iPaq Can Double as a Phone with UGotACall Software

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Compaq Computer’s iPaq handheld computer can now make local and international calls at domestic rates in Singapore. The new service is related to a deal between Singapore communications services company UGotACall and Compaq Singapore. Targeted at the corporate market, companies must first install UGotACall’s server and its software for individual iPaqs. The main catch is […]

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Handpsring Japan to Introduce Wireless Module

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Handspring Inc said on Friday that it will release in Japan this year a wireless communications module for its Visor handheld computer in an increasingly competitive market for personal digital assistants. Handspring’s local unit said it will tie up with Japan Communications Inc and Tokyo Telecommunications Network Co (TTNet), to sell wireless Springboard modules from […]

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XYBERNAUT® and Texas Instruments Developing Speech Recognition for Xybernaut’s Wearable Computers

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Xybernaut Corporation, the leader in wearable computing solutions, announced today that it has entered into a software license agreement with Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI). This agreement contains three separate licenses that provide Xybernaut with access to TI’s speech recognition source code, the right to adapt, develop and bundle an executable version of that code with […]

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OmniVision Announces Integrated Mini Camera Module for Mobile Phones and Other Portable Digital Devices

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OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: OVTI – news), a leader in designing, developing and marketing advanced, highly integrated CMOS image sensors used in electronic cameras and other optical imaging devices, today announced its OmniStar Cam, a low-power, highly integrated miniature camera module targeted at 2 Gigahertz(G), 2.5G and 3G mobile phones and other portable digital devices […]

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E-Burger and Fries To Go

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The steady push of technology knows no boundary and now it looks like it’s about to change the way we buy junk food. That bastion of culinary abandon, McDonald’s, is introducing a scheme where customers use an electronic tag to buy their burgers. The hamburger chain is testing out a tiny plastic wand in 26 […]

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Toshiba Develops World’s First 260,000 Colour Polymer Organic LED

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Toshiba Corporation today announced that it has developed the world’s first prototype of a full-color polymer organic light emitting display (OLED), a 2.85-inch display supporting 260,000 colors in Q-CIF format and a 64-level (6-bit) gray scale. The breakthrough display was achieved by development of technology for forming a light-emitting polymer film on a low temperature […]

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New Wireless Technology Follows ‘Thin Is Better’ Logic

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ZiLOG Inc., the Extreme Connectivity™ Company, today launched the new Slim series of IrDA-compliant transceivers with a new low-profile module that will allow designers to add infrared connectivity to even the thinnest PDAs, cell phones, and other handheld portable devices. Housed in a miniature 9.1 mm by 3.8 mm package, the new ZHX1810 measures just […]

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Multifunction East-hunter ET-2000 has 1.02M Memory

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Shenzhen E-Trend Communication Technology Co. Ltd has recently developed the East-hunter ET-2000. This multifunction pager doubles as a securities information reception and analysis device. The unit comes with a wide, high-definition LCD and 1.02M memory. When used as a normal pager, it supports 20-slot personal and 16-slot public messages. Each slot stores up to 123 […]

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MiTAC Unveils the Latest Wireless GETAC Ruggedized CA 25 IP52 Tablet PC

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MiTAC announced the debut of the latest wireless GETAC Ruggedized CA 25 Tablet PC featuring Industrial PC Standard IP52. This hand-help computer, non-fan and almost noiseless, is especially designed for the practical applications of warehouses, automobiles, vehicles, public security, repairing, handicapped assistant, and other demanding situations where conventional notebooks just cannot measure up. Customers are […]

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Portable Translation Gadgets Soon to Emerge

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After decades of work, researchers have developed prototypes of wearable computers that can translate simple spoken conversation as it occurs. The first field tests of these devices are scheduled for later this year when U.S. soldiers and Marines tote separate versions on missions in the Balkans and South Korea. No one expects these machines to […]

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A Communicator for Asia and the U.S.

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It’s not easy living in Asia or being a U.S. citizen if you fancy a Pocket PC communicator. The Siemens MultiMobile, the Sagem WA3050 and the Trium Mondo – they’re all GSM/GPRS communicators, but finally there seems to be an alternative for non-Europeans, created by Korean-based Mplustech. The ZeSSPalm Phone 2000 doesn’t even out the […]

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MiTAC’s Bluetooth-Enabled PDA Gives Users Wireless Access to the e-World

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MiTAC, a leading provider of enabling products for the e-lifestyle, recently unveiled Bluetooth-equipped PDAs with color screens. The new PDAs mark a breakthrough in handheld computer design, with significant advances such as fully integrated wireless connectivity, built-in radio-frequency Internet access, and a wealth of value-added features. With the integration of Bluetooth technology and radio-frequency Internet […]

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Nikon Inroduces its First Vibration Reduction (VR) Lens

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Canon was the first to offer an image-stabilization system, and now Nikon joins its rival with vibration-reducing technology for handheld telephoto shooting at relatively slow shutter speeds. If you shoot in low-light conditions or in other situations that require the use of slow shutter speeds that would normally result in blurry images, the new Nikon […]

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Samsung Markets Mobile Phone with Colour Motion Picture Capabilities

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Samsung Electronics, the first company ever to commercialize a CDMA system, is now marketing the world’s first cdma2000 1x mobile handset with the capability to receive motion pictures in color. Development of Samsung’s VOD Phone was completed last December. The handset supports video on demand (VOD), audio on demand (AOD) and other advanced functions slated […]

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