Orlando (FL) - Compact palm-sized computers have often garnered headlines, but leave a great deal to be desired in the actual usability department. Flipstart is trying to change that with its compact, but very capable computer which we got a glimpse of at the CTIA Wireless convention in Orlando Florida. The sub 2-pound machine has a 5.6" screen and slew of wireless features and an additional ARM processor for lightweight operations.
Orlando (FL) – Plantronics has introduced its third Bluetooth stereo headset. The new Pulsar 260 model expands the firm’s offering on the lower end of the portfolio.
Compared to the 590 series of stereo headsets, which is a rather bulky model, the Pulsar 260 consists of a control device to which wired, noise-isolating earphones as well as a microphone are attached. According to the manufacturer, the control device allows users to navigate through a music collection and adjust the volume without ever touching a music phone.
Sanyo today announced its latest phone, the SCP-7050, which it says is its most rugged phone to date. It also incorporates GPS-based Java applications.
Sprint today announced that it will cut the prices for songs in its mobile music store to 99 cents, getting rid of the $1.50 premium over what is considered an industry standard.
Motorola has launched a third product in its “Enterprise Digital Assistant” (EDA) category, or smart phone to you and I. The MC35 is a Windows Mobile 5 based device featuring WiFi, Bluetooth, EDGE / GSM, GPS, a bar code scanner and camera all in one package.
State authorities are considering banning all drivers from using their cell phones to send text messages after research found that one in five drivers sends text messages while driving, and one in three among the 18 to 24 age group of drivers.
Existing and future AT&T residential and wireless customers will soon be able to access Napster’s music service for free.
UK-based Luvaglio has announced what could be the world’s most expensive laptop. The 17" laptop will have a rare diamond for the power key and will retail for more than one million dollars. In addition to the diamond, the laptop will have a self-cleaning anti-reflective screen along with 128 GB of solid state storage. Extra: Video
Los Angeles (CA) - Helio today announced its latest cell phone, which it claims is the world's first to include both a Qwerty keyboard and a numeric keypad.
The phone, named the Helio Ocean, uses 3G cellular technology for wireless entertainment and communication. It has a 2.4 inch, 260K color QVGA screen, a 2 megapixel digital camera, and playback capabilities fr MP3, AAC, WMA, and MPEG4.
It comes with an internal memory of 200 MB and a micro SD card slot, which allows for up to 2 GB of additional storage.
Eurocomm has announced a huge laptop that has 600 GB of hard drive space.
Yahoo has finally found a market segment in which it can out-do online giant Google, as its online search engine has become the leader in the mobile search market.
Italy has banned the use of cell phones in schools across the country, making it reportedly the first European nation to implement such a statewide ban.
A new service launched today allows Verizon subscribers to manage their Tivo recordings anywhere in the country.
Lenovo has agreed to pre-load Windows Live services onto ThinkPad notebooks, ThinkCentre desktops and Lenovo-branded PCs.
NBC Universal has become the latest network to announce that it will begin offering specific programming to mobile phone users.
Culver City (CA) - The Apple MacBook would seem to be at risk of spontaneous combustion the same as many other types of notebook, despite claims by Apple that the Lithium Polymer type of battery used in the MacBook and MacBook Pro line of notebooks is far less likely to explode compared to the faulty type of Sony battery found in exploding Dell, Lenovo and other manufacturers products.
AMD is putting more focus on the mobile graphics market, as it tries to bring Xbox 360 visuals to cell phones.
Verizon and AT&T are concurrently working on new services that will allow users to control TV-connected DVRs from their cell phones.
Denver (CO) - Archos today introduced a new portable media player that it says is the first of its kind with a 7" screen and Wi-Fi capabilities.
The Archos 704-WiFi has a screen resolution of 800 x 400 pixels and is presented in a 5"x7" size. The device comes with an 80 GB internal hard drive, enough for around 100 hours of video.
Samsung announced today that its Q1P ultra mobile PC (UMPC) is its first UMPC to get Windows Vista certification.