PocketTV Brings Video to Handheld PCs


PocketTV can play any standard MPEG-1 file (extension .mpg or .mpeg). PocketTV is also capable of streaming MPEG video files using standard internet protocols such as http or ftp, provided that your device has a network connection (wireless or ethernet) that supports the necessary bandwidth i.e. the bitrate of the ...

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Optrex Develops 65,000-Color STN-LCD Panel for Mobile Devices


OPTREX has developed its proprietary Active MLA (A-MLAAActive Multi-Line Addressing) technology by combining a new LCD 65,000 colors video-capable high-speed driving method with highly reflective LCD panel technology for the mobile device applications with a reflective color LCD system called “Super STN”. With the mass production of new driver ICs ...

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The New One Touch 511 by Alcatel


Alcatel gave the world its first tantalizing preview of the new One Touch 511 mobile phone, set to be on the market in early July. The One Touch 511 is a compact, easy-to-use WAP mobile packed with many surprising interactive functions. It will in fact be the smallest, most compact ...

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Conversay, Mobile Mutant to Provide Voice-Driven Applications For Mobile Devices


Conversay, a global leader in enabling speech technologies for both mobile and traditional Internet access devices, announced today it will integrate speech technology into applications built for embedded mobile devices by Korea-based Mobile Mutant. The partnership is expected to result in the first speech-enabled platform-free applications built specifically for mobile ...

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The Fibre of the Future


German scientists have developed fibres that have photo-electrical capabilities, which could theoretically power electronic items such as mobile phones or electronic organisers. The New Scientist reports on how these fibres could be woven into regular material to make machine-washable clothes with this power-generating property. There are a number of applications ...

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Preview of the Philips Fisio 610


Already seen at the GSM World Congress of Cannes, Philips presents again at the CeBIT in Hannover another model dual band of its new production – after the leading one, the Xenium 9660 – provided with GPRS technology: the Fisio 610. Considering its characteristics, the terminal is targeted at both ...

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E-Fabric Jacket


Imagine a flexible piece of cloth with the display capabilities of your television screen, using liquid crystals or LEDs. This concept, commonly called “E-paper,” is all about creative flexible displays. Lunar Design is realizing this notion and incorporating it into a design concept called Blu. Blu is a jacket which ...

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Compaq launches iPAQ handheld device in Japan


Compaq Computer Corp became the latest handheld computer maker to launch its product in Japan with the iPAQ Pocket PC as new competitors scramble to break into the growing market for personal digital assistants. PDAs, as they are also called, are increasingly being linked to the Internet via wireless connections ...

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Fujitsu i-mode phone supports Java applications


Fujitsu Ltd has developed a new i-mode-compatible phone, the F503iHYPER, that can accommodate applications written in Java. The phone can download games and other software from special Web sites. The large built-in memory can store up to 50 applications, 30 downloaded melodies and a maximum of 100 screen memos. Users ...

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LGE Opens the Door to High-Speed Color Mobile Handsets


The Korean mobile industry is currently buzzing with the news that Korea’s first handset with 2.5G color LCD developed by LGE will open new doors in this fast-changing market. LG Electronics recently announced that it has become first in Korea to develop ” CyON Color Folder,” a high-speed color handset ...

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VIA Unveils Wireless Mobile Web Pad


VIA Technologies, Inc has introduced a distinctive new Web Pad reference design featuring 802.11b wireless connectivity technology at CeBIT 2001. The VIA Web Pad has been developed as the first mobile reference design in the company’s open industry-wide Value Internet Architecture initiative, alongside the new ITX motherboard, Information PC, and ...

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Ericsson recalls flawed GPRS phones


Swedish telecoms equipment maker Ericsson said on Tuesday it was withdrawing from the market its first shipment of new-technology GPRS mobile phones due to a flawed factory installation. The flawed phones, Ericsson’s recently launched R520 model, have been sent to retailers in Sweden and one or two other European countries. ...

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