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IDAPT innovative adapter

December 10, 2007 As portable devices such as mobile phones, MP3 players, digital cameras and handheld gaming devices proliferate in the home, so too do the number re-chargers and cables adding clutter to our benchtops. The latest solution to cross the Gizmag desk is the IDAPT "innovative adapter", a convenient multi-purpose charger with interchangeable connections that enables simultaneous charging of a wide range of mobile devices.  Read More

Garmin Street Pilot c550

December 7, 2007 Sick of leafing through travel guides planning your next tour? Now you can be informed about hundreds of historical sites without leaving the comfort of your car. Inspired by hand-held audio guides, the RoadTour SatNav application marries GPS functionality with a lesson in history, alerting drivers to places of historical interest as they motor through the countryside.  Read More

Belkin Bluetooth USB Adapter

December 6, 2007 It is estimated that 93 million camera phones will be sold by 2011* and while in-built camera technology has improved dramatically, the process of transferring images from your phone to your PC can still be little complicated. Belkin's latest solution is a Bluetooth USB Adapter that wirelessly transfers full-resolution photos from your camera phone directly to your PC.  Read More

Biometric protection - GoPal P4425

December 4, 2007 Theft of personal navigation devices (PNDs) is on the rise with several European and US cities reporting that GPS devices are the most commonly stolen items in cars today. To combat this, MEDION AG and AuthenTec have announced the launch of the world’s first personal navigation device to use a fingerprint sensor to enhance user security and deter device theft.  Read More

Sony Ericsson P1i

December 3, 2007 Sony Ericsson has expanded the company’s P-series smartphone range with the release of the P1i. Building on the feature set of earlier models, the Sony Ericsson P1i supports a range of push corporate and consumer email, is WLAN and VoIP enabled and supports connectivity via hi-speed 3G and WiFi. Designed as a complete mobile office solution with its compact size and multimedia capabilities, the P1i is powered by the Symbian operating system (v9.1) and UIQ 3.1, an open platform based on Symbian OS v9.2.  Read More

LG Viewty - 120 fps video capture

November 26, 2007 With most camera phones able to capture video at either 15 or 30 frames per second (fps), LG Electronics has made a big leap forward with the unveiling its new LG Viewty (KU990) mobile phone- a handset that sports advanced digital camera features and the ability to record video at up to an impressive 120 fps. This allows users to seamlessly watch "DVD-like" content, even in slow motion. Like the recently announced Nokia N82 the LG Viewty also boasts a 5.0-megapixel camera and xenon flash, adding strength to the argument that camera phones are now a serious option for those looking to ditch their dedicated camera for the convenience of carrying only one device.  Read More

November 22, 2007 As social networking explodes around the world so have the number of applications designed to make users' lives easier when interacting online, particularly in relation to sharing videos and photos. With options now abounding for the budding social networker - from Facebook to YouTube, Flickr and endless others - ShoZu has announced a new picture messaging/MMS service that offers simultaneous transfer of your latest camera phone snapshots to your Facebook page, personal blog and best friend’s email without creating multiple messages.  Read More

Nokia N82 'multimedia computer'

November 16, 2007 Nokia has announced another addition to it’s Nseries range of “multimedia computers” with the successor to the N95, the Nokia N82. Optimized for navigation, photography and internet connectivity featuring A-GPS, 5 megapixel camera with Xenon flash and Carl Zeiss optics, the Nokia N82 also incorporates all the multimedia computer features common to Nokia Nseries within a candy-bar design.  Read More

Camera phones like Nokia's new N82 (pictured) are a growth platform for interactive advert...

November 16, 2007 Marketers are always looking for new ways to reach customers and the ongoing boom in mobile phones has seen mobile marketing become an important part of the mix. Now SnapTell, a provider of image-recognition-based mobile marketing solutions, has announced the release of its "Snap.Send.Get" solution that converts every camera phone into an opt-in marketing device. Snap.Send.Get enables consumers to obtain information with the snap of a photo while marketers, in the process, get to create a personalized and targeted brand conversation with their customers. The SnapTell solution works with all camera phones, using existing collateral and product packaging, thereby doing away with the need for special barcodes or additional software.  Read More

The Venturi Mini

November 14, 2007 Cable connections are dying a slow death at the hands of convenient, wireless Bluetooth devices like this one. The Venturi Mini is a wireless music streaming and hands-free telephone gadget that works with most phones – but it’s the combination of new-world Bluetooth with the old-school technology of short-range FM radio transmission that makes this handy toy work with almost all car stereo.  Read More

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