Toshiba and Audiovox Announce the Thera Integrated CDMA2000 Device


It takes more than a manufacturer to make a product succeed, it’s often said – and just to make sure, Audiovox seems to have safeguarded itself when it announces its new Thera Pocket PC 2002 based device with integrated CDMA2000 1x-RTT capabilities. Microsoft, Sierra Wireless and Verizon Wireless also joined in on the announcement, all to show off what could ...

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Palm Delivers Wireless Connectivity in the United States With the Palm Bluetooth Card


Professionals on-the-go may experience the power of wireless Bluetooth technology to communicate, collaborate and connect simply by using a small SD Card with their Palm(TM) handheld computers. Once the software is loaded and the card (slightly larger than a postage stamp) is inserted, an application walks users though a process to find and connect with Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones, printers, laptops ...

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Smal Camera Announces Release – World’s Thinnest Digital Camera


SMaL Camera Technologies, Inc. announced today that FUJIFILM AXIA CO., LTD, a subsidiary of Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd. of Tokyo (Nasdaq: FUJIY), will release the world’s thinnest digital camera — the 6mm thin eyeplate™ — based on SMaL’s Ultra-Pocket™ digital camera design and technology. SMaL introduced the credit card-sized Ultra-Pocket™ at the 2001 International Consumer Electronics Show, where it ...

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Mobile Phones with Cameras Become Increasingly Popular


Mobile phones with camera modules are becoming very popular, and by the end of 2002 they may surpass digital cameras in shipments in Japan. With their better performance, some camera-equipped mobile phone models have begun to be used for low-priced digital cameras. Expecting the market expansion, many imaging-device manufacturers are competing intensely. At the same time, the market expects the ...

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Wavecom Behind Cesscom’s ‘UBIQ-5000G’


Wavecom SA, a leading developer of digital wireless standard modules (WISMO®), today announced that South Korean mobile communication innovator Cesscom Co., Ltd. is using WISMO technology for its newest wireless personal digital assistant (PDA) offering. Cesscom’s UBIQ-5000G is one of the world’s first wireless PDAs to be based on the Microsoft® Windows® Pocket PC 2002 operating system. It combines the ...

Read More » Unveils the New T919


With the T919 Tel.Me., Austria’s manufacturer of mobile phones, MP3-player and Internet Devices, presents its first multimedia cell phone during the CeBIT 2002 in Hannover. The GPRS telephone belongs to the Smart Phone sector and offers a built-in MP3-player in addition to a digital camera, organizer, colour display and E-mail funtions. “The introduction of the T919 in fall 2002 doesn’t ...

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SanDisk’s 1Gigabyte CompactFlash Card Fits Wide Range Of Consumer Electronics Devices


SanDisk Corporation today announced the availability in Europe of its one-gigabyte (GB) CompactFlash® (CF) memory card, the world’s highest capacity card in the standard CF Type I format. The new high-capacity card can store more than 1000 digital images, 20+ hours of digital music or several hours of video. The growing popularity of high-resolution digital cameras, digital music players, Pocket ...

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Sony Reveals Next-Generation, Super-Small, Lightweight ‘Vaio’ Notebook


Sony Corp. disclosed a prototype of its popular “Vaio” notebook PC to come out next, named “Vaio U,” in a press briefing. It is as small and slim as a hardcover book. The concept of Vaio U is a “ubiquitous-age notebook PC” to provide ease of operation even when the user is in a standing position. It is expected to ...

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Fujitsu Microelectronics America Announces New Fingerprint Identification Technology for Cell Phones, Mobile Devices


A new fingerprint identification system from Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. (FMA) combines sweep sensor technology with advanced algorithms to provide a powerful, dependable, easy-to-use authentication system for PCs, cell phones and other mobile devices. Fujitsu’s new MBF300 (Sweep SensorTM) is the industry’s most advanced, cost-efficient fingerprint verification system, built on the company’s solid-state sensor technology and world-class template-matching engine algorithms. ...

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Sonicblue Announces the New Rio EX1000 MP3 Based Stereo System


SONICblue Incorporated, the leader in digital audio technology, is shipping the Rio EX1000 – the first name-brand executive shelf stereo system with MP3/CD playback. Designed to be eye-catching and highly functional, the Rio EX1000 delivers rich, full sound, easy navigation, traditional audio features and the ability to play either standard CDs or MP3 CDs, which can hold more than ten ...

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Toshiba’s New Notebook First With Clear Touchpad


The commitment to mobility and leading technology is clear with the new Toshiba Satellite® 5105-S607 notebook PC. Toshiba’s Computer Systems Group (CSG) is the first manufacturer to bring cPad™ technology to a mobile PC. This clear, ultra-modern touchpad allows users to change the way they interact with their notebook and conveniently launch applications with a simple touch of the finger. ...

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Palm Unveils New Web Browser Optimized for Handhelds


In a move that provides a powerful, web-browsing option for Palm(TM) handheld computers, Palm, Inc., a leading provider of handhelds, today unveiled the Palm Web Browser. This full-featured HTML browser gives users of Internet-enabled Palm m125, m130, m500, m505, m515 and i705 handhelds the ability to access any URL on the Internet, bookmark and categorize favorite sites, easily save information ...

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Nokia 3510 brings GPRS and Polyphonic Sounds to the Consumer Market


Nokia today introduced the Nokia 3510, its first expression category phone with GPRS, polyphonic (MIDI) sounds and Value Added Services (VAS) over Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) capability. VAS over MMS brings new dimensions to personal communications with the possibility to receive rich value added services like screen savers and polyphonic ring tones. Shipments are expected to begin in the second ...

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Toshiba Unveils 30GB Optical Disc Technology Featuring Blue-Violet Laser


Toshiba Corp. revealed details of the technology for its 30GB-capacity optical disc with a diameter of 12cm that uses blue-violet laser light as the light source. This is the technology used in optical disc devices exhibited at the “2002 International CES,” held in Las Vegas, Nevada, in mid-January 2002. (photo: Toshiba’s trial model exhibited in 2002 International CES) As for ...

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Nokia 7210 Fashionable Tri-Band Phone


The latest member in Nokia’s line of fashion phones, the Nokia 7210, exudes urban trendiness with a daring design, including a new keypad layout with 4-way scroll. Unveiled today, the Nokia 7210 features a high-resolution color screen, MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) capability, support for downloading Java applications, and a stereo FM radio. Nokia’s newest fashion phone is also a globetrotter, ...

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