CompactFlash Association Approves Secure CompactFlash


The CompactFlash Association, holding its general meeting at Kauai, HI on May 23, 2001, approved the Secure CompactFlash proposal developed by the CFA Secure CF Work Group. This proposal adds optional content protection capability to the CompactFlash Specification. In addition, 4C’s CPRM (Content Protection for Recordable Media) was accepted as ...

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No Wireless Screen Is Too Small for Porn


Why wait until you are near a computer, goes the pitch of a growing number of wireless Internet companies, when you can find your stock prices, pay your bills, or read restaurant reviews from the screen of your cell phone? But, like the PC-based Internet, not everything on the wireless ...

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Go Anywhere with VisorPhone and Phone Keypad


Take your VisorPhone everywhere you go—but leave your Visor™ handheld behind! Simply slide the VisorPhone onto the Kensington Phone Keypad Accessory, and you’re ready for action. The Phone Keypad turns your VisorPhone into a stand-alone cellular phone and frees your Visor handheld for other uses. Send and receive calls, and ...

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Linux-Type, Other New PDAs on Exhibit


First International Computer Inc. (FIC) is exhibiting its first personal digital assistant (PDA) device, called “1st PDA,” which uses Linux operating system (OS) and is equipped with a Java virtual machine. Similar to the Java i-mode cellular phone service from NTT DoCoMo Inc., applications written using Java can be directly ...

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Psions Concept Halo


Psion has developed concept device, called HALO, it is a projection communicator that is designed to be worn around the neck. Like the ACE, the HALO uses the Symbian OS, but rather than using a screen it projects images onto any suitable surface such as the palm of a hand, ...

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Palm Bringing Bluetooth Wireless Communications to Handhelds


Bringing the Bluetooth short-range wireless communication standard one step closer to reality for Palm(TM) handheld computers, Palm, Inc. today announced the Palm Bluetooth Card here at the Bluetooth Congress 2001. The card, somewhat larger than a postage stamp, will enable quick, easy and secure local communication (within 10 meters, or ...

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Nokia 9290 Communicator to Debut in the Americas


Combining a vivid, active-matrix color screen with the Symbian operating system (Symbian OS, Crystal category), Nokia (NYSE: NOK) today announced plans to preview the future of mobile multimedia in the Americas market with the Nokia 9290 Communicator (GSM 1900). Today’s announcement at the annual JavaOneSM Conference also highlights Nokia’s support ...

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Research In Motion Debuts First Wireless Handheld Based Entirely on Sun Microsystems’ Java™ 2 Platform, Micro Edition


Research In Motion Limited (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSE: RIM), a world leader in the mobile communications market, and Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) today announced one of the first Java™ technology-based wireless handhelds at the JavaOne conference this week. Going beyond standard KVM integration, RIM has implemented Java 2 Micro ...

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CF-Type HDD to Compete Against IBM’s Microdrive


Ritek Corp.’s HDD called “MicroStor,” a small hard disk drive (HDD) that will compete against IBM Corp.’s Microdrive compact HDD, will debut in the second half of 2001. Ritek’s MicroStor is based on the Type-II CompactFlash (CF) specification and has a capacity of 1GB. “The product will ship in third ...

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Sony to Add ROM Version of Memory Stick


Sony Corp. announced its plan to add a ROM version to the IC memory card “Memory Stick,” which it has been promoting. Sony will introduce a trial product in June, and aims to be ready for orders in July. The ROM version will have complete compatibility with Memory Stick, and ...

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