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GPRS phone has 360-degree rotating digital camera


Haier Telecommunication has released the Z3000 Class 10 GPRS mobile phone that has a 360-degree rotating digital camera and a 4,096-color LCD. The cover features a stripe design with 256 flashing colors. The GPRS phone supports GSM 900MHz, 1.8GHz and 1.9GHz, and complies with WAP 1.2.1. It has an FM ...

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Microsoft Windows Mobile to power new Motorola MPx200


Motorola Inc. and Microsoft Corp. today announced an alliance to combine the power of the desktop with the “always at hand” convenience of the mobile phone, making life simpler, smarter and synchronized for mobile professionals around the globe. The new Motorola MPx200 mobile phone with Microsoft® Windows Mobile software has ...

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Samsung unveils the Digimax U-CA3


As much of a fashion accessory as a digital camera, the silver U-CA 3 is one piece of technology that when you’ve got it, you’re definitely going to want to flaunt it. More akin to the size of a mobile, the super-slim U-CA 3 has a real ‘wow’ factor. It’s ...

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Butt-out with your mobile


By Jonathan Amos, BBC News Online — “Smokers desperate to give up cigarettes could soon resort to a small program on their mobile phone or PDA. It would throw up a series of flickering dots on the screen, which psychologists say seem to break some of the mental processes that ...

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Orange to carry Microsoft Powered Motorola Phone


Microsoft Corp. is working toward a deal to provide software for Motorola Inc.’s cell phones for sale to customers of Orange, France Telecom’s wireless carrier said. A deal with Motorola, which recently unloaded its 19 percent stake in Symbian, a Microsoft competitor in mobile phone software, would represent a significant ...

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Sony Ericsson Z1010 3G phone launch date soon


by Graeme Wearden, ZDNet UK — The Z1010 is being put through its final paces in readiness for launch. It will be the first phone from Sony Ericsson that is able to video conference. The first 3G mobile phone made by Sony Ericsson should hit the shops in January 2004, ...

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AIST, Samsung Develop Optical Disc That Holds 200GB


Nikkei Reports — “Samsung Electronics of Korea and Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) have developed a new optical disc technology capable of storing 200 Gb of data on a disc, compared with 23 Gb for the emerging Blu-Ray Disc system. The technology uses a violet ...

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Camera Phones may soon have a Zoom Lens


by Barry Fox, New Scientist — “Picture-messaging phones may be about to get a whole lot more intrusive. Thanks to a novel and ultra-cheap micromotor technology, cellphone cameras should soon be able to zoom and focus with the same precision as the autofocusing lenses used in expensive stills cameras. Limited ...

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Security firm aims to ease RFID concerns


By Richard Shim Staff Writer, CNET News.com — “Researchers at a major security firm have developed a blocking technique to ease privacy concerns surrounding controversial radio frequency identification technology. The labs at RSA Security on Wednesday outlined plans for a technology they call blocker tags, which are similar in size ...

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GPS III on the Horizon


U.S. officials have begun planning the next generation of satellite navigation technology, known as GPS III. The need for upgrade is mainly caused from the lack of security with the current GPS II System. More effective counter measures for signal-jamming, and new applications such as intelligent highway and traffic-safety systems. ...

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Konica DG-3Z Ruggedized Digital Camera


Konica Japan has announced the DG-3Z digital camera, aimed towards industrial use. Enclosed in a rubberized case, this rugged digital camera will is dustproof and can be used almost anywhere. The Konica DG-2 released in 2001 and the DG-1 of 1998 were also built for industrial use. The new DG-3Z ...

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