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September 30, 2005

Toshiba 803

The Toshiba 803 features an external music player, allowing users easy access to music on the move. The external 1.3inch screen displays artist names, song length and other details so users can find and play music at a glance, as...
Posted by BJ at 02:29 PM

Camera Phone Tripod

Here's something that might help improve your camera phone picture snapping skills: how about a tripod designed specifically for camera phones? The Cellpod is a quick-attach and quick release tripod for camera phones. It's small enough to fit in your...
Posted by BJ at 02:06 PM

PhotoChannel Partners With Summus for One-Hour Photofinishing

"PhotoChannel Networks announced it has formed a partnership with Summus Inc., a leading provider of mobile media applications. Through the integration of Summus' mobile photo services infrastructure and the PNI Digital Media Platform, the over 8,000 retail locations serviced by...
Posted by BJ at 01:57 PM

Sprint PPC 6700 Review - Matt Maier, Broadband Blog

Matt Maier reviews Sprint's PPC 6700 at Om Malik's Broadband Blog, and writes, "As it turns out, the 6700 may be the best-designed and implemented PDA phone to date. I spent the last four days testing the 6700 encountering no...
Posted by BJ at 01:50 PM

Kyocera Clik KX20

Kyocera Clik KX20 features the popular clamshell design with a front-facing VGA camera lens so users can quickly and easily capture spontaneous moments without having to worry about moving the phone around or adjusting fingers away from the lens. An...
Posted by BJ at 01:37 PM

Verizon Customers Can Pre-Register for LG VX9800

"Available exclusively to Verizon Wireless customers, the VX9800 uses advanced wireless technology and design to offer a complete multimedia entertainment experience along with the latest in wireless phone communication. Whether streaming news and sports video highlights on Verizon Wireless' V...
Posted by BJ at 01:21 PM

September 29, 2005

Kyocera KX160 Xcursion

A new clamshell from Kyocera Wireless, the Xcursion KX160 features Bluetooth wireless technology for hands-free talking as well as a VGA camera with flash, 5x digital zoom and dedicated external camera buttons, all in a stylish compact design. For optimal...
Posted by BJ at 02:32 PM

Kyocera KX5 Slider Remix

This sleek, stylish phone has a built-in music player, so you can be your own DJ wherever you go. Add to that a digital zoom camera and video capabilities, and you're guaranteed to always be in touch. Measuring 1.88 in...
Posted by BJ at 02:10 PM

Motorola C261

This super thin handset with the large, vibrant color display keeps you in touch with your world via Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS), Instant Messaging (IM), Internet access and speakerphone. Promising to balance your work with some play, the mobile offers...
Posted by BJ at 01:44 PM

Nokia Begins Shipping the N70 Smartphone

Nokia has started shipping the Nokia N70 smartphone, which they initially announced in April. 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...
Posted by BJ at 07:00 AM

Motorola i275 Now Available at SouthernLINC

SouthernLINC Wireless, a Southern Company (NYSE: SO), today announced the availability of the Motorola i275 phone. The monolith phone features a digital camera, adding a visual element to communications. When used with LINC View(R)*, it transmits My Info(R) contents, pictures,...
Posted by BJ at 06:52 AM

September 28, 2005

Sony Ericsson W800i Walkman Phone Review - GearLive

GearLive reviews the SonyEricsson W800i Walkman phone, and finds that, "It�s really a damn shame that the price and relative obscurity of the phone (local retail electronics stores had never heard of it and marveled when they saw it) will...
Posted by BJ at 11:37 AM

Samsung P207 Review - SmartPhoneToday

SmartPhoneToday.com reviews the Samsung P207 and writes, " What's new is that it also lets you dictate text messages to send via the cellular operator's short message service (SMS). It translates your spoken words into text on the screen as...
Posted by BJ at 11:23 AM

Intellisync Support for Nokia 9300 Smartphone and 9500 Communicator

"Intellisync Corporation, the leader in platform-independent wireless messaging and mobile software, today announced that Intellisync software will support the Nokia 9300 smartphone and 9500 Communicator. The announcement is yet another step in Intellisync's march towards ubiquitous mobile computing, and supports...
Posted by BJ at 11:15 AM

Motorola i930 Smartphone

Sprint Nextel and Motorola Inc. today announced plans to offer the i930, a compact clamshell device from Motorola featuring the Windows Mobile based Smartphone operating system. Packed with domestic and international voice, data and walkie-talkie capabilities, Sprint's newest Motorola iDEN�...
Posted by BJ at 11:06 AM

Splashblog - Free Photoblogging Service

SplashData, Inc., the leading developer of virtual wallet application mobile devices, announced that its award winning SplashBlog photoblogging solution is now available for additional mobile devicesWindows Mobile and existing Palm OS version and web photo-hosting service. Further, the company is...
Posted by BJ at 10:53 AM

September 27, 2005

Nokia 3250

Do a triple take with the Nokia 3250 phone. One twist of the wrist and it becomes a music player with memory expandable up to 1 GB for up to 750 songs. Rip tracks from your CDs using Nokia...
Posted by BJ at 09:23 AM

September 26, 2005

Music Video Shot With Camera Phones

It was bound to happen. Reuters reports that the video for the Presidents' "Some Postman", from their latest album, "Love Everybody", was filmed using only Sony-Ericsson video phones. Read the full story here....
Posted by BJ at 12:57 PM

Catching a Concert? Don't Forget Your Camera Phone!

Splintered Channels has an interesting post about how camera phones have changed the concert scene. Instead of the flickering flames from lighters held aloft by 1000s of fans: "I saw thousands of glowing blue lights. A wall of mini-screens capturing...
Posted by BJ at 05:23 AM

September 25, 2005

Camera phone enters new creative territory

'Billboard has learned that rock band the Presidents of the United States of America shot its latest video using only mobile phone cameras. The video for the track Some Postman, culled from the band's last studio album, Love Everybody,...
Posted by Darren at 11:15 PM

Motorola RAZR 2

HowardChui.com has pictures of the new rumored 1.3 megapixel Motorola RAZR 2 which they report has the following features: 'According to member Integra-t the Razr2 will include: * Stereo music through Bluetooth * iTunes w/ 100 song limit *...
Posted by Darren at 10:33 PM

September 23, 2005

Sprint PPC-6700 Review - Newsfactor

Newsfactor reviews the Sprint PPC-6700, and writes, "The camera, which can take quality still photos and capture video, will be of some interest to business users, although the major target audience for this feature is consumers. One of the handset's...
Posted by BJ at 11:41 AM

LG CL400

The CL400 is one of the industry's first UMA-enabled cellular/Wi-Fi phones designed for Fixed-Mobile Convergence (FMC) solutions. The CL400 is a camera/MP3 phone that offers GSM/GPRS and tri-band (850/1800/1900) capabilities for global operation with Wi-Fi (802.11b/g) connectivity. In the future,...
Posted by BJ at 11:17 AM

We Want More Battery Life, Study Shows

According to a study conducted by TNS, longer battery life tops the list of features consumers would like from their cell phones and PDAs. Consumers are also interested in their phones having high resolution cameras: "Over 75 percent of mobile...
Posted by BJ at 11:05 AM

September 22, 2005

Orange SPV M5000

The Orange SPV M5000 is a 3G PDA that can be used to make and receive voice calls; it's even got a mega-pixel camera and a screen that you can turn through 180 degrees. Battery life - talk time 5.0...
Posted by BJ at 12:08 PM

Toshiba TS 921 Review - TrustedReviews

TrustedReviews reviews the Toshiba TS 921, and writes, “The Toshiba TS 921 is a good phone in many respects but overall it feels like a first effort by 3G newcomer Toshiba. While competitors are shrinking down their 3G phones, Toshiba...
Posted by BJ at 11:53 AM

Samsung SCH-i730 Review - SmartPhoneToday

SmartPhoneToday reviews the Samsung SCH-i730, and writes, "The Samsung SCH-i730 is an excellent phone, but the problems it has stem from having loads of features but not organizing them very well. It feels like the designers fit a comprehensive wish...
Posted by BJ at 09:30 AM

Man Charged: Secretly Photographing Child

Out and about with your children? Camera phones may require you to practice more awareness of who’s around, and what they might be doing: "A 33-year-old Toronto man is facing 18 charges of mischief and criminal harassment after police released...
Posted by BJ at 09:19 AM

NEC's Thinnest Fold-Type Mobile Phone

NEC Corporation today announced that it has launched the world's thinnest fold-Type mobile phone with mega-pixel camera on the Hong Kong market. Following this, the ultra-thin model will also be introduced in Italy, Russia, Australia and China, among others.NEC's proprietary,...
Posted by BJ at 09:07 AM

September 20, 2005

New Technology Takes Aim at Camera Phones and Privacy

CNET has an article about a new technology developed by the Georgia Institute of Technology that takes aim digital phone shots taken secretly. The technology can detect a digital camera up to 33 feet away, and zaps a targeted light...
Posted by BJ at 11:52 AM

Siemens SXG75

The future of mobile communications has begun: Equipped with a GPS module and navigation software, the SXG75 has everything necessary for innovative location-based services. Siemens’ new mobile presents multimedia at UMTS speed. This high-tech third-generation mobile telephony device will be...
Posted by BJ at 11:28 AM

Siemens SFG75

The Siemens SG75 is less than 10 centimeters long and is full of surprises. This elegant mobile phone comprises email and organizer functions, Internet access as well as a high-quality 1.3-megapixel camera and a second camera for video calls. Entertainment...
Posted by BJ at 11:08 AM

Smartphone Market - Where is it going?

Wondering whether smartphones, with all their possibilities, will take off anytime soon and approach the popularity of regular camera phones? FinancialExpress tackles this question and concludes, "Smartphones are definitely here to stay. However, the adoption of smartphones will only increase...
Posted by BJ at 10:59 AM

Sony Ericsson K600i - infoSync World

infoSync World reviews the Sony Ericsson K600i, and finds a decent 1.3 MP camera slightly marred by a terrible keypad, writing, "The Sony Ericsson K600i is certainly impressive in terms of handset size and video call performance. Unfortunately, a horrible...
Posted by BJ at 10:49 AM

September 18, 2005

Nokia 6265i

Nokia 6265i Specifications Band CDMA 800/1900Mhz, AMPS 800Mhz Data 1xRTT Size 98mm x 48mm x 22mm (3.9 x 1.9 x .87) Weight 126g (4.4oz) Battery Life 288 hours stand by time 3.5 hours talk time Main Display 262k color...
Posted by Darren at 11:45 PM

Sprint PPC-6700

Experience the powerful and feature-rich Sprint PCS VisionSM Smart Device PPC-6700, the first Pocket PC Phone Edition device on Windows Mobile 5.0 Software available in the U.S. It’s the newest mobile device platform from Microsoft®. With an exciting new form...
Posted by BJ at 12:49 PM

Virgin Mobile/Audiovox (UTStarcom) - The Snapper

Virgin Mobile USA's "The Snapper" camera phone by UTStarcom is set to hit shelves this month. It is the first Virgin Mobile handset to offer the AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) service, giving customers the power to chat in real time...
Posted by BJ at 12:34 PM

September 17, 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 contact...
Posted by BJ at 01:14 PM

September 16, 2005

Scan Documents with Your Camera Phone?

New software being developed by NEC, in conjunction with the Nara Institute of Science and Technology in Japan, will permit the scanning of entire documents by sweeping your camera phone across the page: "... with the new software entire documents...
Posted by BJ at 12:33 PM

Nokia 9300 Smartphone

While it's been available in Europe for several months now, Nokia is expected to debut the Nokia 9300 Smartphone in the U.S. this fall. Nokia 9300 Reviews Newfactor reviews the Nokia 9300, and notes that Cingular will be offering the...
Posted by BJ at 11:41 AM

September 15, 2005

Orange SPV M500 Review - infoSync World

infosync World reviews the Orange SPV M500 and writes - 'As the market currently stands, the Orange SPV M500 is an impressive stab at compressing a powerful operating system into a perfectly pocketable package. Granted, compromises have been made along...
Posted by Darren at 09:52 PM

Sharp 903 Review - MobileBurn

Mobile Burn reviews the Sharp 903 (SX833) camera phone and writes - 'The SX833 serves as reasonable upgrade for SX813 users. Most notable are the camera and redesigned GUI. A lot of problems are still left unresolved, the theme...
Posted by Darren at 09:10 PM

Cell-phone sex videos swiped

'Police arrested yesterday the owner of an Athens mobile-phone dealership suspected of selling amateur sex videos and photographs he had downloaded from cellular phones brought to his store for repairs. Police said the 44-year-old man downloaded thousands of videos...
Posted by Darren at 03:00 PM

Motorola ROKR E1 Question and Answer Review

Engadget has a really worthwhile question and answer post on the new Motorola ROKR E1 where they take a good look at the new iTunes handset: 'What is the quality of the stereo speakers? Is the stereo separation in...
Posted by Darren at 02:57 PM

September 14, 2005

Sony Ericsson P910i with Blackberry Connect

"(CCNMatthews) Optus, Sony Ericsson and Research In Motion (RIM) today announced the availability of the new P910i smartphone with BlackBerry(B) ConnectTM in Australia. The P910i smartphone provides consumers with advanced voice and data capabilities and the latest in telephony convergence....
Posted by BJ at 12:28 AM

Chinese Smartphone Market Forecasts

According to a new report released by Research and Markets: "Along with the big development of wireless data services, the smartphone market in China has also developed greatly. It is forecast that shipments will reach 32 million units by 2009....
Posted by BJ at 12:19 AM

T-Mobile Launches Nokia 6101

T-Mobile launches the Nokia 6101 camera phone: Nokia 6101 details Classic Nokia functionality and reliability in a flip phone. The Nokia 6101 combines the features you need with the form-factor you want: dual color displays, a camera that can shoot...
Posted by BJ at 12:16 AM

Consumers Want to Print Camera Phone Pictures

"Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc. today released findings from a camera phone behavior study completed by NPD Techworld, a division of the NPD Group, Inc., revealing that 44.6 percent of participants said they have taken pictures with their camera phone...
Posted by BJ at 12:09 AM

September 13, 2005

Toshiba TS10

TS 10 highlights The TS 10 combines innovative design with an unusual finish to produce a mobile handset unique within the European marketplace. The product is also one of the slimmest phones on the market. Phone Ultra thin clamshell...
Posted by Darren at 09:55 PM

Treo 650 Smartphone Launched on Movistar Network

"(Business Wire) Palm, Inc., a leader in mobile computing, and Movistar, owned by Telefonica Moviles of Spain, are offering the latest Movistar corporate solution, Oficina movistar, on the Palm(R) Treo(TM) 650 smartphone in the Mexican market. The solution provides professionals...
Posted by BJ at 12:40 AM

2D Barcode: More Potential Camera Phone Uses

Looking to do more with your camera phone? New two dimensional barcode technology has the potential to increase the number of ways you can use your camera phone: "With the advent of the two-dimension (2D) barcode, the way some people...
Posted by BJ at 12:36 AM

Sony Ericsson K608i Review - infoSync World

Infosync World reviews the Sony Ericsson K608i which it gives a rating of 85%. They write - 'The Sony Ericsson K608i is certainly impressive in terms of handset size and video call performance. Unfortunately, a horrible keypad mars an...
Posted by Darren at 12:34 AM

LG AX5000

Alltel, owner and operator of the nation's largest wireless network, is now offering the LG AX5000 wireless phone featuring a camera with built-in flash and speakerphone. "The LG AX5000 phone offers customers a stylish, compact camera phone with feature-rich applications...
Posted by BJ at 12:32 AM

September 10, 2005

Parents see dying son in phone video

'The parents of a teenager who was killed in a gratuitous, unprovoked attack have seen video footage of their dying son taken on a mobile phone. Triston Christmas's killer, 18-year-old Gary Roper, was jailed for two and a half...
Posted by Darren at 05:40 PM

September 09, 2005

Motorola ROKR E1 Hands on Review - MobileTracker

Mobile Tracker has a hands on review of the soon to be released Motorola ROKR E1 and writes - 'Our biggest gripe with the phone is that the OS just feels sluggish. Typically at these events that can happen...
Posted by Darren at 11:39 PM

KODAK EASYSHARE Printer

New printer releases from KODAK: "Building on its highly successful line of EASYSHARE printer docks, Eastman Kodak Company today significantly grew its at-home printing presence by introducing three innovative products, including universal models that make real KODAK pictures from nearly...
Posted by BJ at 03:31 AM

i-mate JASJAR Mini-Laptop Phone

"i-mate, the specialists in Microsoft� Windows Mobile� devices and applications, are pleased to announce the advent of a new level in high-speed mobile experience with the launch of the i-mate� JASJAR. This ultimate device allows users to enjoy powerful internet...
Posted by BJ at 03:24 AM

Cycle Calculator for Women

Soundtells offers a Cycle Calculator for women, for use with smartphones, to help predict ovulation and increase the probability of pregnancy: Features: * Easy-to-use calendar predicts ovulation date and dates with increased probability of pregnancy. * Vacation planner - scroll...
Posted by BJ at 03:05 AM

September 08, 2005

Motorola ROKR E1

The Motorola ROKR E1 is finally official after months of speculation and promises from Apple and Motorola. The world's first phone with integrated iTunes is finally here. The ROKR E1 is a Tri-Band GSM phone, has a 100 song...
Posted by Darren at 08:12 AM

Samsung SGH-E635 now available

Delivering big features in a small device with a stylish design, Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung) and T-Mobile USA, Inc., today announced the availability of their smallest slider phone available, the SGH-e635. This little device packs a powerful punch of features...
Posted by BJ at 05:11 AM

September 07, 2005

Casio W31CA - 3.2 Megapixels

The Casio W31CA is a 3.2 megapixel handset that incorporates a 2.6 inch QVGA display, GPS navigation, video capture, document reader (it views Word, Excel, Powerpoint and PDF documents). The W31CA measures 51x103x28mm and weighs 143 grams. Of course...
Posted by Darren at 08:58 PM

280 Million Camera Phones are Forecast to be Sold Worldwide in 2005

Research and Markets has announced the addition of The Taiwanese Compact Camera Module Industry, 3Q 2005 to their offering. Worldwide mobile phone handset sales continued to rise in 2005; at the same time, the leading international handset vendors were...
Posted by Darren at 06:21 PM

Nokia N80

Slashphone has pictures of what could potentially be a new Nokia slide phone - possibly called the Nokia N80. The word is that the Nokia N80 would be a 3 megapixel camera phone with not one but two calls....
Posted by Darren at 01:43 PM

Forecast: Camera Phones to take 40% of Global Market

According to Research and Markets: "Worldwide mobile phone handset sales continued to rise in 2005; at the same time, the leading international handset vendors were increasing the share of new handset models equipped with camera modules. It is anticipated that...
Posted by BJ at 10:39 AM

United Customer? Win a Free Smartphone

"United, Palm and Cingular Wireless are helping to keep customers connected when they travel. Customers will receive a free Palm� Treo(TM) 650 smartphone when they book a paid, qualifying roundtrip or one-way flight of $500 or more on United�, United...
Posted by BJ at 09:36 AM

"Ghost" Captured on Camera Phone

"A CHINESE newspaper has printed what is claimed to be images of a ghost captured by man using a mobile phone camera. China Press, displaying a series of four pictures, said three men reported seeing the �ghost' walk past while...
Posted by BJ at 02:12 AM

Cellon Builds Phone Platform with Trolltech's Qtopia

Trolltech announced today that its Qtopia(R) software for Linux-based mobile phones is the application development foundation for Cellon International's new C8000 handset platform: "The Cellon C8000 platform is designed for wireless handsets that offer full multimedia capabilities, including a media...
Posted by BJ at 01:00 AM

Venture Funding for Realeyes3D

"Realeyes3D, the pioneer of handwritten messaging and provider of embedded applications and wireless services for camera phones, announced today that it has secured �7.5 million (USD 9.3 million) in venture capital in an over-subscribed second round of financing led by...
Posted by BJ at 12:09 AM

September 06, 2005

Motorola Selects Decuma Japanese Handwriting Technology

"Zi Corporation, a leading provider of intelligent interface solutions, today announced at PMN's Mobile User Experience (MEX) event in London that its advanced handwriting recognition solution, Decuma� Japanese, is embedded in the newly launched FOMATM M1000 3G smartphone, now available...
Posted by BJ at 11:56 PM

Sony Ericsson W800i Review - Hardware Zone

Hardware Zone reviews the Sony Ericsson W800i and writes - 'Will potential W800i buyers make the switch from a regular mobile phone to a petite and manageable Pocket PC Phone granted the petty price difference? There's no real hard and...
Posted by Darren at 09:57 AM

Opera browser debuts in T-Mobile Smartphone

"Opera Software, global leader in Web browser technologies, and T-Mobile agreed on equipping the new T-Mobile SDA II Windows Mobile Smartphone with the Opera browser as part of T-Mobile's "Web'n'Walk" offering. The SDA II is the first commercial deployment of...
Posted by BJ at 02:50 AM

Travelers: when and when not to use camera phone

Travelers need to be cautious and aware of when they can and cannot use their camera phones these days. According to CNN, several countries have banned or limited the use of camera phones in specific situations: South Korea, Japan, Thailand,...
Posted by BJ at 02:38 AM

September 05, 2005

Nokia N90 Review - Manila Bulletin

Manila Bulletin Online reviews the Nokia N90 Camera phone and writes -'Indeed, the Nokia N90s selling points are the 2 mega-pixel camera and its unrivaled high-resolution displays but it is mainly a 3G phone that works on GSM 900/1800/1900...
Posted by Darren at 12:58 PM

September 04, 2005

Samsung SCH-V7400

The Samsung SCH-V7400 is a 1.3 megapixel CDMA camera phone. The Samsung SCH-V7400 features Bluetooth, MP3 Player (with external audio playback buttons) and measures just 17.6mm. Expect to only see it in Korea....
Posted by Darren at 10:21 PM

Samsung E888

Phoney World has news of the world's smallest handset - the Samsung E888. They write - 'Samsung has announced the worlds smallest cell phone. Labelled as the E888, the phone weighs 88 grams and most importantly has dimensions of...
Posted by Darren at 10:02 PM

LG9800 Verizon Review - Gizmodo

Gizmodo has a brief hands on review of the LG9800 from Verizon and writes - 'Just got a preproduction LG9800 Verizon uni itn hand and so far, Im likin it. A flip phone with a full QWERTY keyboard, this...
Posted by Darren at 09:51 PM

Sagem My X6-2

Pocket Lint reviews the Sagem My X6-2 mobile phone and writes - 'It would be fair to say that this phone is an under achiever, that will no doubt be the free contract offering from Vodafone and other operators...
Posted by Darren at 09:38 PM

September 02, 2005

Samsung SCH-i730 Review - CNET Reviews

CNET reviews the Samsung SCH-i730 and writes - 'The Samsung SCH-i730 for Verizon Wireless manages a pretty impressive feat: It shrinks a Windows Mobile-based smart phone into a form factor that actually fits comfortably in your pants pocket and includes...
Posted by Darren at 12:57 AM

Samsung PM-A840

Mobile Tracker has news of the Samsung PM-A840 a handset that was announced by Sprint Nextel today in the US. The Samsung PM0840 is a CDMA clamshell style phone with a VGA camera, speakerphone and 65,000 color display. Mobile...
Posted by Darren at 12:53 AM

Samsung e635

Slide into style! The compact Samsung e635 is sure to turn heads when you slide it open to reveal a phone packed with features including a high-resolution camera with 4x digital zoom and a large, bright color display. See...
Posted by Darren at 12:48 AM

Orange SPV C550 review - infoSync World

InfoSync World reviews the Orange SPV C550 and writes - 'For music afficionados, the SPV C550 might be the best alternative yet - even better than the Sony Ericsson W800i due to its MP3 and WMA support, although it...
Posted by Darren at 12:35 AM