XM Meets MP3


Alpine Electronics of America, Inc., the industry-leading manufacturer of high performance mobile electronics, announced that its XM Radio Tuner Module will be available for purchase in September. Alpine is one of the first manufacturers to bring satellite-based, radio service in-dash product to market through its five XM Ready CD head ...

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Au to Debut CdmaOne PC-Card Supporting 64k Packet Transfer


Au Group launched the “Rapira Card C315SK” its first PC-card mobile phone geared to cdmaOne communication systems and due out in late September. The product enables packet communication via a cdmaOne network. Au Group has been providing similar products exclusively to corporate users since December 2000, but decided to extend ...

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Matsushita Electric(Panasonic) Introduces “LUMIX”, a New Line of Digital Still Cameras with Leica Optics


Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., best known for its Panasonic brand of consumer electronics and digital communications products, today announced the introduction of “LUMIX”, its newest line of digital still cameras (DSCs), which have been developed by integrating the world-renowned optical technology of Leica Camera AG of Solms, Germany with ...

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Fujitsu Microelectronics Introduces First Biometric Sensor for Embedded Mobile Computing Systems


Fujitsu Microelectronics Asia Pte Ltd (FMAL) today introduced its first solid-state fingerprint-sensor product designed for embedded mobile computing systems and physical-access authentication systems. The new MBF110 fingerprint sensor features a 300 x 300 pixel sensor array that produces clear 500 DPI resolution fingerprint images. The sensor area is approximately 1.5cm ...

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Starfish Software Announces Simplify GPRS


Today, during CTIA Wireless I.T. & Internet 2001 in San Diego, Calif., Starfish Software, leading provider of end-to-end synchronization and mobile data connectivity solutions, announced the availability of Simplify® GPRS software. Designed for Windows PCs and Windows CE/Pocket PC devices, Simplify GPRS automatically configures an attached General Packet Radio Service ...

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Handspring to Unveil Model with Greater Memory


Handspring Inc. (HAND) on Friday said it will unveil next week two new handheld computers, including one that boasts double the memory of most of the devices made by its rivals. The Mountain View, California-based company said that on Monday it would debut the Visor Pro, a rechargeable, expandable handheld ...

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New Sony CLIE PEG-N750C


Sony Marketing Inc. has announced that a new addition to the CLIE lineup of personal digital assistant (PDA) devices “PEG-N750C” will go on sale Sept. 22. The new PEG-N750C, a follow-up to the “PEG-N700C” model that was first put on sale in March, is a more-advanced PDA that will allow ...

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FreePlay Energy Group In ‘World-First’ Energy Deal with Motorola


The Freeplay Energy Group, has today announced a ground-breaking, co-branding and distribution agreement with global telecoms giant, Motorola. Freeplay is now working with Motorola Companion & Accessories Division in the development and manufacture of a cellular phone charger that uses its ‘self-sufficient’ energy source as an ‘ingredient’ brand. The Motorola ...

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