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i-mate Introduces Two Windows Mobile 5.0 Devices for the Americas Market

i-mate Introduces Two Windows Mobile 5.0 Devices for the Americas Market

12 September, 2006 Los Angeles, USA -- i-mate' , the specialist in Microsoft Windows Mobile powered devices and software applications, today announced it has launched two new devices for distribution in the U.S., Latin America and Canada. The announcement was made at CTIA Wireless IT 2006, a leading wireless industry tradeshow being held in Los Angeles Sept. 12-14.

The i-mate JAQ has everything the busy manager needs to do business on the move in a no-frills heavy-duty device. The i-mate' JAQ is a quad-band device that operates on Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0. The device features a full QWERTY keyboard, 128 MB ROM/64MB RAM, 64k 2.8” color LCD screen, MiniSD memory card expansion, integrated antenna, Bluetooth® compatibility.

The i-mate SPL is a great-looking device that will attract buyers that want a stylish device plus the benefits of the Windows Mobile® platform. For business or pleasure, it’s got what it takes for users who want the functionality and features of an affordable Windows Mobile powered device. The i-mate' SPL is a GSM/GPRS tri-band device featuring 128MB ROM/64MB RAM, 65k 2.2” color LCD screen, MiniSD memory card expansion, integrated antenna and Bluetooth® compatibility.

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Sprint Announces Plans To Expand EV-DO Revision A-Capable Device Portfolio

Sprint Announces Plans To Expand EV-DO Revision A-Capable Device Portfolio

Sprint (NYSE: S) today announced it will enable more customers to benefit from Sprint Mobile Broadband services with the expansion of its EV-DO Revision A-capable device portfolio, with two new mobile broadband cards by the end of the year. Sprint, which operates the nation's largest wireless broadband network covering 158 million people, currently offers one other EV-DO Rev. A-capable device -- the Sprint Mobile Broadband Card by Novatel Wireless (S720).

All three cards operate on the current Sprint Power Vision(SM) Network with average download speeds of 400-700 Kpbs. These cards will also provide even faster average download speeds of 450 - 850 kbps and broadband upload speeds of 300 kbps - 400 kbps in coverage areas expected to be upgraded starting later this year. These data rates will provide customers with remote access to richer applications and services such as high-speed video telephony, video messaging, music-on-demand and the ability to upload large files. Sprint expects to start its rollout of the upgraded network (known as EV-DO Rev. A) during 4Q 2006 and will reach more than 40 million people by the end of the year.
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Logitech unveiled its new flagship Harmony 1000 remote

Logitech unveiled its new flagship Harmony 1000 remote

Sept. 12, 2006 Logitech (SWX:LOGN)(NASDAQ:LOGI) has reinvented the Harmony(R) remote control. Adding a touch of luxury to its award-winning family of Harmony advanced universal remote controls, the company unveiled its new flagship Harmony 1000 remote, which includes a striking, color touch-sensitive screen. While it looks as expensive as traditional high-end, custom-installed remotes, the Harmony 1000 remote is more affordable, is easier for consumers to set up, and sets a new standard for ease of use.

"The Harmony 1000 remote delivers affordable luxury -- it simplifies control of today's complicated home-entertainment systems at a fraction of the price of traditional custom-installed remotes, and it's luxurious in its sophisticated design, which adds an element of prestige to any living room," said Bryan McLeod, vice president of Logitech's remote control products. "The Harmony 1000 remote is the interface that people crave for their home-entertainment system -- it's sleek, it's easy to use with its one-touch activity based control, and it comes without a prohibitive price."

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Verizon Wireless Launches the New BlackBerry 8703e

Verizon Wireless Launches the New BlackBerry 8703e

Verizon Wireless and Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today introduced the new BlackBerry® 8703e operating on Verizon Wireless’ Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) network.   Available to Verizon Wireless customers beginning Sunday, September 17, the BlackBerry 8703e integrates advanced device hardware, software and network technologies in a powerful handset with a full 35-key QWERTY keyboard.

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SENNHEISER Introduces Stylish New Headphone Lineup

SENNHEISER Introduces Stylish New Headphone Lineup

Old Lyme, Connecticut—September 2006—For today’s active music lovers, style and mobility rank almost as high as sound quality in the choice of headphones. Fortunately, Sennheiser, the acknowledged world leader in headphone and microphone technology for home and professional audio, understands this, and has created the Style Line of ultra-lightweight earphones combining innovative design and elegant forms with true high-fidelity performance.

Three new models, each distinctly different in design but sharing their high-performance underpinnings, comprise the new Style Line, offering ideal sound delivery for music listeners using iPods, other personal MP3 players, portable CD players, and the full range of mobile music electronics. All employ Sennheiser’s latest, miniaturized driver, which incorporates a specially tuned damping system optimized for ear-canal operation to yield smooth, detailed response while delivering all the clarity and impact that experienced listeners rely on from any Sennheiser model.

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MoGo Mouse Review Follow-up

MoGo Mouse Review Follow-up

It's been a month now since the MoGo Mouse found itself a hidey-hole in my PC Card slot, and I'm still quite amazed by it. True, the small size takes a little getting used to, but it's not long before you're mousing around just like any ordinary computer rodent and - crucially - with the same precision. It bears repeating that, while obviously far thinner than any desktop mouse, the MoGo Mouse has pretty much standard width and length; a far better fit for the hand than the typical "shrunk in the wash" micro travel mice available.

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Sony HDV 1080i High-Def Prosumer Camcorder

Sony HDV 1080i High-Def Prosumer Camcorder

New Handycam Camcorder Is the World's First 1080i HDV High-Def Camcorder With Three-Chip ClearVID CMOS Sensor Technology

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony is expanding its high-definition camcorder line with the introduction of the HDR-FX7 1080i HDV camcorder, a model with three-chip ClearVID(TM) CMOS Sensor technology to deliver exceptional high-def video and the utmost in creative control.
For videographers on the move, the new model sports a compact body design, weighing in at about three pounds. It is approximately 40 percent smaller and 25 percent lighter than Sony's first prosumer HDV model.

Like previous HDV models, the HDR-FX7 can record and playback both 1080i HDV and standard definition DV video on standard miniDV tapes. Recorded HDV video can be conveniently edited with a choice of available HDV, non-linear editing software. Its HDMI interface offers simple, one-cord connection to compatible display devices so you can just plug and play into instead of struggling with multiple cables.

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SanDisk Introduces Sansa c200 MP3 Player With Color Screen

SanDisk Introduces Sansa c200 MP3 Player With Color Screen

This is no joke; SanDisk is really releasing a replacement for the c100 line of flash-based players for under $100. The c240 comes with 1GB of storage and retails for $80 and the c250 has 2GB priced right at $100. Both models support file formats such as MP3, WMA, and WMA DRM. There’s also and integrated FM tuner, microSD memory card for a maximum of 2GB of extra storage, voice recorder, a 1.4-inch LCD display with 128x98 pixels and a battery life of 15 hours.

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Nokia 5200 and 5300 Images Leaked

Nokia 5200 and 5300 Images Leaked

Mobile Scraper got a good tip this afternoon and managed to get hold of leak shots of two new Nokia phones, the 5200 and 5300. Both rumored handsets are budget models and feature Bluetooth, a 1.3MP Camera+ LED flash and a 128x160 262k color display. The 5300 include music controls on the model's shell.

These may be the low end, sport range as the 5500 now uses series 60 and this probably will run S40 but don't take that for gospel as it's just speculation.

Exclusive : Nokia's New 5200 & 5300 - Mobile Phone Specifications and Reviews [thanks Barry]...

Sierra Wireless introduces AirCard 597E EV-DO Revision A ExpressCard

Sierra Wireless introduces AirCard 597E EV-DO Revision A ExpressCard

AirCard 597E brings new form factor and features to the company’s flagship AirCard product line

August 28, 2006

Vancouver, British Columbia – Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR - TSX: SW) today announced the introduction of its ExpressCard product line, with the upcoming AirCard® 597E wireless wide area network card for EV-DO Revision A networks. Built for notebook computers with ExpressCard expansion slots, the AirCard 597E will be fully compliant with network operator requirements and will offer user-friendly features such as Assisted GPS (aGPS) location based services; a robust, fixed antenna design; and an external antenna jack for flexibility and improved reception in fringe coverage areas or for specialized applications. The AirCard 597E is expected to begin shipping in the first quarter of 2007. ExpressCard models for HSDPA networks are expected to follow later in the year.

ABI research estimates that adoption of the ExpressCard standard for PC card slots will be significant in 2007, shipping in 45 percent of laptops sold, up from 10 percent in 2006*. Sierra Wireless will also continue to produce AirCard products in the Type II PC Card form factor to serve the established base of notebook users with PC Card slots. For those with PC Card slots who wish to purchase an ExpressCard product in anticipation of an upcoming notebook upgrade, the company will offer an ExpressCard-to-PC Card adapter accessory.
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