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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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SanDisk Introduces 4GB miniSDHC Flash Card for Mobile Phones

SanDisk Introduces 4GB miniSDHC Flash Card for Mobile Phones

LOS ANGELES, CA, Sep. 12, 2006 - SanDisk® Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK) today announced a 4-gigabyte (GB)1 miniSD High Capacity (SDHC™) flash card at the CTIA Wireless Show, where the company is exhibiting in Booth #1147.

The 4GB SanDisk miniSDHC card will be able to provide the fast speed and large capacity required to support increasingly popular but storage-intensive applications such as digital imaging, music and video record/playback functions as well as mobile television and videogames. The 4GB capacity can store more than 2,000 high-resolution pictures, more than 1,000 digital songs or up to 8 hours of MPEG 4 video2.

dotMobi Advisory Group Open for Global Membership

dotMobi Advisory Group Open for Global Membership

Dublin, Ireland, September 12, 2006 – The dotMobi Advisory Group (MAG), the independent not-for-profit industry forum for dotMobi, today announced it has opened its doors and now invites all organisations with an interest in the future of creating Internet services for mobile users and devices to join the MAG. The MAG's mission is to ensure that the dotMobi Top Level Domain (.mobi) is operated in the best interests of the global dotMobi community and the Internet at large.

.mobi is the first – and only – top level domain dedicated to delivering Internet content to mobile devices. .mobi will revolutionise the use of the Internet on mobile devices and is designed to guide mobile users to made-for-mobile Internet content and services that can be accessed with confidence. The MAG objective is to create, design and develop a global forum to serve as a catalyst for exploring the dotMobi Switch On! Guides (technical style guides), best practices, domain policies and commercialisation initiatives. It will also act as a vehicle for mobile industry stakeholders to network and voice their opinions and ideas for the betterment of the mobile Internet experience.

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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Helium Digital Announces HD-880 Bluetooth Headset with Caller ID

Helium Digital Announces HD-880 Bluetooth Headset with Caller ID

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO – Helium Digital, a Canadian company specializing in trend forward accessories for digital devices, has announced the launch of the HD-880 Bluetooth Headset. Designed for use with Bluetooth enabled mobile phones, the HD-880 features an incredibly clear OLED screen to identify incoming calls, as well as provide the user with on screen instructions during set-up and usage of the device.

The OLED screen built into the HD-880 provides the user with two very important functions. First, it provides a convenient caller ID feature to identify incoming calls at times when your handset may be out of reach. Secondly, it helps to overcome one of the greatest frustrations for users of Bluetooth headsets, which is trying to determine the headset’s status through a series of blinking LED’s. The HD-880 provides the user with on screen direction for pairing, connecting, and connected status, as well as various other indicators while the device is in use. The HD-880 also features a screen rotation option that will allow the user to wear the headset on either the left or the right ear. Other features of the headset include a lithium-ion rechargeable battery, last number redial, microphone mute, as well as voice dial functionality.

KEF Launches fivetwo Series NXT-equipped Lifestyle Loudspeakers

KEF Launches fivetwo Series NXT-equipped Lifestyle Loudspeakers

NXT is pleased to confirm the launch of the new fivetwo series loudspeakers from UK Hi-Fi specialist KEF. The latest in a proud line of high-end loudspeakers that stretches back over 45 years, KEF’s fivetwo series incorporates its own Uni-Q technology and NXT SurfaceSound to realise rich, room-filling sound, beautiful avant-garde design and five audio channels from just two speakers.

The KEF fivetwo series made its debut at the 2006 IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung) show in Berlin and was one of the stars of the show. It was extremely well received by the European media and attendees, its elegant and classy design particularly popular with the show’s female visitors.

HTC Launches Four New Smart Devices

HTC Launches Four New Smart Devices

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 7, 2006--HTC, the world's leading provider of Microsoft(R) Windows Mobile(R) devices, today launched its Q4 product portfolio. The four new additions to the HTC range are each specifically designed to appeal to new market segments, bringing the benefits of Microsoft's smart mobility to new audiences.

The innovative form factors and new designs showcase the latest mobile applications - from email to navigation:

  • HTC S620 - HTC's new, super slim form factor with integrated QWERTY keyboard: perfect for email and messaging
  • HTC P3300 - HTC's first dedicated navigation PDA with in-built GPS and complete with TomTom NAVIGATOR 6 software
  • HTC P3600 - HTC's next generation multimedia compact PDA with 3G connectivity and HSDPA-ready
  • HTC S310 - a small yet powerful messaging and internet smartphone for both business and consumer use

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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BeoCenter 6-23 LCD TV

BeoCenter 6-23 LCD TV

Small, but only on the outside; the new BeoCenter 6-23 LCD TV with FM or DAB radio

With DAB integration and the latest in LCD technology, BeoCenter 6-23 is, despite its modest size, a perfect solution as a second room TV or a compact TV for those who prioritise simple living. It is the first flat-screen with a DAB radio option, and from the on-screen rolling display, you get relevant information from the broadcaster. With its PC input connection, you have everything you need in the office - PC, radio and TV - all elegantly put together in a wide selection of colours and placement options.

Picture quality that adapts to the viewing situation
Bang & Olufsen has carefully selected the very best LCD screen currently available and added to this a number of picture-optimising features, which are part of the VisionClear concept that is implemented in all TV solutions from Bang & Olufsen. It is based on new and progressive display technology a high-glare screen, which allows us to improve contrast considerably. Furthermore, by adding the clear front glass screen, BeoCenter 6-23 achieves a much brighter picture, which is particularly advantageous for use in daytime. The new screen offers a wider viewing angle than most and this is a great advantage if BeoCenter 6-23 is placed in the kitchen or in a hallway - a typical setup for second room TVs.
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