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May 31, 2005

Camera Phones Challenge Security

Dave Utter has a good piece on the security challenges that camera phones bring and writes: 'Laws have been passed, and internal corporate processes frequently ban them, but camera phones still grow in sales. Sales of camera phones have...
Posted by Darren at 11:24 PM

Nokia N90 Review - has reviewed the Nokia N90 and writes - 'As for the connection quality the device is a typical representative of Nokia smartphones with no serious problems. As compared with the Nokia 6680 the phone gained some significant advantages. Particularly,...
Posted by Darren at 09:15 AM

Nokia 3230 Review - infoSync World

infoSync World reviews the Nokia 3230 and writes - 'Shaving price yet maintaining a high quality set of features, Nokia's 3230 is a solid smartphone for non-business users. A great screen, good camera and an outstanding joystick combine with several...
Posted by Darren at 12:18 AM

May 30, 2005

G'zOne Ruggedized Camera Phone

Japanese companies KDDI and Okinawa have announced the G'zOne Type-R ruggedized camera phone. The G'zOne is a CDMA phone with a level 7 waterproof and rubberized casing that covers a magnesium alloy body. writes: 'The phone also features...
Posted by Darren at 08:40 PM

Sony Ericsson Ellen and Zoe Camera Phones

Sony Ericsson News Services Entertainment forums (not an official Sony Ericsson site) has pictures of two Sony Ericsson phones (possibly concept phones?) code named Zoe (left) and Ellen below). The Zoe is a lower end camera phone with the...
Posted by Darren at 08:25 AM

May 29, 2005

Wave Case - Underwater casing for Camera Phones

'WAVECASE transforms your mobile in a few seconds in an authentic under-water camera with MMS-functions. The patented cover is a pattern of a quick snapshot at the holidays on beach or at diving, or water sports. The shockproof accessories...
Posted by Darren at 05:11 PM

Mobile Camera Phone Community Website That Meshes Web Users and Mobile Users

(PRLEAP.COM) launches a free camera phone web community with the goal of keeping mobile users and web users connected. Users create personalized profiles containing pictures, favorite links and headlines that they can share with family and friends. Camera phone...
Posted by BJ at 03:35 AM

May 28, 2005

2005 looking good for handset sales

'Strong first-quarter sales of mobile phones brighten the outlook for all of 2005, according to market research company Gartner. Global sales totaled 180.6 million units in the first three months of the year, compared with 153.7 million units in...
Posted by Darren at 02:42 PM

May 27, 2005

Samsung SPH-V6900

Telecoms Korea announces the launch of the Samsung SPH-V6900 phone (at a fashion show) which features a 1.3 megapixel camera and 1.9 inch QVGA screen. The SPH-V6900 is based on the older SGH-D500 but now features 90 megabytes of...
Posted by Darren at 06:13 PM

Sony Ericsson K750i Review - infoSync World

InfoSync World reviews the Sony Ericsson K750i camera phone and writes: 'Despite an advanced feature set which includes a high quality camera and similarly high-performance audio player, the Sony Ericsson K750i manages to maintain acceptable battery life. Despite its...
Posted by Darren at 09:57 AM

May 26, 2005

Nokia 3230 Review - Pocket Lint

Pocket Lint reviews the Nokia 3230 phone and writes - 'As with all Nokia handsets at the moment, the phone sets out to offer one thing and really one thing only. In the case of the Nokia 3230 its...
Posted by Darren at 04:51 PM

May 25, 2005

Man, 62, pleads guilty in Upskirt Camera Phone case

'A man who used a cell phone camera to try to take pictures up the skirts of girls and women in public places in northern San Diego pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of attempted lewd conduct. Alan Campbell,...
Posted by Darren at 02:56 PM

Samsung SCH-A950

Verizon Wireless recently added the Samsung SCH-a950 to its lineup of phones, with the a950 available for $199 U.S. with a one-year contract and $149 U.S. with a two year contract. Samsung SCH-A950 Reviews Mobiledia reviews the Samsung SCH-A950, and...
Posted by Darren at 02:50 PM

Pantech PT-K1100

The Pantech PT-k110 is a new slider camera phone that has a 2 megapixel CCD sensor, auto focus, 512 megabytes of internal memory, internal antenna and 2.0 inch 260,000 color TFT display. It measures 112.4 x 49.1 x 26.9mm...
Posted by Darren at 12:44 PM

Pantech PT-S110

The Pantech PT-S110 is a new slider camera phone that has a 2 megapixel CMOS sensor, auto focus, 512 megabytes of internal memory, internal antenna and 2.0 inch 260,000 color TFT display. It measures 112.4 x 49.1 x 26.9mm...
Posted by Darren at 12:36 PM

Casio W31CA

Casio Japan have released the CASIO W31CA camera phone. It has a 3.2 megapixel camera with 2.6inch VGA color display and document viewer (reads PDF, PPT, Word and Excel documents). The phone measures 51x103x28mm and weighs 143 grams. At...
Posted by Darren at 12:18 PM

May 24, 2005

Samsung SCH-B130 DMB Phone

'Samsung Electronics announced Sunday that it would roll out a new satellite DMB phone, SCH-B130. The SCH-B130 is a clamshell phone and allows users multitasking, which means that users make calls or send SMS while watching DMB. It sports...
Posted by Darren at 01:27 PM

Restrictions placed on camera phones

'At Apple Computer's shareholder meeting in April, attendees weren't allowed to take pictures. So what did security personnel check for, among other things? Cell phones. It was the latest example of how camera phones are friend to some, foe...
Posted by Darren at 09:37 AM

May 23, 2005

Motorola i930

Mobile Tracker has news that the Motorola i930 has been approved by the FCC. The Motorola i930 has been rumored to be on the way for some time but now looks like being a reality with Nextel. It has...
Posted by Darren at 07:13 PM

Quebec scientist invents lens that could vastly improve cellphone cameras

'Quebec researchers have created a new lens they say could revolutionize photography by allowing the smallest cameras to take crystal-clear zoom photos. The new lens, five times thinner than a sheet of paper, can zoom and focus with no...
Posted by Darren at 07:06 PM

May 22, 2005

Camera Phones Nip at Standalone Digital Camera Market

'While it may have been a novelty a few years ago, these days camera cell phones are everywhere. And not only are they pervasive, they are also getting better with higher megapixel performance and plans for more sophisticated camera...
Posted by Darren at 08:02 PM

Gang 'happy slaps' cancer woman

'The girlfriend of TV presenter Matthew Wright has told how she was a victim of a happy slapping attack. Caroline Monk, 35, who lost her hair during treatment for breast cancer, was called a slaphead and knocked to the...
Posted by Darren at 07:51 PM

Mobile blogs give citizen journalism legs

'Cranking out a column after a presidential debate or publishing a prize-worthy photo of the next catastrophe just got a whole lot easier--no matter where or who you are. Google, Yahoo, Microsoft and others have started to offer simple-to-use...
Posted by Darren at 07:45 PM

May 21, 2005

Happy-slappers target pizza delivery drivers

'PIZZA delivery drivers are being targeted by a violent gang who assault them before taking pictures of the victims on their mobile phones. The attacks have been taking place across Croydon and Purley, and the situation is so serious...
Posted by Darren at 02:37 PM

May 20, 2005

'Happy Slapping' Craze Sparks Call to Restrict Camera-Phone Sales

'The mother of a teenage happy slapping victim today called for the sale of camera-phones to juveniles to be restricted in a bid to curb the bizarre craze. The woman whose 15-year-old daughter suffered a perforated eardrum and...
Posted by Darren at 09:07 PM

Two officers fired in camera-phone incident

'Two Houston police officers accused of involvement in the downloading of nude photographs from a DWI suspect's camera phone have been fired, police officials confirmed Wednesday.... The firings of Green, 34, and Miller, 38, stemmed from an incident in...
Posted by Darren at 02:13 PM

Camera Phones could reach 100% of Hong Kong Market in Q4 2005

Recent reports show that 95% of all phones sold in Hong Kong in the first quarter 0f 2005 were camera phones - and the number is rising: 'As the only data provider to break out camera phone retail sales...
Posted by Darren at 02:08 PM

Happy-slap gang put girl in hospital

'A MOTHER spoke of her concern yesterday that images of her teenage daughter being beaten in a 'happy-slapping attack were circulating among pupils at the girl's school. Becky Smith, 16, was set upon by teenagers in Blackley, Manchester, and...
Posted by Darren at 01:58 PM

May 19, 2005

Motorola V330

Stay in touch and stay in style with the Motorola V330. The integrated camera lets you capture priceless memories at the click of a button and share your favorite photos and video clips with others using picture messaging. Go...
Posted by Darren at 03:03 PM

Samsung SCH-V740 Shown Off in Korea

Telecoms Korea has news that the Samsung SCH-V740 camera phone has now been made official and shown off by Samsung at Expo Comm Wireless Korea 2005. 'The V740 is 14.5mm thick and weighs only 98g, thin and light enough...
Posted by Darren at 08:51 AM

May 18, 2005

Paedophile Camera Phone warning in London's parks

'Paedophiles are using mobile phones and digital cameras to take pictures of children playing in London parks. Police and Mayor Ken Livingstone today issued a joint warning to parents to be vigilant of the danger caused by advances in...
Posted by Darren at 11:21 PM

May 16, 2005

LG SV550 (KV5500/LP5500)

Telecoms Korea has a little article on a new 5 megapixel phone from LG - the SV550 (also known as the KV5500 and the LP5500). I'ts feature list includes: Camera module : 5 megapixel CCD Twist Slim Design...
Posted by Darren at 03:12 PM

Samsung SCH-S310

Samsung have just announced its upcoming launch of the Samsung SCH-S310 - a beatbox phone with an array of music entertainment features including the ability for the phone to be a musical instrument - of sorts. The Samsung SCH-S310's...
Posted by Darren at 03:00 PM

Camera Phones Used in Dieting

'In recent months, several services have sprung up that let people use their cellphones or other gadgets to design workout schedules, decide which menu items at a restaurant are compatible with their diets, and even use their camera-equipped cellphones...
Posted by Darren at 09:10 AM

May 14, 2005

Camera phone shipments up as component prices drop

'The camera-based cellular phone market is expected to increase from 213 million units shipped in 2004, to 410 million in 2005 or 58 percent of all handset shipments, according to a report from market research firm S2 Data...
Posted by Darren at 05:10 PM

Have a camera phone and be a photojournalist

'As more people carry digital cameras and use personal Web sites to publish their photos, their pictures are increasingly making their way into the mainstream media. Now a community site is trying to convert the phenomenon, drawing on ordinary...
Posted by Darren at 05:08 PM

May 13, 2005

Does 'happy slapping' exist?

Does Happy Slapping exist? 'Reports suggest a new craze in which young people slap strangers and film the assault on mobile phones is on the increase. But does this trend actually exist or is it the product of media...
Posted by Darren at 11:18 PM

Samsung MM-A800

The Samsung A800 phone has camcorder and printing functionality built into its slider design. It features a 2 megapixel digital camera, business card scanner speech automatic dictation input and a 320 x 240 pixel 262 color screen. The MM-A800 has...
Posted by Darren at 06:20 PM

May 11, 2005

Pantech PG-6100

The Pantech PG-6100 is a 2.0 megapixel camera phone with a CMOS camera and flipstyle design. Gizmodo writes that the PG-6100 is a Russian release phone. We'll publish more details of it as they come to hand....
Posted by Darren at 01:01 AM

Pantech PG-8000

Gizmodo has news of a new camera phone from Pantech - the Pantech PG-8000. It is a 2.1 megapixel cameraphone with a built in MP3 player, FM Radio and Bluetooth. The Pantech PG-8000 will initially be released in Russia...
Posted by Darren at 12:58 AM

May 10, 2005

Camera phones - Essential Business Tools

The Chicago Tribune has a great article on the way in which camera phones are becoming more and more popular with businesses as a technology that can enhance their core business: 'Teenagers may be today's biggest camera phone enthusiasts,...
Posted by Darren at 06:17 PM

Audiovox SMT 5600 Picture Preview

Engadget has a good hands on photo preview of the new Audiovox SMT-5600 phone. The Audiovox SMT-5600 features a 176 x 220 pixel 65,000 color TFT, a Mini SD card slot, Bluetooth and aVGA camera. It is billed as...
Posted by Darren at 05:25 PM

Pantech to Buy Siemens Phone Division?

'Koreas third-largest handset maker Pantech could take over Germanys Siemens AGs cell phone unit as well after agreeing to buy SK Teletech from Koreas largest mobile operator SK Telecom, the Korea Economic Daily reported in its Friday online edition.'...
Posted by Darren at 05:12 PM

Samsung SCH-S270

Akihabara News has information on the Samsung SCH-S270 Music on Demand Cell phone. 'So this is the SCH-S270, an MP3 compatible phone that connects on the 3G (CDMA) network, and that can (legally) download music to listen to on...
Posted by Darren at 04:54 PM

May 06, 2005

infoSync World : Review Centre : Nokia 6680

infoSync World reviews the Nokia 6680 and writes - 'Whether the Nokia 6680 is an improvement over its predecessor, the 6630, is entirely a matter of preference. For slightly more money, you get dual cameras and an improved standby...
Posted by Darren at 10:58 AM

Girl Shamed by Camera Phone Sex Romp

'A GIRL has been humiliated after a sex romp she filmed on a mobile phone was leaked on to the internet. Shamed Jade Davidson, 19, has been afraid to leave home and was sacked from her job at a...
Posted by Darren at 12:14 AM

Girls snap cell phone photo in subway and run for cops

'A subway pervert was caught in a flash yesterday by feisty Catholic schoolgirls armed with a cell phone camera in Queens, cops and witnesses said. The suspect sicko flashed the teens twice last week as they rode the F...
Posted by Darren at 12:13 AM

May 05, 2005

Samsung E720 Review - BIOS

BIOS reviews the Samsung E720 MP3 Phoneand writes - 'Samsung's new clamshell tri-band mobile phone is one of the highest specified models around, excluding some smartphones and 3G phones. Designed more for consumers rather than business users who need...
Posted by Darren at 08:39 AM

May 04, 2005

Thugs Film Girl Attack on Phone - Happy Slapping

'A GANG of 20 thugs took photographs of a 13-year-old girl on their mobile phones as she was punched and kicked. Terrified Rose Archer was attacked at a bus stop on her way back from the fair at 8.30pm....
Posted by Darren at 11:52 PM

Camera phone sales increased by 200%

'According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, 257 million camera phones were shipped worldwide, representing 38 percent of total handset sales, in 2004. This was up sharply from 84 million, or 16 percent of total, in 2003. Camera...
Posted by Darren at 08:35 AM

May 03, 2005

Motorola i275

The Motorola i275 is a VGA camera phone with a 128 x 128 pixel screen (65,000 colors) and Java. It is an updated version of the i265 and will be picked up by Nextel at a price of $99.99...
Posted by Darren at 08:42 PM

Motorola A780

Mobile Burn reviews the Motorola A780 and writes - 'Motorola's A780 is the company's latest Linux smartphone that sports improvements over the previous A768i such as a 1.3 megapixel camera, a TransFlash memory card slot, support for EDGE networks,...
Posted by Darren at 02:39 PM

Samsung A800

The Samsung A800 phone has camcorder and printing functionality built into its slider design. It features a 2 megapixel digital camera, business card scanner speech automatic dictation input and a 320 x 240 pixel 262 color screen. The A800...
Posted by Darren at 12:13 AM

May 02, 2005

Samsung SGH-E720

The Samsung SGH-E720 is a dual display GSM/GPRS 900/1800/1900 flip phone. It has an internal antenna and features a 1 megapixel camera (with built in flash), 4x digital zoom, Bluetooth, 88 megabytes of internal memory, 206k TFT screen (176x220 pixels)...
Posted by Darren at 11:08 PM

May 01, 2005

Bug-eyed lens may mean slimmer camera phones

'The multitude of lenses that make up an insect's eye is providing inspiration for a new generation of super-slim camera phone. Conventional camera lenses cannot be shrunk below a few millimetres in thickness before reducing the field of view....
Posted by Darren at 05:52 PM

Calls for Camera Phones to be Banned at Golf

'ERNIE ELS last night called on golf chiefs to ban cameras and mobile phones at all major tournaments. The world No.3 snapped after being tormented by the sound of ring tones and clicking cameras throughout his second round of...
Posted by Darren at 05:50 PM