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ThumbKey model for hand typing

Dasur’s line of keyboards for touch screen PDAs and smartphones yields potential typing speeds of up to 50 words per minute – matching the average speed of a professional typist. The SlideIt keyboard for stylus users and the ThumbKey model for hand typing both support all versions of Microsoft’s Windows Mobile.  Read More

CSR has announced MusiCore1

CSR has announced MusiCore1, the first fully featured single-chip for mobile phones that includes both a stereo audio processor and Bluetooth capabilities – saving 75% of the cost of an audio processor, and 36mm squared of space. MusiCore1 allows 100 hours of music playback, and can decode MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA and SBC files.  Read More


March 29, 2008 InventorSpot have reviewed eMotion’s new portable media player which is charged by solar panels built into the back of the device. The EM-SOL1GIG not only charges itself from the Sun, but with the use of a charger adapter the EM-SOL1GIG can be used to charge other portable devices such as mobile phones, MP3/MP4 players, laptops, digital cameras and other portable Lithium battery devices. The device supports a maximum SD card size of 2GB and files can be transferred on and off using the built-in SD card reader. The EM-SOL1GIG also comes with a long list of media capabilities including the ability to play music and video, display photos and books and play games – albeit on a 320x240 screen.  Read More

Gresso Avantgarde Collection: Luna Steel

March 27, 2008 High-end mobile phone manufacturer Gresso has added to its Avantgarde Collection with the release of the Steel series - two new luxury handsets that integrate aircraft steel into the slim-line design.  Read More

modu: the world's lightest mobile phone

March 26, 2008 The diminutive modu has taken the title of "World's lightest mobile phone" with the 40.1 g (1.41 oz) handset's claim made official by the Guinness World Records. Although it's a great talking point, the record is secondary to the innovation offered by the multi-tasking phone that will launch in Q4 this year. As the name suggests, modu is designed as a modular device that will be complemented by a range of "ecosystem partners" - interchangeable add-on enclosures that transform the appearance and user interface of the phone, as well as dedicated consumer electronics devices such as MP4 players, digital photo frames, car stereos and cameras that directly integrate the modu. In other words, modu is a mobile phone that also acts bit like a SIM card with a brain to form the basic building block in a potentially wide ranging personal communications and entertainment system.  Read More

Cellular Signal Amplifier

March 24, 2008 At this year’s CES we mentioned MoGo Wireless Inc’s intelligent amplifiers for cellular phones. Well now they’re here, branded as Cellranger, and starting what the company proclaims is “a new product segment superior to the current array of amplifiers offered in today's market”. The US$149 product is claimed to significantly increase signal strength, enable usage in areas where it previously wasn’t possible and a reduced number of dropped calls. Laptop users with broadband cellular air cards also experience increased data rates and reliability.  Read More

Bluetooth headset with larynx microphone

March 20, 2008 Larynx microphones are ideal for transmitting voice electronically because your voice is directly transmitted from the larynx, with noise suppression of up to 10 dB - meaning they reduce ambient noise to close to zero. They’re used by special ops teams all over the world already, and now they’re available for a mobile phone so you can make calls in a noisy factory, or while jogging, skiing, cycling, and even riding a motorcycle or driving an open top car.  Read More

W890i Walkman Phone

Sony Ericsson’s W890i Walkman phone provides users with 2GB of storage capacity - or 1800 songs - high speed wireless broadband and a 3.2 megapixel camera.  Read More

LucidTouch – the see-through mobile device

March 7, 2008 Touch is a compelling input modality for interactive devices, but fingers get in the way on the small screen of a mobile device. Microsoft held its annual Techfest earlier this week, showing a range of new technologies certain to play a role in the future of mankind. One that jumped out at us was the LucidTouch, a mobile device that addresses this limitation by allowing the user to control the application by touching the back of the see-through device. The key to making the LucidTouch usable is pseudo-transparency: by overlaying an image of the user’s hands onto the screen, Microsoft has created the illusion of the mobile device itself being semitransparent, allowing users to accurately acquire targets while not obscuring the screen with their fingers and hand.  Read More

Sony Ericsson T303 slider phone

March 5, 2008 Sony Ericsson has unveiled its new T303 handset. Pitched at a "style-conscious audience", the compact (83 x 47 x 14.7 mm) slider phone design features a chrome finished metal housing and 1.8 inch mirrored screen as well as covering the stock-standard functionality bases with Bluetooth™, FM radio and media player, Internet and built-in camera (though the latter is a little light on megapixels - 1.3 - by today's standards).  Read More

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