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NuCORE Introduces CleanCapture Image Processors

by Dave Conabreeon Wednesday, May 28, 2003, 1:16 am
NuCORE has formally introduced its CleanCapture™ SiP-1270 and NDX-1260 Image Processors. The products offer the highest image quality and performance for image capture and processing for application in digital still and digital video cameras. The image processors were demonstrated to a broad press and industry audience at the Aoyama Spiral in Tokyo. NuCORE NDX-1260 and […]

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NTT DoCoMo to Debut First Dual-Mode FOMA Phone for 2G/3G Networks

by Dave Conabreeon Wednesday, May 28, 2003, 12:51 am
NTT DoCoMo, Inc. and its eight regional subsidiaries announced today the FOMA N2701, the first dual-network handset that works both with DoCoMo’s mova 2G and FOMA 3G networks. The N2701 goes on sale nationwide on June 11, 2003. The phone can be set to operate exclusively in 2G or 3G mode, or set to switch […]

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Fujitsu Micro. Introduces New Chips for 3G Phone Video Streaming

by Dave Conabreeon Tuesday, May 27, 2003, 2:02 am
Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. (FMA) has recently introduced a pair of Mobile FCRAMtm devices for third-generation mobile phones. Based on the company’s Fast Cycle RAM (FCRAM) architecture, the new 32Mbit MB82DBS02163C and the 64Mbit MB82DBS04163B are the first FCRAM devices to adopt burst mode for both read and write operations. “The new Mobile FCRAMs enable […]

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Fujifilm announce 512 MB xD Picture Card

by Dave Conabreeon Tuesday, May 27, 2003, 1:35 am
Fujifilm today announced the retail availability of the 512MB xD-Picture Card™, offering even greater memory capacity from the smallest storage format on the market. The new higher capacity card will be available at photographic retailers from July 2003. The xD-Picture Card™ was developed in 2002, in response to consumer demand for greater memory capacity at […]

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Fujitsu Delivers ‘Vision’ of Anytime, Anywhere Computing with the Stylistic ST Series Tablet PC

by Dave Conabreeon Friday, May 23, 2003, 12:56 am
Fujitsu PC Corporation today gave mobile computer users the power to work and play virtually anywhere with the first indoor/outdoor Tablet PC to feature a Reflective front light display. An option for the latest Fujitsu Stylistic(R) ST Series Tablet PC, this unique technology offers extraordinarily clear text and graphics under practically any light condition — […]

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Gotive Announces GPS Docking for the H41

by Dave Conabreeon Friday, May 23, 2003, 12:42 am
Gotive Inc. has released a new GPS module for the WEC H41. The WEC H41 now combines the functions of a handheld computer, a mobile phone, a localization/navigation device (thanks to its ability to receive GPS signals) and a barcode reader in a single mobile handset. The open architecture of Gotive products additionally enables them […]

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Sharp Introduces SL-C760 and SL-C750 New Zaurus Personal Mobile Tools

by Dave Conabreeon Wednesday, May 21, 2003, 1:57 am
Sharp Corporation has announced the SL-C760 and SL-C750 Zaurus Personal Mobile Tools. Twice as fast as the previous Zaurus* and amazingly easy to operate, these new PDAs offer a wider range of more effective ways to work with things like office networks and business presentations. In addition to retaining the popular features of the previous […]

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VoltaFlex Develops Thin Film Batteries

by Dave Conabreeon Wednesday, May 21, 2003, 12:45 am
VoltaFlex is developing rechargeable lithium and lithium-ion batteries that are flat and very thin, resembling a piece of paper. These flexible batteries will be much thinner, lighter, safer, less expensive and have an energy density that is 2x to 4x compared to current lithium batteries. VoltaFlex sees thin film battery products as one of the […]

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DV-1 Bluetooth Digital Viewer Enables Wireless, Hands-free and Head-up Viewing of Electronic Devices

by Dave Conabreeon Tuesday, May 20, 2003, 1:32 am
The MicroOptical Corporation, the leader in eyewear viewers for the portable electronics industry, will demonstrate its DV-1 Digital Viewer, a color eyewear system featuring Bluetooth™ wireless technology, May 20-22 in booth 645 at the Society for Information Display Conference in Baltimore, Md. The DV-1 viewer, which will be available to application providers and systems integrators […]


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V@amp MPM-101 MP3/MPEG-4 Recorder/Player and TV Tuner

by Dave Conabreeon Tuesday, May 20, 2003, 1:21 am
NH Japan announced that in June it will launch sales of the new V@amp MPM-101 audio/video MP3/MPEG-4 player with a TV tuner and a digital camera. This miniature soapbox-sized device bases on 32-bit RISC processor; features 2.5″ color LCD, 510×492 CMOS digicam, 32/64/128/256/512Mb SD slot, TV tuner, pull-out TV antenna; supports MPEG-4, MP3 recording/playback and […]

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Eyetop Multimedia Glasses

by Dave Conabreeon Friday, May 16, 2003, 9:40 am
Eyetop has recently released their first multimedia eyeglasses, at CeBIT this year, and will be available this month to Consumers, professionals and retailers. A considerable number of visitors had the chance to demo the Eyetop glasses and appreciated the comfort of a high resolution screen that is visible in large format out of the corner […]

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20,000 KB Per Second Guaranteed Wireless Internet Access Now Possible with Calypso Wireless’ New Wi-Fi Access Points

by Dave Conabreeon Thursday, May 15, 2003, 2:53 am
Calypso Wireless Inc. today announced today that it will launch its 2nd generation Wi-Fi access points in the fourth quarter of 2003. New access points come with a revolutionary and patented technology that enables wireless Internet access at guaranteed speeds of 20,000 KB per second (20 MBPS) over the universally deployed twisted pair copper wiring, […]

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NEC Unveils New MobilePro 900 Handheld PC

by Dave Conabreeon Wednesday, May 14, 2003, 2:55 am
NEC Solutions (America), Inc., has announced the NEC MobilePro® 900, the industry’s fastest, easiest-to-use handheld PC (HP/C) available on the market today. With “instant-on” delivery of enterprise applications, along with size, speed and connectivity advantages, the MobilePro 900 provides an ideal platform for field force automation, professional services, and healthcare customers. Fast and Flexible The […]


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Sony Plans to Join Handheld Gaming Market with PSP

by Dave Conabreeon Wednesday, May 14, 2003, 2:10 am
Enhancing its strong platform strategies, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) announced today plans to expand its in-home entertainment to outside the home with a new, all-in-one portable entertainment platform, “PSPTM.” Scheduled for release in the fourth quarter of 2004, the company’s goal is to extend the reach of PlayStation to a broader audience, allowing consumers […]

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Toshiba’s new 36GB DVD

by Dave Conabreeon Tuesday, May 13, 2003, 12:43 am
Toshiba has developed a dual-layer rewritable optical disc for use with the blue-laser-based AOD (Advanced Optical Disc) format that it is developing with NEC. The disc — which will be introduced at the Optical Storage 2003 conference in Vancouver, Canada, next week — is the same physical size as a CD or DVD and is […]