Wireless Carriers Team up to Offer SMS


Fulfilling the promise to deliver North America’s first inter-carrier mobile text messaging network, Bell Mobility, Microcell PCS (Fido), Rogers AT&T Wireless and TELUS Mobility today announced the commercial availability of inter-carrier Short Message Service (SMS) across Canada. Leveraging CMG Wireless Data Solutions’ Inter-Short Message Service Center Router (ISR), customers of ...

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Sharp Japan Unveils the Aquos LCD TVs


13, 15, and 20V-Inch*1 Models With ASV*2 LCD Have High-Quality 2.1-Channel Sound System and Built-in BS Analog Tuner. Perfect for Watching Movies, AQUOS is the Ideal Family/Personal TV for the 21st Century. Sharp Corporation announces the introduction into the Japanese market of the fourth series of AQUOS LCD TVs. The ...

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Seiko Instruments Introduces InkLink


Seiko Instruments USA recently announced the launch of the InkLink(TM) handwriting system. This product, which supports Palm(R), Pocket PC and Windows(R) Operating Systems, was developed to transform handwritten notes and drawings into an electronic format. Seiko’s InkLink makes it easy for users of Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs), laptops, and desktop ...

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KDDI Launches CDMA2000 1x 3G Service


KDDI Corp. and Okinawa Cellular Telephone Co. will launch a 144kbps high-speed CDMA2000 1x third-generation cellular phone service simultaneously in major cities across Japan from April 1, 2002. Five new CDMA2000 1x (hereafter, CDMA2000) mobile handsets will also be released, including the “A3012CA”, which has a GPS service and is ...

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Panasonic Develops a Transparent Panel Speaker With Industry-first Aerodynamic-drive Technology


Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. has developed a transparent panel speaker called “Sound Window,” an industry-first speaker that reproduces sound by pneumatically vibrating a transparent panel using aerodynamic-drive technology. Featuring extremely low power consumption and design flexibility that makes it possible to mount the panel speaker onto a display screen ...

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Sony’s Revolutionary DCR-IB7BT Palm Sized Digital Camcorder


Sony’s revolutionary DCR-IP7BT, uses MICROMV technology to deliver exceptional video quality in an incredibly compact and lightweight package. This unit features Network capability through its Bluetooth adapter which allows you to communicate with a network without the need of a computer, precision color viewfinder, 10x optical/120x digital zoom, and Super ...

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MP3/CD Portable Rips Direct to Internal Memory Card


Panasonic’s new, ultra-compact SD audio recorder, model SV-SR100, can record high-quality music directly onto an SD Memory Card without using a PC. The versatile recorder plays back music recorded in the high-quality AAC1, MP32, and WMA3 compression formats, recorded onto SD Memory Cards, as well as CD-R/RW* and commercially produced ...

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Motorola, Visionics and Wirehound Provide Real-Time Wireless Facial Recognition Capability on Mobile Phones


Law enforcement officials may one day use their mobile phones to help identify criminals, thanks to an application being demonstrated by Visionics Corporation (Nasdaq: VSNX), and Wirehound LLC. The companies unveiled facial recognition capabilities on JavaTM technology-enabled phones from Motorola today during the 2002 JavaOneSM Developer Conference in San Francisco’s ...

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Enfora Introduces the Wireless Portfolio


Enfora, Inc., a leading provider of wireless data solutions, today redefined the concept of wireless connectivity with the introduction of its patent pending Wireless Portfolio(TM). Designed to function with virtually any PDA, the Wireless Portfolio(TM) provides all the necessary functionality to connect the user to a variety of wireless data ...

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Panasonic Develops “Vacuum Cleaning Robot”


Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., best known worldwide for its Panasonic-brand products, today announced it is developing a vacuum cleaning robot for household use through an innovative autonomous control system that uses a wide array of sensors which allows the robot to roam around a room, detect dust particles, and ...

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GPS LAM-1 Accessory for The Nokia 9210i


Hidden amongst the announcement of the Nokia 9210i there is a very interesting new accessory. The LAM-1 GPS Module brings accurate location information to the 9210 for use in Route Planning and other applications. It is not clear whether this accessory will work with a 9210 (it is only listed ...

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