjustments of a manual camera. The new DMC-LC1 reminds me of the Leica Digilux 2 camera, similar in functionality with shutter speed and and aperature controled by a dial. It uses the exact same lens, ...

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Vodafone Launches 3G in Europe with first 3G/GPRS Notebook Datacard


Vodafone has announced the commercial launch of its 3G services in Europe. The first service from Vodafone will be the Vodafone Mobile Connect 3G/GPRS datacard, Europe’s first high speed lap top datacard. With data rates of up to 384kbps, the Vodafone Mobile Connect 3G/GPRS datacard will enable Vodafone customers to access all their usual office applications like e-mail, calendar and ...

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Lexar Media Announces its 1GB Secure Digital Memory Cards


Lexar announced at PMA that it has doubled its highest capacity SD memory card to 1GB, with a top transfer speed of 60X, or 9MB per second write. Lexar Media will offer SEcure Digital cards in capacities of 32MB to 1GB. Lexar’s 1GB Secure Digital memory card will be available this spring, with an estimated retail price of $500. See ...

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