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The BlueAnt Supertooth 3 portable speakerphone

Anticipating the changing of handsfree driving laws in the US, BlueAnt Wireless’ has released a new portable speakerphone device called the Supertooth 3 Bluetooth Handsfree, which incorporates advanced ‘Text-to-Speech’ technology with voice prompts providing guidance to help users pair the device and upload their mobile phone’s address book. The unit supports a selection of six different languages including American English, Spanish, French, Italian, German and British English, so that when a call is received, the Supertooth 3 announces the incoming caller’s name or Caller ID and the user can then verbally accept or reject the call.  Read More

Nuance demonstrates open voice search prototype

June 12, 2008 Nuance Communications has shown a prototype "open voice search" application on the Apple iPhone that promises simple “say anything” mobile web search capabilities.  Read More

Apple's 3G iPhone

June 10, 2008 After months of speculation the odds were pretty safe - Apple has announced the roll-out of the new iPhone™ 3G.  Read More

It may have taken a while to get traction, but GPS appears to be the next technology destined for ubiquity. A new research report from Parks Associates indicates that by 2012, more than one in ten humans will buy a GPS-enabled mobile device each year.  Read More

Jawbone Bluetooth Headset

Aliph has introduced a new version of its Jawbone Bluetooth Headset, which won an International CES Innovations Design and Engineering Award last year. The new model is 50% smaller than its predecessor and up to ten times more effective than competing headsets at eliminating background noise according to the manufacturers.  Read More

Special Forces Smart Noise Cancellation Ear Buds with built-In GPS

With more than half the world carrying a mobile phone and some of the best brains in the world focussed on differentiating the next generation of mobile services and functionality, it was interesting to see Silynx’s C4OPS GenNext headset system displayed for the first time at the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference in Florida recently. Most of the functionality does not translate readily to non-combat environments, but what it can do is simply amazing.  Read More

The 3G Apple iPhone - what are the real chances?

June 5, 2008 You know an event has captured public interest when the bookmakers start laying odds, so you’d better believe that next Monday’s Keynote by Steve Jobs is now an event of international import. The latest odds suggest he’ll be pulling the wraps off a "thin" (less than 0.46in or 11.6mm deep) iPhone with 3G and 32GB of memory and that Apple's stock (AAPL) will close higher than its opening value that day. You knew that? Then put your money where your mouth is, Mr Smartypants, because the odds on offer are much better than bank interest.  Read More

Bluetrek Metal

ModeLabs Group has added the 4mm thin Bluetrek Metal to its line of Bluetooth products. The 5.5-gram model uses a sturdy metal framed design and promises up to five hours in talk mode and more than seven days in sleep mode.  Read More

White Diamonds Collection

Not satisfied with the innocuous grey or black of standard mobiles? Perhaps these unique diamond encrusted phones from Gresso are what you’ve been looking for. But such exclusivity comes at a price - 9,000 and 33,000 euros (around US$14,000 and $52,000) depending on the model.  Read More

Uniden TRAX Series

May 27, 2008 Uniden's new TRAX Series GPS units feature 360 Degree 3D "Landmark Technology" which shows key landmarks in 3D from any angle including a ‘fly around’ 360 degree mode. In major metropolitan areas elevated city maps, contours and rises on the road are also represented in 3D from any angle. The TRAX Series also include Text to Speech with Spoken Street Names and, as with Uniden’s previous releases, some models also include integrated Bluetooth capabilities to deliver hands-free mobile phone communication via the unit. The high definition, LCD touch screens are non-reflective for easier viewing and there is also an automatic day/night mode.  Read More

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