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UMA:- the ultimate connection between 2.5/3G networks and WiFi

UMA:- the ultimate connection between 2.5/3G networks and WiFi

Royal Philips Electronics announced that its technology powers unlicensed mobile access (UMA)-enabled phones to be available in the U.S. market from a major operator. The flexible device using the Nexperia(tm) cellular system solution 6120 for UMA, can be used both at home over the fixed line broadband network and on the go for mobile calls. Requiring no additional setup by the consumer, UMA phones switch between cellular networks and Wi-Fi hotspots, automatically detecting the fastest and most cost-effective network - reducing bills dramatically. UMA is particularly attractive to business users, with Wi-Fi use in the office environment growing exponentially, further reducing bills for corporate users.

E28 and BridgePort demo FMC using IMS at 3GSM

E28 and BridgePort demo FMC using IMS at 3GSM

BridgePort Networks, the leader in MobileVoIP convergence, and E28 Limited, a leading smartphone provider, today announced that the companies will be demonstrating the seamless handover of calls between live GSM and Wi-Fi networks at 3GSM World Congress 2006. Using BridgePort Networks' NomadicONE(TM) IMS Convergence Server (ICS) the handover method conforms to IMS technical requirements recently defined by 3GPP, known as Voice Call Continuity (VCC). The E28 smartphones are the first low cost, 'smartphone form factor' dual-mode handsets suitable for mass-market use to demonstrate SIP-based MobileVoIP call handover. Continue Reading...

Companies to demo NFC at 3GSM

Companies to demo NFC at 3GSM

3GSM will be the setting of the latest large-scale demonstration of Near Field Communication Technology (NFC) -- the easy-to-use short range wireless technology. Royal Philips Electronics and Telefonica Moviles Espana, the largest Spanish mobile operator, will demonstrate the simplicity of NFC technology by providing 200 selected attendees of the 3GSM World Congress with NFC-enabled Samsung SGH-X700 mobile phones to be used in a variety of applications throughout the conference and exhibition area. With the NFC-enabled Samsung SGH-X700 mobile phones, the 200 participants can conduct various transactions throughout the Congress, including secure payment and exhibition and conference access, simply with the swipe of their mobile phones. Other applications and services that are part of the demonstration include on-site registration, information exchange with the lead retrieval system, an electronic business card with the user's personal registration dated stored on the phone and the opportunity to win prizes.

Bosendorfer Loudspeakers

Bosendorfer Loudspeakers

As the music get louder the speakers get bigger or compactor? The company known for making pianos has also gotten in to the business of high end loudspeakers. Bösendorfer has been making pianos for a centaury, but has just stepped in to the rush hour of speaker business. Having spent four years in the market, this company has come up with speakers that work on the sonic resonance. The VC 7 and AC 7 come with a choice of finish. The lacquered or the hardwood finishes are both equally good.  The sound of the speaker is strikingly similar to the real sound. Even a person with a golden ear can’t make out the difference.

Nano’s new shield

Nano’s new shield

The Nano form iPod it seems are coming with a new design. Although with out an official word, the latest pieces in the market have a new curves to it. There seems to be a raised edge or can be called as a lip design on the new nanos. The same has been confirmed by the Apple Genius Bar staff. Many reasons can be attributed to this change, but the most dominant seem to be making it scratch proof. The nano has been known to get scratches all over it. But this curve minimizes contact with surface and thus prevents those ugly lines running all over it.

Nextel makes an A/V Data Scanner for NASCAR

Nextel makes an A/V Data Scanner for NASCAR

The NASCAR may get more interesting with this little wonder from Nextel. The gadget ensures that you don’t miss any NASCAR action. The audio video data scanner works over a 2.5 GHz wireless spectrum. Its features range from race telecast to radio shows and commentary. The gizmo provides direct feeds from the pit and the driver. The official timings and the scores are updated regularly as the race progresses. This product has been branded as FanView, but it has not been put up for sale. The samples will be rented out on the race days. At $50 for a day or $70 for the week end fans wont mind having the race on their palms.

Low Cost Flat Screen Television

Low Cost Flat Screen Television

It’s the king of bargains here, and seriously all you people out here who dream of watching the soccer world cup this year on a bigger flatter screen by paying smaller flatter price make a run for it. ByDsign is releasing a 50-inch flat panel plasma display, which has 1,000:1 contrast ratio,1366x768 resolution, stereo speakers with SRS, 1,000cd/m2 brightness, and two HDMI ports and not to forget the integrated “DCDi” microchip, which enhances image quality by reducing those rotten jaggy edges. What more can anyone ask for a price of $2,948.

The Magellan eXplorist Bundle

The Magellan eXplorist Bundle

Interested in trekking! Finding ways was never simpler before as it is now with Magellan eXplorist GPS receiver coming into the market. Programmed with the capacity of 22 maps being able to be stored in its internal memory, the Magellan eXplorist Bundle is a dream product for the trekkers. The eXplorist 210 Outdoor Bundle is even a step ahead and thereby, becomes a must have for the trekkers. Apart from the receiver the customer also gets a MapSend Topo 3D USA software, a cigarette lighter adapter, USB cable and clip case. To be launched in April, the bundle will give you seamless map of detailed topography, street maps and searchable points of interest and all this is available to you in just $229.

Desktop Remote Control

Desktop Remote Control

Many people do get bugged by having to find the remote controls of the most essential appliances that they have from a T.V to an Air Conditioner to a DVD/CD apart from many other things also. The problem is all about having a different remote control for every appliance. But again man doesn’t sit tight and do nothing. So, even this time around he has come up with a very detailed and useful solution. It’s an all in one desktop control from where one can control his T.V., air conditioner, DVD/CD and amplifier. It is equipped with around 65 single functional buttons. The volume is increased with a jog dial. Now, you no more need to rummage your room every time you look for the different remote controls. They all are in one place, intact and compact.


Chilled Beer: Served From a PC

Chilled Beer: Served From a PC

What about a very novel way of pouring beer to your guests at the next get-together. Have you ever thought of a PC that could do so? Here is a dispenser of a very new kind that would totally blow your mind apart with the thoughts of ingenuity. Simply, it’s a PC case with a beer tap, which makes it a right mix of audacity and originality. Now, you can definitely have the pleasure of guzzling your favourite beer while watching your favourite movie.

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