Sony Ericsson W550i – Walkman Phone

by Keith

When Sony Ericsson released W800i, their very first camera phone designed specifically as a lifestyle gadget with telecommunication capability. The W800i was put together in light of the popularization of MP3 players and a booming industry of online music stores. Although it was not the first camera phone to boast of MP3 playback functionality, it was however the first camera phone to leverage on the Sony ‘Walkman’ branding and along …

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Self Destructing Text Messages

by Al

Mission Impossible

do….do….do….dooo….do.. , do….do….do….dooo….do.. , Yeah sorry I never was any good at music (or English to that matter) but imagine the sound track to Mission Impossible as that’s what this post reminds me of, self destructing text messages. It’s been a said on a fair few spy movies (and cartoons) “This message will self destruct in 30 seconds” generally followed 30 seconds later by a smoking cassette recorder (I think …

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Matchbox Sized Projectors

by Al

Tiny Upstream Projector

Tiny (size not brand) projectors seem to be the in thing at the moment, with the Samsung SP-P300MK Pocket Imager due to be released very early next year. A Finish company Upstream Engineering are working on new projector technology that will make the size of Samsung seem unbelievably large. The picture above is a non-working prototype to demonstrate the size that the Upstream projector will likely be. Comparing it to …

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NOKIA 6282 – High-speed UMTS performance for 3G

by Keith

Nokia 6282

On December 1, 2005, Nokia unveiled one of the industry’s first mobile handsets designed to support 1900MHz UMTS networks expected to go online in the America during 2006. The new gadget features a 2.2 inch, 320×240 pixel QVGA display, a 1 megapixel camera, FM radio, digital music player with hot-swappable miniSD card support, Bluetooth technology and an eye-catching sliding design. Once the markets start offering 1900MHz UMTS service, the Nokia …

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Skype With You!

by Al

Skype be with you

Skype is by far the most popular software on the internet for crystal clear Voice Over IP communication. With this in mind, Elecom decided to release the easy to use, portable BT-MG1. Basically, the BT-MG1 is a small, pocket-sized USB drive with 32MB of Flash Memory. The unique thing about this little drive, however, is that it is completely configured and setup to plug and play Skype! All the software …

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Gizmondo arrives in the US

by Marc


Gizmondo have been burning VC for a while now in the UK with a shop (“boutique?”) in London’s Regent street (I’d love to know what the rent on that is). I do have a soft spot for them – you have to admire any company that tries go against Sony and Nintendo with a new hand held games console. Admiration doesn’t pay the bills though and somehow I suspect they …

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AvantGo RSS Beta

by Keith

AvantGo for RSS

As RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is becoming part of desktops and laptops users, how about having an RSS feed directly on your hand held devices, such as PDA, small screen smartphone or PocketPC? iAnywhere, a subsidiary of Sybase, announced the release of new RSS features for its popular AvantGo(R) mobile Internet service, in beta version, Several new features packaged in the beta version, include allowing users greater ease-of-use for viewing …

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B&O / Samsung phone

by Marc

Serene phone

The popular perception of Bang and Olufsen kit is that it looks better than it performs and you pay dearly for the privilege of owning it. Early indications are that this “Serene” phone will fit nicely into the same category. They have at least done one thing right though, they’ve put the screen on the bottom half of the flip so you don’t end up smearing it when you hold …

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