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June 30, 2005

Employee Subject of "Phone Sex Video" Inquiry

From BBC News: "A woman has been suspended over claims that mobile phone clips of her having sex were seen by hundreds of colleagues. The Swansea-based Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) worker was said to have downloaded clips to...
Posted by BJ at 11:46 AM

Fujifilm to offer printing and photo sharing with Nextel

Fujifilm has announced that it will be putting printers in retail stores to offer direct printing from your phone at 3,100 major retailers like Wolf Camera, Sam's Club (Walmart), Ritz Camera and more. It requires a multimedia-messaging-enabled phone and your...
Posted by at 02:32 AM

June 29, 2005

Nokia Delays N90 Camera Phone

Nokia announced today that it will be delaying the release of its N90 camera phone. Originally scheduled for release around mid-June, its introduction will now be delayed for several weeks. The N90 camera phone, which Nokia unveiled on April 27,...
Posted by BJ at 05:59 AM

LG Debuts 5 Megapixel Camera phone plus 5 others

LG is on a roll with the release of 6 new phones, including a very high end camera phone at 5 megapixels: "The slick five-megapixel handset, a super-slim handheld at just 18mm, features a digital camera, an auto focus CCD...
Posted by at 12:45 AM

June 28, 2005

Samsung Announces 5 Mega-pixel CMOS Image Sensor

New technology allows for sharper images in small camera phones: "Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the leader in advanced semiconductor technology, today announced that is has completed development of a CMOS image sensor -- the S5K2E1FX -- with 5 megapixel (2,608...
Posted by BJ at 01:40 PM

Pantech Intorduces new "Complete Convergence Device", the PG-6100

Pantach, who is a leader in the Camera Phone industry, has introduced their latest phone which they are calling a "Complete Convergence Device". It comes with a very nice 2 megapixel camera and features that are quickly becoming standards in...
Posted by at 04:45 AM

June 27, 2005

Camera Phone Records Sex Attack

"A group of youths sexually assaulted a girl while filming it on a camera phone, it was reported today. The incident was uncovered after a teenage bank worker in Glasgow showed the graphic video footage to horrified colleagues. The victim...
Posted by BJ at 02:36 AM

June 25, 2005

Microsoft Planning to Dominate Smartphone Market

Microsoft is set to lead the smartphone market within three years. According to InformationWeek: "The chief of Microsoft's mobile and embedded division is promising something that seems counterintuitive: a complex suite of features in a smart phone that's cheap and...
Posted by BJ at 12:55 AM

June 23, 2005

Malicious Cell Phone Software Predicted for 2007

Experts are predicting cell phone users are safe from a major virus outbreak for the next 18 months or so. "Despite this intense vendor- and media-driven speculation--and several well-publicized hoaxes--the necessary conditions required for viruses or worms to pose a...
Posted by BJ at 01:38 AM

All on One or Globals

I just read a post over at the Motley Fool and the debate is, which is better? An all in one device or a device that is specialized, like a Digital Camera or PDA. The article seems to lean towards...
Posted by at 12:31 AM

June 22, 2005

Camera Phone Helps Nab Conman

'Until recently, Mohan Shukla, an officer with the Excise Department, thought the cellphone he bought for his younger daughter Prachi was an extravagance and a ��nuisance��. But after the 25-year-old MCom student used the same phone to photograph a scamster...
Posted by BJ at 10:04 AM

June 21, 2005

Nokia Adds 2 Mega-Pixel Camera Phone

Nokia announced the release of seven new phone models, including the 6270, a slide-open 2 mega-pixel camera phone. "We don't see it as an mp3 player substitute, camera substitute, etc., but if you are only going to have one device...
Posted by BJ at 03:45 AM

Camera Phones waging war on Digital Cameras

Despite some negative or outright pessimistic predictions by the Digital Camera camp, Camera Phones are winning ground. "During the Seoul Digital Forum 2004, Derek Lidow, chief executive of U.S.-based high-tech consultant iSuppli, foretold the pixel count war would finish at...
Posted by at 01:06 AM

June 18, 2005

SCH-V770 Samsung's 7 megapixel camera phone outside of Korea

The Samsung SCH-V770 has seen a lot of news, especially since the camera in the phone is a whopping 7 megapixels! This is the first time the camera has been shown outside of Korea and is a good indication that...
Posted by at 03:05 AM

June 17, 2005

Take Better Pictures With Your Camera Phone

Camera phones are pretty handy to have for taking quick, often unexpected pictures, but are there ways to improve the quality of the pictures you take with your camera phone? PCWorld has an article which shows you five ways you...
Posted by BJ at 02:57 PM

June 14, 2005

Sony Ericsson Introduces Fashionable Camera Phone Z520a

Sony Ericsson introduced its new fashionable camera phone, the Z520a, today with features including Bluetooth, special light effects, a VGA camera, a media player and 3D gaming: Sony Ericsson today announced a fashion-conscious camera phone that works worldwide. The high-tech...
Posted by BJ at 05:25 AM

Nokia Turns to Open Source for Smartphone Browser

Nokia has announced that it will be using the same open source components in its Series 60 Smartphone platform as used by Apple in its Safari browser: "Nokia announced today that it is using best-of-breed open source software as the...
Posted by BJ at 05:18 AM

Samsung Launches 5MP Digital Camera Phone (SPH-V7800)

Samsun is on a roll. They've announced the release of a 5 megapixel camera phone. The phone looks a little bulky with the zoom lense, but if you want better pictures in an all-in-one device then this thing looks pretty...
Posted by at 12:33 AM

Samsung Electronics to release the i300 with 3GB HDD

Samsung has been the leader in the market with a 1.5GB phone for quite some time, but they've raised the bar again. With this kind of storage you can play mp3's, record video and shoot hundreds of high resolution pictures....
Posted by at 12:27 AM

June 11, 2005

Schools to ban Mobile Phones

Teachers are calling for a ban of cell phones, especially camera phones, as fears about abuse mount. Some teachers are upset that Parent / Teacher meetings can be secretly recorded using the phones, which often get out of hand. Others...
Posted by at 06:07 AM

AmacroX Super Wide Camera Phone Lens

Modtown reviews the AmacroX Super Wide Camera Phone Lens and says: "Camera mobile phone brand is not a factor when purchasing an AmacroX lens, its design of using steel rings and a magnet means that almost any camera mobile phone...
Posted by BJ at 03:28 AM

June 09, 2005

Sierra Wireless Cancels Voq Smartphone

Sierra Wireless announced its plans to sell off or terminate its Voq Professional Phone initiative. According to president and CEO David Sutcliffe: "These actions are designed to focus the company on the core areas of our business where we have...
Posted by BJ at 10:13 AM

June 08, 2005

Dieting with Your Camera Phone

MyFoodPhone, an innovative new diet and nutrition service, uses the camera phone to provide users with an indepth analysis of their nutritional intake and advice on making dietary improvements: ... a new dieting service called MyFoodPhone, which uses camera phones...
Posted by BJ at 12:41 PM

Sony Ericsson Introduces New Camea Phone - V600i 3G

Sony Ericsson has releases specs for their latest camera phone, the V600i 3G, which can be used as a normal handheld phone or turned horizontal and used as a 1.3 megapixel camera. The phone has an impressive list of...
Posted by at 05:39 AM

June 07, 2005

Sony Ericsson V600i 3G Phone

Sony Ericsson has releases specs for their latest camera phone, the V600i 3G, which can be used as a normal handheld phone or turned horizontal and used as a 1.3 megapixel camera. The phone has an impressive list of...
Posted by Darren at 06:56 PM

Students bullied by camera phones

Guardian Unlimited is reporting that kids are using their camera phones to bully each other around. Taking snap shots at embarrassing times and threatening to send them to others. One of the worst cases was when a boy sent out...
Posted by at 12:48 PM

Nethra Imaging Taking Camera Phones to 3 Megapixels

Nethra Imaging is developing a new chipset to take cameras embedded in phones to 3 megapixel. The new chipsets will focus on using lower power and delivering higher resolution pictures. According to the company press release "camera phone market is...
Posted by at 11:52 AM

June 06, 2005

Intel Plans to Introduce Second-Generation Processor

Intel anticipates it will ship more than 30 million cell phone processors this year, after its intended release of its new second-generation cell phone processor later this year. While its first-generation cell phone processor failed to meet performance expectations, Intel...
Posted by BJ at 05:00 AM

June 04, 2005

Student TV network to launch MMS service

'National youth channel SUBtv is set to launch an MMS-to-screen facility across its university network, which hopes will provide a new advertising channel for brands to reach the student market. The service, to launch in September for the new academic...
Posted by BJ at 06:13 AM

June 02, 2005

Siemens C75

The C75 from Siemens Communications is a functional yet attractive mobile phone that suits all budgets. This companion is extremely lightweight and compact and fits snugly into your pocket. With this modern tri-band mobile phone, users can stay in...
Posted by Darren at 11:34 PM

Hospitals to ban camera phone use

'Hospital bosses across the Black Country are banning visitors from taking photographs without official permission amid fears the craze for mobile phone cameras is threatening people's privacy. Health chiefs in Walsall and Dudley have taken similar new rules on...
Posted by Darren at 12:00 AM