Next-Generation USB Version 2.0 to Take Off Soon


The market for products supporting USB version 2.0 is expected to take off soon. USB 2.0 is the next-generation interface specification for peripherals, which allows operation at a maximum data rate of 480Mbps, faster than the speed specified for IEEE1394 (400Mbps), while keeping compatibility with the current USB1.1. Nikkei Personal Computing has conducted tests and found that the new USB ...

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Sprint to Turn Handspring Computer Into Cellphone


Sprint PCS customers who own Handspring Visor hand-held computers will soon be able to use the devices to make phone calls and surf the Web on the Sprint PCS network from anywhere in the United States. Sprint PCS Group, the No. 4 U.S. wireless telephone operator, and closely held AirPrime Inc. on Thursday unveiled Digital Link, an add-on module for ...

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Pocket Vault Replaces The Cards In Your Wallet


“Before the dotcom bubble burst, new software emerged almost every day to satisfy our every need, wish and whim. But now most surviving startups are doing things we never see — such as connecting guts of the Internet and producing chips that are so small you need a microscope to see them. Waltham, Mass.-based Chameleon Network, however, creates something that ...

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NEC’s Pocket PC with Intel StrongARM 206 MHz


“Things seem to be going Microsoft’s way these days, as the company can enjoy the fact that its operating system is finding its way to new computing giants such as Toshiba and NEC, while HP and Compaq are planning new devices. As you might know, Toshiba’s new Genio e550 comes close to be designated as a work of art – ...

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Sony Unveils New Two-Spindle Vaio GR Notebook PC


Sony Electronics is taking the audiovisual convergence features VAIO users love and placing them in a powerful and practical tool designed specifically for the business professional with the introduction of the VAIO GR170K and GR150K notebook PCs – its first two-spindle notebooks created especially for the corporate market. “VAIO has a reputation as a stylish consumer entertainment device,” said Mark ...

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IBM Launches Thinkpad T23 with Wireless Capabilities


IBM announced new high-performance ThinkPad T Series models with security features designed to help protect corporate data and e-mail, as well as integrated wireless solutions for highly mobile users. The company is leading an industry charge to develop technologies that allow workers to wirelessly and securely connect to corporate networks from virtually anyplace at anytime, through both traditional and non-traditional ...

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JTel’s New PDA Combines Laser Barcode Scanner


JTEL Co. Ltd is offering the CellVic Scanner PDA, which combines a PDA and a laser scanner for reading standard barcodes. The device is designed for use in manufacturing, logistics, distribution, home shopping and inventory management. It can connect to the Internet via a CDMA/PCS mobile phone or a modem. It supports TCP/IP and various application programs like SmartWeb, Telnet ...

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Siemens Shows Off a Colour Handheld with Built-in GPRS Capability


Siemens, the world’s fourth largest mobile handset maker, is set to enter the handheld computer market by the end of this summer with a GPRS-enabled PDA. The German electronics company will market the new device — dubbed the SX45 — as an enterprise tool, rather than a consumer gadget. Based on Microsoft’s Pocket PC 3.0 platform, the SX45 will contain ...

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Red-M Blade Brings Bluetooth Mobility to Palm Handheld Users


Red-M™, a leading supplier of advanced Bluetooth™ networking product solutions, today launches the Red-M BladeTM, Bluetooth clip-on for the Palm™ Vx handheld computer. The Red-M Blade attaches easily to the back of the handheld, combining all the functionality of the Palm OS platform with Bluetooth wireless flexibility, whether in the office or on the road. Access email, calendar, contacts and ...

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Dell Adds More Muscle, New Colors to Its Notebook Computer Lines


Dell today announced the worldwide availability of two new wireless-ready notebook computers, the InspironTM 8100 and the LatitudeTM C810, that offer customers significantly improved performance and lower power usage. The notebooks feature Intel’s new Mobile Pentium® III processor 1.13 GHz-M, which John Medica, vice president of Dell’s client product group, says is an important step in the evolution of mobile ...

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PC-EPhone, Inc. Announces Availability Of The World’s First Wireless Convergence Device


PC-EPhone, Inc. is pleased to announce that beginning immediately, it will take orders in the United States and Canada for the world’s first integrated handheld PC, PDA, Organizer, Entertainment System and CDMA telephone known as the “PC-EPhone”. Today’s announcement comes after years of development and anticipation spawned by the PC-EPhone’s successful introduction at last November’s Comdex and this June’s PC-EXPO. ...

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Red Hat And 3G Lab Team Up to Make ‘Wireless Linux’


U.S. software and services company Red Hat and Britain’s closely held 3G Lab said on Monday they will develop a “Linux (news – web sites) for the wireless world” as they team up to write an operating system for Web phones. The software that will create the groundwork for new applications on mobile phones will be “open source,” meaning that ...

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eMagin Breakthrough Exceeds LCD Color Quality On OLED Microdisplay


eMagin Corporation, the leader in organic light emitting diode (OLED) on silicon display technology, today announced the ability to create OLED video displays with a balanced full-color spectrum exceeding that of the best commercially available liquid crystal display (LCD) notebook displays. The broader color spectrum OLED microdisplay incorporated in a prototype binocular entertainment headset will be demonstrated today between 4:30 ...

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Parachute PC Card Adapter Gives New Life to Old Palms


Parachute Technologies, LLC announces the release of the Parachute(TM) PC Card adapter designed for Palm® handheld organizers. Parachute(TM) III, the world’s only PC Card adapter for Palm handheld organizers, clips on a Palm III series organizer allowing it to accept any Type II PC Card or Compact Flash (CF) Card through the use of a CF Card to PC Card ...

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NEC Computers Inc. Introduces First Ultraportable Notebook with Indoor/Outdoor Viewable Display and Transmeta-Based Processor


NEC Computers Inc., a leading provider of mobile, desktop and server computing solutions for the enterprise market, today unveiled the new NEC Versa® DayLiteTM, the first ultraportable notebook computer to combine the energy-efficient TransmetaTM CrusoeTM processor, an advanced lithium polymer battery, and a unique new illuminated reflective display. Building on a history of innovation, the Versa DayLite integrates a new ...

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