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HP Ipaq Eyes Foreign-Language Translation

by Dave Conabreeon Monday, June 9, 2003, 2:28 am
ExtremeTech reports: “The same camera you use to take pictures of an Italian vineyard may help you find a “toletta” several glasses of wine later, if Hewlett-Packard has its way. Researchers in Hewlett-Packard’s labs have developed their own method of pairing a digital camera and computing device to translate signs and text in a foreign […]


Zupera Technologies New GPRS Mini Notebook

by Dave Conabreeon Friday, June 6, 2003, 3:21 am
Zupera Technology (Special Economic Zone of Shenzhen, People’s Republic of China) announced today two new Mini Notebooks with GPRS built-in. The New models Smartbook-7c and Smartbook-8XP include an embedded GPRS dual mode module (single SIM, 900MHz / 1800MHz) to meet standard global wireless platforms. The Smartbooks feature an integrated keyboard (English), two pointing devices, stylus […]


Microsoft Announces Wireless Service Plans For Smart Watches Available This Fall

by Dave Conabreeon Friday, June 6, 2003, 3:15 am
As part of its Smart Personal Objects Technology (SPOT) initiative, Microsoft Corp. today unveiled MSN® Direct, a specialized new wireless service that combines technology with fashion to deliver customized information to a new category of watches. MSN Direct enables customers to conveniently and discreetly receive the information that matters most to them, at a glance […]


Archos AV320 MP4 Player Announced

by Dave Conabreeon Thursday, June 5, 2003, 1:31 am
The Archos handheld product line takes a major leap forward today with the announcement of the much anticipated Video AV300 Series Video Recorder / Player. Available soon in all major retail outlets. Archos claimes the Video AV300 is the industry’s first true personal video player that can record and play back movies with stereo MP3 […]


SiPix Introduces Compact Pocket Digital Video, Still Camera and Audio Recorder for $129

by Dave Conabreeon Thursday, June 5, 2003, 12:25 am
SiPix today announced the StyleCam DV100, an incredibly small, affordable digital video, still camera and audio recorder for the consumer market. At only $129, the StyleCam DV100 is perfect for imaging enthusiasts, young adults and families, providing a compact, portable digital video camera for making movies, snapping digital pictures and recording audio at home, work, […]


NTTDocomo Unveils the Mova SO505i 1.3 Megapixel Camera Phone

by Dave Conabreeon Wednesday, June 4, 2003, 4:01 am
NTT DoCoMo announced they will begin marketing the mova SO505i, the world’s first camera phone equipped with a 1.3-megapixel (effective resolution) CCD camera. This is the second model in the new 505i series of enhanced-2G handsets. Equipped with a Flash™ browser, 505i series handsets can access a broad range of rich content and applications with […]


Margi Systems Introduces Next Generation Wireless Presentation Technology

by Dave Conabreeon Wednesday, June 4, 2003, 3:49 am
MARGI Systems has reached another milestone with the introduction of Wireless Presenter-to-Go – a complete hardware and software solution designed for licensing by projector, notebook computer and handheld manufacturers, to enable wireless delivery of presentations to projectors. MARGI continues to lead the market for mobile presentation solutions, and is now leveraging its expertise in presentations […]


Canon PowerShot G5 Released

by Dave Conabreeon Tuesday, June 3, 2003, 1:53 am
Canon, a leader in photographic and imaging technology, today launches the superbly specified 5.0 Megapixel PowerShot G5. With an extremely fast f2.0, 4x optical zoom, Canon’s most advanced compact offers serious amateur and professional photographers unrivalled image quality. 12 shooting modes deliver the sort of flexibility and versatility typically only found in high-end SLRs. Canon’s […]

Image_58268_tmimage.jpg to Launch World’s First Real-Money, Real-Time, Full-Function, Wireless Casino

by Dave Conabreeon Tuesday, June 3, 2003, 1:16 am is preparing to launch the world’s first on-line, real-time, wireless casino suite with 17 games including blackjack, slots and video poker for real-money wagering on cell phones and connected PDAs powered by the PocketPC(R) or Palm OS(R). In late June, 2003, WinwardCasino Wireless will allow players to enjoy their favourite casino games anywhere and […]


RIM Unveils the 7230 and 6230 GSM/GPRS Handhelds to Europe

by Dave Conabreeon Monday, June 2, 2003, 3:51 am
Research In Motion today unveiled two new BlackBerry® Wireless Handhelds™ for mobile professionals. The BlackBerry 7230™ and BlackBerry 6230™ support worldwide international roaming* on GSM/GPRS networks and deliver email, phone, SMS, browser and organizer applications. The BlackBerry 7230 features a crisp, high-resolution color screen and the BlackBerry 6230 incorporates a high-contrast monochrome screen. Both of […]


Bluetooth Handsfree Wireless System – DriveBlue

by Dave Conabreeon Monday, June 2, 2003, 3:23 am
DriveBlue, the first Bluetooth hands-free kit requiring no installation, is a revolutionary consumer electronic product destined to everyone. You just have to connect it to your car cigar-lighter to instantly handle calls in comfort and safety, without ever touching your mobile phone. The connection between DriveBlue and the phone is achieved wirelessly. Voice recognition allows […]


E Ink’s Electronic Paper Reaches Near-Practical Use

by Dave Conabreeon Monday, June 2, 2003, 3:04 am
E Ink Corporation, the leading developer of paper-like display technology, and Royal Philips Electronics, the world’s leader in high-performance mobile displays, announced the unveiling of their latest joint prototypes at this year’s Society for Information Display Exposition and Symposium in Baltimore, MD. Prototypes of the electronic ink displays were available for viewing at E Ink’s […]


NTT DoCoMo to Conduct Field Trial of 4G Mobile Communications

by Dave Conabreeon Friday, May 30, 2003, 6:46 am
NTT DoCoMo, Inc. announced today plans for a field trial of a fourth-generation (4G) mobile communications system in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, where a DoCoMo R&D center is located. DoCoMo has been conducting research on 4G mobile communications technology since 1998. In indoor experiments announced last October, DoCoMo’s 4G system demonstrated maximum information bit rates of […]


Hitachi Develops Organic EL Display with More Than Double the Current Luminance

by Dave Conabreeon Thursday, May 29, 2003, 8:55 am
Hitachi Ltd announced it has developed an organic electro luminescent display panel with the more than double the peak brightness of current devices. The organic EL display panel is the same as the prototype displayed by Hitachi Displays Ltd at “EDEX 2003″ held in April 2003. However, the company announced for the first time that […]


Ericsson Demonstrates First Standards Based SIM-card Logon for WLAN

by Dave Conabreeon Wednesday, May 28, 2003, 1:30 am
Showing the way to make Public WLAN (WiFi) as easy to use as a mobile phone, Ericsson today successfully demonstrated the first standards based solution that allows users a single sign-on for both GSM and Public WLAN. At the WLAN Event in London, a WLAN-enabled laptop was authenticated (identified) by a GSM network, using the […]