Archive for Feb 10, 2006

Light Blue Optics comes out with a micro-mini projector

Some people say that the world is small, and some more say that the objects desired in today’s world are even smaller and sleeker. So gone are the days of big bulky and as claimed by many high resolution projectors because now better resolution and image quality is available in a small size, and very small indeed. Hold your breaths as Light blue optics comes out with its latest creation, the same being a micro-mini projector, the size of which is as small as that of a matchbox. The secret of the same is the PV Pro technology, which is an automatic mechanical process that scales the low-resolution images into high resolution. The same is also useful in controlling certain hindrances such as keystoning thereby, being of great help when projecting images using a cell phone on nearby walls. A PVPro evaluation kit will be presented by the company at the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona next week. The price and the availability of the product is not declared as of now. The gadget makes it easier for the mobile phone users to watch movies on a screen considerably larger than the screen of the mobile phone itself and also makes the task of sharing photographs simpler. All this in a pocket! Hard to imagine and even harder to digest, isn’t it?



FCC approves Nokia 3250 musicphone

This was Nokia was waiting for may be with crossed fingers. The FCC cleared the latest musicphone from Nokia in its 3250 series. The phone is sophisticated with tri band GSM/EDGE 900/1800/1900 XpressMusic. The micro SD slot provides the compatibility that all require. Specified keys for music make it the definitive music machine. Radio on FM band and the 10 long hours run on the playback is a feature to die for. And the party doesn’t end here. The 2 megapixel camera twists open from the key pad. The music lovers may have to wait a little bit as Nokia hasn’t announced the probable launch dates. However this is one thing worth waiting.




Swiss Army Knife with a built-in MP3 player!

Ever thought you could open coke cans with your mp3 player or cut apples with it? This is no joke! Victorinox, manufacturer of one of the most sought gadgets in the world, the famous Swiss army-knife, has just come up with an idea of another brilliant feature to be built into the knife. As if the USB memory storage feature was not enough tech-savvy for a gadget, they have decided to cram an mp3 player into it, and all this with a lifetime warranty for both the knife and the player. A must have techno-gadget for all the technophiles out there.

Elegant Phone for Businesses: Cingular 8125

This peace of sizzling hot news is for all those who have an arrangement or deal getting going with Cinglar. Cingular has just launched one of the most elegant phone for the business purpose. This new product is basically an upgraded version of the HTC wizard enabled with a variety of Microsoft’s mobile phone products like Outlook, Excel, Power Point, Word, Internet Explorer. All these programs run on Windows mobile 5.0. The 8125 also has an entire Qwerty keypad that simplifies the process of typing and checking messages.
Its very light, weighing at a mere 5.3 ounces. It’s a very easily attachable phone as all your usual connectivity alternatives are available on this phone. It has an in-built Bluetooth,   802.11 Wi-Fi, and a Mini SD expansion slot. It’s equipped with a 1.3 mega pixel camera. However, at this point of time this PDA phone is available to Cingular’s business and its business partners. So, the normal customer would have to wait for some more time to lay their hands on this new piece of technology. The corporate price tag for the 8125 is between $225 – $250 for a contract of 2 years.

Canon Launching EOS 35D?

A Norwegian site has placed some snaps of a camera claiming it to be Canon’s next DSLR, the 35D. The snaps displayed were sharper than the previous month’s images that professed the camera referred as 30D and looks of a professional product shots. If the Norwegian site is to be believed then the camera is a 10 mega pixel model and is to be officially announced at Canon press conference in Oslo on February 21. So we all resist the temptation to announce our judgment till the official announcement of the 35D.

Skype provides exclusive Intel calling features

Skype users have one more advantage over other VoIP service users now, but only if they are powered by Intel dual-core processors within their computers. The Intel-Skype duo have together announced that they would be providing out a succession of calling features that would be availed by the customer who has Intel Centrino Duo or dual core Pentium D processor. The series of features being provided will include ten-way conference calling followed by enhanced video calling. The agreement might seem to be a bit bizarre but it sure has given Intel yet another reason to boast about its Core Duo.

The world’s thinnest phone

Not too much information on this Samsung cellphone, other than it looks like the world’s thinnest 3G WCDMA phone (.4 inches thick) and is set to be shown at 3GSM.

Here’s a scoop we just dug out. If we got our Korean right, then you are looking at the world’s thinnest 3G WCDMA phone, the Samsung SGH-Z150. It’s just 9.8mm thick! Unfortunately, that’s also where our skills in the Korean language ended. We couldn’t gather more information.The SGH-Z150 will be doing the rounds at the 3GSM World Congress. Now, what would a WCDMA phone do at a GSM show? Anybody want to take a dig?

NOKIA AD-42W Wireless Audio Gateway

Just as we wondered it was cool to transfer audio files from one cell phone to the other or from a computer to a cell phone (using Bluetooth technology), technology giant Nokia has come out with the just another new Bluetooth gadget which will allow transfer of files from a cell phone to the audio player or powered speakers to play it loud, without any wire connection between the two devices. The new Nokia AD-42W Wireless Audio Gateway means no more connecting through cables and jacks, just easy wireless transfer or at least that’s what it promises. Its all set to roll into the markets pretty soon.

Motorola to Launch Mobile Payment System in the US

While starting out as just a mobile transaction system for paying bills and bank transfers, Motorola’s new M-Wallet system is to be expanded to be a contact-less payment system for US consumers. The new m-wallet, integrates with traditional payment methods, will be launched soon in the market. M-Wallet is likely to be the first such service to go national, and will compete head-to-head with other “swipeless” payment systems, such as MasterCard’s PayPass. The M-Wallet chip will be available within six to nine months, and that the company is in discussions with carriers for rollout plans. Motorola also says that the service would be compatible with other manufacturers’ devices.

T-Mobile MDA

The secret of T-Mobile MDA lies in styling and form factor, the 125 x 72 x 19 mm, 210 gram phone is another one of those sexy slider phones. Also, its 2.5 mm hands free kit jack, as well as the 0.3 Mega pixel camera lens. The MDA III offers quad-band GSM/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900 MHz with GPRS Class 8 and 10, Blue tooth and Wi-Fi 802.11b. Signal reception for all three frequencies proved on average very good, and it includes a new Blue tooth stack rather than the profile-anemic atrocity found in the MDA II. Profiles abound, and for Wi-Fi the MDA III supports WEP and WPA, as well as 802.1x for added security – a boon for both enterprise users and security-conscious consumers and runs the Second Edition of Microsoft’s Windows Mobile 2003 for Pocket PC platform.

Folding Electric Bike

It’s not only in Japan that one finds shortage of spaces. All over the world the areas are shrinking and what can come handier then a bike that can be folded. Sounds interesting huh! A bike that runs on the NiMH 36V 9AH battery and speeds up to 32 kilometers an hour is surely one to serve the domestic needs in places with space shortage.. The bike takes care of the environment friendliness with the electric engine. The claimed time of 30 seconds for the assembly of the main consol makes the thing a best buy for anyone and at 57 pounds of body weight this will be famous with one and all. All this comes with a price tag of $1300.

Apple goes Bluetooth with iPods!

Apple is working with all strength it can accumulate for making some modifications in its ipods to make an already good product even better. Its true, now wireless ipods are going to make the trend of the day as PortalPlayer, which is the supplier of the audio logic innards of Apple ipods, is going to make the ipods bluetooth and Wifi enabled. So its easiness and efficiency alongwith pleasure as you can download music swiftly at a Wifi hotspot or from your iTune account or copy music picking up signals from ipods even 20 feet away. To add to this undigesable yet overwhelming news, Apple has a press conference scheduled later this month wherein there is speculated to be an Airport Express WiFi adapter pictured on the invitation.

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