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  Panasonic Introduces New Cordless Telephone for People with Hearing Loss, Low Vision, Arthritis
Panasonic, developer of cordless home telephones, has announced a new cordless telephone designed with three unique features which make it easy for use by people with hearing loss, low vision and arthritis.
  90 Percent of U.S. Customers Own a Tablet or Consider Buying One: Survey
Mobile tablets are the new sought after device for a majority of Americans. Around 90 percent of U.S. consumers either own a tablet or will consider buying one, according to a survey by Samsung Mobile. The survey analyzed the most common use cases for mobile tablets among Americans who already own or would consider purchasing a mobile tablet.
  Sprint Offers Innovative Smartphones and Tablets on Father's Day
Offering a large selection of affordable and feature-rich phones to help dad fill all the roles he manages in life, Sprint wants to help customers find the perfect gift for dad this Father's Day (June 19).
  Nintendo DS Lite Reduced to $99 on June 5
The best-selling video game system ever, the Nintendo DS Lite, announce its price reduction to $99.99 effective June 5. The price is coming down from the current $129.99.
  U.S. Household Spending on Consumer Electronics Decreased in Past 12 Months: CEA Survey
U.S. households spent $201 less on consumer electronics (CE) products in the past 12 months as compared with the previous year, according to a survey by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA).
  Sparkbuy, CEO Shapiro Snatched Up by Google after Six Months of Operation
Talk about robbing the cradle. According to Business Insider, Google has swept up a newborn batting the butterflies in its cradle, Seattle-area Sparkbuy, described as a six-month old search engine for consumer electronics devices.
  LG Counters Sony's Patent Infringement Claims with its Own
LG Electronics Inc. is fighting back in a patent-infringement battle with Sony Corp. by filing a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission to block sales of Sony Bravia television and PlayStation 3, and bar its entry into the United States.
  Panasonic Introduces Lumix Cameras with New Features
Panasonic has introduced multiple new cameras in recent weeks beginning at the CES 2011 Expo. However, they aren't stopping there. Today, Panasonic let the public in on the new point-and- shoot camera line with a huge variety of added features and upgrades.
  New HD Flip Video Cameras Offer Next-Gen Quality, More Fun
Flip has announced a new line-up for it Flip Video "shoot-and-share" cameras -UltraHD and MinoHD - that take the well-known cameras' simplicity and affordability a step further and offer extended personalization capabilities and improved video quality.
  Amazon is Getting Around: Best Buy Announces Plans to Retail Kindle Devices
Best Buy is not new to the e-reader market. It already offers Barnes & Noble's competitive Nook e-reader and several models of Sony's e-reader devices.
  In-Stat Projects Rapid Adoption of SuperSpeed USB into Digital Cameras, Camcorders
The desirability of SuperSpeed USB is becoming more apparent as picture file sizes increase with camera resolution, and as camcorders move from standard-definition (SD) to high-definition (HD), according to a research report published by In-Stat.
  Nokia Unveils Nokia X3, the First 'Touch and Type' Phone from Nokia
Nokia recently disclosed the super slim Nokia X3 Touch and Type. It consists of a touch screen and conventional 12 button phone keypad. Nokia X3 is the first 'Touch and Type' phone from Nokia. It enables people to rapidly tap on the bright color touch screen. It also provides users the facility of complete keypad for quick fire text messages and phone calls. The Nokia X3 is expected to be on sale in the third quarter. The price will be around EUR 125, excluding taxes and subsidies.
  Audiovox 7" Portable DVD Player with FLO TV Launched
The new Audiovox 7" Portable DVD Player with FLO TV service has been introduced by Audiovox Corporation, a recognized player in the marketing of automotive entertainment, vehicle security and remote start systems, consumer electronics and consumer electronic accessories.
  Dell Streak Offers Social Connection on the Move
The Dell Streak is a carbon black Android-based tablet having a 5-inch display. It is developed mainly to provide fabulous entertainment, social connection, and navigation experience while on the move. The 5-inch screen has enough space that makes it the best choice to experience a large number of Android Market widgets, games and applications. It has a built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth capability and 3G connectivity which aid users to easily download and listen to music, update social networking status concurrently, and stay in touch with friends and family via e-mail, text, IM, and voice calls. Also, Dell Streak is portable.
  Techaisle Forecasts 13 percent Growth in Netbooks Sales in 2010
36 million netbooks are likely to be purchased globally by businesses and consumers in 2010, a growth rate of 13 percent from 2009, according to Techaisle.
  Boston Power's Sonata Powers New Line of Commercial Notebook PCs from ASUS
Consumer notebook vendor ASUS has picked Boston-Power's Sonata lithium-ion battery platform for its new line of commercial notebook PCs - the B Series models.
  Netbooks Hit the Runway -- Computer Clutches as a Fashion Fad?!
The fashion industry is worth over $20 billion in annual revenue, so it makes sense that some tech companies would consider a makeover. Hewlett Packard leads the pack with its release of a designer notebook, the HP Mini 210 Butterfly Lovers edition.
  Eye-Fi Pro X2: Much Improved, and Still More Than SD Storage
The Eye-Fi's been around for a while. It lets you upload your photos to your computer automatically and wirelessly "whenever you snap them," Null says: "If you want, it will also send them to Flickr, Facebook, or just about anywhere else."
  Nintendo Wins Round Against Anascape
Score one for Nintendo: The video game giant won a ruling in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit against Anascape.
  Microvision Receives $8.5 Million Purchase Order
Microvision, a developer of ultra-miniature projection display products, has received an $8.5 million purchase order for its new ultra-miniature PicoP laser projection display engine from a consumer electronics customer.
  GigaOM Pro Releases Report on Paid Content Market
GigaOM Pro has released a new report titled "Paid Content," which states that the market for paid content will reach $36 billion by 2014 as a result of an ever-growing user base, migration from physical formats to digital distribution, and a proliferation of new connected devices.
  Apple Outshines Competitors in Profits
Deutsche Bank looked at numbers from the 10 PC makers in the world and Apple came in with a margin of 36 percent for its operating profits
  Mplayit Evaluates Google, Android, BlackBerry Usage
The data shows that the iPhone is used for games 64 percent of the time, BlackBerry 33 percent and Android 17 percent. Android is used for mobile apps 83 percent of the time and BlackBerry 67 percent, whereas the iPhone is used for mobile apps 36 percent of the time.
  HP Introduces Ultra-Thin, Touch-Enabled Convertible Tablet and Notebook PC
HP has unveiled an ultra-thin, touch-enabled convertible tablet and notebook PC, which the company said will help small- to mid-size businesses to achieve greater efficiency.
  World Cup Drives Flat Panel TV Growth in Brazil
The World Cup this summer is expected to drive flat panel TV growth in Brazil. According to a report by DisplaySearch, the TV market in Brazil has historically experienced a surge in TV demand every four years when the World Cup takes place.
  New Nintendo DSi XL Needs More Than a New Feature to Compete with e-Readers
In addition to a number of new game launches for the Wii console and new games for download directly from WiiWare, the gamemaker is gaining most interest around the announcement of the new Nintendo DSi XL hand-held system, which reportedly launches March 28.
  Overall Wireless LAN Market Revenues to Rebound in 2010
According to Dell'Oro Group, the projected market revenue of $5.5 billion in 2010 will exceed the market's revenue record set in 2008.
  Panasonic and Angels Baseball Collaborate to Improve Fan Experience
Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company recently upgraded the Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Calif. with its latest Panasonic display technologies to further enhance the fan experience.
  Boost Mobile, Kyocera Launch Sanyo Incognito Clamshell Mobile Phone
The new device also provides users a PC-like experience at all times and offers 3G capabilities and an internal QWERTY keyboard so users can get connected to friends and family via social networking sites and share content.
  Blu-Ray and Network Connectivity Making Rapid Entry in Disc Player/Recorder Market: In-Stat
In-Stat, a market intelligence firm that provides analytical inferences and predictions about the Mobile Internet and Digital Entertainment ecosystems based upon technical, market and end-user research and database models, has reportedly claimed that high-volume shipments of Blu-ray players, most of which feature network connectivity, are finally making inroads into the broader disc player and recorder market, in its newly launched research report that covers the worldwide market for DVD players and recorders.
  OtterBox Launches Commuter Series for Samsung OMNIA II i8000
OtterBox has launched the Commuter Series for Samsung OMNIA II i8000. The Commuter Series will protect the phone on or off the slopes. OtterBox produces premier protective solutions for global handheld manufacturers, wireless carriers and distributors.
  All New Nokia N900 to Run On Maemo OS
The brand-new and much-awaited N900 is the first handset by Nokia to run on the Maemo operating system.
  Another Apple Rumor - iPhone OS 4.0 To Be Released?
Fox News's Clayton Morris has reported that he spoke to a source at Apple who told him the event "would likely focus on three projects: "The tablet device, iPhone 4, and a new round of iLife 2010 software. While we won't see new iPhone hardware just yet, we will see the next-generation software."
  Apple's 'Special Event' - A Tablet Sighting?
Apple sent out one of their typically wordy, informative e-mails to journalists: "Please join Apple on January 27 for a Special Event," and "Come see our latest creation." These guys do PR the way Bill Belichick does press conferences.
  SANYO Unveils 'eneloop Music Booster' Rechargeable Battery for Music Devices
SANYO North America Corporation, an energy and environment conscious company reportedly announced the introduction of "eneloop music booster," which is a rechargeable DC 9V battery unit for music devices.
  Cobra to Provide AURA Database on Motorola GPS Navigation Systems
Cobra Electronics, a designer and marketer of communication and navigation products, has announced that its AURA Camera and Driving Hazard Database will now be available on Motorola GPS Navigation systems in North America and throughout Europe.
  ProVision Enables Secure Streaming of Live HD Video Across Multiple Rooms
ProVision, has stated their new AXAR1500, a consumer electronics technology system can securely stream live HD to all rooms of the home and has been selected by UKTI to highlight the best of British technology at CES Unveiled.
  ViewSonic Rolls Out Greener Smarter LED Monitors
The new ViewLED eco-friendly offerings from ViewSonic enable consumers to experience dynamic entertainment in any room of the home.
  Mobile Electronics Lead Consumer Device Sales
Though the weak economy has had impact across most consumer markets, even that obstacle has not halted a broader migration to use of mobile and portable devices.
  OtterBox Intros Tandem Series, Will Offer Enhanced Protection to Palm Pre Users
OtterBox, a provider of premier protective solutions for global handheld manufacturers, wireless carriers and distributors has reportedly announced it will launch a new case line called the Tandem Series.
  360Media Unveils New Line of Online Video Services for Retailers and Consumer Electronics Companies
360 Media's video service provides retailers with product videos utilizing existing product photography and video at a fraction of the cost of a full-service production.
  Plantronics Helps More Drivers Prepare for Hands-Free Laws
Bluetooth headsets offered by Plantronics to drivers in Oregon and the Big Island include the Plantronics Voyager PRO and the Plantronics Discovery 975.
  2.5 Billion Connected Data-Centric Devices by 2014
This growth also means good news for OEM and retail MVNOs as ABI expects OEMs and large retailers selling these products to become major providers of the cellular connectivity they use over the next few years.
  Speck Intros New Cases for Western Digital's My Passport, Smaller Portable Hard Drives
Speck, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based provider of cases, bags and packs for the latest popular portable electronic devices, reportedly has introduced its latest line of cases specially designed for the recently-launched Western Digital's My Passport portable storage device, other smaller portable hard drives, as well as electronic devices. The newest line of cases rolled-out by Speck recently include: SkinPro, TwoZip and TechStyle. All the three offerings are available in three all-new distinctive designs and styles, Speck said.
  Nokia 6700 Slide, 7230 Unveiled
Both the models that are expected to become available in the first quarter of 2010, comes in various fresh colors, with innovative imaging features, offering quick access to popular social networking communities.
  Top 10 Mobile Apps in 2012
That would be a modification of the prevailing wisdom that there is no killer app for mobile or broadband, and that no single killer app ever will be created. But Sandy Shen, Gartner research director, thinks it is possible that niche killer apps are a definite likelihood.
  Backing up iPhone Address Book Tool Offered
O3SIS, a Gemalto company, is a mobile software tools vendor. The O3SIS SyncML Client allows iPhone users to protect their address book through simple back-up and synchronization with the Deutsche Telekom address book on the O3SIS' secured server.
  Atheros Intros AR6133 Smart Combination Solution
Atheros Communications, a provider of technologies for wireless and wired communications, has announced the AR6133 smart combination solution, a new member of the Atheros Radio-on-Chip for Mobile (ROCm) family.
  InfoSonics Brings verykool i305 Cell Phone to Central America
InfoSonics Corporation, a provider and a distributor of wireless handsets and accessories serving Latin America, recently announced that carriers in Central America have approved its latest cell phone, verykool i305.
  'All-in-One' PCs Category Forecast to Nearly Double from 2008-2012
The launch of Windows 7 has resulted in a surge of new "all-in-one" PC announcements by traditional PC vendors and monitor brands -- most recently Apple's two new iMacs. AIOs have been around for many years, but new ones address entry-level price points, while others promote the use of touch as a new interface for personal computing.
  Sony Ericsson to Pre-Load Scanbuy's Mobile Barcode Application
The ScanLife mobile application converts a typical camera phone into a universal barcode reader. With one scan, the application can automatically link to a specific Web site, launch a video, dial a phone number, and more.
  Plantronics Helps Ontario Drivers Comply with New Hands-Free Law
Plantronics is encouraging all Ontario drivers to prepare for the new law that mandates the use of hands-free devices when using mobile phones on the road. The law will be effective from October 26 and Plantronics suggests users to educate themselves on the hands-free options available and following safety tips.
  Can Mobile Devices Replace PCs?
For now, the vast majority of consumers prefer the PC to a mobile device for most Internet-based activities, but things are changing as smartphones gain wider adoption.
  In-Stat Report Indicates a Sign of Maturity in PND Market
In-Stat's latest research, "Personal Navigation Devices: Worldwide Shipment Growth Continues Despite Increasing Competition from GPS-enabled Handsets," which covers the worldwide market for personal navigation devices, has indicated a sign of maturity in the personal navigation device (PND) market as price points decline sharply, consolidation occurs, and shipment growth slows down.
  Are Android Phones of Today the Zune Music Players of Tomorrow?
But for those that want this iPhone look-alike without using what many consider a second-tier wireless operator, they will soon be able go through Verizon Wireless, which last week announced it had forged what it calls "a groundbreaking agreement" with Google around Android.
  Atheros Releases Integrated 2-Stream 11n Solutions
The two new designs from Atheros target the PC and broadband consumer premises equipment (CPE) markets. These designs integrate the MAC/baseband and radio transceiver, two enhanced MIMO power amplifiers and low noise amplifiers, and the transmit/receive switch onto a single chip which in turn enables a new class of 11n products.
  Adobe and Qualcomm Collaborate on Open Screen Project to Enhance Flash Player 10.1
Adobe and Qualcomm are reportedly working together as part of the Open Screen Project aimed at enhancing and dramatically increasing the performance of Adobe Flash Player 10.1 for Qualcomm's chipsets targeted at smartphones and smartbooks. The first consumer devices ready to support Flash Player 10.1 will be smartbooks and smartphones from companies such as Toshiba and will be based on Qualcomm's Snapdragon chipset.
  AT&T and Garmin Offer New Navigation Phone
Garmin nuvifone G60 is a touch screen handset designed with a focus on navigation features. The navigation phone is also claimed to be the one of the easiest-to-use location experiences available because it is the only phone to fully integrate the GPS navigator with voice, data and mobile Web.
  In Search of More Power
One of the downsides – perhaps THE downside to mobile broadband devices – is the quest for electricity, a constant battle to keep the battery charged up and topped off so you can make the phone call you want, post the pictures and blog posts as soon as possible, and get the latest minute-by-minute tweets out. At a minimum you need to keep the smartphone charged up and ready to go, but more than likely you also have something with an almost 100 percent keyboard – netbook or laptop -- that also needs to be fed on a regular basis.
  Nokia Prices Netbook out of the U.S. Market
Last week, Nokia formally announced pricing on its shiny new netbook, the Booklet 3G. At a list price of 575 euros or around $820 in Yankee dollars, company executives have proven that they don't "get it" when it comes to pricing in the U.S. market.
  ChicBuds Intros New Sporty Designer Headphone Series
San Diego, Calif.-based chicBuds electronics announced the launch of its new line of designer ear electronics with its DJ Sport Headphones. The company already produces chicBuds earphones with Swarovski Crystals, RockBuds Retractable Inner Earbuds and PinkTooth Wireless Headsets.
  Netbooks Now Contribute to Greater Share of Notebook PC Market
In Q2'09, total notebook PC units sold surged past the 38 million mark, says DisplaySearch. The mini-note book market displayed 40 percent Q/Q growth, contributing for 22.2 percent share to the portable computer market in Q2 09. Larger notebook PCs, on the other hand, grew 22 percent Q/Q.
  Report: US Consumers Transit to Internet-Powered World
Forrester Research's annual survey of consumers' technology adoption and attitudes shows that Americans of all ages continue to adopt a digital lifestyle.
  Bluetooth Usage Drops
Good or bad news, depending on your point of view: Owners of Bluetooth headsets in the U.S. are using them less frequently.
  California Micro Devices Debuts LuxGuard ESD Protection Solution for HBLED
California Micro Devices has unveiled a new product in its LuxGuard family of turnkey solutions for electrostatic discharge protection for high brightness LED lighting applications.
  Sprint, HTC Release HTC Touch Pro2
Sprint and HTC are offering the HTC Touch Pro2. The device combines Windows Mobile 6.1, TouchFLO user interface and a variety of fun-to-use entertainment applications.
  Mobile Processor Market Driven by Next Generation Mobile Devices: In-Stat
A recent study from In-Stat shows mobile market is the highest growth end segment for the semiconductor industry.
  Renesas Enhances Mobile Image Capture with Scalado
Scalado SpeedTags technology will reportedly be integrated with the Mobile Application Processors being developed by global chipset manufacturer Renesas Technology. Scalado SpeedTags provides accelerated image capture and management for camera phones. The integration of this solution with Renesas' processors will help the delivery of enhanced high-quality multi-megapixel mobile imaging and help end users to manage the larger files produced by the high-resolution image sensors.
  Americans Are Missing That Loving Feeling Shopping Online: Survey
There is no doubt that online shopping brings piece of mind and convenience, especially during the holiday season when most Americans rather get a root canal then step foot in any retail store.
  Big Record for Small Parts Technology
The Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies, also known as PEN, reportedly announced that the number of nanotechnology consumer products has just gone beyond the millennial mark for the very first time, thus indicating that this incredibly 'small things' industry has gone beyond the basic development phase and is now getting ready for the big time market expansion. "The use of nanotechnology in consumer products continues to grow rapidly," said David Rejeski, director of PEN, in a statement. "When we launched the inventory in March 2006 we only had 212 products."
  Inflection Point for Internet TV in 2014?
But they will do so only when confident that any major change in distribution will not erode overall revenues. And the big threat is damage to the DVD revenue stream that online will not replace.
  U.S. Cell Phone Owners Spend an Average on $60 Per Handset on Mobile Accessories
From batteries and bedazzled cases, cell phone accessories are hot among handset-toting U.S. consumers.
  Jabra's New Wireless Headset Makes it Easier to Connect Two Bluetooth Devices
If you love your BlackBerry or iPhone, but you still fumble around your over-stuffed messenger bag to turn down the ringer when you're out to lunch, Jabra's got a new device that might make your life a little easier.
  CopyTele Enters into Engagement Agreement with ZQX Advisors
CopyTele, Inc. has reportedly entered into an agreement with ZQX Advisors, LLC, a Minnesota limited liability company engaged in the business of assisting CopyTele, to seek business opportunities and licenses for its electrophoretic display technology (E-paper) and its related intellectual property, particularly its patent portfolio. Under the deal, ZQX Advisors will receive an agreed to percentage of any proceeds CopyTele receives on its electrophoretic display technology, as compensation for its services.
  Nokia to Step into the PC World
Nokia, a reputed name in mobile telecommunications industry, has reportedly announced its plan to enter the PC world with the launch of its first netbook, Nokia Booklet 3G. The company's very first netbook, the Booklet 3G, will use Microsoft's Windows software and Intel's Atom processor with up to 12 hours of battery life, and weighing 1.25 kilograms. It is aimed to deliver rich experience of a full-function PC inside an ultra-portable aluminum chassis, with a broad range of connectivity options.
  Report: Small/Medium TFT LCDs to Change Next Year
DisplaySearch has reportedly predicted that small/medium TFT LCDs are set to experience dramatic changes over the next year. The market research and consulting firm has released the 2009 edition of its Annual Small/Medium TFT LCD and AMOLED Product Roadmap Report. This unique offering provides an analysis of the roadmaps for small/medium TFT LCD and AMOLED display products and technologies by applications.
  Eviant Intros T7 7-Inch Digital Portable TV for Dorm Rooms
Eviant has reportedly announced the launch of its T7 7" digital portable set targeted for students looking for an easily transportable TV for their dorm room or apartment this upcoming school year. The user-friendly Eviant T7, offering exceptional portability will attract dorm dwellers desiring a digital-capable set.
  Plantronics Launches Discovery 975 Bluetooth Earpiece
Discovery 975 includes an improved audio experience with advanced AudioIQ2 and WindSmart technologies, which deliver natural sounding voice in harsh noise environments. Weighing only 8 grams, the device comes with Plantronics' legendary inbound audio quality, comfort, and durability.
  In-Stat Predicts a Bright Future for the Digital Photo Frames Market
The companies in the digital photo frames field can now look to improve their business in the coming holiday season, states research firm In-Stat. According to a new study published by the company, the major reason future digital photo frame purchasers will buy a frame is as a gift.
  Logitech Debuts the Logitech Harmony 900 Remote
Logitech has unveiled the Logitech Harmony 900 remote, a universal remote control that comes with a wireless RF connection, and a full color touch screen which offers one touch access to easy navigation.
  Need4Video Launches Video Converter 6.0
Need4Video Ltd., a video and audio processing software developer, has reportedly launched a new version of its most popular product Need4 Video Converter 6.2.
  LG GW520 Phone Aimed at Social Networkers
The LG GW520 is mobile phone which has "embraced the new trend of social networking and has made it more mobile than ever before," according to company officials, who say it's targeting "the millions and millions of users of sites like Twitter or Facebook by giving them a similar experience."
  More Consumers Opt for DLNA-Certified Consumer Electronics Devices, Says ABI Research
A recent study by the research firm, ABI Research, indicated that a growing number of Digital Living Network Alliance, or DLNA, certified home entertainment devices are being shipped and anticipates that over 300 Million DLNA-certified consumer electronics devices will be shipped in 2012.
  Online Tech Support a Must Have Back-to-School Item
While spending in most back-to-school categories is expected to decrease this year, spending on electronics is still gaining momentum.
  RVU Alliance Seeks to Improve RUI Technology
Looking to provide a full-featured "pixel accurate" remote user interface, Broadcom, Cisco, DIRECTV and Samsung have come together to form an alliance. The RVU Alliance will provide benefits to existing industry interoperability initiatives, claims the alliance.
  Double Fusion to Debut Video Advertisements for the PS3 System
Double Fusion will reportedly bring in-game video advertising on the PlayStation 3 system in the hit downloadable title, zero-gravity racer WipEout HD, currently available worldwide via the PlayStation Network.
  Double Fusion to Debut Video Advertisements for the PS3 System
Double Fusion will reportedly bring in-game video advertising on the PlayStation 3 system in the hit downloadable title, zero-gravity racer WipEout HD, currently available worldwide via the PlayStation Network.
  MIPS Technologies' Android Helps Developers Create Consumer Electronics
MIPS Technologies has met a key milestone in driving the Android platform beyond mobile handsets into digital homes and will help ensure critical technologies are available to developers to make full use of Android platform for developing consumer electronics.
  Berkeley's FastSPICE Selected by NEC Electronics
Berkley Design Automation Inc., provider of Precision Circuit Analysis technology for advanced analog, mixed-signal, and RF integrated circuits, announced that NEC Electronics Corporation, a semiconductor company, has selected the company's Analog FastSPICE circuit simulator for complex-block characterization and full-circuit performance simulation of its leading-edge analog, RF, and mixed-signal integrated circuits and IP cores.
  LGE Digital Televisions Equipped With Broadcom Bluetooth Enable Interplay With Cell Phones, Wireless Headsets
LG Electronics has integrated the advanced Bluetooth technology from Broadcom Corporation into a new line of digital televisions. The new Bluetooth capabilities of LGE televisions will enable consumers to connect other devices like wireless stereo headphones and cell phones to the TV set.
  Display Segment Will Reach $17 Billion by 2014
The single significant driving force for greener and lower power consuming display systems is to minimize the impact on the environment by emissions from electric power generation plants.
  Sony to Release Long-Awaited Netbook
Sony Corp. today took the wraps off its chic new line of mini notebooks, the so-called "VAIO W Series." Officials at the Tokyo-based consumer electronics giant said Tuesday that they'll launch a tiny new laptop in August, marking the company's widely anticipatec entrance into the competitive "netbook" PC market.
  Nokia N97 Now in US
Nokia has stated that the Nokia N97 mobile phone will be now available in the US market. The phone comes with a live widget home screen that lets users to get instant news updates, see and share anything in their social networks and access content, info and entertainment from around the world.
  Palm Pre Phones Fly Off Store Shelves
Christmas came early for some as consumers flocked to stores over the weekend to buy the new Palm Inc. Pre smartphone. The Pre reportedly sold out within hours at some stores after Sprint Nextel Corp. released the touch- screen phone on Saturday, Bloomberg said. Some stores were out of stock, others had limited supplies of the hot new smartphone, which features a new operating system called webOS and physical keyboard.
  Sony Ericsson Expands Mobile Java Platform to 3G Segment
The rich and consistent performance of the Java platform has offered great success with feature-rich 3G phones. Officials say that the company is now focused in transferring this fully developed platform to cost-efficient 3G devices, especially in emerging markets like China where 3G roll-out is gaining momentum.
  TV Makers Might Be Developing a Complex
On June 12, when cable companies will switch their signal from analog to digital, the new crystal clear image might prompt some TV viewers to upgrade their television sets as well. More and more electronic stores are stocking up on the latest sleek flat screen models that are becoming thinner and thinner each time. Long gone are the days where television sets took up a major section in people's living rooms.
  Wirefly.com to Sell Netbooks with 3G Wireless Service from AT&T and Verizon Wireless
Netbooks are preferred by users because of their ultra-compact size and affordability. Also, these light weight machines include full Windows operating systems and enable Internet access and emailing as well as play music, stream videos and facilitate light computing while traveling.
  Future of Home Entertainment with Xbox 360
The new Project Natal sensor brings together an RGB camera, depth sensor, multi-row microphone and custom processor running proprietary software in a single unit. It tracks physical movements in 3-D and is extremely responsive to voice commands. The sensor is light independent and has virtual intelligence for user-recognition so it's able to understand commands.
  Competition for Amazon Kindle, Pixel Qi's E-reader Netbook
Although Amazon has been trying to change the publishing world by introducing its 1/3 of an inch, 10.3 ounce Kindle, there have been some complaints that its not all that it's cracked up to be.
  RadioShack to Offer ooma in Over 3,000 Locations
ooma, Inc., has announced that its ooma system is now available at RadioShack stores across the country.
  AVADirect Offers $2,500-Plus Core i7 Notebook
AVADirect has started offering Core i7 notebook for sale on its Web site, making it the first consumer and business retail outlet for the device. AVADirect, Inc., a custom computer manufacturing company, specializes in building custom computer systems like Windows or Linux manageable and highly-reliable servers, high-end workstations and gaming systems, business PCs and notebooks.
  Apple Tablet to Launch in 2010: Report
Move over netbooks. Apple, Inc. is coming to town, and its likely bringing with it a new entry to the low-cost, mobile computer market. A new analyst report released this week renewed speculation that Apple is developing a large-screen iPod touch, or a tablet-based device. The seven-inch to 10-inch "multi-touch" device would likely be released in 2010, the report said.
  Fujitsu Intros Low-Power Memory ICs
Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. a provider of semiconductor products and services for the wireless, automotive, consumer, and other markets throughout North and South America, recently launched two consumer Fast Cycle RAM (FCRAM) memory ICs – Fujitsu 512Mbit MB81EDS516545 and 256Mbit MB81EDS256545 with the temperature range extended to 125 degree C with DDR SDRAM interfaces.
  Dell Targets Younger Students with New Netbook
Hoping to appeal to younger buyers, Dell is launching a new netbook just for kids.
  HP Recalls 70,000 Laptop Batteries
Citing a safety concern, Hewlett-Packard has issued a voluntary recall of Lithium-Ion batteries used in some laptops, saying they pose a fire hazard to users.
  Kinesis Launches Wind-and-Solar-Powered Electronics Charger
Officials claimed that the K3 has the largest rechargeable battery capacity of its competitors, meaning that it is ready to use over and over again. It's a "tribrid" device, meaning it can be charged by wind, sun or electricity from an AC wall outlet. The device is ideal for travel as it will work anywhere and in any country. K3 users do not have to be concerned about access to power sources.
  Verizon Wireless to Offer HP Netbooks through Retail Stores
The mobile venture of Verizon Communications and Vodafone, Verizon Wireless Communications stores will feature the HP Mini 1151NR starting Sunday, May 17, 2009. The netbooks will sell for $199.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and new two-year activation on a Mobile Broadband plan.
  Technology Innovation Heats up Ultra Mobile Device Market
High-tech research firm In-Stat, has uncovered this as part of its latest findings and notes that, "a real dogfight is at hand in the ultra mobile device (UMD) market, not only among various brands but also among different categories within the market."
  TI Intros Industry's Thinnest Package for Portable Consumer Electronics
The devices in this form factor are 50 percent thinner than similar chips in traditional packages and TI officials claim they enable even smaller, thinner end equipment.
  Netbook Creator Asustek Now Struggling to Keep Pace
There's nothing wrong with competition – fair competition is a pillar of the U.S. economy. But what chance does a smaller group such as Asustek compared to IT giants with far larger marketing and distribution means?
  Atheros Intros Bluetooth 3.0 with WiFi Integration
The company's Bluetooth 3.0 with HS features was exhibited at the Bluetooth SIG's 3.0 launch event in Tokyo, and the demonstration was conducted by Kevin Hayes, Atheros Fellow and Technical Editor of the 802.11 Protocol Adaptation Layer of the Bluetooth 3.0 plus HS specification.
  Willing to Pay More For Green?
Stretching the almighty dollar these days has become an art of many during these difficult economic times. From hybrid cars to solar powered homes, saving money is everything to consumers. However, going the "green" route usually means paying more upfront and reaping the benefits later.
  Rumor: With DVD Sales Down, Best Buy Bends to Digital Technology
According to this article by Susanne Ault and Jennifer Netherby of Variety.com, plummeting DVD sales forced Best Buy's hand to forge a partnership with CinemaNow and other online movie services. The reporters cite unnamed sources.
  Consumers Say Entertainment Spending Steady: Is it?
Some 75 percent of consumers said they will spend the same amount or more on digital music downloads as they did in 2008.
  Today's On-the-Go Families Can Stay Connected with AT&T
While location-aware applications have typically been targeted toward on-the-go business users, the increasing mobility of teens and parents today has shifted the need to know the locations of mobile users, to now also include families.
  Inventek Intros New SiRFstarIII 20 Channel OEM GPS Module
This compact 18 mm x 18 mm GPS module offers real time GPS updates and has been designed for high-velocity, high acceleration applications. Based on the SiRFstarIII architecture, this module is ideal for OEM customers who need quick response on very dynamic conditions such as auto/motorcycle racing, and sports.
  ABI Uncovers User Inclination for Touchscreens on $50 Mobile Phones
The top features presented on over half of all respondents' phones were a camera, Internet access, the ability to play music, to record video, to send and receive email, and to instant message. A significantly higher proportion of those aged 18-29 had these features, and some of a dozen others.
  Movaic Intros Hands-Free Viewing Accessory for Smartphones
Movaic, a Washington, USA-based product development company, recently unveiled a portable stand for hands-free viewing of most popular smartphones (iPhone, iPod, Blackberry, Zune, Palm and more) called 'iZel'.
  Baby Boomers Embracing Consumer Technology Applications Nearly 20 Times Faster than the Younger Generation
For the past two years, Accenture has been conducting in-depth research about the usage patterns of various types of consumer technology products and services among U.S. consumers. The data below represents research completed in the winter of 2008/2009 and provides direct comparisons with last winter's 2007/2008 research data. The goal was to determine if there had been any changes in usage between Baby Boomers + (age 45 and older) and Generation Y (ages 18 to 24). The research uncovered several interesting trends:
  VIA Targets Netbook Market Share Again
According to a Reuters report, Via Technologies is aiming to capture at least 15 percent of the netbook integrated chip (IC) global market share in 2009, which will be a repeat performance of last year.
  AT&T Gets in on Netbook Action
Targeting a burgeoning consumer electronics market that reportedly is drawing the interest of Apple Inc., AT&T today announced that it's bringing "ultra-portable mini laptops" with 3G wireless capabilities to Atlanta and Philadelphia area residents.
  Handset Companies Innovate to Beat Recession
Research practice director Kevin Burden also said, "While mobile operators are still struggling to find viable revenue models from mobile music downloads, handset manufacturers clearly see music playback as de rigueur. 85 percent of handsets logged into our database had mp3 capabilities."
  T-Mobile USA Releases webConnect USB Laptop Stick
The device also works on tri-band 3G connectivity (HSDPA/UMTS 1900/AWS/2100), which one can on compatible networks overseas and it is compatible with GPRS networks, so users are never left searching for a Wi-Fi hotspot as the only option of getting online.
  ACD Systems Unveils Picture Frame Manager Software
Featuring drag-and-drop functionality, the Picture Frame Manager makes loading, moving, changing or deleting images an easy task. All types of decodable image files, including TIF, GIF, PNG as well as RAW-format files from today's DSLR cameras, are converted automatically to JPEG format, thereby ensuring smooth, professional transitions every time, said the company.
  ZeroG Wireless Eyes Embedded WiFi Interoperability with WPAN
The technology for WPANs is still in its infancy and is evolving with the market trends. A WPAN (wireless personal area network) interconnects devices centered on an individual person's workspace. It uses a technology that permits communication within about 10 meters. A WPAN can also to interconnect all the ordinary computing and communicating devices that many people have on their desk or carry with them.
  Samsung Debuts Basic Digital Information Displays
Samsung Electronics has stated that it has started making a new breed of economical LCD panels built on the company's new Basic Digital Information Displays (B-DID) technology. The LCD panel series is targeted at digital signage, advertising and information boards that are placed indoors where round-the-clock use isn't necessary.
  DIGITUS Intros Webcams with New Fun Software
DIGITUS has rolled out three new webcams, the DA-70815, DA-70816 and DA-70817, all with new chatting fun software that allows virtual screen appearance using avatars.
  Touch-Free Gesture Control Products to Increase TV and PC Maker's Market Share
Touch-free gesture control products enable users of a television or personal computer to control the device with a wave of the hand. This will increase revenues and ensure a greater market share to those who move into this space as pioneers.
  Dell Intros Studio One 19 Multi-Touch Screen Computer
Dell is planning to release a one-piece computer called Studio One 19 set to launch in Japan next week. In an effort to go against Apple's one-piece iMac line, Dell will rollout Studio One 19 in the U.S. later this spring.
  OtterBox Stands Strong in Tough Times
One of the biggest areas of growth for the company in 2008 was Internet sales, which increased by 88 percent when compared to 2007. The company's Web site is not only a place where customers can purchase products, but also a site that people can interact with the company as well as other customers from around the world.
  SanDisk Unveils ImageMate Memory Card Readers
As the use of memory cards to store and transfer data increases, consumers are always on the lookout for card readers that are convenient and economical. A card reader is often used for communication with a smart card or a flash memory card. Also, the card readers have been getting smaller and offering more strength with every new release.
  InfoCision Expands Multichannel Direct Marketing Capabilities
The future of winning and keeping customers, donors, and their incomes lies in highly personalized and targeted one-to-one communications. InfoCision Management Corp. will be helping firms and nonprofits literally realize that vision with a recent investment in new printers and in testing, with a view of offering, new personalized URLs or PURLs for these organizations.
  Glu Mobile Unveils New Game for the Android Platform
Build-a-lot was originally developed by HipSoft for online audiences. Last August, TMCnet reported the launch of Glu Mobile's first two titles for the Android open source mobile platform - Bonsai Blast and Brain Genius Deluxe.
  More Consumers Going Online to Shop, Research Purchases During Economic Downturn
To ensure that they are getting the best deal, and that they are confident the purchase is a wise one, more and more consumers are going online and looking to other customer opinions and ratings on items they are considering as well as shopping around for the best price offering.
  Sony to Upgrade VAIO Notebooks
Qualcomm said it can offer Sony VAIO users very high speed Internet usage via 3G cellular connectivity taking their reach beyond Wi-Fi as well as make Sony the first notebook manufacturer to have Gobi technology as a standard feature in several of its PC models.
  NVIDIA Debuts New Mobile HD Platform
NVIDIA has designed and developed a new mobile platform that can enable a cheap, low powered, always on, always connected HD mobile internet device (MID).
  Say Goodbye to Pioneer TVs, Company Cuts 10,000 Jobs
It's a sad day for Pioneer and for those who love the brand. Japanese electronics maker Pioneer said it would cut 10,000 jobs as well as halt production of its flat TV business forevermore. The company also reported of a record annual loss $1.4 billion after being hit by weak demand and a strong yen.
  Easy Energy Inks Deal to Mass Produce YoGen Chargers
The company owns the YoGen product suite of compact man-powered generators. The company says they're designed to provide an effective solution to the currently underserved need of the almost limitless users of portable electronics devices for a power source that will ensure those devices' ability to operate in circumstances in which conventional recharging sources are unavailable.
  Sony Ericsson Unveils AB900 Bluetooth Car Speakerphone
Officials at Sony Ericsson say their AB900, a new Bluetooth Car Speakerphone, allows users to play favorite tracks loud and proud while safely making and receiving calls.
  Sony Ericsson Intros W395 Walkman Phone
The W395 Walkman, which measures 96 x 47 x 14.9 mm and weighs only 96 grams, will be available in selected markets from Q1 in the colors Dusky Grey and Blush Titanium.
  Sony's Intros New C903 Cyber-shot
The new camera is packed full with features including a16x digital zoom for the best picture possible as well as Face Detection for finding up to three people in the frame at a time and Smile Shutter which automatically picks out beaming smiles. Also, the camera includes a BestPic option that allows users to snap up to nine images in quick succession and pick the best and delete the rest.
  In-Stat Predicts Increase in HDMI-Enabled Product Shipments
This increase in exports, the company says, is due to the fact that HDMI ports are not only used in digital televisions today but the interface is also moving into set top boxes, DVD Equipment and Mobile PCs.
  MultiMedia Intelligence Expects 244.5 Million IP-Connected Consumer Electronic Devices in 2013
Some notable developments that mitigated concerns regarding the connectivity of IP devices were the emergence of Power line as a source of IP connectivity in regional areas such as Europe where new wiring proved to be an obstacle and Coax's ability to control installations for high-speed connectivity.
  New Memoir Phone Replaces Your Digital Camera
Now, Samsung Mobile and T-Mobile USA have announced a new 8-megapixel camera phone, the Memior, which promises phone functionality, camera capabilities and other multimedia functions all in one device.
  Ten Dollar Laptops in India?
Indian government unveiled a plan to help students hone their computer skills by assisting in the manufacturing of laptops to be sold at ten-dollars a piece. The project will start in India's southern city of Tirupati.
  Super Bowl 2009 – Deconstructing the Tech Advertising
Traditionally, the Super Bowl is (aside from a strangely ho-hum football game) a nightmare for Gamblers' Anonymous. Not just the bet-everything-you-own kind of gambler, but the man-in-the-gray-flannel-suit variety too, in that the Super Bowl is the preeminent television time interval where movie studios announce their summer blockbusters on which they've waged hundreds of millions of dollars.
  Report: 35 Million Netbooks to Ship in 2009
The analysts at ABI Research have attributed this tremendous growth in netbooks to a confluence of social and technological factors. Practice director Kevin Burden pointed out that PDA's began users' reliance on instant accessible data while traveling and smartphones became popular when PDA functionality converged with cellular voice.
  Netbooks Rank Low Among Laptops for Customer Satisfaction
Now this is serious: A benchmark analysis of consumer reviews of netbook laptops collected from consumer electronics review Web sites has been released by Biz360, a vendor of market and media intelligence products.
  Doro Signs Distribution Agreement with Tech Data France
Tech Data has been specializing in IT and telecom products. The company has got a chain of more than 90,000 retailers spread across 100 countries. As per the agreement, Tech Data will sell and market about 25 products through its distribution channels in France.
  Older Users Adapt to Some Technologies; Complexity Still an Issue
Older users (50-somethings, 60-somethings and 70+) use some technologies at or near comparable rates as younger age segments, a new study by TNS Compete and the Consumer Electronics Association finds. The similarities are easiest to understand. HDTV, search engine and Web site use for shopping information, for example, tend to be used at similar rates.
  SDXC Memory Card Redefines the Rules of the Game
Announcing what can be great news for the lovers of digital devices, the SD Card Association has stated that the next-generation SDXC (eXtended Capacity) memory card specification improves consumers' digital lifestyles considerably.
  New Cordless DECT 6.0 Phones Released – Some with 900 Meter Talk Range
Advanced American Telephones (AAT), phone manufacturers of AT&T phones, recently released at the 2009 Digitally Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT) 6.0 phones for use ranging from home to medium businesses. AMA operates under a license agreement with AT&T Intellectual Property. One product, the SEB67118, has a talk range of up to 900 meters (m), a four line corded or cordless system and push-to-talk (PTT) technology for immediate interaction between users. This announcement comes close on the heels of another innovative release in Q408 from AAT – the cordless DECT 6.0 with Bluetooth capabilities.
  Smart Technology, High Definition TV's Introduced by LGE
LG Electronics recently put on display a dozen smart technologies, aesthetically pleasing, brand new, High Definition TV (HDTV) product lines. Of the twelve, 3 are plasma models and the balance 9 are LCD types, with each series having monitors ranging from large, 60 inches to nominal 19 inch sizes.
  Philips, Nokia Enhance Experience of Connected Devices in the Home Environment
The Philips Streamium wireless audio products allow users to stream music from their mobile devices or from another DLNA-enabled device like a PC. Users can control the Philips wireless audio systems with their Nokia mobile device and interact with their music that's stored on their phone, on their PC or on the audio device.
  Nokia Intros Nokia 7510, Announces T-Mobile as Exclusive Carrier in the U.S.
The Nokia 7510 comes with an added level of customization and functionality, and features an external display that is hidden until needed to show information such as caller ID or a song title.
  Mobile Edge Steps into Bluetooth Accessories Market
Mobile Edge, a company that develops laptop bags and accessories, has stepped into the Bluetooth accessory arena, the company said in a Thursday announcement.
  Sony Walkman - Still Around - New W508 Phone Version Released
Sure enough there it is: "Enjoy music the way you want it with the W508 Walkman phone," the news reads.
  Gefen Launches New Wireless Extenders for 1080 pixel Full HD and VGA Devices
Gefen, a provider of plug-and-play products that supplement cross-platform computer systems, professional audio/video environments and HDTV systems of all sizes, announced that it will showcase a pair of new wireless extension solutions for home theater systems, GefenTV Wireless, at 2009 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
  Reloadable Debit Cards – Better Than Credit Cards?
nFinanSe reload able prepaid debit card features include the ability to be immediately used, text messaging notification of transactions and balances and free customer service.
  HDTV Buyers Guide
CableOrganizer.com has issued HDTV Buyer's Guidelines to help consumers make smarter high definition television purchases. The HDTV Buyer's Guide is now accessible online at http://www.cableorganizer.com, and will be available to consumers completely free of charge throughout 2009 and beyond.
  SanDisk Debuts slotRadio Compact Music Player
SanDisk Corporation, a company that has grown to become the world's largest supplier of innovative flash memory data storage products, today introduced its Sansa slotRadio player and companion line of slotRadio music cards at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
  Consumer Electronics Technology Show
According to the AFP, smart gadgets, lifelike video and pocket versions of laptop computers are expected to be Consumer Electronics Show (CES) stars as the annual extravaganza follows its gizmos onto the Web.
  HP MediaSmart Home Server Introduced for PCs and Macs
HP MediaSmart Server ex485/ex487 has the ability to automatically organize files across all PCs, stream media across a home network and the Internet, and publish photos to selected social networking and photo sharing sites.
  Radio Flyer Brings Kids on Cloud 9
Most adults, when they reflect back on their childhood, remember being pulled by their parents in a little red wagon. In those days, wagons were nothing more than shiny metal held together with four small, rubber wheels. However, the old-school model of yesterday's wagon is being turned into a music bumping, hip mode of transportation.
  Nerdastic! Ten Cool Gifts for Gadget Lovers
Looking for a holiday gift for the nerd in your life? With these ten gadgets, the nerd-o-rama meter will sure to gage off the charts. Maybe you'll find these gadgets so incredibly awesome, that you'll decide to keep them for yourself!
  ZVOX Intros $500 Z-Base 550 Home Theater System
According to the company, the Z-Base 550 is the only surround sound system designed to act as a base platform (pictured below) for most TV's between 32 and 47 inches. It is only 28 inches wide by 14.5 inches deep by 3.375 inches high and cabinet is 2.75 inches but stands on a .675-inch-high plinth base.
  Customers in US and UK Feel They are Getting Good Service
In its second Experience Matters Index, Amdocs states that providers continue to raise the bar in terms of customer service.
  Let's Make a Holiday Deal Online
"It's the most wonderful time of the year. / With the kids jingle belling and everyone telling you. / Be of good cheer, / It's the most wonderful time of the year." Down about the economy, leave your worries behind and shop online! If you're an avid online shopper, chances are your inbox is being bombarded by holiday deals from major companies on an almost daily basis.
  Report: Entertainment-At-Home Jumps Despite Weak Economic Conditions
There is no question that the global meltdown has started affecting the spending pattern of consumers in all markets. The change in spending is on account of several factors such as job cuts, anticipated less growth in income in the future and a lack of availability of credit from financial institutions.
  Report: VeriSign Survey Finds Trust Is More Important Than Cost When Buying Online
In its survey, VeriSign shows that 85 percent of consumers say that trusting the site is most important when interacting on a Web site while sharing confidential information.
  VDC Display Systems Unveils Sony GH10 HD projector
VDC designs, develops and manufactures solutions for display requirements for military, medical and industrial uses with emphasis on high-end training and simulation applications.
  Watch Your Back iPhone, Nokia N97 is Coming
Run and hide Apple iPhone because Finnish's Nokia N97, expected to come out the first half of 2009, could be a fierce competition—along with Sony Ericsson's Xperia X1. The Nokia N series has been taking a beating, with consumers' satisfactions not being met. Nokia's plan with this new addition to the series is that because it's a personal mini-computer that consumers can carry around with them, the device will be the best around.
  Look, Touch Screens!
Boy, did Apple have a great idea when they first came out with the iPhone device on AT&T's network in June 2007. Because of that, they are now monopolizing the touch screen industry—being the only company in the very beginning with a touch screen device.
  Nokia 5800 XpressMusic Available for Select Markets
Nokia has announced that its new 5800 XpressMusic, music phone with touch screen interface, is now ready for select global markets including Russia, Spain, India, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Finland, and others.
  Blu-ray Players Will Rule the Roost This Holiday Season
Blu-ray players have been the preferred formats of movie watching for the movie industry for a while. Since a Blu-ray disk can hold significantly more data than the DVDs, more quality content can be packed in a Blu-ray disk. A number of movie titles have been released in this format and customers are often encouraged to go for this format.
  Study: Smart Gift Cards?
According to a recent study conducted by Smart Transaction Systems, a vendor of gift card systems for small businesses, "less than one-tenth of a percent of small businesses charge inactive or dormancy fees on their gift cards, and 97 percent of gift cards issued by small businesses are good for a period of 5 years or more."
  Open Solutions Whips-up Panini Deal
Open Solutions, a vendor of technologies for financial services providers, has announced a reseller agreement with Panini, a distributed capture technology provider.
  Netbooks to Fly off the Shelves on Black Friday
"With what money," you're asking. Stop reading and run, fly, jump, skip, scurry but don't crawl to the nearest electronics store and pick up—what will soon be—an outrageously low priced netbook. On Black Friday, because of certain circumstances (the economy) netbook makers are lowering their prices in hopes that consumers who have been wishing for one will now make no hesitation in purchasing it.
  Holiday Advisory: "Buy Green to Save Green"
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is reminding shoppers that to save money when shopping they should be looking for products that are marked with the ENERGY STAR logo.
  Report: Not All Segments Will Hurt This Holiday Season
According to the latest from ABI Research, some consumers have said they intend to spend more than usual this season, with video game software and digital TV sales looking promising.
  Able Planet Debuts Telecom Headsets Equipped with LINX AUDIO Technology
Able Planet has unveiled two new telecom headsets, the Clear Voice 200 and 300 equipped with the company's LINX AUDIO technology. The company has stated that the products will offer small business users exceptional quality and clarity and can help them manage multiple communications with a single device.
  Zzzphone: The Second Google Android Phone
Big news out of China - it seems the world's second Android-based phone will be from China and is called the Zzzphone. A strike against the company is the name -- which virtually guarantees it will be listed last in any sort of alphabetical directory. On the bright side, it does have things going for it such as add-ons to support a full QWERTY keyboard, mini boom box, projector and more.
  STK Intros BTHS600 Bluetooth Enabled Stereo Headset
This new innovative headset features Hi-Fi sound quality and can be used with Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones, MP3 players or computers to allow fo0r hands free communication or for listening to music.
  Communic8 Unveils 'Speakeasy' Mobile Phone in UK
Mobile supplier Communic8 Ltd has unveiled the new Binatone 'Speakeasy' mobile phone. The company claims that this is the UK's lowest priced big button mobile phone.
  O2 Wireless to Enter into an Agreement with Best Buy
O2 Wireless has entered into an agreement with Best Buy to provide the O2 Wireless Universal SIMCard and O2 Wireless airtime recharge cards. These products will now be available at Best Buy, Best Buy Mobile stores, Best Buy kiosks and online at BestBuy.com.
  Motorola Debuts MOTO VE66
The new Motorola mobile device, the MOTO VE66 slider phone has been launched. The device consists of enhanced CrystalTalk audio technology, a 5-Megapixel camera and MP3 player. Officials say that the phone will also have an HSDPA/UMTS radio for 3G cellular access in both Europe and North America along with a Wi-Fi module.
  This Holiday Season, Earthlink Offers Online Shopping Tips
Earthlink, a nationwide Internet Service provider based in the United States, is offering tips to consumers so they can enjoy the speed, convenience and security of online shopping. During the holiday season, online commerce is a preferred way of shopping and keeping this in mind.
  AT&T And LG Announces Incite Global 3G Smartphone
AT&T Inc. and LGElectronics MobileComm U.S.A. Inc. announced the availability of the LG Incite, a Windows Mobile device with 3G network . The Incite is available in the U.S. to AT&T customers.
  New HP Touch-Screen Notebook
Jump for joy, you can now buy a laptop that has a multi-touch screen! Hewlett Packard has introduced today the company's first notebook computer with multi-touch technology. The notebook will have the same fingertip navigation built into previous HP desktops and that have been popularized by Apple's iPhone.
  Consumers Tell Gadget Makers to Keep with the Fashion Times
Since the sleek design of the iPhone, iPod, iPod Touch, iWhatever consumers are going to their local electronics store and saying, "Why can't I find a router that matches my decor?"
  iSimple Lets iPods 'Hardwire' to Car Factory Music System
iSimple has announced the availability of iPod docking interfacing kits that give drivers of "hundreds of 1995 to 2007 automobiles" an "affordable" way to enjoy "static-free iPod music directly through their vehicle's factory stereo systems."
  Help Jobless by Giving Them Free Mobile Service?
U.S. wireless operators should create a program to provider free wireless service for up to a year, or for as long as it takes for people to find new jobs, argues. J. Gerry Purdy, Frost & Sullivan VP in an open letter to AT&T Wireless, Verizon Wireless, Sprint, T-Mobile and Metro PCS. Purdy argues such programs is the right thing to do, generates good will, and it could be a competitive differentiator if all operators do not offer such programs.
  Make That Mac to PC Switch With Belkin
Help is here – the Belkin Switch-to-Mac Cable provides a way to transfer files, settings, preferences, and more from your PC to that Mac you know you've always wanted. Unlike existing products where you have to drag and drop specific files you want to transfer, the Belkinites says, the Switch-to-Mac Cable "automatically moves your music, movies, photos, files, and Internet preferences."
  Report: Despite Higher Costs, Customers Happy with Wireless Phones
Customers have also begun to spend an average of $80 per month (including federal and state taxes) on their wireless service. This surge in their spending behavior has been attributed to their increased inclination to purchase data plans, text messaging packages and downloads.
  Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 Available in U.S. for Holiday Season
Sony Ericsson never seizes to amaze, especially with their marketing campaigns. Who's Johnny X? The nine part series asks; the same number of panels allowed to be viewed on the three-inch touch screen, tells the story of a man, who is having a Memento type day.
  New HD Camcorder Small Enough to Fit in Your Pocket
Digital camcorders are increasing in popularity today as the number of users capturing and sharing videos across the Web climbs.
  Social Networking for Dog Owners: the SNIF Tag Is Here
Officials at SNIF Labs say their flagship product, call the "SNIF Tag," uses wireless sensing and social networking technologies to map out their dogs' activities. The device also gives owners a chance to develop relationships with dog owners that their pets pal around with.
  Circuit City Files for Chapter 11 Protection
The slump of the credit market did not bode well for Circuit City as the company struggled to maintain positioning while losing market share to Best Buy, Wal-Mart and other retailers.
  Canalys EMEA PC Market Report: So Far, So Good
Yes, credit is now pretty hard to come by. Yes, fuel prices remain high. But no, these and other economic difficulties do not seem to be affecting the market for personal computers (PCs), at least in the Europe, Middle East and Asia (EMEA) region.
  LOREX Intros LNE3003 Network IP Camera
The LNE3003 is an easy-to-install IP camera that allows users to monitor their home and business remotely through a secure, password protected connection just by connecting to a router or active wall port on local network. This camera is compatible with popular 3G mobile devices such as the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch.
  Alienware Picks ATI Radeon HD Processors from AMD for M17 Notebook
Alienware announced that it is including two powerful ATI mobility Radeon HD 3800 series processors from AMD in its Alienware M17 notebook PC.
  Cobra Unveils BT 200
Cobra Electronics has launched a new product to facilitate loud and clear phone conversations in environments when wind or engine noise obstructs communication. Enabling consumers to make and receive clear phone calls through the noise-canceling handset, the patent-pending BT 200 uses Cobra's MicroBlue technology.
  OtterBox Makes an Impact with New Skins
While most users are not willing to sacrifice style to get this protection for their phones, OtterBox has announced new skins that bring together durability and style.
  Alienware Intros M17 Notebook
Alienware, Dell's PC gaming brand, has launched the M17 notebook. Being Alienware's first notebook with ATI CrossFireX multi-GPU technology, this notebook is immediately available in the U.S. and Europe.
  Sony Recalls Notebook Batteries Amidst Reports of Fire Hazard
While this capability is in great demand – noted in the rapidly increasing market for smartphones – it becomes somewhat hindered when this technology could actually be a risk. Who would have thought that simply using such a portable device could involve the potential for fire?
  Gadgets Are Still a Centerpiece for the Holidays
No matter how bad the economy is, consumers still crave electronics. This holiday season the gifts may be few but they won't be simple. People are willing to sacrifice and give up their daily coffee from Starbucks to purchase a new G1 phone from Google and T-Mobile.
  Lenovo Debuts "e" IdeaPad S10e Netbook
According to the company, the new model is designed to bring the netbook PC to classrooms and is personalized to the needs of students, teachers and customers.
  Let BillShrink Lend You a Hand
Who has time to go and shop for the best cell phone or the best credit card that fits their needs and usage, anyone? Sadly, down time is far and in-between for many consumers. That's why BillShrink.com thought of making it simple for everyone who is trying to get the most bang out of their buck in the cell phone or credit card markets and it's free.
  Industry First: Notebook Shipments Surpass Desktops in the U.S. Market
IDC is reporting as part of its U.S. Quarterly PC Tracker that now, for the first time, notebook shipments into the U.S. market have surpassed desktops. For the third quarter of 2008 notebook shipments surpassed 50 percent and hit a solid 55.2 percent according to their preliminary calculations.
  Katana Mobile Handsets by Sanyo to Feature Nuance VSuite Software
Nuance Communications Inc., a provider of speech solutions, has announced that Nuance's VSuite software is commercially available on the latest Katana series mobile handsets by SANYO.
  Software Aims to Stop Calls While Driving
Constant warnings from law enforcement agencies, friends or even parents have grown and grown over the years. For some, the subject hits home a little harder. Dave Teater says his son, Joe, could really light up a room.
  Glu Mobile Intros Games for Android
Mobile games publisher Glu Mobile recently introduced two new titles, Bonsai Blast and Brain Genius Deluxe, for use with the Android open source mobile platform.
  MvixUSA, D&H Distributing Join for Distribution of HD Media Players and NAS Servers
Mvix, Inc. has partnered with D&H Distributing for nationwide distribution of its high-definition media players, PVRs, digital signage players and NAS media servers. The entire Mvix line will now be available in retails stores throughout the country.
  Aerielle Unveils Audio Broadcasting Solution i2i Stream
Advanced wireless audio solutions provider Aerielle, Inc. has released a new music sharing device, the i2i Stream Digital Music Broadcaster. Music lovers can use the solution to wirelessly stream HD-audio sound from any media source – iPods, computers, television/entertainment systems, gaming platforms – to earphones/headphones and speakers of their choice.
  As Economy Darkens Netflix's 3Q Profit Rise
Netflix Inc. announced their third-quarter profit surged 30 percent despite the screeching economy and slower subscriber growth. They also announced that they will begin charging about 500,000 subscribers $1 more per month to rent high-definition DVDs made for Blu-ray players. The surcharge becomes effective Nov. 5.
  Qik Brings Live Mobile Video Streaming to Nokia and Sony Ericsson Mobile Phones
Qik has launched the alpha version of its live mobile video streaming product on mass market mobile phones. Customers can use Qik's service to stream video live to the Internet with just a few clicks, and then engage in live interactive chat with other people.
  Samsung Releases Smartphone I7110 Based on Symbian OS
Samsung Electronics today launched the latest Samsung smartphone I7110 based on S60 and Symbian OS. The new Samsung smartphone comes with advanced connectivity features such as high-speed downlink packet access (HSDPA) and Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi). The "slim and sleek smartphones" are bar-shaped and only 12.9 mm thick.
  Dump Your Cable and Satellite TV; Switch to Digital
When the Aztecs predicted that the world would end sometime in the 21st century it's almost conceivable that they may have meant the day the TVs died, at least in North America. On February 17, 2009, analog TVs will be kaput and in their places digital cable will rein. Cable companies have been scrambling to come up with ways to easily transfer customers who currently have analog but there have been some who are a bit hesitant, mostly because of the prices.
  Garmin Launches nuMaps Guarantee and City Navigator Europe NT 2009
Ensuring that the new owners of selected Garmin sat-navs receive the most updated maps available, Garmin, a provider of satellite navigation has launched its nuMaps Guarantee. When a customer buys a new nuvi or zumo sat-nav, they can check to see if they are eligible for a free map update. This should be done within 60 days of the first use of their PND by registering the unit. By following simple online prompts, the user can request and download the new information if new map data is available anytime during that 60-day period.
  Pantech Unveils 3G Pantech Matrix for AT&T
Pantech Wireless has announced that its dual-sliding 3G Pantech Matrix double-keyboard handset is now available. Pantech Wireless is a mobile phone manufacturer in Korea. The 3G Pantech Matrix will be a part of AT&T's new line of quick mobile messaging phones.
  Panasonic and Comcast Announce First Tru2way HDTVs
Panasonic and Comcast have announced the launch of the first tru2way VIERA HDTVs and have officially declared the tru2way platform active in Chicago and Denver.
  Analysts Predict Flat-panel TV Prices Set to Dive
If high prices have been driving you away from your local Best Buy, worry not. This holiday season a combination of weak consumer spending and a peak in manufacturing capacity will push prices for flat-panel TVs down to unprecedented lows according to analysts.
  Harnessing the Popularity of Texting, AT&T Intros Quick-Messaging Mobile Phones
According to Carlton Hill, vice president of devices and product development for AT&T's wireless operations, the phones with text-messaging addicts as well as users who want seeking easier use of other functions on their phone, such as mobile e-mail or Internet searching.
  eMachines Intros Mini Desktop PC
eMachines has introduced a mini desktop PC, the eMachines EL 1200, priced at less than $300.
  AT&T Intros Sony Ericsson W760a Walkman Mobile Phone
AT&T and Sony Ericsson are now offering the new Sony Ericsson W760a Walkman phone. This is the first 3G Walkman phone available in the U.S.
  Cricket Expands AWS Handset Portfolio, Intros Samsung JetSet
Cricket Communications, a provider of unlimited wireless services and a subsidiary of Leap Wireless International, has expanded its AWS handset line by introducing the Samsung JetSet, an AWS-compatible phone.
  LG Unveils New PRADA Phone
LG Electronics recently announced the launch of its newest PRADA mobile handset, the second such device designed in partnership with the PRADA Group. It is slated for release later this year.
  Symmetricom Unveils Network Time Displays
Eliminating the need for dedicated time distribution cables, the clocks synchronize their time over the network to a network time server, Symmetricom officials say.
  AT&T Inc., AccuWeather.com Launch 'Weather on Demand'
The feature will be available to U-verse TV customers in Atlanta, Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Indianapolis and San Diego at no extra charge. AT&T hopes to extend the feature to all U-verse TV customers in 2009.
  Verizon Offers Customers Electronic Service Plans
When these things happen, we need help, but don't always know where to turn. To meet this growing need, Verizon is now offering its customers peace of mind in the form of new Expert Care service plans.
  Acer Introduces WiMAX-enabled Notebooks
Acer America, part of the world's third largest PC company, reportedly launched its first WiMAX-enabled notebooks – Aspire 4930-6862 and Aspire 6930-6771 – for supporting the nation's first U.S. WiMAX wireless broadband network launched by XOHM in Baltimore.
  BlackBerry Intros New Device with Verizon Wireless and Vodafone
BlackBerry Storm – while retaining the communications features, global connectivity and personal productivity advantages of the BlackBerry platform – introduces a touch-screen technology which responds like a physical keyboard, and also supports single-touch, multi-touch and gestures for intuitive and efficient application navigation for precise typing.
  UMPCs Selling Strong
According to the AP, on Tuesday, Asustek unveiled a new Eee PC model, the S101, aimed at Christmas shoppers in Europe and the United States that costs $699.
  TuneUp for iTunes Goes International
The international TuneUp will allow users around the world to enjoy music videos, fix mislabeled song information, find missing cover art and receive upcoming concert alerts.
  Red Rocket, Allied Ink to Promote EOS Brand Power Conversion Products
Allied has 55 sales branches across the United States and Canada. The company is a subsidiary of Electrocomponents, a catalog component distributor.
  Zoom Frees Skype Users from PCs with New Phone Adaptor
Zoom Technologies, a manufacturer of communication products, today revealed that more than two thousand Wal-Mart stores in the U.S. now carry its innovative Model 5900 Phone Adaptor for Skype. The adapter can be purchased at the select Wal-Mart stores, or online at www.walmart.com. The Model 5900 enables consumers to place Skype calls with any phone, even a cordless phone.
  Pantech Debuts Fashionable Flip-Phone for AT&T
Pantech Wireless, the U.S.-based subsidiary of Pantech Group, one of Korea's largest mobile phone manufacturers, today revealed the availability of Pantech C610. This new, attractively designed flip-phone allows for easy navigation through a wide range of multimedia, GPS and phone applications exclusively on AT&T's 3G network.
  EPOS Enriches Intel-Powered Classmate PCs with its Wired Digital Pen
EPOS, a company that develops advanced digital positioning technology for the consumer electronics market has announced the availability of its low-cost, multi-purpose Wired Digital Pen for use with the second generation Intel-powered classmate PC.
  Garmin Intros New Devices for U.S Market and International Boaters
Introduced for international boaters, GPSMAP 620 provides a worldwide base map with shaded relief. And through an SD card slot, it supports optional street map and marine chart data.
  ZTE Unveils First High-End HSDPA TD-SCDMA Handset
ZTE, provider of telecom equipment and network solutions, has announced the U990 device, the world's first high-end high-speed downlink packet access (HSDPA) time division synchronous code division multiple access (TD-SCDMA) mobile handset.
  OtterBox Defender Case Safeguards BlackBerry Bold
The BlackBerry Bold smartphone from Research in Motion (RIM) is being safeguarded by OtterBox 1937 Defender Series case. This new case is semi-rugged and drop and scratch-safe. Otter Products, LLC designs and produces rugged and semi-rugged cases to safeguard technology.
  SanDisk Intros 16GB microSDHC and Memory Stick Micro
SanDisk, a provider of flash memory products, has announced that it is bringing to market its 16GB microSDHC and Memory Stick Micro (M2) mobile memory cards.
  Advanced American unveils AT&T Cordless Headsets
Advanced American Telephones, manufacturer of AT&T-branded telephones and cordless products, has launched the new range of AT&T cordless headsets – AT&T TL7610 and TL7650 – compatible with corded/cordless single line phones and multi-line business systems.
  RFMD Selected By Samsung to Support 3G Handsets
RF Micro Devices, Inc., a global player in the design and manufacture of high-performance semiconductor components, has been selected by Samsung to support more than 10 upcoming 3G handsets.
  Cyberhand Releases VoIP and Speech Recognition Mics
Cyberhand Technologies International Inc., a design, marketing and distribution company, providing new consumer electronic technologies using innovative ergonomic designs, will be releasing the first glimpse of its new "MiniTalk1" VoIP and Speech Recognition microphones on Oct. 10.
  Psion Teklogix Unveils NEO
Psion Teklogix has introduced NEO, its next-generation lightweight, pocket-sized handheld computer. The company states that the introduction of these computers enhances its rugged wireless computing solutions to a variety of new light industrial mobile applications.
  Azure Media Launches FIA Touch
Azure Media has launched FIA Touch, an interactive and mobile digital signage solution at the Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week.
  AT&T Transforms Home Phone with Color Touch Screen, Wireless Applications
AT&T announced today the debut of an innovative home phone that combines Internet access and popular wireless phone applications with traditional home phone service.
  Sony Debuts New iPod and iPhone Compatible Products
In a bid to allow users to enjoy music from either iPod or iPhone, Sony has unveiled products such as the new CD clock radio (model ICF-CD3iP), boombox (model ZS-S4iP), table top HD Radio with iTunes Tagging (model XDR-S10HDiP), and docking speaker (model SRS-GU10iP) as part of the Made for iPod and Works with iPhone programs.
  Digitus Releases New USB Travel Set to Increase Notebook Productivity
Whether working on-the-go or maintaining contact with friends and family, using a notebook in a plane, car or in poor lighting conditions can hinder productivity.
  New Parrot MINIKIT Slim Changes Hands-Free Car Kits
Parrot, a major player in hands-free car kits, has launched a next-generation hands-free speakerphone – the new super-slim Parrot MINIKIT Slim.
  Accessory Geeks Intros Cell Phone Antenna Page
Accessory Geeks, known for their Internet retail store that sells ipod and cell phone accessories to end-users, gave a face-lift to its cell phone antenna section. Shoppers can now buy items of their choice easily, without wasting any time.
  Plantronics Intros Voyager 835 Bluetooth Headset
Plantronics has introduced the new Voyager 835 Bluetooth Headset, featuring three advanced noise cancelling technologies. Together, these three technologies provide clarity and natural voice on both sides of a conversation.
  New Software for Zune Portable Media Player
The Zune platform includes a line of portable digital media players, elegant software, the Zune Marketplace online store, the Zune Social online music community created to help people discover music, and the ZuneOriginals.net online media player customization store.
  Sony Intros Two New Notebooks w/ Blue-Ray
Sony, a company that manufactures and distributes broadcast and consumer electronic products, has reportedly introduced two new notebooks named the VAIO NS and CS models, which are equipped with Blu-ray Disc technology.
  InfoSmart Steps into Blu-ray w/ Order from Media Asia Distribution
InfoSmart Group, a manufacturer of DVDR and media storage products in Hong Kong and Brazil, said it has secured an initial test order for the Blu-ray production line from Media Asia Distribution in Hong Kong.
  SRS Labs, CSR Create New Audio Solution for Bluetooth Devices Manufacturers
SRS Labs and CSR have entered into a joint engineering and marketing partnership through CSR's extension Partner Program to create PureSpeech, a ground breaking new Bluetooth software that delivers significant improvements to the audio clarity of Bluetooth mono headsets.
  ZAGG Inc.'s invisibleSHIELD Available for BlackBerry Bold
ZAGG uses its exclusively patented film to manufacture the invisibleSHIELD, which helps the consumers protect their high-performance electronic devices, such as mobile phones, PDAs, gaming devices and laptops.
  Performance Launches AdvancedMC Single Board Computer
Performance Technologies, a supplier of integrated IP-based platforms and solutions for advanced communications networks and innovative computer system architectures, has launched AMC122, yet another addition to the company's suite of AdvancedMC (Advanced Mezzanine Card or AMC) single board computers.
  Samsung SGH-L870 Features Embedded Memory OneDRAM
The OneDRAM from Samsung enables a "ten-fold increase" in the data processing speeds between the two processors in mobile handsets – a communication processor and an application processor.
  Virgin, Personal Communications Devices to Launch Shuttle Handset
On Sept. 28, the Shuttle will be available exclusively at Best Buy Mobile and BestBuy.com. It makes video and Web entertainment on a cell phone faster, but without the hassle of a contract, suiting the needs of consumers who demand the flexibility of monthly plans with no contract and also feel the "need for speed."
  Intermec Intros CN3, a Mobile Computer Supporting Windows Mobile 6.1
Coupled with Windows Mobile 6.1, the CN3 provides the users with advanced features, including enhanced virtual memory, increased application speed and faster boot-up times to maximize business operations. The device has been primarily designed for mobile workers performing mission critical tasks for in-field and in-premise applications, according to the company.
  Sprint to Deliver Push-to-Talk Services on BlackBerry Curve 8350i
Sprint and Research In Motion (RIM) have announced plans to deliver the BlackBerry Curve 8350i by the end of this year. BlackBerry Curve 8350i is the newest Nextel Direct Connect-capable smartphone.
  Tellme Enables Delivery of Search Results Directly to Dash Express GPS Device
Microsoft subsidiary and provider of voice services Tellme, has announced that voice-activated local business search results from Microsoft Live Search can now be delivered directly to the Dash Express global positioning system (GPS) device from Dash Navigation.
  DeviceAnywhere Helps Develop Mobile Games for Playphone, Tapatap
The companies say that DeviceAnywhere can help with its cost-effective solutions to reduce their mobile games development time and also bring them to the market quickly.
  More Consumers Interested in Using Mobile Banking
As the on the go consumer continues to be empowered by new mobile applications and devices, the number of users is also rising. For the banking industry this means an increase in the number of users looking to access their financial information whenever they need it.
  Panasonic Unveils Two New IP-Enabled Plasma TVs
Panasonic announced the latest additions to its Internet-enabled plasma television series, the PZ850. The two new models in the series are TH-58PZ850 and TH-65PZ850.
  Sonic Electronix Intros New Bluetooth Products to Abide with Driving Laws
Sonic Electronix providing car stereo equipment and consumer electronics announced that it is expanding the line of Bluetooth compatible products according to recent laws passed in California, New York and Washington.
  LiveViewGPS Debuts Compact Live GPS Device, PT-10
As GPS devices become more advanced every day, and cell phones continue to integrate location-based technology, the industry is struggling to find new ways to entice consumers.
  Vodafone Partners with Dell to Sell Netbooks
Telecom operators have been trying to find new opportunities to improve their bottom line and top line. Vodafone, a primary cellular service provider, has joined hands with Dell to sell Dell's new netbook, the Inspiron Mini 9, with built-in mobile broadband.
  MyCaption Offers Speech-to-Text Service for BlackBerry Bold
MyCaption specializing in intelligent speech-to-text services for BlackBerry users announced its support for BlackBerry Bold smartphone. The service offered by MyCaption can work throughout the world wherever BlackBerry smartphone works. The company announced its availability from now on.
  Sony's New Desktop PCs Include Blu-ray Technology
The company says it has integrated slim, stylish LCD panels in the desktops, which are designed in compact sizes to save space and suit a wide range of computing needs. Those needs range from simple word processing to editing high-definition video content. The new models include Blu-ray disc players to help consumers leverage the potential of that optical medium.
  Logitech to Roll Out Illuminated Keyboards for Night Typers
The Logitech Illuminated Keyboard optimizes existing backlight technology and combines microlens reflectors, a multilayer painting process and laser etching. The adjustable backlight gives you just the right amount of light for all your typing and browsing needs. Featuring the Logitech PerfectStroke key system, the Logitech Illuminated Keyboard and the diNovo Keyboard for Notebooks provide a typing experience that's comfortable, fluid and silent.
  Vodafone, Dell to Launch Inspiron Mini 9
The long-awaited Inspiron Mini 9 netbook will sport a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom processor and Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator 950. The new device will be available this month.
  Minor Burn Spurs Sony VAIO Laptop Recall
After a report of someone receiving a minor burn, Sony has issued a recall for thousands of its VAIO laptops in the United States due to possible overheating or short-circuits.
  LG to Unveil Viewty's 8 Megapixel Successor
Introducing the only 8 megapixel multimedia phone with a full touchscreen interface, LG Electronics (LG), a worldwide technology and design provider of mobile communications, announced the launch of its LG-KC910. Featured with a 3.0 inch full touchscreen, the LG-KC910 boasts top-of-the-range camera capabilities and the latest multimedia features.
  Devicescape Helps Buffalo Technology Enable Easy Wi-Fi Set Up
With Devicescape, Buffalo has reduced its support costs and is now able to provide an improved wireless networking experience for consumers.
  Plantronics and Dolby Deliver Enhanced PC Game Play
Letting users play PC games, listen to music and watch movies with dramatic virtual 5.1 surround sound effects, Plantronics has announced the new GameCom 777 Surround Sound Gaming Headset, featuring Dolby Headphone technology. Digitally processing sound for immersive audio, the Plantronics GameCom 777 features Dolby Headphone and Dolby Pro Logic II technologies in a plug-and-play USB sound card.
  Reports:: Microsoft to Reduce Xbox 360 Prices in Japan
In view of poor market performance of its Xbox 360 game console during the past few months, Microsoft is reportedly planning to slash the price of this product in Japan.
  Kyocera Launches Standardized Thermal Printheads
Kyocera Corporation, a company that develops and supplies cutting tools, solar energy systems, telecommunications equipment, semiconductor packages, electronic components, laser printers, copiers and industrial ceramics, has announced the launch of 28 new models of thermal printheads for barcode printer applications.
  JVC's First Blu-ray Home Theater System Receives DivX Certification
JVC, a provider of home audio equipment, and DivX, a digital media company, have announced the DivX Certification of a new Blu-ray home theater system from JVC. This home theater system will be available for the customers all over Europe starting this September.
  Sony's Ultra-Thin LCD HDTV to Hit Japan Market in November
Sony reportedly will release the world's thinnest LCD high-definition TV (HDTV) in Japan on November 10.
  Eye-Fi, Nikon Intro Enhanced D90 Digital SLR Camera
Nikon Corporation, a provider of digital imaging and precision optics, has partnered with Eye-Fi, which makes a wireless memory card for digital cameras, to provide improved integration of its Eye-Fi cards with Nikon's recently launched D90 digital SLR camera.
  Netbook War Heats Up; LG Debuts 3G Netbook
LG Electronics announced a planned October launch of its new netbook-class laptop PC with embedded third-generation (3G) features.
  SouthWing Brings Bluetooth Headset to U.S. at AT&T Stores
SouthWing, a European developer of Bluetooth technology, has introduced a new feature-rich "hands free" wireless headset that is being distributed exclusively at retail stores in the United States by AT&T.
  South Dakota Hospital Docs Get More Bedside Time with C5 Mobile
C5s are currently used by occupational therapists, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, social workers, dietary workers and case managers. On the move from floor to floor, these people need a portable solution to document patient interactions.
  BlueAnt Unveils Voice-Controlled Mobile Headset
The company says its new release uses the BlueGenie Voice Interface from Sensory, Inc., to help users control their headset with voice commands instead of pressing multiple buttons or looking at the phone. In contrast to the headsets that only support voice dial capabilities through q-mobile phone's voice features, the V1's voice control is embedded in the headset itself, said the company.
  Enablence, Osaki Electric Co. to Market Each Other's Products
As part of the agreement, the Osaki Electric Group will co-market and sell selected components from Enablence's Optical Components and Subsystems Division to expand its market position in Japan and globally.
  Acer Lowers Price of Aspire One Netbook
Offering affordability and value just in time for back-to-school, Acer America, the third largest vendor in the global PC market has announced it has lowered the price of the popular Aspire one ultra-lightweight mobile Internet device in the U.S. retail channel. The Aspire one featuring Windows XP Home will now cost $349.
  Logitech Intros First Force Feedback Wheel for Wii
Working with Electronic Arts' highly-anticipated racing game, Need for Speed Undercover, Logitech has announced its Speed Force Wireless racing wheel, the first force feedback wheel for the popular gaming platform. Paving the way for more force feedback racing titles on the Wii console, Logitech's newest force feedback wheel is licensed by Nintendo and works with EAs' Need for Speed Undercover.
  Ditech Offers Licensed Voice Quality Algorithms to Chipmakers
Ditech Networks has stated that it is going to offer licensed voice quality algorithms to chipmakers and manufacturers of Bluetooth devices and apps. The first of the offering will be with mobile Bluetooth technologies.
  Jamba, Opera Software Partner to Integrate Content into Mobile Browsers
From computers and cell phones to portable media players and game consoles, Opera says it brings full Internet content and images to any device. The company is a solution for Web browsing on a mobile device for nearly 15 million people each month with more than 100 million shipped installations since 2004.
  Reliance Prepares for Major Digital TV Rollout in India
BIG TV DTH offers more than 200 channels with digital quality picture and sound, which company officials say is higher than any other DTH or Cable Operator in India. The BIG TV DTH Service will be available in outlets across 6,500 towns.
  HP Debuts Portable Notebook PCs
HP announced the introduction of three ultra-portable notebook computers including the three pound EliteBook, a small and light HP notebook with a built-in optical drive. These notebooks are aimed at mobile professionals.
  Lenovo Intros Ultra-Light X301 ThinkPad
The new model, X301, comes without a DVD drive or full-size battery, said the company. It features a full-size keyboard and13.3-inch LED backlit display, and weighs 2.93 pounds, company officials say.
  Dow Chemical Deploys More Than 44,000 Lenovo Computers Worldwide
Looking to support increased productivity, flexibility and improved computing reliability, the Dow Chemical Company has deployed more than 44,000 ThinkPad notebooks and ThinkCentre desktops from Lenovo throughout its offices worldwide. With the help of Lenovo, ThinkVantage Technologies, a suite of self-help productivity tools that come preloaded on every ThinkPad notebook and ThinkCentre desktop, Dow transitioned its workforce located in more than 160 countries to the new fleet of Lenovo computers within six months.
  NXP and iBiquity Develop HD Radio Solution for In-Car Entertainment
Supporting high-definition (HD) radio technology, DAB, DAB+, DRM and T-DMB Digital Radio Broadcast Standards, NXP Semiconductors, the independent semiconductor company founded by Philips, has announced that it has developed the first multi-standard radio integrated circuit (IC) dedicated to digital in car-reception.
  New Logitech Mouse Clips to Laptops While On the Go
Logitech has unveiled the Logitech V550 Nano cordless laser mouse for notebooks, which allows users to conveniently clip the V550 mouse to a laptop while on the go.
  Hitachi Unveils Hybrid Blu-Ray Disc Camcorder
The DZ-BD10HA from Hitachi's Consumer Group contains several new features and improvements, according to the company. Those include a newly developed 7 megapixel CMOS image sensor, which captures rich and vibrant videos and stills in High Definition, company officials say.
  In-Stat Finds Bluetooth in Maturation Period
It seems as though the world may be completely "plugged in" to Bluetooth technology, or at least, there are not as many new users as there have been in the past. According to In-Stat, the technology seems to have reached a maturation period with growth rates – although still strong – that do not match that of the recent past.
  Qiao Xing Mobile to Sell VEVA Handsets in China's Malls
Qiao Xing Mobile Communication Co., Ltd., one of China's domestic manufacturers of mobile handsets, through its subsidiary CEC Telecom Co., Ltd., has said that it plans to set up specialty retail stores in up-market shopping malls to serve as an innovative channel for the distribution of its luxury VEVA brand handsets.
  AMD, Blizzard Entertainment Forge Strategic Agreement
AMD, as the exclusive graphics sponsor for BlizzCon 2008 in Anaheim in October, says it will treat gamers to the unparalleled graphics capabilities of the ATI Radeon HD 4800 series in all PCs for game play at BlizzCon.
  CryptoLogic Contracts with European Gaming TV Network
CryptoLogic has announced it signed a three year contract for Internet casino software with the Gaming Media Group Limited which owns the Poker Channel.
  Asustek Plans Launch of Three New Eee PC Netbooks
With an eye to seize the thriving netbook market, Asustek Computer (Asus), announced its plans to launch three new Eee PC "netbook" models. According to Asus, the new computers will be shipped within next few months.
  Paradigm Upgrades Monitor Speaker Series
Canadian company Paradigm, which specializes in speaker design, has re-vamped its Monitor product line by introducing the new Series v.6 speakers.
  ProClip Intros In-Vehicle Device Holders for TomTom
ProClip USA, Inc. is launching new device holders designed to securely mount TomTom PNDs to car, truck and SUV dashboards and consoles.
  Lite-On Teams with Tech BridgeCo for Networked Audio Products
Networked entertainment technology company BridgeCo has announced a partnership with Taiwan-based Orginal Design Manufacturer (ODM) Lite-On Technology Corp. to develop networked audio products for prominent consumer brands.
  Seiko Intros Mobile Printer for Wireless Apps
Running on a long-life lithium-ion battery, the printer produces 4-inch wide printed output at 90 millimeters per second, according to the company. The DPU-S445 also offers IrDA and Bluetooth connectivity options, which makes it a valuable alternative for users who need convenience and reliability, without the high price of a ruggedized device, company officials say.
  M&A Companion PC to Receive Power Upgrade
The companion PC is expected to be the device of choice as more schools adopt the 1:1 computing initiative, according to the company. Because of the rugged features that are built into this notebook, the Total Cost of Ownership for the Companion PC is lower than that for other min-notebooks, company officials say. Through its Web site and through distribution channels, M&A will be selling the Companion PC directly, they say.
  Retailers Selling EGO iPod Speaker Cases, ice and iceBar2
Consumers can share their iPod music this summer with Atlantic's EGO line of portable, shatterproof, waterproof iPod speaker, which makes sharing safe and easy, according to the company.
  Screaming Bee Launches New Voice Changing Software
The new product is being retailed under the name MorphVOX Pro Voice Changer 4.0 and is designed is to alter the sound of a voice and is especially targeted at the gaming and entertainment industry, where animation and voices play an important role.
  Panasonic Debuts Ruggerized Ultra-Mobile Handheld PC
Panasonic Canada announced the availability of the new the Panasonic Toughbook CF-U1 PC, ruggerized fully-functional handheld ultra-mobile PC (UMPC).
  Travelers Move Quicker Through Security Checkpoints with New CODi Laptop Case
While more and more people are using laptops today to stay connected with family and colleagues while on the go, the use of the devices while traveling can slow down a busy road warrior if they get stuck at an airport check-point.
  Intel Bringing Third Generation of Classmate PCs Soon
Intel, a company developing processors and chips for computers, is going to bring the next generation of Classmate PCs, the details of which will be announced soon by the company. The company said that the new generation of Classmate PCs will be equipped with new hardware and software that will make the laptops more user-friendly.
  Lenovo Unveils Multimedia-Rich IdeaPad Y710 Notebook PC in India
Lenovo unveiled a new multimedia notebook PC, IdeaPad Y710, in India, said an announcement from the company today.
  Palm Sells Two Millionth Centro Smartphone
Palm has announced they sold their two millionth Centro smartphone in a demonstrationg of how their smartphone has grown momentum with traditional mobile phone users who are moving up to a phone that offers more functionality.
  T-Mobile's New Sidekick Released
T-Mobile USA, has launched the latest T-Mobile Sidekick, providing customers with the opportunity to create shells for their device with the images, colors or designs of their choice.
  AMD: We Still Offer Support for Next-Generation Laptops
Toshiba's Satellite laptop PC series is offered with different models of the AMD Turion X2 Ultra Dual-Core Mobile Processors, AMD 7-Series Chipsets, and leading-edge wireless solutions based on the draft 802.11n specification.
  RSOL PC Debuts Low-Cost Jive Series Multi-Platform Desktop Computer
Releasing another multi-platform desktop computer, RSOL PC has introduced the low-cost Jive Series Multi-Platform desktop computer, capable of running all major operating systems. The operating systems include Windows XP, Windows Vista, popular Linux distributions of Ubuntu and Fedora, and even the modified version of Apple's OS X 10.5 Leopard, commonly known as "OSx86".
  Conexant Enhances Imaging Portfolio with New Fax Solutions
Targeting inkjet, laser, and thermal fax machines, Conexant Systems has unveiled a new family of system-on-chip (SoC) solutions. Apart from supporting a wide range of optional features including answering machine, speakerphone, and intercom capabilities, the CX9543X SoCs are offered in a variety of configurations.
  'All of the Above' for In-Home Wireless
With in-home wireless networking technologies now gaining traction, one sometimes wonders which standard might emerge as the market leader.
  New Portable Power Chargers from Duracell
A survey commissioned by Xantrex Technology has reveled 54 percent of U.S. air travelers have had to sit on the floor to charge a device with an airport power outlet at least once. To help solve this problem, Duracell has introduced two portable power solutions that assist frequent flyers with their personal power needs.
  iSkin Intros Revo2 Protector for iPhone 3G
iSkin has announced its new revo2 soft premium silicone protector designed especially for the iPhone 3G. The revo2 is the second generation of the company's award-winning revo iPhone protector, and gives iPhone fans protection, quality and style in a feature-filled package for their iPhone 3G.
  Digital River Signs E-Commerce Deal with Shure
Digital River, a provider of global e-commerce solutions, has signed an e-commerce agreement with Shure Incorporated, a manufacturer of microphones, earphones and audio electronics.
  Future Shop's New ConnectPro Helps to Connect Technology at Ease
Future Shop, Canada's reputed retailer and e-tailer of consumer electronics, has launched its ConnectPro service that provides a wide array of services including car audio installation, home theater installation and computer servicing with a lifetime workmanship guarantee.
  FINIS Intros Underwater Digital Pace Clock, Waterproof MP3 Player
Along with the changes to the sport, the supporting technology has also changed, according to one company.
  Samsung Debuts New HD Television Sets
Samsung expanded its product line with the introduction of two high definition television sets. The Series 8 (850 and 860) HDTVs include the company's "Touch of Color" bevel design.
  Samsung Intros Series 7 Plasma HDTV
Samsung Electronics announced its new Series 7 Plasma HDTV featuring the Touch of Color (ToC) bezel design.
  Panasonic Rolls Out New Digital Camera
Secaucus -based consumer electronics manufacturer Panasonic today introduced the LUMIX DMC-LX3 digital camera, which it calls a much higher version of the popular DMC-LX2 model.
  Neonode Inc. Announces Friends & Family Campaign
Neonode, the Swedish mobile communication company that develops touch screen technologies and designs mobile handsets, has introduced the "Friends & Family campaign," a price promotion campaign that entitles each qualified buyer to purchase the pioneer multimedia touch screen phone, Neonode N2, through the company's web shop, www.neonodewebshop.com, for $199, €123 or £99 through a mail-in rebate program.
  Audiovox Signs SED International to Distribution Agreement
SED International, a wholesale distributor of consumer electronics, computer, and cellular products, has entered into a distribution agreement with Audiovox Corporation to supply the company's popular line of audio and video products under the Audiovox, RCA, Acoustic Research, Terk, and Jensen brand names.
  Sony Unveils World's First 16.4-Inch Wide Multimedia Notebook
Offering a powerful HD experience for the users, Sony has introduced the VAIO FW notebook -- a multimedia PC that displays HD movies the way they were meant to be seen. The VAIO FW notebook comes in a premium and a standard model.
  Future Shop's New ConnectPro Helps Connect Technology with Ease
Future Shop, Canada's reputed retailer and e-tailer of consumer electronics, has launched its ConnectPro service that provides a wide array of services including car audio installation, home theater installation and computer servicing with a lifetime workmanship guarantee.
  Fujitsu's Six New Versatile Notebooks Launched
Fujitsu Computer Systems, the company which offers a complete line of scalable and reliable computer hardware and software products and services has just debuted six LifeBook notebooks, A6210, T5010, T1010, E8420, S6520 and S7220, all powered by next-generation Intel Centrino 2 processor technology.
  Fujitsu Launches Two Thin and Light 13.3-Inch Widescreen Convertibles
Fujitsu Computer Systems, the company which offers a wide range of enterprise hardware and software products and services, unveiled the availability of the 13.3-inch.
  New Sony Professional PCs Built for Business
The new line of professional PCs – the VAIO BZ series notebooks are built for business. These lightweight PCs have the compatibility and productivity features that IT professionals and business customers require.
  Sony Releases VAIO Z Series Notebooks
Sony has released a new line of powerful, lightweight PCs – the VAIO Z Series notebooks. The VAIO Z model, weighing more than 3 pounds, incorporates a 13.1-inch widescreen display with ZBRITE-DuraView LCD technology.
  Info on Electromagnetic Waves from Mobile Phones
Proximus, which is part of the Belgacom Group, is now indicating the specific absorption rate (SAR) of mobile phones on its new packaging.
  Toyota Now Offering Hands-Free Bluetooth System
As the use of cell phones and other hand-held devices become banned while driving in a number of states across the country, for reasons of safety, Bluetooth technology is being used as a way to still makes use of the technologies while driving.
  GOSUB 60 Launches Web Site for Gaming World
For access to insider information, visitors to MobileDeluxe.com can register to become Mobile Deluxe members, according to the company. Membership privileges include discounts on games, sneak peeks at upcoming releases, helpful game tips and a subscription to the Mobile Deluxe newsletter, company officials say. Consumers that register to become a Mobile Deluxe member are entered into a drawing to win a Nintendo Wii and Guitar Hero game package along with other prizes, until August 22, company officials say.
  ATEN Intros New Keyboard, Video and Mouse Combo
ATEN International recently announced the launch of its latest CN8000 keyboard, video and mouse combo, which offers both PS/2 and USB connections.
  Panasonic Launches New Viera Plasma and LCD TVs in India
Panasonic, a Japanese manufacturer of electronic and electrical products, announced the launch of its new 2008 Viera range of plasma and LCD televisions in India.
  D-Link Debuts an Internet Surveillance Camera Anyone Can Use
D-Link, the end-to-end networking solutions provider for consumer and business, today officially launched the first device from the D-Life product family, a surveillance camera kit that allows remote viewing of live streaming video from a Web browser.
  Bosch Obtains MMP License
According to a statement issued by leading intellectual-property licensing company Patriot Scientific, Robert Bosch GmbH and The TPL Group have agreed to the terms of a patent license for the Moore Microprocessor Patent (MMP) Portfolio. The terms of the transaction were not made public.
  D-Link Intros Divx Connected HD Device in U.S.
D-Link is now offering a DivX connected high definition media player in the U.S. They will also soon be available in the Canadian markets as well.
  Virgin Mobile USA Announces ARC Flip Phone
Virgin Mobile has announced its newest handset, the UTStarcom ARC, a flip phone with a soft-feel touch. And while the phone includes Bluetooth wireless technology and a camera, it is still available for an affordable price according to the company.
  Kodak Debuts Innovative and Interactive HD Enabled Products
Eastman Kodak Company released several innovative and interactive products enabling users to experience their photos and videos in new ways from capture to viewing and sharing. The new suite includes High-Definition (HD) enabled products including two new categories introduced for the brand.
  Cordless Phones Noted for Changing the Face of the Telecom Industry
Cordless phones are practically synonymous with convenience and ease of use. Not only do these phones do away with unsightly, trailing wires, they also provide the flexibility of moving around unhampered while talking.
  Sprint Expands Availability of Direct Connect Phones
Sprint has announced that the LX400 by LG, Z400 by Samsung, and PRO-200 and PRO-700 by Sanyo will now be available in 14 additional cities and states across the country beginning July 13. The four new Nextel Direct Connect phones are presently available in 46 markets.
  2K Games Teams with Digital Extremes to Bring 'BioShock' to PS 3
2K Games, a wholly owned subsidiary of Take-Two Interactive Software, will now be assisting Digital Extremes to optimize BioShock for the PlayStation3 (PS 3) computer entertainment system. Both companies have recently signed a mutual agreement on this.
  ABI Research: Camera, Bluetooth, and Music 'Must Haves' on Mobile Phones
ABI Research, a market research firm specializing in the impact of emerging technologies on global consumer and business markets, recently published a research report on consumer preferences for various features on mobile phones.
  Best Buy Seeks to Drive Growth by Expanding Beyond Consumer Electronics
Best Buy is on a mission to improve. With the consumer electronics industry facing increasing competition and saturation within the global economy, the electronics retailer is seeking to implement new product categories and business models in an effort to double annual sales to $80 billion during the next five years.
  IOGEAR's Universal Memory Banks to Facilitate Transfers Between Portable Multimedia Devices and Computers
In a bid to help users transfer images and files between their multimedia devices and computers, IOGEAR has introduced a new Universal Memory Banks. IOGEAR's 12-in-1 Pocket Card Reader / Writer and 56-in-1 Memory Card Reader / Writer provide all-in-one solutions for high-speed, bi-directional data transfers. These devices are designed for on-the-go business professionals, travelers and individuals who use multiple gadgets and need an easy way to pass data to and from their computers.
  Turtle Beach Launches Ear Force X4 Gaming Headphones
According to Mike Carducci, Turtle Beach's marketing manager, "Our previous generation of wireless XBOX 360 headphones improved XBOX gaming by combining enhanced stereo game sound with XBOX Live chat, for a personal experience that isn't; possible with speakers and an XBOX Communicator. The addition of Dolby 5.1 channel surround sound in our new X4 expands the game action all around you. Unlike stereo headphones, you can hear every 3D sound cue as you communicate with teammates whose voices are inside your head."
  i.Tech Launched i-VoicePRO Bluetooth Headset with Dual Microphone
i.Tech Dynamic announced the launch of i.VoicePRO Bluetooth Headset which has dual microphone using Bluetooth Profile v2.1 for the delivery of professional voice quality. It comes equipped with an advanced noise filtering technology and other enhanced features. i.VoicePRO is expected to be a gold standard for wireless communication in Bluetooth Headsets.
  Fujitsu Intros New FCRAM Chip for Consumer Electronics Products
Fujitsu Microelectronics America is now offering a new 256Mbit Fast Cycle Random Access Memory (FCRAM) chip that features low power consumption and high throughput for digital consumer electronics products.
  Sony Electronics Launches Marketing Campaign for VAIO Computers
Sony Electronics is launching an integrated marketing campaign on July 15 in the U.S., focused on the new VAIO all-in-one HD PC/TV and HD Blu-ray Disc enabled laptop.
  eMachines Intros New Desktop Computers, Monitors
eMachines introduced a new line of desktop PCs designed for home computer users and students heading back to school in the fall. These PCs include entertainment and productivity applications, as well as educational project and presentation capabilities.
  Zoran's APPROACH 5C Multimedia Processor Powers LG's Third Black Label Phone
Zoran Corporation has announced that the LG Secret handset from its Black Label Series will be powered by Zoran's APPROACH 5C multimedia processor. LG's Secret handset is the third and latest 5 megapixel camera phone from this series.
  GoLive2 Unveils Stix, a New Wireless, Motion-Sensing Controller
Bringing active, motion-sensing gameplay to the PC, GoLive2, the independent gaming division of Playhut, has unveiled the Stix, a new line of wireless, motion-sensing gaming controllers for the PC and Internet. Stix are wireless, touch-screen controllers with which users can play thousands of free Web-based games as well as Games For Windows titles with an active, motion-sensing play pattern.
  Movaya, IG Fun to Distribute Mobile Games
As part of the pact, IG Fun content will be readily available to the mobile community via Movaya's PlugNPlay system, a free to use e-commerce solution for mobile content. Games available immediately through Movaya's system include selections from IG Fun's broad catalog of casual and action titles including Battle Chess, Bruce Lee Iron Fist and Tradewinds 2.
  ViewSonic Dazzles Multi-tasking Customers with New Range of 26-Inch LCDs
ViewSonic has unveiled a whole new product line of LCDs featuring the multi-featured VA2626wm LCD monitor. Ideal for multi-tasking users who require a large workspace and for movie and gaming fans, the 1080p Full HD panel is priced at less than $530.
  Walter Clark Legal Group to Distribute Hands-Free Headsets
Walter Clark Legal Group, a Palm Desert-based law firm has said it will distribute complimentary hand-free headsets in response to California's new law that prohibits handheld use of cell phones while driving.
  DIGITUS Intros New Ready to Use USB Audio Adapter
DIGITUS has launched a new USB Audio Adapter that is ready for use as soon as it is connected to the PC.
  3K Intros $299 Windows CE Powered RazorBook 400 Mini-Notebook
3K Computers has announced the Windows CE powered 3K RazorBook 400 Mini Notebook Ultra Mobile PC. This second generation of its top-selling RazorBook 400 mini-notebook computer weighs just under 2 lbs, includes a 7-inch LCD TFT Display and a full-size keyboard for an MSRP of $299.
  Nokia's New Supernova Range
Nokia has unveiled a new Supernova range of products that feature a mix of bold colors and of-the-moment designs, evoking the allure of the latest statement handbags or must-have sunglasses.
  Sybase iAnywhere Offers Support for Panasonic Toughbook U1
Sybase iAnywhere has introduced the support of its Information Anywhere Suite's Afaria management and security solution for the Panasonic Toughbook U1. The U1 happens to be the first rugged ultra mobile PC (UMPC) to integrate the new low power Intel Atom processor.
  MOTOROKR E8 Makes Retail Premiere at T-Mobile USA on July 7
Motorola's ROKR E8 is set to rock the U.S. with exclusive availability from T-Mobile USA, beginning July 7, 2008.
  Wirefly Expands Its Catalog To Include Unlocked Cell Phones
Wirefly, an e-commerce Web site owned and run by Simplexity, announced the launch of an unlocked cell phone category.
  Panasonic Intros CF-U1 Handheld Ultra Mobile PC
Panasonic Computer Solutions Company announced the launch of a handheld PC which is suitable for field workers due to its small size although it exhibits all the features of a full-size laptop computer.
  'Wearable' Gadgets of the Future
Volume control by rolling your eyes? Tapping your fingers to start a DVD player? If such ideas sound straight out of science fiction, think again!
  Control4 Intros 7-inch Wall Mount Touch Screen for Home Automation Control
Control4 Corporation announced the launch of its new 7-inch POE Wall Mount Touch Screen.
  Icron's ExtremeUSB Technology Added to Savant's ROSIE Multimedia AV Control Platform
Icron Technologies Corporation's ExtremeUSB technology has been incorporated into Savant's ROSIE Multimedia AV control platform.
  Samsung Launches LCDs with HD Tuner and High-Gloss Design
Samsung Electronics America, a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Corporation, has launched the CX Series of professional large format displays at Infocomm 2008. This series has been created for those environments where form and function are required. This series has features such as digital tuner, HDMI, integrated speakers with integrated network PCs which allow easy content management.
  Mio Technology Launches Online Store to Sell GPS Producs and Services
Global Positioning System (GPS) navigation devices supplier Mio Technology is entering into global markets with the recent launch of its new e-Store, which the company said is a one-stop-shop for an extensive collection of GPS accessories.
  Sky Detective Receives First High Volume Shipment of SD30 Tracking Device
Sky Detective today announced that it has received the first high volume shipment of the SD30 wireless tracking device from its manufacturing facility in China.
  LCD TV Sales Expected to Grow, According to Corning
Corning Incorporated, a global provider of specialty glass and ceramics, revealed today that during the first five months of the year, the sales of liquid crystal display (LCD) TVs in the U.S. were very strong. This reinforces the company's belief that the 2008 global LCD glass market will grow at the upper end of its original 25 percent to 30 percent year-over-year estimate.
  Huawei Intros New HSPA USB Stick, 3G Phones and HSDPA Gateway
In a bid to support 3G operators, Huawei has released its latest HSPA USB E180 ulta-slim stick (10mm thick), 3G phones and HSDPA gateway.
  Cell-Savers Intros Magi-Privacy Screen
Cell-Savers recently announced the release of the Magi-Privacy Screen as a new defense system for screen privacy on digital devices.
  Georgetown University, Gentag and SAIC Team on Mobile Blood Glucose Monitor
Georgetown University, Gentag, and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) have come together to create a new non-invasive method of measuring blood glucose.
  Cobra Introduces Handset to Facilitate Marine Communication
In a bid to help boaters communicate better, Cobra Electronics, a global designer of communication and navigation products, has introduced its new MR F300 BT handset.
  Apple Readies to Open First Retail Store in Australia
Taking its well known Apple applications to Australia, Apple will open its first retail store in Sydney on June 19 at 5:00 p.m.
  Sony Ericsson Debuts C905 Cyber-shot Phone
Sony Ericsson unveiled its new C905 Cyber-shot phone, with pre-installed Wayfinder Navigator features. It starts shipping in selected markets later this year.
  Toshiba Claims to Have World's Lightest Laptop
On Tuesday, Toshiba launched a new ultraportable laptop that the company claims is the world's lightest and "thinnest to have a disc drive," putting it in contention with vendors such as Apple and Lenovo.
  Sohonet Solutions Joins DALSA, Eyes Faster HD Cameras
According to DALSA, working closely with Sohonet Solutions ensures the data output from DALSA's Origin and Evolution cameras can be managed and delivered to the various production departments in an effective way.
  Verizon Wireless Announces Three New LG Devices
Verizon Wireless has announced that it is expanding its LG line-up with three new devices -LG Dare, LG Decoy, and LG Chocolate 3.
  FMC - WiFi and Femtocells
On June 27th, T-Mobile announced the availability of its T-Mobile@Home service. Two days later the Apple iPhone went on sale. David Pogue of the New York Times wrote that the T-Mobile announcement may turn out to be the more revolutionary one.
  Monster Teams with Sigma Designs to "Go Wireless" in HD Home Entertainment
Offering both in-room and room-to-room A/V signal distribution, Monster, a manufacturer of audio and video connectivity solutions, and Sigma Designs, a provider of digital media processing system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for consumer electronics, have announced a collaboration. With this partnership, the companies are looking to create advanced wireless solutions for HDMI home entertainment distribution.
  Canadian Provider Fido to Offer Apple iPhone 3G with Wireless Plan
Canadian wireless services provider Fido will be offering its customers Apple's iPhone 3G when the device launches on July 11.
  Ivo Software Intros Expressivo 1.4 Text Reader
Ivo Software has launched Expressivo 1.4, software that reads books with the English-speaking voice of 'Jennifer.' People purchasing the software will also receive a free collection of 50 popular e-books in English.
  Motorola Launches Bluetooth Enabled Headsets for In-Car and On the Go
Motorola announced the launch of two new Bluetooth enabled headsets, Motorola H620 and H560, that are ideally designed for in-car purposes and on-the-go environments.
  NXP Launches the World's Fastest Cellular Modem
NXP Semiconductors, an independent semiconductor company founded by Philips, has announced the launch of a high-bandwidth cellular soft modem, Nexperia Cellular System Solution PNX6910, claiming that it's the world's fastest.
  Palm Centro Now Available On the Verizon Wireless Network
Palm Centro smartphones will be available on the Verizon Wireless Network beginning June 13, and will be sold in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores.
  Mobile Digital Media Has Major Plans for Apple's iPhone
California based Mobile Digital Media (MDM), a company that provides software solutions for mobile devices, is planning to bring its complete selection of software titles from the traditional mobile device and smartphone markets over to Apple's iPhone device.
  Monster Intros New iCarPlay 250 Wireless FM Transmitter for iPods and iPhones
Audio products manufacturer Monster this week introduced its new line of iCarPlay 250 wireless FM transmitters, designed to transmit music wirelessly through an iPod or iPhone using a car's FM stereo system.
  Turtle Wireless Debuts TW801, a GSM Mobile Phone Watch
Turtle Wireless has introduced TW801, a revolutionary Tri-band GSM phone designed to be worn like a wristwatch, for North and South America.
  ASSMANN Launches New DIGITUS Bluetooth Devices
ASSMANN Electronic GmbH, a German manufacturer of computer accessories and network solutions, has added two new gadgets to its existing range of DIGITUS products - the DIGITUS Bluetooth Stereo Audio Adapter with earphones and the DIGITUS Bluetooth Headset.
  TransGaming Launches Digital Distribution Portal for Mac Games
GameTree Online provides customers worldwide with the ability to purchase and download game titles from leading publishers, obtain game news, participate in promotional opportunities, and write game reviews, according to TransGaming.
  U-blox, Paragon and Magna Introduce MirrorPilot Navigator GPS System
Swiss GPS receiver technology provider u-blox is partnering with paragon, a German automotive electronic supplier, and Magna, an automotive systems and components provider, to develop a rear-view mirror navigator for vehicles.
  Orange and Apple Ready to Launch iPhone 3G in European Markets
Orange and Apple are set to bring iPhone 3G to market in Austria, Portugal and Switzerland on July 11and to France on July 17.
  Homeland Integrated Security Systems to Debut Portable GPS Tracking Device
Homeland Integrated Security Systems today announced that the company is planning to release a new, low-cost, portable Global Positioning System (GPS) tracking device for a wide range of target markets.
  HP Unveils TouchSmart PCs
HP unveiled a new generation of its all-in-one TouchSmart family of PCs, making digital entertainment more of a hands-on experience for users.
  Samsung Unveils New Smartphone, Omnia
The Korean technology group, Samsung Electronics, has just launched a new touchscreen smartphone, OMNIA.
  Intel Downplays Implications of Subpoena from FTC
News broke Friday that Intel Corp, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), and possibly other semiconductor manufacturers were being served with subpoenas by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, which is investigating possible anticompetitive behavior on the part of Intel and its rivals.
  3G iPhone Will Deeply Impact Mobile TV Market, Says Analysys Mason
The much anticipated launch of Apple's 3G iPhone is expected to provide Cupertino-based company a "window of opportunity" to have a significant impact on the mobile TV market, according to new report from Analysys Mason.
  Greystripe: Advertisers Should Covet Mobile Game Market
About 68 percent of Greystripe players in the United States, and 75 percent of users worldwide, fall between the ages of 18 and 34, the San Francsico-based company is reporting today.
  The Affordable New 7-Inch LCD Ultra Mobile Notebook PC
Announced on May 28, 3K Computers released its newest laptop computer - the 3K RazorBook 400 Mini Notebook Ultra Mobile PC. Weighing less than 2 lbs, and approximately 8 inches long, the RazorBook is a tiny product packing a lot of punch. It includes a 7-inch LCD TFT Display and a full-size keyboard, and is still small enough to take on the road.
  Kensington Develops Dual Monitor Adapter Using DisplayLink USB Display Technology
Kensington has introduced its Dual Monitor Adapter enriched with DisplayLink USB display technology. The new adapter lets desktop and notebook users quickly expand their visual workspace by adding an additional monitor via a simple USB connection.
  Popular BlueParrott Headset for Truckers Has Longer Talk Time
VXI has launched the next-generation BlueParrott B250 Bluetooth wireless headset.
  iHome Debuts New Computer Speakers for iPod
As the global manufacturer of iPod and iPhone accessories, and as a division of SDI Technologies, iHome today announced the iH69 and iH70, innovative new speaker systems for Macs and PCs.
  DeviceVM Releases Splashtop Software on ASUS Notebooks
DeviceVM recently released their award winning Splashtop software on a large number of ASUS notebooks. Splashtop, a light-weight operating system, enables consumers to use their computers seconds after hitting the power button.
  Roger Wireless and Nokia Launch Nokia 5310 XpressMusic MP3 phone in Canada
John Boynton, senior vice president and chief marketing officer at Rogers Wireless said that the Nokia XpressMusic phone is the latest in music phones available at Rogers, providing customers with "incredible mobile music experiences."
  Google Makes Changes; Demonstrates Android
The Google I/O developer's conference made waves as Google provided updates on several of its Web-related initiatives and a demo of its Android software for mobile devices.
  ZAGG's invisibleSHIELD Now Available at the Carphone Warehouse
ZAGG, a company engaged in providing protective film coverings for personal electronics, has introduced their flagship product, the invisibleSHIELD, in select Carphone Warehouse locations.
  Kyocera Wireless and Virgin Mobile USA Intro Special Edition Wild Card Phone
Kyocera Wireless and Virgin Mobile USA announced that 15,000 lucky customers who buy a Virgin Mobile Festival Special Edition Wild Card phone by Kyocera Wireless will get special access to the Virgin Mobile Guest Lounge at the upcoming Virgin Mobile Festival.
  Samsung Unveils New 2.5-inch 256GB Solid State Drive
Samsung Electronics, a company that specializes in advanced memory technology, announced the development of what it claims is the world's fastest 2.5-inch, 256 Gigabyte (GB) multi-level cell (MLC) based solid state drive (SSD) using a SATA II interface.
  New Analogue-to-Digital Converters Launched by Texas Instruments
Texas Instruments (TI), a semi-conductor company with global presence, launched two multi-channel, 16-bit, delta-sigma analogue-to-digital converters (ADCs). They are ADS1174 (quad) and ADS1178 (octal).
  3K Debuts $299 RazorBook 400 Mini Notebook Computer
3K Computers (3K), an information-technology manufacturer, today announced the release of its newest laptop computer - the 3K RazorBook 400 Mini Notebook Ultra Mobile PC. The new notebook weighs less than two pounds and includes a 7-inch LCD TFT Display and a full-size keyboard. It is competitively priced and retails for a very affordable $299.
  Focus Enhancements' TV-out Technology Chosen by Tekkeon
Focus Enhancements, a global provider of Ultra Wideband (UWB) wireless technology, video conversion and digital media, today announced that its FS453LF TV-out encoder chip was chosen by Tekkeon to power its NavDock Home Media Center with on-TV navigation for iPod devices.
  Odyssey Software Announces New Mobile Device Manager, Athena
Odyssey Software, a provider of mobile device management solutions, announced the release of its flagship product, Athena, an enterprise-class mobile device management solution for the Microsoft Windows Mobile platform. The announcement was made on April 29, of this year at the Microsoft Management Summit 2008, held in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  TeliaSonera to sell iPhone in the Nordic and Baltic markets
TeliaSonera has signed an agreement with Apple to bring the iPhone to Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia later this year.
  MoGo Media Mouse Included in Indy 500 Celebrity Gift Bags
The MoGo Mouse X54 from Newton Peripherals will be one of the items included in celebrity gift bags auctioned off in association with the Indianapolis 500 race.
  Wireless TV Amplifier Helps Dads with Hearing Loss Enjoy Television Again
Clarity, a division of Plantronics, has unveiled a new wireless TV amplification device, the Clarity Professional C120, just in time for Father's Day.
  I/OMagic Intros New Portable USB DVD Re-writable Drive
I/OMagic Corporation, provider of data storage products, announced that its portable USB 2.0 DVD re-writable disk drive is ready for immediate shipment.
  Alienware Relaunches Area-51 ALX Desktop
The all-new ALX offers the 3.2GHz Intel Core2 Extreme QX9770 overclocked to 4.0GHz. The company is providing every new Area-51 ALX with Alienware ALX High-Performance Liquid Cooling.
  USTelematics Signs Distributor Agreement with Verizon
USTelematics (UTLM), a company that provides technology and products for communications in vehicles, announced that it has negotiated a new Verizon commission agreement through Celluphone, the largest Verizon distributor in the United States.
  RichardSolo Introduces Compact Battery Backup for iPhone and iPod
RichardSolo.com the new online company founded by Richard Thalheimer, creator and founder of The Sharper Image, has introduced Thalheimer's first creation, the RichardSolo Smart Backup Battery - a new rechargeable, compact backup battery for the iPhone and iPod.
  Free Cell Phone Headsets for Those Ticketed Under the New Cell Phone Law
Beginning July 1, 2008, residents of the state of California will be required to use a use a hands-free device if they want to talk on a cell phone while driving. This new law is being implemented in a bid to reduce the number of accidents related to driving while talking on a hand-held cell phone. While California and Washington will enforce this law in 2008, laws banning cell phone usage while driving already exist in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York and the District of Columbia.
  Roku: The Apple of TV?
Here are the details-- a $100 set top box, a sub $10/month subscription and a Web-based interface which helps you narrow down movie selections from a total of 10,000 Netflix offerings which are ultimately made by remote control.
  Cesium Telecom and Griffin Technology Bring iPhone Accessories to Canada
Cesium Telecom, a North American distributor of GSM handsets and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) accessories, has inked a distribution deal with Griffin Technology, maker of all things iPod and iPhone. Under the agreement, Cesium Telecom will distribute Griffin's innovative portfolio of accessories for iPhone.
  Best Buy Helps Consumers Prepare for California Hands-Free Driving Regulations
Best Buy has announced that Local Best Buy BlueShirt employees will be available for in-store, in-studio and phone interviews providing insight on how to prepare for hands-free driving in the state of California.
  T-Mobile USA Launches Nokia 5310 XpressMusic Phone
T-Mobile USA, has announced the upcoming availability of the Nokia 5310 XpressMusic phone just as that interest in music phones continues to grow.
  Cox Communications Launches MyPrimetime On DEMAND in Additional Markets
Cox Communications has said that its digital cable customers in Arizona, Roanoke, Va., Kansas and middle Georgia will soon have on demand access to hits from ABC and NBC with the addition of MyPrimetime to Cox's On DEMAND library.
  Fujitsu Unveils New E-paper Prototype with Improved Refresh
Fujitsu announced that it has developed a prototype electronic paper screen that tackles the problem of amount of time that it takes to refresh the image.
  Wii Fit Will Get You Moving
Nintendo's newest product, "Wii Fit," is for those who spend too much time sitting around playing games, watching TV, or doing anything but exercising.
  Dell Laptops: Head of the Class in Colleges and Universities
Dell is making the grade in colleges and universities today as a number of them turn to the computer maker to supply laptops for their students.
  HP and Foxconn Expand PC Business in Russia
HP, an IT company that deals with software and infrastructure services, entered into a joint venture with Foxconn, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hon Hai, to manufacture HP PCs in Russia. The two companies agreed to invest $50 million in Russia.
  Orange to Sell iPhone in Europe, Middle East and Africa
Orange said that it has inked a new agreement with Apple to bring the iPhone to Orange customers in Austria, Belgium, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Jordan, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Switzerland and Orange's African markets later this year.
  OKI Printing Solutions Intros C710 Series Digital Color Printers
OKI Printing Solutions, subsidiary of OKI Data Americas, announced the launch of its C710 series digital color printers.
  Microsoft Windows Coming Soon to OLPC XO Laptops
Microsoft Corp and One Laptop per Child (OLPC) jointly announced the signing of an agreement that will make Microsoft Windows operating system available on OLPC's low-cost XO laptops.
  Sluggish Blu-Ray Demand
Only nine percent of non-Blu-ray player owners report they will likely purchase a Blu-ray disc player within the next year, according to a recent Harris Poll of 2,529 U.S. adults surveyed online between April 7 and 15, 2008.
  Microsoft Intros Portable Webcam and Foldable Headset
Combining performance and features with low prices, Microsoft Corp. has unveiled LifeCam VX-5000, a Webcam with a bendable attachment base that molds to virtually any surface.
  OtterBox's Introduces New OtterBox 1990
Otter Products has introduced the OtterBox 1990 to protect the Samsung Q1 Ultra and Q1 Ultra Premium UMPCs, from Samsung Electronics America. It safeguards from drops, bumps and scratches while allowing complete interaction with all navigation keys, I/O ports, camera and webcam right through the case.
  Sensory Debuts BlueGenie Lite for BlueTooth Devices
An announcement from Sensory stated that the BlueGenie Lite, a speech output solution for BlueTooth devices, is now available and it runs on the industry's most popular chipsets, CSR's BlueCore 3 and BlueCore 5.
  Maharajah Club Becomes CryptoLogic's Newest Licensee
CryptoLogic Limited, a major player in Internet gaming software, has entered into a contract with Maharaja Gaming to be the sole provider of online gaming software for Maharajah Club - one of the largest gaming sites for Southeast Asian communities in the U.K. and around the world.
  New BlackBerry Bold Smartphone Presented by RIM
Research In Motion (RIM) has introduced a BlackBerry Bold smartphone, designed to give business professionals and power users' functionality and performance in an intuitive. It is the first BlackBerry smartphone to support tri-band HSDPA high-speed networks around the world and comes with integrated GPS and Wi-Fi, as well as a rich set of multimedia capabilities.
  JumpVault Delivers New Value to BlackBerry Owners
JumpVault is the latest add-on to BlackBerry and other similar kind of devices which completely protects the data stored in the device, even if the device is lost or stolen.
  Microsoft to Restrict the OS Capabilities in Low-cost PCs
To promote the use of its Windows OS in ultra low-cost PCs, Microsoft is reportedly planning to limit the hardware capabilities of its operating system, according to IDG News Service. The company plans to offer very high discounts on Windows XP Home Edition to encourage its use instead of Linux on ultra low-cost PCs (ULPCs).
  Cellhut.com Offers Mother's Day Specials on Unlocked Cell Phones
Cellhut.com, an online seller of unlocked cell phones, is offering a special promotion for Mother's Day.
  Hitachi Begins Shipping New 7,200 RPM Travelstar Hard Drive
Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (Hitachi GST) has begun shipping its fourth-generation 7,200 RPM mobile hard drive, the Travelstar 7K320.
  Microsoft, Hyundai-Kia Team to Develop New In-Car Infotainment System
Seeking to introduce a new dimension for in-car entertainment, Microsoft has entered into an agreement with Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group (HKAG) to co-develop the next generation of vehicle infotainment systems.
  Vodafone to Expand Apple's iPhone Distribution in 10 Countries
iPhone, the revolutionary mobile phone from Apple, will be sold in ten more countries around the world through Mobile phone group Vodafone.
  Microhoo! Latest Microsoft Gambit Declined by Yahoo
In the game of chess, a gambit is an opening in which a player can risk or sacrifice material in the hope of achieving some sort of an advantage, such as a better developed position. Microsoft had put up quite a bit of material resources (to the tune of $48 billion) in order to accelerate the profitability for its Internet business and to get an online advertising operation that would only trail its arch rival Google.
  New AT&T-Branded DECT 6.0 Cordless Phones in a Store Near You
The new lineup includes Digitally Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT) 6.0 phone systems that offer a new level of quality for users and includes proprietary antenna technology to allow for maximum range and interference-free clarity. With this, the user is able to roam freely throughout the home with up to a 190-feet range around or outside the home, according to independent Wyle lab studies.
  AMD's OSRC: Optimization and Tuning Advancements for OpenSolaris OS and SunxVM
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) announced that its Operating System Research Center (OSRC) has included optimization and tuning advancements for Sun Microsystems' OpenSolaris Operating System and SunxVM Virtualization family of products.
  Konica Minolta Business Technologies Participating in SAP Printer Vendor Program
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., a provider of imaging and networking technologies for the desktop and the commercial print shop, announces the participation of its parent company, Konica Minolta Business Technologies, at the SAP Printer Vendor program, launched by SAP AG along with printer manufacturers. Konica Minolta Business Technologies is participating as a gold-level member.
  Touch International Attains Specialized Industrial LCD Enhancement Capabilities
Touch International (TI) has recently acquired the specialized industrial LCD enhancement assets from the DuPont Display Enhancements, a subsidiary of DuPont. TI has also signed a licensing agreement with DuPont for DuPont Vertak Optical bonding technology.
  Fujitsu Strengthens Self-Service Solutions
A new self-service organization by Fujitsu Transaction Solutions will develop and market comprehensive self-service solutions and services to the retail industry, among others.
  Full Line of GE Digital Cameras Comes to Amazon.com
Under a recent agreement, General Imaging, the worldwide exclusive licensee for GE digital cameras, will make its entire line of digital cameras available through Amazon.com.
  RFMD Intros 2.4 GHz ISM Band Transceiver
RF Micro Devices has launched the ML2726 ISM band transceiver. This low power, low-IF, frequency shift key (FSK) transceiver can operate in the license-free 2.4 GHz ISM band.
  Neonode's Touch Screen Technology Gets Japanese Patent
Neonode, specializing in the development of touch screen technologies and designing of mobile handsets, has announced that it received approval by the Japanese Patent and Trademark Office for its optical touch screen technology, zForce.
  Sony Joins 'Nokia Comes With Music' Program
Nokia has announced that Sony BMG Music Entertainment has officially joined ' Nokia Comes With Music', a program which enables people to discover and enjoy music with their Nokia device.
  CSR's BlueCore5-Multimedia Technology Used in i.Tech Bluetooth Headset
CSR announced that its BlueCore5-Multimedia silicon technology is being used by i.Tech Dynamic in that company's Clip D-Radio Bluetooth headset.
  Alienware Intros Area-51 m17x Laptop Computer
Alienware, a manufacturer of desktop and laptop computers and entertainment systems, announced the launch of its Area-51 m17x, the latest addition to its redesigned Area-51 laptop computer product line.
  QSound Labs Selected by Symbian OS
QSound Labs, specializing in audio and voice software solutions, has announced that its mQFX and QSurroundMobile technologies will be available as reference components on Symbian OS.
  LG Electronics Joins Entertainment Technology Center at USC
The Entertainment Technology Center at USC has announced that LG Electronics Inc. has joined ETC's already growing major technology companies as an Anytime/Anywhere Content Lab (AACL) sponsor.
  SilverBirch to Acquire Lighthouse Interactive
SilverBirch, a digital media company, has announced it will acquire Lighthouse Interactive Game Publishing, a Netherlands-based international video game publishing company with offices in Montreal, Toronto and London, England.
  New ProTouch FX from iSkin Protects Apple's Line of Keyboards
Innovative protection solutions provider iSkin, has released a new technically advanced ProTouch keyboard protection solution for Apple Keyboards.
  Nokia Unveils Three New Handsets
Nokia has unveiled three new mobile devices, the Nokia 6600 fold, the Nokia 6600 slide and the Nokia 3600 slide.
  Beware of Technology During Allergy Season
With allergy season in full bloom, many people are keeping a close eye on just how close they come to pollen, mold and other allergens.
  3K Unveils Longitude 400 Mini Notebook Ultra Mobile PC
3K Computers (3K), a manufacturer of Built-to-Order (BTO) desktops, laptops, workstations, servers, and storage equipment has just revealed its newest laptop computer - the Longitude 400 Mini Notebook Ultra Mobile PC
  ARCHOS Adds GPS Satellite Navigation to its 605 WiFi PMP
ARCHOS, a manufacturer of consumer electronics hardware and a provider of digital entertainment solutions, recently announced the availability of a new GPS In-Car Holder with its ARCHOS 605 WiFi portable media player (PMP).
  D-Link Helps with Mother's Day Gift Ideas
With Mother's Day just round the corner, D-Link, a company providing digital home entertainment solutions, has come up with a range of unique gift products to delight mothers on their special day.
  Renault Teams with Nokia to Intro Limited Edition, Advanced Technology Vehicle
Renault Brazil and Nokia Brazil are teaming up to create an automobile that combines a modern design with advanced technology.
  AT&T Intros GPS-enabled BlackBerry Pearl 8110 Smartphone
AT&T and Research In Motion (RIM) have launched the BlackBerry Pearl 8110 smartphone, which includes built-in global positioning system (GPS) support for location-based applications and services.
  Apple Buys Chipmaker P.A. Semi, Posts Second Quarter Results
In a strategic move likely intended to ease the manufacturing of custom parts for its iPod, Macintosh and iPhone consumer electronics product lines, Apple is acquiring chipmaker P.A. Semi.
  Burger King and Mobliss Dial into Mobile Gaming with BK CITY
Catering to the mobile gamers' appetite for new and improved games, Burger King Corp. has introduced BK CITY, a new mobile multi-level game with three distinct worlds and 12 dynamic, progressively challenging mini-games developed and released by Mobliss, a licensee of Burger King Corp.
  Nokia Launches XpressMusic Models 5320 and 5220
Nokia has announced the launch of two new mobile phones to the XpressMusic portfolio, the 5320 and 5220.
  NetBlender Connects iPhone and iPod Touch Devices to Blu-ray Disc Content
NetBlender recently announced a new technology called BD Touch, that connects Apple's iPod Touch and iPhone devices to Blu-ray disc content and players.
  Kate Shevack Appointed President of Zoombak
On Wednesday, Zoombak--a company that makes GPS tracking solutions for vehicles and pets--announced the appointment of Kate Shevack as its new president.
  Wireless Dynamics Intros SD RFID Card with 512MB Memory
Wireless Dynamics announced the availability of its SDiD 1212 low frequency (LF) RFID reader secure digital (SD) card.
  A Look at the 'Digital Shadow'
This Digital Universe is anticipated to occupy 281 billion GB (281 exabytes) of storage and will increase in five years ten fold, to reach 1.1 zettabytes (1800 exabytes).
  Wi-LAN Signs Numerous V-chip Licenses
Coby Manufacturing has announced it entered into a license agreement with Wi-LAN Inc., a technology innovation and licensing company, for Wi-LAN's U.S. V-chip Patent. The agreement provides for the payment of running royalties for the life of the patent.
  Lenovo Opens First U.S. Fulfillment Center
Lenovo celebrated the grand opening of its first fulfillment center in the United States today.
  Dell to Expand Offerings Throughout China
Dell is on track to broaden its presence in China's consumer electronics market. The company has announced plans today to sell laptop and desktop computers in Suning stores and to expand its relationship with Gome, the No. 1 consumer electronics retailer in China.
  Avago Technologies Intros New Miniature Digital Ambient Light Photo Sensor
Avago Technologies announced the launch of a new miniature programmable digital ambient light photo sensor, the APDS-9300.
  TDVision's TDVCodec to Provide Stereoscopic 3D Content
TDVision Systems has launched TDVCodec, a 2D and MPEG compatible stereoscopic format that can maintain 2D and MPEG compatibility with legacy systems. TDVision offers stereoscopic 3D acquisition, encoding, broadcast and display technologies.
  VTech Ships First IM-Capable Cordless Phone with QWERTY Keypad
VTech Communications, a cordless phone manufacturer, has announced shipments of the first cordless phone system to enable instant messaging (IM) using a QWERTY keypad.
  DIRECTV Deploys Motorola's Technology Offer Local TV
DIRECTV is deploying Motorola's technology to offer local TV channels for its viewers in seven cities across the United States. Using Motorola's multiplexing and video compression technology, DIRECTV will be able to process and transmit TV signals with advanced MPEG-4 technology, in those areas, having deployed Motorola encoders to receive signals from local TV stations.
  TRITTON Tech Unveils AX Micro Bluetooth Headset
TRITTON Technologies has unveiled its Micro Bluetooth headset, a product that enables the user to comfortably talk in a variety of environments.
  Google Launches Solutions Marketplace
Is there nothing safe from the grips of Google? The search giant seems hardly content with controlling our navigation through the Internet and insists on delving into other areas to increase their slice of the pie. While for some, this could be promising — others see it as too much.
  Radio One Acquires Social Media Network Community Connect
Radio One, Inc. has acquired the social networking company, Community Connect Inc. (CCI), for a transaction price of approximately $38 million dollars.
  Europe Takes Advantage of Hop-on's 10 British Pound GSM Phone
Hop-on has begun selling its low-end GSM cell phone with no LCD screen. The phone, which was a big success during CTIA, has resulted in initial test purchase orders of 10,000 phones.
  Intel Not Inside: HP Ships Ultraportable Laptop with a Via C7-M Processor
Hewlett-Packard, which lays claim to being the world's largest manufacturer of PCs, recently introduced an ultraportable laptop for the educational market, the HP Compaq 2133 Mini-Note. What's so fascinating about this small, otherwise nondescript device is that it doesn't use a CPU from Intel. Instead, its compute engine is the C7-M microprocessor from Via Technologies of Taiwan.
  Report: MEMS Accelerometers Hit Limelight in Past Year
A recent report from ABI Research, "MEMS Accelerometers" indicates that MEMS (Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems) accelerometers hit the limelight in the past year.
  Mad Doc Software is Now Rockstar New England
One of Take-Two Interactive Software's labels, Rockstar games, recently announced the formation of Rockstar New England. This is a direct result of acquiring most of the assets of Andover, Massachusetts-based Mad Doc Software, an independent development studio in North America.
  Newegg.com Connects With T-Mobile
Newegg.com, an Internet retailer in the U.S., has announced a new relationship with T-Mobile USA.
  Videogame Revenue Up, Music Spending Down
Video game industry retail revenue tripled in growth in 2007 while at the same time consumer spending on music fell 10 percent and DVD revenues also flattened, according to The NPD Group.
  Plasma Video Displays in Cell Phones from Panasonic
Panasonic has announced changes in its telecommunication and high definition television divisions with the inclusion of new low-voltage plasma technology from AbleComm for products like plasma video displays for cell phones.
  AMD Intros Phenom X4 Processors for Gaming and Video Desktop Applications
AMD recently announced the release of four new high-performance AMD Phenom X4 processors, designed to provide excellent performance for desktop gaming and videos.
  Windows XP Home Now Available for ULCPCs
The new age of computing is all about style and speed. Today, there are PCs that can give corporate computers a run their money and laptops that are getting thinner and more powerful everyday.
  Windows XP Home Now Available for ULCPCs
The new age of computing is all about style and speed. Today, there are PCs that can give corporate computers a run their money and laptops that are getting thinner and more powerful everyday.
  iTunes Store Now Number One is the U.S.
Everyone's dancing to the tunes of iTunes, or that's what Apple says. After being in the number two spot in sales in the U.S. for some time, iTunes has announced they finally made the transition to becoming the number one music retailer in the U.S.
  Nokia Intros 8800 'Sapphire Arte' Mobile Phone in India
Nokia recently launched its new 8800 Saphhire Arte mobile phone in India. The phone's design, inspired by elements of the natural world, is aimed at young, style-conscious customers.
  LG and Rogers Wireless Into New VU Phone
LG Electronics recently unveiled its new Touch series of mobile phones, available through Rogers Wireless starting in May. Among these is the LG VU, featuring a touch screen and virtual QWERTY keypad.
  Slacker and Devicescape Simplify, Expand Wi-Fi Access for Slacker Portable Radio Player
As per a recent partnership between Slacker and Devicescape Software, Devicescape Connect will be incorporated into the Slacker Portable to enable Slacker Portable users to make effortless connections to an expanded range of Wi-Fi hotspots.
  Nokia Intros Four New Devices and Local E-mail Solution Aimed at Emerging Market 'Replacement Buyers'
Mobile handset maker Nokia has unveiled four new devices and a local e-mail solution aimed at replacement buyers in emerging markets.
  Introducing: MySpace Music
Blending the popularity of one of today's most popular social networks with the increasing demand for digital music downloads of ringtones and more, Myspace has announced a joint partnership with Sony BMG, Universal Group and Warner Music for the formation of Myspace Music.
  AT&T First to Introduce Microsoft Surface in Retail Stores
AT&T will become the first company in the world to bring Microsoft Surface to life in a retail environment, giving customers the ability to explore their mobile worlds using touch and device-recognition technology.
  SouthWing and Voice on the Go Announce Distribution Partnership
Voice on the Go can be activated quickly with no voice training or software to download. With a SouthWing Bluetooth headset, Voice on the Go provides hands-free and eyes-free voice access to email and other content for safe use while driving, or at any other time.
  Palm Intros Centro Smartphone in Mexico with Telcel and Movistar
Palm has introduced its smallest and lightest smartphone in Mexico with Telcel and Movistar. Boasting voice, text, email, Web, contact and calendar capabilities, a color touch screen and full keyboard, Centro helps users to stay connected with friends, family and co-workers.
  SanDisk Expands in India, Focuses on Mobile Phone and Consumer Electronics Markets
SanDisk Corp plans to increase its market presence by diversify its product offerings in India. The company is focusing on growing Indian demand for flash memory cards used in mobile phones, digital cameras, and digital music players.
  Plantronics Unveils the Discovery 925 Bluetooth Earpiece Collection
Plantronics has introduced the Plantronics Discovery 925 Bluetooth earpiece collection, a signature line of designer headsets for both men and women.
  The Jabra BT 4010
I must admit that I have never learned how to read the battery level on my various Bluetooth headsets and I welcome the change that the Jabra 4010 brings to the table.
  Plantronics Discovery 925: Is It Jewelry?
If you have a feeling that your Bluetooth headset is becoming more and more like jewelry, take a look at the new Discovery 925 line by Plantronics. The new headset reminds me more of an earring than a headset and one wonders if the company is targeting the female consumer more heavily with this product.
  Verizon Wireless and LG Introduce the Slim enV by LG
This new device by LG will be available online at http://www.verizonwireless.com and at more than 2,400 Verizon Wireless Communications Stores across the nation, including Circuit City.
  Samsung Products Added to Nationwide Marketing Group's Distribution Program
Nationwide Marketing Group (NMG) and SED International recently announced availability of Samsung Electronics products for purchase via Nationwide's Warehouse Direct fulfillment and distribution program.
  Seamless Reveals its Order 500 Unit S-XGen
Seamless Wi-Fi recently announced that there has been a large order of 500 units placed for their S-XGen by Global IC Trading Group.
  Frontier Silicon Launches New Receiver, Venice 5.1
Australian radio broadcasters are gearing up for the release of digital radio. In response to this new wave, Frontier Silicon has released the latest version of their world renowned receiver. Venice 5.1 is a DAB+ version of the widely popular digital radio module.
  Cellhut.com Launches 'Drive Safe With Cellhut' Campaign
Cellhut.com has decided to launch a campaign in April to raise public awareness about safe driving, especially focusing on driving while using a cell phone.
  Viva Vision Secures Additional $2 Million in Funding
Viva Vision, a content and applications provider for mobile entertainment, has announced that it raised an additional $2 million in funding from Medical Capital Corporation, a private equity company. The company witnessed a significant turnaround in 2007 and the additional funding allows the company to support its growing user base, further grow distribution, and scale its business. Viva! Vision provides branded, original and user-generated visual entertainment programming to mobile devices.
  TI Launches High-Speed USB 2.0 On-The-Go Solution
Texas Instruments (TI) has introduced a new high-speed Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 On-The-Go (OTG) dual-role controller that offers a flexible architecture to meet a multitude of customer-defined applications.
  Apple Updates AirPort Express with 802.11n Technology
Apple recently released an updated version of its AirPort Express mobile base station.
  Acer Intros New Line of High-Definition Enabled Laptops
Acer recently unveiled its new Aspire 8920G laptop series, designed for high-definition performance on the go.
  Samsung and DivX Renew Licensing Agreement
Samsung Electronics and DivX, a digital media company, have renewed a two-year licensing agreement that will allow Samsung to include DivX technology in a range of consumer electronics devices, including DVD players and recorders, portable media players and more.
  PartMiner Granted AS9120 Certification
PartMiner, Inc., a leading global marketplace for electronic components, has qualified for AS9120 certification.
  Microsoft Intros Vista-optimized Keyboards
After releasing its service pack for Vista, Microsoft is now offering a new high-end keyboard and mouse desktop set, the Wireless Laser Desktop 7000, designed to complement the Windows Vista operating system.
  Blu-Ray BD+ Copy Protection Breached
In the cat and mouse game of security experts and hackers, it appears hackers usually have upper hand. Security on Blu-ray discs is one of the latest technologies to be hacked.
  Microsoft Introduces Two Vista-Optimized Keyboards
After releasing the service pack for Vista, Microsoft has now released its latest high-end keyboard and mouse desktop set, the Wireless Laser Desktop 7000, designed to complement the Windows Vista operating system and its Windows Aero graphical user interface.
  Jaco Electronics Authorized to Distribute ISSI High Performance Integrated Circuits
Jaco Electronics has been appointed distributor of ISSI's full line of products, including high-speed and low power SRAM and low and medium density DRAM for the digital consumer electronics, networking, mobile communications and automotive electronics sectors.
  Averatec Launches New 12.1 Inch Notebook
The 2575 notebook expands Averatec line of full-featured ultra-thin, ultra portable notebooks. Featuring contemporary industrial design this brand new 12.1" offering incorporates the power of AMD's Turion 64 X2 dual-core mobile technology. Thanks to Averatec's powerful, yet efficient design, the device runs cool to the touch, and provides style not normally found in ultra-portable, ultra-light form factors.
  Alltel Wireless Announces Addition of Samsung Muse to Line-up
Alltel Wireless and Samsung Telecommunications America have announced that Samsung Muse is now available in Alltel Wireless retail stores and online at shopalltel.com.
  Will Backing up Music Soon Be Illegal?
Some of you may remember that MP3.com was a dot-com era company allowing people to upload CDs they owned and then stream this music to various devices. It was a service ahead of its time and in fact Webot does something similar but it keeps the files on the user's computer.
  Dolby Enhances Computer Audio with 'PC Entertainment Experience' Technology
After working hard to bring enhanced sound quality technologies to the recording and movie theater markets, Dolby is now aiming to do that same for personal computers (PCs).
  Asus Predicts Its Eee Computer will Outsell Linux Laptops
Asustek Computer (Asus) is now selling a laptop computer, the Eee PC, featuring the Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition operating system.
  Performance Problems Plague MacBook Air, Apple Responds with Patch
All is not well with the ultra-thin Macbook Air laptop. Users have provided mixed reviews regarding the laptop's performance.
  Bud Light PlayAction Live Launched on TSN.ca
Exponentia and Labatt Breweries have the launch of Bud Light PlayAction Live for hockey aficionados. The live online interactive prediction and trivia game is available on TSN.ca and can be played for the rest of the NHL regular season and playoffs on TSN.
  RRsat Launches New High Definition Playout Center
RRsat Global Communications Network has launched a new playout center, which is capable of providing end-to-end High Definition (HD) services, including high resolution graphics and Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound.
  New Blu-ray DVD Players Obtain DivX Certification
Newly DivX certified Blu-ray DVD players include Panasonic's DMP-BD30EE, Philips' BDP7200 and Denon'- DVD-2500BTC1B, DVD-3800BDC1B, DVD-3800BDSP and DVD-2500BTSP.
  Grammy Tour to be Presented by T-Mobile Sidekick
The 50th Grammy Celebration Concert tour -- consisting of performances from many Grammy winning and nominated artists including five time winner John Legend -- will be presented by T-Mobile Sidekick, a joint announcement from T-Mobile USA, Inc. and The National Recording Company states.
  Vigor Gaming Releases Enhanced Colossus
Vigor Gaming has announced the release of the latest edition of Colossus, a high-end desktop product for extreme gaming.
  Network Your Home with Powerline Technology
To find out more about Powerline technology, I asked Brian Donnelly, Corinex Communications VP Marketing & Business Development, some questions on the subject.
  Joyo Amazon to Distribute Qiao Xing's 'Unique' Mobile Handsets
Qiao Xing Mobile Communication Co., Ltd., a domestic mobile handset manufacturer in China, has entered into a strategic cooperative agreement with Joyo Amazon, a large online store in China and a subsidiary of Amazon.com.
  Report: Sony to Stop Producing Mobile Phones for NTT DoCoMo
Sony Ericsson has reportedly decided to scale down and gradually cease manufacturing mobile phones for NTT DoCoMo Inc., one of the largest wireless carriers in Japan.
  New PC Emulation Solution for iPhone and iPod Touch
iEmulator.com, a provider of emulation solutions for all PowerPC and Intel-based Macintosh computers that run OS X 10.3 or late, recently announced the launch of the iEmulator Touch, which offers a full touch-enabled PC emulator environment for iPhone and iPod Touch users of firmware version 2.0.
  Samsung and Adidas Take On Nike and iPod
Samsung Electronics and Adidas have teamed up to launch Samsung's miCoach music-mobile phone, which industry insiders believe will give competition to Nike and iPod.
  Life Fitness Adds Nike + iPod Experience to Cardio Exercise Equipment
Anyone looking to further improve their cardio workout routine is in luck thanks to the latest announcement from exercise equipment manufacturer Life Fitness, who will be incorporating the Nike + iPod experience on all of its iPod-compatible equipment later this year.
  Televisions: Does Size Matter?
This story on the wires this morning caught my eye: "Televisions Turn Men On To Interior Design."
  CEA Predicts More Smartphone Sales as Entertainment and Data Services Increase
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the trade association promoting growth in the U.S. consumer electronics industry, has announced findings from its latest study, "Wireless Phone Data and Entertainment Services," which points to an increased consumer demand for entertainment and data services on wireless phones which is driving the purchase of smartphones.
  Samsung Ships Half-Terabyte Mobile Hard Drive for Notebook PCs
Samsung Electronics has announced that it is shipping the world's first half-terabyte (500GB) 2.5" mobile hard drive – the new Spinpoint M6.
  Boost Mobile Expands Unlimited by Boost Handset Range with MOTOKRZR
Boost Mobile, a wholly owned division of Sprint Nextel, has added the MOTOKRZR phone to its Unlimited by Boost service handset offering.
  Homework Meets Gaming with PLATO Achieve Now on PSP
To bring a middle ground to today's kids looking to improve their gaming skills and parents looking to improve their studying skills, e-learning solutions provider PLATO Learning has announced new educational gaming software for Sony's PSP.
  Samsung Offers New Series of Desktop Displays for Commercial Market
In a bid to help enterprise users improve productivity and their viewing experience, Samsung Electronics America has introduced a new series of monitors that are ergonomic and bring flexibility to working environments.
  Best Buy Further Promotes HD, Helps Pay Customers' DIRECTV Bills
Best Buy has stepped up its bid to get customers moving to HD via a new partnership with DIRECTV.
  Microchip Adds Integrated USB 2.0 OTG Functionality to PIC32 Microcontroller
Microchip Technology Inc. has announced that it added integrated USB 2.0 On-The-Go (OTG) functionality to its 32-bit PIC32 microcontroller family to enable design engineers to cost-effectively offer advanced USB connectivity in their end products.
  Lenovo Launches ThinkPad X300 Notebook PC
Lenovo has launched its ThinkPad X300 notebook PC which is ultra thin and ultra portable and measures less than three-fourths of an inch at the thinnest part and weighs only 2.9 pounds.
  Microsoft and Alpine Enter Licensing Agreement
Alpine and Microsoft will be able to exchange information and incorporate patented technologies in car navigation systems besides various other consumer electronics products.
  PLX's PCIe Switches Implemented on AMD's ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 Graphics Cards
PLX Technology announced that its PEX 8547 PCIe switch is used in AMD's ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 Dual-GPU graphics cards, targeting extreme-gaming enthusiasts.
  Roper Mobile Launches Duros Rugged Tablet PC
Roper Mobile Technology announced the launch of the much-awaited Duros Rugged Tablet PC, which is a fourth generation, powerful Windows XP-based tablet PC.
  CDNetworks Launches New Gaming Titles from Leading Providers
CDNetworks (KOSDAQ: 073710), a top three global, full-service content delivery network (CDN), has announced a line-up of leading game titles from global on-line gaming companies that rely on CDNetworks for their U.S. expansion, according to a press release.
  Toshiba Ceases HD DVD Production
Toshiba Corporation announced its decision to stop developing, manufacturing and marketing HD DVD players and recorders. This decision was taken following recent major changes in the market and a careful review of its overall strategy for HD DVD.
  DVD Industry Adopts Single Format for High-Def Discs
The home entertainment industry has accepted a single format for high-definition discs. The Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA), a not-for-profit international trade association promoting the interests of the $33 billion home entertainment industry, announced the landmark decision.
  Sprint and Samsung Release M520 Slider Phone
Sprint and Samsung Mobile have unveiled a new phone: the M520 by Samsung. It is described as the first slider Power Vision phone, and is packed with communication and entertainment features.
  A New Headset For Those With Gaming On Their Mind
Emotiv Systems, well known for their brain computer interface technology work, has announced their latest release, the Emotiv EPROC, a neuroheadset that makes it possible to control game play with ones thoughts, expressions and emotions.
  New Outdoor Long-Range Digital TV Antenna
ClearStream2 has been introduced as the latest in the ClearStream series of HDTV antennas. Introduced by Antennas Direct, the small 10" by 20" size and efficient design and features as well as its advanced computer software give it a huge competitive edge.
  New DVB-H/DVB-T Mobile TV In-Car Entertainment Receiver
Nagravision, an independent provider of value-added content protection solutions, Magneti Marelli and Quantum, a supplier of innovative mobile multimedia devices and software, have jointly unveiled QTM TV, a DVB-H/DVB-T Pay-TV Mobile set top box for Automotive Applications.
  MacMost Announces Launch of Free iPhone Games
MacMost has announced the addition of new iPhone games to its collection. The latest games include Add It Up, Pyramid Solitaire and Deduction. The addition also makes MacMost the company with the largest collection of iPhone games.
  Report Says iPhones Already in China
Apple's popular iPhone has not officially been released in China, but China Mobile has apparently 400,000 iPhone users on their network.
  Nokia Signs Agreement with THQ Wireless
Nokia and THQ Wireless, a publisher of mobile games, have signed an agreement to bring Team17's Worms World Party to a range of Nokia devices through the N-Gage games service.
  Toshiba Taps Out in HD Disc Battle
Toshiba has given up its effort to win a commercial victory for its high-definition DVD standard. Toshiba has lagged far behind rival Sony Corp.'s Blu-ray devices in recent shipments of high-definition recorders, and Toshiba now says it will cease production of its rival devices by the end of March.
  hhgregg Demonstrates Commitment to Assisting Customers with Digital Countdown
Consumers will have the ability to redeem DTV converter box coupons provided by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and receive $40 toward the purchase price.
  CEA Announces New Enhanced Wireless Certification Program
Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) announced the launch of a new enhanced Wireless Certification Program, which will help improve customer experiences at wireless retail stores.
  Yamake on N-Gage Allows Gamers to Create their own Games
Now the players of Yamake, an innovative game for the N-Gage platform, will be able to make their own games by using the content form a variety of mini games. They are then able to play the newly created games and also share them with friends and the entire Yamake community.
  Samsung Announces New See'N'Search Set-Top Box
Samsung Electronics has announced a new See'N'Search technology that will allow consumers to enjoy the Internet directly from their living room TV, and without the need for a PC/keyboard or special content programming.
  Disneyland Resort to Showcase Cutting Edge Technologies in Innoventions Dream Home
The Disneyland Resort has announced the latest attraction to hit Tomorrowland, the Innoventions Dream Home.
  Aricent Develops HD Multimedia Codecs for Texas Instruments
Aricent, a communications software company, has announced it has been successful in developing high-definition video and audio encoders and decoders (codecs) for OMAP3430 processor-based mobile phones manufactured by Texas Instruments.
  modu Offers Mobile Connectivity for Personal Navigation Devices and DECT Phones
modu mates will include consumer electronics products such as DECT phones, digital picture frames, alarm clocks, boom boxes, photo printers, digital cameras, personal media players, personal navigation devices, built-In car infotainment systems and ultra-mobile PCs.
  Plantronics Introduces New Military Grade Ruggedized Bluetooth Headset
Plantronics Inc. has introduced the Plantronics Explorer 370, a new Bluetooth headset tailored for the adventurer.
  Now Everyone Can Have a Flashing Red Phone Like Batman
Most everyone remembers the comic series Batman and the movies that Hollywood made on the same theme. When there's trouble in Gotham City, Police Commissioner Gordon calls caped crusader Batman, the secret alter ego of millionaire Bruce Wayne. You may also remember the flashing red Batphone, which is almost always answered by batman's assistant, Alfred the butler. Then, batman and his friend Dick Grayson put on their superhero costumes and change to become Batman and Robin and save the victims from the evil forces.
  Sony Intros Handheld Bravia Digital TV
Sony has put its Bravia technology into a new handheld TV it plans to put on sale in Japan in April. The handheld TV, named XDV-D500, has a 3-inch screen and is compatible with Japan's "OneSeg" mobile digital TV service that provides conventional over-the-air channels at no cost. The picture's color, contrast and brightness are increased with Sony's "mobile Bravia engine" digital image processor and the viewer gets an overall better image.
  Modu Brings Extreme Customization for the Cell Phone
Modu, an Israeli startup, has introduced a new concept in the cell phone segment that will enable consumers to update their cell phones to suit their seasonal needs without having to actually change phones.
  Ericsson Launches U500 Mobile Platform
Ericsson has introduced its U500 mobile platform, which is next generation architecture with a triple processor solution and a multimedia subsystem, enabling new multimedia functionality and multitasking capabilities.
  Samsung Selects NXP as One of Its 3G Chipset Suppliers
NXP Semiconductors, the independent semiconductor company founded by Philips, has announced that it has been selected by Samsung Electronics, a mobile phone manufacturer, as one of its 3G solutions suppliers.
  Ad Infuse's Mobile Ad Unit for Apple iPhone
Ad Infuse has announced the release of a mobile advertising unit especially for the Apple iPhone. This new solution will expand the reach of brands to several iPhone subscribers in the US and Europe and will bring video and browsing formats together.
  LG Viewty Mobile Phone to Record Video in DivX Format
LG Electronics, Inc. and DivX, Inc. have announced that the LG Viewty camera phone model number LG-KU990 will be the first mobile phone to have DivX Certification to record video in the DivX format.
  Richardson Electronics to Distribute Kenet Analog-to-Digital Converters
Richardson Electronics, Ltd. has signed a global partnership agreement with Kenet Incorporated to distribute its entire product line of low-power, high-performance Analog-to-Digital Converters (ADCs).
  Toshiba Develops Fast Speed Embedded DRAM Technology
Toshiba has reportedly realized the world's fastest circuit technology for embedded DRAM for System LSI, achieving a speed of 833MHz at 32Mb density.
  Graffiti Entertainment to Develop New Version of Video Game Empire Deluxe
Graffiti Entertainment, LLC, a publisher of interactive entertainment software for advanced entertainment consoles, has struck a deal with Killer Bee Software to develop and publish its real time strategy (RTS) video game, "Empire Deluxe."
  Apple Doubles Storage Capacity on New iPhone and iPod Touch Models
Apple today added new models of the iPhone and iPod Touch, with double the memory available in previous models.
  Progio Mobile Intros iPhone and iPod Touch Exercise Applications
Progio Mobile has released a Web application version of its exercise and training programs for iPhone and iPod Touch.
  WD Designs New 320GB USB Drive
Storage devices developer, Western Digital (WD), has launched a new type of USB drive with a storage capacity of up to 320 GB.
  Dell Strengthens Focus on Direct and Retail Business
In response to the success of its retail endeavors, focused on bringing PCs and laptops to retail outlets for customers to purchase, Dell has announced it will now be closing its 140 kiosks in the United States.
  Exclaim and Athentech Improve Quality of Camera Phone Images
Exclaim has formed a strategic partnership with Athentech Technologies bringing their Perfectly Clear image-correction technology to Exclaim's Pictavision DMM (Digital Media Management) platform.
  Opera Delivers the Web on World's First Mobile WiMAX Gaming Device
POSBRO is a Korean-based company founded in September 2006. POSBRO planned to change POSDATA as a base camp for WiMAX hand-held device development and service integration. The companies have gained the name as a total WiMAX solution provider in the market that covers mobile WiMAX base stations, ASN-gateways and user devices.
  CD Baby and Txttunes Announce Partnership
The mobile services company, Txttunes, is partnering with CD Baby to provide new music services to customers. The new venture means that customers of Txttunes can access the CD Baby catalog through their existing Txttunes service packages and through the company's web-based network.
  GameTech and TCSJOHNHUXLEY Enter Into Distribution Agreement
GameTech International, Inc., a provider of electronic bingo and gaming consoles, systems, and video lottery terminals, has signed a distributor agreement with TCSJOHNHUXLEY.
  Amazon to Begin International Rollout of Amazon MP3 in 2008
Amazon.com has announced that in 2008 the company will begin an international rollout of Amazon MP3, Amazon's DRM-free MP3 digital music store where every song is playable on any digital music-capable device.
  Ezmo Announces First Free Mobile Player for Music Enthusiasts
Ezmo, the online music player, has introduced a free mobile player for music enthusiasts.
  Teradyne Expands Into Flash Chip Market with Nextest Systems Acquisition
Automated test equipment maker Teradyne has completed its merger with chip maker Nextest Systems Corporation.
  Bluetooth Technology Helps Double Amputee Walk Again
On October 15, 2006, Marine Lance Cpl. Joshua Bleill lost both his legs above the knees when a bomb exploded under his Humvee while on patrol in Iraq. Thanks to Bluetooth technology--which we usually associate with cell phones--he is now walking again.
  Sharp Unveils Slimmest LCD TVs Yet
Sharp has announced that it will start selling a new line of LCD televisions in Japan that are substantially thinner than competing sets currently on the market
  Dell and Microsoft Partner for Red Campaign to Fight AIDS in Africa
Consumers purchasing Dell and Microsoft products will find themselves philanthropists. The companies have partnered to provide customers with a simple way to contribute to the fight against AIDS in Africa when purchasing unique RED branded personal computers and a printer.
  CW11/WPIX HD Is Cablevision's HD Channel Of The Day
Cablevision Systems Corporation has identifed CW11/WPIX HD as its HD Channel of the Day, as a segment of the ongoing "45 Days in HD, on iO TV" countdown.
  Parrot to Provide Bluetooth Telephony and Voice Recognition Solutions to Kenwood
Parrot, one of the leaders in wireless peripherals around the mobile phone, will now supply hands-free Bluetooth solutions to Kenwood.
  F-Secure and Sony Ericsson Partner to Deliver Mobile Security for UIQ
F-Secure Corporation, one of the global leaders in providing security as a service through mobile operators and Internet Service Providers, has launched a Mobile Security product for the UIQ platform.
  AT&T and Verizon Call for Hop-on's Chitter Chatter
Hop-on, Inc. is introducing its Chitter-Chatter phone for the Verizon and AT&T Networks.
  IPEVO VoIP Devices Available at Fry's Electronics
IPEVO's Skype and Voice over IP devices are now available at Fry's Electronics, a major technology superstore with 34 locations throughout California, Texas, Washington, Oregon, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Nevada, and Arizona. The agreement between Fry's and IPEVO enables customers to purchase a broad range of IPEVO devices at both Fry's web and retail stores across the nation.
  Nokia Unveils Two Handsets
Nokia, one of the world leaders in mobility, driving the transformation and growth of the converging Internet and communications industries, has unveiled two new handsets.
  Jaman and TiVo Extend Independent and International Film Access
The partnership between TiVo and Jaman enhances TiVo's popular Amazon Unbox offering, which currently boasts thousands of movies and TV shows. It also expands the number of independent and international titles available to TiVo subscribers.
  Guitar Hero Franchise Surpasses $1 Billion in North America
Activision, Inc. has announced that the Guitar Hero franchise has set an industry record, surpassing $1 billion in North American retail sales in just 26 months.
  AT&T Announces Promotional Pricing for Valentine's Day
AT&T has announced $99.99 promotional pricing through Feb. 14, 2008, on three red feature-packed wireless devices -- the Shine by LG, the BlackJack II by Samsung and the BlackBerry Curve 8310.
  MacBook Air Lacks Features, Analysts Say
A few days ago, Apple introduced its newest notebook Air, and claimed it was the thinnest notebook in the world. But now as the features of the notebook are being discussed and as the analysts get a look at the "Air," some feel that the notebook's apparent lack of features may not endear it to the potential customers.
  iPhone Rival Touch Sold Half as Many Handsets
High Tech Computer Corp. (HTC), the Taiwan based smartphone maker, has reportedly sold 2 million of the Microsoft-based mobile phones it developed to compete with the iPhone last year, the Touch family of handsets.
  Qiao Xing Mobile's CECT Subsidiary Releases New C3100 LED Flashlight Mobile Handset
Qiao Xing Mobile Communication Co., Ltd., one of China's leading domestic manufacturers of mobile handsets through its subsidiary CEC Telecom Co., Ltd., has launched its new C3100 handset model that targets the low-end and rural markets with a bright LED flashlight and long standby time.
  Attractel Releases New IAX and SIP Softphone
Attractel Ltd. had released Zoiper 2.12 for Windows, which is the newest version of its IAX and SIP softphone, featuring a variety of new additions and fixes.
  DnC Multimedia Completes Wireless Microsoft Sideshow Device
DnC Multimedia Corp. has announced that it has developed its new portable media player (PMP) that wirelessly accesses the Sideshow feature in Microsoft's Windows Vista operating system.
  Canon Selects Corel Software Suite for Consumer Camcorders
Corel Corporation has announced an expansion of its existing relationship with Canon whereby Corel provides Made for Canon versions of its award-winning Ulead DVD MovieFactory and Corel WinDVD software for bundling with Canon's HG10 and HR10 AVCHD camcorders.
  Nintendo Tops Video Game Sales in 2007
2007 was a great year for video games with the highest recorded sales ever, $17.94 billion.
  Liquid11 to Launch Unique DVD Locking System in US
The solution will be released in the U.S. next month and makes use of a unique algorithm to offers the most secure means to lock DVD video content, thereby helping companies generate higher revenues from DVD sales.
  Bell Announces Next-Gen 6141 High Definition Satellite Receiver
Bell Canada has launched its next generation 6141 High Definition (HD) satellite receiver, with outstanding HD picture quality and enhanced functionality. According to Bell, North America is experiencing continued increase in demand for HD. Industry experts have predicted that HDTVs will account for up to 80 percent of all new TVs sold in 2008.
  Helio Launches Mysto
Helio has announced the launch of the Mysto device, which the company boasts, can offer a whole new wireless experience.
  Ultimate Ears Picks Tessco as Distributor of Audio Solutions
Ultimate Ears has signed a distribution agreement with Tessco Technologies, a value-added provider of the product and supply chain solutions for wireless systems.
  Psion Teklogix Intros New Mobile Printers
Psion Teklogix has launched its PTX Print Mobile printer line that includes PTX Print PRINTABOUT, PTX Print MLP3030 and PTX Print MLP 3040.
  Extremetix Selects Tendenci to Power New Ticketing Solutions Web Site
Extremetix, Inc, operator of the ClicknPrint Tickets service, has selected Tendenci Web marketing software to power its new Web site.
  Apple Picks Skyhook Wireless Technology for iPhone and iPod Touch Map Application
Skyhook Wireless announced that Apple is now using its technology for the new WiFi location positioning feature in its Maps application for both iPhone and iPod Touch.
  RIM's BlackBerry Smartphone May Be Sold in China Soon
TCL Corp., manufacturer and distributor of blackberry handsets, announced that they have dispatched Blackberry handsets to its partner firm China Mobile at the end of last year.
  Kontron Introduces Credit-Card Sized nanoETXexpress Computer-On-Module
In 2007 Kontron proposed an amazingly small form-factor, embedded computer-on-module (COM) standard called nanoETXexpress.
  Intel Launches 45 Nanometer Processors
Intel has introduced 45 nanometer (nm) processors for Intel Centrino Processor Technology based laptops.
  N-trig Releases Multitouch Technology
One of the technology leaders in the exploding market for touch enabled devices, N-trig has enhanced its DuoSense single capacitive touch technology to include multitouch capabilities, which will be available for OEM integration in May of 2008.
  Handmark Intros Free Version of Pocket Express for Apple iPhone and iTouch
Handmark has announced the availability of a new, free version of Pocket Express travel services built specifically for the Apple iPhone and iTouch.
  Zimbra Expands Support for Apple Products and Technologies
Zimbra, a Yahoo! company has expanded its support for Apple products and technologies, including Safari 3 and CalDAV for Mac OS X Leopard.
  Howard Technology Offering its ASUS EEE PC with Windows XP
Howard Technology Solutions is offering its ASUS EEE PC with the Windows XP operating system. A compact system weighing about two pounds, it is ideal for people on the go that want a more compact, lightweight computing solution. It is incorporated with features such as an Intel CPU and chip-set, 512MB of memory, WLAN, a built-in camera, a 10/100 Ethernet port, and more.
  AMD Launches ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3000 Series
AMD launched the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3000 series at CES 2008. The series is a new family of discrete graphics which are very effective for high-definition gaming and video in notebook PCs.
  Sony Ericsson Introduces Global Walkman Phone
Sony Ericsson introduced a global Walkman phone, the W760, at CES 2008. It has tri-band HSDPA and Quad-band EDGE, which enables speedy downloads of the latest music and content, all over the world.
  Sony Ericsson Launches New Clamshell Phone
Sony Ericsson introduced a new clamshell phone, the Z555, at CES 2008.
  Sony Ericsson Launches New Walkman Phone
Sony Ericsson has launched a New Walkman flip phone, the W350, which is the latest addition to the Walkman phone family. The company also announced that it can be used with its new Bluetooth headset, HBH-DS205.
  Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America and Garmin to Collaborate on OEM Navigation Projects
Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America and Garmin International have agreed to collaborate on OEM automotive projects targeting various vehicle manufacturers. According to the agreement, the two companies will jointly create customized navigation products for the global automotive industry.
  Blue Raven Intros MobileMate1380 Bluetooth Home Phone and Mobile Adaptor
Blue Raven Technology has introduced the MobileMate, an adaptor which allows consumers flexibility in using their landline handsets to make use of their cellular plans.
  Apple's iPod touch Gets Upgraded
Looking to extend their iPod touch device beyond just a great iPod, to become "the world's best Wi-Fi mobile device," Apple announced today new software upgrades including new mobile applications and enhanced features for users entertainment needs.
  Lenovo Launches IdeaPad Notebooks and IdeaCentre Desktops
Lenovo has announced the launch of a new line of notebook and desktop PCs for the consumer market.
  InfoWorld Magazine Initiates Push to Prevent the End of Windows XP
Microsoft will be discontinuing its Windows XP operating system at the end of June.
  Sling Media Deploys Teridian's Fast Ethernet PHY for Internet Connectivity
Sling Media, Inc., the makers of the Slingbox family of placeshifting products, has ramped production of the new Slingbox SOLO, with Teridian Semiconductor's Fast Ethernet PHY IC – 78Q2123.
  Toshiba Cuts HD Player Prices in Blu-Ray Fight
Consumer electronics maker Toshiba Corp. has announced that the company is slashing prices of its HD DVD format players by between 40 to 50 percent as major Hollywood studios move to embrace Sony Corp's (6758.T) Blu-Ray format high definition DVDs.
  Howard Technology Solutions First to Offer ASUS EEE PC with Windows XP
Howard Technology Solutions is reportedly the first technology provider to offer the ASUS EEE PC with a Windows XP operating system.
  Rumor Mill: Slim Apple Laptop and Movie Download Service Expected at Macworld
Apple, Inc. is well-known for keeping its cards close to its chest till the last moment. So, it has become a favorite pastime of industry analysts to guess what the company might unveil at important events like Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and annual Macworld expo in San Francisco.
  MySpace Users Targeted by Trojan Download Disguised as Windows Update
As the number of applications and programs written for social networking sites like MySpace increases, the number of Trojans and worms written specifically for these sites is also on the rise.
  Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment Unveils 2008 Blu-ray Disc Initiatives
Providing more support to Blu-Ray supporters, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment announced a new line-up of Blu-ray initiatives for 2008, including an expanding portfolio of technology advancements in bonus feature materials.
  Syracuse Professor Announces New Wireless Grids Software
The 2008 CES saw the debut of Innovaticus, the latest wireless software endeavor by Syracuse University School of Information Studies Associate Professor Lee McKnight's young company, Wireless Grids Corp.
  Sierra Announces Upgraded Smart Speakers with New Apple Authentication Chip
Sierra Sound has launched its upgraded iN Studio 5.0, Smart Speakers with theApple video authentication chip. The company explains that after Apple made the change to their entire iPod line, starting in September 2007, all made for iPod accessories that display video require this new chip in order to output video content.
  Google Says Search Technology Infringement Suit Not Valid
In November, a lawsuit was filed against Google jointly by Boston-based Northeastern University and Massachusetts-based Jarg (a search technology company).
  Sony to Axe Original Playstation 3 Models in Japan
Focusing on the on the new slimmed down version of the PS3 amid fierce competition from rival Nintendo Co., Sony has announced that it will stop selling the two original PlayStation 3 models in Japan. The shipments of PlayStation 3s with 20- and 60-gigabyte hard disk drives will end this month in its domestic market.
  Vodafone UK Partners with Huawei for HSUPA USB Stick
Vodafone UK and Huawei Technologies have launched the next generation of USB devices, the Vodafone Mobile Broadband USB Modem Stick or E172.
  Symbian Welcomes North American Version of the Nokia N95 8GB
After reaching a pinnacle with the Nokia N95, the mobile phone manufacturing giant, Nokia is stepping into another era of revolutions through the latest launch of the Nokia N95 8GB multimedia computer for North American market, which comes with built-in Assisted-GPS, increased mass memory storage and improved battery power.
  Sony VAIO USB-Based Notebook Dock Opts for DisplayLink for Japanese Market
Sony has opted for DisplayLink's network display technology for its Sony VAIO Universal Dock. Sony VAIO Universal Dock is the first USB-based universal notebook dock product on the Japanese market that helps notebook users connect either a VGA or DVI display to a laptop using USB 2.0.
  Comcast and GM Keynotes Highlight Impact of Consumer Tech
Veterans from Comcast and General Motors delivered keynote addresses on the second day of the 2008 International CES, emphasizing on the impact of consumer technology on the content and automotive industries.
  Matsushita Adopts One Single Brand Name, Panasonic
Matsushita's President Fumio Ohtsubo addressed the matter at a news conference where he outlined the company's strategy for the fiscal year.
  MindTree Consulting and Analog Devices Deliver Next Generation DVR Product Platform for Video Surveillance Based on the Blackfin Processor
MindTree Consulting, a global IT and R&D services company, and Analog Devices (ADI) have announced the availability of a DVR product platform based on Analog Devices' Blackfin processor.
  uPlay Intros Dynamic GPS System for Golfers at 2008 PGA Show
uPlay introduced a new handheld GPS rangefinder, the uPro. It is expected to provide golfers the best of both GPS and Laser technologies in a small, easy-to-use system.
  Alpha & Omega Semiconductor Intros Low Capacitance Diode Array Products
Alpha & Omega Semiconductor (AOS) announced a family of low capacitance diode arrays, designed and optimized to protect voltage sensitive electronics from high transient conditions and electrostatic discharge (ESD).
  Trimble Supports CDMA-Based BlackBerry Smartphone with GPS
Trimble has announced its support for CDMA-based BlackBerry smartphones with Built-in GPS at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
  Report: Microsoft's Xbox Might Go With Blu-ray Support
As more and more Hollywood studios migrate to Blu-Ray format, the HD DVD format could soon receive another jolt, with Microsoft's Xbox hinting that the gaming console might be offered in Blu-Ray format, should the users demand it.
  Large-format LaserTV from Mitsubishi
Consumer electronics giant Mitsubishi announced the next generation TV — a large-format laser-powered television, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The Laser TV combines the large size of a projection TV into a sleeker product with advanced picture quality. The viewing experience is projected to be far superior to the high-definition televisions currently available on the market. Mitsubishi partnered with REAL D, the 3D digital technology provider to showcase advanced high quality 3D content at the world premiere of the Laser TV.
  Clarion Launches EZDrive Portable Navigation Device
Clarion Corporation of America has launched its new next generation portable navigation device, EZDrive. Easy to use, as its name implies, Clarion's EZD580 has a 4.3 inch touch-panel screen, built-in rechargeable battery, and intuitive operational control, and is all about convenience, labeled by Clarion as the ultimate navigation unit.
  Able Planet Showcases Clear Voice VoIP Headset
Able Planet, a company founded on the principle of hearing preservation, enhancement, and superior sound performance, is showcasing its Clear Voice VoIP Headset at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week. The Clear Voice VoIP headset combines patent-pending Linx Audio and state-of-the-art active noise canceling technology.
  Klisten to Demonstrate WiseAudio
Klisten, participating in the Consumer Electronics Show 2008 in Las Vegas this week, is exhibiting its personalized sound enhancement solution, "WiseAudio," showing its core functions and capabilities.
  Neonode N2 Handsets to Hit U.S. Market
Swedish handset maker Neonode says it will launch its latest mobile phone, Neonode N2, in the United States in 2008. Neonode N2 touchscreen mobile phone is believed to be the latest handset comparable to Apple's iPhone, which has turned out to be a hit in the U.S.
  Hitachi to Showcase Ultra Thin Plasma Display Panel
Hitachi America announced it is displaying its 1.5-inch ultra thin Plasma Display Panel (PDP) as the centerpiece of its 'Innovations Showcase' at the Consumer Electronics Show 2008 in Las Vegas this week.
  Sunplus to Demonstrate its DVB-T SoC SPHE1003 Single Chip Solution
Sunplus Technology, an Integrated Circuit (IC) design company, is demonstrating its DVB-T SoC SPHE1003 single chip solution at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week.
  TBI and Norvinz to Introduce High-Fidelity Audio System
TBI and Norvinz have chosen to introduce a high-end audio system at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week. This system consists of a TBI Millenia MG3 Class D integrated amplifier and a pair of TBI Majestic Diamond 1R speakers. The audio system is designed to produce true high-fidelity music using portable sources, such as iPods, or from other audio sources, like CD players and turntables.
  Ality's Wireless PIXXA
Ality has said it will be showcasing its WiFi digital photo frame series, the Wireless PIXXA at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2008 this week.
  Quantum Data to Introduce Video Testing Equipment for HDMI
Quantum Data, provider of video testing equipment, announced it will be presenting a new solution for DisplayPort and HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) interoperability and compliance testing at the Consumer Electronics Show 2008.
  Sling Media's SlingPlayer on BlackBerry
Sling Media, known for its ability to enable home television viewing via IP connections anywhere in the world, is demonstrating its SlingPlayer Mobile software running on RIM's BlackBerry smartphones for the first time at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week.
  WildCharge Intros New Wire-Free Charging Products
WildCharge announced the release of its adapters that WildCharge-enable Apple's iPhone and iPod touch, and the Blackberry Pearl and 8800 to the general public this quarter. The company is showcasing these device adapters — among others — at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2008.
  Ubicom Solution to Enhance D-Link Wi-Fi Internet Picture Frame
D-Link has selected Ubicom, Inc., provider of communications processor and software solutions, as the processor and software supplier for D-Link's Wi-Fi Internet Picture Frame (DSM-210).
  Skinit Launches Customizer an Enhancement to Photo Uploader Option
Skinit Inc., which offers consumer electronic device personalization, announced that it has launched "Customizer," an enhancement to the PhotoUploader option.
  Sagem Communications and Freescale Semiconductor Team to Deliver Advanced Connected Digital Photoframe
Sagem Communications (SAFRAN Group) and Freescale Semiconductor have come together to deploy the new AgfaPhoto AF5080W digital photoframe. The AgfaPhoto AF5080W is based on Freescale's i.MX multimedia processors and Linux(R) multimedia applications.
  SanDisk Brings Automatic Online Backup to USB Flash Drives with New Cruzer Titanium Plus
SanDisk Corporation has announced Cruzer Titanium Plus, a USB flash drive that offers automatic online backup for every file copied to the drive. The online backup service requires Windows 2000 (SP4), Windows XP or Windows Vista. After six months of free service, online backup costs $29.99 per year (credit card required).
  Altec Lansing Intros New T612
In 2003, Altec Lansing had created the inaugural inMotion iPod audio dock, and currently has a full suite of products that address the listening needs and habits of its consumers.
  Garmin Launches New Line of GPS Devices Using Sarantel's GeoHelix GPS Antennas
Garmin, maker of handheld GPS products, recently launched the Colorado range of hand held GPS receivers. It has chosen Sarantel's GeoHelix GPS antennas for the Colorado series, to drive development of next generation handheld GPS devices.
  Wi-LAN and Bang & Olufsen Sign V-Chip License Agreements
Wi-LAN Inc., a technology licensing company, has entered into license agreements with Bang & Olufsen a/s (Bang & Olufsen) for its U.S. and Canadian V-chip Patents. The agreements enable the payment of running royalties for the lives of the patents and include provision for payment in respect of past sales.
  New Motorola Z10 Delivers Filmmaking on the Fly
Motorola has introduced MOTO Z10 at the 2008 International Consumer Electronics (CET) Show.
  Zune, iTunes Sites Get Christmas Day Traffic Boosts
Traffic to Web sites for particular media player devices, and related software downloads, saw a significant increase during the 2007 holiday season.
  NemeriX CTO Lionel Garin to Share His Vision for the Future of Handheld GPS Offerings at CES
Lionel J. Garin, chief technical officer of NemeriX, a leading fabless semiconductor company specializing in ultra low power semiconductors and solutions for GPS and location-based service devices, will share his vision for the future for consumer-oriented, handheld GPS devices at CES 2008 in Las Vegas.
  Boston-Power to Increase Production of Notebook Computer Batteries
Boston-Power, Inc. provider of portable power solutions, announced that it is going to increase mass production of its Sonata next-generation Lithium-ion batteries suited for notebook computers.
  Joby Inc. to Unveil Innovative Product Slate at the Consumer Electronics Show
Joby Inc. will unveil the highly anticipated Zivio Bluetooth Headset at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES), taking place Jan. 7-10 in Las Vegas, NV.
  Aztech Showcases New Brand Products at CES
Aztech Systems Ltd. has displayed two new brand products at the Consumer Electronic Show 2008 (CES) in Las Vegas.
  Newer Technology Launches Line of iPhone, iPod Accessories
Newer Technology, Inc., a developer of RC, Macintosh and iPod performance upgrades and accessories, has announced today that its new NewerTech iPhone Accessory Line consisting of six products that add iPhone functionality and user convenience.
  ACA Urges FCC to Adopt New Rules to Benefit Small and Medium-Sized Cable Operators
The American Cable Association (ACA) has urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to adopt new rules that would allow small and medium-sized cable operators the flexibility necessary to provide consumers with more choices and better value.
  BlogTalkRadio Programming Added to Reciva Internet Enabled Radios
BlogTalkRadio and Reciva have entered a partnership to bring BlogTalkRadio's programming to users of Reciva-powered Internet Radios and networked devices.
  DTS Plans Breakthrough Demonstrations at CES 2008
DTS, Inc. has planned breakthrough demonstrations of its new DTS Surround Sensation simulated surround sound technologies, innovative high definition content distribution partnership news with XStreamHD, as well as new developments in its DTS-HD Master Audio technology (common to both Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD next generation optical disc standards).
  MOGO Wireless Announces New Portable Wireless Cellular
The new personal mobile cell tower product line from MOGO Wireless helps stay connected in both personal and professional life.
  Platinum Wireless to Display at CES 2008
Platinum Wireless, a national master authorized representative of Sprint Nextel and Boost Mobile, has announced it will be exhibiting at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
  Displaytech Micro display Panel Selected For iView Pico-Projector and Demonstrated at CES 2008
iView Limited has selected Displaytech''s new generation LightView LDP-SVGA micro display for their Pico-projector that will be demonstrated at CES''08.
  2Wire Intros Integrated Solution for Digital Home Connectivity
2Wire has unveiled the industry's first fully integrated multi-service connectivity solution, with the addition of the new 2Wire intelligent home server, and the 2Wire Shifter remote video and multimedia access feature.
  2007: A Year of Many Milestones for Apple
2007 was a very eventful year for Apple Inc. The company changed its name from Apple Computers Inc., to Apple Inc. This was a strategic move to reflect the company's focus to the consumer electronics market in addition to its focus on personal computers. The year saw the launch of one of the most awaited consumer gadgets – the iPhone. The year also saw interesting additions from Apple to its other range of products – the launch of iPod Touch; the latest addition to the iPod series; the launch of an all-in-one iMac; and the introduction of its latest version of the operating system, Mac OS X Leopard.
  Motorola Launches MPEG-4 Set-Tops for Digital Video Market
Showcased at the International Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas, the DCX series is packed with technology that is designed to enable cable companies to bring more content to consumers today, while bridging the gap to the integrated applications and services of tomorrow.
  PC World Announces 25 Most Innovative Products
PC World has released its list of winners for the 25 Most Innovative Product Awards.
  VeriSilicon Launches VZ.AudioHD for HD Multimedia Devices
VeriSilicon announced the launch of the licensable VZ.AudioHD application platform for optimum audio performances on High Definition multimedia devices. VZ.AudioHD platform comes with a variety of audio software modules, a ZSP800 DSP processor, and a system software solutions platform.
  Reactrix and Samsung to Launch WAVEscape Advertising Platform at CES
Reactrix Systems, Inc. has announced that it joined hands with Samsung to launch an interactive large format advertising platform named WAVEscape. The two companies propose to showcase the features of WAVEscape in Samsung's booth at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) to be held in Las Vegas between the 7th and 10th of January.
  Netflix Teams Up with LG to Bring Movies Straight to TV
Netflix Inc., the DVD rental company, has teamed up with LG Electronics Inc. to develop a set-top box which will enable subscribers to watch movies streamed directly from the Web to their TVs.
  Lagotek to Demo iPhone and iPod Touch Home Control Gadget at CES 2008
Lagotek will present its "HIP1 Modes" Sideshow home control gadget for iPhone and iPod Touch at CES 2008. The solution demo is made possible by technology from Ikanos Consulting Go Gadgets.
  Motorola and Metrologic Resolve Patent Disputes
Cell phone maker Motorola has announced that it settled all outstanding disputes with New Jersey-based Metrologic Instruments, Inc.
  Microvision to Unwrap Small Mobile Projector at CES
Microvision is all set to unveil an advanced prototype of the handheld, battery-powered, "plug-and-play" projector, which is based on the company's single micro-mirror laser scanning display technology.
  Sharper Image Bluetooth Speakers
When you think bluetooth speakers, you likely don't think of the high fidelity sound these fine speakers produce.
  Marvell to Offer Sneak Peak of TopDog 11n-450 802.11n Wireless Chip at CES 2008
Consumer electronics manufacturer Marvell said Wednesday it will be offering a sneak peak of its new TopDog 11n-450 wireless local area network (WLAN) chip at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) next week.
  Wasp Barcode Technologies Creates WWS500 Cordless Scanner
Wasp Barcode Technologies has announced the launch of its WWS500 Freedom Cordless Barcode Scanner.
  Smith Micro Software's Consumer Group Launches TuneRanger
Smith Micro Software, Inc. Consumer Group has announced the latest addition to their portfolio with the launch of TuneRanger for Macs and PCs.
  China 3C Group to Open Stores in Carrefour
China 3C Group, a leading distributor and retailer of consumer and business products, has signed an agreement to open its stores in Carrefour, one of the largest retailers in the world.
  Axiotron Starts Shipping Modbook Mac OS Tablet
Axiotron, a hardware solutions provider, announced that its flagship Modbook product is now shipping to consumers.
  Spreadtrum, Amoi and Kuro Launch Solution for Music Phones Offering Copyrighted Music
Spreadtrum Communications, Amoi and Kuro have jointly announced China's first solution for music phones offering copyrighted music.
  No Domestic Shipping Charges for iPowerRush Through January
iPowerRush, a charger that increases the run time of the iPhone, iPod and iPod Touch devices by more than 50 percent is available now for $29.95 at iPowerRush.com through the month of January with no domestic shipping charges.
  BlueStar Distributes Motorola MC70 with New Integrated GPS Functionality
BlueStar recently announced that it is distributing the flagship Motorola MC70 Enterprise Digital Assistant with new integrated GPS functionality.
  Telstra Launches Sony Ericsson Handset on Next G Network
Telstra has launched the first Sony Ericsson mobile handset on its Next G network, the Z750, which comes with "Telstra Blue Tick" for recommended handheld use in rural and regional areas.
  PC World Honors IOGEAR for its Wireless USB Hub & Adapter Kit
PC World, a widely-read computer or business technology magazine, has honored IOGEAR with a 2008 PC World 25 Most Innovative Products Award for its Wireless USB (W-USB) Hub & Adapter Kit (GUWH104KIT).
  Garmin Improves its Marine Radar Offerings
Garmin International has improved its two most popular marine radomes -- the GMR 18 HD and GMR 24 HD. These new radar scanners provide better target separation and clearer definition, particularly at close ranges.
  Wireless Services Launched in Subway's Core
Passengers on Boston's public transport train service can now use their cellular phones and other wireless devices while underground, to make calls, send text messages, and receive T-Alerts while using the subway.
  Nintendo Wii Wins 2007 Customers' Choice Award, Despite Shortage in Lead Up to Christmas
It's official now: Nintendo Wii was judged the most popular of the big three consoles in 2007.
  Microsoft Warns of File Corruption in Windows Home Server
Windows Home Server (WHS), the Microsoft OEM network storage solution released earlier this year, is having issues with files getting corrupted.
  Huawei Offers Its First North American Cell Phone
Huawei Technologies is now officially making the Huawei M318 available for MetroPCS Communications customers.
  Nokia Introduces N95 8 GB to Nigeria
Nokia recently introduced their Nokia N95 8 GB device in Nigeria. The device comes with eight gigabytes (GB) of built-in memory, and also features a five megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, built-in A-GPS, WLAN, HSDPA and a two-way slide.
  Amazon MP3 Adds Music Audio Downloads from Warner Music Group
Amazon.com and Warner Music Group have announced that DRM-free music audio downloads from Warner Music Group are now available to customers on Amazon MP3.
  PR Group to Promote Axiotron's Modbook Mac Tablet
Axiotron, Inc., will continue to avail the services of the Pollack PR Marketing Group (PPMG) for strengthening its brand and for marketing it flagship product the Modbook.
  Panasonic Ships Samples of 9.5 mm Height Blu-ray Disc Drives
Panasonic has started shipping samples of the world's thinnest (9.5-mm height) internal Blu-ray Disc (BD) drives to personal computer manufacturers.
  Ericsson Technology Enables New Safety Device Launched by NTT DoCoMo
NTT DoCoMo, Inc., has selected Ericsson's new security device with positioning capabilities to launch in Japan. The device is based on the U310 platform developed by Ericsson. Although the device is small enough to be carried in a bag or a pocket, the platform enables the modem and GPS functionality within the device.
  Nokia Pushes Back Gaming Service Launch to New Year
Nokia has again pushed back the launch of its gaming service N-gage due to delays in software testing. For the last few years the company has been coming up with ambitious plans to dominate the mobile Internet arena under its new brand, 'Ovi."
  Nero Signs Agreement with TiVo
Digital media purveyor Nero has signed an agreement with TiVo according to which TiVo's television user experience is integrated with Nero's next-generation PC software.
  Samsung Seeks U.S. Probe of Rival Sharp for Alleged Patent Infringement
A new patent infringement lawsuit brought by Samsung against Sharp Technology is intensifying friction between leaders in the flat panel technology industry. Samsung is claiming that Sharp is engaging in unfair trade practices. This follows a lawsuit bought in August by Sharp against Samsung in a Texas Federal U.S. court.
  OnStar's Analog Cell-Phone Network Going Off Air
The older OnStar system, which operates on analog cell phone network, will be going off-air on January 1, 2008.
  Volvo Invests in Seeing Machine's Special Technology
Volvo Technology Transfer is investing in Seeing Machines, which has a technology developed by an Australian company that detects and warns vehicle drivers in the event of tiredness.
  Verizon Encourages Consumers to Recycle Old Wireless Phones
This holiday season, Verizon Wireless reminded consumers to donate their no-longer-used wireless phones to the company's HopeLine phone recycling program to support victims of domestic violence.
  Blue-ray Disc, HD DVD Continue to Fight it Out in Marketplace
Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD formats are still competing to become the high-definition successor to DVDs. For the moment, according to a recent report, Blu-ray players seem to have taken the lead in terms of sales.
  Microsoft Launches Zune Diagnostic Tool
If you are having problems with the USB and wireless sync connection with the Microsoft Zune, here is some help: Microsoft has released a Zune diagnostic tool that gathers data to help decipher USB and wireless sync connection problems with the portable media player.
  Apple to Introduce Auto Volume Control for iPods
In an effort to protect its users, Apple will be introducing auto volume leveler feature for its iPods. This feature would automatically calculate how long a person has been listening and at what volume, before gradually reducing the sound level. What this means is that future versions of the iPod could turn down the volume if listeners play their music at full blast for too long.
  Toshiba to Buy LCD Panels from Sharp
Toshiba Corp is planning to buy large liquid crystal display (LCD) panels from Sharp Corp as part of an alliance in the flat panel business. Both the companies have stated that they will be holding a news conference later on Friday at 0930 GMT on an alliance in the LCD business, but did not elaborate further on this matter.
  Nokia Launches New GPS Enabled Handset in India
Nokia has introduced the Nokia 6110 Navigator GPS mobile device to the Indian market.
  Cricket Now Offers MOTORAZR
Cricket Communications is offering MOTORAZR² V9m as part of its handset lineup. Featuring greatly enhanced dual screens, the RAZR² V9m gives consumers two inch external screen for crisp picture caller ID and external text message display.
  Samsung SCH-r500 Phone Now Available for Cricket Customers
The Samsung SCH-r500 handset, a sleek clamshell phone for Cricket customers, is now available to Cricket customers.
  Mobile Entertainment's Multi-Players Phone Games Compliant to WAP 2.0
Mobile Entertainment's multi-player mobile phone game products are now compliant with the wireless application protocol ("WAP") 2.0 technology. This announcement will enable more Chinese cellular users to access higher quality graphics, richer content and improved interactivity featured through its game products.
  Israeli Partner Selects Ericsson for 3G Network
Israeli mobile operator Partner Communications has announced that telecom equipment maker Ericsson would become the sole vendor to its third generation network.
  Verizon Wireless Launches Fashionable Phone Cases and Pouches
Verizon Wireless, the company that operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, has announced the launch of fashionable new cases and pouches in collaboration with accessories and apparel company, Paul Frank Industries, according to a wire report.
  mywaves Socializes Mobile Video
mywaves, a rapidly-growing mobile video destination has launched a major release of its free mobile video service that was created to "open a new world of possibilities" for its users. Using this new service, users can showcase their entertainment interests, connect to their friends and the mywaves community and share their favorites — all from their mobile handsets.
  Apple Forces Shutdown of Think Secret Web Site
Apple has reportedly settled a legal row with Think Secret, and as a result, Think Secret will be shutting down their Web site.
  LG Voyager Tops List of Popular Phones Says Compete
Compete Inc. has announced the results of an online survey and measuring the online demand for mobile handsets in the U.S., and has announced that LG Voyager was the most viewed mobile handset (online) by interested customers.
  WidowPC Raises the Bar with the First NVIDIA 8800M GTX Gaming Laptop
WidowPC has outdone rivals by being the first to ship a gaming laptop featuring the 8800M GTX DirectX 10 compatible video card by NVIDIA. Powered by NVIDIA's GeForce 8800M GTX graphics processor, the gaming laptop has become a de facto standard in mobile PC hardware.
  Apple Announces Hit Television Programming Now Available on the iTunes Store in Canada
Looking to boost its iTunes business in Canada, Apple has introduced popular television programming from Canada's top networks, US broadcasters and the National Hockey League (NHL), which are now available for CAN$1.99 per episode from the iTunes Store in Canada.
  SanDisk Enters Vietnamese Varket with Retail Flash Memory Card
SanDisk has recently announced plans to enter the Vietnamese market, having specifically spoken of two distributors that will be working as part of SanDisks's go-to-market strategy. The two distributors are Ingram Micro, a wholesaler of technological goods, and FPT Corporation, a distributor of mobile phone components and IT products.
  LimeWire Installed on One-Third of PCs Worldwide
A data report jointly released by Digital Music News and media tracking specialist BigChampagne has found that over one-third of all PCs worldwide now have LimeWire installed. For LimeWire, this is a major accomplishment, as the announcement officially makes it the leading P2P application. The application had been the target of a multi-year Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) lawsuit recently.
  Ariel Way, Inc. Signs MOU with Mason Media Group
Mason Media Group identifies new markets and growing companies that build value and equity for its investors and customers.
  LG and Verizon Introduce Pink Venus
December 11 was a day of great significance for all style junkies, as the newest version of the Venus device from by LG was introduced. The creation has been introduced exclusively by Verizon Wireless, America's leading provider of wireless voice and data network access. The new glossy pink Venus encompasses all the outstanding features boasted by the original classic black Venus.
  Cox Services Now Available in Wal-Mart Stores in Northern Virginia
Cox Communications has announced that consumers will now be able to access its selection of phone, video, and Internet services in the four Wal-Mart outlets in Northern Virginia. The new arrangement should prove convenient for millions who visit the chain of supermarkets across the nation everyday, enhancing their overall holiday shopping experience. And this convenience will not end with the season as consumers can continue to enjoy it all year through.
  USTelematics Brings Disney Entertainment and Online Gaming Content to Voyager Mobile IPTV
USTelematics Inc. is adding programming from Walt Disney Co., including access to Disney.com online kids gaming, streaming TV, as well as music and movies, into Voyager Mobile IPTV.
  iPowerRush Charger Extends Battery Life for All iDevices
With sufficient power to charge iPhones and iPods, the new iPowerRush will increase the run time of any iProduct by 10 to 15 hours.
  Oregan's Media Browser Enables Flash Video and User Generated Content on TV
Oregan Networks, an expert in lightweight Web browsing technologies for mainstream non-PC Consumer Electronics (CE), has released a technology feature that makes it possible for consumers to access and control Adobe Flash streaming video directly on TV.
  Pelican Camera Cases from CPD Industries Endure Hurricane Katrina Floods
CPD Industries offers Pelican camera cases that are appreciated for their Lifetime Warranty and capacity to withstand remarkable range of environments. Very recently, CPD Industries faced a satisfied customer Mike Sanders, who shared his rescued equipments experience after the horrors of Hurricane Katrina.
  Dash Express GPS Available for Pre-Order
Dash Navigation, Inc., has announced that the Dash Express, the first Internet-connected GPS device, is now available for pre- order at the company's Web site. Dash Express is said to be the only GPS that automatically and wirelessly updates traffic information using two-way connectivity.
  Smith Micro Software Launches Revue
Smith Micro Software, Inc., developer and marketer of software solutions and services for the wireless market, has announced the launch of Revue, an intuitive, all-in-one multimedia application that is expected to enable users to take their music, photos, and videos with them on the road using their Windows Mobile Smartphone or PocketPC.
  Apple Publishes QuickTime Fix
Apple has released an update for QuickTime media player software, QuickTime 7.3.1, that is reportedly fixing at least three security issues in the application.
  GameStop to Sell Wii Rain Checks
For holiday shoppers who cannot wait anymore to get their favorite gaming consoles, and who are constantly on the lookout for Wii game consoles to satiate their thirst for games, Nintendo Co. and retailer GameStop Corp. are launching a rain check program.
  Qualcomm Purchases Noise-Reduction Company SoftMax
Qualcomm plans to make a statement in the mobile device market in the future.
  Spidermail Intros 'Revolutionary' Product to Ensure Safety of Children Online
Spidermail, a new broadband provider, is all set to launch a product that it claims will revolutionize online child safety.
  MadZ Software Launches Vista Compatible Version of DVD to iPod / PSP Video Converter
MadZ Software has launched a fully Microsoft Vista compatible version of its DVD to iPod / PSP Video Converter software, according to a press report.
  Jenkat Media Introduces The Santa Express, a New Online Game
The Santa Express is a free web-based game due to launch this Christmas.
  IRIS Distribution & Txttunes Create Innovative Partnership
Txttunes, a portable music community and IRIS Distribution, a leading dispenser of independent music have made a partnership to furnish a wide variety of wireless solutions to the IRIS stable of artists and independent recording labels.
  kwiry Turns Cell Phone Into Tool to Help People Remember Things Online
kwiry, a San Francisco-based startup, has launched their mobile/Web service at kwiry.com.
  eBay Focusing on User Experience
Online auction giant eBay is not satisfied with being the biggest online auction site in the world. The company wants to grow and tap into its users' minds to see how it can further improve, and has already begun implementing some of the suggestions given by the users. Its home page, for instance, has changed, for the first time since 1993, and the search engine is now better and faster, the company says.
  Second Life's CTO Resigns
The man who helped write the computer code that underpins the popular virtual world Second Life, CTO Cory Ondrejka, has resigned. Second life is the popular 3D Internet destination, where users are able to create, buy, and sell islands where virtual characters, or Avatars, live.
  Penthouse Makes $500M Hookup with Social Site Various
The Adult Entertainment industry is a big business in the Internet — and you cannot expect them to be unaware of the latest developments and trends in the Internet, to not take advantage of them. Catching up with the latest online trend of major corporations investing in social networking, Penthouse magazine has reportedly paid $500 million for a Silicon Valley company running one of the biggest sexually oriented social networking Web sites.
  Zumobi Launches Beta Version of Zooming User Interface and Mobile Widget Platform
Zumobi has launched the Beta version of its award-winning Zooming User Interface and mobile widget platform.
  Facebook to License its Platform Code
Facebook has announced plans to make its platform available to other social networking sites, to run applications developed for its own software platform.
  NavStar and Audex Telecom Industrial Partner for Voice Navigator
NavStar Technologies and Audex Telecom Industrial Co., have entered into a partnership agreement which aims at delivering user friendly and economical navigation products.
  Panasonic Launches Premium 9300 Series Cordless Phones
These phones are built with powerful DECT technology to enable crisp, clear reception with minimal interference.
  Corel DVD Copy 6 Now Comes With DivX Certification
Corel DVD Copy 6, an innovative product from Corel Corporation, has earned the DivX Ultra Certification. The certification signifies a superior digital media experience with DivX output.
  Samsung Intros Microsoft-Based Wireless Digital Photo Frame
Samsung Electronics America Inc. has announced the latest addition to its line of wireless digital photo frames, the new 8" Digital Photo Frame SPF-83V, powered by Microsoft technology. The new release from the Information Technology Division of Samsung Electronics America (SEA), a U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd, comes in time for the holiday season.
  Motorola Launches New Devices for the Holiday Season
Motorola Inc. has launched a new range of innovative gadgets and accessories for the holiday season. The line-up includes a wide range of gadgets that offer ultimate enjoyment and exceptional experiences, right from complete organization and music capabilities, to Web browsing.
  DIRECTV Survey Reveals the Best of HDTV
Whether we are looking forward to it or not, HD will be a reality in our television viewing by 2009. While many have already taken the plunge and are enjoying the viewing experience, others are reviewing price tags and questioning why this change has to occur at all.
  Foundation 9 Entertainment Ships Unprecedented 60 Titles in 2007
Foundation 9 Entertainment, an independent games developer in North America and Europe, has announced that it has released a record 60 titles this year. The company's studios have collectively created over 500 titles since its inception 13 years ago.
  Oxygen Software Offers SaaS for Oxygen Phone Manager
Oxygen Software has announced the launch of Software as a Service (SaaS) for Oxygen Phone Manager Series.
  AmieStreet.com Goes Live in Japan as AmieStreet.jp
AmieStreet Japan, a joint venture between Turbo Linux and AmieStreet.com, was launched recently, marking a milestone in Amiestreets.com's recent efforts in creating its niche in the global markets and in the video and animation sectors.
  blinkx to Offer Independent Films from the Raindance Film Festival
blinkx, a comprehensive Internet video search engine, has entered into an agreement with Raindance, which will allow it to host, transcribe, and index top independent shorts, features, and documentaries from the Raindance Film Festival.
  Gomadic to Create a Viable and 'Green' Accessories for 'iPhone Killers' Verizon Voyager and Sprint HTC Touch
Gomadic Corporation has declared the discharge of their full collection of accessories to support Apple's newest competitors in the multi-media smartphone market. Verizon Voyager and Sprint HTC Touch are already supported by products which include car chargers, wall chargers, and portable AA battery chargers. Gomadic is prepared to face the requirement that the new trend in screen-touch technology has formed.
  DisplayLink and Alereon Introduce Wireless USB Graphics Adapter
DisplayLink and Alereon have jointly developed a reference design for a Wireless USB display adapter that enables PCs to connect to nearby standard displays without wires while delivering beautiful image quality and instantaneously interactive performance.
  Kleer Announces Wireless Audio Interoperability Certification Program
Kleer has announced an interoperability certification program to test consumer product compliance to the Kleer wireless audio protocol. The Kleer ultra low-power wireless audio protocol has been endorsed by a number of leading brand-name consumer electronics manufacturers. These brands will introduce a broad cross-section of products that includes MP3 players, wireless ear buds and wireless speakers, throughout the coming year.
  HTC Introduces Touch Dual with 3.5G Connectivity
HTC Corp., a company developing feature rich smart phones, has come out with yet another revolutionary Touch experience with the recently launched Touch Dualhandset which integrates 3.5G Wireless connectivity.
  AT&T Kicks Product Rollout and Branding into High Gear
AT&T Inc. has declared that it will soon begin stocking store shelves with AT&T handsets to replace Dobson's Cellular One brand with exterior and interior AT&T signage in more than 200 stores in 16 states.
  Cricket Offers Motorola ROKR Z6m Phone
Cricket Communications, Inc., the operating subsidiary of Leap Wireless International, Inc., and a provider of unlimited wireless services, has announced the availability of the Motorola ROKR Z6m, a slim, music-integrated, slider phone for Cricket customers.
  Cell Phones for Soldiers Calls for Donations
The non-profit group 'Cell Phones for Soldiers' has sent out a request to all Americans to contribute unused cell phones to the cause of 150,000 troops serving overseas.
  CryptoLogic Closes Deal for Stake in Mikoishi Studios
CryptoLogic Limited has announced that it has closed a deal for a significant stake in Mikoishi Studios, an Asian game development and design company with capabilities in the mobile gaming market.
  Alaska Communications Systems Introduces the Kyocera Lingo
Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc. has launched the Kyocera Lingo, an attractive, voice and text messaging device that Alaskan holiday shoppers can now get exclusively from ACS.
  TeleNav Launches Whereboutz Application Built on Facebook Platform
TeleNav has launched a new online and mobile social networking service called Whereboutz.
  MSN Mobile Launches Advertising and Premium Content
Microsoft Corp. has announced the availability of mobile display advertising on MSN Mobile for the first time.
  Rich Mobile Content Available in India from Media Magic
Media Magic has been announced by India's first and fastest growing chain of Mobile Phone Boutiques, Mobile Magic. This is the first company in the world to offer an aggregation and retail platform for legal, rich content for the mobile user that includes games, applications, movies and music in an offline format.
  T-Mobile Offering Samsung's Katalyst Phone
T-Mobile has just started offering the Katalyst mobile phone, manufactured by Samsung, according to an announcement today.
  Hop-on Will Deliver One World Phone to AT&T and Verizon
With AT&T and Verizon announcing that they will allow/open their phone and mobile device manufacturers to connect to their networks, Hop-on is all set to deliver a GSM/CDMA dual mode device to the carriers.
  Universal Music Group Strikes Deal With imeem
Universal Music Group (UMG) and imeem have signed an agreement to provide the imeem community with on-demand, interactive streaming of Universal's extensive digital music and video catalog.
  Judge Dismisses LimeWire Antitrust Suit
Normally, you would see the music companies and content owners filing lawsuits against P2P network for the alleged violation of lawsuits. For once, it's the other way around. Limewire, a well known P2P network that has been often hounded by music companies and content owners for alleged violations of copyrights, has sued against a coalition of major record labels.
  Panasonic to Again Offer Plasma Concierge Program for all Customers During Holiday Season
Panasonic has announced today that it will once again offer consumers access to its Plasma Concierge toll-free information service for the holiday season.
  Nokia Introduces the Feature Rich, Yet Affordable Nokia 6263
Nokia's latest offering in the popular Nokia N series – the Nokia 6263 – will soon be available nationwide from T-Mobile USA, Inc.
  Garmin Completes Acquisition of Spanish Distributor
Navigation device maker Garmin Ltd. has announced that it had completed the acquisition of Electronica Trepat SA, the main distributor of its consumer products in Spain.
  Valence Technology Debuts First Intelligent, Large-Format Lithium-Ion Battery System at EVS-23
Valence Technology, Inc. will be unveiling the next era of large-format, lithium-ion battery technology at The International Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exposition (EVS-23) starting Sunday at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif.
  Verizon Set to Offer Open Access of Wireless Network
Verizon Communications Inc., last week announced that it would open its wireless network to any devices, not just Verizon-branded cell phones.
  Activision and Vivendi Sign Merger Deal
Santa Monica-based Activision Inc., is about to merge with French entertainment company Vivendi in an $18.9 billion deal.
  BlackJack Handsfree Converts Radio into an Affordable Handsfree Car Kit
BlackJack Handsfree Corp. has launched an innovative BlackJack Handsfree device, a compact solution that plugs into almost any cell phone for handsfree mobile conversations in the car, home or office.
  Cogeco Cable Launches a New Digital Video Recorder in Quebec
Cogeco Cable has launched a new digital video recorder (DVR) model in its Quebec markets.
  Wherify Wireless Inks Manufacturing and Distribution Deal with SOS GPS
Under a major manufacturing and distribution agreement with Wherify Wireless, SOS GPS Holdings will be licensed to manufacture the current version of Wherify's Wherifone GSM-based, GPS locator phone and will be investing in research and development efforts to produce a next-generation version of the product.
  Nokia Siemens Networks Holds the Key to VoIP Communications
Nokia Siemens Networks has introduced the Communication Key, a USB device with SIM authentication that lets subscribers take VoIP and other rich communications on the road. The company will make the Communication Key available in Q3 2008.
  ABI Research Previews the Year to Come in Digital Media and Consumer Electronics
ABI Research is putting out a white paper called "What's Not Going to Happen in 2008."
  Fox Movies Getting Closer to a Deal with Apple
NewsCorp's Twentieth Century Fox is reportedly all set to strike a deal with Apple to offer digital copies of its major motion pictures through iTunes.
  NeuStar and SFR Bring Windows Live Messenger to Mobile Phone Users in France
NeuStar, Inc. has declared a partnership with SFR, a leading mobile phone operator.
  ThinPrint Granted European Patent for Mobile Print Technology
The European Patent Office has granted ThinPrint GmbH a patent (EP 1 407 369 B1) for the procedure of print output for mobile devices, according to a press release.
  Ifrogz Launches Fitz for the iPhone
Ifrogz has launched Fitz for the iPhone, according to a press release.
  E.E.S. Launches New Service to Support Business Operations with iPhone
E.E.S. Companies, Inc., a developer of integrated business operations software, has launched a new service that enables the customers of POS/OE 4 version 8 to run their business operations with the help of the Apple iPhone, according to a press release.
  bitHeads Selected by Vaultus Mobile Technologies to Develop User Interface for Mobile Application
bitHeads inc., a leading software product development outsourcing company, has been selected by Vaultus Mobile Technologies to develop the user interface for a mobile application, according to a press release.
  SplashData Announces All-New SplashID 4 for Windows Mobile and BlackBerry
SplashData is a leading provider of productivity software for smartphones.
  Platinum Wireless Merges with Simplicity Wireless to Create a Powerhouse in the Wireless Industry
Platinum Wireless is merging with Simplicity Wireless, a national distributor for Boost Mobile products and services, for an undisclosed amount.
  Power Company Boosts Sepura's Growth in Korea
Sepura, one of three suppliers that dominate the TETRA radio market, has won a contract to supply TETRA digital radios to the Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), which is expected to strengthen Sepura's market share in a country where users include police in the main cities of Seoul, Incheon, Kwangjoo and Daejeon, and the Navy police and National Emergency Management Agency.
  Northport and Lincolnville, Maine Residents to Benefit from Verizon Wireless Network Expansion
Continuing to spread its wings, Verizon Wireless has expanded its network with two new cell sites.
  The Death of Laptopless Meetings
I am obviously in the majority in my thinking that a meeting without a laptop or Blackberry is a wasted meeting.
  Mobile Consumer Gadgets Overtake Business Phones
The maddening division between consumer and business mobile devices continues to grow. As the trend picks up speed, it is apparent consumers are the winners while businesspeople suffer.
  Activision to Merge with Vivendi Gaming Business
Activision, Inc. and Vivendi have announced that they have signed a definitive agreement to combine Vivendi Games with Activision, reportedly a $9.85 billion deal. After the completion of transaction, the new company will be called Activision Blizzard.
  Google's Android May Help Spread of Linux into Mobile Environment
Google's Android may just be the solution to problems of vertical and horizontal fragmentation which have stood in the way of the spread of Linux into the mobile environment.
  Best Mobile Phones for 2007 Holiday Shoppers
Shoppers this holiday season planning to buy one or more mobile phone for people on their wishlist, or themselves, probably will want to create a shortlist that includes devices from Sony Ericsson, Nokia, Samsung, LG and Apple.
  Top Ten iPhone Holiday Gift Accessories Announced
Scott Bourne, host of the The Apple Phone Show has announced the top ten accessories that will make every iPhone owner especially pleased:
  Amazon.com All About Sharing with Askville.com
Amazon.com has joined the list of companies that have their own question and answer sites, as it releases the public beta of its new Q&A resource, Askville.com. For a limited time only, and while supplies last, users who answer questions on Askville.com receive quest gold, which can be redeemed for $100 or $50 Amazon.com gift cards.
  GM, SAIC and OnStar Announce China Telematics JV
This is OnStar's first venture outside of North America in its 11-year history. OnStar, a subsidiary of General Motors, and Shanghai Automotive Industry Sales Co. Ltd.
  Ascent Completes HDTV Transition for Discovery Networks
According to the agreement—which is part of an ongoing relationship between Discovery Communications and Ascent Media—Ascent has been responsible for the design and construction of Discovery's HD infrastructure at its Sterling, Virginia origination facility within an accelerated, six-month timeframe.
  EZ Mount Cell Phone Charging Station Launched; Eliminates Cell Phone Clutter
WJS Technologies, LLC has launched its new EZ Mount Cell Phone Charging Station, according to a press release.
  Hop-on Hears You Now, Verizon Wireless
Hop-on Inc., a leading developer and marketer of wireless phones, accessories and one of the foremost creator of mobile gambling technology is set to gain from Verizon's announcement that it will allow phone and mobile device manufacturers to connect to their network signals.
  Why Google's 'Android' Is More About Advertising and Less About Business
According to an exclusive special report from TelecomWeb, "Google's recently announced 'Android' is 'just another mobile Linux', rather than any real technical innovation.
  Best Buy Improves Holiday Shopping Experience for Their Customers
In a bid to better meet their customers needs and offer a more pleasurable shopping experience, Best Buy has announced new initiatives in-stores and online just in time for holiday shopping.
  Verizon Wireless Now Offers Jawbone Bluetooth Headset
Verizon wireless customers will now have the ability to experience clear, quality conversations from their Bluetooth headset as Aliph's Jawbone Bluetooth headset is now available in over 2300 Verizon Communications Stores and on the companies Website.
  Wireless Gadgets and Accessories in High Demand this Holiday Season
A survey by Solutions Research Group revealed that three out of four consumers desire wireless phones and other digital lifestyle products for the holiday season, according to a press release.
  Mobile Operators Expected to Play Larger Role in Mobile Management
CIOs are beginning to look more to their mobile operators for handling mobile management duties, according to a recent study by Mformation
  The Carphone Warehouse and RIM Launch Sunset-Colored BlackBerry Pearl 8120 Smartphone in the UK
The Carphone Warehouse, the world's leading independent retailer of mobile phones and services, and Research in Motion (RIM) have together announced the availability of the BlackBerry Pearl 8120 smartphone from The Carphone Warehouse stores across the UK.
  ModeLabs Launches Levi's Brand Mobile Phone in Hong Kong
Mobile phone manufacturer ModeLabs Group recently unveiled a Levi's brand phone in Hong Kong. Reminiscent of Levi's brand jeans, the phone has a rugged design with a riveted steel body and detachable chain.
  D-LINK Brings Digital Holiday Cheer with Cool Home Networking Gear
Here are this season's Annual Holiday Gift Guide offerings from D-Link, the end-to-end networking solutions provider for consumers and business.
  ModeLabs Group and TAG Heuer Sign Exclusive Worldwide Licensing Agreement
TAG Heuer (LVMH group),a brand watches, has signed an exclusive international licensing agreement with ModeLabs Group, the originator of the "Mobile On Demand" offer, to design, produce and sell mobile phones under the TAG Heuer label.
  NextGen Venturi Launches Venturi Mini
Music lovers have a reason to cherish as NextGen Venturi, as the leading leading UK Bluetooth technology company has launched its latest innovation, the Venturi Mini. This is a wireless car accessory used for Bluetooth music streaming, hands free calling and USB-style device charging. It's all about rocking and talking while on move.
  Internet Course Offered on Mobile Phones in Japan
For those on personal computers, the lecture downloads appear on the monitor as text and images in the center, with a smaller video of the lecturer in the corner.
  Incipio Intros IncipioSlice Universal Dock Connector for iPod Shuffle
Incipio Technologies, Inc. has announced the availability of the IncipioSlice, a universal Dock Connector adapter for Apple iPod Shuffle. The Slice has been designed to work with virtually all iPod docks and cables. It allows user to quickly and conveniently use the iPod shuffle with other iPod cables and chargers.
  Wireless Association's CEO Comments on Verizon Announcement
Steve Largent, president and CEO of the Wireless Association issued an interesting statement today, responding to Verizon Wireless' major announcement that customers will now be allowed the option of using wireless devices, software and applications not offered by Verizon itself.
  New Verizon Voyager Website Provides Answers to Curious Customers
VerizonVoyager.org is an independent fan site created by a 25 year old Verizon customer and gives real time answers to LG Voyager enthusiasts' about the new cell phone.
  Verizon Wireless Opens Up
In the history of United States communications, this day ranks right up there with the day of the Carterfone (Wikipedia) decision allowing any device to work on AT&T's PSTN network.
  New Dell XPS M1530: Thin, Sleek and Stylish
Building on the company's successful release of the XPS M1330 notebook earlier this year, Dell has introduced the new XPS M1530.
  Citi Joins Forces with Verizon Wireless to Help Victims of Domestic Violence
The New York branch of financial services company Citi has given over 3,000 used mobile phones to help Verizon Wireless with its phone recycling initiative, according to a recent news report.
  Norway Railway Communications Integrated into One Dedicated System
Nokia Siemens Networks provides a complete, well-balanced product range of mobile and fixed network infrastructure solutions.
  David Gilmour, Voice and Guitar of Pink Floyd, Makes Digital Debut on V CAST Music from Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless has scored first, as the company's V CAST Music service becomes the first digital music service to deliver new, live versions of classic Pink Floyd songs to mobile music customers.
  Broadcast-Quality TV Now Playing on Wireless Phones in Reno, Nevada
Verizon Wireless V CAST Mobile TV service allows customers to watch sporting events, breaking news and their favorite network TV shows.
  Year-Over-Year U.S. Mobile Phone Sales Revenue Increase Is 7 Percent in Third Quarter 2007, Says NPD Group
The NPD Group, a leading consumer and retail information company, announced that the sale of mobile phones to consumers in the U.S. has reached 38 million in the third quarter of 2007, according to a wire report.
  Cricket Communications Selects Starent Networks' Multimedia Core Platform Solution
Starent Networks announced today that Cricket Communications has selected its ST16 multimedia core platform solution in order to provide multimedia services to its subscribers.
  TechFaith Releasing New GSM/WiFi Phone and Two New Smartphones
China-based cell phone designer TechFaith Wireless Communication Technology Limited is reportedly launching a new WiFi-capable mobile phone called "Wing" and two new dual-mode smartphones with the internal codenames "Pluto" and "Vista 850."
  CEVA and ROHM Team to Develop Bluetooth 2.0+EDR Reference Design Platform
CEVA Inc., a leading licensor of silicon intellectual property (SIP) platform solutions and DSP cores for mobile, consumer electronics and storage applications, has teamed with ROHM Co., Ltd. to offer a complete reference design platform for Bluetooth 2.0+EDR.
  What's Your Mobile Style?
As the number of wireless subscribers continues to climb, a mobile phone has become more than a communications device. Today, mobile phones take pictures; play music, shoot videos and now, mobile phones also say something about an individual's style as well.
  Artificial Life and STAR Launch Mobile Games in Taiwan and Hong Kong
Based on the hugely popular Taiwanese teenage pop groups Lollipop and Mei Mei, fifteen java mobile games have been launched in Taiwan and Hong Kong. The mobile games are developed and distributed by Artificial Life, Inc., a Hong Kong-based provider of mobile 3G technology and applications, and STAR, an Asian media and entertainment company.
  AT&T Offers Customers Shiny New LG Mobile Device
Just in time for the holiday shopping season, AT&T Inc. unveiled on "Black Friday", a shiny new multimedia device from LG Electronics.
  Jawbone Bluetooth Headset Selected for 'Best Packaging& Graphics' by Popular Science
The Jawbone Bluetooth headset from Aliph has been selected for its product design as a "Best of what's New" award winner for 2007 by Popular Science.
  Staples to Offer Seagate Data Recovery Services in its Stores
Seagate Recovery Services, a Seagate Technology Company, has joined hands with Staples, the office product company, to offer data recovery services in Staples stores all over the U.S.
  Toshiba UK Giving Away High Definition DVDs with HD Laptop Purchases
For consumers in the market to buy a new laptop, Toshiba UK is making choosing one of their HD laptops especially appealing with the announcement that they will give away five free high definition (HD) DVDs to anyone who buys one of their new range of laptops that come with built-in HD DVD players.
  Don't Forget Extended Service Plans this Holiday Season, Says New
This holiday season, as shoppers look to popular electronics for gifts, not only is it important to know what they are buying, but also to purchase an extended warranty service plan for all eligible gifts.
  LG Philips to Make Clean Notebook Screen
Korean company LG.Philips LCD, the world's second-largest manufacturer of liquid crystal displays, has come up with an LCD screen that has a dirt-resistant and easy-to-clean panel. With this LCD, users can say goodbye to the irritating smudges, dust and fingerprints that cloud their laptop and notebook screens.
  New Samsung FlipShot from Verizon Wireless
For all the photo enthusiasts out there looking for a mobile device that makes it possible to take quality photos, and communicate, there is the new FlipShot by Samsung, now available online from Verizon Wireless.
  Texterity Announces Release 1.0 of iPhone and iPod touch Magazines
Texterity, Inc., publisher of digital magazines in the United States has announced that it now has 52 digital publications available on the iPhone and iPod touch, along with easier access and the ability to view pages and visit links of advertisers.
  CSR Releases New MP3 Player with Bluetooth
CSR has released the BlueCore Player, the world's most economical Bluetooth enabled MP3 player
  Powermate P5000 Aptly Suited for Varied Environments
The highly innovative Powermate P5000, introduced by Japanese computer producer NEC, can easily be used in any location suitable for the user due to its portable design. Its compact, convenient form, similar to that of a notebook or laptop, makes the PC suited for the living room or bedroom or just about any other place in the home.
  Verizon Wireless Hosts Fall Phone Fashion Event
Verizon Wireless has come up with an exciting way to showcase its latest collection of cellphones. The telecom giant has hosted its first ever Verizon Wireless Fall Phone Fashion Show, according to a news release.
  Verizon Wireless Introduces New LG Phones
Verizon Wireless has announced the launch of two LG phones, Voyager and Venus, with advanced features ahead of the holiday season.
  Mobio Offers GetMobio Lifestyle Portal for Windows Mobile Customer
Mobio Networks has announced the launch of GetMobio lifestyle portal for Windows Mobile smart phone users across major U.S. carriers.
  TravelCell to Offer International Cell Phone Rental Specials
TravelCell has announced international cell phone rental specials and services just in time for Thanksgiving and winter vacation travel, according to a press release.
  Orion Launches Latest Ringtone Portal
Orion Ringtones has launched its latest ringtone portal at http://ringtones.orion-cs.com. Orion's family of websites offers information on almost every subject under the sun, from business to health and sports.
  Verizon Wireless Unveils the Voyager and Venus Phones
Verizon Wireless has announced that the Voyager and Venus by LG will be made available this week in all Verizon Wireless stores.
  dotMobi, Mobile Complete Team-Up to Help Mobile Web Developers
dotMobi – the consortium behind the only Internet address created specifically for mobile phones – has partnered with Mobile Complete to take mobile web forward.
  Report: Digital Camera Consumers in Need of a Push to Purchase Accessories
A new report from The NPD Group shows that while consumers purchasing digital cameras are looking for accessories, they're not buying them when they make their initial purchases.
  Dell Intros 'XPS One' Multimedia Computer System
Dell on Monday unveiled a new computer system that offers a robust set of home entertainment features for today's media-centric household.
  Samsung Optical Drive Enables DVD Creation Faster Than Ever
Samsung Electronics has launched a powerful new optical disc drive, TruDirect SE-S204S. The new disc drive allows consumers to create DVDs more quickly and easily than ever before.
  Cybercom Drives Vehicle Communication Development
The Cybercom Group is a high-tech consultancy that offers global sourcing for end-to-end solutions, having established itself as a supplier in segments for portals, mobile solutions, embedded systems, e-commerce, and business support systems. Cybercom is offering strategic and technological expertise to markets including telecom, Internet, and media (TIM), banking and financial services, automotive, national defense, and the public sector. The Group employs about 1,300 people and runs projects worldwide. Cybercom has offices in Denmark, India, Poland, Singapore, Sweden, and the UK.
  Amazon Enhances the E-book Experience with Launch of its E-reader, Kindle
Online bookseller and retailer Amazon is aiming to give Sony a run for its money with a new e-book device: the Kindle.
  New SLM by Samsung Available Soon from AT&T
By the end of this week, AT&T wireless customers looking for a new phone with enhanced music and multimedia capabilities, will be offered the SLM by Samsung.
  AT&T and Dave Matthews Band Partner to Offer Exclusive Ringtones on AT&T Wireless Phones
AT&T Inc. has signed an agreement with Dave Matthews Band, according to a wire report.
  Image Recognition Technology from SnapTell and iLoop Mobile Partner to Aid Mobile Marketing Campaigns and Services
In a significant collaborative venture, SnapTell, the major image-recognition-based mobile marketing solution contributor, has forged an association with iLoop Mobile to provide SnapTell's Snap.Send.Get solution clients with iLoop Mobile's mFinity platform.
  CTIA-The Wireless Association Recognizes America Recycles Day 2007
Today is America Recycles Day. CTIA (www.ctia.org)- the international association for the wireless telecommunications industry, and its member companies, have recognized the importance of the day from the perspective of the wireless device industry.
  CellForCash.com Wants to Pay You to Recycle Your Old Cell Phones
CellForCash.com is a company which pays cash for used cell phones. It makes the process simple by displaying the list of phones and the prices offered for them on their web site.
  VADS and Avaya Partner to Provide Hosted Contact Center Technology
Avaya Inc., a leading global provider of business communications applications, systems and services, has announced a partnership with VADS Berhad (VADS) to rollout a managed service for hosted contact center technology, according to a Webwire news report.
  GSMA Research: 70 Million PC Buyers Interested in Notebooks with Built-In Mobile Broadband
There will be a demand for over 70 million units of notebook PCs with built-in mobile broadband in the price band of $500 -$1000 in 2008, according to a GSMA study.
  Nokia Unveils Two New Designer 3G Handsets
Nokia this week unveiled two new handsets designed for consumers who are discerning and place importance on style and function.
  DIRECTV Offers HD for the International Space Station
In support of the successfully completed shuttle mission to the International Space Station (ISS) by NASA, DIRECTV is offering to bring an HD experience to the final frontier as part of the ISS' newly renovated living space aboard their orbital laboratory.
  TeleNav Expands Availability of Cell Phone GPS Systems in Latin America
TeleNav, Inc. and NII Holdings, Inc. have announced the launch of TeleNav GPS Navigator in South America.
  Callpod Intros New Bluetooth 2.0 Headset with Dual-Mic Noise Suppression Technology
Callpod has introduced the new Dragon headset, a CES Innovations 2008 Awards Honoree. Boasting a sleek design, the Dragon headset is for Bluetooth mobile phones, PDAs VOIP products and computers. The new device delivers excellence via unmatched range, superior voice clarity and an overall high-quality, user-friendly experience.
  The Stars Come Out to Celebrate the Release of Samsung's Blackjack II
Some of the hottest entertainment stars joined Samsung Telecommunications America last night to celebrate the launch of the Blackjack II, available in stores next Wednesday.
  i.Sound RoadTalk Transforms Car Stereo into Hands-Free Mobile Phone
The i.Sound RoadTalk is a hands-free wireless car kit that synchronizes Bluetooth mobile phones with a user's car stereo.
  CREDITZ vTerminal is Now Accessible on Pepper Pad 3 Handheld Wireless Tablet Computer
CEO Creditz Inc., exclusive Canadian licensee of CREDITZ Digital Currency, has announced integration with the Pepper Pad 3 product line of Hanbit America, LLC. The wireless application enables merchants to accept CREDITZ as payment. Additionally, they can also provide their customers with CREDITZ Digital Currency for regular purchases.
  From Wading to Surfing: The Keys to Reliable High-Speed Internet
ConnectMyHighSpeed offers consumers the latest in innovative Internet services for their home. Consumers can upgrade from dial up, find the best price on Internet service, order from the nation's top brands and lower their bills in one, central site. ConnectMyHighSpeed is part of the WhiteFence network.
  Alarm.com Offers Digital Solutions to Meet Looming FCC Deadline
Alarm.com provides wireless, Web-enabled security systems to residential and commercial customers across U.S. and Canada. Their services are offered through security dealers. They currently have more than 500 licensed dealers. They were the first company to launch an all-digital wireless signaling which is based on remote monitoring.
  Microsoft Intends to Acquire Musiwave
Microsoft Corp. has announced that it has entered into an exclusive agreement to acquire Musiwave SA. Musiwave is an Openwave company and a leading provider of mobile music entertainment services to operators and media companies. This acquisition, when completed, will combine Microsoft's Connected Entertainment technologies and services, including Windows Mobile, Zune, MSN and Windows Live with Musiwave's relationships with music labels, device makers and mobile operators that deliver digital entertainment to consumers. Musiwave would continue to operate out of its current headquarters in Paris if the transaction proceeds.
  ACCESS Brings Thousands of Garnet OS Applications to Nokia Internet Tablets
ACCESS, a global provider of advanced software technologies to the mobile and beyond-PC markets, has launched a beta version of Garnet VM software for Nokia N770, N800, and N810 Internet Tablets.
  Apple's iPhone Debuts in Germany and the U.K.
Apple iPhone has made its entry into the European mobile market with a recent launch in Germany and the U.K.
  Versaly Launches Mobile Content for Wireless Women
Versaly Entertainment, a leading mobile media and entertainment company, together with its video business unit Vmbc.tv, has launched Fleur; a new brand specially tailored for today's savvy and connected woman.
  LIN TV Launches New Local Content Channels on YouTube
LIN TV Corp., one of the largest television station groups in the United States, has launched dedicated LIN TV "Channels" on YouTube reflecting LIN TV's commitment to further expand its local news brands and YouTube's commitment to work with content owners to make compelling video accessible online.
  ASUS Announces Bundling of XCome's XLex Bilingual Dictionary on Eee Ultra-Portable Laptop PCs
XCome Technology, a mobile services provider, has bundled the XLex bilingual dictionary on the recently launched ASUS Eee ultra-portable PC. The bundled service will be available starting from $245 USD apiece.
  ActionGPS.com Announces New Website
ActionGPS.com has launched a new website which makes it easy to find discount GPS systems. The website offers a wide range of devices in a variety of categories, including Bluetooth, fitness, geo-caching, marine and automotive. It also offers sales support.
  V-MODA Launches VIBE Duo Headset for Apple iPhone
Music lifestyle brand V-MODA has announced the European launch of its VIBE Duo, a noise-isolating dual-use headphone/headset designed to accessorize the Apple iPhone.
  LG to Expand Promotion of Viewty Phone
LG Electronics is reportedly planning to strengthen the presence of its Viewty phone, also known as LG-KU990, by the end of the year in 18 countries, including Asian markets such as Hong Kong, Singapore, India and Malaysia, as their improving economy is boosting demand for high-end electric gadgets.
  AMD Announces AMD Core Math Library (ACML) 4.0 with Enhanced Optimizations for Third-Generation AMD Opteron Processors
AMD, one of the leading global providers of innovative processing solutions in the computing, graphics and consumer electronics markets has made significant updates to its AMD Core Math Library (ACML).
  DIRECTV Expands Use of NICE SmartCenter
Israel-based NICE Systems Ltd. had announced big customer news: digital television entertainment giant DIRECTV has expanded its NICE SmartCenter environment.
  GoWare Comments on Google's Open-Source Announcement and Open Handset Alliance
GoWare commented today on Google's announcement of an open-source mobile operating system, as well as the Open Handset Alliance.
  CPD Intros 'Indestructible' Travel Cases for Apple iMac 24-inch Desktop Computers
CPD Industries has released a new, custom designed travel and shipping case developed specifically for the delicate new iMac 24" desktop computer from Apple.
  Mobile Gaming Market to Reach $10 billion by 2009
Juniper Research is predicting the mobile games market will reach $10 billion by 2009, largely thanks to the rapidly rising popularity of casual gaming as well as the surge of gaming-friendly handsets that provide high quality 3D graphics.
  'FireStream' Chip from AMD Delivers More Graphics Processing Horsepower
Computer chipmaker AMD is keeping up with the drive for faster and faster computing processors. The company on Thursday unveiled a new graphics chip that's designed to process large amounts of multimedia data.
  Qwest Finds Psychologist to Bridge the Digital Divide
In a move aimed at assisting families understand the effects of communications technology on everyday life, Qwest Communications has tied up with noted psychologist Linda Young as part of its public service initiative, Incredible Internet. Young is the latest addition to Qwest's expanding group of online safety experts at www.IncredibleInternet.com.
  Sony Releases Firmware Version 2.0 for its PlayStation 3
Sony Computer Entertainment has released firmware version 2.0 for its PlayStation 3 console. With the new updates, users can start up their PS3 systems remotely when they want to use their PSP to access stored media over the Internet.
  Tapatap Launches Contest Widgets
Tapatap, which says it is the first mobile and Web social contest community, has launched its B2B contest widget, giving any marketer the ability to publish a branded photo contest the Web.
  Parents Now Can Control Teenage Z2 Usage with Zipit Wireless Parental Portal Site
Zipit Wireless Inc. has introduced its parental portal Web page within ZipitWireless.com. Through the Zipit Web site, parents can learn about the benefits of the (Zipit Wireless Messenger 2) Z2 and enable parental control features that help monitor and control the usage of the Z2.
  German, British Markets Gear Up For iPhone
Four months after its successful launch in the United States, Apple's iPhone will make its European debut as the device goes on sale in Germany and Britain on Friday.
  Broadcom and EA Deliver High-Performance Gaming on Mobile Phones
Broadcom Corporation a major technology innovator and one of the global leaders in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, has joined hands with Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) to deliver popular EA Mobile game titles on mobile phones powered by Broadcom solutions.
  TransMedia Launches Glide Mobile to Turn Smartphones into iPhones
Glide Mobile support has been launched today by TransMedia in anticipation of tomorrow's Apple Inc. and O2 launch of the iPhone in the UK. Glide Mobile also adds support for the Open Office documents next week so users will be able to access and edit Open Office documents on their iPhones and Windows, Mac and Linux PCs.
  Motorola Intros MOTOPURE H12 Headset
Motorola launched its new MOTOPURE H12, a universal Bluetooth headset. This headset is designed to help users hear and be heard in dynamic noise environments.
  Warner, Paramount Form China Partnership to Sell DVDs in Anti-piracy Move
Warner brothers and Paramount Pictures have found a totally new way of fighting piracy artists and hitting them where it hurts them the most. The two companies have formed a partnership to sell the DVDs in a country where piracy is rampant. China, the country where the piracy is rampant, will see the entry of low-cost legitimate goods, that too very quickly after their release in the market.
  Glu Mobile Announces Global Launch of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Mobile Edition
Glu Mobile Inc. has announced the launch of the latest installment in the critically acclaimed Call of Duty game title for mobile phones, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. This mobile version of the game was developed and published through Glu's exclusive worldwide partnership with Activision, Inc.
  eWORDofMOUTH Adds Text Messaging to System
eWORDofMOUTH, an online referral system, has added text messaging to its online customer referral, rewards, and retention system to make it easier for business to take advantage of an affordable way to attract, reward, and retain customers.
  CRE8 and Mobile Gaming Solutions Form Strategic Alliance
CRE8 Limited, provider of content, connectivity, and network services for mobile operators, brands, and media companies worldwide, and Mobile Gaming Solutions have formed a strategic alliance to provide pioneering and first-to-market interactive mobile gaming solutions for network operators, governments, and media companies.
  Silicon Labs Initiates Maiden Single Port PoE Interface with Integrated dc-dc Controller
With an incorporated dc-dc controller for power supply tools, Silicon Laboratories Inc., a major company dealing in high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal ICs, has proclaimed the industry's maiden dual-function, single-port Power over Ethernet controller.
  AOL and StubHub Extend Their User Experiences and Brands on Mobile Devices with uLocate's WHERE
WHERE, the world's first mobile GPS widget platform has announced that additional content has been added to its leading platform, offering users further opportunities to customize their mobile lifestyles.
  Donate Cell Phones to Help U.S. Troops in Honor of Veterans Day
ReCellular Inc is the world's foremost collector, reseller and recycler of used wireless phones and accessories.
  Valley Distribution Selects Safefreight's SmartFleet GPS Tracking Solution
Valley Distribution, one of American Midwest's leading distributors of automotive, fleet and industrial lubricants, has chosen Safefreight for its GPS fleet security and safety system, according to a PRWeb news report.
  Sony Ericsson Unveils New W380 Walkman Phone
For music lovers looking for the latest mobile device to meet their calling needs as well as offer musical enjoyment, Sony Ericsson has introduced a new Walkman phone complete with accessories.
  Globalcom Satellite Communications Launches the SPOT Satellite Messenger
Globalcom Satellite Communications has launched the SPOT Satellite Messenger, according to a PRWeb news report.
  Visto Announces Availability of Visto Mobile for Apple iPhone
Visto, one of the leading global providers of mobile email, has made Visto Mobile for the Apple iPhone available for individuals and corporate IT departments.
  Perfect World Enters Indonesian Market with 'Perfect World II'
Perfect World Company, an online game developer and operator in China, has entered the Indonesian market by licensing its "Perfect World II" game to Indonesia's popular online games publisher Lyto Datarindo Fortuna (LYTO).
  Utah State College Of Engineering Receives $1 Million From Micron Foundation
Utah State University (USU) College of Engineering has announced they will receive a total of $1 million over the next four years from the Micron Technology Foundation to create the Micron Research Center.
  Seagate Powers New Windows Home Server
Seagate Technology today announced that its leading-edge hard drives will power Microsoft's new Windows Home Server offering increased storage capacity, performance and reliability inside and outside the box.
  New Bluetooth Headset from Broadcom
In a bid to provide noise and echo containment by means of affordable flash memory as well as digital signal processing components producing remarkably enhanced audio quality in mass market, Broadcom Corporation, an international pioneer in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, has introduced a new Bluetooth audio solution.
  Open Handset Alliance: Much More Than A Google Phone
It looks like the long-rumored Gphone or googlephone, or whatever it is that my colleagues in the media have been speculating about for the past few weeks, is not a handset after all, but rather an industry alliance with Google at the very heart of it.
  SmugMug Users Use Eye-Fi Upload Pics Directly
SmugMug, the most popular online destination for photo sharing, says it now supports Eye-Fi Card, the memory card that utilizes WiFi networks to automatically send photos from a digital camera to online, in-home, and retail destinations.
  Sony Computer Entertainment America Launches Mega Campaign to Advertise PLAYSTATION3
Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) is going to launch a whole new advertising campaign covering TV and online media, to promote its PLAYSTATION3 (PS3). The campaign aims at highlighting the high-energy and entertainment value of PS3 in addition to its USP of exclusive content.
  Apple Allows Virtualization on 'Leopard' Server
Making way for Mac-based virtualization, Apple is allowing users of its server operating system to run multiple versions of the software on a single machine. The license agreement for the server version of its new Leopard OS states that users can install on Apple computers "other copies of Mac OS X Server software" in addition to the original copy, provided that all the additional copies are fully licensed.
  Apple Boosts Speed of MacBooks with Intel's Santa Rosa
Apple has increased the speed of its MacBook laptops by shifting to Intel's Santa Rosa chipset.
  GOL Triples CCM Production Capacity
Global-Tech Appliances Inc. has announced it decided to triple the capacity of its complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) camera module (CCM) manufacturing unit to meet the growing demand for CCMs in mainland China.
  Warner Music Withholds Content from Nokia
Warner Music Group Corp is reportedly withholding its content from Nokia Corp's new music Web site over concerns about illegal downloads.
  Holiday Pricing War for High-def Disc Players Underway
Toshiba's HD-A2 HD-DVD player went on sale Friday at several retailers for about $100.
  Voxalot Unveils VoxPremium
Keeping pace with the advances in the telecom space, voice applications provider Voxalot is moving ahead with the commercial launch of its premium service plan, VoxPremium, which it trialed back in July.
  Oxygen Phone Manager II Holds Promise for Nokia Phone Owners
Oxygen Software has introduced an enhanced version of its Oxygen Phone Manager II (OPM II) for Nokia and Vertu phones. The biggest change in version 2.16 of OPM II is tested quality support for Series 40 fifth Edition of Nokia Phones.
  Vodafone Launches Mobile Music Service in the UK
Vodafone's mobile music service was launched today in Great Britain.
  Toshiba Brings Out 250GB Portable External HDD and Internal Upgrade Kits for Mobile PCs
It's as if a contest is going on between the PC users who are producing an enormous amount of digital content and manufacturers who are coming up with better and bigger solutions to store that content. Toshiba Storage Device Division (SDD) has added a 250GB1 USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive to its lineup of personal storage devices. Apart from adding this device, the company has also added a new line of internal notebook HDDs for mobile PCs to meet the growing demand for personal storage solutions. Also, the 250GB1 USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive is the highest capacity available in this form factor.
  AT&T and Motorola Introduce MOTO Q global, exclusively in U.S
AT&T Inc. and Motorola have teamed up to introduce 3G-powered MOTO Q global, the first MOTO Q device to be sold in the U.S. with worldwide capabilities.
  Motorola Introduces My Q Paks
Motorola has introduced My Q Paks, complimentary third-party applications, which are available for one year from the date of download. At present, the company informed that My Q Paks are exclusively available to AT&T wireless customers through MOTO 9h Q.
  Western Digital Release Its New Hard Dive
Western Digital Corp. is shipping its new WD Scorpio 320 GB 2.5-inch SATA hard drives for portable storage devices and notebook computers according to a company announcement today.
  McAfee to Acquire Scanalert
McAfee, Inc. has announced a definitive agreement to acquire the privately-held ScanAlert, Inc., creators of the fast-growing HACKER SAFE Web site security certification service.
  T-Mobile Introduces New Shadow
T-Mobile has introduced the T-Mobile Shadow, the first phone in a planned franchise of phones "Shadow" branded devices.
  Omnifone Launches MusicStation with 3 Hong Kong
Mobile music company Omnifone has announced the first rollout of its unlimited music downloads service, MusicStation, in the APAC region, with Hutchison Telecommunications (Hong Kong) Limited's mobile operation 3 Hong Kong.
  Texas Instruments Wireless Technologies Selected by Samsung to Power Next-Generation Smartphones
TI's OMAP1710 applications processor is the foundation for Samsung's Blackjack handset and together with the BlueLink Bluetooth solution are expected to elevate the consumer multimedia experience.
  Retail Hero's New Online Game Teaches Tricks of the Retail Trade
Retail Hero has introduced a new online game designed especially for retailers. The interactive game familiarizes retailers with the essentials of retail management right from the first step. The game uses the example of a simple hot dog stand, to educate retailers in the importance of technology for success in retail business.
  New Online Video Sharing Service from Best Buy & Mydeo
The new service, offered in response to the growing demand for video, as well as to provide families with children with a safe non-advertisement-filled environment to upload and share personal videos, and without having to put the videos into the complete public domain for anyone's eyes to see.
  AT&T and Samsung Offer Exclusive Slim Sliding Phone
AT&T Inc. together with Samsung Telecommunications America have proclaimed in a press release the accessibility of the Samsung SGH-a737, an ultra thin sliding phone with enhanced multimedia and entertainment characteristics.
  New Motorola ROKR: Enhanced In-Car Speakerphone and Music System
Stepping up its offerings for in-car solutions, Motorola Inc. has announced the MOTOROKR T505 Bluetooth in-car speakerphone and digital FM transmitter to make hands-free driving and quick personal music selection possible in any car.
  Alcatel-Lucent and Sprint Join Forces to Develop Laptop Data Protection Technology
One of the more interesting features of mobile devices such as Blackberrys is the ability to have the device remotely wiped in the case of theft or loss.
  AT&T Offers Free Phones Southern California Evacuees
AT&T is helping residents of the San Diego County who were ordered to evacuate their homes during the past week. The company has recently released 2,000 GoPhone devices with $10 in air time to these distressed residents from mandatory evacuation areas.
  Nintendo Rules Out Wii Price Cut
After registering an impressive growth, Nintendo has ruled out a price cut for its smash-hit Wii video game console while also noting that it will be selling the Wii in China next year.
  SanDisk Introduces New Memory Cards for Mobile Devices
Developed by flash memory pioneers SanDisk Corporation, the 8GB1 microSDHC and M2 flash memory cards will soon be available at retail outlets all across the globe.
  Samsung and Nokia Lead the Pack in Mobile Phones
Global mobile phone shipments have grown 12 percent year-over-year, to reach 285 million units in the third quarter of this year, according to the latest research from Strategy Analytics.
  Strategy Analytics reveals Samsung and Nokia as the star performers in Q3 2007
Strategy Analytics recently conducted a study on the global mobile phone shipments and declared that the number has reached 285 million units in Q3 2007. The study also declared Samsung and Nokia as the leading performers.
  SanDisk: Sue, Sue, I Sue 25 of You
Consumer electronics manufacturer SanDisk went on a suing spree this week, filing two lawsuits in a Wisconsin U.S. District Court that together finger 25 different companies for alleged infringement of seven different patents.
  Nuance Further Enhances New Palm Centro Smart Devices with Speech Capabilities
For today's increasingly on the go society, mobile phones have become a key device in managing and maintaining daily life. In a bid to bring even further convenience and functionality to mobile devices, Nuance Communications Inc. has included speech capabilities that make it possible for mobile users to tell their phones what to do. This includes speaking commands to send an email, text message, search the Web for information or dial a contact.
  Nokia 2135 Soon to Hit the North American Market
Nokia, will soon launch its 2135 device that will, according to the company, become a promising device that connects people in a better and simpler way.
  SureWest to Offer 40 HDTV Channels
SureWest Communications has decided to enhance its high definition (HD) television offerings and make available at least 38 HD channels by the end of November 2007.
  Linksys Launches New Premium Line of Home Networking Products
Linksys, a Division of Cisco, has launched Ultra RangePlus, its new premium line of home networking products. Ultra RangePlus is designed for consumers who want to maximize both the performance and range of their wireless networks. The company has initially launched two products from the family: the Ultra RangePlus Dual-Band Wireless-N Gigabit Router (WRT600N) and the Ultra RangePlus Dual-Band Wireless-N Notebook Adapter (WPC600N).
  V7 Launches New Line of Carrying Cases for Notebook PCs
Now V7, a provider of IT and CE products, has launched a new line of accessory carrying cases and backpacks for notebook PCs in a bid to make it possible for mobile users to "easily and securely take their offices or workspaces with them."
  Staples to Offer Dell Products
Starting Nov. 11, Staples customers will have access to a wide assortment of Dell notebook and desktop computers, printers, monitors, and other products, according to a Staples announcement today.
  adNav Announces Ad Supported GPS and Travel Concierge
adNav, a GPS marketing solutions company has announced the launch of Boomerang, an ad supported mobile concierge system integrated with GPS navigation. The products from the company will be showcased at CTIA Wireless IT and Entertainment conference in San Francisco.
  Microsoft Launches New Xbox 360 Console for Families
Microsoft is getting ready for the holiday season with lots of emphasis on its Xbox gaming console. As the company cut the prices of Xbox in Japan to compete with Nintendo and Sony, it is now introducing a new Xbox 360 console that delivers games and content to everyone in the family for $279.99 (U.S. estimated retail price).
  Microsoft Cuts Xbox Price in Japan
The fans of Xbox are getting treated to some real good games by the company. And now, as the holiday season arrives, Microsoft has introduced a price cut in the cost of the Xbox, which will be real music to their ears. The prices of Xbox 360 are being slashed in Japan by about 13%. This also signified the price war between leading players as the holiday season arrives.
  SanDisk Introduces the New Sansa TakeTV Video Player
The Internet has become the new medium for downloading video and music. Every day, millions of users all over the world download a variety of video and audio content to their PCs.
  Thumbplay Selected as Exclusive Mobile Content Provider For AOL
Thumbplay one of the largest and fastest growing mobile entertainment destination in the U.S., has been selected as the exclusive mobile content provider for AOL.
  Landrieu: A Road Block on the Internet Superhighway
Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) objects to permanent ban on Internet taxation.
  ShowMyPC.com Offers a Free Remote PC Login Service
ShowMyPC.com launched Remote PC login service, which allows users to log into their PCs remotely from anywhere in the world without any need to registration.
  IBM and MediaTek Bring Wireless High Definition TV and Movies to Consumers
Under a joint initiative, IBM and MediaTek will develop ultra fast chipsets that can wirelessly transmit a full-length high definition movie to and from a home PC, hand-held device, retail kiosk or television set nearly as fast as a viewer can push their remote control.
  New Research on Video Game Marketplace Revealed
Today's video game marketplace has continued to mature thanks to a large number of dedicated gamers and new interactive, online capabilities.
  Sony Cuts the Price of PS3
Time to get ready for some games this holiday season as Sony announced plans to cut the U.S. price of a PlayStation 3 model by 17 percent and also introduce a less expensive version to boost holiday sales. The company is trying hard to compete with rivals Nintendo Co. (Wii) and Microsoft Corp (Xbox 360). PlayStation 3 already has the unwanted distinction of being the most expensive game console. But many fans wouldn't complain as it features a high-definition Blu-ray movie player as well.
  Strategy Analytics: iPhone Becomes AT&T Top Seller
Apple Inc.'s iPhone became AT&T Inc.'s top-selling mobile phone in the third quarter, according to research firm Strategy Analytics.
  Samsung Releases Stylish Horizontal Slider
Verizon Wireless has unveiled i760, one of the first smartphones from handset maker Samsung.
  DisplayLink Technology Makes Hooking up Additional Monitors as Easy as U S B
DisplayLink company said its technology enables computer monitors to be hooked up using a USB connection.
  Devine Entertainment to Start Up Online Content Distribution Unit
Devine Entertainment Corporation announced today it will be establishing an online content distribution unit to increase revenue growth stemming from digital downloading of film and TV content.
  Nokia Looks to Compete with Apple in Wireless Multimedia Category
In an attempt to compete with the iPod Touch, Nokia announced yesterday that it will be introducing an upgraded version of a wireless multimedia device without a phone.
  Sprint Announces First High Speed Wireless Device to Offer Full Touch Screen
Sprint and HTC Corp. have announced the upcoming availability of Touch by HTC, a full touch screen wireless phone integrating Windows Mobile 6 with advanced entertainment features. The Touch by HTC operates in the Sprint Mobile Broadband network and converges email and other essential business applications with Sprint's exclusive multimedia content, which includes over-the-air music downloads, live TV and more.
  Toshiba Unveils Satellite Pro Notebook Series for Mobile Business Users
Toshiba's Digital Products Division, a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., has unveiled the Satellite Pro A200 and Satellite Pro A210 notebook series, the latest range of business-essential notebooks for mobile professionals.
  Expressivo 1.3 Speech Technology Now Available via iPod and iPhone
IVO Software, a developer of software speaking with a human voice, has launched the newest version of Expressivo, software capable of reading any text with a human voice. Expressivo version 1.3 is the first application of its type to be fully integrated with iPods.
  Motorola Offers Bluetooth Headsets
The headsets, Motorola says, combine elegant design, premium audio and Bluetooth wireless technology to allow people to make and take calls while juggling their busy lifestyles.
  Samsung Achieves Record Cell Phone Sales in Q3
Samsung Electronics posted higher sales and profits for the quarter ended September. During the quarter, its cell phone sales hit a record high and the company enjoyed strong demand for semiconductor and flat-panel display products. Compared to last year's quarter, its operating profit went up 12 percent to USD $2.3 billion and sales rose 10 percent to $18.16 billion.
  Sony Introduces 4X Blu-ray Disc Writer Drive
Sony Electronics has unveiled its second-generation internal Blu-ray Disc (BD) writer drive with 4X BD-R and 16X DVD+R recording speeds. The new BWU-200S model reduces BD-R burning time by half so that a full 50GB BD-R disc can be recorded in about 45 minutes. The writer drive also comes with improved DVD burning speeds to act as a multi-format combo burner that eliminates the need for more than one drive in a system.
  Nokia N810 Offers Users a Truly Portable Internet Experience
To make it possible for Internet users to take their Internet usage with them while they're on the go, Nokia introduced today a new pocket-sized device offering a portable Internet experience
  Best Buy Says Goodbye to Analog TV
As the conversion to all digital broadcasting nears, consumer electronics retailer Best Buy has officially said goodbye to analog TV's by pulling all remaining analog television products from store shelves.
  New T-Mobile Sidekick LX Walks the Red Carpet in Hollywood
The T-Mobile Sidekick has become a popular device for its ability to keep the socially hip in touch and connected while on the go. Even some of Hollywood's hottest stars hail them as their favorite handheld communications device.
  Plantronics' New Wideband USB Optimized for MS Office Communicator 2007
Plantronics announced Tuesday that the new SupraPlus Wideband USB professional headset is optimized for Microsoft Office Communicator 2007.
  Sentilla Brings Intelligence to the Physical World
Sentilla Corporation has announced a new approach to pervasive computing – the use of small wireless computers with programmable intelligence deployed en masse to interact with the physical world.
  Hitachi Helps the Incredible Shrinking Hard Disk Get Even Smaller
Apple, Inc. may be betting on Flash solid state media as the portable storage format of the future, but Hitachi for one isn't ready to give up on traditional hard disk technology just yet.
  AMD Introduces New Tuner Products to Deliver Exceptional HDTV on PCs
AMD is expanding its TV Wonder product lineup that enables HDTV1 on the PC. PCs can now be transformed into high definition digital video recorders with ATI TV Wonder 650 Combo USB, TV Wonder 600 PCI and TV Wonder 600 PCI Express which are available through VisionTek at Best Buy stores across North America.
  Mobile Complete Helps Boost Mobile Deliver Premium Services for New Handsets
In a bid to offer an improved mobile experience to users, Mobile Complete, a provider of mobile application testing, monitoring and support solutions has announced the launch of Boost Mobile Virtual Developer Lab (VDL).
  Google Unveils Copyright Protection Tool for YouTube
It has been in the works for some time now, given how publishing houses and the other production facilities have been demanding stricter enforcement and more positive action from Google to prevent copyrighted video clips from being uploaded on its popular video sharing site, YouTube. Google has been promising swift action for years and finally, is giving content creators what they've been asking for: technology designed to prevent illicit access to copyrighted material on its YouTube video sharing service.
  RGB Communications to Distribute Minicom to UK, Ireland Markets
RGB Communications is a UK technical trade distributor of Audio Visual connectivity, control and presentation products for the commercial and residential markets.
  Sony Ericsson Launches Bluetooth Speaker for Music Phones
Sony Ericsson has announced new Portable Bluetooth Speaker MBS-100 for Walkman phones or most other Bluetooth enabled music phones.
  Interactive Fiction Publisher Malinche Launches Text Adventure Game Library for Nintendo DS
Interactive fiction publisher Malinche Entertainment is adding a new feather in its cap with its fifth birthday celebration. Fans can anticipate fun and exciting announcements from the company in coming weeks.
  Avid Technology Offers New Enhanced Pinnacle Remote Tuners
Avid Technology''s consumer division, Pinnacle Systems, Inc., will be extending its Pinnacle PCTV line of TV tuners, according to an announcement from the company.
  Brightstar to Provide Distribution Services for One Laptop per Child's Give 1 Get 1 Program
Brightstar, a provider of customized distribution and supply chain solutions and long-time partner of OLPC (One Laptop Per Child), have announced they will take on the mission of OLPC, 'Give 1 Get 1'.
  Toshiba Recalls 142,000 DVD Player AC Power Adapters
Consumer electronics maker Toshiba Corp. issued an official recall Tuesday for roughly 142,000 DVD player AC power adapters sold by its U.S. subsidiary, Toshiba America Consumer Products LLC.
  Verizon Wireless and Samsung Intro Gleam Feature Phone
Verizon Wireless and Samsung have introduced a thin new clamshell cell phone, the Gleam (SCH-U700), which both firms expect to attract mobile users in immediately. The major attraction of the Gleam will be that it's ability to interface with Verizon Wireless' V Cast service. With the Gleam phone, you can download the music wirelessly from V Cast, transfer your personal collection to the phone's music player, view wireless TV, download videos, and much, much more.
  Coming to a European Retailer Near You: Sony's 40GB PS3
Starting October 10th, the 40GB PS3 will be available in Europe for €399. Sony will sell a new configuration of its PlayStation 3 video game console, with less built-in storage capacity. It is also cutting the price of its higher capacity 60-gigabyte model by €100 (to €499 euros), as long as supplies last.
  Burger King Announces Entry into Mobile Entertainment
Burger King has signed a licensing arrangement with mobile content provider Mobliss Inc., to create downloadable cell phone games featuring Burger King branded content. The games are scheduled to launch in spring 2008.
  Phone Troubles Slam Casio Shares
After the Japanese maker of watches and mobile phones, Casio, reduced its earnings outlook by nearly 40 percent, shares of the company fell to their lowest level in 32 years Friday.
  Microsoft Intros New Zune Players
As the digital music battleground heats up, Microsoft has revamped its offerings, including new software, new devices and a re-stocked and re-designed online store: Zune Marketplace.
  Cisco Asks FCC for Effective Guidelines for Radio Broadcasting Within the TV Band
Concerned over possible interference with the reception of its cable set top boxes that may be posed by radio technology operating within TV white spaces, Cisco Systems, Inc. asked the FCC in a letter issued today for stringent guidelines with regards to the certification of radio devices that broadcast within that spectrum.
  Microsoft and Bungie Studios to Evolve Relationship
Microsoft Corp. and Bungie Studios have decided to evolve their relationship.Bungie Studios is the developer of "Halo."
  Google Cuts Orkut Ads
As a result of complaints from Brazilians about offensive content found on the social networking site Orkut, Google has opted to remove Orkut ads from it's Web pages. Google said the ads that came from Orkut represented a type of test of online marketing, and that the ads appeared on only 1% of Orkut pages. The social networking site is well known in countries like Brazil and India.
  Sony BMG Music Partners with iO global
iO global, a worldwide provider of integrated mobile content solutions has signed a distribution agreement with Sony BMG and will now be able to offer the entire 300,000+ digital music library of Sony BMG. iO global will use its network operators to deliver the digital music in multiple formats to consumer's mobile devices, PCs and TVs.
  Motorola and Macrovision Settle on New License Agreement
The new license agreement is expected to facilitate faultless mobility and the quick deployment of new devices and services in the digital home.
  Samsung Premieres New LCD Monitor with UbiSync Technology
The new Samsung 940UX Monitor offers a 19" flat-panel USB connected LCD monitor that makes it easy to add a second or third monitor to a laptop or PC, and up to six 940UX monitors on one PC.
  Hitachi Software Debuts the StarBoard FX Duo Multi-Touch Interactive Whiteboard
Hitachi Software Engineering America, a leader in technology innovation, has launched StarBoard FX Duo interactive whiteboard series, set to revolutionize the education industry with new multi-touch interaction capabilities.
  Hackers Post Techniques for Reversing iPhone Update
The battle between iPhone hackers and Apple is reaching new height,s with the hackers getting back at the company and posting instructions to make the phone do what they want.
  Azteq Mobile''s Gaming Solution Offers Rich Gaming Experience to Mobile Consumers
Enriching the deployments of mobile games, Azteq Mobile, the leading provider of advanced, console-class gaming solution and services for mobile devices, revealed the availability of its end-to-end gaming solutions for mobile users.
  RIM Introduces First CDMA-enabled BlackBerry Pearl
Research In Motion has introduced the first Blackberry Pearl smartphone that runs on CDMA networks. The new BlackBerry Pearl 8130 has features like enhanced communication facilities, new software interface, multimedia capabilities, a built-in GPS and support for high-speed EV-DO networks.
  Synaptics Launches Touch Scrolling for Consumer Electronics Devices
Synaptics, a developer of human interface solutions for mobile devices, has come introduced ChiralMotion technology, an advanced gesture that provides an innovative alternative to conventional scrolling.
  Samsung Launches New Beat for Superior Music Experience
Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung) has launched the Samsung Beat, a phone which promises to offer a superior music experience for users.
  Light Blue Optics Closes $26 Million Funding Round
Light Blue Optics announced today the closing of a $26 million Series 'A' funding round, led by Capital-E and Earlybird Venture Capital.
  Sony to Launch Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) TVs in Japan
News out of Japan hit the wires Monday that Sony will soon be introducing what it claims is the world's first television set that uses organic light emitting diode (OLED) technology in its screen.
  BoxTone Announces Availability of Download of BoxTone DST Expert
BoxTone has announced the availability of the download of its highly successful DST Expert for BlackBerry tool, according to a PRWeb news report.
  Verizon Wireless Intros MOTORIZR Z6tv
Offering the 'ultimate in entertainment capabilities' the MOTORIZR Z6tv will include V Cast Music and Video, so entertainment lovers can have 24-hour access to their favorite entertainment offerings.
  Gyration Announces Mobile Wireless Mouse
Gyration, Inc., announced the M2000 Travel Air-Mouse, a compact, mobile wireless mouse featuring UltraSense technology.
  Sprint and Palm Intro New Centro Smartphone for ''Traditional'' Users
Wireless service provider Sprint and mobile phone manufacturer Palm on Thursday unveiled a new smartphone, the Palm Centro.
  Microsoft and Kenwood Sign Broad Patent Licensing Agreement
The agreement will expand the relationship between Kenwood and Microsoft to promote the exchange of information and the incorporation of patented technologies in car navigation systems and other consumer electronics products.
  Microsoft and Kenwood Sign Broad Patent Licensing Agreement
Microsoft and Kenwood have entered into a patent cross-licensing agreement to develop each business' existing and future product lines, with hopes of increasing technological innovation and enhance the overall customer and experience. The agreement will undoubtedly promote the exchange of information and the incorporation of patented technologies in car navigation systems and other consumer electronics products.
  Vodafone Launches Brand Transition Campaign in India; May Trigger a Price War
Vodafone's new advertising campaign in India carried on with the same popular pug that has become a brand ambassador for the Hutch. 'Where ever you go, our network follows,' was the previous slogan with the pug following the child wherever he goes.
  T-Mobile Expands Mobile Phone Portfolio with Two New Sidekicks
Mobile service provider T-Mobile this week added two new phones to its Sidekick product line--the Sidekick LX and the Sidekick Slide--available in October and November, respectively.
  G-mode, Nokia's SNAP Mobile Team to Develop Multiplayer Chess Game
Nokia and G-mode, a leading casual games developer, have teamed to offer more mobile multiplayer games to the global market.
  Nokia and G-mode to Develop Multiplayer Chess Game
G-mode is in fact developing Chess a Moment, an online and turn-based chess game, based on the Nokia SNAP Mobile platform.
  Ericsson Receives 2007 Mobile Entertainment Award
Ericsson is being recognized for its managed global services with the prestigious 2007 Mobile Entertainment Award.
  BroadbandChoices.co.uk Survey Shows Parents Are Not Doing Enough to Protect Their Children From Internet Abuse
A recent survey by UK broadband comparison service BroadbandChoices.co.uk shows that parents are yielding to their children's assurances when it comes to safe internet usage, according to a PRWeb news report.
  Acacia Technologies Acquires Rights to Patent for Vehicle Location Technology
Acacia Research Corporation has announced that Acacia Patent Acquisition Corporation has acquired rights to a patent relating to vehicle location technology.
  EarthLink Confirms Preliminary Agreement for SK Telecom
Helio is the wireless voice and data services joint venture of these two companies. Helio had 130,000 subscribers in August and expects to have between 200,000 and 250,000 subscribers by the end of 2007.
  ModeLabs and Carphone Warehouse Distribute Levi's Mobile Phone
The Carphone Warehouse Group PLC boasts a network of over 2,300 stores in 11 countries and the Levi's Mobile Phone will be available in all major markets within The Carphone Warehouse Group network from October 2007.
  Motorola to Showcase CPEi 300 at WiMAX World USA
Motorola, Inc. announced today that it will demonstrate its award-winning CPEi 300 as part of the live WiMAX experience at the Motorola booth at WiMAX World USA, which takes in place in Chicago, Sept. 26-27.
  Sony Delays Launch of PlayStation 3 'Home' Online Virtual Community
Sony said Wednesday that the launch of its PlayStation 3 (PS3) virtual community service, Home, will be delayed until early next year.
  Optelecom Introduces IP Video Surveillance Products
Optelecom-NKF, Inc. will be introducing new IP-based video surveillance products based on Texas Instruments' DaVinci digital media technology.
  Mobile LifeStyles Unveils First Mobile Text Interactive Video Game
Mobile LifeStyles has unveiled its first text interactive video game for mobile carriers —the 'Wisdom Series' interactive can be delivered by mobile carriers and cable operators through their own servers. The video game is created and distributed by SOFTLoads.biz - a brand of the putitonmycellphone.com family.
  Virgin Mobile USA Intros SMS 2.0 Service for Multi-Party Texting
Text messaging has grown immensely in popularity as an efficient and enjoyable way of communicating. And as new, cutting-edge services make their way into the competitive mobile landscape, newly revamped text messaging that offers even more functionality, is due.
  Linksys Debuts New Line of Home Networking Products
Linksys has announced the debut of RangePlus, its newest line of home networking products. With the RangePlus family of products the consumers have an affordable solution that enables them to extend the coverage of their wireless network.
  Facebook to Offer Incentive Fund for Application Developers
Application developers hoping to catch the fancy of the fast developing social networking trend have more reason to take their task seriously. Apparently Facebook has announced a new program called FBFund to provide grants to developers who are interested in creating applications for the Facebook Platform.
  Magellan Teams up with Zenitron to Market GPS Products in China
California-based Magellan Navigation, Inc. has teamed up with semiconductor distributor Zenitron Corporation to introduce its auto navigation devices to the Chinese market.
  O2 Will Offer Apple iPhone in UK
O2, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Telefonica and a leading mobile operator in the United Kingdom has entered into an agreement with Apple to sell its highly touted iPhone in the UK.
  Networkcar Launches Next Gen Wireless Vehicle Management System
Networkcar has released the Networkfleet 3500 product line, the latest version of its wireless vehicle management system. Networkfleet enables fleet managers to access real-time productivity and efficiency information on virtually every aspect of their fleet operations.
  American Telecom Services Expands Distribution
Several new models of American Telecom Services' top selling product lines, Pay N' Talk DECT 6.0 telephone handsets and its award winning Internet phone, will now be sold through the dotcom of the world's largest retailer.
  D3Publisher Expands Global Mobile Game Offering with Nokia's SNAP Mobile
D3Publisher, a Japanese publisher of hit console and casual games, is using the SNAP Mobile platform to develop connected games for Java-based mobile phones. Already available on Xbox and PlayStation 2, the mobile version of D3Publisher's hit game Earth Defense Force will be available by the end of this year. The Japanese publisher also intends to introduce new mobile connected functionality, as players can battle against alien invaders and jockey for high score fame in an online community while on-the-go.
  Nikon Teams with T-Mobile for HotSpot WiFi Access with New COOLPIX Camera
Nikon recently introduced its new COOLPIX S51c camera, designed to revolutionize the way consumers store and share their photos.
  Samsung Unveils 'iPhone Killer,' the F700
Spurred by the competitive arena, Samsung Electronics, the world's largest mobile phone manufacturer next to Nokia, is well poised to grow and is all set to send a ripple effect in the phone market with its proposed launch of a multimedia touch-screen mobile phone in Europe in November. With this, Samsung hopes to win the current market position held by Apple's iPhone.
  1stWorks' Files2Phones Offers Users Remote PC Data on iPhone and iPod Touch
The new Files2Phones (F2P) offering is an application that display files from a remote PC on a users iPhone or iPod.
  AmieStreet.com and Myxer Enables Consumers to Determine the Price of Ringtones
AmieStreet.com, a fast-growing digital music store with a unique demand-based pricing system has partnered with Myxer to offer its members variably priced ringtones. The companies have chosen to offer "Walk Wit A Limp" as their first ringtone from multi-platinum hip hop and television star Romeo.
  Prevalent Devices announces Windows Mobile 6 Certification for its Phraze-It Touch Screen Keyboard
Phraze-It Keyboard 2.0, the signature product of Prevalent Devices LLC, an innovator of technologies, applications and interfaces applicable to a wide range of mobile devices, is certified for Windows Mobile 6, according to a Business Wire news report.
  Phurnace Software, Inc receives Series A investment from DFJ Mercury
Phurnace Software, Inc., the java application deployment company, has secured a Series A investment from DFJ Mercury, a Texas-based Venture Capital fund affiliated with Draper Fisher Jurvetson of Menlo Park, California, according to a PRWeb news report.
  NewspaperDirect Inc. announces Compatibility of PressDisplay.com with Apple's Safari Web Browser
NewspaperDirect Inc. has announced the compatibility of the world's largest online newspaper kiosk - PressDisplay.com - with Apple's Safari browser for Mac OS X computers, and iPhone and iPod Touch, according to a PRWeb news report.
  Elfiq Networks releases New E Series and Two New Models of Link Load Balancer
Elfiq Networks has released two new models of its Link Load Balancer appliances built on a next generation hardware platform named the E Series, according to a PRWeb news report.
  Darple.com unveils Power Bidding – The Latest Auction Technology
Darple.com, a highly innovative auction site, has released the state-of-the-art auction technology called Power Bidding, according to a PRWeb news report.
  Freescale and AMD Deliver Exceptional Mobile Visuals
AMD will reportedly license unique 2D and 3D graphics technology to Freescale Semiconductor.
  ASUS and NXP Launches Mainstream GPS-Enabled Notebook PC
NXP Software and ASUSTeK Computer have launched the world's first mainstream notebook PC with integrated GPS capability, the ASUS U3S.
  HandHeld Entertainment Launches New Online Video Advertising Network
HandHeld Entertainment has launched ZVUE Networks, a premium online video advertising network aiming to monetize its growing library of professional and user-generated video content.
  blinkx and Utarget Bring Video Advertising to Online TV
blinkx has partnered with Utarget to place video advertising around its video content for UK audiences.
  Clear Channel Radio Supports HD Digital Radio Broadcast on Apple-Compatible Devices
Clear Channel Radio, a radio company catering to local communities across the U.S. recently announced it would provide HD digital radio broadcast for devices compatible with Apple's implementation of a new HD digital radio-tagging feature. The company also recommends all radio broadcasters to fully support this new capability.
  AT&T and Nokia Introduce Nokia 6555 Phone
AT&T Inc. and Nokia have jointly introduced the Nokia 6555 mobile phone, a new handset capable of exploiting AT&T's high speed 3G network and innovative wireless services. With the Nokia 6555, users will be able to access powerful AT&T services via dedicated function keys. By pressing the CV key, Nokia 6555 users can immediately access AT&T's streaming video content service featuring local weather forecasts, the latest in sports and entertainment and broadcasts from leading cable news outlets.
  LG Intros Prada Phone in Australia
LG Electronics and Prada have unveiled the Prada Phone (KE850) in Australia.
  Nokia Introduces Prism Mobile Phones in India
The style conscious consumers of India who do not mind shelling a bit more for an exclusive product now have Nokia Prism to play with.
  Study: Microsoft's Browser Market Share Eroded by 9.5%
Microsoft may be the preferred player in the browser market for most of the people who use Internet. But the company is losing ground, albeit on a small scale, to other aggressive players in the field.
  Microsoft Slashes $50 from Zune Price Tag
Last week, just before Apple Inc. announced an iPhone price cut and additions to its market-leading iPod line, Microsoft announced that it was slashing $50 from the price of its Zune digital media player. The Zune Insider blog stated that the 30-gigabyte Zune now costs $199.
  SanDisk Releases New Video MP3 Player
SanDisk has released the new Sansa View – a video MP3 player that boasts a broad range of features and generous capacity, at an attractive price. Expected to be available in October, the sleek-looking Sansa View features the finest MP3 player attributes and full-motion video support (typically found in larger portable media players (PMPs)).
  WirelessGalaxy.com Expands its Offerings
WirelessGalaxy.com has added to its product line a list of new cellular phones and cellular phone accessories.
  Harmonic's Video Compression Technology Fuels SKY Perfect HDTV Platform
Harmonic Inc., a provider of high-performance video solutions, recently announced the deployment of its DiviCom Electra 7000 high-definition (HD) MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) video encoders by SKY Perfect Communications Inc. for its upcoming direct-to-home (DTH) HDTV platform.
  MediaPhy Unveils MP2011 Solo for Global Mobile TV Applications
MediaPhy has introduced the MP2011 Solo, an all CMOS single-die offering true global mobile TV capability covering DVB-H, Mobile DVB-T, ISDB-T 1-3-13 segment and T-DMB/DAB standards.
  WAAV Announces Compatibility of iPod Touch with WAAV Airbox
With the help of the AirBox, users of iPod Touch can browse the web as well as download iTunes music, even while they are traveling in their vehicles.
  Maxell Launches Recordable Blu-ray Discs for Hi-Def Camcorder Market
Maxell Corporation of America, a provider of advanced data storage media, has developed a new 8cm Blu-ray BD-R write-once and BD-RE rewritable discs for the HD camcorder market.
  Verizon Wireless Releases the Verizon Wireless Coupe
Verizon Wireless recently introduced the Verizon Wireless Coupe -- a slim, stylish and voice-centric mobile phone offering a wide range of features and an easy-to-use interface. The device is the latest addition to Verizon's portfolio that comprises over 30 wireless products.
  Apple Launches the iTunes WiFi Music Store
Apple recently launched a new service for iPod and iPhone users called iTunes WiFi Music Store. In addition to this, the company has also updated its iPod line-up.
  Microsoft and Siemens VDO Team to Develop Automotive Infotainment Solutions
Siemens VDO Automotive AG and Microsoft Corp. have decided to join forces to develop in-vehicle communication, information, entertainment and navigation products. Under the agreement, Siemens VDO has plans to introduce a new generation of automotive infotainment systems that include navigation, high-end multimedia units and interfaces to connect portable electronic entertainment devices using the Microsoft software technology platform.
  Bringing VoIP to the Smart Phone
Rich Tehrani had the opportunity to ask Alex Kravchenko, vice president of sales and marketing at SPIRIT DSP, about the evolution of the IP communications space, VoIP and the direction his company is taking.
  Sharp Releases AQUOS Blu-ray Disc Player in the U.S.
Sharp has launched the new slim-profile AQUOS BD player, model BD-HP20U. The device is reportedly the company's first offering in the U.S. market and first U.S. product outside of the Sharp LCD suite to carry the AQUOS name.
  Motorola RAZR2 Mobile Phone Debuts in U.S.
Motorola has launched its MOTORAZR2 phone in the U.S. The new phone can now be purchased from several national U.S. wireless carriers and through Motorola's online store.
  Virgin Mobile Serves Up a Fresh Slice of Bluetooth
Today, Virgin Mobile USA and UTStarcom Personal Communications introduced a new Bluetooth wireless-enabled handset—the Super Slice.
  Apple Slashes iPhone Price and Gives iPods a Makeover
iPhone, the revolutionary mobile phone from Apple Inc. will be now available with a price reduced by $200, the company announced. The company also discontinued the low-end model and revamped its iPod media player by releasing a novel model called iPod Touch.
  HP Expands Focus on Personal Computing with New Gaming System, Beefed-up iPAQ Portfolio, Other Products
HP unveiled its new strategy for delivering personal computing products to consumers.
  Sony Launches New Widescreen Personal Navigation Devices with Bluetooth Technology
In a bid to make driving easier and safer, Electronics giant Sony has released their latest range of slim-line, wide-screen nav-u personal navigation devices - the NV-U93T, NV-U83, NV-U73T and NV-U53.
  Steve Jobs Announces the Next Wave of Apple Offerings
At a special presentation in San Francisco this morning, Apple CEO Steve Jobs revealed what we can expect next from the technology giant best known for its line of iPod products.
  Glu Launches Popular Asteroids on Mobile Phones Worldwide
Glu Mobile has launched the classic Atari arcade hit, Asteroids, for mobile phones. Atari released the original arcade game in 1979, which became one of the most recognized and successful arcade games of all time. This classic retro space shooter has been reinvented 28 years later specifically for the mobile platform.
  PQI Presents JoyTone U820, a Multi-functional Digital Music Player
Power Quotient International Co., Ltd., a leading maker of memory modules, recently unveiled its multi-functional digital music mp3 player called JoyTone U820. The player with 1.5-inch LCD was recently unveiled during Computex Taipei 2007.
  WolfKing Presents Warrior, a Round-shaped FPS Gaming Keyboard
WolfKing Inc., a provider of advanced gaming interfaces and accessories, recently unveiled a round-shape FPS (First Person Shooting) gaming keyboard called the Wolfking Warrior. Packed with 55 ergonomically positioned control keys, this unique keyboard is specifically designed for gaming enthusiasts who are always on the go.
  Verizon Wireless Introduces the enV Green by LG
Verizon Wireless and LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., have announced the newest addition to the enV family: the enV green by LG.
  SanDisk Unveils Multi Card ExpressCard Adapter for Notebook Computers
SanDisk has launched the SanDisk Multi Card ExpressCard Adapter, offering fast transfer speeds from memory cards to notebook computers without the need to carry cables or external card readers.
  Shuttle Unveils Home Theater System for Media Centre Applications in SFF PC Format
Shuttle Inc., a small form factor (SFF) PC manufacturer, recently launched its mini XPC barebone home theater system, the SG33G5M for media centre applications, currently available in the Korean market only.
  Cypress Powers Sharp's Next-Gen Internet AQUOS Remote Control
Sharp has chosen Cypress's WirelessUSB LP 2.4-GHz transceiver and enCoRe III 8-bit reprogrammable flash microcontroller (MCU) for the innovative remote control used with its Internet AQUOS line of LCD television and PC systems.
  Garmin Unveils Next Generation of nuvi Series
Garmin has announced the nuvi 750, nuvi 760 and the nuvi 770 -- blending the features and functionality of higher-end nuvis with the form factor of the popular 200 series.
  Sony to Launch Limited Edition Ceramic White PlayStation 2
Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc., creators and distributors of the much-admired PlayStation family of products, have decided to render a unique new look to the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system. The company plans to launch a limited edition Ceramic White PlayStation2 in November 2007, so that people can enjoy social gaming along with their family and friends.
  The Mtn. Mountain West Sports Network Teams with Baja Broadband
The Mtn. Mountain West Sports Network and Baja Broadband announced Thursday that The Mtn. is being added to Baja systems in Utah, Nevada and Colorado.
  Nuance Helps TomTom Deliver Voice-Based Navigation Systems
As navigation systems make their way into more and more vehicles, the addition of speech technologies like voice-based functionality into these devices is further increasing their convenience and usability.
  YouTube Wins UK Music Royalty Deal
According to the agreement, the alliance will license 10 million pieces of music to YouTube for an undisclosed amount. According to Steve Porter, chief executive of the MCPS-PRS Alliance, this is the first of its kind of agreement, although some U.S. collecting societies had reached interim arrangements with YouTube.
  BlackBerry Smartphones Play Card Game UNO Classic 2007
Oasys Mobile and Concrete Software have announced the availability of UNO Classic 2007, an Oasys Mobile game on all color BlackBerry smartphones including the new BlackBerry Curve and the BlackBerry Pearl models from Research In Motion (RIM).
  Option Ships HSDPA Embedded Wireless Module to Sony
Option is reportedly supplying its GTM378 HSDPA embedded wireless module to Sony Corporation.
  NTT DoCoMo Launches Two New Smartphones
NTT DoCoMo Inc. and its eight regional subsidiaries have developed and released two smartphones equipped with the Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.0 Japanese-edition operating system.
  Buongiorno Employs Vidiator Xenon Streamer and Encoders to Facilitate WAP-Based Ring Tone Sampling
Italian mobile entertainment company Buongiorno has reportedly opted for Vidiator's multimedia Xenon Streamer as mobile streaming installation. According to a press release, Buongiorno will leverage Xenon's server-side playlist feature to help subscribers sample WAP-based ring tones before purchase.
  Logitech Launches USB Headsets Offering Comfort for PC-Internet Calling, Music, Gaming
Looking for PC headsets to make PC-Internet calling, listen to music and play games? Check out the Logitech ClearChat Pro USB and the Logitech ClearChat Comfort USB headsets.
  Qwest To Offer Ultra-Tough SANYO SCP-7050
For those who are worried about using their delicate handsets in the extreme conditions like dust, heat, etc…, Qwest Communications has added the ultra-rugged SANYO SCP-7050 to its lineup of handsets.
  HTC Introduces HTC TyTN II Smartphone across Europe
Europe will have another smart gadget in its kitty as HTC announced its latest smartphone, called HTC TyTN II, will be available across Europe, according to a report in Tech Gadgets. With this HTC TyTN II smartphone, users can just tilt the screen of their phone to start using e-mail and other applications.
  HTC Introduces HTC TyTN II Smartphone across Europe
Europe will have another smart gadget in its kitty as HTC announced its latest smartphone, called HTC TyTN II, will be available across Europe, according to a report in Tech Gadgets. With this HTC TyTN II smartphone, users can just tilt the screen of their phone to start using e-mail and other applications.
  Sony Announces North American Release of Warhawk for PS3
Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. has announced today the North American release of the highly anticipated title Warhawk, available exclusively for Playstation 3 (PS3).
  Wal-Mart to Market Skype Accessories and Pre-Paid Cards
Skype and Wal-Mart are teaming up to address the growing popularity and demand for Internet communications among U.S. consumers. Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, is offering Skype Certified hardware in the Internet and voice communications area of 1,800 of its stores throughout the country.
  Google CFO Plans Exit
After five and a half years of successful career at the top of the Google as its CFO, George Reyes is planning to leave the company at the end of this year. According to a report in Information Week, George Reyes will assist Google in searching for a replacement for him.
  Casio Releases YouTube Friendly Cameras
Casio is releasing two Exilim cameras packed with YouTube compatible features. These two cameras are the Casio Exilim EX-Z108 and the Casio Exilim EX-V8.
  Synaptics Provides Multimedia Controls for LG MUZIQ Phone
The new LG MUZIQ (LX570) mobile phone will now be a OneTouch configurable solution from Synaptics, Inc., according to news reports. Synaptics is a leader in capacitive sensing interface solutions for mobile computing, communications, and entertainment devices.
  TorrentSpy Shutting Down Access for US Users
The users of TorrentSpy.com in the United States will not be able to access the site for indefinite time as the company has shut down access to U.S. users. According to online news reports, the company has taken this step as it is facing a copyright lawsuit from the motion picture industry.
  Philips and Swarovski Unveil Stylish Computing Accessories for Women
Specifically designed for women, these fashionable accessories include high-end USB memory keys and stereo earphones adorning silver metal and transparent Swarovski crystals.
  Matsushita Will Cover Cost of Battery Replacement: Nokia
The mobile phone maker warned customers Aug. 14 that 46 million batteries made by Matsushita could overheat and offered to replace them for free. The advisory applied to Nokia BL-5C batteries made by Matsushita Battery Industrial Co. Ltd. between December 2005 and November 2006.
  Nokia's SNAP Mobile Provides SINA Mobile Games to Chinese Users
The users of Nokia SNAP mobile in China can look forward to five new exciting games. According to a report in PRNewswire, SINA Corporation has launched five connected mobile games powered by Nokia's SNAP Mobile. SINA Corporation is a leading online media company and value-added information service provider for China and for global Chinese communities. The customers of SINA in China can try games like 3D Pool Hall, Jellypop, Sudoku, and upgraded versions of Link Up and Stone Park, on the company's Web site.
  Nokia Unveils New Personal Navigation Device
Nokia, the world's largest handset manufacturer, has unveiled Nokia 500 Auto Navigation, an efficient in-car navigation and communication device designed to allow users to make hands-free calls, get to destinations quickly, and keep passengers amused with cutting-edge entertainment features.
  Sorenson Communications Recognized for VP-200 Videophone
Sorenson Communications, a provider of video relay services for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals who use American Sign Language (ASL) to communicate has received the Andrew Saks Engineering Award from Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc. (TDI).
  Nokia Retains the Top Spot in Mobile Phone Sales
According to a report on eWeek.com, research firm Gartner has noted Nokia as still being the world's favorite mobile phone seller-- maintaining its top spot for the second quarter in a row, with sales of more than 100 million units.
  STMicroelectronics Designs GPS Chipset for Garmin
STMicroelectronics has launched volume production of its Teseo GPS engine designed for use in certain Garmin Portable Navigation Devices (PNDs) and handheld GPS receivers.
  Toshiba Enhances Notebook Computer Speakers with MaxxAudio Technology
Waves Audio Ltd., a company the makes audio signal processing tools as well as semiconductor devices under the brand name Maxx, recently announced that its MaxxAudio technology is being used by Toshiba in that company's Qosmio G40 and F40 notebook computers.
  Microsoft Recalls its Xbox Racing Wheel
Microsoft is recalling its Xbox 360 wireless racing wheels. The company stated that a component in the wheel chassis may overheat and may release smoke when the AC/DC power supply is used to operate the wheel.
  Bexy Debuts with iMirror Wireless Remote Music Manager and Video iPod Dock
Bexy has opened its doors for business, and has announced its fully featured and versatile iMirror Wireless Remote Control Docking Station for iPod. The new release remotely displays content data while it controls, and plays Music and Video connected to entertainment systems.
  LG Intros 5.1 Million Pixel Camera Phone
Cutting edge technology always garners attention and LG Electronics is no exception. One of the top electronics developers in the world, LG is presenting an all new technological innovation: A 5.1 million pixel camera phone, which it has dubbed "Viewty."
  NXP Enhances HDTV Viewing With New Quad Input Receiver Chip
NXP has launched a new HDMI 1.3 receiver chip, the TDA19978HL, which improves the audio and video performances and lowers the costs of high-definition (HD) audio/video receivers.
  Canon Focusing on YouTube and Flickr
Online video sharing via social networking has peaked the interest of many corporate entities from a variety of industries that looking to develop products to support that space. According to a recent report in SiliconRepublic.com, Canon is the latest in that line.
  ZTE Features Zi Corporation's eZiType Predictive Text Software
Zi Corporation's predictive text software with auto-correction, eZiType, is now available on ZTE D90 phone, to be marketed by TELUS, a national telecommunications company in Canada. Thus, the ZTE D90 becomes the first mobile handset in the world to feature both Zi Corporation's eZiType software for enhanced data input speed and accuracy, along with the Digit Wireless Fastap keyboard.
  Bebo Enters Into a Partnership with Microsoft
It's a well known fact that social networking sites are the flavor of the new Internet era. People are increasingly getting drawn to various social networking sites like Facebook, Bebo and MySpace. According to recent reports, it's now the turn of corporate bigwigs to get lured by the prospects in social networking arena. According to a report in Information Week, Social networking site Bebo will partner with Microsoft and use its Windows Live instant messaging service to simplify the exchange of contacts on its site.
  Stealth's PC-450 Computer Fits in the Palm of Your Hand
For specialized telecom and other applications demanding a small form factor, the PC-450 Duo Core Small Form Factor PC from Stealth Computer should fill the bill nicely.
  Leap Wireless and Samsung Release New Clamshell Mobile Phone
Leap Wireless International and Samsung Telecommunications America have announced the availability of the Samsung u340, a versatile clamshell phone for Cricket customers.
  Google Sued by American Airlines
Google is in trouble again, this time for using the name of one of the biggest air carriers in the U.S. — American Airlines — allegedly without permission. According to news reports, Google allegedly used American Airlines' name to trigger paid ads for competitors. The trademark-infringement suit seeks a court order to halt Google's policy of letting advertisers buy trademarked names as keywords. The complaint also seeks cash compensation.
  Microsoft Xbox Elite Now Available in India
After creating a dedicated fan following and many controversies all over the world, Tech Whack is reporting that Microsoft will launch its Xbox Elite in India. The company is already selling the other two variants of the Xbox 360 in the Indian market including the one with a 20GB hard disk and the one without any hard disk. The Xbox Elite, which sports a premium black finish, and signature metallic detailing, comes with a component HD cable and HDMI cable.
  NextGen Venturi Launches Venturi Mini
With the new solution, customers have an entirely new way to entertain themselves while driving.
  NXP Launches USB-Driven Digital Headset Solution for Mobile Phones
Leveraging the USB 2.0 standard, the new solution from NXP shifts the core audio streaming functions to the USB connector on the host device, alongside the existing battery charging and PC synchronization functions. This addresses the market need for ultra-thin devices with a simplified design and a single standardized connection interface, enabling a marked reduction in bill-of-material costs and a quicker time to market.
  Multiply Introduces Mobile Version of Social Networking Site for iPhone
Multiply, Inc. has brought the web functionality of its social networking site to users of the popular iPhone by developing an extremely robust mobile version of its Multiply.com site.
  Envivio 4Caster M2 Shortlisted For Award
Envivio's 4Caster M2 mobile TV encoder has been shortlisted for Cable and Satellite International's Product of the Year Awards 2007 in the category of "Best Mobile TV Technology or Service."
  Virgin Mobile USA Debuts First LG Wireless Handset
Virgin Mobile USA has announced the first LG Electronics handset to join its line-up. The new Aloha cell phones are being shipped to Virgin Mobile retailers across the U.S. this month.
  Meebo Brings Instant Messaging to the iPhone
This was bound to happen. As Web-based Instant Messaging continues to enjoy widespread acceptance and popularity among mobile users, the latest wonder gadget in the market, iPhone, was expected to provide users with IM services that will complete the list of "must-have" features in the iPhone. Now, according to a report from Business Wire, meebo, a Web site for instant messaging (IM) has announced that it is iPhone ready.
  Yahoo Tops Google in User Satisfaction Ranking
According to a study released by the University of Michigan, Yahoo! has received a better rating than its immediate rival Google.
  Nokia N95 Smartphone Wins European Media Award
Even as Nokia recalls a number of suspect mobile phone batteries, the company found reason to celebrate today as the Nokia N95 multimedia computer has been voted 'the European Media Phone of the Year 2007-2008' by the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA). EISA is the leading association for consumer electronics in Europe and it has chosen the Nokia N95 phone due to its amazing features, according to a report in PRNewswire.
  Vulnerability Found In Yahoo Messenger
Everyone knows that one can make new friends from all corners of the globe using messenger services like Yahoo Messenger and MSN. But few realize that if used carelessly, these messengers could be the breeding ground for harmful viruses that take control of your system and wreak havoc with your system security. According to a report on vnunet.com, a new vulnerability has been discovered in Yahoo Messenger.
  HP Unveils Compact Portable Printer
HP Korea has recently launched a portable photo printer. The HP Photosmart A626 Compact Photo Printer, packed with a 4.8-inch wide touchscreen, is the largest ever attached to a portable printer. The new product line also includes four feature-rich inkjet MFPs with enhanced economic features.
  BenQ Unveils its 24-inch LCD Monitor to Empower the Console Gamer
If you are an ardent gamer, who enjoys all the action on a widescreen, the latest professional 24-inch gaming LCD monitor from BenQ Korea is bound to get your adrenaline pumping. BenQ Korea, a subsidiary of the BenQ group of companies, recently unveiled its latest LCD monitor, the FP241VW, which features an overscan function.
  Clarion Intros Portable Navigation Device for Japanese Motorcycle Riders
Clarion, a manufacturer of consumer electronics for use in automobiles, recently unveiled a new navigation device in the Japanese market that is designed for motorcycle riders.
  Optoma Intros Home Entertainment Projector with Built-in Speakers and DVD Player
Optoma, a manufacturer of projectors and HDTV products, recently launched a new portable digital home entertainment projector with integrated speakers: the Movie Time DV11.
  InfoSonics to Resell Additional Novatel Wireless Data Products
InfoSonics Corp. will add products to its reseller agreement with Novatel Wireless. According to the agreement, products like Novatel Wireless line of Merlin PC Cards, Merlin ExpressCards and Ovation USB modems will be sold by InfoSonics to network operators in the United States, Central and South America.
  Logitech Introduces Premium iPod Audio for the Bedroom with the Pure-Fi Dream System
Logitech established a new category of iPod speakers today with the introduction of the Pure-Fi Dream Premium Bedroom Music System.
  Fujitsu Siemens Pulls out of PDA, GPS Business
Is it doomsday for PDA phones? Hailed as the invention of the new age just a few years ago, PDA phones are now facing stiff competition from Smartphones. According to a report in Laptop focus, Fujitsu Siemens will shortly pull out of the PDA and GPS business.
  Energizer Introduces Portable Power Device for iPod
This fall, Energizer Holdings will release Energi To Go, a lightweight portable power device for iPod. Powered by two Lithium batteries, Energi To Go will maximize power transfer to the iPod via its intelligent control chip. Its flip design functions as a stand while charging.
  Nokia Warns of Defective Mobile Phone Batteries
In the latest episode of defective consumer product batteries, mobile phone supplier Nokia has released a product advisory for the Nokia-branded BL-5C battery, manufactured by Matsushita Battery Industrial Co. Ltd. of Japan between December 2005 and November 2006.
  AT&T, LG Unveil Trax Phone
AT&T Inc. and LG Electronics MobileComm USA. Inc. have jointly introduced the new trax by LG - a multipurpose clamshell-shaped device featuring an ultrathin design, 3G HSDPA data speeds and the convenience of stereo Bluetooth functionality. With the AT&T Mobile Music, trax enables users to listen to music on the go.
  AT&T Launches Motorola RAZR2 V9
AT&T Inc. has introduced Motorola RAZR2 V9 – a 3G-powered, 2.0 megapixel, clamshell mobile phone. The RAZR2 V9 comes with AT&T Mobile Music that helps customers sideload music from eMusic, MusicID song recognition service, XM Radio Mobile, The Buzz music news portal and Music Videos. The MobiTV-capable handset offers streaming live TV as well.
  BlueAnt Wireless Selects CSR's Multimedia BlueCore Technology
BlueAnt has announced that its new BlueAnt Z9 Bluetooth Headset incorporates CSR's BlueCore-Multimedia platform. This allows the company to produce a headset which offers superior sound quality, power efficiency and an all-round greater audio experience.
  Celluon Plans to Launch CL850, a 3D Laser 'Virtual Keyboard'
Celluon, a leading Korean manufacturer of portable input applications, is planning to launch a virtual laser keyboard called CL850 in early September this year. The new portable input device will render a similar environment with existing keyboards.
  Skype Now Available on iPhone
Skype, the popular peer-to-peer Internet telephony network, will now be available on Apple's iPhone, according to Skype's parent company SHAPE Services.
  Skype Now Available on iPhone
Skype, the popular peer-to-peer Internet telephony network, will now be available on Apple''s iPhone, according to Skype''s parent company SHAPE Services.
  Skype Now Available on iPhone
Skype, the popular peer-to-peer Internet telephony network, will now be available on Apple's iPhone, according to Skype's parent company SHAPE Services.
  China's Online Book Buying Rises as Its Reading Ratio Drops
As China's national reading ratio has decreased in the past six years, its online book shopping has grown dramatically.
  Toshiba Recalls Laptop Batteries
As reports about laptop batteries which overheat and burst are coming from different parts of the globe, a report in Techweb News said that Toshiba has issued its second recall in a month for the allegedly faulty Sony batteries which could overheat and burst into flames. In July, the company had recalled 10,000 batteries in Satellite and Tecra notebooks. This was done after the company reported that at least two notebooks burst into flames allegedly involving a faulty Sony battery.
  Blockbuster Acquires Movielink
Well-known movie rental company Blockbuster has acquired Movielink.
  Universal Music Group to Sell Songs without Copy Protection
For long, the tussle between the music industry and the companies that sold the music online has been about the unprotected selling of songs online. The music owners have been stressing for the use of DRM technology to prevent the songs from being distributed illegally. But now, according to a report in Reuters, one of the biggest music companies in the world, Universal Music Group, has decided to sell the music of some selected artists without the customary copy-protection technology.
  IXI Mobile Selected In Mobile Solutions as Ogo Distributor in Malaysia
Wireless product and services provider IXI Mobile, Inc., announced this week its selection of In Mobile Solutions as its distributor in Malaysia.
  Twiddle a Twist on High Quality Bluetooth Audio
Ever seen a speaker that is adjustable into several positions, dances like the B-Boys, and lets you aim the sound in different directions? Take a look at Twiddle, the latest Bluetooth speaker from B-Speech (www.b-speech.com), a company known for its design of advanced electronics devices laced with innovative functions.
  BPlay and PopCap Jointly Release 'Chuzzle' for BlackBerry Users
BPlay, a developer and publisher of mobile entertainment, provides games, music, graphics, themes and lifestyle applications through its entertainment portal, www.bplay.com, to nearly 80 percent of global BlackBerry users. Recently the company released Chuzzle, a fun game from Research In Motion (RIM), in collaboration with PopCap Games, a leading multi-platform provider of easy-to-learn "casual games." The new game is specifically designed for BlackBerry Smartphones.
  viliv X2 FLASH: A Unique Multimedia DMB Navigator
Yukyung Technologies Co., Ltd, a leading Korean manufacturer of networking equipment, recently unveiled a unique multimedia DMB navigator called viliv X2 FLASH.
  AmericanGreetings.com Launches Web-to-Mobile Greeting Card Service
American Greetings Corporation has launched a mobile e-card service that allows cell phone users to receive specially designed e-cards on their mobile handsets.
  Panasonic and Verizon Certify Toughbook 52
Panasonic Computer Solutions and Verizon have announced the certification and availability of the new semi-rugged Toughbook 52 with built-in access to the EV-DO Revision A-based BroadbandAccess service from Verizon Wireless.
  Microsoft Wins Reversal of MP3 Patent Decision
Microsoft Corp. has won a reversal of MP3 patent decision against Alcatel-Lucent, according to a report in Cnet news. Judge Rudi Brewster of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California felt that previously, the jury had improperly indicted Microsoft of infringing on two patents laws belonging to Alcatel-Lucent.
  SanDisk Collaborates with Ducati to Design 4GB USB Flash Drive
Talk of racing-inspired motorcycles with unique engine features, classic designs, advanced engineering, and unmatched sophistication, and the first name that strikes you in all probability is Ducati. Not surprisingly then, product designers from global companies are drawing inspiration from the superior engineering and cutting-edge design using which Ducati was able to built an enduring motorcycle legacy.
  Bluedelta Launches Green Upgrade of MILESTONE CAT5-Video System
After the success of its award-winning MILESTONE CAT5-Video system, Bluedelta has launched a more environment-friendly upgrade, MILESTONE 2.0.
  Report: iPhone Will Change the Smartphone Market
ABI Research has predicted that the smartphone market segment will grow from 218 million units in 2007 to 426 million units in 2012.
  Sony Recalls Digital Cameras Due to Casing Defect
In response to discovering a flaw in the metal coating at the bottom of its DSC-T5 Cyber-shot, Sony is recalling approximately 350,000 of the digital still cameras.
  Samsung Unveils Ultra Mobile PC
South Korean electronics giant Samsung has collaborated with Intel and Microsoft to challenge the limits of mobile technology and deliver reportedly the world's first ultra mobile PC (UMPC), called Q1.
  Acer Rolls Out New Design for Consumer Notebook PCs
These two notebooks feature the latest Intel Centrino mobile technology. Aspire 5920 is a highly-versatile multimedia powerhouse PC that combines Acer's exclusive Empowering Technology together with the Acer Arcade software suite and the Aspire 4710 is an entertainment notebook backed by Intel Core 2 Duo mobile processors and radiant graphics.
  Report: Automotive HDD Shipments to Rise Five-fold by 2013
Hard disk drives have traditionally been the province of desktop and laptop computers, but the drives are now being adopted by automakers for storing and playing back digital audio and video content, thanks to the explosion of digital multimedia infotainment systems in cars.
  Sony Heads Back to Court
Sony Entertainment America is once again being hauled into court by a company claiming patent infringement, this time the consumer electronics maker allegedly swiped technology for the cell CPU used in its popular PlayStation 3 gaming console.
  Logitech Builds a Better Mouse (And Keyboard)
Hardware outfit Logitech has designs for capturing an even bigger chunk of the gaming market with two beefed up products aimed at scoring PC gamers around world. The company today announced major redesigns to its already popular keyboard and mouse products.
  Cisco to Terminate the Linksys Brand
It's been just over four years since Cisco announced it had completed its acquisition of Linksys, and now, CEO John Chambers has removed any doubt over whether the Linksys brand would endure. In a roundtable with members of the European media, Chambers acknowledged that Cisco would be phasing out the Linksys brand, replacing it with the familiar grey-green Cisco Bay Bridge logo.
  Sony Ericsson, Orange Extend Music Collaboration
A Swiss launch will follow shortly after with further launches also planned in France and across the rest of Orange's European footprint. MobileAct Unsigned content will be available across the three platforms of TV, online and mobile and various local activities such as artist sponsorship. Joint advertising campaigns will also hit Orange's nine European markets soon.
  Laskys Adds Satellite Navigation and Communications Products
Currently, Laskys has products in categories such as LCD TVs and plasma screen TV's, DVD players, desktop PCs, laptops and home cinema categories. When Laskys brings these products to the market, it will take the number of Laskys' products for sale to nearly 900.
  SED International Launches GreenSky Business MasterCard
Diamond said that they chose GreenSky because of their understanding of the channel and ability to provide unique financing options which can make an important difference for the business owner.
  Motorola to Build Projectors Into Mobile Devices
According to a report in Information Week, Motorola this week signed a deal to incorporate projector technology from Microvision in mobile devices. This deal makes it possible for the people to project pictures and video on a wall or other large surface.
  iPhone Boosts AT&T Cell Phone Sales
The hype that iPhone generated months before its release and which continues to drive subscribers to AT&T, has also improved the wireless music cell phone sales of the wireless carrier and provided a boost to AT&T's cellular business. Furthemore, the free publicity generated by iPhone popularity has increased sales of many other mp3 capable mobile devices as well — most of which come with a substantially smaller price tag than the iPhone.
  Nokia Hires Digital Chocolate to Develop Games for N-Gage Platform
Nokia has hired California-based mobile games developer Digital Chocolate to create games for the N-Gage platform, which launches this fall.
  The iPhone Has Been Hacked
First came the hype, followed by unprecedented fan following all over the world. Now, iPhone, one of the most talked about gadgets in recent times, is coming under intense scrutiny from the experts. According to published reports, a computer security firm in the United States has found a huge security hole in Apple's popular new iPhone. According to the firm, hackers can take any files they want, ranging from emails to text messages to phone numbers, from any user's iPhone without the user's awareness. In other words they can take total control of your device!
  VAM Acoustics Launches Vocal Acoustic Monitor
VAM Acoustics has launched its patent-pending Vocal Acoustic Monitor (VAM), a device designed to improve vocal quality and tone and allow singers to deliver their best performance.
  VoodooPC Launches 17-inch Widescreen Notebook PC
The Intel Core 2 Extreme processor integrated into the ENVY H:171 adds new levels of realism to the gaming experience. The CPU is capable of producing maximum throughput irrespective of the quantity or complexity of applications. With such powerful specifications, users can run as many applications as they want.
  Software Develop Sonic Licenses Blu-ray Disc Authoring Engine to Adobe
Sonic Solutions has licensed its AuthorScript BD, a Blu-ray disc authoring and burning engine, for use in a range of Adobe Systems applications.
  Datawind Intros PocketSurfer2
DataWind, a provider of wireless web access products and services, has launched PocketSurfer2, an ultra-thin, ultra-portable Internet communications device. With Pocketsurfer2, the customers can get the original graphic intensity of the Internet rapidly and wirelessly to the palm of their hands, free.
  Canon to Set Up $541M Factory in Tokyo
Wondering if there is enough demand for digital cameras and supporting accessories? You bet! If the recent announcement by camera manufacturer Canon is anything to go by, the demand for cameras will only increase in the years to come.
  iPhone Can Increase Mobile Video Usage : Survey
A survey by media research firm Interpret, LLC, claims that the Apple's iPhone has the potential to increase growth in mobile video usage, among both iPhone owners and owners of regular cell phones.
  Intel Teams with One Laptop Per Child to Bring Technology to Developing World
Intel and One Laptop per Child (OLPC) have teamed up to bring the benefits of technology to the developing world through synergy of their respective programs. Under the agreement, Intel and OLPC will explore collaborations involving technology and educational content.
  Allworx Releases New Software to Power its VoIP Phone Systems
Allworx has released Allworx System Software version 6.7 and Call Assistant 2.1, bringing more advanced capabilities to its VoIP phone systems for small and medium sized businesses.
  User Centric Research Evaluates Usability and User Experience of the iPhone
In a bid to determine overall ease-of-use factors and general usability issues among motivated early adopters of iPhone who had experience with the iPhone within the first week of ownership, Chicago-based usability consultancy User Centric, Inc. conducted a usability test with iPhone customers
  Study Evaluates Long-Term Usability and User Experience of iPhone
Chicago-based usability consultancy User Centric Inc. has conducted a usability test with iPhone customers who purchased their iPhones on the first day of its U.S. release. The goal of this study was to determine overall ease-of-use factors and general usability issues among motivated early adopters who had experience with the iPhone within the first week of ownership.
  BelCompany Offers Parrot Bluetooth Accessories
BelCompany is offering its clients four Parrot handsfree kits and three wireless multimedia products. Additionally, customers are being offered free fitting whenever they buy a telephone and a Parrot handsfree kit.
  Botnet Threatens iPhone Online Buyers, Reports PandaLabs
PandaLabs, a company that analyzes Internet security, is warning consumers seeking to buy the new iPhone online about a botnet that is being used by cyber criminals to bring would-be iPhone purchasers to a false page that appears just like an iPhone page.
  NXP's LifeVibes BlueSound Available on CSR's BlueCore5-Platform
NXP Software's LifeVibes BlueSound music package along with its LifeVibes BlueVoice voice enhancements is now available on CSR's BlueCore5-Multimedia platforms.
  Alltel Hue by Samsung Available at Alltel Wireless, Shopallte.com
The Alltel Hue by Samsung is now exclusively available at shopalltel.com and Alltel Wireless retail locations.
  WorldMate Offers Free Services for Nokia S60 Users
MobiMate, a leading provider of travel services for mobile devices, is offering its WorldMate solution free to Nokia S60 smartphone users.
  RTS Releases Portable Security Suite, Offers Free Trial
The Portable Security Suite has been released by Research Triangle Software, a developer in secure and branded electronic commerce solutions. The RTS Portable Security Suite is available now and offered free of charge by way of a 30 day trial version for anyone who owns a USB flask drive or iPod mobile digital device.
  Logitech Launches Rechargeable Cordless Air Mouse
Logitech has released the Logitech MX Air Rechargeable Cordless Air Mouse, a versatile laser mouse that works on the desk and in the air.
  AirDrives Launches Hybrid Earphones
AirDrives hybrid earphones with InAir Technology was launched at the DigitalLife Press Preview in New York on July 12.
  Microsoft Unveils New Video Game Releases for Xbox 360
Microsoft Corp. showcased its new lineup of holiday blockbuster hits and exclusives for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system on the eve of the E3 Media & Business Summit (E3).
  TiVo Subscribers Offered Enhanced Options with Amazon Unbox Videos
TiVo Inc., the creator of television services for digital video recorders (DVRs), and Amazon.com Inc. have announced that TiVo subscribers can now browse, purchase and rent Amazon Unbox movies and television shows directly from the TV screen via their TiVo box.
  Streaming Networks iRecord Desktop Supports iPhone
iRecord helps users store their video and music content on their iPod, iPhone (via iTunes), Sony PSP, and many other USB-based portable devices.
  Microsoft & Disney-ABC Bring Movies to Xbox LIVE
At the E3 Media & Business Summit, Microsoft Corp. and Disney-ABC Domestic Television announced their agreement to bring feature films from The Walt Disney Studios to U.S. members of Xbox LIVE, according to report published by Microsoft.
  NetSuite's SuitePhone Lets Execs Manage Their Businesses from Their iPhones
Business execs who are planning to replace their BlackBerry with Apple's new iPhone can rejoice in the fact that the iPhone now supports NetSuite's Enterprise Resource Planning and Customer Relationship Management software.
  Broadband National and Cable Partners Bundle Digital Services and HD Flat-Screen Televisions
Broadband National has partnered with Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Charter Communications to create a Web site targeting the growing HDTV marketplace.
  Interactive Fan Network tested by Nintendo
Called the Nintendo Fan Network, the innovative network uploads a program onto the user's DS Lite and enables fans to order food and drinks, watch the live television feed of the game, access stats and scores and play trivia, all from the comfort of their seats, whether it's a premium seat behind home plate or in the top row of the stadium.
  Software MacKiev Unveils This Day in History-- Educational iPhone Software App
The application is based on a widget by the same name from the company's World Book Multimedia Encyclopedia. It displays a calendar page for each historical event that happened on the same day. For instance, it displays July 6 as the birth day of John Paul Jones, a United States naval hero. Similarly, events corresponding to a particular day in history are automatically shown each day.
  Sony Unveils New 80GB Model of PlayStation 3
Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. (SCEA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., is globally recognized for its PlayStation family of products.
  Sony Apologizes For Violent Game
With its new Playstation and newer features, Sony is all set to capture the markets in the gaming world. But the company may have got too enthusiastic in its effort to attract the gamers. According to a report in Associated Press, the company had to a public apology Friday for a violent video game that features a bloody shootout inside an Anglican cathedral. But the protestors aren't completely satisfied. The company has not catered to the Church of England's demands that the company withdraw the game.
  Quickoffice v4 for MOTORIZR Z8 Launched
Quickoffice has announced the availability of its software for Motorola's newest Symbian OS multimedia slider phone, the MOTORIZR Z8.
  Zippi Networks Uses AT&T Cellular Services
Zippi Networks will use AT&T's cellular services to enhance the capabilities of the Zippi Handheld, an enterprise-level palmtop device for conducting an online auction from anywhere.
  Volantis Launches BuzzCast 1.1 Solution
Volantis has launched a new version of BuzzCast that enables more dynamic and immediate information access for consumers using mobile devices.
  Apple Offers Battery Replacement for iPhone
Apple Inc., has announced a battery replacement program for its all-in-one iPhone device.
  Samsung Launches Music Service for Its Digital Music Players
Samsung Electronics Company has launched a digital music service designed to work seamlessly with its K3, K5 and T9 digital music players.
  EU Suspicious of Movie Studios' Motives