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Planex GW-MS54G MiniSD WiFi Card – adds WiFi connectivity to your smartphone

Planex GW-MS54G MiniSD WiFi Card – adds WiFi connectivity to your smartphone

If upgrading your phone is not an option, but you still need WiFi capability on your smartphone, then Planex miniSD wireless LAN card GW-MS54G might be a good solution for you. It supports 64/128-bit WEP, WPA, and WPA2 encryption protocol and works with any 802.11 b/g WiFi network. The card will be available in Japan by the end of December from retailers and Planex direct. No information on pricing and availability in US is still unknown.

[via slashphone]

LG Shine sold over 5 millions unit worldwide – now available on AT&T

LG Shine sold over 5 millions unit worldwide – now available on AT&T

LG Shine has done quite well on the international market as it has sold over 5 millions unit since its debut in October 2006. Now US consumer gets to see what Shine is all about as AT&T is making the LG handset available in US market. According to BGR, AT&T is now pushing its own HSDPA capable Shine. AT&T priced the Shine at $149.99 with 2 years contract and $50 mail-in rebate.

LG Shine surpasses the 5 million mark, now available on AT&T [via bgr]

XV6800 from Verizon is now available to order

XV6800 from Verizon is now available to order

The awaited XV6800 is now available on Verizon Wireless. Verizon listed the price at $349 with two years of contract and $50 mail-in rebate. The XV6800 is the same phone as HTC Mogul that is available on Sprint. It features 2.8-inch QVGA touch screen with resolution of 320 x 240, Windows Mobile 6, 64MB RAM/256MB ROM, 802.11 b/g WiFi, EV-DO, Bluetooth with A2DP support, slideout QWERTY keyboard and 2-megapixel camera.

Verizon's XV6800 in the wild, finally available to order [via engadget]

Sony’s Slim PSP sold over one million unit since its launch in September

Sony’s Slim PSP sold over one million unit since its launch in September

PSP went on diet and gets more popular in Japan as it passes 1 million unit sales within two months. The slimeline PSP went on sale in Japan on 20th of September and according to Sony, it managed to sell 500,000 units within the first two weeks. Sony sheds 19 percent of the slim PSP thickness and 33 percent of its weight. Despite its slim down, the PSP gains more features such as a video-out port. However, Sony still behind Nintendo in handheld console wars as Nintendo’s DS Lite stays ahead in the game.

PSP 'Lite' passes 1m sales mark in Japan [via reghardware]

USBConnect 881 for HSUPA network from AT&T

USBConnect 881 for HSUPA network from AT&T

AT&T unveiled its new mobile broadband adapter called USBConnect 881. The USB adapter is made by Sierra Wireless and compatible with Windows and OSX. AT&T stated the device would connect to their HSUPA network and resulting in faster data transfer ranging from 600kbps to 1.4Mbps and upload speed of 500kbps to 800kbps.

The USBConnect 881 is also backwards compatible with AT&T’s slower HSDPA network and quad-band EDGE or GPRS when there are no 3G coverage.

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Sony releases PS3 firmware version 2.0

Sony releases PS3 firmware version 2.0

Sony posted the latest PS3 firmware update; version 2.0. The new firmware includes a new function called “Remote Start” that was build on Remote Play – a feature that gives PS3 owners the ability to stream content from their PS3 to a PSP using the PSP as a remote to the console when a PSP is within the wireless hotspot range.

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Sony Ericsson K630 features turbo 3G and MS Exchange

Sony Ericsson K630 features turbo 3G and MS Exchange

Sony Ericsson announces the K630 phone; it is available in Havana Gold and Quick Black. The phone supports turbo 3G (HSDPA) and delivers PC-;ole web surfing experience.

The K630 is preloaded with Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and RSS feed reader. It sports 2.0 megapixel camera. The phone comes with 256MB of Memory Stick Micro (M2) and supports up to 4GB.

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Firefox for your mobile phone – renders full web

Firefox for your mobile phone – renders full web

Tired of “mobile version” of the web on your phone? Get an iPhone and you will enjoy full web on Safari – at least for now. The people at Mozilla has decided to work on a full fledge browser for mobile phone.

The new mobile browser will be able to render full web pages instead of “mobile version” or WAP version. Mobile Firefox will not be available until next year according to TechCrunch.

FireFox mobile will definitely gives the mobile browser market a different perspective on how web pages should render on mobile phone - following Safari's lead of course.

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