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Activate and Jailbreak your 3G iPhone with Pwnage Tool 2.0.1

The iPhone Dev Team have released version 2.0.1 of their infamous Pwnage Tool, which can now activate and jailbreak a 3G iPhone. Unfortunately, unlocking the phone for use with another SIM card is still a work-in-progress.  Read More

The Knight Rider GPS by Mio.

Always wanted to live out a “Hoff” fantasy - no, not drunkenly try to eat a hamburger, but rather driving around with the dulcet tones of K.I.T.T. riding shotgun? Well now thanks to the portable GPS navigation device maker Mio you can become a lone crusader and take a shadowy flight into the world of a man who does not exist. The Knight Rider GPS by Mio includes exclusive voice guidance and turn-by-turn directions featuring the original voice of K.I.T.T., William Daniels as well as a Knight Industries-approved LED display.  Read More

Mobile Internet use generated over $5 billion in 2007, and accounted for $1.7 billion in Q...

A combination of device availability, network speeds, content availability and consumer interest has lead to mobile Internet use reaching critical mass, states a report by Nielsen Mobile. The paper predicts that we can expect to see a rapid growth in consumer adoption and mobile marketing in the following years. Mobile Internet use generated over $5 billion in 2007, and accounted for $1.7 billion in Q1 of this year.  Read More

The Juicebar disposable mobile phone charger

July 8, 2008 The mobile telephone gold rush has made a fair percentage of the world's nouveau very rich, and spawned a lot of accessories of dubious value - this doesn't appear to be one of them. Once you've realised how essential a phone is, having a dead battery is just not an option. Being stranded without communication is not only an exasperating problem, but it can also put you in a dangerous predicament when you need to make an emergency call. Enter the Juicebar  Read More

The KickStart clamshell mobile phone.
 Pic courtesy Boy Genius Report.

July 7, 2008 Rumors of a low cost BlackBerry clamshell phone have been doing the rounds for a while now and appear to have reached critical mass. According to reports the new BlackBerry KickStart, will sell on US wireless provider T-Mobile for US$49.99 after subsidy with September the expected release date. RIM’s entry into the lower end of the market could well be in anticipation of the effect the imminent release of the iPhone will have on their traditionally higher-end market.  Read More

The Openmoko Neo FreeRunner

While Android, the open mobile platform developed by an alliance of some of the mobile phone and computing world’s biggest names, has attracted a lot of interest and support since it was announced late last year, it wasn’t actually the first open mobile computing platform. That title goes to Openmoko – a project founded by Taiwanese computer and components manufacturer First International Computer, Inc. (FIC), with the combined aims of developing an open source Linux based operating system designed for mobile phones and hardware devices on which the operating system, called Openmoko Linux, runs. The first smartphone released that supported the Openmoko Linux platform was the Neo 1973, which was released in July, 2007 but suffered from supplier shortages. Now Openmoko has announced their follow up – the Openmoko Neo FreeRunner – a mobile device that the company says will help to enable ubiquitous computing in the 21st century.  Read More

Polaroid PoGo Instant Mobile Printer

The new Polaroid PoGo Instant Mobile Printer allows users to print photos from their mobile phone or digital camera as soon as they take them. The pocket-sized inkless printer is portable, stylish and easy to use.  Read More

The Motorola Blaze with its protective flip-cover.

June 6, 2008 Motorola’s yet-to-be-released iPhone competitor is the Motorola Blaze, which boasts a haptic-feedback touchscreen with a protective flip top transparent plastic cover which also allows for the unit to be used with the cover closed. The phone also sports a 2 megapixel camera, EV-DO, GPS, Bluetooth and MobileTV.  Read More

The Quick Draw Clip System for personal organisation

For most people, the mobile telephone is their principal business tool. It needs to be conveniently accessible wherever they are for optimum productivity. If you move beyond your desk regularly, that means carrying it with you without losing that accessibility. The Quick Draw Clip System offers an instant, accessible and secure way to carry cell phones, iPods, GPS, gloves, cameras, tools, keys, two-way radios or anything else you can come up with!  Read More

Optoma Pico Handheld Projector

June 21, 2008 The promise of micro projector systems integrated into our phones, PDAs and video iPods has been one we have awaited expectantly for so long that it has almost achieved vapourware status. Now Optoma has announced the first Pico projector based on the DLP Pico chipset will available be THIS year. Smaller than most smart phones, this new micro-portable projector fits in your palm and is the ideal companion to ultra-portable media devices such as iPods, PDA's, smart phones and digital cameras. That’s an iPod driving the device in the image – can’t wait for this one!  Read More

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