Monday, June 11, 2007

Samsung SGH-i310

At the CeBIT show in Germany, Samsung ( unveiled the SCH-i310, the successor to its i300 Smartphone. Outwardly, the two devices are nearly identical. But the i310 is based on Windows Mobile 5 software and has an integrated, 8 GB micro hard drive built into it for storage of music, video, and other data. (The original i300 had a 3 GB drive, but a 4 GB version was also released.) The popularity of mobile music and video ensures that we'll be seeing more Windows Mobile devices with high-capacity micro hard drives.

The i310 supports GSM/GPRS networks and is EDGE capable. It has integrated Bluetooth that supports audio streaming, a 2 mega pixel flash camera, and a micro-SD expansion card slot. Samsung will also bundle document viewing software with the i310 and i320, for MS Office applications and Acrobat files.


3G: The next generation of high-speed wireless communications technology that promises data speeds up to 384 Kbps

Bluetooth: Short-range, broadband wireless technology used primarily for connecting computers to peripherals without cables.

CDMA (Code-Division Multiple Access): A digital cellular technology used primarily in the U.S. CDMA is promoted as providing better capacity for voice and data communications than other commercial mobile technologies.

EDGE(Enhanced Data rates for GSM Evolution): Allows data to be delivered at rates up to 384 Kbps. It is based on the GSM standard and, when implemented, is available over GSM networks.

GPS: Technology accessing the U.S. Global Positioning System that allows a user to determine position, altitude, and if moving, speed and direction anywhere on the planet.

GPRS (General Packet Radio Service): A standard for wireless data communications which runs at speeds up to 115 kilobits per second. Most GSM networks use GPRS for data communications.

GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications): The leading digital cellular system in the world (outside the U.S.). GSM service is available in more than 100 countries and has become the de facto standard in Europe and Asia.

VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol): Technology involving software and hardware that allows a user to place and receive phone calls over a computer connected to the Internet.

Wi-Fi (Wireless Fidelity): Short-range, broadband wireless technology used primarily for connecting computers to Local Area Networks for Internet and company server access.

new Parrot 3400 LS-GPS

Nicolas, the Corporate marketing & Web manager for Parrot S.A dropped me an email today on their new GPS handheld named the Parrot 3400 LS-GPS. The Parrot 3400 LS-GPS, is a TFT color hands-free car kit with a built-in GPS antenna, that will be launched at CES 2006 today. You can try it at the Parrot Booth in Las Vegas. The Parrot 3400 LS-GPS retail suggested price will be $399 (€329 in Europe). Another point noted by Nicolas is that the Parrot 3400 LS-GPS is a finalist in the Bluetooth Best of CES contest in the category of Automotive.

Another great feature of the Parrot 3400 LS-GPS is the large color screen that displays your phonebook with automatic synchronization with your Bluetooth phone. It also displays photos of your caller when receiving in-coming calls and features voice recognition too !

Parrot 3400 LS-GPS Tech Specs :

*Bluetooth hands-free kit with color screen and active GPS Antenna for 12 channels
*LCD Color screen 160 x 128 pixels, 262144 colors
* Adjustible brightness and contrast
* Customized color interface with wallpapers
* Caller photo display
* Display of the last numbers dialled, missed calls and calls received
* Echo cancellation
* Full duplex
* Voice recognition up to 150 names
* Hi-fi polyphonic ringtones
* Dimensions and Weight
LCD Screen/keypad: 64 x 58 x 20 mm (without antenna) – Weight: 60g
Parrot universal radio mute unit : 54 x 104 x 20mm – Weight 72 g
* Up to five mobile phones registered
* Address book synchronization

Samsung new gps phone with nice navigator

Samsung just released the STT-D370, a new GPS navigator in Korea that is the first of its kind; it connects to cellphones via Bluetooth. Oh, and it has Transport Protocol Experts Group (TPEG) and terrestrial DMB, but those aren’t as important as hooking up with your cellphone, obviously. This is supposed to be great because it allows someone to make calls, receive calls, or send TXT messages without having to lay a hand on a cell phone. This is great and all, you know, not having to look at a cell phone while you’re driving and all, but wait, aren’t you now looking at a different screen to do the same function.

One cool program the navigator will have is a built-in 3D map, which shows the road in front of you and directions where to turn. This is amazing: now you can look at the road and a virtual image of the road at the same time. The STT-D370 also functions as, whadda ya know, a GPS navigator, which gives the driver an optimal route and updates every 5 minutes. Basically if you buy the STT-D370 by Samsung, you’ll be paying $600 for a pretty normal GPS navigator so you can look at a little bigger screen instead of your cell phone

Thursday, June 7, 2007

iMate Jam Silver PDA Phone with 1 yr warranty

iMate Jam Silver,PDA Phone with 1 year manufacturer's warranty General Network GSM 900 / GSM 1800 / GSM 1900 Announced 2004, 4Q Status Available Size Dimensions 108 x 58 x 18 mm Weight 150 g Display Type TFT touchscreen, 65K colors Size 240 x 320 pixels, 42 x 57 mm - Handwriting recognition Ringtones Type Polyphonic (40 channels) Customization Download Vibration Yes Memory Phonebook In shared memory, Photo call Call records Yes Card slot SDIO/MMC, buy memory - 64MB RAM - Intel PXA272 416 MHz processor Data GPRS Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 - 48 kbps HSCSD No EDGE No 3G No WLAN No Bluetooth Yes Infrared port Yes USB Yes Features OS Microsoft Pocket PC 2003 SE OS Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Instant Messaging Browser WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML (PocketIE) Games Yes Colors Stylish black and silver Camera 1.3 MP, 1280x960 pixels, video - Pocket Office(Word, Excel, Outlook) - Java - Voice memo - MP3/AAC player - Video/audio album 0 - Built-in handsfree

slim Sony ericsson phone

The Sony Ericsson rumor mill has been churning things out at a wild rate in the last days and weeks, leading some (that some includes us) to speculate that a product launch (or two!) may be just around the corner. The latest fodder for our eyes to feast upon -- from left to right in the picture -- is the candybar codenamed "Nicole" and the slider called "Shinobu." The Shinobu is rumored to pack such niceties as HSDPA, 2.4 inch QVGA screen, 2 megapixel cam, and what appears to be a forward-facing camera into a svelte half-inch thick package. Nicole is touted to be the first handset under the Sony Ericsson / Sagem partnership and brings a 2 inch QCIF screen, 2 megapixel camera, and 3G (no word on flavor) also packed in a half-inch thin handset. Both pics smack of fan renders, so we will just have to cross our fingers and hope that Sony Ericsson spills the beans on these two in the near term.

Motorola E815

Introducing the powerful Motorola E815. This sleek, silver flip phone features a 1.3 megapixel camera, MP3 player, Bluetooth® wireless technology and impressive storage — letting you work and play hard, anywhere, anytime.