Archive for Feb 15, 2006

Future Motorola handsets to support Windows Media Player

Future Motorola handsets to support Windows Media Player

Motorola and Microsoft Corp. strengthened their existing relationship by announcing a collaboration to integrate Microsoft Windows Media technologies on a number of Motorola's music handsets, which will allow users to access content from the broadest selection of online music stores from around the world.

Motorola's music handsets will add support for Windows Media Digital Rights Management (DRM), Windows Media Audio (WMA), the enhanced Windows Media Audio Professional (WMA Pro) codec and Media Transfer Protocol (MTP). These technologies will give consumers the maximum flexibility and options when purchasing and playing back their digital music.

Samui Moon Binary Watch

Samui Moon Binary Watch

Time Technology has introduced a Binary watch in three models, the SM10 SM107B1. SM107R1 and the SM107RB1, nicely packaged in a tin box. The Samui moon watch shows time in binary format, using its LED lights to indicate hours and minutes (where LED ON means 1 and LED OFF means 0). Two LED rows are shown in this watch (Upper LED-row (8-4-2-1) shows hours and the lower LED-row (32-16-8-4-2-1) shows minutes ). As you push the button the time will be displayed for 5 seconds. These watches comes with Genuine Leather Band, solid stainless steel case, water resistant technology 3 ATM(90 feet), Battery(type CR 2032), and instruction manual. Price for these watches are starting form $80. These Samui watch are made for those who wants to look smart with a conversation time piece.

Nokia N-91

Nokia N-91
This month Nokia is all set to release its new model Nokia N-91 based on Series 60 in replacement to iPods and Flash devices with 4GB hard drive (of storage up to 3000 songs), 802.11b and g WiFi connectivity, 3G feature, Bluetooth, 2.0 megapixel camera (with top resolution of 1600 x 1200) and UMTS 2100MHz compatibility, with support for MP3, AAC, WMA and M4A format files. Also integrated with great abundant connectivity by offering GSM/ GPRS/EDGE 900/1800/1900MHz. It is capable of recording video in MPEG4 and Real Video 8 formats. This sleek model with OPERA browser has amazing rendering engine optimized for its small screen. A 3.5 mm stereo headset jack is available directly into the handset itself, sidelining the need for cumbersome dongles. Supporting Nokia’s visual Radio concept it has got facility to music over the air, or alternatively record it directly through a line in connector or from the built-in stereo FM radio of the handset. Final touch is given to Nokia N91 with stainless steel exterior which feels comfortable and solid. Nokia estimates the retail price of the N91 to fall between 650 and 750 EUR.

Casio Pathfinder PAG-80

Casio Pathfinder PAG-80
Pathfinder PAG-80 introduced by Casio is made for adventure travelers. This is a affordable wrist computer for travelers, encompassing in itself a compass, an altimeter and a barometer. There is no need to swap out the battery as it is solar powered. World time feature is included in it with a great backlight for visibility. Compass is digitally figured out in this wrist watch, when activated shows a cross on crystal pointing towards north. The Barometer is used to measure weather along with a temperature sensor. At last, altimeter is always a thing to show off among your friends. Also, PAG-80 has a exclusive feature of recording data related to altitude and weather along with a chronometer and countdown timer which help in keeping track over changes. Estimated cost of PAG-80 is $250.

SIM Cards for Universal Wireless Access: Says Intel

SIM Cards for Universal Wireless Access: Says Intel

Intel along with GSM association (GSMA) has launched a scheme this week to equip future laptops with a SIM card slot, providing an integrated support for 3G mobile phone network connectivity. Intel has a goal to make this technology omnipresent in laptops as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are in present. Further in advance step, High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSPDA) technology will be included to accelerate 3G download speed to broadband speed. Planning’s are under consideration to add SIM slot effectively, so that user can roam seamlessly between WLAN and 3G WAN. 

Nokia E61: Blackberry Killer

Nokia E61: Blackberry Killer

This month along with Nokia N91, Nokia E61: Blackberry Killer is also making its appearance. Nokia E61 (more affectionately called as ) "The Nokiaberry"    is first smartphone in competence with RIM's BlackBerry line and the Motorola Q. This smartphone is 117 x 70 x 14 mm in dimension and weigh only 144 grams. It sports a QVGA screen with a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels and 16M colour depth adding more dimension to vision. It supports for basic email via POP3, IMAP4 and SMTP. With its broad range of connectivity, the Nokia E61 feature screen is fitted with tri-band GSM 900/1800/1900 MHz and WCDMA 2100 Mhz, supporting Wi-Fi 802.11b, Bluetooth 1.2 with support for up to 6 concurrent connections, Infrared and USB 2.0. A 75MB of internal memory is provided with miniSD card slot for expanding its non-volatile memory.E61 is all equipped with light sensors and not to forget, the QWERTY thumbboard. The estimated price for the device is $499.99. 

Bluetooth Upgradation

Bluetooth Upgradation

Bluetooth Special Interest Group (BSIG), today introduced two add on features to Bluetooth technology. This technology will allow you to access mobile devices from your car. Cars such as 2006 Audi A6 are already using the new Phone Book Access Profile which allows you to access your mobile’s call information, missed calls, favorites, recent calls and many more features, making it displayable on your LCD screen. Some of the car makers are introducing this technology strategically by the name of so called SIM Access Profile method, where a user can copy his GSM SIM card and then disconnect his mobile from network, as his car’s built-in hardware will now take the whole responsibility of dealing with calls (making and receiving calls). Next, the audio quality is upgraded, as well as phone status indicators, hold function and information on incoming call feature. This new technology will make way for a premium communication system in the near future, hang on, we are getting more updates soon.

Touch & Glide Iron by Oliso

Touch & Glide Iron by Oliso

Oliso Touch & Glide Iron will literally stand on its own two feet all by itself. When the iron is released, the Auto-Lift feature with Smart Touch handle automatically deploys spacers from the nonstick aluminum sole plate. The spacers lift the iron up if it is sitting on its sole plate to prevent burns on clothing or ironing surfaces. Then, when your hand touches the Smart Touch handle, the spacers automatically retract. It’s the best way yet to prevent accidental burns and to reduce the fire hazards posed by inadvertently leaving an iron on. Plus, the auto shut-off system automatically turns the iron off when it falls over or sits too long without being used.

Mitac Mio A701

Mitac Mio A701

The latest offering from Mio, the Mitac Mio A701, will be its first GPS-enabled Windows Mobile-based smart phone. With the SirfStar III chipset incorporated the Mio A701 is capable of quick, reliable satellite fixes. Tri-Band GSM / GPRS phone functionality ensures that the Mio A701 can be used in most countries and for internet and e-mail access. Windows Mobile 5 has been supplied and this provides new features including persistent memory and the latest office applications Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Media Player 10. The basic specifications released, the Mio A701 device will be based on a 520MHz Intel XScale PXA270 processor including 192MB of memory, of which at least 64MB will be ROM. The smart design of the Mitac Mio A701 handset will be equipped with a 2.7in touchscreen, 240 x 320 display and a 1.3 megapixel camera.

HiGrade DMS P60 Viiv PC

HiGrade DMS P60 Viiv PC

Intel is out making big hits in the streets with its Viiv machines and seemingly the best one out yet is —the Hi-Grade DMS P60 Viiv PC. This sleek and small box runs the Windows Media Center and is a perfect fit for a home theatre with its fast Intel Core Duo 1.6GHz processor. With its small 80-GB hard disk it is loaded with lots of other paraphernalia such as WiFi, gigabit Ethernet, DVI port and Bluetooth. Also not excluding is remote control and an infrared keyboard and it will be out for shipping in the early March for around $1391.

Tadrian Lifecare’s ‘Personal Panic Button’

Tadrian Lifecare’s ‘Personal Panic Button’

Generally, when you are in trouble and you well wishers are nearby they would help you out or call for help. But what is you are alone. Here is a very novel way to take care of youself when you are alone. It’s the ‘Personal Panic Button’, but it’s called the ‘Skeeper’ by Tadrian Lifecare. It’s basically a wearable personal communicator with distress alarm. It has very simple controls. It plays the role of your speed dial wherein it allows the wearer to contact predefined telephone numbers, such as relative or emergency services. Also, when alarm is appropriated in a certain manner, it can send text messages to designated e-mail addresses.

It also keeps track of the wearer’s whereabouts and if the wearer has gone beyond a designated locality the alarm goes of. It can be programmed from the web. Its price has not yet been determined, but he product will come to the markets in the second quarter of 2006.

Samsung SGH – Z600

Samsung SGH – Z600

There has been a flurry of GSM phones from Samsung recently. It has just introduced the SGH – Z600. It is a GSM/3G flip phone. It uses the Symbian 8.1 operating system and the S60 2.8 smart phone dais. It has a higher camera resolution of 2-megapixel. It’s fitted with a 2 – inch diagonal display which has a resolution of 176 * 208. It’s proficient of MPEG – 4 recording. It can play back MP3 and WMA audio, out of many others. It has a 70MB internal memory. It uses a microSD flash memory card, its Bluetooth compatible and has speakerphone.

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