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February 27, 2005

Suspect’s cell phone rings in on missing assault rifle case

'The bell certainly didn't save two suspects in the case of a missing assault rifle. A ringing cell phone was the downfall of the men, who insisted they had no knowledge of an AK-47 used in an October shooting....
Posted by Darren at 02:13 PM

Mobile Handset Makers Seek To Explore Dual Camera Phone Market

'In line with fast increase in proportion of 3G mobile phones in the world handset market, leading mobile handset makers such as Nokia, Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics and Pantech are attempting to explore a new market of 'dual camera...
Posted by Darren at 02:12 PM

T-Mobile Releases Security and Privacy Update

T-Mobile today has released a statement on security and privacy after the recent sagas that they have undergone with the Paris Hilton hacking incident where by pictures and address book from her phone have been posted on the internet....
Posted by Darren at 01:48 PM

Treo 650 coming to Europe in early March

infoSync World announces that the Treo 650 coming to Europe in early March: 'palmOne today announced that the company's Treo 650 communicator will be available to subscribers of mobile network operators Orange and Telecom Italia Mobile (TIM) in March....
Posted by Darren at 01:40 PM

Nokia 6170 Review - infoSync World

InfoSync World reviews the Nokia 6170 and writes - 'As far as looks are concerned, the clamshell Nokia 6170 is best described as a masculine version of the Nokia 7270; stylish, yet a tad on the heavy side. The 6170...
Posted by Darren at 01:37 PM

February 26, 2005

Student suspended for carrying camera phone

'A Class XI student from the Delhi Public School (DPS) here has been suspended on charges of carrying a mobile phone to school. According to school authorities, the student, whose name has been kept confidential, had a camera phone...
Posted by Darren at 09:57 PM

February 25, 2005

LG Electronics May Release 5-Megapixel Camera-Phone in Q2

'LG Electronics Inc., the world's fifth-biggest manufacturer of mobile phones, will release a mobile phone equipped with a 5-megapixel digital camera in the second quarter, a company source said Friday.' Read more at LG Electronics May Release 5-Megapixel Camera-Phone...
Posted by Darren at 05:07 PM

February 23, 2005

LG LX545

The FCC have recently approved a new phone - the LG LX-545 camera phone. The LX-545 has a 1.3 megapixel CCD digital camera, EV-DO high speed data, slide style design and Transflash memory card slot. It seems to be...
Posted by Darren at 11:10 PM

Sanyo MM-7400 Review - MobileTracker

Mobile Tracker reviews the Sanyo MM-7400 and writes - 'A VGA camera is onboard the 7400. It has a LED flash and can also record short videos. The flash was like most LED flashes--it worked well only in very short...
Posted by Darren at 11:02 PM

Motorola MPx220 Review - PockeNow

PocketNow has a review of the Motorola MPx220 and writes - 'To date, my experience with this device has been mixed at best. This is definitely NOT a PDA. It's a cell phone; and no matter what you do...
Posted by Darren at 10:55 PM

Camera phones get more user friendly

'Camera phone companies are getting the message loud and clear: Consumers will take more pictures if the quality is better and the printing is easier. Several companies, exhibiting at the Photo Marketing Association International convention here, are offering more...
Posted by Darren at 10:50 PM

Man arrested for Camera Phone Privacy Breech

'An employee at a Rochester ice rink is under arrest. Christopher Maloney has been accused of using his camera phone to take pictures of a women's hockey team in the locker room at the Genesee Valley Ice Rink. Maloney...
Posted by Darren at 10:49 PM

Picture phones may make a doctor's house calls

'Next up for cell phones with built-in digital cameras: making house calls for doctors. Researchers in Switzerland reported on Monday the devices could be used to help diagnose and suggest treatment for some serious wounds in patients in remote...
Posted by Darren at 10:47 PM

Nokia Makes Its First Appearance at PMA

Nokia News Release: Seven years after introducing wireless image sharing to the world, Nokia (NYSE:NOK) is demonstrating its commitment to excellence in imaging by joining the world’s photography leaders at the 2005 Photo Marketing Association (PMA) convention. At booth...
Posted by Darren at 09:08 AM

February 22, 2005

Sanyo MM-5600

The Sanyo MM-5600 is a 1.3 megapixel camera phone introduced by Sprint that shoots video and pictures and plays music. Video is shot at up to 15 frames per second and the digital still camera has a digital zoom...
Posted by Darren at 09:40 PM

February 21, 2005

Sprint Demonstrates Evolving Camera-Phone Experience

Sprint News Release: These days, you're likely to see someone with a camera phone - or use one yourself - everywhere you go, capturing impromptu moments. Sprint will team with several companies to demonstrate what consumers can do next...
Posted by Darren at 10:03 AM

February 18, 2005

Experts Debate Future Of Cameraphones

'While mobile phone cameras represent the largest and fastest growing market for solid-state image sensors, the continued success of mobile camera phones may not be assured. Experts at the International Solid State Circuits Conference here debated whether a “killer...
Posted by Darren at 05:30 PM

Nokia 6681 Preview by infoSync World

InfoSync World have a good review/preview of the Nokia 6681 cmeraphone and write - 'Overall, users who don't have the option of - or simply don't want to upgrade to - 3G now have a clear upgrade path from the...
Posted by Darren at 05:17 PM

Motorola SLVR V8 Preview by InfoSync World

InfoSync World has a good preview review of the Motorola SLVR V8. They write - 'Unequivocably well-built, there is no doubt that the SLVR V8 feels just as good to hold as the RAZR V3; there's just something about it....
Posted by Darren at 05:14 PM

Camera-phone boundary blurs, but images get sharper

'It can only be a matter of time before we talk of calling someone with our camera, as the resolution and capabilities of the imaging components in mobile phones continue to climb. At the 3GSM World Congress in Cannes,...
Posted by Darren at 05:08 PM

February 17, 2005

Zoom lenses next for mobiles

'Varioptic, the French private company which invented a tiny liquid lens for mobile phones, said it has added an optical zoom which will give a handset the same functionality as a digital camera. The news came during the 3GSM...
Posted by Darren at 08:27 AM

Push To Talk Evolves For Cameraphones

'Separately Nokia, LG and Motorola each announced solutions to share video or images directly with other mobile phone users as opposed to through a messaging network. LG and Motorola both have launched Push To View (PTV) products. Using the...
Posted by Darren at 12:08 AM

February 16, 2005

Philips 655

The Philips 655 mobile phone makes taking self portraits with its integrated camera a breeze with its mirror display. It comes 'plug and play' ready enabling the viewing of pictures taken through a TV set. Philips News Release: New...
Posted by Darren at 11:52 PM

Philips 760

The Philips 760 is a 1.3 megapixel camera phone that comes complete with flash, 1280x1204 resolution, 65K TFT screen. Philips News Release: No half measures - the swivel-hinge Philips 760 is an advanced mobile phone and real camera Philips...
Posted by Darren at 11:49 PM

Philips 568

Make someone a movie star and share moments of his life with your friends! The Philips 568 is compact with a stylish, sophisticated design. It’s incredibly light and enables you to record and share video clips of your wonderful...
Posted by Darren at 11:28 PM

Samsung SGH-Z300

Infosync World previews the Samsung SGH-Z300 and writes - 'Like its recently introduced siblings, the SGH-Z130 and SGH-Z500, the SGH-Z300 offers an ergonomically sound and surprisingly large keypad with good tactile feedback and a so-so blue backlight. Almost flush...
Posted by Darren at 10:49 PM

Samsung SGH-Z500

Buried away in a press release from Samsung yesterday was reference to the Samsung SGH-Z500 - a phone that was known about due to the FCC giving its approval yet one which few details have yet to surface about....
Posted by Darren at 10:46 PM

Samsung SGH-Z130

Not much has been known about the Samsung SGH-Z130 but in a press release from Samsung yesterday it seems that the phone was officially launched - although without much fanfare. All the release from Samsung said about the Samsung...
Posted by Darren at 10:40 PM

Motorola M1000

Mobile Tracker reports that the FCC have just approved a new phone for Motorola - the Motorola M1000. This is a phone that Motorola are making for NTT DoCoMo. Mobile Tracker observe the similarities in appearance of the M100...
Posted by Darren at 10:37 PM

Q4 2004 Record for Cell Phone Manufacturers

A record fourth quarter last year for cell phone manufacturers helped ensure a third straight record year for mobile phone shipments worldwide, according to In-Stat. The high-tech market research firm reports that for the quarter ending Dec. 31, total...
Posted by Darren at 01:48 AM

Taiwan optical lens maker Largan lowers financial forecast for first time

Largan Press Release: Largan Precision, one of the top three optical lens manufacturers in Taiwan, recently announced that it did not reach its 2004 financial projection. A miscalculation in the company’s business strategy to develop lens modules for camera...
Posted by Darren at 01:42 AM

February 15, 2005

New Camera Phones

Today is a huge day for the mobile phone industry with most of the major manufacturers choosing to release their latest models for 2005 at the 3GSM show. Below are some of the new camera phones announced in the past...
Posted by Darren at 11:38 PM

Samsung SGH-D720

Telecoms Korea point to an announcement by Samsung of a new Symbian OS phone the Samsung SGH-D720 'Before, Samsung introduced SGH-D710, the first ever Symbian OS smartphone at CommunicAsia 2004 held in June last year. However, the model has...
Posted by Darren at 10:57 PM

Motorola Special-Edition Black RAZR V3

Motorola Special-Edition Black RAZR V3 - Building on the outstanding success of the RAZR V3, Motorola has introduced a special-edition RAZR V3 in jet black. The phone was provided to the top acting and directing nominees of this year’s...
Posted by Darren at 10:53 PM

Motorola SLVR V8

InfoSync World has a good preview review of the Motorola SLVR V8. They write - 'Unequivocably well-built, there is no doubt that the SLVR V8 feels just as good to hold as the RAZR V3; there's just something about...
Posted by Darren at 10:50 PM

Motorola PEBL V6

Motorola PEBL V6 - The Motorola PEBL is indisputably elegant with its round and smooth shape. This unique clam has a responsive opening mechanism that allows users to operate and open the phone one-handed and comes in a highly...
Posted by Darren at 10:46 PM

Motorola E1060

Motorola E1060 – If you’re a music fanatic this is the 3G phone for you. This feature rich handset includes video capture, download and playback. Dedicated internet browser keys give fast access to high-speed web browsing and synching, so...
Posted by Darren at 10:41 PM

Help Camera Phone Zone

If you're a regular reader of Camera Phone Zone you might be aware that this blog is one of a number of similar sites on a range of topics. One of our sites, ProBlogger, has been nominated for an award...
Posted by Darren at 01:26 PM

Nokia 6101

Nokia 6101: Intriguing fold camera phone offers new options to operators Cannes, France - At the 3GSM World Congress in Cannes, France, Nokia today expanded its portfolio of folding mobile phones with the stylish Nokia 6101 camera phone. In...
Posted by Darren at 01:25 PM

Nokia 6681

InfoSync World have a good review/preview of the Nokia 6681 cmeraphone and write - 'Overall, users who don't have the option of - or simply don't want to upgrade to - 3G now have a clear upgrade path from...
Posted by Darren at 01:22 PM

Panasonic X800 Phone

The X800 smartphone incorporates the Symbian Series 60 PlatformTM and features QuickofficeTM - software that allows users to view, edit and save Microsoft; Excel and Word documents and view Powerpoint; documents. Featuring a high-quality camera as well as video...
Posted by Darren at 12:58 PM

Panasonic SC3 Phone

The SC series - SC3 The sleek SC series is Panasonic's 'stylish camera or colour' range. The SC3 features a minimal stylish finish with a 65,536-colour LCD and VGA digital camera. This phone also features messaging illumination and supports...
Posted by Darren at 12:56 PM

Panasonic SA6 and SA7 Phones

The SA series - SA7, SA6 The SA series is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts as it features a sporty and active design. The SA7 comes with a 2-megapixel camera, 2.5-inch display and a longer battery life, perfect for those...
Posted by Darren at 12:52 PM

Panasonic MX7 and MX6 Phones

The MX series - MX7, MX6 The MX series features high-powered, long life batteries designed for 'Maximum Endurance'. With almost double the battery capacity of the VS series users can enjoy playing games, taking photos for even longer. The...
Posted by Darren at 12:50 PM

Panasonic VS3 Phone

The VS series specialises in slim, stylish mobiles that have megapixel cameras and X-Changeable Covers with matching content. The VS3 is slim and sleek with a 1.3-megapixel camera and 2.2-inch high-resolution LCD screen that supports approximately 16 million colours....
Posted by Darren at 12:46 PM

Panasonic VS7 Phone

The VS series - VS7 The VS series specialises in slim, stylish mobiles that have megapixel cameras and X-Changeable Covers with matching content. The VS7 incorporates a 2.5-inch crystal clear, LCD screen that has been enhanced to display approximately...
Posted by Darren at 12:44 PM

LG Shows 5 new LG Phones

LG News- PTV phone, terrestrial DMB phones and 3-D Game phones to be unveiled at the 3GSM World Congress 2005 LG Electronics will showcase its latest developments in camera phones, 3G handsets, 3-D Game phones, PTV (Push-To-View) phone and...
Posted by Darren at 12:40 PM

InterVideo Demonstrates Its MPEG-4 Codecs for New-Generation Camera Phones

InterVideo Demonstrates Its MPEG-4 Codecs for New-Generation Camera Phones and 3G Phones at 3GSM World Congress CANNES, France --(Business Wire)-- Feb. 14, 2005 InterVideo(R), Inc. (Nasdaq:IVII), a pioneer in advancing DVD and MPEG-multimedia software technology, announced today that new-generation...
Posted by Darren at 12:35 PM

Motorola E1120 Camera Phone

Motorola E1120 – This sleek ‘n’ smooth candy bar is all about imaging. It comes with an inbuilt three megapixel camera with 8x digital zoom, 30 lux lamp for extra lighting and a dedicated camera shutter key. There has...
Posted by Darren at 08:38 AM

Motorola A1010 Smartphone

InfoSync World previews the Motorola A1010 and writes - 'In addition, the A1010 will also offer VPN support, push e-mail, Internet browsing and instant messaging, as well as software for viewing and editing Microsoft Office file formats including Excel,...
Posted by Darren at 08:35 AM

Nokia 6680

The Nokia 6680 is European tri-band and will be available in March for around the �500 mark. There is no word of a release in non European countries as of yet. infoSync World reviews the Nokia 6680 and writes...
Posted by Darren at 01:03 AM

February 14, 2005

Sendo X2 Music Phone

Sendo adds music mobile to its play list - Sendo X2 State-of-the-art digital music player, one touch access to music and phone, expandable memory The sleek Sendo X2 Music Phone, announced today, is a state-of-the-art digital music player that...
Posted by Darren at 11:59 AM

Sony Ericsson Z800i

The Sony Ericsson Z800i is a 1.3 megapixel phone with Bluetooth, memory Stick Pro Duo (with a possible memory of 1GB!), Music Player (with AAC, M4A and MP3). Read more about the Sony Ericsson Z800i in the following news...
Posted by Darren at 10:35 AM

GSPDA Xplore M68 Smartphone

Mobile Tracker notes that GSPDA have announced their new Xplore M68 smartphone - a 1.3 megapixel camera phone. The GSPDA Xplore M68 also features a Palm OS operating system, Bluetooth and 32 megabytes of RAM and 64 SDRAM flash...
Posted by Darren at 10:09 AM

Sony Ericsson K600 3G phone

infoSync World announces the launch by Sony Ericsson of the Sony Ericsson launches the K600 3G phone. The K600 offers a 1.3 megapixel camera (with lens cover), 1.8 inch TFT colour screen with 176 x 220 resolution. It has...
Posted by Darren at 10:04 AM

Motorola Royale Blade V8

The Mobile Files has a preview of the Motorola Royale Blade V8 which is a super thin camera phone that comes with EDGE technology, bluethooth, a 126 x 220 TFT screen with 262 colors, VGA camera with 4x digital...
Posted by Darren at 05:42 AM

Sony Ericsson S710a Review - PC Magazine

PC Mag reviews the Sony Ericsson S710a and writes - 'Surprisingly, we were less thrilled with the S710a as a traditional phone. The keys are small, and we had some misdialing problems when keypresses didn't register. The earpiece is loud,...
Posted by Darren at 02:22 AM

Samsung SGH-X640

The Samsung SGH-X640 is another clamshell style GSM/GPRS 900/1800/1900 phone from Samsung that features a VGA camera and speakerphone. More details will be posted as they come to hand....
Posted by Darren at 01:01 AM

Samsung SGH-E350

The Samsung SGH-E350 is a GSM/GPRS 900/1800/1900 slider style phone. It comes with a VGA camera (with build in flash). Details are a little sketchy on other features at this point but we'll update them as they come to...
Posted by Darren at 01:00 AM

Samsung SGH-E340

The Samsung SGH-E340 is a VGA GSM/GPRS 900/1800/1900 camera phone (with rotating camera) that features a clamshell design, dual displays, Bluetooth and an MP3 Player. No photos are available of the SGH-E340 from Samsung yet but we'll post them...
Posted by Darren at 12:59 AM

Samsung SGH-E730

The Samsung SGH-E730 is a dual display GSM/GPRS 900/1800/1900 flip phone with a rounded design. It has an internal antenna and features a 1 megapixel camera (with built in flash), Bluetooth, 88 megabytes of internal memory, MP3 player and...
Posted by Darren at 12:56 AM

Samsung SGH-i270

The Samsung SGH-i270 is a Microsoft (2003 SE) GSM/GPRS 900/1800/1900 Smartphone with a clamshell style design. It features dual displays, a 1 megapixel camera (with integrated flash), Stereo speakers, 32 megabyes of RAM and Bluetooth. We have no pictures...
Posted by Darren at 12:51 AM

Motorola V560

Motorola News Release: The Motorola V560 is one smart mobile. Capable of transferring calls from your mobile to your home service when you walk in the door, this innovative flip phone creates a truly seamless link between land and...
Posted by Darren at 12:42 AM

Motorola V360

Motorola V360 Reviews Mobiledia reviews the Motorola V360, and says, of the phone's camera: "Overall, the V360's camera quality is average. Not comparable to the 1.3-megapixel devices and above, it should be noted that the V360 is at a...
Posted by Darren at 12:38 AM

February 13, 2005

A Korean Start-Up Develops Auto-Focus in Camera Phone

'Hysonic, a Korean venture firm, developed world’s first linear zoom(2x) actuator that could be adopted to camera phone. It would make it possible to put auto focus function, like digital cameras, in camera phones. The actuator consists of two...
Posted by Darren at 12:06 PM

February 09, 2005

FujiFilm MP-70 Mobile Printer

The FujiFilm MP-70 is a printer that complements infrared capable camera phones and cameras. It prints photos that come out at around business card size which isn't really big enough for the serious photgrapher but might be fun for...
Posted by Darren at 11:12 AM

February 08, 2005

Sony Ericsson S710a

Engadget has a review of the Sony Ericsson S710a and writes - 'While you were stuck in your crappy institutional high school trying to find a way to sneak out during study hall, some rich kid up the street...
Posted by Darren at 09:07 PM

February 07, 2005

Thai voters banned from using mobile phone cameras at polling booths

'Thailand has banned voters from snapping photographs of their ballots using their mobile phones in a bid to stamp out vote buying at this weekend's polls, officials said Saturday. “Under the election law, voters must vote directly and secretly...
Posted by Darren at 10:19 AM

February 06, 2005

Samsung to use Texas Instruments chips in four new camera phones

'Samsung Electronics will use processing chips from Texas Instruments Inc. in four new camera phones, including a model with a hard disk drive to store images and video. The phones are expected to be available in the United States...
Posted by Darren at 04:48 PM

Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z3 Review - eDigitalPhoto

eDigitalPhoto reviews the Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z3 and writes - 'At a street price of $499, the Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z3 offers exceptional value, considering its powerful high-grade lens, Anti-Shake function, superb autofocus system, advanced image processor and great versatility....
Posted by Darren at 09:09 AM

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-M1 Review - Steves Digicams

Steve's Digicams reviews the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-M1 and writes - 'The Cyber-shot DSC-M1 is a compact 5.1-megapixel digital still camera that features VGA resolution MPEG4 motion video capture at 30fps with stereo audio. The camera, a slim, matte-black device...
Posted by Darren at 09:04 AM

February 05, 2005

Kodak EasyShare CX7330 review - Kodak EasyShare CX7330 Intro - Digital Cameras - CNET Reviews

CNET reviews the Kodak EasyShare CX7330 digital camera and writes - 'Under most conditions, the CX7330 delivered appropriate exposures. High-contrast shots, however, showed washed-out highlights, but shadow capture was good. Colors were true and, when properly exposed, showed good saturation....
Posted by Darren at 02:45 PM

Olympus Camedia C-470 Zoom Review - Digicam Review

DigiCam Review reviews the Olympus Camedia C-470 Zoom and writes - 'The images have good colour, saturation and contrast. Noise seemed quite low as long as lighting wasn't poor. Images have good detail although the camera occassionally struggled to focus...
Posted by Darren at 02:41 PM

Fujifilm FinePix F440 Review - Digital Camera Info

Digital Camera Info reviews the Fujifilm FinePix F440 Digital Camera and writes: 'With the Fujifilm FinePix F440, the consumer receives a 1/2.5-inch, 4.1MP CCD, with a petite camera body that is small enough to comfortably fit within the user’s pocket....
Posted by Darren at 02:38 PM

February 03, 2005

Fujifilm S3 Pro Review by Thom Hogan

Thom Hogan reviews the Fujifilm S3 Pro and writes - 'The S3 Pro takes beautiful, color-saturated photos, and when used correctly can give any digital SLR that costs less than US$2495 a real run for the money. Yes, that means...
Posted by Darren at 10:43 PM

LG VX8000 Review - TIME

Time magazine reviews the LG VX8000 and writes - 'This is a gadget review, so I might as well comment on the VX8000. It handles the videos and the games surprisingly well, and both spoken word and music come through...
Posted by Darren at 06:45 PM

Panasonic X800 Camera Phone

Information today was posted by the FCC of a new Panasonic Camera Phone - the X800. The Panasonic X800 has a clamshell design and will feature bluetooth and VGA camera with flash, video recording and miniSD Card memory expansion....
Posted by Darren at 06:19 PM

Doctor launces Skin Care Consultations by Camera phone

A Singaporean Doctor is treating patients for skincare problems via the web using camera phone technology at iSkin. 'The world's first interactive skincare and aesthetic website, iSkin.tv, was launched to bring beauty tips closer to consumers. The next time you...
Posted by Darren at 05:47 PM

Samsung z130

Mobile Gazette has a good post on the Samsung Z130 (rumors): 'Samsung's z-series range of 3G phones (the z105, z107 and z110) are a range of competent but fairy dull clamshells, which really aren't sufficiently different from most of...
Posted by Darren at 12:09 AM

February 02, 2005

Pantech PH-L4000V Camcorder Phone

'Pantech & Curitel will introduce the camcorder-like PH-L4000V mobile phone this February. Powered with a 2.1 million pixel camera, flash and optical zoom, the product can record camcorder-quality pictures and video clips. The unique design has eared the company...
Posted by Darren at 10:57 PM

February 01, 2005

Candidate warns of high-tech vote buying

'Election candidates are harnessing the latest technology to purchase votes, asking camera phone users to take photographs of their completed ballot papers as evidence of the party they voted for, according to a Thai Rak Thai Party candidate in...
Posted by Darren at 08:10 PM

LG VX8000 Review Review - Mobiledia

Mobiledia reviews the LG VX8000 Review and writes - 'As the foundation, both internal and external screens are state-of-the-art TFT 262K color screens. Digital imaging is phenomenal, with a 1.3-megapixel camera providing crystal clear shots, accurate color representations, and a...
Posted by Darren at 02:59 PM