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October 30, 2005

Tips for Improving Your Camera Phone Pics

Kevin Ebi has an article on five ways to improve your camera phone pictures. As most of us know, pictures from a camera phone aren't likely to beat pictures taken from a fully loaded digital camera, but how many of...
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October 29, 2005

Latest Forecast Predicts Substantial Growth in Camera Phone Market

In an update to be published in today's edition of its Mobile Imaging Report continuous information service Future Image is announcing that, following discussions with a number of industry players at its just completed Mobile Imaging Summit executive conference (Monterey,...
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Make Music Videos on Your Nokia Camera Phone

muvee Technologies' latest stylePack, features 5 party-themed styles for making quick, personalized music videos on various Nokia camera phone models. Using Nokia's embedded Movie Director application, camera phone users can instantly and automatically turn their unedited phone video clips and...
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Sony Ericsson W550 Review - Infosync

Infosync reviews the Sony Ericsson W550 and says, about the camera on the phone: "The Sony Ericsson W550 snaps stills at a resolution of 1.3 Megapixels with good white balance, and performs well under poorly lit conditions when using the...
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PiTech I-10

The PiTech I-10 is the first Palm OS smartphone to include a 3 megapixel camera. The camera features auto focus and anti-handshaking, and can take still photos and MEPG4 video. PiTech I-10 Phone Features: * 3-megapixel camera with auto focus...
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October 28, 2005

iKids Phone with GPS Reciever

Dutch telco KPM has introduced a mobile phone specially made for young children. The iKid phone comes with a GPS receiver that "remains working even when the phone isn't activated. Parents can select three 'safety zones', areas where their children...
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Sony Ericsson K750 vs. Nokia N90 Comparison Review - Mobile Burn

Mobile Burn has conducted an interesting "2MP cameraphone shootout", putting the Sony Ericsson K750's camera head to head against the Nokia N90 and its Carl Zeiss optics. An indepth look at the cameras on the two phones, with lots of...
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Nokia 8800

Pocket-lint reviews the Nokia 8800, and has this to say about the camera: "The camera too lacks punch and while manufacturers rush to get bigger and better cameras in their phone’s Nokia has opted for a lowly 0.5 megapixels for...
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October 27, 2005

Samsung SCH-M600 - Officially Unveiled

Samsung has officially announced the Samsung SCH-M600, it's music phone with 3GB of storage. Samsung SCH-M600 Features: - 2.0 Megapixel Digital Camera - Microsoft Windows Mobile 2003 SE - TTS (Text to Speech) - 2.2-inch 240 x 320pixel 262k colour...
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Nokia N90 Review - CoolTechZone

CoolTechZone reviews the Nokia N90 and has this to say about the 2.0 megapixel camera on the phone: "The settings you have on the N90 are nothing less than what you will find on most prosumer digital cameras today. You...
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October 26, 2005

Play Music from Your Sony Ericsson Cellphone on any Radio Receiver

Sony Ericsson today announced the Walkman™ -branded FM Music Transmitter MMR-60. Attached to a Sony Ericsson mobile phone it can transmit music files from the handset over the FM radio frequency band. This means that you can now to listen...
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Samsung SPH-B2300

Samsung's new DMB phone, the SPH-B2300, includes DMB broadcasting satellite reception. BFIS technology permits users to interact with ongoing TV programming. Other features: * 2.0 megapixel camera * QVGA display * MP3 playback * video-on demand * TV output *...
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QDA Oh!

The QDA Oh! is Qool Lab's latest multimedia mobile device. It runs on Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition OS and comes with a detachable keypad cover. The processor is based on the Freescale iMX21 266 MHz. Other features: * expandable...
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Motorola V710 Relaunched

Verizon Wireless has relaunched the Motorola V710, which will be availble online only, with a special offer ending November 2. Camera features: * 1.2 megapixel camera with flash * 15-second video recording and sending * speakerphone Via: MobileGuerilla Read more...
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Motorola E1000 Review - MobileBurn

MobileBurn reviews the Motorola E1000 and concludes, "I really like the Motorola E1000’s design. The screen, 3D speakers, excellent speakerphone function, 3G capabilities, and wide range of connectivity options make it a very capable handset. However, the odd placement of...
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LG G832

The unique LG G832 sports a large 2.2" display, covered by the flip-up keypad, and has a small panel in the front to display caller data. Other features: * 1.3 megapixel camera, 180 degree swivel * 2.2" TFT display, 262,000...
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LG U880

The LG U880, "the world's slimmest 3G phone", is only 18.2 mm thick and weighs in at just 99 grams. It's available in Europe, Hong Kong and Australia. Camera features: * 2.0" 176x220 pixel display, 262,000 colours * Bluetooth *...
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HTC Star Trek

MSMobiles has news of the new HTC Star Trek, which is due out around March, 2006. Specifications: * EDGE, GPRS, GSM Quadband * 320 by 240 QVGA, * Bluetooth, Micro SD slot * 2 Megapixel Camera with Flash * TI...
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October 24, 2005

T-Mobile MDA Pro Review - The Independent

The Independent reviews the T-Mobile MDA Pro, which is also known as the SPV M5000, and concludes: "Add Bluetooth and pocket versions of Word and Excel and the MDA Pro is a very effective package. The drawbacks are minor: the...
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Samsung SGH-i300 Review - Unwired

Unwired reviews the Samsung SGH-i300, and concludes, "I've often missed cradles with my Smartphones since a cradle gives a convenient storage place on my desk and keeps the device synchronized and charged all the time. Also it's a real benefit...
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LG VX9800 Review - NC Times

The NC Times reviews the LG VX9800, and notes that" A stunning amount of engineering has gone into this phone, making it surprisingly easy to use. I found the phone's functions set up intuitively, so you won't need to consult...
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Samsung SCH-A970 Review - Mobiledia

Mobiledia reviews the Samsung SCH-A970 and reaches a positive conclusion regarding the phone's camera. They find the revolution design of the camera, including the unique mechanism, gives the user a versatility that's not available in most camera phones. The optical...
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October 23, 2005

Samsung E358

The Samsung E358 is a very small slider phone sporting a 3 megapixel camera. Phoneyworld provides more details: "Flip the E358 over and you get to see a 3 megapixel camera along with its flash and a small mirror which...
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Vote with Your Phone

An end to voter apathy?: Engadget reports that a town in Switzerland is testing voting by SMS in real elections: "Residents of the town of Bülach will vote on local speed limits in a test to determine the viability of...
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Special Effects Lenses for Camera Phones

Special effects lenses that plug into your camera phone to let you create special effects with your pictures. Fourteen lenses let you create effects such as eliminating reflections from windows and glass, a “floral�? effect which shows your subject about...
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Siemens/Escada SL75 (Limited Edition)

Siemens has jointly designed another fashion phone with Escada, the gold Limited Edition SL75. The phone, a tri-band slider, features: * 132 x 176 TFT 262k color display * 1.3 megapixel camera * USB 2.0 * Bluetooth * Infrared *...
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Sharp W-ZERO3 / WS003SH

Sharp releases the W-ZERO3 / WS003SH, a Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC sporting a 1.33 megapixel camera. The W-ZERO3 / WS003SH measures 70 x 130 x 26mm (2.75 x 5.1 x 1.0-inches) , weighs 220g (7.75oz) and comes with the...
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Orange SPV C550 Review - Vnunet

Vnunet reviews the Orange SPV C550, and concludes: "There's no denying the SPV 550 is a decent phone with lots of great applications and synchronisation features. But, like its predecessors, the interface is painfully slow and the battery life just...
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Lenovo ET-980

The new Lenovo ET-980, a Windows Mobile 5.0-based Pocket PC phone available only in Asia, sports a 4 megapixel camera, the highest resolution currently available in a Windows device. Lenova ET-980 specifications: * 4 megapixel camera * Intel PXA270 312...
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5000 Pink RAZR Phones Now Available in Canada

Canada now has the Motorola Pink RAZR phones available, but there are only 5000 of them, so if you live in Canada and they're on your wish list or someone else's wish list, it might be worthwhile to reserve one...
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Face recognition Comes to Cellphones

Face recognition comes to camera-equipped cellphones: "Oki's "Face Sensing Engine" (FSE) "middleware" decodes facial images within 280mS on a 100MHz ARM9 processor, and can restrict access to mobile devices by recognizing their owners, the company says. ... FSE can acquire...
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October 21, 2005

Samsung SGH-T309

Samsung's SGH-T309 is a tri-band clamshell with a 0.3 megapixel camera with 4x zoom, night mode, self-timer, LED flash, and multi-shot function. From T-Mobile: Big impression, compact size: the Samsung t309 boasts a camera with 4x digital zoom, video capture...
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Camera Phones More Popular: Report

Despite the flood of recent music phone releases, a report by Parks Associates shows that more consumers intend to purchase a camera phone: "Convergence is finding traction in mobile phones, with one-fourth of all U.S. Internet households willing to use...
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Nokia N90 Review - 3G

3G reviews the Nokia N90 and concludes: "The picture quality you can achieve with the Carl Zeiss lens is truly top quality yet this achievement is subsequently traded off against its size and weight." Read more about the Nokia N90....
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Ready for a Mobile Phone Comedy Series?

Motorola has teamed up with MTV Networks and Comedy Central to produce a new mobile-phone comedy series. Entitled "Head and Body", the show launches this week and targets teenagers and young adults. So what's the show about? ""Head and Body"...
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Sony Ericsson Z520 Review - MobileBurn

MobileBurn reviews the Sony Ericsson Z520, and has this to say about the VGA camera: "The color balance can be a bit whacky at times, especially in indoor lighting situations, but in general it is not offensive. The panorama mode...
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October 20, 2005

Nokia 7360

The Nokia 7360 is the lightest and most compact of the phones in the Nokia L'Amour line of fashionable phones. It is available in coffee brown and warm amber. Phone features and specifications * VGA camera * FM stereo radio...
Posted by BJ at 03:19 PM | TrackBack

Samsung SCH-M709

PCWorld reports that Samsung has made a version of its 7 megapixel camera phone available outside of South Korea. The Samsung SCH-M709 is available in China only for now, but may be released in other countries depending on the demand...
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Nokia 7370

The Nokia 7370 is part of Nokia's new L'Amour line of fashion phones. The spinner-style phone is clad in elegant leather and pattern-etched metal, and is available in coffee brown and warm amber. Phone features: * tri-band GSM/GPRS * swivel...
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Dancing Camera Phone?

Have you been bored with your camera phone lately? Wishing it was a little more, oh, you know, lively, maybe? After all, all it does is sit there and take halfway decent pictures most of the time, right? Well, you're...
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Motorola Officially Releases RAZR V3x

Motorola has now officially released the RAZR V3x in Europe and Asia. From the news release: The introduction of the RAZR V3x unites the power of 3G/UMTS technology with the world acclaimed RAZR clamshell design. The ultra-slim RAZR V3x is...
Posted by BJ at 08:20 AM | TrackBack

Nokia 6708

The rumoured Nokia 7680 turns out to be the Nokia 6708, debuting right now at the China Communication Show. The phone includes a 1.3 megapixel camera and runs Symbian v7.0 and UIQ 2.1. Specifications: * Network: GSM Triband 900/1800/1900 *...
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October 19, 2005

Nokia 7380

The fashionable Nokia 7380 phone sports a mirror, metal and leather exterior, and comes equipped with a 2 megapixel camera. Phone features: * 2 megapixel camera with flash. * FM radio. * MP3 player. * Voice dialing. * Video streaming...
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Motorola E770

The Vodafone exclusive E770v is a small and powerful 3G device which is both effortless and fun. Featuring video calling and a powerful multimedia engine, the Motorola E770v provides affordable access to the latest Vodafone live! Service, including up-to-the-minute news...
Posted by BJ at 03:17 PM | TrackBack

Samsung SCH-a970

The a970 is not just another camera phone; it also supports certain Bluetooth(R) profiles giving busy consumers the ability to multi-task and work on the go. This clamshell phone supports Bluetooth profiles for headsets and hands-free accessories.* The a970 opens...
Posted by BJ at 02:57 PM | TrackBack

Samsung SPH-V7900

MobileBurn reports that Samsung has launched the SPH-V7900 in Korea. The phone comes with a 3GB hard disk. "The V7900 sports a 2 megapixel camera with a 2x optical zoom that is capable of recording MPEG4 video as well as...
Posted by BJ at 02:25 PM | TrackBack

Samsung SPH-V5400 Review - MobileBurn

MobileBurn reviews the Samsung SPH-V5400 and says this about the phone's camera: "In addition to the music player, the SPH-V5400 also has a megapixel camera on board. The camera was not a particularly good one, though, often lacking in contrast...
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Sprint PPC-6700 Review - PhoneMag

PhoneMag reviews the Sprint PPC-6700, and says, about the phone's camera: "The camera provides a maximum image resolution of 1600 X 1280 with no zoom and smallest possible is 160 X 320 with zoom upto 8x. Supported shooting modes are...
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October 18, 2005

Nokia N70 Review - InfosyncWorld

InfosyncWorld reviews the Nokia N70, and has this to say about the camera on the phone: "Then there's the cameras, and although the front-mounted 0.3 Megapixel one remains unchanged, the back-mounted one has been upgraded to 2 Megapixels and delivers...
Posted by BJ at 03:53 PM | TrackBack

Sony Ericsson P990 Review - All About Symbian

Ewan Spence at All About Symbian got to spend 30 minutes with the Sony Ericsson P990, and concludes: "The P990 is obviously going to be the flagship Sony Ericsson smartphone, and for the Symbian OS fans who have come from...
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Sony Ericsson W900

The W900 is a high quality fully specified music player, phone and imaging device capable of super-fast downloads of all types of multimedia – music, video and graphics. Features and Specifications W900 Availability The W900 UMTS Walkman phone is available...
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October 17, 2005

Nokia E70 Preview - MobileBurn

MobileBurn gets an early look at the Nokia E70: "Since the two E70 handsets that I was playing with were both early prototypes, especially when it came to software, I can't really comment on any of the real functionality of...
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Samsung SCH-A850

The compact Samsung SCH-A950 features a 0.3 MP VGA camera with digital zoom, speakerphone and voice recognition. Phone Features: Speakerphone * Free your hands and go truly wireless while working or when gathering friends around for a group call. VGA...
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Nokia N70 Review - HardwareZone

HardwareZone reviews the Nokia N70 and has this to say about the phone's camera: "The 2.0-megapixel image sensor on the Nokia N70 is a far cry from the lowly version found in the first few waves of camera phones. With...
Posted by BJ at 12:11 PM | TrackBack

Find Other Cellphone Users Annoying?

Ever wonder why we get so annoyed when someone answers a cell phone in public and begins chatting loudly with no apparent concern for anyone else around them? This article at New Sunday Times canvasses various reasons why we find...
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Cellphones go Multilingual

In order to get better market penetration, cell phone companies targeting markets like India where there are several different regional languages, are adding multilingual capabilities to their phone offerings. Both Nokia and Samsung, for example, offer phones in India which...
Posted by BJ at 11:52 AM | TrackBack

CAMP34

The CAMP34 is a multimedia device that sports a camera and plays MP3 and MPEG4 files. The high resolution digital camera also works as a digital video camera and there's a video recorder and PC CAM, too....
Posted by BJ at 11:38 AM | TrackBack

October 15, 2005

Samsung SGH-T809

Mobile Burn gives us a sneak peak at Samsung's new thin slider phone, the SGH-T809: "The T809 is equipped with a megapixel digital camera and a fully loaded Bluetooth system. The 262k color display is really bright and nice to...
Posted by BJ at 03:16 PM

October 14, 2005

Samsung SCH-S370

The Samsung SCH-S370 comes with fingerprint-recorgnition security to protect data from being stolen. Features: * 1.3 megapixel camera * MP3 player * GPS * mobile printing and mCommerce capabilities Via PhoneMag....
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Motorola E1070

MobileGazette previews the Motorola E1070, and concludes: "It looks like a pretty reasonable handset, but the fact is that 3G phones like this are very common these days, and from what we know of the Motorola E1070, it doesn't distinguish...
Posted by BJ at 03:05 PM | TrackBack

Sprint PPC-6700 Review - TheStreet

TheStreet reviews the Sprint PPC-6700 and concludes, "All in all, the 6700 jams a lot of laptop features -- and accompanying frustrations -- into a small package. Fortunately, the headaches subside a bit after a little recreational use of portable...
Posted by BJ at 02:57 PM | TrackBack

Samsung SCH-A950 Review - Mobiledia

Mobiledia reviews the Samsung SCH-A950, and notes that, unlike traditional camera phones, the SCH-A950 includes several camera features, filters and effects. The phone comes with options such as flash, self-timer, multi-shot, quality, white balance, color effects, ISO and metering. The...
Posted by BJ at 02:47 PM | TrackBack

LG KW9200

LG's KW9200 is a global roaming phone which supports both CDMA and GSM. The phone was developed with PCS, allowing PCS users to use their phones on an international basis without having to change their numbers. Features: * text to...
Posted by BJ at 02:39 PM | TrackBack

Samsung Demos New 3D Camera

Samsung recently demonstrated a concept camera that included stereoscopic cameras and a 3D-capable display, allowing for mobile phone users to take photos in 3D. This new 3D capability is expected to be available on camera phones outside of Korea next...
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Motorola E815 Review - PhoneScoop

Eric Lin at PhotoScoop reviews the Motorola E815 and says about its camera: "The camera lens is very close to the hinge, but because of the size and shape of the phone, your hand rarely blocks the lens. The phone...
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Toshiba 903T

Vodaphone announces the release of the Toshiba 903T GPS phone in Japan. The phone will work with Vodaphone's NAVI service. Features: * network-assisted GPS navigation * 2.4-inch QVGA 240 X 320 display * 1.92 megapixel autofocus camera * SD support...
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Japan Plans VoIP Cell Phone Network

Officials of the Japanese government announced Japan's plans to introduce mobile VoIP telephony by 2007. It's expected that the Internet Protocol mobile phones will transfer information at up to 15 megabits per second. This is more than a thousand times...
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Watch How You Walk - Preventing Cell Phone Theft

According to this MSNBC article, scientists in Finland have developed a device that protects cell phones from theft that uses the cell phone owner's walking style to determine if the right person is using the phone. If the characteristics of...
Posted by BJ at 01:55 PM | TrackBack

Nokia's New Music Player Now a Free Download

Nokia's new Music Player, featured in upcoming phones like the N90, is now a free download at the Nokia 6630 support site: "Nokia Music player enables you to listen to your favourite music on the go, it also makes it...
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October 13, 2005

NEC n412i

TheAge reviews the NEC 412i and says, about the phone's camera: "The 1.3-megapixel camera isn't very good either - the images we took turned out blurry and grainy. You're able to beam images to PictBridge compatible printers directly from the...
Posted by BJ at 03:51 PM | TrackBack

Nokia E70 Smartphone

The Nokia E70 features a wide, high-resolution screen, broadband data connectivity, compatibility with push email solutions, large memory capacity, and improved security. MobileBurn gets an early look at the Nokia E70: "Since the two E70 handsets that I was playing...
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October 12, 2005

Sprint PPC-6700 Review - Boston Herald

Eric Convey at the Boston Herald reviews the Sprint PPC-6700, and finds, "Most prominent is a keyboard that slides out from under the body of the device. This is not unique among such products, but the quality of the keyboard...
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Cell Phones Interfering Less With Medical Equipment

A recent Mayo Clinic study indicates that cell phones are now interfering less with medical devices than they have in the past: "The continued evolution of technology appears to have lessened cellular telephones’ electromagnetic interference with medical devices such as...
Posted by BJ at 03:38 PM | TrackBack

Samsung SPH-V8400

Samsung unveiled a new 15.9 mm slider phone with automatic switchoff on board airplanes, MP3 player, 1.3 megapixel digital camera, electronic dictionary, USB disk, file viewer, voice dialing and photo editing. Via Engadget....
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New Technology Transforms Camera Phones into Mobile Scanners

The Digitizer3, is a mobile document scanning service: it transforms your high resolution camera phone into a mobile scanner, a fax machine and a photocopier. From the news release (PRNewswire) Realeyes3D, the pioneer of handwritten messaging and an early leader...
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Motorola e680i

A world of music lives in your pocket and in your hand with the new Motorola E680i. With over two gigabytes of music with optional memory, the Motorola E680i allows you to transfer, store, catalog and enjoy your favorite tracks....
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Nokia 9300 Review - NewsFactor

Newfactor reviews the Nokia 9300, and notes that Cingular will be offering the phone for just under $300 starting in November: "This pricing structure, which will certainly make believers out of some, is awesome for what amounts to holding a...
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Nokia 3250 Preview - Infosync World

Infosync World previews the Nokia 3250 and comments on the phone's camera: "Then, of course, there's the camera. Although not equipped with Carl Zeiss optics and autofocus like the N90, still shots turned out pretty well - and the camera...
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Verizon and Sprint Launch Samsung SCH-a950

Verizon and Samsung announced the launch of the SCH-a950 music phone today. In addition to an MP3 player, the phone features a 1.3 megapixel digital camera and camcorder. From the news release (PRNewswire): Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung) and Verizon Wireless...
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gada.be: Metasearch for Mobile Phones

Chris Pirillo announces gada.be, a metasearch service developed specifically for mobile phones and other low-bandwidth devices. Chris explains how gada.be works: "If you've ever tried to visit a Web site over a mobile device, you know it's a pain in...
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October 11, 2005

Sprint PPC-6700 Review - MobileTechReview

MobileTechReview reviews the Sprint PPC-6700 and comments on its camera: "Colors are fairly accurate, light balance is good unless the subject is in strong sunlight in which case it will white out and noise is at a minimum for well-lit...
Posted by BJ at 03:54 PM | TrackBack

Sony Ericsson W800i Review - MobileTracker

MobileTracker reviews the Sony Ericsson W800i and has this to say about the phone's camera: "The W800i's camera module is the same that's in the K750i--two megapixels with an autofocus and LED flash. It's great and will really make you...
Posted by BJ at 03:50 PM | TrackBack

TiVo Comes to Mobile Phones

So what do you do when you're watching live TV on your cell phone, and you get interrupted by a call? After all, cell phones are for receiving calls, but on the other hand, maybe you're watching something you don't...
Posted by BJ at 03:42 PM | TrackBack

Sony Ericsson P990

Sony Ericsson launches the P990 smartphone, the first commercially available smartphone to adopt the enhanced Symbian OS version 9.1 and UIQ 3 software platform: The P990i takes effective communications to new heights. Ever wish you could leave your PC at...
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October 10, 2005

Nokia N70 Review - Manilla Bulletin

The Manilla Bulletin reviews the Nokia N70, and writes, "With the Nokia N70, photography became my new hobby given the phone’s wide range of image set up options. Whether taking portraits, landscapes, sporting activities, or even taking shots via night...
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Comparison Shopping: Another Task Your Camera Phone Can Handle

With Scanzoom software, you can use your camera phone to comparison shop and get you a product description and customer ratings price comparisons from Web retailers. If the price is lower online, one-click buying is also available through your phone....
Posted by BJ at 04:32 PM | TrackBack

October 09, 2005

19.5 Thousand Siemens CT66 Camera Phones Sold on HSN

Simply Wireless recently announced that it had sold 19,500 Siemens CT66 camera phones in the week of September 28, as part of the Home Shopping Network's "Today's Special". The phones were sold prepaid, for $59.82, and included $10 in starter...
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9 Out of 10 Mobile Phones will be Camera Phones

According to predictions by research company IDC, by 2009, nine out of 10 mobile phones sold will be camera phones. IDC also expects the demand for camera phones to be more than the forecasted demand for the total mobile phone...
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Sony Ericsson W800i Review - CNet

CNet reviewed the Sony Ericsson W800i, and had this to say about the camera quality: "The Sony Ericsson W800i's powerful camera comes with an amazing range of features, but it takes pictures in just three sizes (1632x1224, 640x480, and 160x120);...
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Camera Phones - PC Magazine Roundup

PC Magazine has a round-up of its choice of the six phones with the best integrated cameras on the U.S. market. The Editor's Choice? The Nokia 6682 and Samsung MM-A800. Read the review roundup here. Read more about the Nokia...
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Verizon Wireless Offers 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. Via: MobileTracker Read more about the Samsung SCH-a950....
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Nokia N90 and Sony Ericsson W800 Review - GSM Arena

In a comparison review of the Nokia N90 and the Sony Ericsson W800, GSM Arena concluded, "We can't do anything but announce the winner - Sony Ericsson W800, respectively K750. Nokia N90 creates simply lower quality pictures which could be...
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Pocket Film Festival Opens This Weekend

The Pocket Film Festival opens this weekend at the Forum des Images film centre in Paris. The film festival is the first of it's kind: dedicated to films made using camera phones. Fourteen films are up for prizes, which will...
Posted by BJ at 11:10 AM | TrackBack

Sony Ericsson K750i User Review

Thanks to K. JOLLIFFE from NSW Australia for this user review of the Sony Ericsson K750i. After being a nokia user for years; i recently purchased a K750i. It was between Motorola's v3 or SonyEricsson's K750i. The k750i immediately...
Posted by Darren at 09:13 AM

October 08, 2005

QTEK 9100/i-mate K-JAM Review - Geek.com

Geek.com reviewed the QTEK 9100/I-mate K-JAM, and concluded, "I have been playing with the QTEK 9100/I-mate K-JAM for over a week, and I believe this is THE BEST Phone Edition device I have ever used. It has all the latest...
Posted by BJ at 12:27 PM

Sharp 903SH/SX833 Review - MobileBurn

MobileBurn has a review of the Sharp 903SH/SX833, and had this to say about the phone's camera capabilities: "The SX833/903SH could not justify its premium price without a great camera, which it has. From the instant you click on the...
Posted by BJ at 12:16 PM

Nokia 3250 Review - HardwareZone

Hardware Zone previews the Nokia 3250 and finds, "Equipped with a 2.0-megapixel camera, Bluetooth, USB 2.0 support and powered by a Series 60 Smartphone operating system, the Nokia 3250 can be beefed up (software wise) to double up as a...
Posted by BJ at 11:38 AM

October 07, 2005

Nokia 6682 Review - MobileTracker

MobileTracker reviews the Nokia 6682, and concludes, "The Nokia 6682 is a feature packed handset, there are lots of things to like so it's hard to nail down. The screen is great, more colors than previous Series 60 phones I...
Posted by BJ at 11:02 AM

Sprint PPC-6700 Review - SyncOnline

SyncOnline has preliminary impressions of the PPC-6700: "Before me is the PPC-6700 Pocket PC Phone sporting the new Windows Mobile 5.0 operating system and with Sprint�s high-speed EV-DO network capable of data-download rates up to 700 Kbps makes this device...
Posted by BJ at 10:54 AM

October 06, 2005

Samsung SGH-E635 Review - Mobiledia

Mobiledia reviews the Samsung SGH-E635, and finds the tiny phone to be more of a "fun phone". According to the review, the phone is lacking in basic features like email and synchronization and is not a phone recommended for anyone...
Posted by BJ at 01:10 PM

Samsung E910 (Serene)

Mobile-Review.com reviews the new designer Samsung E910 (Serene), a camera phone that looks a lot like a woman's powder compact. Mobile-Review notes that the phone's shape makes it ideal for a woman's handbag but definitely doesn't make for a smooth...
Posted by BJ at 12:41 PM

Cell phones and your health

Good health news for cell phone users: "Weighing in on the debate about whether cell phones have adverse health effects, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that the electromagnetic radiation produced by cell phones...
Posted by BJ at 11:56 AM

Samsung SGH-D600 Review - Manila Bulletin

The Manila Bulletin reviews the Samsung SGH-D600, and writes, "The SGH-D600 has a whopping 2 MegaPixel camera (CMOS matrix), a nice improvement in image clarity over the D500. The minimum image size that can be taken by the D600 is...
Posted by BJ at 11:20 AM

O2 XDA SP

The compact tri band O2 XDA SP sports a large bright screen which ensures that you can read your emails comfortably. Unlike the XDA series PDAs, the XDA SP also has a graphite-coloured, ridged keyboard that makes typing messages easier....
Posted by BJ at 11:15 AM

October 05, 2005

Orange SPV C600

CoolSmartPhone has an excellent preview of the Orange SPV C600 (with lots of pictures and screenshots), and writes about the SPV C600's camera: "The Orange SPV C600 has a 1.3 megapixel camera and uses the same lens as the...
Posted by BJ at 03:19 PM

Nokia N90 Smartphone Review - MobileBurn

MobileBurn reviews the Nokia N90 and concludes, "With all the hype surrounding the N-series from Nokia, I had expected a more stellar performance from the N90. I'm not saying that it's not good. I'm just saying that the Nokia N90...
Posted by BJ at 12:11 PM

Nokia 6102 Review - Mobiledia

Mobiledia.com reviews the Nokia 6102 and notes its conservative features: it's neither flashy nor gaudy, which is not necessarily a bad thing. Its dimensions make it on par with other camera phones on the market. The remainder of the review...
Posted by BJ at 11:04 AM

Samsung SGH-D600, Inside Out

In an interesting article (and a departure from a standard review), Fortune.com takes apart the Samsung SGH-D600. And I mean, really takes it apart. If you've ever wondered what the inside of your cell phone looks like, or felt the...
Posted by BJ at 10:55 AM

Nokia Nseries See New Competition

Feeling a bit competitive? Think you're a pretty handy with your camera phone? Warm up your camera phone picture taking skills and enter Nokia's new camera phone competition: "The competition lays down the challenge to aspiring photographers around the world...
Posted by BJ at 10:30 AM

October 04, 2005

Nokia N90 Camera Shots Review - Cellphone9

Jayvee at Cellphone9 reviews the camera shots taken by the Nokia N90, and writes, "Overall, the N90�s camera is slightly better than the W800i�s because images are slightly more crisp (thanks to Mr. Zeiss). Available shooting modes include auto focus,...
Posted by BJ at 02:40 PM

LG VX-9800 Review - Boston Globe

Keith Reed, of the Boston Globe, reviews the LG VX-9800 and comments, "The 9800's brilliance is not in functionality; it does mostly what any other cellphone can. But it makes a huge leap in design, cleverly folding in a huge,...
Posted by BJ at 01:16 PM

Sony Ericsson P910i Review - AllAboutSymbian

AllAboutSymbian reviews the Sony Ericsson P910 and notes, "Rather disappointingly given the numerous megapixel camera around the P910 only offers a VGA camera. On the bright side it is one of the best around (with small but noticeable improvements over...
Posted by BJ at 01:09 PM

Nokia 6102

The Nokia 6102 phone is a special operator customized model. Packed with the same features as the Nokia 6101 phone, the Nokia 6102 phone also comes equipped with several key extras like exclusive design, co-branding on phone covers, and software...
Posted by BJ at 12:16 PM

Sony Ericsson W850

A black version of the Sony Ericsson Walkman phone? Pictures of the Black Sakura/"W850" can be viewed here. Via ClubSonyEricsson. Update: Sony Ericsson announces the W850: Sony Ericsson has announced the W850 which we got a glimpse of last October....
Posted by BJ at 12:01 PM

X-Pro P368 Smartphone

At present meant for the Chinese markets only, the X-Pro P368 sports a clamshell design and touch display, and operations on the Palm OS version 5.4. It includes a 1.3 megapixel camera, a built-in MP3 player and a T-flash memory...
Posted by BJ at 11:53 AM

Nokia 7290

A successor to the Nokia 7280? Gizmodo has photos of the rumored Nokia 7290. No real details out yet, though. As per Gizmodo: "Pictures are kind of rough, so we suspect a fake."...
Posted by BJ at 11:43 AM

October 02, 2005

Touch Keys, Anyone?

Phoneyworld reports on new technology being developed by NTT DoCoMo and Mitsubishi: touch keys. The innovation simplifies regular keypads and improves on the traditional touch screen by showing only the keys required for the selected menu function. Prototypes have just...
Posted by BJ at 11:19 AM

LG VX9800 Review - PCMagazine

PC Magazine reviews the LG VX9800 and finds, "The VX9800's 1.3-megapixel CCD camera is excellent, the best we've seen on a phone so far. Images are sharp and colors are true. We were pleasantly surprised by the high quality of...
Posted by BJ at 10:44 AM