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Samsung Memoir 8 mpx touchscreen camera phone

Samsung Mobile and T-Mobile USA finally unveiled the mobile world's best unkept secret, the 8-megapixel touch-screen Memoir camera phone at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week, using supermodel and photographer Helena Christensen as the celebrity spokeseperson and evangelist. The phone will be available exclusively through T-Mobile USA beginning February 25, 2009.  Read More

iPhone app creates card counting device

Looks like crafty iPhone app developers have come up with another handy use for the iPhone. The Las Vegas Review-Journal is reporting that California gaming authorities are warning their Nevada neighbors to be on the lookout for gamblers using blackjack card-counting programs such as Card Counter or A Blackjack Card Counter that run on either the iPhone or iPod Touch.  Read More

The Mophie juice pack air comes in a range of colors

With battery life still the biggest gripe from iPhone users it’s not surprising to see iPhone accessory maker Mophie adding to their line of external batteries with the Mophie juice pack air for 3G iPhones, which virtually doubles the battery life of the device.  Read More

The Dell Mini 10

Dell has announced a 10-inch model to join it's Mini line-up, the Inspiron Mini 10. Weighing in at 2.86 lbs (1.3 kgs), the Mini 10 features a multi-touch trackpad with gesture support, an HDMI output, and a 92% keyboard that solves two common netbook keyboard issues by adding a properly sized right Shift key, and not putting a Function key where you expect the left Control key to be.  Read More

At  USD 250, the AV310 offers a high level of personal adjustment, including focus for eac...

Vuzix Corporation's iWear® AV310 Widescreen headset is now on retail shelves. The 16:9 aspect ratio AV310 is compatible with all NTSC and PAL devices with video output, iPod, portable media players, video cameras, cell phones with video output and equates to viewing a virtual 52’ screen from 9-feet. At USD 250, it offers a high level of personal adjustment, including focus for each eye, so you can create your own virtual entertainment environment almost anywhere.  Read More

Nokia N86 Smartphone

It looks like Nokia has pulled out all the stops in delivering a potentially paradigm shifting N86 cameraphone with a camera that they claim has SLR-like optics and is good enough to replace your current compact digital one. With 8GB of internal storage, and a lens system from Carl Zeiss, this device can capture still images at 8 megapixels, as well as 640x480 video 30 frames per second. The camera has a F2.4 aperture (so it's able to handle low light conditions) and includes a high intensity dual LED flash. Nokia is also using the internal GPS in the device to geo-tag all the photos.  Read More

Not necessarily for the environmentally conscious - the Coral-200-Solar

It's sometimes difficult in a white-bread-world to empathise with the have-nots, and we found some of the other media coverage of this story quite amusing. The Caribbean-based Digicel Group used the Barcelona Mobile World Congress to launch the world’s first low-cost solar-powered mobile phone yesterday and it's not designed for the environmentally conscious, but for the two billion people in the world who have limited or no access to electricity. The reason it doesn't have the high-end functionality we regard as essential is that its target audience is both functionally and technologically illiterate and the Coral-200-Solar will almost certainly be the first and possibly only phone they will ever own.  Read More

17-inch unibody MacBook Pro in pieces

Most sane people wouldn't even think about grabbing a Torx screwdriver, cracking open a brand new 17-inch unibody MacBook Pro, and completely disassembling it...that is, unless they work for iFixit, who do that kind of thing for a living.  Read More

Windows Mobile 6.5

When Apple's iPhone first hit the stores two years ago, it was a revelation in slick, simple user interface design that left competition reeling as it quickly achieved cult status. Such ease of use, however, comes at the expense of some functionality and configurability that many users expect from their smartphones, leaving the door wide open for platforms like Android, Symbian and Windows Mobile to go for the power-user market if they can just address their interface issues and build something slick and sexy that does what the iPhone can't. Gizmodo has shown the first hands-on look we've seen at Windows Mobile 6.5, which doesn't add a lot of new features, but makes WM much more finger-friendly and puts some surprisingly effective lipstick on the old girl.  Read More

The Telstra Mobile Broadband Turbo 21 modem (TOP) and the BigPond Wireless Broadband 21 US...

Australia’s Telstra was tooting its horn last night at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona with news its Telstra Next G network was declared the world’s fastest national mobile broadband network by the Guinness World Records with speeds of 21Mbps.  Read More

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