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Electric Fuel to Ship Instant Power Chargers for Pocket PC and Palm OS PDAs


Electric Fuel Corporation today announced that its latest INSTANT POWER(TM) Chargers for PDAs will be shipped early in the second quarter of 2001. The new product lineup includes a charger for Palm V handheld computers that delivers up to 8 full charges. Other new models include chargers for Compaq iPAQ Pocket PCs, Handspring Prism and Visor Phone models, and Novatel ...

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Japan DoCoMo, Coca-Cola tie up on Cashless Vending


Japan’s biggest mobile operator DoCoMo and the Japanese unit of the world’s biggest soft drinks firm Coca-Cola Co will begin trials in Tokyo this summer to let people pay for drinks from vending machines using their mobile phones. NTT DoCoMo Inc said on Wednesday it will join with Coca-Cola (Japan) Co Ltd and Itochu Corp to check the commercial feasibility ...

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RIM strikes deals with Lucent and GoAmerica


Lucent Technologies [NYSE:LU] and Research In Motion Limited (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSE: RIM) today announced a broad-based alliance to accelerate commercialization of third generation (3G) mobile solutions using Lucent wireless networks and RIM’s products and services. The companies plan to cooperate in interoperability testing for next-generation wireless networks, and to coordinate trials with mobile network operators around the world. Lucent’s ...

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Olympus Introduces World’s Smallest 10x Optical Zoom Digital Camera


Olympus America Inc., the world leader in film and filmless photography, today introduced the CAMEDIA C-700 UltraZoom, the world’s smallest 10X optical zoom digital camera. Packed with advanced capabilities and offering outstanding image quality and control, the C-700 UltraZoom raises digital photography to new heights while establishing a new industry benchmark for compactness, style, versatility and ease of use. The ...

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Kyocera Wireless Corp. Announces New CDMA Module Product Line


Kyocera Wireless Corp., a leading provider of innovative CDMA wireless handsets, Tuesday announced the first of a series of CDMA tri-mode wireless modules. The new product line represents a significant expansion of Kyocera’s product portfolio beyond wireless handsets. Sample units of the Kyocera CDMA module will be displayed at the Kyocera Wireless Corp. booth (No. 3061) at the Wireless 2001 ...

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Socket Announces Digital Phone Connection for New Palm Handhelds


Socket Communications, Inc. today announced the Digital Phone Connection, a snap-on attachment that allows the new Palm(TM) m500 and m505 handheld computers to use a mobile phone as a modem for Internet access for applications such as e-mail, web clipping, e-commerce and remote access to corporate data. Socket’s energy-efficient solution includes a low-profile module that plugs into the Universal Connector ...

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MobileAria to bring Hands-Free Internet to your Automobile


MobileAria, Inc., a company that will develop a new, hands-free mobile Internet service platform for the automobile, was launched today with investments from industry leaders Delphi Automotive Systems, Palm, Inc. and Mayfield Fund. MobileAria plans to provide an open platform to enable “in-vehicle” access and management of personal information, mobile Internet services and entertainment through a hands-free, “eyes-on-the-road,” voice-activated interface. ...

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NCR Sues Palm and Handspring – Alleging Patent Infringement


Computer system maker NCR Corp. sued Palm Inc. (and Handspring Inc.), alleging their hand-held computers infringed on two NCR-owned core patents. In papers filed on Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Delaware, NCR said, “Palm and Handspring knew about the NCR patents, (but) chose not to seek licenses from NCR.” The technology allows retail and consumer users access to and ...

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LynuxWorks and NeoMagic to Provide BlueCat Linux OS for System-on-Chip Solution for Handhelds


LynuxWorksTM, Inc., a provider of open source and true real-time embedded solutions for the post-PC era, and NeoMagic Corporation, a leading pioneer of embedded DRAM and logic technology, today announced that they are using LynuxWorks’ embedded BlueCatTM Linux for the upcoming NeoMagic System-on-Chip (SoC) platform for smart handheld devices. The SoC solution from NeoMagic is designed to meet the ever-increasing ...

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Sprint PCS Prepared to be First U.S. Carrier to Bring 3G to Market Later This Year


Sprint PCS, the nation’s largest all-digital, all-PCS nationwide wireless network, will announce plans to start rolling out its third generation (3G) technology to Sprint PCS customers later this year. Sprint PCS, in conjunction with its network infrastructure providers — Lucent Technologies, Motorola Cellular Infrastructure Group (CIG), Nortel Networks and QUALCOMM — will be the first to offer 3G wireless technology ...

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Ariel Corp. Soars In First Commercial Test Of In-Flight Internet Access Services Aboard Air Canada


Ariel Corp., a leading supplier of open systems remote access solutions, today announced that its RS2000 56K/ISDN network access cards have been successfully deployed in the first passenger trial of an in-flight email and “Best of Web” browsing capabilities on a commercial airline. The trial, conducted aboard Air Canada, utilized Tenzing Communications’ Global(TM) airborne email and Internet system. Tenzing is ...

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Sony Puts Sound, Better Display Into CLIE Handheld


Sony Corp unveiled on Wednesday a jazzed-up version of its Palm-based “CLIE” handheld personal digital assistant (PDA) featuring audio playback, an improved color display screen and longer battery life. “We are trying to leverage our strengths of focusing on entertainment and consumers with this CLIE,” said Keiji Kimura, president of Sony’s information technology division. “This new CLIE has new features ...

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Canada Tackles Cell Phone Jamming Controversy


”The Canadian government is seeking public input on the possibility of licensing of wireless phone silencers, or “jammers,” with an eye toward eliminating the use of cell phones and other mobile devices in public places such as theaters, restaurants or libraries, Industry Canada has announced. The agency’s decision drew a prompt rebuttal from the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA), which ...

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iDini Bridges Applications to the Wireless World with Mobile Desktop Solution for Enterprises


iDini Corporation, the provider of Application Bridging(TM) software technology, today announced the availability of the Enterprise Edition of its Mobile Desktop solution. Mobile Desktop is the first solution to empower mobile professionals with the ability to fully interact with desktop applications and documents via wireless devices. Mobile Desktop supports all wireless devices, including PDAs and Web-enabled mobile phones, without requiring ...

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Agenda Computing Challenges Palm With Launch Of First Ever Pure Linux PDA


California-based Agenda Computing will be the first company in the world to launch a pure Linux PDA (personal digital assistant) and lead the new revolution of futuristic, affordable Linux-based technology appliances while it prepares to challenge Palm in the war for market share. Ian LeWinter, Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer for Agenda Computing, said, “The VR3 is a quantum leap ...

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