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Minolta DiMAGE G400 with Dual Memory-Card Slot


Mahwah, NJ -– Minolta has announced the new high-performance compact DiMAGE G400 4.0 megapixel digital camera. The ergonomically designed Konica Minolta DiMAGE G400 creates beautiful images at the touch of a button. Featuring a built-in 3x optical zoom lens, sleek metal exterior with an impressive 0.7-second startup time, autofocusing, autoexposure, auto white-balance, and other creative capabilities this new compact camera ...

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Intel StrataFlash pumps up handset memory


TAIPEI, Taiwan – Intel Corporation has unveiled Intel StrataFlash Wireless Memory System, a complete, cost-effective memory solution specifically designed for next-generation handsets that require memory storage for large embedded data applications such as camera images, audio and video files. Based on Intel’s Multi-Level Cell (MLC) technology, which doubles the amount of information stored in each memory cell, the system contains ...

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Dell cuts the wires on new Axim X3 PDA


ROUND ROCK, Texas – Dell today expanded its handheld product offerings by introducing the three-member Axim X3 family, slim and compact PDAs that include the Axim X3i, a $379 model with integrated wireless capability. At 5 ounces, the Axim X3 is 28 percent lighter than its predecessor, and at .55 inches, 17 percent thinner. The Axim X3 delivers bright color ...

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Sanyo Unveils Long-Lasting QVGA Organic EL Panel for Cell Phones


Nikkei Electronics reports – “Sanyo Electric Co, Ltd unveiled an organic electroluminescent (EL) panel with QVGA resolution (320 x 240 pixels) at CEATEC Japan 2003, held October 7-11 at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba Prefecture. The 2.5-inch prototype panel is the most precise of all the organic EL panels that Sanyo has developed so far for mobile phones. Explaining the ...

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Review: Danger Hiptop “Sidekick” Colour GPRS E-Mail Device


Back in February, we received the B&W Hiptop from Danger with very limited availability in Canada. Recently they have released a new colour version, and have made a deal with Microcell/Fido to bring the device to Canadians. The device currently available in the US from T-Mobile re-branded as the “Sidekick Phone”. Running on GSM 900/1900Mhz the Hiptop will not work ...

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Casio Japan releases the A5403CA 2.0 MegaPixel Camera Phone


Casio Computer Japan has released the A5403CA, a mobile camera phone that can capture 2 megapixel high quality photographs. The only camera close to this technology on the market is the NTT Docomo 505i with 1.3 megapixels. The A5403CA will be first avabile in AU. It can capture images in UXGA, and display them on a 2.2 inch QVGA crystal ...

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IBM Unveils Active Protection System – Laptop ‘Air Bag’


IBM unveiled a completely updated line of ThinkPad notebook computers today, including new ThinkPad R50 and T41 models that include the world’s first automatic hard drive protection technology. Because smaller, lighter, and more mobile systems are at a continual risk of being dropped and damaged, IBM developed a patent-pending hard drive protection technology to help protect people’s data. The IBM ...

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Review: SideWinder Emergency Cell Phone Charger


Thanks to home and car chargers, running out of battery power on your cell phone is minimal, but what if you are no where near a standard power source when you run low? The last time I went camping, I had to take my phone back to the car to charge every few days. This would not be a big ...

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Philips boosts DVD capacity


News.com reports – “Dutch company Philips Electronics says it has developed a new technology with Japan’s Mitsubishi Kagaku Media that nearly doubles the storage capacity of data on recordable DVD discs. Philips, Europe’s largest maker of consumer electronics and lighting, said Friday that its new dual-layer technology raised the capacity of recordable DVDs (DVD+R) to 8.5GB from 4.7GB for single-layer ...

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Sony PSX to be announced this week


TOKYO (Reuters) - Sony Corp, the world’s biggest consumer electronics maker, said this past Friday it would unveil its all-in-one PSX game device to the public this week. The PSX, which packs a TV tuner, DVD recorder, hard-disk drive, and the PlayStation 2 game player into a single white box, will be unveiled at the CEATEC Japan 2003 industry show ...

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NTT DoCoMo enters mobile gaming market


Nikkeibp.com Reports – “The concept of developing a next version of our 3G mobile phone ‘FOMA’ is to allow customers to enjoy a powerful game,” said Takeshi Natsuno, managing director of the i-mode planning department at NTT DoCoMo Inc. NTT DoCoMo is now developing a new FOMA phone that can play popular games such as “Dragon Quest” and “Final Fantasy” ...

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Amazon competes with local book retailers


NeoMedia Technologies, Inc. announced today that it has introduced its patented PaperClick technology which links book shoppers to price and availability information at amazon.com through wireless phones or personal computers. Charles T. Jensen, president and acting CEO of NeoMedia, said PaperClick for Camera Cell Phones can read ISBN (for International Standard Book Numbers) codes, which are on virtually every book ...

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iRiver Debuts Ogg Jukebox, iHP-120 with built-in 20GB Hard disc


iRiver has recently unveiled the new iHP-120. The 20GB Hard disc jukebox is capable of playing a new compressed audio format, Ogg Vorbis (Ogg), up to 500Kbps. It’s predecessor, the iHP-100 will also support Ogg audio format through a newly released firmware upgrade within October. The iHP-120 provides a 3D sound technology from SRS Labs, Inc, SRS (Sound Retrieval System). ...

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TRAXER Personal Wireless Security Device


TRAXER, a pocket size device for personal security based on Fastrax GPS technology combined with a dual-band GSM/GPRS modem, launched during CeBIT Asia signed in with iMode Japan to be launched initially in Taiwan. Concept developed and introduced by Mobintelecom Oy, a provider of Wireless Telematics Security Solutions, TRAXER devices are technically developed and manufactured in cooperation with Global Sun ...

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PlayScreen Tablet Style Portable DVD Player


The PlayScreen by JoyTech claims to be the worlds first ‘Tablet Style’ Portable DVD Player with Integrated 16:9 Widescreen 7inch TFT Monitor. At only £299.99 from Play.com the truly portable device comes complete with a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery, and In-Car Adapter for true ‘Play Anywhere’ entertainment. It also uses Integrated Stereo Speakers, combined with full Dolby Digital and DTS compatibility. ...

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