Philips and Energizer this week unveiled a new cell phone with a built-in alkaline battery compartment for users to use when the Lithium-ion battery runs out of power.
Network-equipment maker Zyxel Communications plans to launch its first dual-mode Wi-Fi/GSM smartphone, the V660, in the second half of 2007, targeting small- and medium-size businesses (SMBs), according to company sources.
Specialty mobile service provider Amp'd Mobile may face a fine of up to $100,000 after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) claimed the company failed to follow privacy security guidelines.
In a bid to earn more money from its mobile video streaming, Viacom has finalized deals with Pepsi and Intel to provide ads for its cell phone videos.
New mobile software company iqzone has announced what it is calling the first mobile service for "broadcasting and searching classified ads from mobile phones."
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.
Sun today introduced a new member in its Netra server family: For the first time, the company offers an AMD Opteron CPU in a carrier-grade blade-server.
Building a supercomputer has become a whole lot easier with stream processing solutions such as Peakstream or Nvidia’s CUDA technology. Peakstream today announced a new version of its application interface, which enables developers to take advantage of the floating point horsepower of graphics cards under Windows.
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.
Is there a flash hard drive in your future? If you have been thinking about replacing your good old hard drive with a solid state device, but have been turned down by price (or lack of availability), you soon may have a few options: Samsung today unveiled a 64 GB drive – which indicates that capacities are rising quickly and prices may be dropping at a similar pace.
The British government has released a review on crime, and one of the suggestions on helping to tackle the problem of people being mugged for their valuable consumer electronic devices is to make them fingerprint activated.
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.
Samsung has developed what it claims is the world's smallest 8.4 megapixel image sensor, increasing the maximum resolution for digital cameras in mobile phones.
Microsoft has admitted to security problems with the Xbox Live online service. The system is still technically sound and has not been hacked. However, programming director Larry Hryb from Xbox Live has admitted in his blog that there are social engineering problems.
The relentless development of WiMAX products worldwide seems to have cooled down recently due to confirmed or rumored retrenchments of WiMAX projects by some leading players, according to market sources.
San Jose (CA) – Adobe today announced the CS3 family of products in what the company claims is the biggest launch in the firm’s history. Surrounding a new Photoshop, there are a total of 17 new software versions, which are organized into six different packages.
Existing and future AT&T residential and wireless customers will soon be able to access Napster’s music service for free.