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March 31, 2005

TV Commerce Holdings Launches Palm-Readings By Mobile Phone

'TV Commerce Holdings said Wednesday that its palm readings and psychic readings by mobile telephone are now available to mobile users with 02, Vodafone, Orange, 3 and T-Mobile. The introduction across major network providers follows studio trials when users...
Posted by Darren at 10:29 PM

Samsung SGH-D730

Samsung SGH-D730, the successor of SGH-D700, is a tri-band GSM smartphone. It sports dual 262k color displays, built-in 1.3 megapixels camera with flash and video capture, Bluetooth, Symbian OS, 64MB shared memory and MMC-micro memory expansion slot. InfoSync Worl...
Posted by Darren at 10:23 PM

Motorola MPx220 Review - LAPTOP Magazine

Laptop Magazine reviews the Motorola MPx220 and writes - 'The MPx220 is a major improvement over the MPx200, but is that enough? Not as far as we're concerned. If you're looking for a full QWERTY keyboard, the Sierra Wireless Voq...
Posted by Darren at 04:05 PM

Sony Ericsson S710a Review - Phone Scoop

Phone Scoop Reviews the Sony Ericsson S710a and writes - 'There is no getting around it, the S710a is a thick phone- It's almost an inch deep. It's also heavier than the average handset. Despite these setbacks, the S710 still...
Posted by Darren at 04:00 PM

Charlotte's topless text

'Singer Charlotte Church was said to be very embarrassed today after a topless picture she texted to her boyfriend was passed on to hundreds of other mobile phone users. The 19-year-old sent the photograph to Welsh rugby star Gavin...
Posted by Darren at 01:16 PM

March 29, 2005

Cops to get tough on mobile phones with lewd images

'ACTION will be taken against mobile phone users who have pornographic films and images in their cellular phones, reported China Press. According to the daily, pornographic movies or lewd screen images can now be easily downloaded at phone shops...
Posted by Darren at 10:33 PM

Sony Ericsson P910i Review - MobileTracker

Jon at Mobile Tracker has a good review of the Sony Ericsson P910i and writes - 'For a business class phone in this price range (MSRP of around $1000 US), I'm not sure why they included a VGA camera....
Posted by Darren at 04:59 PM

So You Have a Camera Phone, What Now

'For students that want to stay connected while mobile, Oxy Systems, Inc., a leading developer of mobile multimedia tribeware today announced the launch of a free market trial of phling!(TM), a suite of software products that enables teens and...
Posted by Darren at 04:54 PM

March 22, 2005

Man Tries to Sell Woman Her Own Explicit Cameraphone Photos

'A Kennewick woman who lost her cell phone Saturday night called her number on the off-chance someone had found it and would answer. Thirty-three year old Jason Dawson picked up and told her if she wanted it back, she'd...
Posted by Darren at 08:55 AM

Samsung SGH-D720 Preview - infoSync World

infoSync World previews the Samsung SGH-D720 and writes - 'Unlike previously announced Series 60 smartphones, the SGH-D720 doesn't look to be ahead of the pack - in fact, depending on whether it gets released soon, it's just barely on par...
Posted by Darren at 08:52 AM

March 21, 2005

Pantech Curitel PH-L4000V Camcorder phone

infoSync World previews the Pantech L-4000V and writes - 'One of few handsets that appears to place equal weight on the two tasks it fulfills, the L-4000V is a clamshell CDMA handset with an absolutely astonishing 262K colour, 2�...
Posted by Darren at 09:33 AM

March 19, 2005

Hitachi Develops Camera Phone Software That Reads Japanese

'Hitachi Ltd. has created OCR (optical character recognition) software for camera phones that could open up a new range of services. OCR programs that can read Japanese characters and convert them into text usually require tens of megabytes of...
Posted by Darren at 11:27 PM

March 18, 2005

MPs will back down over camera ban in NZ

'Media bosses are confident MPs will back down from their plan to ban independent cameras from Parliament, Commonwealth Press Union (CPU) Media Freedom Committee chairman Tim Pankhurst said today. The CPU, along with representatives of Television New Zealand and...
Posted by Darren at 04:40 PM

Phone porn set for spike

'MOBILE phone users around the world spent $US400 million ($504 million) on pornographic pictures and video in 2004. The figure is expected to rise to $US5 billion by 2010, despite the tiny screen sizes, a new survey has found...
Posted by Darren at 03:40 PM

Samsung SCH-V770 Preview - infoSync World

infoSync World previews the Samsung SCH-V770 and writes - 'Featuring 3x optical zoom, auto focus, built-in flash and a user interface likely to be more suited for camera use rather than telephony, the SCH-V770's built-in lens has a focal length...
Posted by Darren at 02:31 PM

March 17, 2005

Samsung SGH-D600

CNET reviews the Samsung SGH-D600 and writes - 'Before detractors start popping that B word, yes, the D600 retains the Bluetooth capability of the D500. What's immediately discernible is the expansion slot lining one side of this newest mobile,...
Posted by Darren at 01:58 PM

Motorola E1120 Preview - InfoSync World

infoSync World reviews the Motorola E1120 and writes - 'A 3G handset, the primary focus of the E1120 is - as one would expect - on imaging, as the handset is equipped with auto focus, 8x digital zoom and...
Posted by Darren at 01:52 PM

Motorola CDMA RAZR

Motorola have just announced their new CDMA RAZR camera phone which has a 1 megapixel camera, and clamshell design with dual displays. The CDMA RAZR will be available in Asia half way through this year and in the US...
Posted by Darren at 01:45 PM

Motorola Expanding CDMA Range

Motorola News Release: Motorola showcased its ever- expanding Seamless Mobility solutions portfoliohighlighting the companys latest wireless handset and networking innovationsall designed to help consumers get and stay connected easily and effortlessly in the home, the workplace, the automobile and...
Posted by Darren at 09:23 AM

March 16, 2005

Samsung SGH-Z700

infoSync World previews the Samsung SGH-Z700 and writes - 'So, also, is the case with the SGH-Z700, the maker's latest 3G clamshell with a swiveling 260K TFT colour screen of typical Samsung brilliance, joined by an OLED external display....
Posted by Darren at 01:47 PM

March 15, 2005

UTStarcom CDM-9200

The UTStarcom CDM-9200 is a camera phone with a VGA camera. It features 1.8 inch 260,000 color TFT main display with a 1 inch 65,000 color TFT secondary display, Java/BREW and weighs 80 grams. It also features 128 megabytes...
Posted by Darren at 11:57 PM

Kyocera Slider Remix KX5 announced

MobileTracker posts a picture and information on the Kyocera KX5 - a 1.3 megapixel camera phone. The KX5 features a flash, 16 megabytes of TransFlash card slot, 256K color TFT display (176 x 220 pixels). The KX5 also comes...
Posted by Darren at 11:48 PM

Sony Ericsson S710a Review - CNET Reviews

CNET reviews the Sony Ericsson S710a and writes - 'We tested the triband (GSM 850/1800/1900) Sony Ericsson S710a in San Francisco using T-Mobile service. Call quality was very good, with plenty of volume and clarity. We had few problems maintaining...
Posted by Darren at 11:40 PM

Motorola V1150 Review - infoSync World

infoSync World reviews the Motorola V1150 and writes - 'A tri-band GSM 900/1800/1900 MHz handset with UMTS support, this is one handset the U.S. crowd will envy the Europeans - for now, at least. As if the good looks and...
Posted by Darren at 11:35 PM

Camera phones need to be easier to use says Kodak CEO

'Although sales of camera phones are booming, the picture feature will generate solid profits for both mobile phone and photography companies only if taking, swapping and printing photos is made easier, the chief executive of Eastman Kodak said on...
Posted by Darren at 11:29 PM

Alcatel OT-S853

The Alcatel OT-S853 is a triband (900/1800/1900) with EDGE, Bluetooh, 262K TFT color display (176 x 220 pixel), MP3 player, FM Radio and 1.3 megapixel Camera with flash. Alcatel OT-S853 Features - Bluetooth - EDGE - Push to Talk...
Posted by Darren at 08:36 PM

Nokia 6155 Phone

Nokia News Release Excerpt: Nokia 6155: All-around performer and rookie-of-the-year candidate Hitting in the cleanup spot is the Nokia 6155, a compact fold-style camera phone featuring a wide selection of powerful wireless features. For high-quality imaging, the Nokia 6155...
Posted by Darren at 08:17 PM

HP Launches Mobile Moments

HP Launches Mobile Moments the Online Star- Studded Mobile Phone Photography Exhibition HP today announced it will be unveiling Mobile Moments (http://www.hp.com/eur/mobilemoments), an online celebrity mobile phone photography exhibition in aid of Maggies Cancer Caring Centres and HP...
Posted by Darren at 06:05 PM

Samsung A970

The Samsung A970 camera phone is a new clamshell designed phone with a dual hinge allowing the LCD display to open horizontally whilst pictures are taken. The Samsung A970 also features EV-DO high speed data, Bluetooth, TransFlash card Slot...
Posted by Darren at 12:27 AM

March 11, 2005

Government to ban use of mobiles in colleges - India

'The Andhra Pradesh government has decided to ban the use of mobile phones in colleges from the next academic sessions. Unanimously supporting the ban, MLAs expressed concern about recent instances of camera phones being used to blackmail students. They...
Posted by Darren at 03:08 PM

Sony Ericsson W800i First Look Review - infoSync World

infoSync World has a first look review of the Sony Ericsson W800i Walkman phone and writes - 'An impressive feature set graces the W800i, which boasts not only the same 2 Megapixel camera as found in the K750i, but also...
Posted by Darren at 03:07 PM

Nokia 6230i First Look Review - infoSync World

InfoSync has a first look review of the Nokia 6230i and writes - 'Another upgrade is represented by the digital camera, which has gone from 0.3 Megapixels to 1.3 Megapixels. Although an opportunity to inspect pictures taken with it...
Posted by Darren at 03:02 PM

Nokia develops phone that knows Morse Code

'Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia is attempting to patent an optical messaging system by equipping handsets with a large light emitting matrix. The backlit display, which can be color or monochrome, generates scrolling or blinking symbols that can be...
Posted by Darren at 02:57 PM

LG M4300

LG today have announced the new flip designed music phone, the M4300. It features an MP3 player, VGA Camera with Flash, Mini-SD External Memory, Music-on-Demand with 3D surround Sound, dual speakers, Bluetooth, USB, 40 Polyphonic rings, MP3, AAC, Moving...
Posted by Darren at 02:31 PM

The Future of Camera Phones

Josh Spear has a look at this interesting prototype that he things is from Sony - a new concept in camera phones: 'This may look like some laser pointer, but I think it's a prototype from Sony Ericsson. Their...
Posted by Darren at 12:07 PM

Sony Ericsson K508i

Sony Ericsson announces the K508i mobile phone exclusive to T-Mobile Sony Ericsson today announces the K508i Twilight Black, exclusively for T-Mobiles European markets, further strengthening its relationship with this key network operator. In addition, the Z800i UMTS clamshell phone,...
Posted by Darren at 12:30 AM

Sony Ericsson D750i

Sony Ericsson announces the D750i mobile phone exclusive to T-Mobile Sony Ericsson today announces the D750i, exclusively for T-Mobiles European markets, further strengthening its relationship with this key network operator. In addition, the Z800i UMTS clamshell phone, announced earlier...
Posted by Darren at 12:22 AM

March 10, 2005

Toshiba TS 921

The Vodafone TS 921 is a 1.92 megapixel camera phone that features auto focus, a 2.4 inch display, Triband (900, 1800, 1900), video output, MPEG4, SDTM memory card and 360 hours standby and 320 minutes talk time. InfoSync World introduces...
Posted by Darren at 11:18 PM

Motorola V557

The Motorola V557 is a VGA camera phone with a clamshell design. It features Bluetooth, Push to View and Push to talk over Cellular, EDGE/GPRS, WAP 2.0, support for polyphonics as well as a new SCREEN3 streaming news ticker service...
Posted by Darren at 10:39 PM

Motorola SLVR V280

The Motorola SLVR V280 (now Motorola L6) is a VGA camera with a 4x digital zoom. It features a video recording mode, Bluetooth, Push-to-talk over cellular, MMS and MP3 ringtones. It will hit stores in the later half of the...
Posted by Darren at 10:36 PM

Motorola V1150

The Motorola V1150 is a 3G mobile phone that has been announced at CeBIT today. It features a 2 megapixel digital camera, VGA video calling, Bluetooth, media player with AAC+, WMV, WMA, MP3, MPEG4 and Real Video/Audio files. The...
Posted by Darren at 10:29 PM

Motorola postpones iTunes phone release

'Motorola Inc. was set Thursday to unveil its first iTunes phone _ a much-anticipated model capable of playing music bought from a popular Apple Computer Web site. But the Schaumburg, Ill., cell phone manufacturer cancelled at the last minute....
Posted by Darren at 10:13 PM

LG VX-9800

The VX9800 features the coolest trends in mobile communications including Bluetooth(R) technology for certain profiles and a 1.3 megapixel integrated camera and camcorder. Easy to use external memory capability means customers can purchase a MiniSD(TM) memory card and use...
Posted by Darren at 04:33 PM

Siemens CF75

Siemens CF75: Stylish understatement without compromise A pure style mobile phone: the CF75 from Siemens Communications is a phone to be seen with. Its harmonious design makes this clamshell mobile a gadget for those who know their style, and...
Posted by Darren at 04:32 PM

Samsung SGH-i300

The SGHi300 is a triband GSM/GPRS (900/1800/1900MHz) phone with a 1.3 megapixel digital camera. It has a built in hard drive of 3 gigabytes, runs on Windows Mobile and features Bluetooth, 262,000 color, 240x320 LCD screen. It supports MP3, WMA...
Posted by Darren at 04:31 PM

Motorola V235

Motorola News Release: Elegant style seekers will experience mobile nirvana with just one look at the Motorola V235. Featuring a large, vivid color display with an alluring key pad housed within a silver flip phone, this handset is sure...
Posted by Darren at 04:28 PM

Motorola V975

Motorola have today announced the new V975 clamshell mobile phone. The Motorola V975 features a VGA digital camera with 4x zoom, 2 way video calling and MP3 player. Motorola V975 Reviews Pocket-Lint reviews the Motorola V975, and talks about...
Posted by Darren at 04:15 PM

March 09, 2005

Samsung SCH-V770

Yonhap News reveals that Samsung will announce their new 7 megapixel camera phone at CeBit this week - the Samsung SCH-V770. The SCH-V770's has a 1/1.8 inch type CCD image sensor, 3x optical zoom lens, flash and manual focus...
Posted by Darren at 11:01 PM

Siemens CL75

What women want: the Siemens CL75 clamshell mobile phone Chic and fashionable: the CL75 from Siemens Communications is the ideal versatile communications companion for the fashion-conscious woman. Soft contours and a cheerful floral motif lend femininity to this clamshell-style mobile...
Posted by Darren at 11:00 PM

Siemens CX75

Cool multimedia entertainment with the Siemens CX75 Pure delight: multimedia is a really cool experience with the CX75 from Siemens Communications. This classy 1.3 megapixel digital camera for photos and video comes in a sleek metallic case. Exciting 3D...
Posted by Darren at 10:59 PM

Siemens SXG75

Siemens SXG75 the complete communications device with GPS navigation, UMTS and music functionalities With the SXG75, Siemens Communications unveils its first mobile phone specifically designed to take advantage of the new UMTS networks. Equipped with a built-in GPS...
Posted by Darren at 10:29 PM

Siemens M75

Rough and tough the new Siemens M75 outdoor phone At CeBIT, Siemens Communications launches the M75, a robust GSM mobile phone that offers all the convenience of a modern multimedia mobile phone for outdoor communication; the solid metal...
Posted by Darren at 10:27 PM

Siemens to Cut Costs at Mobile Phone Unit

'German industrial conglomerate Siemens AG (news - web sites) said Tuesday it plans to cut costs at its ailing mobile phone unit by a total of 1 billion euros ($1.32 billion). Lothar Pauly, the head of Siemens' communication division,...
Posted by Darren at 04:02 PM

March 08, 2005

Kosher phone taps into new market for mobiles

'AN ISRAELI mobile phone company has brought out a handset to cater for the one-million-strong ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in an attempt to boost business. The kosher phone carries a stamp signifying its approval by rabbinical authorities, who will recommend...
Posted by Darren at 12:22 PM

March 07, 2005

Charles bans Cameraphones at Wedding

'PRINCE Charles has banned cameras, mobile phones and gifts from his wedding to Camilla Parker Bowles. The couple laid down the law to 800 guests after snatched camera phone shots were published of Prince Harry in a Nazi uniform....
Posted by Darren at 10:34 PM

March 06, 2005

Sanyo MM-5600 Cameraphone Wins DIMA Award

News Release: Sprint PCS Vision Multimedia Phone MM-5600 by SANYO Captures High Honor by Digital Imaging Marketing Association The Sprint PCS Vision Multimedia Phone MM-5600 by SANYO was selected out of the hundreds of digital products on display at...
Posted by Darren at 02:43 PM

March 05, 2005

Cameraphones as Personal Storytelling Media

'The cameraphone exists at this moment in that ephemeral, potent and confusing phase of its adoption cycle where people are still deciding what kind of social medium it is.This happened to previous generations with the camera, the phone and...
Posted by Darren at 09:51 AM

March 04, 2005

Samsung SCH-S260

The Samsung SCH-S260 is a Korean camera phone that allows users to send personalized MMS or email messages with super imposed messages that it has the ability to read off paper. For instance write you name or signature on...
Posted by Darren at 11:17 PM

UR team refining camera-phone's heart

'In just a few short years, it has grown from a fad for techno-geeks into arguably the fastest-growing new product in history. Now researchers at the University of Rochester have developed technology that down the road could improve the...
Posted by Darren at 04:46 PM

MobileTracker - Treo 650 review

Mobile Tracker has a great review on the Treo 650 and writes - 'In comparing the palmOne Treo 650 to everything else in the smartphone market, I believe it can comfortably claim the best-in-class title previously held by the Treo...
Posted by Darren at 04:45 PM

Clock on with Camera Phone

'A product that is both a timely update to the venerable punch-card and a tool to further enslave us to our corporate masters, King Jim's Clock On CLQ1 is the world's first clock to display the time as a...
Posted by Darren at 04:41 PM

March 03, 2005

Camera phones click with contests

'Point. Click. Sell. Big advertisers are starting to turn to camera cell phones as the latest way to reach consumers. The newest is Pontiac, which launches a Catch a G6 sweepstakes with a $1 million prize Friday aimed straight...
Posted by Darren at 10:28 PM

World's First Face Recognition Technology for Mobile Phones

'OMRON Corporation, a global leader in automation, sensing and control technology, has announced OKAO Vision Face Recognition Sensor, a world first* in face recognition technology which can be implemented in PDAs, mobile phones or other mobile devices with a...
Posted by Darren at 04:24 PM

Pantech PG 3000

Phone Mag have just published pictures of the new Pantech PG 3000 which is said to be being released at CeBit next week. No details of the phone have been released as of yet....
Posted by Darren at 12:36 PM

Pantech PG 6100

Phone Mag have just published pictures of the new Pantech PG 6100 which is said to be being released at CeBit next week. No details of the phone have been released as of yet....
Posted by Darren at 12:36 PM

Pantech DMB ST3

Phone Mag have just published pictures of the new Pantech DMB ST3 which is said to be being released at CeBit next week. No details of the phone have been released as of yet....
Posted by Darren at 12:34 PM

Pantech UMTS PN7000

Phone Mag have just published pictures of the new Pantech UMTS PN7000 which is said to be being released at CeBit next week. No details of the phone have been released as of yet....
Posted by Darren at 12:32 PM

March 02, 2005

Sony Ericsson W800i Walkman Phone

The Sony Ericsson W800i is the first in Sony's new Walkman Phone line. It features a 500MB Memory Stick Duo Card, stereo headphones, 2 megapixel digital camera, up to 30 hours playing time per battery charge on the music...
Posted by Darren at 10:26 AM

Sony Ericsson K300i

The Sony Ericsson K300i is a Triple Band (900/1800/1900 MHz) camera phone with VGA camera, video recording, a 56,000 color screen and 12 megabytes of internal memory. it comes in blue or silver and should be in stores this...
Posted by Darren at 10:04 AM

Sony Ericsson K750i

The Sony Ericsson K750i is a triband phone (900/1800/1900 MHz) with a 2 megapixel camera, 32MB internal memory plus Memory Stick Duo card slot, Bluetooth, USB and a MP3 player and FM Radio. Get the Latest Price on the Sony...
Posted by Darren at 09:57 AM

Nokia 6230i

The Nokia 6230i is an update of the popular Nokia 6230. It features a megapixel camera, FM radio (with visual radio), MMC memory card expansion, a 208 x 208 pixel screen and a MP3/M4A/AAC music player. Mobile Review previews...
Posted by Darren at 09:47 AM

March 01, 2005

Man With Camera Phone Violates Privacy of Womens Hockey Team

'An employee at Genesee Valley Ice Rink was arrested last week, accused of using his camera phone to take pictures of a women's hockey team in the locker room. He could receive up to four years in prison and...
Posted by Darren at 12:33 PM

5M, 6M, 7M Camera Phone Plans

'LG Electronics launches the world second 5-megapiexel phone as early as in April. Skott Ahn, Executive VP of LG Mobile Handset RD Center said during an interview with Telecoms Korea on Friday, LGs 5-megapixel phone will debut in the...
Posted by Darren at 12:11 PM

Seamless Mobility by Motorola

'The Birdcage 75th is an application of Motorolas vision of seamless mobility. Telephony has revealed the existence of a world in constant movement, to the point that it is difficult today to imagine life without the mobile phone. Nowadays,...
Posted by Darren at 03:22 AM