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NTTDocomo Unveils the Mova SO505i 1.3 Megapixel Camera Phone

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

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

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 […]

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

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

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

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

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 […]

Ericsson Demonstrates First Standards Based SIM-card Logon for WLAN

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 […]

NuCORE Introduces CleanCapture Image Processors

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

Fujifilm announce 512 MB xD Picture Card

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 […]

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

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 — […]

Gotive Announces GPS Docking for the H41

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 […]

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

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 […]

VoltaFlex Develops Thin Film Batteries

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 […]

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

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 […]

[email protected] MPM-101 MP3/MPEG-4 Recorder/Player and TV Tuner

NH Japan announced that in June it will launch sales of the new [email protected] 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 […]

Eyetop Multimedia Glasses

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 […]

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

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, […]

NEC Unveils New MobilePro 900 Handheld PC

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 […]

Sony Plans to Join Handheld Gaming Market with PSP

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 […]

Toshiba’s new 36GB DVD

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 […]

Xplore Announces Release of New iX104 Rugged Tablet PC

Xplore Technologies® Corp. has announced the commercial release of its newest rugged PC, the Xplore iX104-TPC. The highly durable iX104-TPC combines Microsoft’s advanced Windows XP Tablet PC Edition operating system, leading performance-based hardware technologies, integrated wireless LAN and WAN capabilities and Xplore’s proven patented ruggedization techniques. Xplore’s iX104 is the first rugged Tablet PC product […]

DigitalPersona Revolutionizes Mobile Biometrics

DigitalPersona recently introduced U.are.U® Firefly, the world’s smallest, most accurate fingerprint sensor/scroll wheel designed for OEM integration into mobile applications. U.are.U Firefly’s patented roller-style fingerprint reader optically records the fingerprint image as the user glides their finger over the roller. The device can be easily integrated into laptops, PDAs, and other mobile devices to create […]

Global IP Sound Releases Industry’s First Acoustic Echo Suppression Software for PDAs

Global IP Sound today announced the release of its acoustic echo suppression software optimized for packet telephony applications on PDAs and other small devices. GIPS AES is a low-complexity, acoustic echo suppression software designed to handle the inherent problems of echo in the hands-free operation of PDAs and other small devices when communicating over packet-switched […]

Sony Ericsson Unveils new HBH-35 Bluetooth Headset

Just in time for the five-year anniversary of Bluetooth, Sony Ericsson. is launching a new Bluetooth handsfree, the HBH-35. It has longer talk and stand-by time, better sound quality and increased functionality with phones from other brands. The HBH-35 will be in shops starting in June. It was on May 21, 1998, that Ericsson, IBM, […]

BenQ S830C GPRS Phone

BenQ today unveiled its first color mobile phone, the BenQ S830C. Aimed at fashionista, the dual-band feature-rich S830C is available in 4 eye-catching colors and features the world’s smallest external digital camera, 4096 reflective color display, dual LCD screens, MMS functionality, polyphonic ringers, and computer data sync. A Multimedia Fashion Accessory The S830C is BenQ’s […]

Sony DCR-PC105 Hi-Res Mini DV Unveiled

Just in time for a summer road trip or a day in the park, Sony Electronics today introduced the DCR-PC105 Mini DV Handycam® camcorder that travels anywhere and achieves top quality video and high resolution still images anytime. Weighing in at about 16 ounces, the compact camcorder combines a one-megapixel imager with Carl Zeiss® optics […]

RIM’s Blackberry Connect to hit Palm OS

PalmSource, Inc., provider of the world’s most popular operating system for handhelds and smartphones, and the Palm OS(R) subsidiary of Palm, Inc., and Research In Motion, the leading developer of wireless enterprise solutions, today announced they will work together to market and promote the BlackBerry Connect(TM) solution to Palm OS licensees to enable secure, push-based […]

Roke Manor Research Develops Tri-Band CF Card

Roke Manor Research has developed the next generation in tri-band technology – the CF45 Compact Flash Card, based on MC45 technology developed by Siemens Wireless Modules. The tri-band GSM/GPRS module has been designed for GSM 900, 1800 and 1900 networks, making it suitable for use within both European and American mobile phone networks. It will […]

Tapwave to Develop Mobile Entertainment Gear

Tapwave, Inc. officially launched their company and unveiled plans for creating a new product category — mobile entertainment gear. This new category of products was born from a revolutionary plan to address the mobile entertainment needs of technology enthusiasts (primarily ages 18 to 34), build an exciting new business model with recurring revenue streams, and […]

RealOne Mobile Media gives Less talk, and More Entertainment

RealOne Mobile Media Guide Enables Consumers to Stream Content on Nokia 3650 & Pocket PCs; Other Devices Coming Soon RealNetworks, Inc., has announced that consumers for the first time can access brand-name audio and video programming right from their mobile phone. Offering top news, sports and entertainment content, the RealOne™ Mobile Media Guide enables consumers […]

Lexar 2GB CompactFlash Shipped – Speed Rated at 40X

Lexar Media, Inc., has announced the shipment of 2GB 40X-speed Professional Series CompactFlash cards. The superior 40X-speed cards are guaranteed to be capable of a minimum sustained write speed of 6MB/s, and may operate up to a maximum write speed of 7MB/s or more. The 2GB Type I cards are expected to have a retail […]

XiMeta Unveils First Network Direct Attached Storage Device

XiMeta Technology, Inc., an information storage solution company, announced the first network direct attached storage device, NetDisk. At Networld + Interop, XiMeta Technology will showcase the first two NetDisk products— NetDisk Portable and NetDisk Removable. The company has plans to introduce a family of NetDisk products this year. XiMeta Technology, Inc. is focused on the […]

Canon PowerShot SD100 Unveiled – New Digital IXUS II

Canon, a leader in photographic and imaging technology, releases today its smallest ever digital camera, the Digital IXUS II. With a clean new platinum white finish and cutting edge design, this super-stylish and feature-rich next generation Digital IXUS is an instant Canon classic. Ultra chic and ultra sleek, the all-metal bodied Digital IXUS II has […]

Symbian launches Symbian OS v7.0s at Exposium03

Symbian Ltd today announce the launch of the latest version of Symbian OS, the global open industry standard operating system for advanced mobile phones. Symbian OS is licensed by the world’s leading mobile phone manufacturers including Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, Siemens and Sony Ericsson. The development of this latest Symbian OS release, Symbian OS v.7.0s, demonstrates […]

IOMagic Digital Photo Library stores 20 GB

I/OMagic Corp., recently introduced a new portable, stand alone device that is equipped with a 6-n-1 memory card reader allowing users — with just one touch — to conveniently copy all digital images from their camera’s memory card into its 20 GB storage space. The new product is the I/OMagic “Digital Photo Library.” The Digital […]

Creative Releases the new 60GB Nomad Jukebox Zen

Creative, a worldwide leader in digital entertainment products for PC users, today announced the new NOMAD® Jukebox Zen portable audio player with 60GB – twice the storage capacity of the new Apple® iPod™ 30GB model yet priced at $100 less. With the amazing capacity to store 16,000 songs, the NOMAD Jukebox Zen with 60GB fits […]

PoGo! Products Releases Radio YourWay Digital AM/FM Radio Recorder

PoGo! Products today introduced Radio YourWay, the first portable digital AM/FM Radio Recorder. With Radio YourWay, users will have the ability to set a timer or record real-time AM/FM radio and listen to their favorite show at a convenient time and location of their choice. Recording is as simple as pressing a button to record […]

XM Introduces Satellite Radio for PC

XM Satellite Radio, satellite radio service provider has announced the introduction of the first satellite radio receiver designed for personal computers. The XM PC Receiver, or “XM PCR,” makes the tremendous breadth of XM’s 101 digital music, entertainment and news channels available to computer users at home, work, school and on the go without the […]

Apple Introduces New 30GB iPods

Apple today introduced its third generation iPods, which hold up to 7,500 songs in a stunning enclosure that is lighter and thinner than two CDs. The new ultra-portable iPods feature completely solid-state “no moving parts” navigation wheel and buttons; an elegant new dock with audio out for fast and easy connection to your computer or […]

Microsoft Releases Windows CE .NET 4.2

At the Embedded Systems Conference, Microsoft Corp., the worldwide leader in embedded operating systems, today announced the release to manufacturing of Microsoft® Windows® CE .NET version 4.2, previously code-named “McKendric.” Windows CE .NET 4.2 combines Microsoft’s most advanced real-time operating system with powerful tools for rapidly creating the next generation of smart, connected and small-footprint […]

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JVC GR-HD1 – World’s First Consumer High Definition Camcorder

JVC Company of America intdroduced its Digital Hi-Def Camcorder, GR-HD1, as the world’s first consumer high-definition camcorder. With this introduction, JVC is now the only manufacturer to supply the U.S. market with a way to shoot and edit real ATSC standard HD content (Digital Hi-Def Camcorder GR-HD1 and MPEG Edit Studio® Pro LE), record and […]

DeLorme Unveils New Earthmate USB Bluetooth GPS Receiver

Portable Global Positioning Systems (GPS) with Bluetooth wireless networking capabilities became more affordable today as DeLorme, the innovative digital mapping and GPS company, announced the release of its latest Earthmate GPS receiver, a compact, ultra low-power USB device featuring high performance and flexibility never-before-seen in a GPS receiver. Available mid-April, the highly anticipated DeLorme Earthmate […]

Embedded Linux Powers the M-100 Mini-Box, a subsidiary of Ituner Networks Corp released the Mini-Box M-100 general purpose computer (GPC) based on VIA’s award wining Mini-ITX motherboard, shipping with a small embedded Linux distribution. With an aluminum frame of just 20 cm (W) x4.4 cm (H) x22 (D) cm the M-100 is ideal for places where space, power consumption and […]

TopHead TM150 Dual LCD Display

The TopHead TM150 is a two-in-one LCD display. You’ve heard of picture-in-picture, but what about picture-on-picture? TopHead’s groundbreaking monitor shoehorns two LCD panels into a single frame. The primary display is a 15-inch, 1024 x 768 resolution screen. The upper, secondary panel measures 6.4-inch diagonally, with a 640 x 480 image. Between the ashy and […]

Fashion for Wireless

Imagine being able to personalize your mobile phone or PDA to complement your wardrobe. Consumers around the world will be able to do just that, thanks to the EXO* overmolding system from Inclosia* Solutions. This new technology allows the use of real fabrics and leathers in the casings of portable electronic devices and brings new […]