A Communicator for Asia and the U.S.


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 balance, but at least it ...

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


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 access, MiTAC PDAs adds a ...

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Digital Audio Player’s LCD Displays Wealth of Info


Xdio Inc. has released its Xdio multiformat digital audio player that also records voice. The Xdio digital audio player supports WMA, AAC and MP3 formats. The model comes with 32M of flash memory and supports 16M to 128M Smart Media cards. The unit also supports a WMA encoder to make WMA files from MP3s or CDs. The model’s LCD displays ...

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Nikon Inroduces its First Vibration Reduction (VR) Lens


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 AF VR Zoom-Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 ...

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Samsung Markets Mobile Phone with Colour Motion Picture Capabilities


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 for IMT-2000. Its availability is ...

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Sharp to Launch LCD Monitor That Can Record TV Programs on PCs


Sharp Corp. unveiled a 15-in. LCD monitor that would allow users to record TV programs on a USB-connected Windows 98/Me PC called the “LL-M1550A.” The LCD monitor comes with a built-in TV tuner and MPEG2 encoder that has been designed to enable TV programs to be converted into video data and transmit the data to a PC. It can display ...

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Western Digital Introduces FireWire 60 GB External Hard Drive


Western Digital Corporation today announced the availability of its new 60 GB FireWire external hard drives. Western Digital’s FireWire external hard drives offer personal storage with plug-and-play connectivity to high-speed devices such as digital cameras, digital video camcorders, and scanners and are ideal for transferring digital video and audio in real-time to desktop or portable computers. “The number of digital ...

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Toshiba 4 Megapixel PDR-M81


Toshiba today unveiled the new PDR-M81. This is the first 4.2 megapixel digital camera available to the consumer market. It uses the 1/1.8″ 4 megapixel CCD by Sharp. The camera outputs 2400 x 1600 image size. It has a Canon 2.8x optical zoom lens which supports Print Image Matching. Multi-image mode lets you shoot 16 frames in one shot. The ...

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IBM Designs 200 GB Laptop Harddrives with ‘Pixie Dust’


IBM today announced that it is using just a few atoms of “pixie dust” to push back the data storage industry’s most formidable barrier. The company is first to mass-produce computer hard disk drives using a revolutionary new type of magnetic coating that is eventually expected to quadruple the data density of current hard disk drive products — a level ...

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US Army Tests Solar Utility Backpack


The U.S. Army is testing one at its South Pole station. Greenpeace International has ordered some for use in India. A dive boat operator is using one to run compressors and lights in the Caribbean. A solar power unit that can be carried in a backpack was created by a Portland, Oregon, inventor and released just three months ago. It ...

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ChatPC Built Upon The New Casio EM-500 PocketPC


ChatPC combines the latest in electronic technology with ease of use and powerful language capabilities. Built upon a new Casio EM-500 PocketPC computer, ChatPC offers a brilliant, color dynamic display along with both synthesized and digitized speech output. ChatPC is the product of a collaborative effort between Saltillo Corporation and Enkidu Research, Inc. ChatPC has been designed so that it ...

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Iomega Ships New Peerless 10/20 GB Drives


Iomega Corporation (NYSE:IOM), a global leader in data management solutions, today announced that its new PeerlessTM 10GB and 20GB drive system is now shipping. The Peerless drive system, winner of two editor’s choice awards upon its introduction in January 2001 at CES and Macworld, is shipping more than a month ahead of schedule and marks the arrival of a new ...

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Minolta Unveils The DiMAGE 7 and DiMAGE 5 Digital SLR Cameras


Minolta Corporation has introduced two easy to operate high-end digital cameras designed to appeal to photographers, photo enthusiasts and a host of business users seeking advanced digital technologies with no compromise in image quality. The new Single-Lens Reflex (SLR)-type Minolta DiMAGE 7 (5.24 megapixel) and DiMAGE 5 (3.34 megapixel) digital cameras feature 7x optical and 2x digital zoom abilities. Fundamental ...

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Minolta DiMAGE S304 Compact Digital Camera Offers High-Performance


Minolta Corporation sets a new standard for compact digital camera performance with the introduction of the new 4x zoom 3.34 megapixel DiMAGE S304. The new DiMAGE S304 is an autofocus digital camera that combines high quality images and automatic features, allowing users to obtain the best photographic results with point-and-shoot design and easy camera operation. It’s the ideal choice for ...

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RIM Charges Patent Infringement Against North Carolina Firm


A dispute over the popular Blackberry handheld device is at the centre of a patent infringement complaint filed by Research in Motion against Glenayre Electronics Inc. The complaint alleges that Glenayre “has engaged in acts of patent infringement, trademark infringement, dilution, unfair competition and false advertising in connection with the development, marketing and sale of wireless handheld products,” RIM said ...

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