San Francisco (CA) - Apple CEO Steve Jobs is not known for making moderate claims, so even his opening remark at his Macworld Expo keynote - "We are going to make history today" - was not really a surprise. But Apple could very well have a new winner on its hand: Not necessarily the iTV, which is now called the AppleTV, but a rather stunning cellphone, which makes the old Rokr iTunes phone a thing of the past.
Two new entry-level cameras join a $300 model as the latest round of additions to Fuji's line of Finepix digital cameras. Each of them is set to debut later this year.
Sanyo and Sprint have announced a new multimedia phone with 1 GB of internal memory. The Sanyo M1 phone can hold up to 16 hours of music along with pictures, videos and voice recordings. Being part of the Sprint's 3G network, the phone will be able to download songs and watch up to 50 channels of audio and video. There will also be a pay-per-view service that will stream full-length feature films.
Although US-based brands such as Apple and Hewlett Packard (HP) are expected to launch notebooks using LEDs as the backlight source starting from the second quarter 2007, Taiwan-based LED makers will not be the major beneficiaries, according to industry sources.
Cingular said it logged a record number of airtime minutes used by customers. The service provider claims that more than 500 billion minutes of conversation will have passed through its airwaves by the end of the year.
Apple has recently updated a utility for the original iPod Shuffle that fixes the incompatibility between the player and the new version of iTunes. However, the company remains quiet about the entire issue, after experiencing a similar problem just two months ago with iTunes 6.
Sneaking off work early for Friday afternoon drinks will soon be made easier by a mobile phone system that will tell your boss you're still at work while letting your friends know you're on your way.
Nokia today received approval for its upcoming N93i cellphone, which will be an update for the existing N93 model.
More affordable mobile phones are heading to India and other poorer countries, thanks to two Korean cell phone makers. ROSE Telecom and Kedcom have announced that they are shipping 100,000 phones for just $30 each to India's Reliance Infocomm.
Opera, the rising star in the world of specialized Internet browsers, today announced that it has scored a contract with cellphone unit of Samsung to include the mobile browser in its future set of 3G phones.
Electronic Arts today announced a pair of new games available on iTunes, which can be transferred to a fifth-generation iPod. Owners of the newest line of Apple's digital media player can now put Sudoku and Royal Solitaire on their iPod.
Samsung has upgraded its Yepp MP3 player line by adding the 8GB Yepp T9. The T9 features FM radio, integrated recording and stereo Bluetooth output. The Yepp was initially launched back in October when Samsung rolled out the 2 and 4 GB models to the United States.
Iomega, a company famous for making portable drives, has introduced two new drives for Macintosh users. The big UltraMax desktop drive has an impressive 1 TB of capacity while the portable Iomega 'Black' drive can hold 120 GB. Both drives include EMC's Retrospect Express backup software.
In a move that could bring Google to the physical consumer market for the first time, reports have surfaced over the past few days about the Internet leader in talks with other companies to bring forth the Google Phone.
Atlanta (GA) - In a bid to bring social networking to cell phones, Cingular Wireless has created a deal with the social networking site Myspace to provide a mobile version of the online networking service.
Under the partnership, Cingular, which currently sponsors a ringtone service on Myspace, will initially have the exclusive mobile rights to Myspace. Cingular subscribers will be able to pay $3 per month to use a proprietary version of the site, which allows users to edit their profile and post pictures directly from a mobile handset.
Linksys today launched a new phone that many expected to be announced by Apple in early January: A device with the name iPhone will be available from wireless equipment maker Linksys in the first quarter of next year.
Matsushita Electric Industrial today announced that one of its subsidiaries, Matsushita Battery Industrial (MBI) is now ready to mass produce a new type of lithium-ion battery, which incorporates new technology improving safety.
Boeing, the giant aerospace company, has fired an employee who had a very important laptop stolen. The computer contained the personal information of approximately 400,000 current and retired company employees. The data had been downloaded from company servers and was not encrypted.
Digital camera fanatics will like this deal that we spied at our local Costco. The warehouse chain is now selling SanDisk Ultra II 2 GB Compact Flash cards for $48. The actual price is about $80, but you get an instant rebate of $32 at the register.
Crucial Technology has begun selling 512 MB and 1 GB microSD memory card. The cards are tinier cousins of the familiar SD card and are mainly used in cellular phones. The cards include an adapter that let users pop the card into a normal SD card slot.