Author: Dave Conabree

Samsung Smartphone 2002 Exposed

Sendo isn’t the only manufacturer hard at work to bring a Smartphone 2002-based device to market; we’ve got specs and the very first pictures of Samsung’s new SCH-I600! UK based mobile phone manufacturer Sendo has long been at the forefront of Microsoft’s effort to launch a smartphone product based on its Smartphone 2002 platform. What […]

Iomega Announces the New Zip 750MB Drive

Iomega Corporation, a global leader in reliable portable data storage, today announced it is now shipping for worldwide availability the new Zip® 750MB USB 2.0 drive, the third generation of the company’s award-winning removable storage solution for small business, home, and enterprise users. The new Iomega Zip 750MB drive triples the capacity and more than […]

RIM To Offer Email Attachment Viewing Features For BlackBerry

RIM has announced that it will expand the BlackBerry™ solution by offering a secure software application for viewing email attachments with BlackBerry Wireless Handhelds™. RIM also plans to extend its development environment with software tools to enable developers to create additional document handling applications for the BlackBerry solution. This offering will complement the existing wireless […]

Sprint Introduces Clarity You Can See and Hear With Nationwide Availability of PCS VisionSM

Sprint, the company that for years has delivered unmatched clarity with crystal-clear service, today brings clarity to a whole new level by introducing PCS VisionSM, a next generation wireless service that is headed to retail stores and Sprint business channels nationwide beginning next week. Wireless customers want advanced wireless services that keep them connected to […]

Telstra Mobile m-Commerce

Telstra has announced that eligible mobile and communic8 customers will be able to use their post-paid GSM mobile phones to pay for parking under Telstra’s latest Mobile Commerce (m-Commerce) trial, proposed to be made available in the coming weeks. The Australian-first three-month trial allows customers to use their mobile phones to pay for parking near […]

The Ultimate Breakthrough in Memory Demoed

The ultimate in miniaturization is the atom — there are 10 million billion of them in a single grain of salt. The scientist Richard Feynman suggested several decades ago that it would be possible to use single atoms to store bits of data. Researchers from the University of Wisconsin at Madison have taken a large […]

ASUS Launches MyPal A600 Pocket PC

ASUSTek Computer Inc. announced the launch of the MyPal A600 Pocket PC, one of the world’s smallest, lightest, thinnest and most powerful PDA. ASUS MyPal A600 runs on the Intel® XScale™ PXA250 400MHz processor and features 64MB SDRAM and 32MB Flash ROM. The device was first introduced at CeBit 2002 in March. The MyPal A600 […]

(PAL) Portable Audio Laboratory

Ever wish you could enjoy the Model One’s trademark sound quality and reception outdoors? You can, if you have a PAL. The Henry Kloss Portable Audio Laboratory’s treated 2.5″ magnetically shielded driver and rubberized cabinet are weather resistant, so your PAL can keep you company by the pool or the patio. And it’s environmentally-friendly rechargeable […]

Java Pioneer Creates World’s First 100% Java Mobile aJ-100WRP Communications and Gaming Device

aJile Systems, the Java pioneer founded by the developers of the first Java microprocessor, has created the world’s first pure Java wireless mobile device, the aJ-100WRP. The wireless mobile device combines the features of a mobile telephone handset, PDA and gaming device into a concise consumer product that delivers a full complement of Java-based mobile […]

Nextel and Motorola Launch First Java Technology- Enabled Phone With Color Display in the United States

Nextel Communications Inc. and Motorola, Inc. have teamed up to add color to the mobile phone user’s life with the first color display, Java™ technology-enabled phone in the U.S. — the Motorola i95cl, available today from Nextel. The handset’s large color screen, maximized memory, faster processor, and improved network connectivity allow Nextel customers to take […]

Audiovox RTM-8000 GSM/GPRS Pocket PC CompactFlash Card

With the RTM-8000 GSM/GPRS CompactFlash card, you can instantly turn your Pocket PC or notebook computer into a wireless communication device so you can perform voice/data communication anytime and anywhere. You can not only enjoy high quality voice communication but rapid and stable GPRS Data transmission. You can finally get rid of the tiny little […]

Infineon Technologies Develops Wearable, Washable MP3 Player

Infineon Technologies Japan KK, a Japanese unit of Infineon Technologies AG, announced that Infineon, a major German chipmaker, has developed technology called “wearable electronics” with LSI chips sewn and wired into fabrics. The Japanese subsidiary held a preview session and revealed a washable MP3 player woven into a jacket. (photo above is browse with a […]

e. Digital Odyssey 1000 Establishes New Standard In Digital Entertainment

It’s sleek, it’s powerful, it has the capacity to download 4,800 songs, or 400 CDs, at lightning-quick speed — and it’s PC and Mac compatible. e.Digital Corporation (OTC: EDIG) today announced its new Odyssey 1000TM digital jukebox and data storage device, its premier digital audio player. Powered by e.Digital’s MicroOS® 2.0, the Odyssey 1000 combines […]

SCOTTeVEST 2.5 Released with New Look and Features

SCOTTeVEST™ LLC introduces the SCOTTeVEST™ Version 2.5 to help consumers manage and carry a multitude of gadgets and peripherals. The first product line to incorporate the patent-pending Technology Enabled Clothing™ (TEC) system, the SCOTTeVEST integrates technology, luggage and apparel to allow people to discreetly hold, conceal AND connect several electronic devices including cell phones, pagers, […]

Illuminate Your PDA Screen With a Belkin Penlight Stylus

Belkin, the leading manufacturer of computer peripherals and accessories, today introduced its new Penlight Stylus (F8U0302 – ESP $9.99) for Personal Digital Assistants (PDA). Perfect for PDA enthusiasts wishing to illuminate their PDA screen while saving their PDA’s precious battery life, the Belkin Penlight Stylus for PDA is set to start shipping in North America […]

The Snowcrash Netsurfer Mini Workstation

Netsurfer emerged from Snowcrash´s search for new forms of furniture compa-tible with new technologies. Abandoning the conventional combination of chair and desk, the NETSURFER rethinks our relationship to the computer and our surfing requirements. The semi-reclining position with the screen at eye level is designed to be comfortable for long periods. Pillows support the neck […]

NTT DoCoMo Introduces the FOMA SH2101V Two-piece Wireless Terminal

NTT DoCoMo, Inc. announced today that it will market a new 3G Foma -compatible two-part terminal – a PDA base unit with a BluetoothTM wireless handset. The FOMA SH2101V base unit has a built-in camera that enables 64kbps real-time videoconferencing – while the wireless handset is used for voice communication. The handset can also be […]

New Tablet PC Runs Windows XP

Tatung Co. has announced a tablet PC, the Tangy830, which is designed for Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC edition OS. The tablet PC is built around an Intel 830MG chipset and uses an 800MHz Pentium III-M processor. It measures 275 by 223 by 21mm and weighs 1.2kg. It enables networking via a built-in 802.11b wireless […]

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MadPlayer Makes U.S. Debut as Part of Sprite & Def Jam University National Promotion

MadWaves Corporation (London) in cooperation with music giant Def Jam Recordings, Inc. and Sprite announced today its participation in the Sprite & Def Jam University national summer promotion featured under-the-caps of Sprite 20-ounce and 1-liter bottles. MadWaves’ product – the MadPlayer™ – will be given as prizing to the promotion’s grand prize winners. The MadPlayer […]

HiTi Unveils The 630PS Digital Mini-Lab

Hi-Touch Imaging Technologies (HiTi) has developed a new line of affordable and high-quality photo printers for today’s digital camera users. The HiTi 630PL, 630PL+ and the 630PS photo printers employ the Dye Diffusion Thermal Transfer (D2T2) technology to deliver 16.77 million color performance. These small footprint printers produce borderless 4″ x 6″ prints with 256 […]

Motorola Announces Preview of The Retractable Headset

Motorola Announces the Expected Availability in the US in October 2002 of the Retractable Headset. An accessory that helps to minimize messy cords and cables! The ear bud is retractable for neat storage and convenient transportation. The small, stylish design and fun, blue color not only look good, but also offer hands-free convenience. Compatible with […]

CYBIT Unveils MobiVoice for BlackBerry Users

Cybernetics InfoTech, Inc. (CYBIT), a mobile media technology developer and ODM solution provider, unveils MobiVoice (patent pending) today as the first of a family of products for wireless PDA applications. MobiVoice is an attachment device to BlackBerry, the industry-leading wireless email PDA developed by Research-In-Motion (RIM). MobiVoice enables advanced voice functions including voice email, voice […]

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Hantro Demonstrates Video Messaging on Nokia 7650 Mobile Phone

Hantro Products (Hantro), a leading provider of mobile multimedia solutions, announced today a software demonstration for capturing, playing and wirelessly sending a video message with a mobile phone. The software, which is running on Symbian OS, enables the user to record a video clip by using the camera that is integrated in the Nokia 7650 […]

Sanyo Debuts Digital Camera with Wireless LAN Capability

Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd. announced on July 4 that it has developed a digital camera that complies with the IEEE802.11b wireless LAN specification. The company demonstrated the digital camera at the “NetWorld+Interop 2002 Tokyo,” show held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba till July 5. (Photo) The still photos and the moving images taken by this […]

The Retractable Rast Vario Keyboard

RAST Associates has unveiled what it calls the first stretchable keyboard for PDAs, cell phones, laptops and other mobile devices. Made of a fabric and rubber-like formulation, the company said the five-row Vario Keyboard opens to the desired size and then re-compacts down to about the size of a postcard, to slip into a pocket, […]

Xentex Dual Screen Flip-Pad Voyager

Xentex Technologies has announced the availability of it’s premier product, the Voyager. The Voyager, the first product to incorporate Xentex’s patented and revolutionary Flip-Pad™ architecture, is a potential replacement for both laptops and desktop computers, simplifying the lives of many computer users. Xentex founder Jeff Batio said, “The Voyager displays our commitment to the user, […]

Lip-Reading Cellphone Silences Loudmouths

“The world’s first lip-reading mobile is being developed by researchers at Japanese cellphone maker NTT DoCoMo. Although still some way off, the phone should put an end to users having to shout down their handsets, even in noisy environments. All they have to do is mouth their words silently, and the phone will convert them […]

Yamaha CRW-F1 Portable CDR with Advanced Audio Master Quality Recording

The CRW-F1 recorder has an “Advanced Audio Master Quality Recording” mode for writing audio CDs and Data CDs, with less digital noise or jitter. This unique feature enables recording music CDs at quality levels master discs are professionally prepared. In addition to the sound quality enhancement, the mode extends the life of important data on […]

Will ‘Tooth Phone’ Take Bite Out of Mobiles?

British engineers say they have invented a revolutionary tooth implant that works like a mobile phone and would not be out of place in a James Bond spy movie. The ‘tooth phone’, designed by James Auger and Jimmy Loizeau, consists of a tiny vibrator and a radio wave receiver implanted into a tooth during routine […]

New Handheld OS to Support Linux and Windows Applications

“Two Singapore programmers claim to have created an operating system that can run programs written for different platforms such as Windows and Linux. Called MXI (Motion Experience Interface), the new operating system will allow handhelds to run any desktop program, said R. Chandrasekar and Sam Hon Kong Lum, the 22-year-old co-inventors. At a media conference […]

AlphaSmart Unveils Dana, First Palm OS Based Laptop Alternative for Education

AlphaSmart, Inc., a leading provider of technology solutions for education, today unveiled Dana, a portable computing solution for education that is an affordable alternative to a laptop. Powered by Palm OS®, Dana features a full-size, integrated keyboard and a touch screen that is approximately 7-1/2 inches wide and 2-1/4 inches high. The rugged, lightweight device, […]

Toshiba Launches the Gigabeat MEG50JS iPod Competitor

“Toshiba Corp. has chosen a removable hard drive for their new portable music player, which means a physically larger player but one with a much greater capacity for your favorite music. The Gigabeat will playback music stored in the MP3, WMA or WAV digital audio file formats and Toshiba says the bundled 5GB hard disk […]

Review: Excalibur Forever Flashlight

It is obvious by this website, I LOVE mobile technology. It lets me do more things in more places than was really imagineable just a few decades ago. But that of course comes with a drawback, limited battery power. That’s why I was interested in the promise of the Forever Flashlight from Excalibur Electronics. According […]

New “InterLink” JVC Mobile Mini Note PC MP-XP7210/MP-XP3210

Victor Company of Japan, Limited (JVC) has announced that it will be releasing two Mobile Mini Note PCs that provide enhanced connectivity and usability with digital video cameras and the Internet. Both units come with Microsoft®’s Windows® XP Professional operating system which features more powerful AV functionality and a feature set that makes it much […]

FujiFilm FinePix S2 Pro 6.1 MegaPixel Camera

The new SLR-type digital camera builds upon its predecessor’s legacy for outstanding picture color and detail while empowering professional photographers with greater control over the editing, storing and transferring of high resolution images. The FinePix S2 Pro is the 2nd generation Professional Body SLR that boasts FujiFilm’s next generation Super CCD sensor system for professional […]

TI Advances Bluetooth to Single Chip, Sub $4 Mark

TI’s BRF6100 Offers Wireless Handset Designers First Sub-$4 Total Bluetooth Solution Marking a major step forward to bring Bluetooth functionality to cellular phones and consumer devices, Texas Instruments (TI) announced today the BRF6100, the first single-chip BluetoothTM solution to integrate a digital Radio Frequency (RF) processor and Bluetooth baseband on one chip to reduce cost […]

Innovative Wireless GPS/Bluetooth Receiver for Mobile Terminals

EMTAC Technology Corp. with its global marketing partner ITOCHU Corporation and SiRF Technology, Inc. today announced the world’s first integrated Bluetooth™. Wireless and GPS Receiver in one for mobile devices. The GPS Receiver will be able to wirelessly link with integrated Bluetooth™ mobile platforms like Smart Phones, PDA’s, WebPAD’s, Tablet PC’s and DSC’s. This adds […]

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Alliance Aims to Simplify Wireless

High-technology industry giants from around the world are forming a new alliance to simplify how wireless telephones can be used on any network, whether to play games, share photos or trade instant messages. Faced with maturing markets for traditional voice calling and slow uptake of newer Internet-ready mobile phones, almost 200 companies will unveil plans […]

High-Definition LCD Panel for GPS Phones

Seiko Epson Corp. displayed its new high-definition color LCD panel for GPS-enabled mobile phones at the EDEX 2002 Electronic Display Exhibition held at the Tokyo Big Sight. This panel features 200 pixels per inch (ppi), according to Seiko Epson. Most of the high-definition LCD panels of around 200ppi are low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT types. However, […]

IBM Makes Data Storage Breakthrough

Using an innovative nanotechnology, IBM scientists have demonstrated a data storage density of a trillion bits per square inch — 20 times higher than the densest magnetic storage available today. IBM achieved this remarkable density — enough to store 25 million printed textbook pages on a surface the size of a postage stamp — in […]

Cheap Broadband Could be 802.16

Anyone looking for the next big thing in Silicon Valley should stop here at Layne Holt’s garage. Mr. Holt and his business partner, John Furrier, both software engineers, have started a company with a shoestring budget and an ambitious target: the cable and phone companies that currently hold a near-monopoly on high-speed access for the […]

Intel Mentions the “Manitoba” – Next Generation XScale Chip for Cell Phones

Intel Corp. is preparing to strengthen its XScale processor line-up for cellular and smart phones later this year with the launch of a next-generation processor code-named Manitoba, according to company executives interviewed at the Computex Taipei 2002 show. “Manitoba is the next version of the XScale processor,” said Michael Splinter, executive vice president of Intel. […]

Trimble Integrated GPS GeoXT CE Handheld

Trimble’s GeoXT™ GPS CE handheld, from the GeoExplorer® CE series, combines submeter GPS and a powerful Windows CE operating system into one rugged unit. This synergy between GPS and Windows CE lets you concentrate on what’s important: collecting and maintaining high-quality data for your GIS. For maximum productivity, you can choose the software that’s right […]

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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 […]

LG Electronics Debuts Office-in-a-Pocket Designed to Enhance Productivity

LG Electronics Canada, Inc. today announced the release of the TM-520, its newest cellular phone model. The tri-mode handset incorporates three different forms of digital and analogue services for flexible use. It is one of the first available clamshell designs that uses the 1xRTT high-speed network in Canada. This product is exclusively available through Telus […]

CyQ’ve WalkieMusic P3 2-in-1 Player Plus Language Learning Functionality

With the boom of MP3 usage, after introducing the hot-selling first generation 8-cm Mini MP3 players, MET once again leads the industry with the announcement of new generation language-learning MP3 player – the CyQ’ve WalkieMusic™ Light and compact, unique in function, the CyQ’ve WalkieMusic™ MP3 player provides high quality MP3 sound effect to digital music […]