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SUN :The World’s First Solar Powered Bluetooth Headset

“Looking back over the years at the Bluetooth headsets I’ve purchased for my own use, I soon realized that they too had gone the way of the hands-free car kit for the same reason–another cord to carry and another device to charge. Ugh.

So, it was with great enthusiasm that I ordered the Iqua SUN for a Portelligent teardown, to see how advances in Bluetooth and integrated solar power could enable a Bluetooth device that may never need to be plugged in”…. <More>

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Could TransferJet Wirelessly Replace Your USB Cables?

“Unlike  Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and soon Ultra WideBand and Wireless USB, Sony’s TransferJet technology isn’t proposed as a disruptive transmission force: it uses electric induction to transmit data rather than the radiation field antennas used by 802.11 Wi-Fi kit.

This means that TransferJet won’t interfere with or be degraded by any surrounding radio signals “…. <More Via Tech Radar>

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TOP 10 Wireless Innovations 2008

#8 Talkster  
Talk can’t get any cheaper than with Talkster, the only service providing free long distance, international and group conference calls from any phone on any network

 #5 Ribbit
Not another phone company, but a new kind of  phone company—one  that boasts an open platform that enables developers to easily integrate voice into almost any kind of Web application and powerhouse partnerships with salesforce.com and Adobe”…. <WIRELESS INNOVATIONS 2008>2008

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Move over iPhone: 5 User Interface Advances to Watch in 2008

# 2 Skyfire is a free, downloadable Windows Mobile smartphone browser touted as a “better than iPhone” experience. In addition to enabling full audio and video, Flash content, QuickTime, advanced Ajax and Java, Skyfire displays web pages in miniaturized form, a la iPhone, with a SmartFit feature that resizes each article’s text to fit within each individual handset’s display.
# 4 Zeemote’s patented Zeemote JS1 is a handheld, Bluetooth-based controller promising near-console gameplay for mobile devices”…. <More>

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The Stone UMPC

“The killer feature on the Stone UMPC though is a module docking bay located on the righthand side of the screen. Modules inlude webcams, GPRS and, fitted to this unit, a tiny detachable bluetooth VoIP phone”…. <MORE>

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ASUS PDA P750 HSDPA, WiFi, Bluetooth, USB GPS Phone

“With complete 3.5G high speed network coverage (HSDPA 3.6Mbps), Tri band GSM (GSM 900/1800/1900), WiFi (IEEE 802.11 b+g), Bluetooth V2.0+ EDR, USB 1.1 and a built-in GPS antenna, the P750 truly allows the user to be connected to the world. What’s more, it comes with a complete range of exclusive business features to aid the business-oriented consumer in their daily work”….  <More>

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Consumer Electronics Show 2008: The cool, the useful & the goofy

“With more than 2,700 companies from around the globe showing off their latest and greatest products, there’s always plenty to see at the annual International Consumer Electronics Show.Sure, there are the biggest of big screens and cellphones and computers of every shape, size and colour.

But then there’s all the other stuff that’s just as cool, useful, or goofy.

Here’s a small sampling, straight from the exhibit halls of CES last week in Las Vegas”…. <More>

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Solar Bluetooth GPS Receiver Review

The solar battery can contribute something like 15 mA to the overall power. This means the receiver only needs to draw 30 mA from the rechargeable battery, and can therefore theoretically run for 30 hours, assuming the sun is shining all the time, day and night. Hum, something’s not sound here… If I just knew what … 😉

This also means that if you want to run your receiver exclusively from the solar battery then you can use it only one third of the time it is exposed to the sunlight. To completely recharge an empty receiver with just the solar battery takes 60 hours – five days if you assume 12 hours of sunshine each day and the receiver always being in optimal reception. This is highly unlikely, so don’t throw that USB charging cable away just yet”…. <More>

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Ubiquitous connectivity – WiFi ? WiMax ? or Cellular?

Question: “Ubiquitous connectivity – WiFi ? WiMax ? or Cellular?

What do you see as the next coming up technology for ubiquitous connectivity? WiFi or WiMax or 3G or EVDO ? Any other ? Will the emergence of this technology be region specific ? If so, which one is likely to be the one in Asia, US and Europe ?

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“What do you see as the next coming up technology for ubiquitous connectivity? WiFi or WiMax or 3G or EVDO ? Any other ? Will the emergence of this technology be region specific ? If so, which one is likely to be the one in Asia, US and Europe ?

“The big question is – can WiMAX catch up w or replace Cellular adoption and maturity? Intel and Samsung would like to make it the big connect-anywhere feature for new UMPC’s, but I note that for instance Sprint just delayed its planned US rollout – so we have to wait and see.

Korean WiBro is a Govt supported service up and running, and I have heard that Indian operators will now look to WiMAX for gaining cheap RoW into cities and across slums areas instead of trenching-in fiber”….   Via Linked In Answers

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Vtech LS5145: Expandable Cordless Phone With Bluetooth

“VTech unveiled a hip-looking landline phone system which can also take and receive cellular calls via Bluetooth. The new LS5145 is priced at around $150.

The VTech LS5145 has a self-described “ultra-modern” design. This cordless phone system, expandable up to 12 handsets, functions in the 5.8GHz wireless spectrum and sports a full color display and blue backlit keypad. In addition to landline calls, this system can be paired with up to eight Bluetooth devices, letting one take calls from their cell phone on the LS5145 handset when within range”….  <More>

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Later with The HTC UMPC-Shift

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I Have linked to news of this upcoming release of the HTC  Shift UMPC  <Here> , well now a review is out via Pocket Lint< The move to Vista means that you’ll be able to do anything you could do on a laptop (it will be interesting seeing what it’s like playing games on it) albeit with a smaller screen and HTC promise the usual 3 to 4 hours when in Vista mode.

When it comes to connectivity, HTC has included tri-band HSDPA as well as Wi-Fi, to get you working on the move, and very much like HP with its QuickPlay offering that allows you to play DVD‘s without booting up the operating system, there is SnapVUE to access the phone’s functionality>… <Full Review Here>

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Video: Toshiba UWB Laptop Demo

LAS VEGAS—At CES 2007, Toshiba gave us a taste of the first Ultra-wideband (UWB) docking station in action, possibly a sign that UWB is taking a stronger foothold in the wireless networking industry. UWB uses USB 2.0 technology to transfer data wirelessly between two computers. Currently, the device only works with the Toshiba R400-S4931, a sleek convertible tablet that has the look of a 13-inch MacBook, except with tablet capabilities.

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DisplayLink’s USB 2.0 Monitors

“DisplayLink is developing new and  ways of connecting displays to computers – ways that will transform how people make use of displays.  DisplayLink has successfully challenged the limitations of current display connectivity to deliver a highly interactive user experience across a network or USB 2.0 connection. Adding extra displays to the desktop, whether directly or through accessories such as docking stations is now easier than ever. This exciting new technology is available in silicon or PCB designs. It can be directly embedded into displays – or incorporated into a wide range of standalone accessories.

DisplayLink technology can be integrated into several potential applications, wherever a display is required over a standard wired or wireless interface at a low cost, including:

Wireless monitors and projectors
Wireless digital picture frames
USB2.0 monitors and projectors
USB2.0 to VGA/DVI dongles
Universal USB 2.0 notebook docks with VGA/DVI
Ethernet-based thin clients
External displays through USB 2.0 and Wireless

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A Video Reviw of The Sony Ericsson MBW100 Bluetooth Watch

Sony Ericsson MBW100 Bluetooth Watchhowardchui1 min 45 sec – Nov 2, 2006Here&apos;s my quick review of the Sony Ericsson MBW100 Bluetooth Watch”… The watch allows you to review your calls wireless an dreject them or control the MP3 player in your phone without taking it out of your pocket…. Check out the video… v=385SISfXUNU

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NTT DoCoMo Mobile Future: Super 3 G-Vision 2010

NTT DoCoMo, Japan‘s innovative telecom company makes a series of videos of it its vision for our mobile future. Pretty cool.

Parts 2 & 3

 

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Slideshow: The Top 10 Hottest Cell Phones In Spring 2007 Are…

  1. Motorola RAZR (all colors)
  2. BlackBerry Pearl (all colors)
  3. LG Chocolate (all colors)
  4. Samsung A900M
  5. Motorola i850
  6. Motorola Buzz ic502
  7. Sanyo Katana (all colors)
  8. Sony Ericsson w810i
  9. Nokia 5300 XpressMusic
  10. Motorola v325i

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In 2008 Computer Cables Will Become Obsolete

“Chip designer Alereon Inc. said Monday it is releasing the first chip that uses a frequency band that is legal all over the world for wireless USB, a technology with the potential to cut the tangle of cables surrounding computers.The new chip could prove an important step in persuading computer makers to incorporate the technology. A few wireless USB products are already on the US market, but they send and receive signals over a frequency that is not legal in most of the world because of potential interference with radar.The underlying radio technology is called ultra-wideband, or UWB, and uses frequencies far above those usually employed for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, cellular phones and other wireless technologies. The speeds it can reach are similar to the current capabilities of USB 2.0″…. <More>

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Hi-Tech Wealth launching World First Light Power Mobile Phone

“HiTech Wealth is a leading mobile digital devices developper located in China. This innovation-driven company recently announced the successful creation of the first light-powered phone Designed with the very latest technology, it can charge using the light of a simple candle”.

The distinction between a solar or light-powered cell phone is essential. Hi-Tech Wealth created a phone able to collect energy from indoor lightning or a candle. Thus, 1 hour of exposition gets you 40 min of talk time. Other characteristics include a microSD slot and a 1.3 MP digital camera”…. <More>

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Introducing The 5-inch Ultra Mobile PC- Intel-Concept ‘Donley’

“SEOUL, Korea (AVING) — <Visual News> Intel introduced a 5-inch portable concept PC ‘Donley’ during Computex Taipei 2007. It features 5-inch LCD, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS and wireless WAN”…. <More>

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Video: Palm’s First Mobile Companion Product- The Foleo

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