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Mobile Phone for Blind


According to Geoff Adams-Spink BBC News Online disability affairs reporter — “The first mobile phone designed specifically for blind and partially sighted people has gone on show in the UK. The phone is made by a Spanish company, Owasys – pronounced oasis – who hope to have their 22C handset ...

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Mitac launches GPS Pocket PC


According to DigiTimes.com — “Mitac International today announced the launch of the Mio 168 and claimed that it is the world’s first Pocket PC with a built-in GPS module. The Mio 168 features Microsoft Windows Mobile 2003 Pocket PC OS, an 300MHz Intel PXA255 processor, 32MB ROM, 64MB SDRAM and ...

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Sharp Announces Zaurus 6000 Linux-Based PDA


Sharp USA has announced the availability of the SL-6000 Sharp Zaurus PDA. With built-in Wi-Fi, the Linux powered VGA device offers unlimited expandability with both Compactf Flash and SD expansion. A higher-resolution four-inch CG Silicon VGA screen has been used on the 400 MHz Intel XScale processor powered device. See ...

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Charge your brain via PDA


By Michael Kanellos Staff Writer, CNET News.com — “Peeg, short for “personal electroencephalogram,” is designed to stimulate different types of brain waves by sending positive waves to the wearer, said Joonon Moon, a director in the planning department at Seoul-based DreamFree. Company literature says Peeg is the “world’s best mobile ...

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CE .NET to Power New Gametrac Mobile Gaming Devices


WindowsForDevices reports — “Tiger Telematics’s Gametrac Europe subsidiary is getting set to introduce a new Windows CE powered mobile gaming device called the Gametrac. The interactive, pager-sized gadget will provide 3D Mophun gaming, SMS text messaging (with predictive text), MP3 music (with remote download), video playback (MPEG4), a built-in digital ...

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Amazon offers Motorola MPx200 Smartphone for $79.99


Amazon.com has a special offer on the Motorola MPx200 Smartphone droping it’s price to only $79.99. A $50 rebate is offered by AT&T, and an additional $120 rebate from Amazon.com can be combined until January 24th 2004. This makes it a very affordable smartphone. The MPx200 runs on Microsoft Windows ...

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Smartdisk Announces Flashtrax 40GB and 80GB models


SmartDisk Corporation today introduced 40GB and 80GB models of its award-winning FlashTrax handheld portable multimedia device for offloading and storing digital images and music. FlashTrax safely stores high-resolution images transferred from any flash memory card onto the built-in USB2.0 hard drive and displays them on a 3.5″ LCD that outperforms ...

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Sharp Unveils Prototype 300 PPI VGA Display


According to EE Times, Sharp Electronics Japan has plans to meet consumers demands for next-generation mobile phones. Sharp has demonstrated a prototype of a 2.6-inch CG silicon panel with VGA resolution, or 300 pixels per inch resolution. Read more from the source.

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Logitech Launches Affordable Digital Camcorders


According to The Register, Logitech has released two new digital camcorders featuring 640 x 480 CCDs, but are only capable of taking 320 x 240 images at up to 20fps. MPEG 4 encoding is used making this an obvious target to email users. “The Pocket Video 550 and 750 aren’t ...

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T1 Ultra-Slim 5MP Camera


SAN DIEGO — Adding one more case to the “How’d They Do That?” file, the miniaturization wizards at Sony (known formally as product designers and engineers) took features found on more full-figured digital cameras and squeezed them into a slim, pocket-friendly design no larger than a deck of cards. Slide ...

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