Author: Dave Conabree

blackberry
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RIM Introduces BlackBerry 6200 Wireless Handhelds In Europe

Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today unveiled two new BlackBerry™ models for customers in Europe. The data and voice-enabled BlackBerry 6210™ and BlackBerry 6220™ feature a smaller design with a light and comfortable feel, increased memory for greater application and data storage, as well as new support for wireless email synchronization and […]

toshiba
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Toshiba Pocket PC e750 Increases Storage Capacity and Boosts Overall Performance

Toshiba Computer Systems Group, a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., has introduced the Pocket PC e750 Series delivering increased storage capacity, overall performance gains and integrated wireless connectivity to benefit the mobile user in both general productivity and vertical market applications. Of the 96MB of memory available to the customer, 32MB is dedicated […]

HARDWARE
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Pretec Unveils the 2MP DSC & Mpeg4 30fps Tapeless Digital Camcorder

Pretec has announce the launch of the DV-4200, a revolutionary MPEG-4 digital camcorder with 2.1 mega pixel digital still camera here at PMA International 2003, Booth #K100. DV-4200 will also be demonstrated at CeBIT Pretec booth (Hall 23 Booth A33) held from March 12 – March 19, in Hannover, Germany. DV-4200 is a tapeless digital […]

cool-tech
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Invair Launches “Filewalker Messenger” Linux GSM/GPRS TriBand PDA

Invair Technologies AG, German PDA manufacturer, plans to launch “Filewalker Messenger” at CeBIT, Invair’s new Linux PDA, a product providing vast communication possibilities, unique for its size and weight. In addition to the advanced functions of a normal PDA, “Filewalker Messenger”, extremely light in “credit card” format, has a plastic shell, a telephone GSM/GPRS Triband […]

MOTOROLLA
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frog design and Motorola Launch Prototypes of Next Generation Wearable Wireless Solutions

frog design inc., the legendary international digital and product design firm, has teamed with Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT), a global leader in providing integrated communications and embedded electronics solutions, to create a family of fashionable wearable devices representing the next generation of personal computing and wireless communications. Combining the results of pervasive-computing research at MIT Media […]

Wi-fi
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Microtune Unveils New CableFree USB Wireless Replacement

Applying its pioneering radio frequency (RF) silicon and systems expertise to practical, affordable PC wireless connectivity, Microtune®, Inc. (NASDAQ: TUNE) today introduced the newest technology in its Bluetooth™ portfolio, the patent-pending CableFree USB™ product line. Targeted to the installed base of hundreds of millions of legacy PCs and peripherals, CableFree USB offers a wireless replacement […]

Mobiles
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Yuki Coin Operated cellphone Charger

One of the most irksome things that can happen to a mobile phone user is a flat battery. Now, there is a solution by InfiniTec called the Yuki charger, a phone charger which works like a vending machine and which will be installed in public places. All a user has to do is drop a […]

Mobiles
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Siemens Unveils the SL55 Slider Phone

At CeBIT 2003, Siemens Information and Communication Mobile (Siemens mobile) unveiled its beautiful and tiny new handset – the SL55. The ultimate in glamorous communication, with its attractive slider design and jewel-like keypad, this mobile phone combines ease of use and elegance. Siemens SL55 offers MMS, a brilliant color display, tri-band functionality, Java technology, and […]

cool-tech
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Metallic Colours, Synthesized sounds and Flashing lights – Siemens M55

Siemens Information and Communication Mobile (Siemens mobile) has launched the striking M55 at CeBIT 2003 – a mobile phone with a distinctive design and a powerful combination of features for serious self-expression. The tri-band phone, with a high-resolution color display, synthesizer application and dynamic light effect, comes in six metallic designs and with MMS, GPRS, […]

toshiba
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Toshiba e550C Will Offer Built-In Camera

“Toshiba has announced the Genio e550C in Japan. This Pocket PC model includes a built-in digital camera with flash, plus a 400 MHz processor and 128 MB of RAM. Unlike other handhelds with integrated cameras, the e550C’s isn’t on the top, its actually in the middle of the back. (See image below.) It is a […]

toshiba
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Toshiba Announces World’s First Small Form Factor Direct Methanol Fuel Cell for Portable PCs

Toshiba Corporation today announced the world’s first prototype of a small form factor direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC) for portable PCs, a clean energy breakthrough with the potential to end reliance on rechargeable batteries. The new fuel cell currently realizes average output of 12W and maximum output of 20W, and can achieve approximately five hours […]

HARDWARE
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Stealth Computer unveils 10″ Computer at 2.8Ghz

Stealth Computer Corporation a leading ISO 9001 manufacturer of specialized computers and peripherals have continued their tradition of providing powerful solutions for space-confined applications. The LPC-401 is an Intel Pentium-4 based small form computer system that is part of Stealth’s growing family of LittlePC’s. Housed in a rugged extruded aluminum enclosure this powerful & versatile […]

IBM
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IBM Unveils Handheld Reference Design

IBM Corp. is throwing its software weight behind the PowerPC 405LP PDA Reference Design, a palm-sized application platform based on its PowerPC processor that will be running MontaVista’s Linux, Trolltech’s GUI environment and a cadre of IBM’s enterprise software, including relational database and device management clients, voice and handwriting recognition and its J2ME virtual machine. […]

lexar
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Lexar Media Introduces the Massive 4GB CF Card

Lexar Media, Inc. (Nasdaq:LEXR), a leading designer, developer and marketer of award-winning high-performance digital media and accessories, today announces that it will extend its line of Professional Series CompactFlash cards with 2GB and 4GB capacity cards, speed rated at 32X. 32X speed is capable of a minimum sustained write speed of 4.8MB/s, with 1X equal […]

Photography
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Olympus 4/3 Digital SLR ‘E System

Visitors to this year’s PMA have the chance to witness a defining moment in the development of professional digital SLR photography. Between 2 and 5 March, Olympus will unveil, for the first time ever, prototypes of the new Four Thirds system digital SLR camera, lenses and accessories. The Four Thirds system is a new open […]

REVIEWS
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Review: Archos Jukebox 20

The Archos Jukebox 20 may look like yet another device in a steadily growing line of hard drive MP3 players, but it definitely has some twists. The $309 USD machine has been out since late last year however it took the recent death of my last Mp3 player to get me really looking. What caught […]

Mitsubishi
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Mitsubishi Elec Develops Next-Generation IP Cell Phone

Mitsubishi Electric Corp of Japan made public its current development state of a new mobile IP phone handset called “Mobile IP Talk” at a private event on Feb. 13, 2003 to showcase the fruits of its R&D development. The handset, for providing mobile voice-over IP telephony, has a slot for a Compact Flash card in […]

HARDWARE
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Koutech 7004 PCMCIA USB 2.0 and FireWire Controller

Koutech Systems Inc. has unveiled the 7004. A PCMCIA CardBus Type II controller that features USB 2.0 and FireWire/1394 connectivity. The Plug-N-Play, Hot-Swap interface can be used on all notebooks supporting Windows 98/ME/2K/XP and Mac OS X. It has Two 480Mbps Hi-Speed USB 2.0 ports and Two 400Mbps FireWire/IEEE 1394 ports to connect anything from […]

cool-tech
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AlphaCell Launches the M5 Handset

AlphaCell, the leading provider of advanced rich media mobile handsets, today announces the worldwide launch of the M5 – its innovative flagship product. Visitors to AlphaCell’s stand at 3GSM will be the first to get their hands on the latest groundbreaking handset. The M5 is fully customisable in every respect, offering a rich media mobile […]

Science & Tech
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Computer Made from DNA and Enzymes

by Stefan Lovgren Israeli scientists have devised a computer that can perform 330 trillion operations per second, more than 100,000 times the speed of the fastest PC. The secret: It runs on DNA. A year ago, researchers from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, unveiled a programmable molecular computing machine composed of enzymes […]

lexar
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Lexar Media Breaks Speed Record With New CompactFlash

Lexar Media, Inc. (Nasdaq:LEXR), a leading designer, developer and marketer of award-winning high-performance digital media and accessories, announces it will boost the speed of its Professional Series CompactFlash cards to 40X, further solidifying the company’s leadership position in high-speed digital media. The new 40X cards will be available in 256MB and 512MB capacities and will […]

SAMSUNG
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Samsung Sneak Preview of The Matrix Phone

Samsung and Warner Bros. Pictures are to provide a cell phone that will be used in ‘The Matrix Reloaded,’ a sequel to the 1999 movie ‘The Matrix’. We know very little about Samsung’s Matrix phone except for a teaser Web site that Samsung has put online to stir some interest. You can sign up online […]

cool-tech
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Omron Develops ‘flat light source’ Technology Aimed at LED Illumination

Omron Corporation (Headquarters: Kyoto; CEO: Yoshio Tateisi) has announced the development of “flat light source” technology aimed to become a new form of LED illumination. Employment of LED’s in such applications as train car brake lights, signals, and displays began in recent years from the viewpoint of energy consumption and in the not-too-distant future they […]

Wi-fi
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D-Link Releases 802.11b 22Mpbs Wireless Range Extender

D-Link today announced immediate availability of the first 802.11b+ 22Mbps Wireless Range Extender and Access Point, the D-Link AirPlus DWL-800AP+. The new D-Link Wireless Range Extender includes a repeater function to increase the wireless range in large homes and buildings. Operating in the 2.4GHz frequency range, D-Link’s DWL-800AP+ is an access point with a wireless […]

cool-tech
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Orange SPVx Unveiled

Orange, one of the world’s largest communications companies, today announced the launch of a new consumer-orientated SPV – codenamed the SPVx. The announcement follows last November’s launch of the SPV – the world’s first mobile phone to use the Microsoft® Smartphone platform –and comes on the back of Orange research and customer feedback. The research […]

cool-tech
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NTT, Seiko Team for Wireless System Powered by Body Heat, Not Battery

NTT Corp, Seiko Instruments Inc and Seiko Epson Corp jointly developed a wireless system that runs on a small thermal generator. They revealed the new system at the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference in 2003 (ISSCC 2003). In a ubiquitous environment in which all locations including human bodies are to be connected via a network, […]

Mobiles
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Affordable Lindows Mobile PC Released

Lindows.com, Inc. announced today, at the Desktop Linux Summit, the release of the first Lindows Mobile PC which will retail for only $799. The Lindows Mobile PC is the ideal computer for anyone who needs their computer to be as “mobile” as they are. “Until now, laptop computers have been either too expensive or too […]

MP3
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Terradigital Systems Debuts Their Wireless Digital Audio Jukebox

TerraDigital Systems LLC today will introduce its TerraPlayer wireless Digital Audio Jukebox product, as the company kicks off the on-stage demonstration phase at DEMO 2003. With a colorful interface that displays album cover artwork at the touch of a finger, and a sound system that delivers full, high-fidelity sound, TerraPlayer is positioned to transform the […]

Mobiles
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Alcatel Introduces Four New Colour Screen Mobile Telephones

At the 3GSM World Congress, Alcatel introduces four mobile telephones featuring colour screens, thus revamping its entire traditional range. The One Touch™ 332, One Touch™ 531, One Touch™ 535 and One Touch™ 735 each provide a response to a market that tends to segment according to the level of services offered by operators. All these […]

Social Media
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TTPCom Demonstrates B’ngo at 3GSM World Congress

TTPCom has announced a new mobile game player, code-named B’ngo. The product is being demonstrated on TTPCom’s stand A3, Hall 1 at 3GSM World Congress, is a console-style game player as well as a fully-featured mobile phone. The complete product design is available for immediate license. B’ngo has been designed with the needs of the […]

CAMERA
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FujiFilm Finepix F700 – SuperCCD SR 6.2 MegaPixel Digital Camera

Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc. today unveiled the first consumer 6.2 megapixel (S-pixel: 3.1 million, R-pixel: 3.1 million) digital camera, which carries its proprietary new Super CCD SR (Super Dynamic Range) technology. Capturing pictures with quality approaching that of film, with 2,832 x 2,128 (6.03 million) recorded pixels, and dramatically increased dynamic range, the new […]

SAMSUNG
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Samsung to Release the SPH-V3000 Camcorder Phone

Samsung Electronics Co. will market a camcorder phone capable of recording up to 30 minutes of moving images at once, the world’s third-largest maker of mobile phones said yesterday. With this product model named “SPH-V3000,” which will be provided for KTF’s third-generation multimedia service “Fimm,” users can watch television programs of local TV and cable […]

Mobiles
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Siemens SX1 Smart Phone

Siemens Information and Communication Mobile (Siemens Mobile) launched an instant design classic today with its next generation mobile phone, the SX1, at the 3GSM World Congress 2003 in Cannes. A unique keypad arrangement, outstanding design and the worldÂ’s most powerful suite of features and applications for its size set the SX1 apart from other handsets […]

microsoft phones
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Nokia’s 6650 First 3G Phone to Hit the Market Before July

“The first commercial deliveries of the Nokia 6650 are estimated to start first half of 2003,” Nokia said in a statement. The phone features a color screen and low-resolution digital camera, and can send messages containing sound and images, including short video clips. It will be a dual-network handset, functioning on both the current second-generation […]

windows
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Smart Announces Tri-Band Windows Powered Phone

The Philippines’ leading mobile operator SMART Communications Inc. (SMART) announced today the introduction of the “Smart Amazing Phone” – the first Microsoft Windows Powered Smartphone in Asia that promises to open the door to a world of advanced wireless and mobile internet services. The phone, which will be available at SMART retail outlets soon, will […]

L.G
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LG-K8100 Dual mode handset supports WCDMA and cdma2000 1x

LG Electronics has introduced a dual band, dual mode cell phone. With the launch of WCDMA / cdma2000 1x services LG is laying the early ground for WCDMA services. The DBDM phone (Model: LG-K8100) comes with a 2.2-inch and 260,000 color TFT-LCD screen and an embedded 300,000-pixel (VGA grade) camera, working in both WCDMA and […]

MOTOROLLA
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Motorola Introduces the A760 – World’s First Java + Linux Handset

Motorola, Inc. announced today the Motorola A760, the world’s first handset combining a Linux Operating System and Java Technology, with full multimedia PDA functionality. The Motorola A760 is designed to offer a rich end-user mobile experience based on the open source OS. Motorola’s leadership in Java technology coupled with the Linux OS, arms mobile developers […]

MP3
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Muzic Aera MP3 Player, Flash Disk, Voice Recorder and Flash Light

Muzic Aera is an unique design device from New Motion that combines USB flash disk, Mp3 player, voice recorder and LED light. Users can move their data conveniently due to its compact design. Enjoy stereo effect music during traveling. Also it has high quality microphone to record voice input for importance conference, meeting or lesson. […]

MP3
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iRiver 512MB Internal Memory MP3 Player Only 3.5″

iRiver has released one of the most advanced portable music players available, including built-in FM Tuner and Voice Recorder and features an industry first 512MB of internal memory for up to SEVENTEEN hours of your favorite music! The iFP-195T comes with the exclusive “Record from FM” feature and plays your MP3 and WMA music files […]

Computing
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Intel Announces Centrino Mobile Technology

Intel Corporation said today Intel® Centrino™ mobile technology is the new brand name for its upcoming wireless mobile computing technology. The new brand signifies Intel’s best technology for notebook computers, based on a new mobile processor microarchitecture and wireless capability as well as features designed to enable extended battery life, thinner and lighter form factors, […]

Computing
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Neah Power Systems Unveils Silicon-Based Design for Micro Fuel Cells

Neah Power Systems, Inc., an emerging leader in direct methanol micro fuel cell technology, today unveiled its product design roadmap and announced the addition of several senior business executives. Neah Power is developing a small, compact fuel cell to power mobile electronics products, such as notebook PCs and advanced communications gear. The technical foundation of […]

BLUETOOTH
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Murata Electronics Introduces World’s Smallest Bluetooth Module

Murata Electronics North America, a world-leading innovator in electronics, today introduced the world’s smallest, full Host Controller Interface (HCI) level BluetoothTM module, Blue ModuleTM, with the ground-breaking dimensions of 9.8mm x 9.6mm x 1.8mm. Designed with Murata’s patented Low Temperature Co-Fired Ceramics (LTCC) technology, Blue ModuleTM integrates both active devices (ICs) and passive components to […]

cool-tech
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TDS Recon Ruggedized Pocket PC

The TDS Recon delivers maximum performance and reliability in a lightweight and extremely rugged design that’s easy to carry. The waterproof Recon weighs just 17 ounces, and it exceeds military specifications for drop, vibration and both high- and low-temperature operation. The Recon works wherever and whenever you need it. You can count on Recon when […]

Mobiles
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Siemens SX56 the First Pocket PC Phone Edition Device from Rogers AT&T Wireless Canada

Rogers AT&T Wireless and Microsoft Canada today announced an innovative strategic agreement under which the two companies will work together to provide businesses in Canada with an exciting, new wireless extension to their desktop PC, providing them with complete mobile access to the full suite of Microsoft Office applications. Under the terms of the agreement, […]

Sony
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Sony 802.11b FSV-PGX1 Portable Server

Sony marketing corporation has unveild the wireless LAN (the IEEE 802.11b) loaded access point portable server FSV-PGX1. This is an the first ever network accessable 802.11b stand alone file server. Weighing approximately 390g and 155mm thick this can go anywhere such as home and, office environments. Recently, with the increase of wireless equipment to PC […]

REVIEWS
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Review: Danger HipTop

The Danger HipTop, also rebranded by T-Mobile as the “Sidekick”, is a 5 by 2.6 by 1.1 inch GSM Cell Phone/PDA combo unit with 16 MB RAM / 4MB ROM and weighing in at just over 6 ounces. It has a very unique “flip out” monochrome screen (it rotates clockwise 180 degrees) which covers the […]

Photography
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FujiFilm Introduces the 256MB XD Picture Card

Fuji Photo Film has introduced the 256MB xD-Picture Card™, a high-capacity flash memory format for digital cameras. The new 256MB card began shipping to consumer electronics, photography and other retailers in January. At a capacity of 256MB, and under optimum conditions, the xD-Picture Card can store up to 444 digital images, captured at 3 megapixels […]

BLUETOOTH
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First Ever (AOD) Audio On Demand Bluetooth MP3 Player

OpenBrain has announced the first ever Bluetooth AOD MP3 Player. When wirelessly connected to a mobile phone users can listen to high quality streaming stereo music. The coolest part is you can save these streams as MP3. Being the first of its kind in the world, this Bluetooth AOD Player will change the paradigm of […]

IBM
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IBM Unveils The Dual-Band WiFi Thinkpad R40

IBM today announced a new ThinkPad R40 notebook computer equipped with three major new technologies — a comprehensive new approach to wireless leadership, easier access to service and support, and a broad set of usability improvements. In addition, the new ThinkPad notebook now offers three variations of its popular “red-button” TrackPoint cursor-control device. Starting at […]