Sony Demonstrates 13-Inch, Full-Color OEL Display Prototype


Sony Corp. disclosed a prototype of a 13-inch, full-color organic electroluminescent (OEL) display at CEATEC JAPAN 2001, an annual trade show of electronic and telecommunications products that opened on Oct. 2. The display is one of the largest of its kind for an active-matrix organic electroluminescent displays using low-temperature polysilicon thin-film transistors. Sony plans to commercialize its display by the ...

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Murata Proposes Bluetooth-Enabled Humanoid Robot


Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. announced the development of a humanoid robot equipped with a Bluetooth module. Murata proposed the concept of humanoid robots by taking advantage of Bluetooth wireless communication technology, which works well to keep out various outside wireless interference signals. Murata’s Bluetooth-enabled humanoid robot will be applied to: 1) cooperative operations with other robots in a team, and ...

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Ceatec Japan 2001 Draws in More than 20,000 Visitors


CEATEC JAPAN 2001, the largest IT (information technology) exhibition in Japan this fall and harbinger of the full-scale opening of the broadband age, opened under sunny skies on October 2. We take a look inside the dynamic site of this exhibition, gathering place for eager visitors and representatives from a wide variety of TV and radio stations, newspapers and magazines. ...

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Canon Announces PowerShot S30 and S40


Canon has capitalised on its lead in advanced technology and miniaturisation with new digital camera’s which can now print photos directly, entirely bypassing a PC. Making full use of core technologies in both digital cameras and Bubble Jet printers, Canon has succeeded in linking two new high-quality digital cameras (the PowerShot S30 and PowerShot S40) via a dedicated cable to ...

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Acers New Notebook Offers Biometric Protection


Acer America today announced the launch of the TravelMate 740, the newest addition to its award-winning line of TravelMate notebooks. The TravelMate 740 replaces the TravelMate 730 series as Acer’s flagship mobile PC series. The Travelmate 740 receives a powerful performance boost by taking advantage of the latest Mobile Intel® Pentium® III processors -M and incorporating an integrated 512KB L2 ...

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Sony Cineza Home Entertainment Projector


Movies with widescreen cinematic impact. Sports that put you on the playing field. Games so real, you’ll feel like you’re in the action. But they’re all in your home – in any room, on any wall. That’s the power of Cineza™: Sony’s VPL-HS1 Home Entertainment Projector. Powerful, affordable, stylish, and compact, the Cineza Projector is the ultimate home entertainment device. ...

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Sony’s Portable DVD Walkman


Sony is introducing a DVD Walkman this November in Japan. The inventor of the Walkman is taking DVD portability to the next level with this gadget. The Screen can be disconnected from the player itself. The Headsets are powered by Sony’s virtual surround sound to enjoy the Dolby5.1 sound on the run. The player can be also connected to a ...

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Canon to Debut 4.15M-Pixel AF Digital SLR Camera for Professional Use


Canon Inc. will market a professional-use AF digital single-lens camera, the “Canon EOS-1D,” with 4.15 million pixels in mid-December for $6500 USD. The company is scheduled to produce 3,000 units a month. This camera is developed for professional users for media, broadcasting and studio use. It has a newly developed 28.7mm by 19.1mm effective imaging area and a 4.15-million-pixel charge-coupled ...

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Sotec to Launch Sales of Windows CE 3.0 Pen PC Before 2002


Sotec Co., Ltd. is exhibiting at the World PCExpo 2001 its new pen-input computer, the “A-1,” installed with the Windows CE 3.0 operating system. It is slated to be on the market by the end of the year. Usage of computers with pens, or styluses, to input data is more usually associated with business users, but Sotec says it will ...

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Photoplus Expo to Unveil New Photograph Products November 1-3 in NYC


Photo District News, the leading publication for professional photographers, announced today new photography products to be unveiled by the top-selling photography companies at PhotoPlus Expo at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City November 1-3, 2001. Leading photo companies, such as Olympus, Nikon, Canon and others will take advantage of the large volume of press, customers, and photography ...

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Sony’s GSM Sony CMD-Z7 Preview


We will see, just on the occasion of SMAU 2001, the new telephone dual band of the series Z of Sony, together with the other new products of the Japanese builder that has recently announced about four. It is about the CMD-Z7 that, like the other two models, the CMD-J7 and the CMD-J70, is characterized by the absence of the ...

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Sprint and Samsung Launch America’s First GPS-enabled Wireless Phone


Sprint, which operates the largest all-digital, all-PCS nationwide network, and Samsung Telecommunications America (STA) have launched the SPH-N300, America’s first GPS-enabled wireless phone. The Sprint PCS SPH-N300 by Samsung is designed to support future location-based and E911 emergency services, as they become available on the Sprint PCS nationwide network but works today nationwide as a Sprint PCS Phone. Sprint PCS ...

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Psion Teklogix’ New netpad an Industry-First for Rugged, Hand-held Tablets


Psion Teklogix, a leader in developing mobile devices for wireless local area networks today announced the launch of netpad® — a rugged hand-held tablet that introduces a new class of mobile computer to the growing mobile computing market. Combining the largest screen — 1/2 VGA — and most rugged design available in a handheld, netpad bridges the gap between lightweight ...

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Axis Bluetooth Access Point Supports Telephony & Data


Axis Communications is offering the Axis 9010 Bluetooth Access Point, a Bluetooth-based wireless access point supporting both telephony and data services. The Axis 9010 is designed to enable mobile devices equipped with Bluetooth technology to connect wirelessly to local networks and the Web. It is built around the firm’s latest version of its integrated system-on-a-chip ETRAX, which features embedded Linux ...

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Pentax Launches the Optio 430; The World’s Smallest 4-Megapixel Digital Camera


PENTAX Corporation, a long time innovator in the photo industry, launches the Optio 430 digital camera. It becomes the world’s smallest and lightest 4.0 megapixel, 3X optical zoom digital camera available on the market.* It features a sleek stainless steel exterior and is packed with an impressive list of capabilities. It will be available through authorized PENTAX dealers at the ...

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