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Cellular Antennas Go Airborne


The latest enhancement in cellular technology may be right over our heads. An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) equipped with a cellular antenna is being used to send wireless signals to handset units or laptops wherever they may be. Testing is currently being performed by California firm Aero-Vironment Inc., they claim that their UAV with a 50-foot wing span and powered ...

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iPod gets connected with Volvo


Volvo does not want to be left behind and is now joining the digital music bandwagon through a partnership with PhatNoise. The deal involves the option to Volvo drivers a choice of dealer-installed MP3 music solutions, one being… ta-da! your iPod. The other solution is a tailored version of PhatNoise’s PhatBox player. With the Volvo iPod Adapter, retailing at $150, ...

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Digital Music is the Most Important Mobile Phone Service for 2005


Mobile phone makers agree that digital music is the next ‘big thing’ that mobile makers need to cater to. Music in cell phones all began in 1998 when Finnish mobile phone operator Radiolinja started offering ringtone services for top cell phone maker Nokia. However, improvements in mobile technology have made these ringtones practically obsolete as consumers clamor for the real ...

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Track your pet via satellite


Attention all pet lovers in Switzerland. If the thought of losing your beloved pet sends shivers down your spine then worry no more. UK-based Sarantel introduces the PB100, an easy to use, lightweight, and waterproof pet tracking device that offers real time location data. So how does it work? The PB100, which attaches to your pet’s collar, makes use of ...

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Sprint PCS Features Metallica Tunes as Ringtones for July


You went to the concerts, bought the albums, downloaded their MP3s (legally of course) and maybe at some point even sported the Metallica ‘look’. Well don’t stop there, download ‘Fade to Black’ and have it as the ringtone of your Sprint PCS mobile phone too. Sprint PCS and Warner Bros. Records have signed a deal to give you over 20 ...

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Motorola Extends Contract to Use Opera Mobile Internet Browser


Opera Software of Norway has agreed to expand its existing contract with Motorola which will enable the US mobile phone maker to use Opera’s small-screen browser for three years. The Internet browser will be made available on all major operating systems supported by Motorola such as Linux, Symbian, Windows Mobile, BREW and Motorola’s P2K. The agreement is definitely seen as ...

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PlayAway – The First Self-Playing Audio Book


In this world of ‘downloads’, FindAway brings to you PlayAway, the first self-playing audio book in the market. It’s extremely user-friendly (read: easy to use) and all you have to do is insert a standard AAA battery at the base of the gadget, plug the earphones on the universal jack and press the PlayAway button. While listening to your book, ...

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LG and Red Bend Update 3G Mobile Phone Firmware Wirelessly


LG Electronics, the No. 4 mobile handset manufacturer in the world, has selected Red Bend Software’s vCurrent Mobile FOTA update technology for its 3G cell phones. With Red Bend’s firmware over-the-air (FOTA) update technology, LG can now deploy firmware updates to its 3G consumers in a fast, reliable and cost-efficient manner. LG 3G mobile phones offer sophisticated features such support ...

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Samsung Introduces Split Mobile Phone Display


Samsung Electronics has developed a mobile phones display that splits, they say it will correct the common gripe amongst all mobile phones; not enabling you to see status icons while on Standby mode. The new display is now divided into an indicator window (showing the status icons), and a display window (showing pictures and the full user interface of the ...

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Apple Files Patent for iPod like Notebook


Apple has filed a patent for a notebook design that will integrate its ultra-popular iPod mini. According to Patent Application 20040224638, Apple intends the iPod mini to double as the notebook’s touch pad. Actually, the ‘cool’ part does not only speak of the notebook/iPod combo. The patent application is actually covers wireless capabilities for the notebook. In particular, Apple speaks ...

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Philips takes initiative to lower handset costs to below $20, launches Nexperia Cellular System Solution 5130


Royal Philips Electronics is now launching a great effort to lower handset costs to less than $20 as part of efforts to tap the 3.3 billion potential customers in India, China, Africa, South America and Eastern Europe. As a first step, Philips has launched the Nexperia Cellular System Solution 5130. It is a sub-$5 system solution that integrates all the ...

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Imation USB Micro Hard Drive – It’s Small But it Packs a Punch


Ready for something really cool? Check out Imation’s USB Micro Hard Drive. The cute 1.61″ x 0.66″ x 3.3″ micro drive looks like a padlock but don’t let its miniature looks deceive you. The USB Micro Hard Drive offers advanced security features. To protect your data, it offers 128-bit encryption, magnetic data encoding and error correction. It even has file ...

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Motorola Purchases Sendo R&D Labs


Is this the end-o of Sendo? Motorola has just agreed to purchase certain parts of UK-based Sendo. No financial details of the acquisition have been released yet but this much is known – Motorola is getting Sendo’s UK- and Singapore-based R&D team (plus the design and testing equipment utilized by that R&D group), and its intellectual property portfolio. Sendo’s claim ...

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