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April 29, 2005

LG HS8000 Camera Phone

Telecom Koria has news of the new LG HS8000 camera phone that features a swivel/folding action, 2 megapixel digital camera and muilt in MP3 player. The LG HS8000's features also include: Dimension 51(W)108(H)26(D) Weight 141g(Standard) Swivel Folder Type/Intenna Camera...
Posted by Darren at 11:51 PM

Mobile Imaging Study Shows Camera Phones Growth

'Camera phones are entering a stage of rapid growth, and they will soon become the most common image capture device in the world. Over 175 million camera phones were shipped in 2004. By the end of the decade, the...
Posted by Darren at 11:33 PM

April 28, 2005

Nokia 6638

Phone Arena has a post on an upcoming dual band (800/1900 Mhz) camera phone from Nokia - the Nokia 6638. The Nokia 6638 (based on the 6630) is a Series 60 Symbian CDMA phone with a 1.2 megapixel camera,...
Posted by Darren at 08:50 PM

Nokia 7710 Review - Pocket Lint

Pocket Lint reviews the Nokia 7710 and writes - 'In all the 7710 is a positive early step by Nokia into a touch-screen interface smartphone and should appeal to anybody wanting to take their office with them. Advanced users might...
Posted by Darren at 12:06 PM

April 27, 2005

Mobile phone picture of spider helps save bite victim

'When chef Matthew Stevens was bitten by a spider while cleaning in his Somerset pub, his mobile phone helped save his life. He used it to take the spider's picture. Within moments of being bitten twice by the large...
Posted by Darren at 10:51 PM

Nokia N70

The Nokia N70 is a 3G smartphone that comes complete with 2 megapixel digital camera with inbuilt flash, 20x digital zoom, FM radio, MP3 Player, 3D games, email functionality, internet browser and video streaming. At just 108.8 x 53...
Posted by Darren at 10:39 PM

Nokia N91

The Nokia N91 is a mobile phone that is sure to make those in the market for an iPod take a second look. With the ability to store up to 3000 songs on its 4 gigabyte hard disk the...
Posted by Darren at 10:34 PM

Nokia N90

Nokia today announced the new N90 mobile phone - a camera phone with Carl Zeiss optics, 2 megapixel sensor, 20x digital zoom, integrated flash, PictBridge printing, Bluetooth, 32 megabytes of internal memory, macro mode and high quality video capture...
Posted by Darren at 10:27 PM

Samsung SGH-p777 Review by PC Magazine

PC Mag reviews the Samsung SGH-p777 and writes - 'The SGH-p777 is small and round, the best-looking slider phone we've seen since the Siemens SL56. It's comfortable in the hand and easy to slip into a pocket. The buttons are...
Posted by Darren at 06:05 PM

Samsung SGH-p207 Review by PC Magazine

PC Mag reviews the Samsung SGH-p207 and has the following buying advice - 'The SGH-p207 doesn't quite win our hearts away from the Motorola V551: We believe Bluetooth, a speakerphone, and a standard headset jack outweigh the advantages of...
Posted by Darren at 06:01 PM

Nokia 6255i Phone

The Nokia 6255i is a mulitmedia phone featuring a built-in MP3 player, integrated camera with flash and digital zoom, a video recorder, the ability to receive streaming video and audio, and removable MMC memory support. The 6255i features Bluetooth,...
Posted by Darren at 11:05 AM

Happy slapping

'In one video clip, labelled Bitch Slap, a youth approaches a woman at a bus stop and punches her in the face. In another, Knockout Punch, a group of boys wearing uniforms are shown leading another boy across an unidentified...
Posted by Darren at 09:28 AM

Pantech PH-S6000

PH-S6000 features include: Bluetooth 3D game support Weight: 116(g)/120(g) Dimension: 99.7 x 48.4 x 23.1/23.9 (mm) Memory: 10MB Display: 262k color QVGA (320x240) TFT LTPS 1.3MP CMOS macro + dual flash MOD/MP3 support SKT GIGA support M-commerce NATE drive...
Posted by Darren at 09:13 AM

April 26, 2005

New Nokia 2MP Music phone Photos

Someone over at Howard Forums has just posted these pictures of a new '2 megapixel Music Phone' from Nokia. No official word from Nokia on this at this stage of course - time will tell what it actually is....
Posted by Darren at 11:58 PM

Nokia 5140i

Nokia have just launched their new 5140i fitness phone. It comes complete with a 0.3 megapixel camera and dust and splash resistant casing. 'The world's top mobile phone maker Nokia launched a camera phone, the 5140i, targeted at sport...
Posted by Darren at 11:41 PM

Camera Phones Still Banned at Schools in Saudi Arabia

'Although mobile camera phones have been legal in the Kingdom since last December, their use is still not permissible everywhere. As a woman living in Saudi Arabia today, there is no problem taking your camera phone to the mall,...
Posted by Darren at 11:29 PM

LG-KP3400 - Health Care Battery Pack

'LG Electronics announced on Monday that it completed to develop a battery pack for taking care of peoples health. The pack can be used in diet, stress control and blood sugar measurement. LG also unveiled LG-KP3400 sporting the health...
Posted by Darren at 10:07 PM

Orange C550

The Unwired has pictures of the soon to be released Orange C550 phone. The C550 has a 1.3 megapixel camera, Bluetooth, dedicated media player control buttons, a 240x320 resolution and 65,000 color AVGA LCD screen, GPRS (class 10) as...
Posted by Darren at 09:40 PM

April 25, 2005

Samsung SCH-V740

Samsung SCH-V740 Features: - EV-DO high-speed data - 1.3 megapixel camera - Bluetooth - 240 x 320 pixel 262K color display - Weight - 98 grams - MP3 player with dedicated playback buttons on the outside...
Posted by Darren at 12:16 AM

April 22, 2005

LG-G912 Multimedia Phone

Slashphone has pictures of the new LG-G912 Multimedia Mobile Phone - a 2 megapixel camera phone with fully rotating screen that can be positioned into a number of positions (open, closed, facing in, facing out). The LG-G912 is a...
Posted by Darren at 12:46 PM

Pantech and Curitel PT-S100

Telecoms Korea reports on a new Pantech and Curitel Swivel camera phone - the PT-S100. The Feature list of the Pantech and Curitel PT-S100 includes: 1.3-megapixel camera Auto Focus Text-to-Speech (TTS) FM Radio Mobile Banking...
Posted by Darren at 09:09 AM

April 21, 2005

Camera Phones Under the Influence

'Until recently, party animals only had to be cautious of drunk dialing, made even more common with the explosion of cellphones. The phenomenon got so bad Down Under that Virgin Mobile Australia created a cellphone blocker that prevents customers...
Posted by Darren at 10:23 PM

Motorola confirms iTunes Phone

The rumors that have been going around that the iTunes phone from Motorola has been cancelled got a kick in the teeth last night with a confirmation from Motorola that the new phone is still a goer: 'Ed Zander,...
Posted by Darren at 05:03 PM

April 20, 2005

Mobile Phone Reads Your Face, Predicts the Future

'Zenitum Entertainment Computing, a Seoul based local startup company, announced Wednesday its new mobile entertainment service called Mobile Face Reading. Based on the traditional face reading rule, the service can read fortune out of a face in a photo...
Posted by Darren at 10:35 PM

NEC N840 Review - MobileBurn

MobileBurn reviews the NEC N840 Review and writes - 'We all know that there is no such thing as a perfect phone, only better or worse. I personally consider the N840 a fairly strong competitor in the high end 2.5G...
Posted by Darren at 11:14 AM

Samsung P207 Review - Gigacom

Matt from Gigacom writes a review of the Samsung P207 and reports - 'Ive spent the last four days toying with the Samsung P207, and it has convinced me that soon I will never physically type another text message again....
Posted by Darren at 11:07 AM

April 19, 2005

Get the Big Picture with a Little Camera Phone

Digital Photography Hacks has a good tip on how to take panoramic pictures with your camera phone: 'Some digital cameras provide on-screen tools to help you line up stitched images as you're shooting them. Camera phones, however, do not...
Posted by Darren at 09:10 AM

Motorola MPx Scrapped

News is emerging that Motorola is planning to scrap the launch of their MPx handset. 'Motorola plans to cancel the launch of its MPx230 Microsoft Windows-based smartphone, manufactured by Chi Mei Communication Systems (CMCS), according to sources at Taiwan...
Posted by Darren at 09:01 AM

LG C960

The LG C960 is 5 megapixel camera phone with the following specifications. LG C960 Features: Network: CDMA 1x 5 Megapixel Camera, w/flash, auto focus, macro mode, 12 continuous shots Swivel style design 72 polyphony MP3 player support video on demand...
Posted by Darren at 12:56 AM

April 18, 2005

2 Mobile Phone Makers Report Declines in Profit

'Two of the world's leading mobile phone makers, Samsung Electronics and Sony Ericsson, reported steep tumbles in profit yesterday, accelerating a slide in technology stocks worldwide. Both companies said harsh competition hurt their results. Samsung's first-quarter net profit sank...
Posted by Darren at 11:29 PM

Sony Ericsson S710a Review - Rogue Geek

Rogue Geek has a review of the Sony Ericsson S710a and writes : 'The good greatly outweighs the bad on the S710a. The swivel style, oversized, and overweight form factor is easily overlooked once you look at that beautiful...
Posted by Darren at 07:53 PM

New Saudi law to jail, lash cellphone porn users

'Anyone using camera phones to distribute pornography may face up to 1000 lashes, a 12-year jail term and a 100,000 riyal fine under a proposed Saudi law, newspapers reported on Saturday. The proposed law comes after a Saudi court...
Posted by Darren at 06:59 PM

Samsung SCH-S350

Have you ever worried about the impact your cell phone might be having on your brain - all those radio waves and such - well the Samsung SCH-S350 might be the camera phone for you - Samsung say it...
Posted by Darren at 06:11 PM

N.C. judge to rule on photos from camera phones

'A Superior Court judge must decide whether law enforcement officers overstepped when they downloaded images from the cell phone of a man accused of sexual offense and secret peeping. Wrightsville Beach police charged Christopher R. Snow, 26, in July...
Posted by Darren at 04:12 PM

Market for data services to Camera Phones Shrinking

JupiterResearch finds - 'The market for data services to camera phones, such as sending photos from camera phones to third parties, appears to be shrinking. In 2003, 60 percent of consumers were likely to send pictures from a camera...
Posted by Darren at 03:34 PM

Pantech PT-K1000

Slashphone has a gallery of photos of the new Pantech PT-K1000....
Posted by Darren at 08:29 AM

Nokia 7280 Makes Its Much- Anticipated US Debut

Nokia News Release - The wait is finally over and the much anticipated Nokia 7280 phone is now available for purchase. Since it was announced in late 2004, the Nokia 7280 has received numerous design accolades and has been heralded...
Posted by Darren at 12:24 AM

Stiff Punishments Await Camphone Misusers

'Saudi Arabia will deal strongly with people misusing camera mobiles as a draft bylaw proposed 12-year jail sentence, SR100,000 fine and 1,000 lashes for those circulating pornographic photos of women through the phone. In January this year, the high...
Posted by Darren at 12:17 AM

Canon and Siemens team up for Wireless Printing

Mobile Mag reports that Canon and Siemens have teamed up for Wireless Printing - 'Siemens and Canon have joined forces to bring users a direct printing solution for their high-resolution digital camera phones. With support for the Siemens S65...
Posted by Darren at 12:16 AM

New generation smartphones - an office on the go

'With the advent and increasing popularity of smartphones, the days when cell phones were used simply to talk to another human being are becoming rarer and rarer. In fact, the traditional cell phone may soon be going the way...
Posted by Darren at 12:14 AM

Project puts camera phones to artistic use

'The novelty of taking covert pictures with a camera phone may have worn off as quickly as the controversy surrounding it, but a group of University students insist that these gadgets have a better use -- art. As their...
Posted by Darren at 12:10 AM

Appeal for bank raid phone photos

'Police have appealed for people who witnessed an armed robbery to come forward if they used their mobile phones to take photos. A security guard was shot in the thigh and a member of the public injured in the...
Posted by Darren at 12:09 AM

257 million camera phones, 68 million digital cameras shipped in 2004

'Strategy Analytics' 2004 Global Camera Phone report says 257 million camera phones were shipped worldwide last year, comprising 38 percent of handset sales. In 2003, 84 million camera phones were sold, comprising 16 percent of handset sales. This compares...
Posted by Darren at 12:08 AM

April 17, 2005

Samsung SCH-S250

Mobile Burn reviews the Samsung SCH-S250 and writes - 'The S250 is capable of shooting photos with resolutions ranging from QVGA on the low end, all the way though 2560x1920 at the top end of the spectrum. In the...
Posted by Darren at 10:16 PM

Camera Phones Outsell Digital Cameras

'The camera phone industry is throwing punches, with a round won in the low-end market. According to a report released by global research and consulting firm Strategy Analytics, camera phones outsold digital cameras in 2004 by nearly 4 to...
Posted by Darren at 10:11 PM

April 12, 2005

Project puts camera phones to artistic use

'The novelty of taking covert pictures with a camera phone may have worn off as quickly as the controversy surrounding it, but a group of University students insist that these gadgets have a better use -- art. As their...
Posted by Darren at 11:06 PM

Samsung SCH-B200 DMB Satellite Phone

Slashphone previews the SAMSUNG Satellite DMB phone SCH-B200 and writes - 'Its large capacity battery (1300mAh) allows users to continuously view the screen for more than three hours, resolving the battery-depletion problem that has plagued DMB phones. The B200...
Posted by Darren at 08:58 AM

April 11, 2005

Smile! You're on candid cameraphone

The Guardian has a feature piece on CameraPhones today which talks of the rise of the gadget we've all come to love. 'Tony Blair used it in his first stunt of the election campaign. Prince Charles banned it from...
Posted by Darren at 11:57 AM

Sony Ericsson K700i User Review

Matt Gemmell posts a micro review of the Sony Ericsson K700i and writes - 'Overall then Im really pleased with the new phone. Ive not encountered the battery life issues that a fair few people have talked about in the...
Posted by Darren at 11:55 AM

April 08, 2005

Pantech PG-3000

Pantech have just announced a new camera phone - the dual band, 1.3 megapixel Pantech PG-3000 The PG-3000 is a handset which is 21.9mm thick, has a slider design, 256MB of internal memory. Found via: Pantechs PG-3000 1.3 megapixel...
Posted by Darren at 09:28 AM

Nokia 8801

Today Nokia announced the 8801 (also known as the 8800 in some parts of the world) handset - a phone with a stainles steel body and pop-up opening design. It has a 262k TFT display with 208 x 208...
Posted by Darren at 01:24 AM

Snapping the dead pope on a camera phone

'They have come to pay their final respects, so is taking a mobile phone picture of the Pope's body disrespectful or just a sign of how times changed during his 26-year papacy? To some it is distasteful, inappropriate and...
Posted by Darren at 01:13 AM

April 07, 2005

Samsung IP-A790

PC Magazine reviews the Samsung IP-A790 and writes: 'The Sprint IP-A790 performed very well on the JBenchmark Java applications tests. (This isn't a gaming phone: The keypad would drive gamers nuts.) The phone comes with Sprint's media applications, including...
Posted by Darren at 11:56 PM

April 06, 2005

Siemens M75 Preview - infoSync World

infoSync World previews the Siemens M75 and writes - 'Dust, splash and shock resistant, the M75 is protected by an integrated aluminum frame with solid rubber cushions on the sides of the casing. The lens of the integrated 1.3 Megapixel...
Posted by Darren at 11:39 AM

April 05, 2005

Xcute DV1

'Taiwan-based handset maker xcute Mobile will start marketing its DV1 3-megapixel camera phone in Taiwan through Synnex Technology starting April 11, according to company president Victor Chen. The DV1 will also be marketed in Europe under a label brand...
Posted by Darren at 08:27 PM

Politician Caught Cheating by Paparazzi Camera Phone

'He was the son-in-law every Austrian mother wanted - handsome, clean-living and the country's youngest . But Karl-Heinz Grasser's shining reputation has been rocked by a scandal involving the heiress of a crystal dynasty, his former intern (turned fiance)...
Posted by Darren at 05:27 PM

America through a camera phone

'Put a top of the line camera phone into the hands of an award winning photographer and you get Robert Clark along with hundreds of spontaneous, but fascinating images. Professional freelance photographer Clark, whose photos have appeared in such...
Posted by Darren at 05:25 PM

Sony Ericsson's camera-mobiles top sales lists

'Sony Ericsson's T630 is topping the sales chart at mobile-phone retailers The Phonehouse, which has 70 shops across Sweden, closely followed by its slightly more expensive cousin the Sony Ericsson K700. Telia's customers also seem to be choosing Sony...
Posted by Darren at 09:17 AM

April 04, 2005

BenQ P31

InfoSync World previews the BenQ P31 and writes - 'Supposedly already on sale in Asia, the P31 has rid itself of the rather blemishing external antenna of the P30, and has a slightly more conservative - yet still appealing...
Posted by Darren at 11:32 PM

'One in Two Koreans Bought Cell Phone Porn'

'The countrys big three mobile operators earned W113 billion (US$113 million) last year from selling adult content, a lawmaker said. The number of people who bought adult content through their mobile phones accounted for almost half of all mobile...
Posted by Darren at 09:56 AM

April 03, 2005

Warning to desperate housewives: husband can spy over his phone

'BORED housewives and househusbands, beware. While your spouse is away, be careful where you play. He or she may soon subscribe to a new mobile-phone service that, using tiny wireless cameras concealed around the home, will record your every...
Posted by Darren at 12:27 PM

April 02, 2005

Pantech Stops Competition Over Megapixel Phones

'Pantech opted to stop competition over high- resolution camera phone. An official of Pantech said Friday, We think that it is waste of time to compete with Samsung and LG to develop mobile phones with higher resolution camera. Five...
Posted by Darren at 01:10 PM

April 01, 2005

Pantech L-4000V Preview - infoSync World

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 11:43 PM

Samsung SPH-V7800

infoSync World previews the Samsung SPH-V7800 and writes - 'It's hard to know where to begin with the SPH-V7800. Its feature set is so vast that virtually no other handset in existence can compete - and it's even commercially...
Posted by Darren at 11:39 PM

Motorola V1050

Socially skilled and technologically sophisticated, the Motorola V1050 leverages 3G technology to deliver a powerful multimedia experience. A large color screen sets the stage for connecting via 2-way video calling, displaying crisp photos taken with the 1.3 mega-pixel camera...
Posted by Darren at 12:16 AM