Author: Dave Conabree

Pogo! Launches Flash Memory Based Mp3 Player With Direct Mp3 Recording

Pogo! Products launched their first product to the consumer market today, the DataQuake™ Springboard™ module. Available in 8MB and 16MB versions, the DataQuake provides memory expansion with silent alarm functionality for the Handspring™ Visor™. It also includes vibration and a flashing LED to add the illusion of rumbles, thuds and explosions to games. The DataQuake […]

Sony Releases The Clie PEG-NR70V and PEG-NR70 Flip

Sony released on Monday two new additions to its Clie line of handhelds. Both devices, the Clie PEG-NR70V and PEG-NR70, run on the Palm operating system, and flip open to reveal a 320-pixel-by-480-pixel color screen and a keyboard. They also come with an integrated digital audio player, 16MB of memory and a 66MHz Motorola Dragonball […]

MSI Unveils New MS-2500 Windows CE PDA

MSI™, one of the worlds leading motherboard, graphics card, and computer peripheral manufacturers in the world, unveiled its new Windows® CE PDA —the MS-2500 —offering unsurpassed performance and expandability to meet the widest range of handheld computing needs. The new MS-2500 gives customers the ultimate blend of performance, connectivity and expandability and offers standard CF, […]

Universal Electronics Introduces Midas

UEI’s new remote-control watch, MIDAS, with its sleek and stylish design, allows businesses to uniquely communicate their branding message and create awareness. Utilizing UEI’s world-class database of infrared codes, the watch doubles as a universal remote control that operates basic cable and television functions. A version operating Latin American televisions and cable and satellite boxes […]

Magnavox MobilePal + GPS – Personal Assistance at the Touch of a Button

All the convenient features of MobilePal are included in Magnavox MobilePal + GPS, including advanced location finding technology* so if you are away from home, we’ll know exactly where to send roadside or emergency assistance-even if you don’t. Magnavox MobilePal + GPS works by using the military’s global positioning satellites to determine your exact latitude […]

Sharp’s New Zaurus SL-5500 PDA With Communication and Multimedia Capabilities

Sharp Electronics Corp., today announced that its mobile communications and multimedia device, the Zaurus™ SL-5500 Personal Mobile Tool, will be available to consumers nationwide in the first quarter of 2002. The Zaurus SL-5500 offers consumers everything they need to be truly mobile, from business-critical wireless e-mail to view-anywhere movies and video. Combining the power of […]

Sony Ericsson Unveils the Z700, a Mobile Gaming Phone with Colour Screen

Sony Ericsson today unveiled the Z700 gaming phone. The phone combines a color screen, Java, Bluetooth, polyphonic ringtones and fast GPRS connection to form an ideal tool for playing games when mobile. The Z700 comes pre-loaded with Men in Black and Charlie’s Angels games, and will be on the market during Q3. Mobile gaming is […]

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Fujitsu Unveils World’s Smallest, Touch Screen Notebook

Fujitsu PC Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited, today announced the release of its newest addition to the LifeBook notebook line with the LifeBook® P-1000. The LifeBook P-1000 is the smallest touch screen notebook PC available and is designed to support special-purpose applications, such as healthcare, and sales and field-force automation. To further enable […]

Impactra Introduces 2 models of Portable MPEG4 Player

Impactra introduces 2 models of portable motion picture players named ‘Motion i’ and ‘Sync i’, that can play motion picture files compressed by MPEG 4 and WMT based technology. These new products not only store and play back motion picture files, but also provide features of a digital audio player that supports MP3, AAC and […]

Palm Unveils the m130 and m515 Handhelds

In a move to bring vivid color to handheld users worldwide, Palm, Inc. today unveiled the Palm(TM) m130 and m515 handhelds. Both feature bright color screens that support more than 65,000 colors, Palm’s dual-expansion technology, and access to more than 13,000 commercial software applications in addition to the popular Personal Information Manager (PIM) and intuitive […]

Samsung Unveils New Digital Music Player

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. unveiled at the CeBIT trade show this week an upgraded version of its Photo Yepp digital music player that sports built-in memory and a better display than the original. Like the original, the new player can also display still images while music or other audio is played. The Photo Yepp II […]

Timex Watch to Incorporate Speedpass Technology

They say time is money. Soon, a quick wave of your watch may be as good as cash. Middlebury-based Timex is developing a new wristwatch that incorporates Speedpass technology, allowing the wearer to purchase everything from gas at the pump to fries at McDonald’s simply by waving an arm. The Speedpass Timex watch is equipped […]

Panasonic C3003P Mobile Phone with Electronic Compass Function

KDDI Corp. and Okinawa Cellular Telephone Co. said they will release a new cdmaOne mobile phone equipped with an electronic compass function. Named “C3003P,” and produced by Matsushita Communication Industrial Co., Ltd., it will be released some time in mid-March. The KDDI Group will provide the mobile phone service under the brand name of “au.” […]

Nikon Introduces a New Twist on Photography – The Coolpix 2500

Nikon, the world leader in photography, has introduced a digital camera with a revolutionary twist, the Coolpix(R) 2500, a stylish pocket-sized 2.0 million effective pixel digital camera featuring the world’s first inner-swivel lens design. This inner-swivel lens makes shooting from various angles — including a 180-degree flip for self-portraits — easy and fun, while providing […]

Hitachi to Launch New Broadband Mobile Multimedia Communicator

Hitachi, Ltd. has announced it is launching a new category of mobile multimedia communicator, the NPD-10JWL, based on the new Microsoft® operating system (OS), Windows CE .NET, Japanese Version, and the new Intel® Central Processing Unit (CPU), Intel® PXA250 applications processor based on the Intel® XscaleTM microarchitecture. Hitachi will begin selling the new device at […]

IBM Builds 110 GHZ – Fastest Communications Microchip

IBM has created the world’s fastest semiconductor circuit — operating at speeds of more than 110 GigaHertz (GHz) and processing an electrical signal in 4.3 trillionths of a second. The circuit was built using IBM’s latest silicon germanium (SiGe) chip-making technology, extending basic silicon to speeds never thought possible. IBM is now making the technology, […]

Mazingo Boosts Consumers’ “Get-It-And-Go” Power With Casio E200 Pocket PC And IBM Microdrive Package

Mazingo Network today announced a new hardware and service package that will allow consumers to significantly increase the number of news feeds, movies, and TV and radio shows they can download and carry on their personal digital devices. The package combines a Casio CASSIOPEIA E-200 Pocket PC, IBM’s 340 MB Microdrive removable storage, and one […]

Cappuccino G1 Mini 6″ PC

A mini PC similar in size to a CD player and weighs only 1.9 pounds. It’s powered by a 1Ghz Pentium III processor and 256 MB of ram to run almost any application. The Cappuccino G1 also includes all standard I/O ports such as parallel, serial, video, network and 2 USB ports. Cappuccino G1 Features […]

Wired Jacket Heats Itself

The Jackets Jettison the electric blanket model — traditional wires running through cloth to produce heat. Instead, they conduct heat through stainless steel microfibers thinner than a human hair. The fibers are as washable, bendable and soft as the fabric into which they’re woven. Malden Mills of Lawrence, which makes Polartec fleeces, has licensed the […]

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Nokia D211 – First Multimode Radio Card

Nokia has unveiled its first data product that brings GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) technology to laptops and handheld devices. The small but powerful Nokia D211 is a multimode radio card offering “always-on” Internet access within GPRS, HSCSD (High Speed Circuit Switched Data), and wireless LAN (Local Area Network) coverage areas. The product will be […]

HP Unveils first WDA Jornada 928 Pocket PC

Quite similar to the Jornada 560 series in terms of design, the Jornada 928 also shares much of the same hardware specifications – such as its 32 MB Flash ROM, 64 MB RAM, 16-bit reflective TFT LCD display and Compact Flash Type I expansion slot. It is however slightly heavier, with a weight of 194g, […]

Infomart Develops “Kaii” Linux PDA

Even as IISc works furiously on its reveloutionary Simputer project aimed at providing cheap PDAs (Personal Digital Assistance) for the populace, Bangalore based Infomart has completed its Project Kaii, designing and developing India’s first home grown PDA. In an exclusive interview, Infomart Managing Director Devesh R Agarwal said his marketing team was in Singapore to […]

Elsa’s Stylish New Web Pad LogBoard

Networking and graphics board vendor ELSA has introduced its wireless Logboard, a colour touch-screen webpad, based on the IEEE 802.11b wireless standard. The product, with its stylish and robust design, is light and simple to use. The ELSA Logboard’s large colour screen offers clear Internet and email access, whilst the wireless connectivity allows complete flexibility. […]

Nexian Introduces the Digital Camera for the Compaq iPAQ Pocket PC

Nexian, Inc., the innovative leader in mobile communications, today introduced its newest handheld computing accessory – the NexiCam™digital camera developed exclusively for the Compaq iPAQ Pocket PC.  With direct connectivity to the iPAQ, the NexiCam instantly turns the best selling Pocket PC into a digital and video camera. The new NexiCam features 800×600 SVGA color resolution […]

BlueKite to Speed Web Browsing on Compaq Wireless Devices

BlueKite, a leading mobile internet software provider, today announced that it has been selected by Compaq to facilitate high speed mobile Web browsing on Compaq wireless devices, such as the iPAQ Pocket PC. As an initial part of the agreement, Compaq customers can now sign up for a free trial of the BlueKite. Using a […]

Sharp to Launch Portable Video Player

Sharp Corp. is expected to launch on Feb. 23 the “MT-VA1,” a portable AV player designed to record and reproduce video and music data. The player has been developed in the hopes that it would spur viewing of dramas and movies as well as music clips during time spent commuting to work and school, lunch […]

Toshiba to Offer Enhanced PDA with New Intel Processor and Wireless Connectivity

Empowering the mobile customer with a powerful and lightweight productivity device with integrated wireless connectivity, the Computer Systems Group (CSG) of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. (TAIS) today announced its plans to introduce a robust, Pocket PC PDA powered by the Intel® PXA250 Applications Processor. The new handheld device will be available in Q’2, 2002. […]

Matsushita’s New Network Camera Comes with Domain Name

Kyushu Matsushita Electric Co., Ltd. launched a monitoring service employing a network camera with a domain name. With this system, users can view images on their browser via the Internet. The company also introduced the network camera, “KX-HCM2,” dedicated for this service, onto the market. Called the “Miemasu Net Service,” the system eliminates the need […]

Archos Jukebox Multi-Media Portable Entertainment Center

The ARCHOS Jukebox Multi-Media provides a revolutionary, hand-held entertainment center, which combines an MP3 music player and recorder, plus built-in microphone, photo album and carousel, still camera and camcorder, plus video player and recorder. The base unit of the Jukebox Multi-Media provides an MP3 player, a photo and video viewing capability, and a 10GB Hard, […]

Microvision Prototype Display Aimed At 3G Wireless

In its drive to commercialize a miniature display that can meet the demanding mix of high performance and low cost, Microvision, Inc. today announced it has demonstrated a fully-functional miniature display that uses just three light emitting diodes (LEDs) coupled with a vibrating mirror on a tiny micromechanical chip. As the user holds a cell-phone-like […]

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Foveon Introduces World’s First Full-Color Image Sensor

Foveon Inc., a technology leader in high quality digital photography has announced the introduction and immediate availability of its new Foveon® X3™ image sensor. The Foveon X3 represents a true breakthrough in digital photography, bringing significant advantages over all other CCD and CMOS image sensors. Foveon X3 image sensors dramatically improve photographs from digital cameras […]

Intel Introduces 400 Mhz XScale Microprocessor for Mobile Devices

Intel Corporation today introduced a new family of microprocessors specifically designed to bring high performance and long battery life to wireless communications devices. The new processors are based on the Intel® XScale™ technology and will power multimedia cell phones, handheld computers, in-vehicle (telematics) systems and other wireless Internet products. The added performance and power savings […]

TDK Unveils bluePAQ – First Bluetooth Module for the iPaq

After being the first company to Bluetooth-enable Palm’s V and m500 series, TDK Systems is now launching its Bluetooth jacket for Compaq’s iPAQ H3000 series Pocket PCs. TDK Systems has always been in front when it comes to connectivity, and has a broad range of accessory products for both mobile and stationary products adding all […]

BlueSpoon – Smallest Bluetooth Headset in the World

The Bluetooth™ headset is designed to fit any right ear. The light and durable material has been designed for military standards and allows the user to wear the headset for very long periods of time. Still in development, the BT headset, named BlueSpoon, is exceptionally small and doesn’t make use of a boom solution like […]

Fujifilm Announces Three New Super CCD FinePix Models

Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc. continues its FinePix reputation for delivering exceptional image quality and performance with its new Super CCD models, the FinePix F601 Zoom, FinePix S602 Zoom and FinePix S2 Pro. Offering a wider choice of advanced features and a new generation of Super CCD image sensors, Fujifilm’s new FinePix cameras are again […]

Futuristic Portability From IBM

IBM Research has invented a prototype 9-ounce portable computing device that could pave the way for a new set of functionality in the handheld space. Codenamed “Meta Pad”, the device is about the size of a ¾ inch thick stack of 3-by-5 index cards, and is part of IBM’s research to explore how humans interact […]

Matsushita Electric Introduces Desktop PC with Dual LCD Screens

Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. introduced on Jan. 23 a desktop PC called Panacom LC/W with two 15-inch (1,024 x 768 dots) LCD monitors arranged side by side. The LCD screens can be arranged so that they can be used either in a portrait or a landscape form. The new model will be put on […]

ZigBee to Introduce Low-cost, Low-power Wireless

A standard for low-voltage, low-power chips for wireless devices will push the concept of ubiquitous computing from theory to reality in homes, offices, and even cars, an executive from Koninklijke Philips Electronics said here Monday. One of the emerging standards in the move toward a wireless world is an approach called ZigBee. ZigBee, formerly known […]

Amstrad [email protected] Plus State-of-The-Art Digital Telephone

Amstrad plc launches today its second generation [email protected] phone, the ‘e-mailerplus’, a £99.99 unit that allows users to access the internet in addition to incorporating a number of other new and existing key features. As well as e-mail, SMS and the other functions included in the first generation phone, the ‘e-mailerplus’ most importantly features quick […]

Ultra-Compact Cassius All-In-One Entertainment

Catching the TV or radio news, relaxing with a DVD, or using a PC to check e-mails, work, even access navigation software, can all be simply and easily achieved with the new, space saving Cassius Intertainment Centre, a must have for any yacht or cabin cruiser. Cassius is the world’s first system to combine the […]

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IBM to Unveil Index Card-Size Computer Prototype

International Business Machines Corp.’s research division says it has developed a prototype of a portable computer module that is the size of a small pad of paper and has the computing power of a typical notebook or desktop computer. The portable computing device, which IBM Research will unveil on Feb. 11 at a technology conference […]

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MiTAC Launches World’s First Pentium 4 Notebook PC

MiTAC Technology Corporation has launched the world’s first portable PC based on the Intel’s most advanced x86 microprocessor, the Pentium 4. With its superb performance and feature set, the MiNote 8170 truly lives up to the name “desktop replacement,” with capabilities the equal of a high-end desktop system but in a light and trim portable […]

iRiver SlimX MP3 Player

iMP-350 (Slim X) is the newest CD MP3 player on the market. Technologically superior with many features, and a slim 16.7mm thickness, makes it easy to carry around. You will be surprised to learn how many functions it has. Slim X is available in North America, Europe, Australia and all Asian countries now. There are […]

New Philips Fisio Mobile Phones – State-of-the-Art Functions

Three new mobile phones in the Philips Fisio line-up offer users a wide choice of mobile communication functions. The new models range from the state-of-the-art Fisio 820 which combines today’s most advanced communication and messaging functions, to the Fisio 120 which meets the needs of consumers in the basic and prepaid market segments. The Fisio […]

Samsung Unveils Mobile Phone with Color LCD and 40-polyphonic Ring Tones

Today’s mobile phone ring tones are even going beyond the sounds of an orchestra performance to mimic the sounds of nature. Samsung Electronics introduced the first mobile phone featuring 16-polyphony melodies last year. Now the company is coming out with a 40-polyphonic version that takes sound quality to new heights. The SCH-X290, with color LCD […]

Fujitsu Siemens Unveils LOOX Pocket PC 2002 Device

As the mobile revolution gains momentum, Fujitsu Siemens Computers prepares to introduce its new high end PDA, the Pocket LOOX, a powerful enabler of mobility for business users. This marks the latest advance in Fujitsu Siemens Computers’ strategic drive to allow companies to exploit the mobile business opportunity to the full. Key features of the […]

Wireless RF Electronic Locater

If your home telephone’s “PAGER” button is its most used and valued feature — helping locate a misplaced cordless handset — you’ll wonder how you ever lived without Sharper Image Design’s new, universal locater system, “Now You Can Find It!” Attach one of the system’s four RF receiver beeper discs to any of those elusive […]